Ciku Kimeria

Ciku Kimeria

Ciku Kimeria is an author, journalist, communication and strategy specialist, adventurer and travel writer. She writes both fiction and non-fiction focusing on African stories that need telling. She is the current Quartz Africa Editor and a  longtime contributor to Quartz, having  authored almost 60 articles for the site, on topics as wide-ranging as the perils of traveling with an African passport to the optimism inspired by Africa’s first non-fungible token (NFT) art collections. She is the author of two mystery novels (Dance of the Monkeys and Of goats and poisoned oranges), and has written for a variety of outlets, including African Arguments, OkayAfrica, and The Africa Report. Ciku has a wealth of communication and project management experience, having worked for and served as a communication advisor to Dalberg Advisors, Open Society Initiative of West Africa, and The Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund. She has traveled to 56 countries, 23 of them in Africa. She has a bachelor of science degree in management from MIT and speaks English, Swahili, and French.

Geographic experience

North America, Africa, Continental Europe


English, French (Medium)

Experience as a coach (formal/informal)

3-5 years

Experience as a facilitator

5+ years

UFacilitator stage


Food and agriculture, Environmental sustainability, Healthcare, Education, Skill development and employability, Microfinance, Gender equity, self-help groups, women-led businesses, Financial inclusion, International development, Energy, Race equity, Technology, Policy making, Entrepreneurship


Areas of development and learning

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