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Wanja Laiboni

Wanja Laiboni founded Crafting Kenya, which supports R&D and production for global design brands, leveraging Kenya’s craft and materials heritage. A multilingual entrepreneur from Kenya, Wanja trained in Milan, Italy alongside leading Italian designers and iconic brands. Previously, she managed multi-million dollar grant portfolios and projects for US non-profits in Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Caribbean. Purposefully merging her education and professional experiences, Wanja brings a practical understanding of how Africa’s cultural capital and rich raw materials can further global creative vitality and sustainable commerce, if backed with appropriate infrastructure, financing, exposure and compliance with international standards