Anne Kamau

Anne Wairimu Kamau is a social science researcher, based at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, Kenya. She is the Deputy Director of African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), Center of Excellence for Non-communicable Diseases, hosted by the University of Nairobi. Her background is in Social Work and Sociology with specialisation in health and development, focusing on socio-cultural dimensions, adolescent health and sexuality, malaria prevention and control, and health care system aspects. She also conducts research on transport and development; children travel and safety, social protection among informal economy workers, and gender issues. She teaches post-graduate courses in Social Policy and Development, Transport and Development, and Population, Health and Development.


Recent publications:

Kamau Anne and Wright Tessa (2022). Tackling Gender-based Violence and Sexual Harassment in the Public Transport Sector: The Role of Key Actors. In Wright, T., Budd L., and Ison, S., (Eds), Women, Work and Transport (Transport and Sustainability, Vol. 16), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 37-51. ISBN: 978-1-80071-670-4, eISBN: 978-1-80071-669-8.

Kamau Anne and Mitullah Winnie (2022). Women entrepreneurs creating value in informal public transport enterprises in Kenya. In  Yousafzai Shumaila et al., (Eds), Research Handbook of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Value Creation, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp 164 - 175. Print ISBN: 9781789901368, eISBN: 9781789901375.

Kamau Anne (2021). Informal transport worker organizations and social protection provision in Kenya. In Riisgaard, L., Mitullah, W., & Torm, N., (Eds), Social Protection and Informal Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Routledge, Francis & Taylor, pp 99 - 121.

Kamau Anne and Mitullah Winnie (2021), Kenya: Building a supportive regulatory environment for women entrepreneurs. In OECD, Entrepreneurship Policies through a Gender Lens, OECD Studies on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, OECD Publishing, Paris.

Kamau Anne, Kamau, P., Muia, D., Baiya, H., & Ndung’u, J., (2018). Bridging the entrepreneurial gender gap through social protection among women small-scale traders in Kenya. In  Yousafzai, Shumaila et al., (Eds), Women Entrepreneurs and the Myth of ‘Underperformance’. , Edward Elgar Publishing, pp 159–172. ISBN: 9781786434494, eISBN: 9781786434500.

Associate member
University of Nairobi