Mnena Abuku is associate professor of Drama and Theatre. She is a consultant in Development Communication and a social justice writer. She has facilitated several development projects working for the advancement, improvement and welfare of women and girls in disadvantaged areas and rural communities. She is a research fellow with Open AIR, including having been an Open AIR Queen Elizabeth Scholar – Advanced Scholar Fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (CIPIT), Strathmore University. Her research interests include gender, innovation, entrepreneurship, development, education and inclusion, women and the environment, human rights, and women in agriculture and food security.