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Indigenous Knowledge Systems
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Social Innovation
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Gendered Liberation
Gendered Liberation
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History & Heritage
Social Relatonships
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Culture
Culture
Engaged citizenship
Engaged citizenship
Food Systems
Food Systems
Health & Wellbeing
Health & Wellbeing
Systems Design
Systems Design
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Economy
Economy
Social Innovation
Social Innovation
Gendered Liberation
Gendered Liberation
Climate & Ecology
Climate & Ecology
Climate & Ecology
Climate & Ecology
Gendered Liberation
Gendered Liberation
Social Innovation
Social Innovation
Economy
Economy
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Systems Design
Systems Design
Health & Wellbeing
Health & Wellbeing
Food Systems
Food Systems
Engaged citizenship
Engaged citizenship
Culture
Culture
Social Relatonships
Social Relatonships
History & Heritage
History & Heritage
Climate & Ecology
Climate & Ecology
Gendered Liberation
Gendered Liberation
Social Innovation
Social Innovation
Economy
Economy
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Systems Design
Systems Design
Health & Wellbeing
Health & Wellbeing
Food Systems
Food Systems
Engaged citizenship
Engaged citizenship
Culture
Culture
Social Relatonships
Social Relatonships
History & Heritage
History & Heritage
Climate & Ecology
Climate & Ecology
Gendered Liberation
Gendered Liberation
Social Innovation
Social Innovation
Economy
Economy
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
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Systems Design
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Health & Wellbeing
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Food Systems
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Engaged citizenship
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Culture
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Social Relatonships
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Featured Courses

Join live and self-paced courses on culture, consciousness, social and systems change.
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Global reading - Radical hope and black mattering

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ABC City
Jul 17 - Aug 11
LIVE COURSE

Global reading - Radical hope and black mattering

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ABC City
Jul 17 - Aug 11
LIVE COURSE

Global reading - Radical hope and black mattering

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ABC City
Jul 17 - Aug 11
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Cultural Architectures: Building Afrocentric Realities

Jul 2
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Jul 25
Explores how culture shapes our collective reality and how we can actively participate in its evolution. Discover Afrocentricity as a framework for social change, and leverage the unique cultural assets of your community to be an architect of change.
Live course

Restorying Afro-descendant Women and Social Change

Apr 9
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May 29
Explore the roles, power, and agency of African and black women in society. Learn from a collective of scholars, cultural workers, and wisdom carriers, who challenge traditional narratives to highlight African and black women not merely as participants in their own stories but as pivotal architects of change.
Self-paced

Designing Africa and the Diaspora

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"Designing Africa and the Diaspora" explores the transformative power of social design in African and Afro-diasporic communities, examining both historical and contemporary practices to envision and build just, thriving futures. It equips participants with the knowledge and tools to address today's complex challenges through creative and community-driven solutions.

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Designing Loving Worlds Workshop
Guided by the question, 'what does it look like to return love to the systemically underloved?', this 2-hour workshop invites us to first, consider how design upholds structural violence and armed with this knowledge, begin to carefully imagine new ways of being together towards personal and collective healing.
June 20, 2024
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Nurture change in Yourself and the World.

We are in the midst of global transformation and our future is ours to define. Ijeruka offers access to world-changing ideas and network of visionary change-makers that spans disciplines, generations and geographies. Together, we're designing a future that amplifies the brilliance and agency of people of African descent. Join impactful dialogues and cultivate transformational skills to learn, grow, and lead in ways that matter.
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The ijeruka exerience

CAREFULLY Curated content
Every course and event we offer is carefully designed and facilitated by subject-matter experts, offering a rich, immersive learning experience that blends soulfulness and intellectual rigour with real-world relevance.
Engaged global community
Ijeruka's global community unites open-minded people who seek a deeper understanding of themselves, each other and the world we live in. Join hundreds of inquisitive minds eager to be at the forefront of change.
Diverse experts
As an African woman-led platform, we're steadfast in presenting a diverse array of perspectives, intentionally featuring renowned experts, emerging voices, and overlooked wisdom from a variety of backgrounds, identities, and disciplines.
fLexible Learning
Our combination of on-demand content and live, interactive classes accommodates diverse schedules, ensuring you can engage in deep, transformational learning no matter your timezone or daily commitments.
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See why ijeruka is loved by our learners

I appreciated having this experience of being with my fellow people internationally, the intellectual insights, the creativity... This is something I want to be more involved in and want to take a lot of this experience to the Caribbean from St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
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Warren Mitchell, St Croix
I had never seen or used community as a platform and it super seamless, visually exciting and engaging. Keren was amazing at holding space and creating a sense of intimacy amongst new faces. I can't wait for the next one!!!
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Dyani Douze, Haiti / Zimbabwe
What a wonderful opportunity to experience the gifts of our ancestors together in an open, honest space. It was clear some healing was done, minds were opened and ideas for the future were forged! I am grateful to have come across this wonderful guidance. Thank you!
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Katie George
Keren’s Meeting Our Griots course is one my spirit will remember for lifetimes. It’s been a long while since I’ve joyfully anticipated showing up for collective study, eager to listen and reflect upon African life and literature. Each session felt like a communal gathering, which takes skill and trusted intuition to facilitate through virtual spaces. I’m continually grateful for the many resources, questions and frameworks woven throughout that I know I will return to again and again.
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Denise Shanté Brown, USA
I appreciated the vulnerability in this space and that there wasn’t so much pressure to know it all yourself, like there can be in academia and higher education. You brought yourself, you brought your own experience, your lived knowledge, and that was what was important.
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Valencia Lagbo
Ijeruka has been a joy. I came to the course seeking purposeful alignment in my work, and an alternative path to fulfillment that is not trauma-based. Through Ijeruka, I had the experience to visit different timelines, imagine and discuss alternative futures, and deepen my appreciation for Diasporic intellect, community and consciousness. I would recommend Ijeruka to anyone who is seeking futures where they exist in wholeness.
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Anthena Gore, USA
I highly encourage anyone curious on what Ijeruka has to offer and I promise you will not regret it! There was a great deal of engagement among like-minded individuals from different backgrounds, including NGOs, Human Resources, DEIB experts, Psychology, Academia, etc. It was a wonderful experience to learn together, reminisce together and be awestruck by the lessons.
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Nicolle Ndamu, Kenya
 I cannot recommend Ijeruka highly enough! From the incredibly accomplished and knowledgeable speakers to the capacity of the facilitators to create the right environment for discussion, Ijeruka met all of my expectations. I could totally do it all over again! 
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Kaya Bryce, UK
The course was unsettling at first, then I realised that it was an invitation to re-imagine the world. By taking the course, I was able to challenge myself into new ways of thinking and appreciating the challenges I will face in my professional life.
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Cheikh Traoré, Mali
It was refreshing to have so many experts from such different backgrounds and walks of life teaching across a variety of topics. This course was definitely a reminder of how the various aspects of our lives and societies are interconnected and essential to our collective Black liberation. I really enjoyed it. 
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Tamara Isaac, Haiti
Thank you so much for a beautiful course! I was able to enrich my learning and appreciated that we heard from people based across the globe. I look forward to more courses in the future.
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Keisha Bruce, USA
The Ijeruka Space and platform felt like coming home. The sessions were well organised, and they took us on a deep journey that connected us to various aspects of being black and African, and feminist. The online platform was very interactive, and they provided multiple modes of learning.
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Mageda Elsoyo, Kenya

Learn from the most impactful minds of our time

Dr. Pumla Dineo Gqola
South Africa
Writer & Academic
Uzoma Orji
Nigeria
Creative Technologist
Panashe Chigumadzi
South Africa
Award winning writer
Neema Githere
Kenya
Cultural theorist
Jessica Horn
Uganda
Women's Rights Advocate
Hakim Adi
Nigeria / UK
Historian
Dr Bayo Akomolafe
Nigeria
Philosopher & psychologist
Dr Jaimee Swift
USA
Founder of Black Women Radicals
Chao Tayiana
Kenya
Digital heritage specialist
Arielle King
USA
Climate Justice Educator
Dr. Pumla Dineo Gqola
South Africa
Writer & Academic
Uzoma Orji
Nigeria
Creative Technologist
Panashe Chigumadzi
South Africa
Award winning writer
Neema Githere
Kenya
Cultural theorist
Jessica Horn
Uganda
Women's Rights Advocate
Hakim Adi
Nigeria / UK
Historian
Dr Bayo Akomolafe
Nigeria
Philosopher & psychologist
Dr Jaimee Swift
USA
Founder of Black Women Radicals
Chao Tayiana
Kenya
Digital heritage specialist
Arielle King
USA
Climate Justice Educator

Ijeruka is your bridge to a broader world view

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Ijeruka is your compass in the voyage of self-discovery and personal growth.

Join holistic learning journeys that feed your sense of purpose, broaden your horizons, and awaken the world-builder within you. With Ijeruka, you'll be equipped to lead inner and outer transformation, both personally and professionally.

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Encourage confidence, challenge the status quo, and drive collective learning. Our vibrant community offers a tailored space for your team to interact with a spectrum of minds, build their network of peers, and cultivate transformational skills. Through our interactive programs, your team will partake in the cross-pollination of ideas, igniting collaborations and forming profound connections that transcend disciplinary and geographical boundaries.

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