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Economy
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Social Innovation
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Gendered Liberation
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Climate & Ecology
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Social Relatonships
Social Relatonships
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Culture
Engaged citizenship
Engaged citizenship
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Food Systems
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Systems Design
Systems Design
Indigenous Philosophies
Indigenous Philosophies
Economy
Economy
Social Innovation
Social Innovation
Gendered Liberation
Gendered Liberation
Climate & Ecology
Climate & Ecology
Heritage
Heritage
Social Relatonships
Social Relatonships
Culture
Culture
Engaged citizenship
Engaged citizenship
Food Systems
Food Systems
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Systems Design
Systems Design
Indigenous Philosophies
Indigenous Philosophies
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 Philosophies
Indigenous Philosophies
Systems Design
Systems Design
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Food Systems
Food Systems
Engaged citizenship
Engaged citizenship
Culture
Culture
Social Relatonships
Social Relatonships
Heritage
Heritage
Climate & Ecology
Climate & Ecology
Gendered Liberation
Gendered Liberation
Social Innovation
Social Innovation
Economy
Economy
Indigenous Philosophies
Indigenous Philosophies
Systems Design
Systems Design
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Food Systems
Food Systems
Engaged citizenship
Engaged citizenship
Culture
Culture
Social Relatonships
Social Relatonships
Heritage
Heritage
Climate & Ecology
Climate & Ecology
Gendered Liberation
Gendered Liberation
Social Innovation
Social Innovation
Economy
Economy
Indigenous Philosophies
Indigenous Philosophies
Systems Design
Systems Design
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Food Systems
Food Systems
Engaged citizenship
Engaged citizenship
Culture
Culture
Social Relatonships
Social Relatonships
Heritage
Heritage
Climate & Ecology
Climate & Ecology
Gendered Liberation
Gendered Liberation
Social Innovation
Social Innovation
Economy
Economy
Indigenous Philosophies
Indigenous Philosophies
Systems Design
Systems Design
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Collective Healing & Wellbeing
Food Systems
Food Systems
Engaged citizenship
Engaged citizenship
Culture
Culture
Social Relatonships
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introducing a new era of pan-African education.

We are in the midst of a global transformation, and our future is ours to define. Ijeruka is the learning nexus of a Pan-African Renaissance, amplifying world-changing ideas through virtual learning experiences with brilliant African-descendant minds. Explore the wealth of wisdom people of African descent hold, and experience impactful dialogues across disciplines, generations and geographies.
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Why Ijeruka?

Curated content and experiences
Every course and event we offer is carefully designed and facilitated by subject-matter experts, offering a rich, immersive learning experience that blends soulfulness, 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 learn, share knowledge, and grow together.
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.

Featured Courses

Join live and self-paced courses on culture, consciousness, social and systems change.
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
LIVE COURSE

Global reading - Radical hope and black mattering

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ABC City
Jul 17 - Aug 11
Live course

Restorying Afro-femininity

Apr 9
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May 29
Join us in an intimate odyssey through the narratives of African descendant women, exploring the power of memory, sisterhood, and identity. Engage with scholars, wisdom carriers and cultural workers in a bold retelling of Afro-femininity that opens up new paths for collective transformation.
Self-paced

Designing Africa and the Diaspora

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Explore the possibilities and challenges of shaping African and diaspora futures in this dynamic and interdisciplinary online course. Learn to design for collective liberation and belonging in a time of polycrisis.
Self-paced

Meeting Our Griots: Sobonfu Somé

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This 3-week study is an invitation to use African literature and storytelling as technologies for ancestral knowledge-sharing, healing and revelation. Taught by Ivorian literary curator, Keren Lasme, Meeting Our Griots: Sobonfu Somé is a multi-dimensional exploration of African indigenous philosophies on intimacy, kinship and community, centring the work of Burkinabé author, Sobonfu Somé.

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See why our programmes are loved by our community

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 voices of our time

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
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

Join Ijeruka to resensitise, re-indigenise and rethink our systems and relationships. Acquire new knowledge and skills that you can apply directly to your own life and work.
Ijeruka is your compass in the voyage of self-discovery and personal growth.

Join learning journeys that feed your curiosity, broaden your horizons, and awaken the world-builder within you. With Ijeruka, you'll step beyond traditional education into a world shaped by collective wisdom.

Invest in holistic growth

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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  • Learning and development initiatives
  • Team perks & benefits
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Step beyond traditional education into a world shaped by collective wisdom.

Go beyond textbook learning; Connect with a deep and diverse wellspring of knowledge that traditional education and media often overlook. You'll have access to some of the best minds of African descent, without any geographical limitations.