About Opwak

History

OPWAK Association

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OPWAK was founded in 2019, out of a need to create global visibility for the online working community in Kenya.
A group of online workers in Kenya came together and realized that even though Kenya is full of talented individuals, especially the youth, opportunities were not enough to create and maintain a thriving online workers’ community that would see individuals lift themselves out of low-income households to either middle income or high-income households.
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The idea for OPWAK was thus born, and the group of online workers took the necessary steps to come up with the mission, the vision, the bylaws, the core values and the strategies that would see online workers come together and work towards creating numerous opportunities for online freelance work.
The organization is the first of its kind in Kenya, and as the online freelancing industry grows, OPWAK will continue being at the forefront to provide a network for mutual support and advancement in the industry.

WHO WE ARE

Online Professional Workers Association of Kenya (OPWAK) is a non-profit organization and the voice of Kenya’s online workers. It brings together online workers in Kenya with the aim of providing a wide range of resources that will help the members to excel in their chosen profession.

Headquartered in Nairobi, OPWAK is run almost entirely by member volunteers, all of whom are also online workers.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  1. To be the recognized professional Association for online workers in Kenya
  2. To unit all online workers in Kenya
  3. To advance and champion for the rights and interests of online workers.
  4. To foster linkages with like-minded Associations globally.
  5. To bring members together and promote networking within and without the Association.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to SUPPORT existing freelancers and engaging with government and corporates on their behalf. We also want to WELCOME new professionals in the freelance industry, enlighten them on training opportunities, and promote online work as a viable alternative to regular employment.

We want the WORLD to know that there is a huge pool of skilled professionals in Kenya with the right infrastructure and training to support their business needs remotely.

OUR VISION

To create a network for mutual SUPPORT, ADVOCACY, and LOBBYING in order to advance the freelance industry and open up remote job opportunities for professionals; To guide both freelance professionals and potential clients on freelancing and outsourcing opportunities in Kenya.

OPWAK’s Role

  • Be the recognized professional Association of choice for online workers.
  • Unite online workers and bring recognition to their professions.
  • Advance and champion for the rights and interests of online workers.
  • Reduce unemployment by creating awareness about job opportunities online.

  • Foster linkages with like-minded Associations globally.
  • Bring members together and promote networking.
  • Promote financial welfare members.
  • Provide information that will assist online workers negotiate for better rates.
  • Skills development

Fields Recognized

Online workers Fields

Accounting & Consulting
Sales & Marketing
Customer Service

Our Team Leaders

 Opwak Officials

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Timothy Munene
Chairman, Board Member
Eric-Mwangi
Eric Waweru
Vice-Chairman, Board Member
Frida
Frida Mwangi
Secretary, Board Memeber
Felix
Felix Kipyego
Treasurer, Board Member

 Opwak Board Members

Ruth Gitau
Ruth Gitau
Board Member
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Robert Muita
Board Member
Carol Mwango
Carol Mwango
Board Member
John Mundati
John Mundati
Board Member
Steve Reinns
Steve Reinns
Board Member
Nimo
Nimo Njuguna
Board Member
Teresios
Teresios Bundi
Board Member
Michelle Wambugu
Michelle Wambugu
Board Member

Our Advisors

 The power engine

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Future Adviser
Company
Director
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Amir Anwar
University of Oxford
Researcher