Kyende is a Feedback Trainer and supports the Product Team at Feedback Labs. She is originally from Nairobi, Kenya, and has also lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Paris, France. Kyende is a strong advocate for decolonizing development. Kyende is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where her senior honors thesis looked to understand the Black Consciousness Movement of apartheid South Africa as an ontological resistance movement. In addition to her passion for supporting positive social change, Kyende enjoys creative nonfiction, writing, reading, hiking, and playing soccer in her spare time.
Decolonizing and democratizing approaches are pivotal to creating real impact and change within the development world.
Perceiving feedback as an opportunity for growth rather than an attack on ego.
Development is not a linear progressive narrative.