AN AWARD WINNING INSTITUTE
Anthropological Association of Kenya
To promote the scientific study and professional practice by encouraging the development of all branches of anthropology.
To enhance the contribution of anthropology to the promotion of the public welfare/good, and peace and prosperity.
To advance the scientific interest and inquiry in anthropology and all related areas of knowledge and practice.
WHO WE ARE
Committed to Excellence
The Anthropological Association of Kenya (AAKe) is a professional association of anthropologists and professionals engaging in anthropological work as reflected in the specialized domains of anthropology.
The Association’s idea was conceived when the alumni and staff of the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi saw the need for a national body of anthropologists. Although there were institutional associations in different universities, alumni groups, and social media groups, a nationally representative formal body could better advance anthropology as a science and as a profession in Kenya: an association was in the making.
In early 2020, a group of anthropologists initiated the process of formal registration of the Association under the Societies Act with the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi as its headquarters.