Firoze Manji

Firoze Manji (PhD) is a Kenyan, currently resident in Québec. He has more than 50 years’ experience in international development, health and human rights. He is the publisher of Daraja Press ( and Adjunct Professor at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is the recipient of the 2021 Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association. He is a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin, Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford (2001-2016), and Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies ( He is the founder and former editor-in-chief of the prize-winning pan African social justice newsletter and website Pambazuka News ( and Pambazuka Press/ Fahamu Books ( / He is a member of the editorial review board of Global Critical Caribbean Thought, a member of the editorial board of Nokoko, Journal of the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, and a member of the international advisory board of the journal Philosophy and Global Affairs. He is a Senior Research Fellow of the Global Centre for Advanced Studies, and is a board member of He has published widely on health, human rights, development and politics.