Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO

Directory Sheet

Last updated: 23-06-2022


Date of creation: 2004

UNIMA Kenya P.O Box 46040
100  NAIROBI  Kenya


Brief history
UNIMA Kenya was established in 2004 as an NGO, nurtured by Family Programme Promotion Service (FPPS), the pioneer puppetry organization in East and Central Africa. The organization aims to bring together all the puppeteers and organizations interested in the development of the art of puppetry in Kenya and East Africa as a means of communication and education. The Centre attempts to represent the interests of Kenyan puppeteers in the international forums. It promotes and presents the art of puppetry to reflect the talent and cultural treasures of the country.

Important projects and achievements
UNIMA Kenya in partnership with FPPS has implemented several puppetry projects such as: Puppets Against HIV/AIDS, Puppets and Therapy, Puppets for Good Governance, Puppets for the Environment, Sanitation and Community Health, etc.

1. President – Phylemon Odhiambo Okoth
2. Vice President – Neema Bagamuhunda
3. Secretary – Fedelis Kyalo
4. Vice Secretary – Veronica Silanka
5. Treasurer – Daniel Otieno

Upcoming events

Last news of the UNIMA Center

Tomorrow’s puppetry in Africa – A look back at the last two workshops

In May were held the last two workshops of the project ” Tomorrow’s puppetry in Africa “. Second francophone workshop: ” Puppetry and dramaturgies in public space “. The workshop for French-speaking African countries on the theme ” Puppetry and dramaturgy in public space ” was led by Alessandra Amicarelli (Italy) and Athanase Kabré (Burkina […]

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Turning the spotlight on training in the puppet arts 18 November 2022 – 14:00 (2pm), CET Fedelis Kyalo / Dr. Tom Odhiambo / Phylemon Odhiambo Okoth Join the Zoom session: ID: 819 6299 9228 Access: 616746 View it live on Facebook here.

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