Noemie Njangiru is the regional head of the department for culture and development at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, the regional office for sub-Saharan Africa.
Trained as a cultural anthropologist, she has lived in various African countries, working on projects related to arts and culture. From 2009 to 2012, she worked on her dissertation focusing on the transnational networks of contemporary artists in Nairobi. Afterwards she worked at the Goethe-Institute Nairobi and was involved in several cultural projects, among them the Mwangalio Tofauti II exhibition on contemporary Kenyan photography and the Ten Cities project that investigated and brought together the club cultures of various African and European cities. From 2013 to 2015, she advised Goethe-Instituts worldwide from the head office in Germany.
On the Music In Africa Board, Noemie is responsible for human resources, together with Jens Cording.