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Eastern Africa

Maurice Makoloo

Representative Nairobi

Maurice Makoloo is representative for the foundation in Eastern Africa, overseeing all grant making in the region from our office in Nairobi. Maurice leads the foundation's efforts to advance progressive reforms and secure rights and opportunities for all. The office's priorities include strengthening democracy and the efficacy of local civic organizations; addressing gender inequalities, particularly pertaining to low-income women; improving livelihood opportunities for rural and urban poor people, including addressing disparities in land control; and promoting open access to media that enable free, fair and diverse forms of expression.

Before joining the Ford Foundation in 2012, Maurice served as director of the Institute for Law and Environmental Governance, a leading environmental research and advocacy institution based in Nairobi. Maurice was appointed by the Council of the Law Society of Kenya to serve as the convener of the Society's Environmental Law Committee, a position he has held since 2005. Recently, he concluded a six-year term as the secretary to Kenya's Public Complaints Committee on the Environment—a post to which he was appointed by the Minister for Environment and Mineral Resources.

Maurice holds an LL.M and LL.B, both from the University of Nairobi.

Issues and Initiatives

Maurice Makoloo manages the regional strategy in Eastern Africa integrating the following initiatives:

Issue Initiative
Democratic and Accountable Government
Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Justice
Economic Fairness
Sustainable Development
Freedom of Expression

Maurice Makoloo is a member of the following initiative team:

Issue Initiative
Democratic and Accountable Government



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