Maurice Makoloo

Maurice Makoloo is the Regional Director, Ford Foundation, Office for Eastern Africa. Maurice joined the Foundation on January 16, 2012. Previously, Maurice was the Director of the Institute for Law and Environmental Governance (ILEG), a leading environmental research and advocacy institution based in Nairobi that has been a longstanding grantee of the Ford Foundation. At ILEG, Maurice initiated and led a range of research and advocacy campaigns to advance sustainable development and effective governance over natural resources. As a legal practitioner, he has prosecuted many public interest cases on behalf of local communities and other vulnerable groups.  He also served  a six-year term as the secretary to Kenya’s Public Complaints Committee on the Environment, a position to which he was appointed by the Minister for Environment and Mineral Resources. Maurice also served as the inaugural Convener of the Environmental Law Committee of the Law Society of Kenya .