Maurice Makoloo

Director, Eastern Africa

Maurice Makoloo

Director, Eastern Africa

Biography

Maurice Makoloo is the foundation’s representative in Eastern Africa, overseeing all grant making in the region from Ford’s office in Nairobi. Maurice has worked to advance progressive reforms and secure rights and opportunities for all people in the region. His priorities have encompassed 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.