Eileen Wakesho Mwagae

Director, Land, Environment and Climate Justice , Nairobi, Kenya

Eileen Wakesho is the Director of the Community Land Protection Program. She brings about ten years of experience in the Development Sector with a focus on Women’s Land Rights and Land and Natural resource governances. Prior to joining Namati, Eileen served as the Women’s Land Rights Advisor for Oxfam International. Women Land Rights Advisor at Oxfam International where she focuses on carrying out influencing work that draws on national work and grassroots women’s experiences and leads to greater attention to women’s land and property rights in all relevant policy arenas globally.

Eileen has also worked with Kenya Land Alliance, Development PolicyManagement Forum, NCCK and Kenya Institute for Public Policy, Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).

She has co-authored a peer reviewed book on informal justice mechanisms and formal courts in Kenya and Engagement with Local Communities: Land and Conflict. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. She is alumni of Landesa’s Women Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program in the USA and Sydney’s Law School Gender and Transitional Justice Fellowship.