Margaret Mliwa

Program Officer @ Ford Foundation East Africa

Margaret Mliwa is a program officer in Eastern Africa, based in Ford’s Nairobi office. She has more than 20 years of social justice experience, working with government, civil society, and philanthropy to advocate for and implement policies that champion community-driven youth programs with an emphasis on youth voice, rights-based approaches, and strengthening leadership and capacity development among youth-led networks and organizations.

She has been instrumental in catalyzing and nurturing the growth of local, national, and global youth social justice movements to push for government accountability and responsiveness, and to put mechanisms in place for meaningful youth engagement to improve resource distribution and service delivery.