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Nkirote Koome

Associate

Nkirote  Koome

Location

Nairobi

Region

  • Global

Function

  • Grants & Investments

Impact Area

  • Independent Media

Nkirote Koome

Associate

Nkirote focuses on sourcing and evaluating funding opportunities for Luminate’s Independent Media impact area. 

Before joining Luminate, Nkirote was a Regional Programme Associate at the Ford Foundation. During her time there she worked in grant-making to enhance the civic representation of young people across East Africa, protect community interests in resource rich areas in Kenya and Uganda, and advance diverse forms of storytelling across Africa.

Prior to this, Nkirote was a Programme Officer for the Clinton Foundation where she coordinated a multi-stakeholder initiative to restore degraded landscapes in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Nkirote previously was a Programme Associate for Act, Change, Transform (ACT). Here she helped implement a funding facility aimed at increasing citizens’ participation in natural resource management in Kenya.

Location

Nairobi

Region

  • Global

Function

  • Grants & Investments

Impact Area

  • Independent Media