Daniel Masinde joined Natural Justice in May 2020 as an Environmental Justice Fellow in the Nairobi Hub, working across several Environmental Justice programmes. He is deeply passionate about the recognition, protection, and promotion of human rights with a bias for the rights of women, minorities, and indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.
Daniel has a degree in law from the University of Nairobi and has acquired skills in research, monitoring, and evaluation, and building sustainable partnerships. He hopes to advance the socio-environmental rights of communities during his time at Natural Justice.
He has previously served as a project officer at the Centre for Minority Rights Development where he advocated for the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities at the national level – incorporating lessons learned from working with indigenous communities at the grassroots. He also served as a Research Associate at Kumekucha Afrika Consultants where he, most notably, assisted in the development of a Gender and Social Inclusion Policy for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) – the country’s electoral body.
Daniel believes in indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination: so that they may determine how they want to live their lives while still being afforded the highest quality of life by the State. He regards his work as a labour of love.