Eva Maria Anyango Okoth
Legal Fellow: Kenya
Eva Maria is a Legal Fellow with the Kenyan team. She was offered the position after winning the Extractives Baraza Moot Court Competition in February 2018. Natural Justice had offered a paid legal fellowship to the winner of the competition.
During her legal fellowship, Eva Maria supports the paralegal and programme teams to solve environmental problems and build the capacity of communities to advocate for their rights. She also works with various civil society organizations to comment on relevant laws and project impact assessments.
Eva Maria graduated from Kisii University with a Bachelor of Laws. She has also successfully completed the Bar Exams at the Kenya School of Law and a six-month pupillage programme at the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice. She has been admitted to the Bar of Advocates.
Eva Maria has a keen interest in championing for the rights of vulnerable people by finding sustainable solutions to problems that affect them. While she acknowledges the importance of and the right to economic development, Eva Maria also believes that the environment should be used in a sustainable way in order to improve the lives of people.