Maryama Farah is a Senior Programme Officer in the Kenyan hub, working across all programmes. She holds an MSc in Public Policy from Queen Mary University of London, and an LLB Law and Islamic Sharia from Zanzibar University. She is also a Chevening Scholar. She has been working for many years, in some capacity, in the realm of community justice and advocacy.
From the grassroots legal empowerment level to decision making policy development spaces, I’ve been dedicated to the creation and implementation of better systems and advocating for people to effectively take part in their governance. Environmental justice, and the advocacy that follows it, is an essential undertaking; it’s a continuous struggle to maintain a way of life that has become threatened by projects that are not intentionally thought through.