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Winnie Changwony

Research Officer

Winnie is a research officer in the Nairobi Hub of Natural Justice. She joined Natural Justice in August 2019 as an Environmental Justice Fellow and was promoted to research officer in 2021.

Winnie exhibits great passion in the emerging dynamics posed by environmental and development changes globally, nationally and at the community level.

She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies and Community Development at Kenyatta University. Her broad areas of research interests are in the emerging dynamics facing natural resource governance and rural livelihoods in the rapidly changing socio-political environments; causing problematic social-ecological changes. She’s specifically keen on how mega-development plans and projects re-order grassroots systems and relations, and the ensuing environmental injustices on communities. Through her work, she hopes to contribute to the joint social and ecological integrity of rural marginalized communities in Kenya.

Prior to joining Natural Justice, Winnie was involved in grassroots initiatives and research work in Northern Part of Kenya. She is an alumnus of the International Citizen Service (ICS) Program by Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) and currently volunteers for Greenpeace Africa, Kenya, amongst other grassroots networks. In these platforms, she has relentlessly worked towards inspiring change in communities in arid and semi-arid areas.

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