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Fibian Lukalo Kenya Program Director


Ms. Lukalo is a sociologist committed to social justice in the fields of land governance, climate crisis, gender, and education. Her work has focused on marginalized societies and reimagined inclusive economic development and transformative education. With more than 16 years of experience in research, training, and advocacy, she has spent 12 years voluntarily supporting one CBO involved in youth and women empowerment in rural Kenya. Fibian brings an array of experience to this leadership role, previously serving as the Director for Research and Advocacy at the National Lands Commission of Kenya and a Lecturer at Moi University.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hon), Laws, 2009, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam
  • Ph.D., Educational Sociology and Gender, 2010, University of Cambridge
  • M.Phil., Department of International Education and Development, 2007, University of Cambridge
  • M.Phil., Educational Communications and Technology, 1996, Moi University


  • English
  • Swahili
  • French

Published Materials:

  • Putting Agriculture Ahead? Some Reflections About the Early Years of Neoliberalism in Kenya’, Book Chapter in, Capital Penetration and the Peasantry in Southern and Eastern Africa. (Springer) 2021
  • Mothers and Schooling in Rural Kenya (London: Routledge 2021)
  • “Promised Land: Settlement Schemes in Kenya, 1962 to 2016”: Boone. C., Lukalo, F., and Joireman, S. (2021) Political Geography Vol. 89
  • Land and schooling in Kenya (forthcoming)
  • ‘Agency, access, silence and ethics: How young people’s voices from Africa can contribute to social and educational change in adult dominated societies’, by S. Kiragu, S. Swartz, J. Chikovere, F. Lukalo & G.Y. Oduro, In Christopher, Day (Ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Teacher and School Development. London: Routledge
  • RECOUP Educational Policy Brief, No. 13 -‘Schooling the eight: Mothers and schooling in rural areas’, October 2010. (Fibian Kavulani Lukalo & Madeleine Arnot)
  • CODESRIA-African Gender Institute on Science and Technology Professors Josephine Beoku Betts & Catherine Kitetu: Book Chapter: ‘Repositioning Computer Studies: Cultural Context and Gendered Subject Choices in Kenya’, In C. Wawasi Kitetu (Ed.) (2008) Gender Science and Technology: Perspectives from Africa. Senegal: CODESRIA. ISBN 978-2-86978-221-1, pp 128-143 (Chapter 10). www.codesria.org/IMG/pdf/11Lukalo.pdf