Nkirote Laiboni

Robert Bosch Stiftung Academy Fellow (Central & Eastern Europe and Africa), Europe Programme


Nkirote Laiboni is a Kenyan international development and human rights practitioner with over 10 years of experience in managing humanitarian, human rights and international development programmes and coordinating research projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

She has worked with international nongovernmental organisations on a wide range of sectors and issues including migration, humanitarian support, media development, democracy and governance, education and health.

Having previously worked on projects benefiting refugees, internally displaced persons, migrant workers, and trafficked persons in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and other African countries, Nkirote’s professional interest in migration has grown in recent years. Her research at Chatham House will explore and compare labour migration trends and patterns in Eastern Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.

She holds an MA in International Law and International Human Rights from the University of Peace, Costa Rica.