Irũngũ Houghton brings an expertise and authority informed by twenty years of civic leadership and management. His decade of service as Oxfam Pan Africa Director received recognition from the African Union, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development and Oxfam among others.
Currently, Irũngũ is Associate Director to the Society for International Development. The Kenya Dialogues Project that he manages has rapidly built up a reputation for knowledge based dialogue-action between citizens and policy makers in the public interest within the last two years. It is currently on the edge of campaigns for non-discrimination, integrity and the protection of public land and civic space in Kenya.
In the last year, he has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for protecting public spaces (Architectural Association of Kenya) and cited among top 100 Influencers in Africa (New African) and top 10 Communicators in Kenya (Nation Media Group). Irũngũ is also the Kilimani Project Foundation Chairperson and Social Change Initiative Fellow 2016-2017.