Irũngũ Houghton is passionate about creating inclusive, just and equitable societies. Serving several national, pan-African and international organisations and networks over the last 20 years, he has specialised in public policy advocacy, institutional strengthening, and expansion. Since 1996, Irũngũ has provided management and then governance leadership to ActionAid Kenya, ActionAid USA, and other international boards. He was ActionAid USA Founder Director (2000-2002). Over the last two years, as Associate Director for the Society for International Development, he has established an influential public interest campaigning programme that has expanded civic space and protected public resources from abuse of office and corruption in Kenya.