Evans Okinyi is the CEO of the East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN), a regional network of over 50 organisations developing and nurturing philanthropy in East Africa. He is a seasoned nonprofit executive with over nine years’ progressive experience in networks management, policy formulation and implementation, and stakeholders and partnerships management. He is passionate about collaboration and partnerships towards social transformation through thought leadership and membership development. He oversees the network’s mission of fostering a local giving and resource mobilisation culture through effective grantmaking, advocacy, and networking.
Evans has worked to advance progressive growth in the philanthropy sector, specifically the capacity, credibility, and practices of various development actors towards supporting local giving and effective grantmaking in advancing systems change and transformation. He holds a MA in economic policy management from the University of Nairobi and a BSc in agri-economics from Egerton University.