Jovia is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a member of the Law Society of Kenya and the ICJ (Kenyan Chapter). She holds an LL.B from Uganda Christian University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and an LL.M in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen. Jovia is a legal researcher at Strathmore Extractives Industries Centre (SEIC) and Extractives Baraza (EB) both housed at the Strathmore Law School. SEIC is a semi-autonomous research centre and one SU’s constituent schools which seeks to bridge theory and practice in Africa’s extractives sector through evidence based and impact driven research, capacity building, policy development and stakeholder engagement.
SEIC hosts EB, a multi-sector advocacy-neutral public-interest platform that promotes transparency and evidence based stakeholder dialogue in the extractives sector in Kenya.
Jovia possesses over 4 years’ experience as a legal officer and Associate at various law firms in Uganda and Kenya practicing environmental law, conveyancing and commercial law, ADR and family law. She has also published a number of articles dealing with gender, transparency and community engagement in extractives as well as contributions to Mining Law in Africa.