Angela, as she prefers, is the new Knowledge Sharing and Communications Officer based at ILRI Nairobi campus. A communication and public relations graduate of Moi University, with journalism and environmental communications background, she is determined to help KMIS realize its vision.
Before joining ILRI, she worked as a project/communications officer at Seeds of Peace Africa (SOPA), – a non-governmental organization that facilitates the building of peace movement targeting children, youth and women using nonviolent means in conflict transformation, for the development of a friendly and peaceful society.
Her work at SOPA entailed supporting partnership communication, creating and managing partnership relations, resource mobilization and enabling the visibility of SOPA and its partners on various media platforms. Angela has also worked as a freelance journalist for various publications and as a research officer with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) – a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. She enjoys blogging and runs a personal blog: If Only, Nature Could Whisper.
As a Knowledge Sharing and Communications officer, Angela will manage the Nairobi ‘info center’. She will also promote and support effective use of information exchange, communication and knowledge sharing tools and approaches by ILRI staff and help facilitate and report on ILRI activities and events.
Angela’s area of interests include studying the impact of knowledge management and sharing on development issues in the society, the use of new media in sharing knowledge across various platforms and people, and supporting effective use of information exchange, communication and knowledge sharing tools and approaches,