Otula Owuor: Executive Director
OTULA has strong interest in popularization of science and technology as the driving force for sustainable development. He brings over 30 years of science communication and journalism experiences to bear for Science Africa’s partners and clients. Prior to founding Science Africa in 1994, Otula served for a decade as science editor and writer for Nation Media Group. He was the Chief of Communication at African Heads of State Forum on Science and Technology, Focusing on Food Security in Kampala, Uganda. He has built enormous experience providing leadership in science communication, capacity building, media relations and mentorship across Africa and the globe. Otula, the overall SA team leader, believes in a hands-on coaching and mentorship approach to delivery of SA’s promise to its partners. He is skilled in science communication, strategic planning, media relations, editing and research. Otula holds an MA in International Relations; BSc in Microbiology, and a BA Journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. Otula is a board of East African Science and Technology Commission. He has been a board member of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA-Kenya) and the Agricultural Information Resource Center (AIRC). He is a founding member of African Federation of Science Journalists (AFSJ) and a pioneering mentor with the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ). He has also been a member of the International Science Writers Association (ISWA).
Daniel Otunge: Deputy Executive Director
DANIEL is a communication and advocacy specialist with over 15 years of professional and hands-on experience in strategic communication, public engagement, project management, policy advocacy, teaching and journalism. As the Deputy Executive Director of Science Africa, Daniel is in charge of strategy, projects development, coordination and management. Daniel holds a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi. Daniel obtained diploma certificates in journalism from Akademie Klausenhoff, Germany, and the World Bank, Washington, DC. Daniel has worked in senior communication and advocacy positions in international and regional organizations, including at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) as the manager of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) project, covering over eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA); the African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA) Advocacy and Communications Officer. Others positions held include Communications Officers with the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) and as Deputy Director and Editor at Picasso Productions LTD. He has also taught mass communication courses at the St Paul’s University, Limuru and advocacy skills at Cornell University under the Cornell Alliance for Science fellowship program. He has consulted for various reputable organizations, institutions, programs and foundations, including Universalia of Canada, UNDP and The World Bank, among others. Daniel is a former board member of the Cornell Alliance for Science and the founding chairman of Media for Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA).
Dorothy Kamango: Project Director
DOROTHY is a science communications specialist with many years of experience in reporting, production and training of journalists and researchers. She obtained an MA degree in Mass Communication from University of Leicester’s Centre for Mass Communications, United Kingdom. Dorothy has worked in reputable local, regional and international organizations, starting off with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and the Kenya institute of Mass Communications, where she was a producer and lecturer, respectively. Dorothy worked as Producer/Trainer with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) where her responsibilities ranged from training of trainers, promoting research uptake to mentoring journalists in solution journalism in South Sudan. Dorothy also served as a radio trainer / editor with Fondation Hirondelle, a Swiss based non-governmental organization (NGO), during which she trained journalists in Sudan working in collaboration with the UN Radio, in Juba. She has also worked with Panos Institute Eastern Africa (PEA) as Deputy Director in charge of research and training where she organised and conducted several workshops, seminars and discussion groups build capacities of reporters and researchers on effective science communication.
Leo Ogwago: Director of Administration
LEO served in the military for over12 years in the logistics department and had tours of duty in many countries. Leo has strong logistics background having worked for various companies in the logistics department. Prior to joining Science Africa, he worked for Erickson Global Repair Centre in Plano, Dallas, USA. Leo previously worked with the Road Safety Network, Capital Real Time and Capital Airtime as Group Operations manager in Kenya. He holds a diploma in Criminology from North Harris college, in USA.
Sharon Atieno: Science Writer and Online Editor
SHARON is a prolific journalist and online news editor at Science Africa, a science-oriented media publication. Her career in journalism can be traced back to 2015, when she worked as a film reviewer and reporter on art and cultural issues at Lola Kenya Screen. She has attended several trainings on reporting on various issues, including a training on trade policies at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was among the six African journalists chosen to take part in the event. Sharon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Studies from Moi University and a Diploma in Computer Studies from Unity College of Professional Studies. She is a passionate, motivated and self-driven Kenyan.
Anthony Rume: Brand Management and Marketing specialist
ANTHONY is a Brand Marketer and Social Media Strategist with over four years of experience. He has vast working experience in Brand Marketing, Strategic Product planning and Management. Prior to joining Science Africa as Brand Management and Marketing specialist, Anthony worked with organizations across Kenya, such as National Museums of Kenya, National Aids Control Programme (NASCOP), County Insight, Millennium Insurance, The Mater Hospital and YAKUTI Magazine. Building on a multi-disciplinary background combining strategic Brand and Product Marketing, Project Planning, IT and Procurement, Anthony is skilled in strategic execution of Product and Brand design and Marketing, Influencer relations and management, Online Advertising and Digital strategy. Anthony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Moi University with Marketing and a Diploma in IT from Griffins College. He also participates in various Community Outreach programmes and various Brand Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
Nuru S. Ahmed: Science Writer
Nuru is an accomplished Journalist (Science Writer) at Science Africa, a science-oriented media publication. Her career in Journalism started in September 2012 at Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) where she pursed Science in Mass Communication. She did two attachments at 93.1 IUIU FM a university radio station based in Mbale Uganda in 2013 and 2014 where she broadcasted story issues in health, agriculture, environment, and a Kids program. She graduated in December 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Mass Communication. She started working at Pwani Television in Mombasa Kenya as a reporter and used to help in editing content for production. She reported on health issues, climate, environment and social life of Mombasa people. She has attended different trainings on various reporting issues like Climate Change, Data Journalism Skills and Journalist Safety Training Course. She is an environmentalist who loves nature and an Adviser in Brain Youth Group in Mombasa Kenya which advocates for restoration and rehabilitation of Mangroves at Tudor Creek in the Coastal city of Mombasa. She is a hardworking, humble, passionate, motivated and friendly lady. She is a member of Kenya Correspondence Association and a USA-based Solution Journalism Network.
Henry Owino: Science Writer
HENRY is an accomplished Science writer and journalist who brings a wealth of experience to Science Africa and its partners. Prior to joining the Science Africa as a science writer, reporter and content developer, Henry worked with Nation Media Group as a reporter and the Video Production Media as Cameraman and Production Director. He is a solution journalism specialist, having successfully completed a nine-month training and internship running science Africa and the USA-based Solution Journalism Network. Henry who holds a BA in Communications from Daystar University, also handles mentorship programme for Science Africa trainees and interns. He is the Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA), Nairobi Branch team leader.