I am a celebrated connector, experienced international development consultant, social change maker in residence and podcaster from Nairobi. I bring people together and as co-lead of Africa Podfest bring the best of Africa in podcasting to the world. I speak to audiences around the world about using their research, voice and platform to create community change. Using film and mixed media, I have led other innovative projects in the African advocacy space mobilising new media to bring community partners together for women and girls’ empowerment. I am on the Board of The Action Foundation Kenya focused on inclusive education for children and young people living with disabilities.
I give speeches and talks on:
a) Community building: podcasts, campaigns, advocacy and more require your firm grasp of what can be an tough goal. I bring people together for meaningful engagements that make change. I want more people to practice this, and spend a lot of time facilitating and training on community building.
b) Africa and podcasting. I co-direct Africa Podfest, where we elevate African podcasters and move the focus from exclusion to inclusion of African voices in the global podcasting ecosystem. I make it clear how to run a people-focused company for Africa while navigating podcast production, distribution and the quest for sustainability.
c) Becoming an effective Under-35 Nonprofit Board Member. I joined The Action Foundation in 2019 as a Board Member and I want every under-35 to engage in board membership now.
d) I cut my teeth as an advocacy, partnerships and communications consultant focused on media &public health in Africa. Working in international development, social enterprise and across rural, urban and periurban parts of Africa is possible. Let us talk about how.
I want to help you achieve the results you’re after.
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Webinar Presenter: Google Podcasts creator program 2020-21
Audio Recess 2020 : A Google Podcasts creator program event (Google Podcasts & PRX) – I was a panelist for Community Conversation | Assembling Your Tribe: Building Your Podcasting Community together with my co-director at Africa Podfest, Melissa Mbugua and stellar podcaster Rhea Chedid. Due to COVID-19 networking with podcasters and creators within the industry is much harder due to travel bans, and the inability to gather in-person. How do we find ways to support and advocate for each other in this new normal? We discussed the importance of community, while also sharing strategies and tips on how to build your network through local and remote partnerships.
Career Panel on Social Enterprise – October 2020
Spoke on social enterprise and international development with a global class of Masters in Development Practice students
ZEF Bonn Public Lecture – February 2020 – Bonn, Germany
An invited public lecture on engagement as researchers into advocacy using media including podcasts for the leading centre for development research in Nordrhein Westphalia, Germany.
Speaker: Diversity and Inclusion I am a 2019 top influencer on Gender Equality, Diversity in the Workplace and Female Entrepreneurship (March 2019).