Centre for Media & Information Literacy in Kenya

Board of Directors

Anthony Mugo

Board Chairman

Anthony is currently Deputy Director of Arid Lands Information Network. He has 20 years senior management experience in resource mobilization, programs management and partnerships development. His other skills include resource mobilization, donor liaison, grants management, strategic planning, project management, training and facilitation, writing and editing, outreach, stakeholder relations and networking, public and media relations, and M&E. Currently pursuing a PhD in Climate Change Communication at the University of Nairobi, Anthony also holds an MA degree in communication studies and a B Ed. – Science (Botany & Zoology).

Mwongera Gichunge

Executive Director

Mwongera Gichunge is a media and communications expert with over 10 years’ experience in corporate communications practice and consultancy. He holds a Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts degrees from Kenyatta University and University of Nairobi respectively. A freelance writer and researcher, Mr. Gichunge has also taught Journalism, Mass Communications and Public Relations in local Universities and government institutes in Kenya. His academic interest is in media and information literacy, political communication, governance and civic engagement.

Mr. Gichunge is the founder and executive director of Nairobi-based Centre for Media and Information Literacy in Kenya (CMIL-Kenya); and a member of the Pan African Alliance on Media and Information Literacy (PAMIL) steering committee.

Letizia Kanario

Board Member

Letizia is a public relations practitioner and media researcher with five years’ experience. She has successfully conducted research and prepared reports in various communication strategy projects. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Egerton University.

Vincent Suyianka Lempaa

Mr. Vincent Lempaa is a trained teacher, journalist and lawyer with many years’ experience in his fields of specialization. Lempaa worked for Kenya Broadcasting Corporation as a senior reporter before moving into media consultancy and legal practice in Nairobi, Kenya. He’s the holder of a Bachelor of Education degree (Kenyatta University, Kenya), LL.B (University of London, UK), LL.M (University of Essex, UK) and diploma in Mass Communication (University of Nairobi).

Doreen Karimi Gatobu

Ms. Karimi Gatobu is a business and education consultant based in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University and MBA (University of Nairobi).

Trustees

Prof. Sam Chege

Sam Chege Mwangi is an Assistant Professor at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Arts degree in development communication from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from university of Nairobi, Kenya, in English Literature and Political Science. He has served as a resident fellow at the Kettering Foundation researching media and civic engagement.His research interests are in media and civic engagement, new media technologies, and development communication.

Mr. Martin Kaumbutho

Martin is the Producer-Director of Horizon Communications Limited, a consultancy firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has worked for international development organizations in the United States for the last five years. Martin is a PhD candidate at Moi University School of Communication, and holds a Masters in Communication Studies from the University of Nairobi’s School of Journalism. He is extensively experienced in message development, IEC material production, documentary production and Social and Behaviour Change Communication programming in Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the United States. He has over 20 years experience in documentary and IEC material production. He is a specialist in development communication and the Projects Director at Horizon Communications.

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