Core Team

 

Owuor Otula

Chairperson,Advisory Committee

OTULA is the founding editor of ScienceAfrica. He has a strong interest in popularization of science, technology and innovations for sustainable development in Africa. Prior to founding Science Africa in 1994, Otula served for a decade as a pioneering science editor/writer with Nation Media Group, Nairobi Kenya and is a renowned science journalism coach and mentor. Otula has served in several boards, including the East African Science and Technology Commission; National Biosafety Authority (NBA-Kenya) and the Agricultural Information Resource Center. Has been a member of the African Federation of Science Journalists, International Science Writers Association and has associated with the World Federation of Science Journalists, among others. He holds an MA in International Relations; BSc in Microbiology, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington USA.

Daniel Otunge

Director

DANIEL is a communication and advocacy specialist with over 15 years of professional experience. As the Deputy Executive Director of ScienceAfrica, Daniel is in charge of strategy, projects development, coordination and management. Daniel holds a MA degree in Mass Communication from the, University of Nairobi. Daniel has undertaken various professional courses in journalism in Africa, Europe and USA. He has worked in senior communication and advocacy positions with regional organizations, including African Agricultural Technology Foundation and the African Seed Trade Association, among others. He has taught journalism at St Paul’s University and advocacy skills at Cornell University (USA). Daniel was the founding chairperson of Media for Environment Science, Health and Agriculture.

Sharon Atieno

Senior Press Officer and News Editor,AfriSMC

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.

Mr. Fred Odero

Accountant

Fred Odero joins AfriSMC as an accountant in the Department of Finance. Prior to coming to the Center, he was an Accountant at Davle Consulting (K) Limited. Fred received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Egerton University. As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Fred, has been meeting the accounting needs of corporations and individuals. At the AfriSMC he specializes in preparing assets, liability and capital account management and analysis, as well as analyzing financial options through risks and benefits.

Mr. Anthony Rume

Digital Media Manager

ANTHONY is a Brand Marketer and Social Media Strategist with over five years of experience. Prior to joining the AfriSMC, 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, Anthony is skilled in Online Advertising and Digital media strategy. Anthony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Moi University with Marketing and a Diploma in IT from Griffins College.

Ms. Nuru Saadun

Press Officer

Nuru Saadun Ahmed is a Science Journalist with a passion for reporting on environment, health, climate change and agriculture. Nuru graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda in 2015. She is a hard-working, motivated, humble, trustworthy and friendly lady.

Mary Hearty

Press Officer

Karatina University, Kenya. Prior to joining AfriSMC as a Press Officer, Mary was a reporter with ScienceAfrica Journal and a correspondent for RoggKenya, a DW Akademie sponsored organization advocating for good governance in Kenya.