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Stephanie Gakuo Development Communications Specialist

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CABI, Canary Bird, 673 Limuru Road, Muthaiga, PO Box 633-00621, Nairobi, Kenya

Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication; Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing; BA in Education

I joined CABI in July 2016 to support communications activities on the Africa Soil Health Consortium and associated projects at CABI in Africa. 


I have over 20 years of communications experience that cuts across the private, public and development development sectors. Prior to joining CABI, I worked as an associate consultant at the Centre for Behavior Change and Communication supporting the design and implementation of communication programmes for a number of public health interventions particularly in nutrition, driven by the Government of Kenya and international development partners. I was involved in developing communication strategies, piloting communication programmes to support ther introduction of nutrition interventions and carrying out programme reviews. Also as Communications Specialist I supported the Government of Tanzania in designing and implementing communication activities to support its devolution programme. I also worked in Kenya's water and sanitation sector initially as Communications Specialist in GIZ's Water Sector Reform Programme supporting the Ministry of Water in implementing the national water sector reforms and subsequently as Hygiene and Sanitation Communications and Marketing Specialist at the Water and Sanitation Programme of the World Bank. I have also previously been involved in the corporate sector as Communications Manager and Public Relations Manager for General Motors East Africa and the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) Authority respectively.

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Africa soil health

Poor soil fertility is a key constraint to improving farm productivity and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. It is now widely recognized that increased fertilizer use, integrated with other soil fertility management practises is the way forward. The Africa Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) brings together...
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Scaling up interactive ICT to increase agricultural innovation in Tanzania

Despite Tanzania’s immense agricultural potential, farm productivity is hindered by inadequate knowledge and customary practices on farm management. The project Upscaling Technologies in Agriculture through Knowledge Extension (UPTAKE) targets small-scale farmers through geographical mobile and radio...