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October 3, 2017

Media Fellow Alumni: 2017

UDUAK AMIMO

Uduak Amimo

Professional Role: Host, Cheche (Citizen TV)

Based In: Nairobi, Kenya

Geographic Focus: Africa

Areas of Expertise: Radio & television reporting, presentation, writing, interviewing, production & editing; news; journalism training; moderating

Website: www.uduakamino.com

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ uduakamimo/

Twitter: @UduakAmimo

Uduak Amimo is the host of Cheche, a weekly, current affairs talk show that airs on Citizen TV, East Africa’s leading television station. She is also a communication consultant and journalism trainer.

Uduak’s career in journalism started in Nairobi, Kenya as a television producer with Reuters TV after she graduated from USIU-A with a BA (cum laude) in International Relations. She moved to Washington, D.C. where she had won a scholarship and teaching assistantship for her MA in Communication and Public Policy at American University in Washington, D.C. She went on to work at the Voice of America in Washington.

Uduak then moved to London to work for the BBC, presenting, producing and editing the flagship programs, Network Africa and Focus on Africa, and helping craft editorial policy as the organization’s Senior Editorial Advisor. She also was the BBC correspondent in Ethiopia and covered the African Union as part of that assignment.

Uduak has reported from and trained journalists in several African countries. She has also interviewed many of Africa’s leaders and luminaries. She was one of the moderators of Kenya’s first ever, live, televised presidential debates.

Uduak is a trustee on the board of Uraia, a national civil society organization in Kenya. For her social responsibility, she focuses on young people and education, and mentors high school girls and journalism students at her alma mater, American University. She is the founder and chairperson of Ramani Life Group, a community-based organization that offers career guidance to students in disadvantaged secondary schools.

She is a Bloomberg Africa Leadership Initiative Media Fellow. Uduak is also a 2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute. She was a 2014 Global Social Impact Fellow, a program offered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Centre for Social Impact Strategy.

Fun Fact I started 2017 by feeding elephants in a sanctuary in Thailand!