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Sharon Anyango Odhiambo

Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar

Term

February 6, 2017 — April 28, 2017

Professional affiliation

Communications and Outreach Officer, African Technology Policy Studies Network, Kenya

Wilson Center Projects

“The Role of Media in Promoting Peace During Elections in Africa: Lessons from Kenya”

Full Biography

Ms. Sharon Anyango Odhiambo is the Communications and Outreach Officer at the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS). A premier institution bringing together researchers, policymakers, private sector actors, and the civil society, ATPS promotes the generation, dissemination, use, and mastery of science and technology for African development, environmental sustainability, and global inclusion. Prior to this she worked at Elective Africa and coordinated student placements in Africa for medical internships, business treks, and gap year programs. She has also worked at Startimes Kenya, a digital media company.

Her research interests include governance, media, elections, policy, health, women’s and gender empowerment, peace journalism, conflict resolution, and forcibly displaced persons.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Technical University of Kenya. She is a Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar at the Wilson Center.