Episode 228

Local Perspectives on Development Communications with Emilly Okello-Juma


June 25th, 2024

51 mins 8 secs

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About this Episode

Summer Greetings Glocal Citizens!

My guest this week, comes to us via fellow Glocal Citizen, Yana Fleming. Like Yana, Emilly Okello-Juma is a seasoned communications and program management professional. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Emilly’s work has taken her to points near and far across around the world. She has 13 years of experience working in communications roles including on-continent support across all regions in Africa on projects funded by international actors such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Feed the Future and Prosper Africa. She has demonstrated experience in development communications, including report writing, branding, client and stakeholder relationships, visibility growth, policy engagement, and prodding action towards key outcomes for beneficiaries. Emilly has also served as board member in charge of Communications at SlumChild Foundation.
This week’s conversation is a great compliment or prelude to upcoming episodes featuring conversations from our second The Future of Work Solutionscape and Stretch Salon that took place last weekend in London which centered on agriculture. Curious about what these sessions are about? Check out scenes from our May Day Salon in Brooklyn, New York and stay tuned for opportunities to engage with the Glocal Citizens community worldwide.

Where to find Emily?
On LinkedIn

What’s Emilly listening to?
Ginny Clarke’s Fifth Dimensional Leadership Podcast
The Moth Podcast
The LINK Cast

What’s Emilly reading?
Women Who Run with the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Other topics of interest:
Economic vs. Commercial Diplomacy
Prosper Africa
Vivo Fashion Group
The Nation Media Group
The Malabo Declaration
African Union Agenda 2063
Rwanda’s former Minister of Agriculture Gérardine Mukeshimana