Uduak Amimo Biography
Uduak Amimo’s career in journalism started in Nairobi, Kenya as a television producer with Reuters TV. She moved to Washington, D.C. where she had won a scholarship and teaching assistantship for her MA in Communications and Public Policy at American University in Washington, D.C. She went on to work at the Voice of America in Washington. Uduak Amimo 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 Amimo 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 Amimo 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. She was a 2014 Global Social Impact Fellow, a program offered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Centre for Social Impact Strategy. Uduak Amimo is a 2015 Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute.
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