Daniel Githing’u Kamanga is the Director for the Communication Program, which focuses on communication for development. He holds Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Durham University Business School, UK; Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communications and BA in Economics & Sociology, and the last two are from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and is a member of the world’s largest marketing organization, the UK-based Chartered Institute of Marketers (CIM). Daniel is also a member of the African Economic Editors Forum (AEEF). The program also focuses on increasing media coverage of agriculture in the African media in order to increase awareness about agricultural opportunities, especially the benefits of biotechnology.
Under his watch, Africa Harvest has been featured on, among other media outlets, the CNN, BBC, South African Broadcasting Corporation and the New York Times. Daniel has helped Africa Harvest develop extensive media networks in Africa, with over 40-country, 400-member, African Economic Editors Forum (AEEF) to facilitate biotech public acceptance in the continent. In his journalistic career, Daniel was an Associate Business Editor of the Daily Nation – Kenya’s leading daily newspaper and sub-editor of the Standard – Kenya’s oldest newspaper. He has contributed to various African media, including the Business Day and the Sunday Times of South Africa.
Before joining Africa Harvest, Daniel worked in the following companies: World Stream, subsidiary of Econet Wireless International (Director, Business Development), Liberty Life Association of Africa (Marketing & Media Relations Manager), New Economy Worknet, South Africa (Manager, Sales & Advertising), PRIDE AFRICA, US NGO headquartered in Kenya (PR & Communications Manager), Nation Marketing & Publishers, a subsidiary of the Nation Group in Kenya (Associate Business Editor) and the East Africa Standard Newspaper Group in Kenya (Business Sub-editor).