World Federation of
Science Journalists

Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA)

Kenya
www.wfsj.org/mesha




Established: 2005
About:
MESHA, officially founded in November 2005, is an organisation that offers support to science reporters covering agriculture, the environment, health and development. Their aim is to encourage networking, training, meetings and workshops among reporters in Kenya.
Key Activities:
MESHA organises trainings and meetings for members and offers consultancies in areas such as media, science communication training and events. For the last two years, MESHA has been responsible for fundraising for a regional annual meeting held rotationally among members, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Members are often commissioned by various organisations to write topical science features on their behalf. MESHA is currently holding discussions with stakeholders in disability issues with a view of training journalists.
Membership:
70 members
Affiliations(1):
WFSJ (member)
Governance:
Otula Owuor - Patron - Science Africa
Violet Otindo - Chairperson - K24 TV
John Riaga - Deputy Chairperson – Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI CDC)
Aghan Daniel - Secretary – African Seed Trade Association
Jonathan Manyindo - Treasurer – Nation Media Group
John Shilitsa - Assistant Treasurer - Nation Media Group
Agatha Ngotho - Assistant Secretary – Star Newspaper
Kitavi Mutua - Committee Member – Nation Media Group
Zeynab Wandati - Committee Member – Nation Media Group
Amina Kibirige - Committee Member – County Government of Kwale
Financing: WFSJ
Contact:
AGHAN, Daniel
Secretary, MESHA
P.O. Box 1285,00100
meshakenya@yahoo.com
Nairobi
Kenya.
Tel +254 732 229 230/0728279966