About

The controversy around the proposed 2013 amendments to the Kenya Public Benefits Organisations Act revealed poor public understanding of the functions of non-profit and non-governmental sectors. It also highlighted the continued mistrust of civil society organisations due to a perceived lack of transparency.

Both these issues show the need for more robust communications that clearly convey impact while building the credibility of the PBO sector.

Unfortunately, local NGOs and civil society organisations often lack the time, know-how and/or resources to properly communicate the meaningful contributions they are making to society.  Even among those working with the media, only a minority boast comprehensive communications strategies (of which media relations is just one aspect!).

This site is about helping PBOs bridge the information gap. In offering a mix of curated content, news and original commentary on emerging trends and issues, the intention is to stir discussion and inspire knowledge-sharing and learning.

bird_edit_editAbout me : My name is Zenab. I’m a trained journalist with over ten years of communications experience that spans media relations, media production and media management. I’m passionate about a lot of things (justice, a clean environment, a great cup of Kenyan tea) but my real interest lies in helping non-profit organisations and institutions turn issues that matter into stories, campaigns and programmes that work.

Karibu!


6 thoughts on “About

    Hodan said:
    May 4, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Alsalamu Alaykum. Iam Hodan. hope you are fine. We met at the media worhshop in Hargeisa. I would like your advise on a project we aee working on. thank you

      zenab responded:
      May 5, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Wa alaikum Salaam, Hodan. Good to hear from you. Happy to help!

    Julie S. said:
    May 9, 2014 at 8:35 am

    New site looks great, Zenab. Liking the new design !

      zenab responded:
      May 9, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Thanks, Julie! Still a work-in-progress :)

        Abdi Abdullahi Idow said:
        August 12, 2014 at 6:50 am

        Am your former staff and workmate at COAST THIS WEEK. What a beautiful work n sign of hope for NGOs and CSOs to be heard n a platform for their impact or contribution to be felt. You have created the missing link n bridged this gap. Keep it up. wish you the best. Thanks.

    zenab responded:
    August 12, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Great to hear from you, Abdi! Thank you for your very kind comments, I look forward to collaborating with Gepdo International in the near future.

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