OUR BACKGROUND

Media Focus on Africa (MFA) is a not for profit organization founded in 2006. It represents a long-standing and unique International, African and East African knowledge base and expertise of the media industry and the political environment in which it operates.

Since 2006 MFA has in close collaboration with CSO/CBO organizations and the media implemented some ground-breaking multi media campaigns on leadership and good governance; free and fair elections and peace building and reconciliation among others.

The campaigns use different media platforms such as internet, SMS, social media, radio, television and mobile cinema screenings and different formats like talk shows, documentaries, drama series and lately reality TV, to reach out to specific audiences.

MFA media programs are complimented with trainings and outreach activities at the national and local level to make active participants of our audiences.

THE TEAM

Paul van Leeuwen
Paul Van Leeuwen
 CEO/CFO

Paul has worked with Media Focus on Africa for nearly a decade, starting out as director.  He works as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the organization. Paul has a wealth of experience in film production and accounting in both Africa and Europe.

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Laurence Caron
Head of Programmes

Laurence has more than eight years global experience working as a programme manager, social researcher and counselor in the sector of child rights/protection among others. She coordinates and supervises MFA financial and programmatic implementation of projects.

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Mburugu Gikunda
Board / Executive producer

Mburugu has extensive experience in the Kenyan media industry. He was head of production at KTN, one of Kenyans leading television stations, worked for Kiss Television and Citizen Television. He is the executive producer of The Team and supervises all other media productions of MFA.

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Harrison Manga
Projects Manager

Harrison holds a BA degree in Sociology,  specialization in Leadership and Governance. He is also pursuing a master’s degree in Public Policy. He has a broad network in Kenya and has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of governance, peace building, communications & human rights.

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Jan Ajwang
Project Manager

Jan holds a Masters in International Public Relations & Global Communication Management. She has been a journalist and a public relations specialist for many years. Jan is facilitating community dialogues as well as managing other project activities at the Uganda office.

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Ruth Nagudi
Project Officer

Ruth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information science. Among other things she coordinates project activities, facilitates communication between MFA, partners and other stakeholders involved in project implementation. She also performs admin duties for the Uganda office.

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Dominic Mutute
Finance & Administrative Officer

Dominic is in charge of office and projects administration, including book keeping, preparing project budgets, drafting contracts, facilitating payments and day to day operations of the Nairobi office.  He is a trained accountant and is currently furthering his studies in accounting.

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Simon Gicia
Communications Officer  

Simon is in charge of managing external communication, such as press, web and newsletters. He also assists in coordinating project logistical needs.  Simon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies, Development Communication major, from the University of Nairobi.

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