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.


Paul van Leeuwen
Paul Van Leeuwen

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.

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.

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.

Harrison Manga
Country Director - Kenya

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

An experienced communications specialist, Jan oversees Media Focus on Africa Uganda office. She holds over ten years of experience in journalism, public relations and media development and has worked in Uganda and Tanzania. Jan holds a BA/Education in English and Literature degree from Makerere University and a Masters in International Public Relations and Global Communication Management from Cardiff University

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.

Simon Gicia
Projects & 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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Frenny Jowi
Media Programs Officer

Frenny is a Multiple award nominee journalist with over 8 years of experience in the media sector. She worked as a reporter, presenter and producer for the BBC World Service before joining MFA. Frenny holds a BA in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Nairobi.

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