Dr. Wilson UganguPresident
Wilson Ugangu serves as senior lecturer of media studies at Multimedia University of Kenya, where he also holds the administrative position of Associate Dean, Faculty of Media & Communication Studies. He has taught and practiced communication for close to twenty (20) years. During this period, he has provided academic leadership & mentorship, written and researched extensively on topics relating to Kenya’s and Africa’s media and attendant issues of policy, democracy & participation, media & conflict, media and culture, international communication and globalization, training and research.
Dr. James Kiwanuka-TondoVice President
Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo is Professor, Department of Communication at North Carolina State University. His main area of research is health communication campaigns with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS. His major contribution has been the development of the first quantitative model of relationships between organizational factors, campaign planning, and campaign execution variables. He has published 18 peer-review journal articles, four peer-reviewed book chapters, one peer-reviewed conference proceeding, and fur peer-reviewed research reports. Makerere University Press has accepted his most recent edited book on HIV/AIDS in Uganda. He has been a principal investigator (PI) on several research grants. Dr. Kiwanuka-Tondo was a College of Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor 2019/2020. He was recognized as a member of the Academy of Excellence in Global Engagement for outstanding achievements in international education and research, North Carolina State University in November 2019. He has received several awards such as Fulbright Scholar 2017/2018; Carnegie Africa Diaspora Fellow 2016; Jackson Rigney International Service Award 2017; Outstanding Global Engagement Award 2015; and the inaugural Lawrence M. Clark Faculty Excellence Award 2013. Dr. Kiwanuka-Tondo is Vice President of East Africa Communication Association (EACA) and Editor Africa Journal of Communication.
EDDYNE YAMUREMYESecretary General
EDDYNE YAMUREMYE, M.Sc., is a communication practitioner. She has a Master's degree in Mass Communication and five years of experience in communications areas such as university teaching, translation, and other consulting. She is currently a full-time lecturer at Light University in Bujumbura. Highly educated and attentive to detail. Numerous pieces of training and connections have improved her ability to quickly and accurately comprehend and present irregular data. Superior planning and marketing skills. Experience in both the public and private sectors. A natural leader and team builder who thrives in a high-pressure corporate setting. Additionally, she gets along well with people of all cultures and enjoys learning from others.
Dr. Nancy BookerTreasurer
Dr. Nancy Booker is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Communication and the Director of Academic Affairs at the Graduate School of Media and Communications. She has had a distinguished career as an academic, teacher, researcher and media practitioner with 22 years teaching and academic administration experience. Dr. Booker specializes in broadcast journalism, multimedia storytelling, media management and leadership and health communication, and has several academic publications in these areas. She has also been trained in leadership at Harvard University. Dr. Booker is also a Commissioner in the Media Council of Kenya’s Complaints Commission. Nancy was head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Multimedia University and was actively involved in teaching, mentorship, research, and curriculum development. She previously taught at Daystar University and at ABC University in Liberia where she set up the department of communication in post-war Liberia. She had stints at the national broadcaster, KBC, and later Nation Media Group’s flagship, NTV, where she honed her skills. Presently, she is a regular commentator on local TV stations. Nancy has served in various professional engagement in media in the region and one of her most notable roles has been that of serving as juror for journalism excellence awards across the region. She is currently the Treasurer of the East African Communication Association that she helped found. The organization is involved in harnessing regional synergies and capacity building for media and communication scholars in the region. As part of her service to the community, Nancy is the Chair of the Kenyan board of Amani Ya Juu, a social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for women from several African nations and cultures.
Margaret JjuukoBoard Member
Dr. Margaret Jjuuko is currently an Associate Professor of Journalism, Media and Communication studies and Coordinator of the MA programme at the School of Journalism and Communication (SJC), University of Rwanda. An alumnus of Makerere University and Rhodes University. Margaret has taught and consulted on a number of media training and developmental projects in Eastern and Southern Africa. She has served as Secretary General of the East African Communication Association (EACA) (2014 – 2017) and remains a board member of the association. In 2022, Margaret was honored with a “JMS5O Alumni Award” of Rhodes University, for her service and contribution to the East African media Scholarly community.
Christine WandoloBoard Member
Christine Wandolo is a PhD candidate and adjunct faculty at Daystar University, Kenya. Her interests include strategic communication for sustainable development, environmental and science communication, knowledge management, and media for development. She has a special interest in new media and ICTs for sustainable development. Christine has a Master of Arts in International Media Studies from the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, the Deutsche Welle, and the University of Bonn in Germany and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Nairobi in Kenya. She has taken courses on global transformation towards sustainability, knowledge management, and teaching for critical reflective thought. Christine is a bilungual communications specialist and has worked as an editor for the Munich Eye, taught at Pan Africa Christian University and is currently working in the fields of media, marketing, public relations, and knowledge management.