Wambi Michael, Uganda

Wambi Michael

Wambi Michael

Previously a producer and host of an agricultural programme for Voice of Teso radio station, he is currently freelancing with the Africa Bureau of Inter Press Services, for which he has extensively reported on climate, the GM debate and agriculture. He also produces a one hour radio show, "Harvesting money" for Vision Voice Radio in Kampala. Wambi began his international reporting with coverage for WRENmedia on sleeping sickness in Teso, Eastern Uganda. He has closely collaborated with agricultural organisations in Uganda, East Africa and elsewhere to communicate agriculture.

 
 
 

 

Full biography

Reporting interests:

Development, agriculture, innovations and research to tackle rural poverty

Contact details:

Address: P.O. Box 10101, Kampala, Uganda

Email: Wambimichael@gmail.com, kangatiwambi@yahoo.co.uk

Tel: +256 772 361 649, +256 758 745 006, +256 752 530 213

Career highlights:

  • Uganda Eastern Region Investigative Journalist of the Year 2007 (Environment and Conservation)
  • Two time winner Uganda Population and Development reporting award by UNFPA and Population Secretariat
  • Recognised by the BBC Communicating Justice project over excellence in reporting transitional justice in Uganda, January 2009
  • 2006 overall winner of US Embassy (Uganda) radio reporting awards
  • Tunza Watoto Wa Africa award on reporting HIV/AID in children (2006/2007)

Training and qualifications:

  • Degree in Mass Communication
  • Diploma in Journalism and Media studies
  • Trained at the International Institute of Journalism Berlin Brandenburg (Radio Journalism with focus on health/science Reporting)
  • Trained with BBC and Voice America on Radio Reporting
  • Participated in WRENmedia Better Science Reporting workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Fellow at Danida Fellowship Centre

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