Currently, the Head of Communications at the Pan African Women’s Network FEMNET, Mildred Ngesa is a seven-time award winning journalist from Kenya with 20 years experience as a human-interest journalist, columnist as well as media & communications expert.
Mildred has had the opportunity to work as a reporter and a columnist for all the three mainstream print media houses in Kenya; The Kenya Times, The East African Standard and The Daily Nation. She has served as Head of Communications in three Constitutional Commissions; Commission of Inquiry into Post-Elections Violence (CIPEV), the Kenya Truth Justice & Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) and the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC).
A triple alumni of the International Institute for Journalists IIJ, in Berlin and a beneficiary of the Inwent, Mildred has also consulted as a moderator and facilitator for amongst others the GIZ –Kenya, International Commission for Jurists – Kenya, HakiMadini-Tanzania and several United Nations programs. She is the former Regional Press Officer for Amnesty International where she was solely in charge of managing Media & Communications in eleven countries in the East, Great Lakes & Horn of Africa.
Mildred is the founder/director of media-based organization Peace Pen Communication (PPC) and co-founder of the regional women’s peace initiative UDADA.
PPC is a media-based initiative that enhances and sustains capacity of media for positive change. She was the editor and publisher of Climate Change News under PPC. The UDADA movement stands in solidarity with UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace & security.
She is the Author of published anthology Black Tipped Nipples.