Abraham Mariita

Abraham Mariita, Project Director, Internews

Abraham Mariita

Project Director, Internews

Abraham Mariita is a media professional with 16 years experience in media and non-profit organizations, where he has served in various capacities such as a journalist, media manager, media trainer and project director. Mariita currently works with Internews Network as a Project Director for its digital democracy project in Kenya. He is a seasoned manager of media development projects that support training and mentorship of journalists, research, civic engagement, public awareness campaigns, strategic communications, advocacy, policy and legislative reforms.

All Sessions by Abraham Mariita

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Mt Meru

Elevating Women’s Leadership in Health Media Coverage

Led by: WomenLift Health.

Despite progress in gender equity and women's empowerment, there remains a significant gap in the representation of women leaders in health coverage by the media.The session will explore the “invisibility” of women in news coverage and focus on how journalists think about covering health stories, including those related to women’s leadership in the health sector. The session aims to provide a platform for journalists to share insights, identify gaps, and discuss challenges they face in highlighting the stories and voices of women leading in health. The session will also explore how best women leaders can become key opinion shapers in the news. By fostering dialogue and collaboration, we seek to address these challenges and work towards increasing the visibility and impact of women's leadership in health.

Moderator: Lizz Ntonjira, Communications and Engagement Director WomenLift Health

1. Dr Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro, CEO at Benjamin W. Mkapa Foundation
2. Dorcas Odumbe, Gender & Education Editor, Kenya's Nation Media Group
3. Alex Jakana, Senior Program Officer Philanthropic Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
4. Mr Abraham Mariita, Project Director, Internews