Communications Officer | SEI- Africa
Emmanuel NGUI is Communications Officer, with responsibility for SEI- Africa center’s communications. Emmanuel develops communication plans, manages Media Relation, leads content production and provides strategic advice and media training to SEI researchers to leverage the impact of their work.
Emmanuel has 8 years of experience in strategic communication and planning, applied research, media production, advocacy, events planning and management, communications for social change, copyrighting and digital media with biased interest in Development Communication and areas around Sustainable Development.
Emmanuel is leading the planning and organizing team to host SEI Science Forum, 2019. He was also part of the planning for the 1st UN-Habitat Assembly tasked with a role to leverage the use communications, storytelling and new media tools to advocate for inclusion of youth and other minority groups’ as active agents and stakeholders of sustainable urbanization.
Additionally, Emmanuel has interest in understanding the linkages between science and communication, building on communication as both an art and a social science, as well as using data journalism to help resolve conflict between man and environment.
Prior to SE, he has worked for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) offering communications support to the over 8000 youth-led-programmes across the world supporting projects in Colombia, Somalia, other countries in Sub- Saharan Africa as well as Asia regions.
He has also worked for the Standard Group, Kenya Television Network (KTN) in media production of various humanitarian programs as well as played role of Public Relations at Nairobi City County Government. He is volunteer to Norwegian funded project on justice under the Independent Medico Legal Unit,
Emmanuel holds a master’s degree in development communication from the University of Nairobi with specialized training in Communication for Social Change, Communication and Sustainable Development, Conflict and Disaster Management, Peacebuilding, Urbanization, Climate Change, Health, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Audience Analysis, Media Law Media Culture and Communication for Strategic Planning and Management.
He also holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Nairobi specialized in Journalism and Mediat Production and Public Relations, news production and digital media. Emmanuel also holds a Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising from University of Nairobi with exposure in copyrighting, editing, events planning and web development.
Events coordinated by Emmanuel NGUI
Emmanuel has being involved in a wide range of high level- international events playing major roles such as Communications and Social Media Expert for; United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development 2018; UN-Habitat focal point for communications for the UN Economic and Social Council Youth Forum, New York; World Urban Forum 9, Malaysia; Nairobi Children and Youth Exchange Programme; Somali Youth Day 2018, UN Environmental Conference #COP23, Bonn, Germany; Colombia Peace Labs; World Youth Day and Peace Day 2017, 2018& 2019, UN Peace Building Convention ,Vancouver; Future Saudi Cities Programme; Innovate Kenya, South Korea Peace Now initiative; Urban Youth Connekt 2018, Rwanda: Afri Cities, Morocco; World Urban Forum (WUF 10), World Cities Day, Liverpool, Youth Blue Economy Conference(s), as well as participated in other key event responsibilities.
- ELISA! Short video on the implications of religious practices on the development of young women
- The Impact of Coaching on Staff Development
- UN-Habitat Youth and Livelihoods Unit Catalogue-2018
- UN-Habitat Somalia animation video
- Developer- UN-Habitat Youth website
- Somali Youth Training Manual for Project RAJO