Based in Kenya, Patricia Amira is a seasoned and versatile communications specialist with over 10 years’ experience, including both commercial radio and television. She was the creator and content driver of the first pan-African produced talk-show format, The Patricia Show, which was broadcast across the African continent, in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Patricia has served on and steered a number of high-level plenaries, public and private sector panels and community dialogues, on issues as varied as leadership, women and girls, agricultural value chains, building scientific capacity in Africa and the role of creatives in shaping the continent’s future. A few of her esteemed partnerships include The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA-ACP/EU) ICT4Ag in Kigali Rwanda, Oxford Africa Network (University of Oxford/ OAN) annual conference, African Academy of Sciences, Africa Population Health Research Centre (APHRC) Intergenerational design Challenge on Ageing and Demographic Dividend, U.N Women, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UNFPA High-Level plenary at Women Deliver 2013.
Carving out a niche position as one of Africa’s foremost presenters and media hosts, Patricia’s work has been feted in both Forbes Africa (Top 40 Most Powerful Media Personalities 2011) and Forbes Afrique (2015), Le Monde (France) and The New Africans series on Brazilian television. She has also won several awards for her contributions to media and she hopes to leverage her acumen in long-term transformational and strategic communications within the development sector.