By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
Media and Communications Manager, Save the Children, International (SCI), Nigeria, Kunle Olawoyin is the new Regional Media Manager, (West and Central Africa).
Kunle will be joining the regional team to cover the regional media manager for a period of 6 months. He will officially join the Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal on the 28th April 2023.
Kunle joined Save the Children, Nigeria Country Office in 2018 as Information and Communication Coordinator and was later assigned as Information and External Communication Specialist.
He rose to become Media and Communications Manager in 2021.
Kunle is a trained journalist and development communications/campaign professional, Kunle has worked in both broadcast and print media in Nigeria in the past. He joined the humanitarian and development world in 2008 and has worked with Local, National and International Non-Governmental Organizations, namely, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Oxfam GB and Oxfam International, Nigeria as Media and Communications Officer. Kunle holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a master’s degree in communication studies. Kunle has also graduated with an LL. B Law Degree and crowned it with a master in law (LL.M) Degree. His LL.M. thesis was on the Application of International Humanitarian Law in Internal Armed Conflict.
Being a former media practitioner and an adequately trained expert in the field, Kunle, no doubt brought added value to SCI Nigeria’s vision of becoming the foremost campaigning organization with, and for children and the recognized voice for their rights to survive, learn and be protected. He successfully Led the design and implementation of the SCI Nigeria Media and Communications Strategy, with a special focus on enhancing the quality and frequency of internal and external communication products and media engagement.
Kunle has acquired, developed organizational knowledge, and enriched his skills, and competencies over the years with SCI and I know he will do an excellent job over the next 6 months as the Regional Media Manager for WCA”.
– Ms. Vishna Shah, Regional Director for Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications and Media, West and Central Africa, Save the Children.