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Verenardo Meeme

Kenya Correspondent

Meeme is an independent science journalist and content producer for various media outlets in sub-Saharan Africa, including the UK-based Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net). Previously, he worked at Citizen Television’s online desk as an assistant editor, at the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications as a communications consultant, and at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission as a cohesion monitor. Meeme also worked as a lead consultant in the design and implementation of several NGO initiatives inclined to science-based communications for varied clientele and produced documentaries for Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture. He formerly served as an advisor to the Meru County Member of Parliament on media relations, messaging, branding, and political communication strategies.

Meeme  was named the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology's 2019 overall winner for excellent science journalism and is a 2018 Cornell Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellow.

Meeme holds a master’s degree in communication studies with a specialization in development communication from the University of Nairobi, a bachelor’s degree in communication and public relations from Moi University, and a diploma in journalism from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.