I created One World Public Relations after many years of a successful career in the media. I worked for more than 15 years as a journalist reporting for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Deutsche Welle (DW) and the Voice of America. I also worked for Kyodo News, Japan’s largest English-language newswire, contributing articles and news reports to The Japan Times, Mainichi Daily News and the Yomiuri Shimbun.
In 2011, I concluded a successful media campaign for the African Capacity Building Foundation. Over the years, I have conducted high level media training workshops for many clients, including the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UK-based Sight Savers Internationaland the Jesuit Refugee Service.
In 2010, I provided communications and media consultancy services to the WHO’s Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) at the African Union (AU) Summit held in Kampala, Uganda. The theme of the conference was “Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa.”
Between 2008 and 2009, I worked as a Consultant for africapractice, a leading London-based communications firm with regional hub offices across Africa, providing advice on strategic communications and media relations to a large client base of international companies working in Africa.
In 2006, I oversaw a media campaign in Ghana for the International Trachoma Initiative, a New York-based non-governmental organization dedicated to eradicating trachoma, the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness.
Between 2005 and 2007, I took graduate courses in Erasmus Mundus Masters in Journalism, Media and Globalisation at Danish School of Journalism/Aarhus University, Denmark, University of Amsterdam, Holland, and City University London, England.
In 1999, I was a DANIDA Fellow at the Danish School of Journalism, Aarhus, through a Danida Fellowship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark.
Reuben Kyama is a Fellow at the Africa Leadership Initiative Media Fellowship programme underwritten by Bloomberg Philanthropies