Brygettes Ngana from Nation Media Group and Hellen Asewe Miseda from Standard Media Group emerged as runners-up in the prestigious OMAs Africa Awards in the TV and Print category respectively. 

Brygettes and Hellen’s’ award-winning success stands as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring journalists across Kenya and beyond. They have not only excelled in their field but have also become advocates for informed, balanced, and impactful storytelling in the realm of agricultural biotechnology.

Over the years, ISAAA AfriCenter has been a beacon of support for journalists keen on delving into the realms of agricultural biotechnology reporting. The organization has conducted seeing-is-believing workshops, training sessions, and mentorship programs, offering valuable insights into the world of new breeding tools, agricultural innovations, and sustainable agricultural practices.

AfriCenter’s role in nurturing these talented journalists exemplifies the importance of bridging the gap between science and the public. By equipping storytellers with the tools to comprehend and articulate complex aspects of agricultural biotechnology, fosters informed discussions for curbing misinformation. In addition, ISAAA AfriCenter is running the Africa Science Dialogue hub aimed at connecting journalists with experts and providing appropriate, easy-to-download images for their stories.

For more on this and other biotech developments in Africa, contact Dr. Margaret Karembu at mkarembu@isaaa.org