Esther Nakkazi

Esther Nakkazi is a science journalist currently reporting for the regional, weekly newspaper The EastAfrican, published in Nairobi, Kenya and distributed in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. She is also a volunteer editor for oneworld and contributes to Islamonline in Egypt and Realheath in the UK.
In 2006, Esther received the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)’s award for Africa on Information Society. She is also the 2007 winner of the African Network for Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect’s (ANPPCAN) “Tunza Watoto wa Africa” Journalism Award for her work on children and HIV/AIDS. She is a member of the World Federation of Science Journalists’ peer-to-peer mentoring forum for science writers.
Though usually based in Kampala, Uganda, Esther was recently awarded a Science Journalism Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she has been studying since this Fall.