Our people

Board Members

Roy Head
CEO

Roy Head is the CEO of Development Media International. Roy has spent his career trying to push the limits of what mass media can achieve in post-conflict and low-income countries.

He began as a BBC television producer, but then joined UN Peacekeeping to set up its first radio station (Cambodia, 1992-3) and largest TV operation (former-Yugoslavia, 1994-6).

In 1997 he made a simultaneous approach to the BBC and WHO, arguing for a more professional approach to health campaigning. This led to the creation of the BBC World Service Trust, where Roy ran the Health Division, leading award-winning campaigns in 16 countries. By 2005, the BBC’s Trust had become one of the world’s leading development communications agencies.

In 2005 Roy was awarded the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust ‘Visionaries’ Award and left the BBC to create DMI. His purpose was to bring a new scientific rigour to mass media campaigning: to mathematically model and then scientifically test how many lives mass media could actually save. His aim was to use this work as a springboard to save as many lives as possible.

He has a Double-First from Cambridge (economics and politics), an MA from the Annenberg School of Communications and speaks four languages.

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Robert Hornik
Professor of Communication, UPenn

Robert C. Hornik (Ph.D., Stanford University) is the Wilbur Schramm Professor of Communication and Health Policy at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania.  Since 2003, he has directed Penn’s National Cancer Institute-funded Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research.  Previously he led the evaluation of more than 20 evaluations of public health communication campaigns including those focused on child survival and HIV prevention throughout the world as well as the evaluation of the US National Youth Antidrug Media Campaign. He is the author of Development Communication, edited Public Health Communication: Evidence for Behavior Change and co-edited Prediction and Change of Health Behavior as well as more than 100 refereed articles and papers. He has served on four US Institute of Medicine Committees. 

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Mark Adams
Finance Director

Mark Adams is DMI's Finance Director.   He is a Chartered Accountant and has held a number of senior finance roles across a range of sectors.

Mark was previously Chief Financial Officer at Hastings Direct. Prior to that he was Interim Chief Financial Officer at easyJet plc, group finance director and then CEO at Helphire Group plc, and CFO at Alpha Airports Group plc and STA Travel Group. In addition to his core finance and commercial skills, Mark has considerable experience in all areas of corporate finance, both equity and debt fund raising and investor relations.

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Jimmy Whitworth
Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, LSHTM

Dr Jimmy Whitworth is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was previously Head of Population Health at the Wellcome Trust. His role at LSHTM, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust, is intended to strengthen the global response to infectious disease epidemics in the wake of the Ebola crisis.

Initially this will involve coordinating and stimulating the research already underway in the worst affected regions of West Africa, identifying any gaps and ensuring that we learn all we can from research into experimental vaccines and therapeutics while there are still active cases of the infection. In the longer term, the role will help shape the way we prepare for, and respond to, future outbreaks of Ebola and other infectious diseases in West Africa, the UK and globally. This will involve close cooperation with the organisations leading the Ebola response, including the World Health Organization, the UK Department for International Development, USAID, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

He became Head of Population Health at the Wellcome Trust in 2013, having previously been Head of International Activities for nine years. He qualified in medicine in 1979 and was Professor of International Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine from 1999 to 2004. He has also worked in the Gambia for Save the Children, and in Sierra Leone and Uganda for the Medical Research Council.

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David Heymann
Chair, Public Health England

David Heymann worked for 13 years as a medical epidemiologist in sub-Saharan Africa on assignment from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He also worked in India for two years as a medical epidemiologist in the WHO Smallpox Eradication Programme, where smallpox was eradicated in 1978. He took an active role in the first Ebola outbreak in 1976, and led the response team during the 1995 Kikwit outbreak. In 2003 he was at the forefront of the SARS epidemic, working with his team to mediate international effort to halt the pandemic. He then joined the World Health Organization, where he was chief of research activities in the WHO Global Programme on AIDS, Director of the WHO Programme on Emerging and other Communicable Diseases, Executive Director of the WHO Communicable Diseases Cluster, and Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment and the representative of the Director-General for Polio Eradication. David was appointed Chairman of the Board of the UK Health Protection Agency in April 2009 and was confirmed as Chair of its successor, Public Health England, in November 2012. He is Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House.

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Head Office Staff (London)

Will Snell
Director of Strategy and Development

Will Snell is DMI's Director of Strategy and Development. He has a first-class degree from the University of Oxford. Will has spent 16 years working in the international development and governmental sectors in the UK and overseas. He set up an African educational charity, Harambee Schools Kenya, in 1999. He also founded and ran Skills Venture, an African business volunteering project. Will worked for the UK Government for four years, at the Department of Health and DFID, and has undertaken consulting projects for a range of Government Departments and NGOs.

At DMI, Will leads on developing strategy, designing projects and securing significant funding to save a million lives through radio and TV behaviour change health campaigns in developing countries. He has led on DMI's expansion into DRC, Mozambique and Tanzania, and is fundraising for projects in all three countries, as well as in Burkina Faso.

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Will Bishop
Operations Manager

Will is DMI’s Operations Manager. He has a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Bristol. Will has spent recent years working in Tanzania, Spain and South Africa running engineering projects for a sugar business, and has also spent time volunteering with an educational charity in Colombia.

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Radha Chakraborty
Creative Director

Radha Chakraborty is DMI's Creative Director. As Creative Director she oversees and edits creative content generated by DMI's team of scriptwriters in Burkina Faso for DMI's mass media campaigns.

Prior to joining DMI, she was Operations Director at Comic Relief, which runs the UK's largest single public media campaign. During her tenure, Comic Relief achieved its highest ever fundraising figure (£104m in 2011). She is the producer and co-writer of a number of feature films, commercials and short films, including New Year's Eve (starring Keira Knightley and winner of Best British Short Film and Sky Movies Best Short Films of The Year), Someone Else (starring Stephen Mangan and winner of Variety Critics' Choice at Cannes), and Honeymooner.

Radha has had a parallel career as a management consultant; after a mathematics degree at Imperial College she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor at PWC, and worked at Shell before becoming a partner at Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson), where she currently leads one of their UK practices.

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Matt Trueman
Special Projects Manager

Matt Trueman is DMI’s Special Projects Manager. He has a Masters from King’s College London, and spent seven years working in advertising before joining DMI in November 2015. Matt provides project support to Cathryn Wood (DMI's Head of Innovation), and is responsible for expanding DMI’s presence across Africa through a network of local partners, to enable DMI to target a wider audience at short notice.

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Kethakie Lamahewa
Research Manager

Kethakie Lamahewa joined DMI in August 2016 as Research Manager. Her background is in Social Sciences and Epidemiology. Before joining DMI, Kethakie was based in the Department of Primary Care and Population Health in the Institute of Epidemiology at University College London, where she also completed her PhD. Kethakie has 10 years of research experience and has worked in a number of different areas, including mental health and dementia. Her PhD research focused on identifying prognostic factors associated with symptom severity among primary care attenders with unexplained physical symptoms. In the past, she has collaborated with researchers in the sub-continent and conducted her own research in Sri Lanka. Kethakie has a degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Masters in Public Policy and Medicine, Science & Society from King’s College London.

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Katy Muddyman
Office and Project Support Manager

Katy Muddyman joined DMI in November 2012 after completing a Masters in Public Health. Prior to this, she worked for a NHS Primary Care Trust in the commissioning department. She also has experience working in medical communications and marketing.

As Office and Project Support Manager at DMI, Katy works closely with Roy Head (CEO) and gives administrative support to the team. Katy is also involved with operations, assisting Jennifer Steel (Director of Operations & Finance) by providing project support. Katy manages our recruitment process, looks after our IT and manages the day-to-day requirements of the DMI London office.

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Katrina Stockdale
Finance Manager

Katrina is DMI’s Finance Manager. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working in PwC’s Assurance division, before being seconded to PwC's Melbourne office for 18 months to work with small businesses and entrepreneurs. After this she spent three months in Nairobi, giving business advice and support to refugees. She has since worked as an accountant in France.

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Joanna Murray
Head of Research

Joanna Murray is DMI's Head of Research. Her background is in epidemiology and public health. Before joining DMI, Jo was a researcher based in the Child Health Unit in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, where she also completed her PhD. She worked on various research projects around improving neonatal and child health through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious illnesses. Her doctorate focused on the epidemiology of respiratory infections among infants, using novel methods to utilise and link data from electronic patient records. She has a degree in Biology from the University of York and a Masters in Modern Epidemiology from Imperial College London. 

At DMI, Jo is responsible for overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of our behaviour change communication campaigns. This involves both qualitative and quantitative research, which is used to inform campaign design and implementation as well as to measure our impact. Jo oversees all phases of the research process, from the study design and development of survey tools, to the supervision of data collection, and then the analysis, interpretation and dissemination of research findings and publication in peer-reviewed journals. 

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Jennifer Steel
Director of Operations and Finance

Jennifer Steel is DMI's Director of Operations and Finance. She has a degree from the University of Bristol and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Jennifer previously worked at KPMG in their Restructuring practice, providing advice to stressed companies and managing insolvent businesses. She also spent some time in Rwanda, providing financial support and management advice to a small Rwandan NGO. 

Jennifer joined DMI as Finance Manager in 2012 and spent a couple of years running the finances of the organisation and getting to understand DMI's projects. During this time Jennifer spent three months working in DMI's Burkina Faso office, which gave her a chance to see the projects close up. As Director of Operations and Finance, Jennifer is responsible for setting up and coordinating projects and ensuring that they meet DMI's and our donors' aims. Jennifer also oversees the finance function of DMI and works closely with DMI's Finance Manager, Katrina Stockdale. 

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Clara Straimer
Business Development Manager

Clara joined DMI as Business Development Manager after three years in Pakistan. She holds an MSc in Forced Migration from the University of Oxford. Before joining DMI, Clara worked as Research and Development Manager for ACTED in Pakistan. In this role, she raised funds for establishing the organisation’s first Research and Development Department, and led large-scale programmes evaluating the impact of microfinance and nutrition programmes on women and poor households.

Clara's experience ranges from working on large scale hygiene promotion and WASH programmes for the Red Cross in the Philippines, to managing a three-year vocational training and economic development programme in rural Pakistan. She has successfully established a variety of public-private partnerships and has worked closely with governments, universities, microfinance institutions, solar energy companies, and technical and vocational training centres serving communities in rural areas.

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Cecilia Hue
Executive Producer

Cecilia is an Executive Producer at DMI. She has directed and filmed all over the world for every major British and American broadcaster and has extensive experience of working in difficult and challenging environments. Examples of her previous work include films about inmates in a notoriously dangerous Argentinian prison, camel herders in the Sahara, and a family living on Gaza's frontline. Cecilia also worked on the BAFTA and Emmy award winning BBC series 'Human Planet'. She speaks six languages, including fluent French and Spanish. Her role at DMI is to oversee short drama/advert scripts produced in French by our Burkina Faso team. She is also in charge of overseeing our creative outputs in Tanzania and Mozambique and making sure we are most effective at engaging audiences and changing behaviours.

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Cathryn Wood
Head of Innovation

Cathryn Wood is DMI’s Head of Innovation. Following a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, she spent seven years at the BBC, where she was a Radio 4 Producer. Cathryn is a Winston Churchill Fellow and has carried out research and capacity building projects with the Community Radio Sector in Malawi. She has worked closely with and evaluated maternal health radio programmes in a number of Commonwealth Countries. Prior to joining DMI, Cathryn worked with the broadcast sector in the Public Engagement team for the Wellcome Trust.

As Head of Innovation, Cathryn leads on developing new areas of activity for DMI, including new behaviour change topic areas and new channels (such as mobile phones) for reaching our target audiences.

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Alan Li
Finance Assistant

Alan Li is DMI’s Finance Assistant. He joined DMI in September 2016 after completing A-Levels in Maths, Economics and Computing. Along with his studies, Alan has previously worked at a solicitor’s office and barrister’s chambers. He is also currently working towards receiving an AAT Accounting Qualification by 2017. 

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Independent Advisors

Simon Cousens
Professor of Epidemiology, LSHTM

Simon Cousens is Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with a particular interest in child health in low income settings and in neonatal health. Current field research includes work on neonatal survival in Pakistan and Ethiopia, and on childhood malaria and child survival in Burkina Faso. He has been involved in work to improve global estimates of cause-specific neonatal mortality as a member of the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group. Simon has worked closely with DMI on a ground-breaking model to predict how many lives can be saved by media campaigns in low-income countries. 

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Richard Horton
Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet

Richard Horton qualified in medicine from the University of Birmingham in 1986. In 1990 he joined The Lancet as an assistant editor and moved to New York as North American editor in 1993. In 1995 he returned to the UK to become Editor-in-Chief of the Lancet, a position he still holds. He was the first President of the World Association of Medical Editors and is a Past-President of the US Council of Science Editors. He is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, and the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Founder Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences. He chairs the Royal College of Physicians' Working Party on Physicians and the Pharmaceutical Industry; co-chairs a WHO Scientific Advisory Group on Clinical Trials Registration; is a Council Member of the Global Forum for Health Research; is a Board Member of the Health Metrics Network; sits on the External Reference Group for WHO's Research Strategy; and is an External Advisory Board Member for the WHO European Region.

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Rachel Glennerster
Executive Director, J-PAL

Rachel Glennerster is Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Her current research includes randomized evaluations of community driven development in Sierra Leone, empowerment of adolescent girls in Bangladesh, and health, education, and microfinance in India.

Rachel Glennerster helped establish Deworm the World of which she is a board member. Before joining J-PAL, she worked on debt relief and the reform of the international monetary system at the International Monetary Fund, and financial regulation at the Harvard Institute for International Development and the UK Treasury. In the mid 1990s she was part of the UK delegation to the IMF and World Bank. She has a PhD in economics from Birkbeck College, University of London, and is coauthor of “Strong Medicine: Creating Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research on Neglected Diseases.”

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Peter Gill
Journalist and Broadcaster

Peter Gill is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in development affairs.  He is the author of four books on development themes, and has led successful media for development projects for the BBC in India.  His behaviour change campaigns on leprosy and HIV/AIDS won a series of national and international awards for media excellence in the cause of health promotion.

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Joy Phumaphi
Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance

Joy Phumaphi entered public service in Botswana as a local government auditor. From 1994 to 2003, she went on to serve in Parliament and as a representative to the Southern African Development Community. She entered the Cabinet with responsibility for lands and housing, and developed the first national housing policy. Joy subsequently served as Minister for Health, where she restructured the ministry to make it more focused on results while overseeing revision of the Public Health Act and putting into action a multi-sectoral plan to combat HIV/AIDS. In 2003 she became Assistant Director General for Family and Community Health Department at the World Health Organisation. She joined the World Bank in 2007 as Vice President of the Human Development Network. She is now Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance.

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Cesar Victora
Professor of Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas

Cesar Victora is one of the world's leading epidemiologists in child health. He qualified as a doctor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and taught at the Medical School in Pelotas before heading to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to study for a PhD in health care and epidemiology. After graducation Cesar returned to Pelotas and set up a new research department at the university, which is now one of the best-known centres for epidemiology in Brazil. His work on breastfeeding, nutrition, and infant growth, based on research among the local children, has international respect. A birth cohort study he started in 1982 of 6000 babies born in Pelotas, which is ongoing, is one of the longest prospective studies of its kind ever undertake.

 

In 1997, Cesar became a senior technical adviser to the World Health Organisation (WHO), helping to assess its global strategy on the integrated management of diarrhoeal and respiratory diseases and other major causes of mortality in children. He is now a consultant to the department of child and adolescent health and development at the WHO. In 2003, Cesar was the joint coordinator of the groundbreaking Lancet child survival series.

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Bocar Kouyaté
Technical Advisor to the Minister of Health, Burkina Faso

Dr Bocar Amadou Kouyaté , MD, MPH, PhD is a public health specialist with substantial experience in health service management. He is the technical advisor to the Minister of Health of Burkina Faso.  He is a former Director of the National Malaria Research and Training Centre (CNRFP) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and was the co-founder and former director of the Nouna Health Research Centre (CRSN) in rural Burkina Faso.

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Anne Mills
Professor of Health Economics and Policy, LSHTM

Anne Mills is the Head of the Faculty of Public Health and Policy and the Vice Director for Academic Affairs at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She has a degree in history and economics from the University of Oxford and a PHD from LSHTM looking at malaria in Nepal. Her main research interests are the financing and organisation of health care in low and middle income countries and the economics of tropical disease control, especially malaria.

Until recently Anne chaired the Board of the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, which is based in the World Health Organisation (WHO).She was a member of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, and co-chaired Working Group 1 of the High Level Taskforce on Innovative International Financing for Health Systems. She is an advisory editor of the Health Policy and Planning Journal.

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Management Team (Africa Regional)

Matthew Lavoie
Regional Director, Africa

Matthew Lavoie is DMI’s Regional Director for Africa, based in Morocco. He has 22 years of experience in Africa as an ethnographer and radio producer, including 7 years as a senior radio producer and broadcaster for Voice of America’s Africa Division, working across Francophone Africa. For five years he was DMI's Country Director for Burkina Faso, where he led the team that set up and ran our successful child survival RCT

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Management Team (Burkina Faso)

Salim Salam
Head of Training and Production (Burkina Faso)

Salim works closely with our radio partners in Burkina and also produces our video content for various projects. He is a qualified teacher and youth worker, who was an activist for community radio for many years, setting up a radio station in London for Asian communities. He left youth work as a trainer and began in media as a freelancer making  music videos and training films, before graduating to long form documentaries. He spent 13 years at the BBC producing and directing TV series filmed in the UK and many international locations. For much of this time, he also produced and presented his own weekly radio show on GLR, the BBC’s local radio station for London. After leaving the BBC, Salim specialised in producing online media content for national education institutions, start-ups and charities.

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Rita Lamoukri
Research Manager (Burkina Faso)

Rita is the Research Manager for DMI in Burkina Faso. Prior to joining DMI, she worked in the fields of micro-finance, community development, and the fight against AIDS. 

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Maimouna N'Diaye
Scriptwriter Supervisor (Burkina Faso)

Maimouna is responsible for the supervision and training of DMI's team of scriptwriters. After completing a postgraduate degree in theatrical anthropology, she settled in the Ivory Coast, where she participated in theatre productions in several villages, and presented numerous radio and television programmes related to culture and health. Since 2005, she has been working in Burkina Faso as a Director of documentaries about women and children.

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Jessica Baumgardner-Zuzik
Head of Research (Burkina Faso)

Jessica is interested in gender, post-conflict resolution, economics, and M&E. She has volunteered extensively in her communities through counseling and advocacy. She has worked in women’s shelters as a rape counsellor and advocate, participated in children’s non-violence-in-action programs, mediated conflict resolution, and acted as a sexual education instructor. Jessica has over six years of upper management experience, and excels at handling programme logistics, M&E activities, field design and implementation of impact evaluations, RCTs, academic and short-term research. She has worked on projects and in research involving economic empowerment, menengage and SGBV activities, gender and entrepreneurship, and cross-sector gender involvement in industry. She has worked with individuals of differing cultures and in diverse situations and she has no fear of extensive traveling or of austere conditions. She speaks French and Spanish and has lived and worked in France, West Africa, East Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

In her new role as DMI's Head of Research in Burkina Faso, Jessica is responsible for overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of five radio campaigns, development of a new quantitative research agenda, and finding creative research solutions to assess and enhance current DMI activities in country.

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Ibrahim Paraiso
Chief Financial Officer (Burkina Faso)

Ibrahim holds a degree in Finance, Accounting and Audit and a masters in Economics. He previously worked as Finance and Accounts Manager for CAT-LOGISTICS SA in Niger. He also worked at the Society for the Study of Hydraulic Structures (Société d'Etudes et de Réalisations d'Ouvrages Hydrauliques) in Burkina Faso and as a Junior Auditor for the Office of Financial Audit and Accountancy – Komboïgo and Associates (Cabinet d'Audit Financier et d'Expertise Comptable Komboïgo et Associés).

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Glwadys Ouedraogo
Head of Human Resources (Burkina Faso)

Glwadys holds a degree in Human Resources Management and a masters in Legal Management Consultancy specialising in banking insurance. She previously worked as Head of Human Resources at the Ouagadougou Office for Public Transport (Société de Transport en Commun de Ouagadougou), Human Resources Manager and Legal Officer for the SOPAM Group (Geofor, CDI, BRAFASO , SOPAM Energy) and Human Resources Manager for E2C International.

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François Laureys
Country Director (Burkina Faso)

François Laureys is DMI's Country Director in Burkina Faso, as of September 2016. He has 16 years of experience in West Africa as a trainer and country manager for ICT4D programmes in health, agriculture and education for the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD), a Dutch NGO. Prior to this, he worked as a radio journalist for community radios, for national radio and for Radio Netherlands International. He has a background in Communication Sciences.

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Bassirou Kagone
Deputy Country Director (Burkina Faso)

Bassirou Kagone is Deputy Country Director for Burkina Faso. He is a former employee of the government radio regulator in Burkina Faso, the Supreme Communication Council (CSC), with extensive experience of media monitoring, and has been instrumental in shaping our understanding of rural radio in Burkina Faso. 

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Management Team (Mozambique)

Delphine Goux
Country Representative, Mozambique

Delphine Goux is DMI´s Country Representative in Mozambique. She is a public health and health communication specialist with more than 10 years of experience in international public health, project management, health policy analysis, strategic plan development and community-based programme implementation and evaluation. She has worked on projects targeting prevention and treatment for HIV/AIDS and maternal health in Mozambique, Central African Republic, Lesotho and the Netherlands. Her academic background is in Immunology, Oncology and Public Health. Delphine is fluent in Portuguese, English and French.

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Project Staff (Burkina Faso)

Sylvain Kousse
Researcher

Sylvain is a reseacher. He is a sociologist by training. 

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Souleymane Salouka
Senior Researcher

Souleymane Salouka is a Senior Researcher at DMI. He has extensive research experience in the fields of health and development. He is particularly interested in understanding the logic behind health behaviour in rural Burkina Faso. He holds a Master’s degree in social psychology.

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Souleymane Maiga
Radio Script Writer

Souleymane  is a radio script-writer. He is a bilingual psycho-sociologist, specialising in persuasive communication. He has extensive experience in community health, having worked on a programme for the Red Cross. 

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Solange Ouedraogo
Radio Script Writer

Solange is a radio script-writer. She holds a Master’s degree in business communication and international relation.

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Sidi Traore
Radio Script Writer

Sidi is a radio script-writer. Prior to joining DMI, he worked in security and catering.

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Sayouba Sawadogo
Driver

Sayouba Sawadogo is a driver and mechanic with 15 years of experience. Before joining DMI, he worked at Service Eau Potable, Geofor, Brafaso, Promise, APERSEC and ANRS (University of Ouagadougou).

 

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Ramatou Thiombiano
Radio Script Writer

Ramatou is a radio script-writer. She has 10 years experience in the field, and was a radio producer with Equal Access in Niger before joining DMI. She holds a degree in radio and television journalism.

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Patricia Ouoba
Radio Script Writer

Patricia is a radio script-writer. She was a teacher for 11 years, with a background in linguistics. She has a very good understanding of the realities of rural life.

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Parfaite Kiema
Technical Manager

Parfaite is a technical manager. She is an audio-visual and film engineer by training, and has been a sound mixer on many feature-length films in Burkina Faso.

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Moussa Tiendrebeogo
Zone Producer

Moussa Tiendrebeogo is the Zone Producer for Sapouy intervention zone. Before joining DMI, he was a radio producer at Radio Pougnèré (Pouytenga).

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Mireille Belem
Health Content Manager

Mireille Belem is the Health Content Manager for DMI in Burkina Faso. She is currently conducting qualitative research to identify the barriers to health behaviours in Burkina Faso. Prior to joining DMI, she carried out research in the fields of HIV-AIDS and climate change. She holds a degree in environmental sciences and a Master's Degree in sociology.

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Marcel Rouamba
Driver & Mechanic

Marcel (Wendpanga) is a driver and mechanic. He has been trained in the management of transport logistics, driving techniques, and the upkeep and maintenance of 4x4 vehicles. Before joining DMI, he worked at Plan Burkina and Centre Muraz.

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Kokovi Lawson
Radio Script Writer

Kokovi is a radio script-writer. She is a communicator by training. 

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Josiane Dandjinou
Operations & Research Administrator

Josiane Dandjinou is the Operations and Research Administrator. She joined DMI with many years of experience of development and health research projects. 

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Guikierba Nanoano
Scriptwriter Co-ordinator

Guikierba is the scriptwriter co-ordinator for DMI Burkina Faso. She was a teacher for 8 years, and speaks and writes fluent Gourmantché and Mooré. She has a very good knowledge of rural areas. She has a background in linguistics.

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Félicia Daila
Radio Script Writer

Félicia is a radio script writer. She holds a Master’s degree in labour and tax law.

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Fatimata Tiendrebeogo
Finance Administrator

Fatimata is the Finance Administrator at DMI. She is a secretary by training, and was previously an accounts assistant at SIGEC Telecom.

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Delphine Ouattara
Radio Script Writer

Delphine is a radio script-writer. She has been a television, cinema and radio theatre actress for about 20 years. 

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Chantal Korsaga
Radio Script Writer

Chantal is a radio script-writer. She holds a Master’s degree in biological science and animal physiology.

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Boukare Dabo
Driver

Boukare is a driver at DMI. He is a trained mechanic.

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Awa Traore
Radio Script Writer

Awa is a radio script-writer, and an economist by background. 

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Andréa Banhoro
Radio Script Writer

Andréa is a radio scriptwriter. She has completed training on STIs, family planning and decontamination. In the evenings, she pursues her studies in Marketing in Business. 

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Alima Sedego
Radio Script Writer

Alima  is a radio script-writer. She was previously a French teacher and a data researcher.

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Adèle Madiega
Logistician

Adèle is the Radio Production Administrator. Prior to joining DMI she worked as an Assistant at a Law firm, as a trainee at the mobile telephone company, TELECEL Faso, and at the Commercial Bank of Burkina Faso (BCB). She holds a Master’s degree in Communications.

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Abdramane Bamba
Zone Producer

Abdramane Bamba is the Zone Producer for the Banfora region. Before joining DMI, he was a television producer at RTB (Radio-Television du Burkina). He is a specialist in health communications.

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Project Staff (Mozambique)

Alberto Sambo
Project Co-ordinator, Manica

Alberto has an honours degree in Social Sciences, Community Development and Environmental Management from the Universidade Pedagogica of Mozambique. He is also undertaking a masters degree in Environmental Management and Audit.

Alberto has nineteen years of experience working in community development in Mozambique, with an emphasis on child protection, gender-based violence, girls’ rights, prevention of HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene. His experience includes monitoring and evaluating various projects in close coordination with international organizations and national partners, skills development and project management, and capacity building of Mozambican civil society organizations and governmental institutions.

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