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Israel Bionyi

Israel Bionyi

Communications and Outreach Manager - Africa

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Biography

Award winning communications specialist and respected former journalist with a strong passion for the planet. Double master’s in Communications and Media and Public Relations from the Universities of Douala, Cameroon and Leicester, UK in the School of Media and Communication. More than 7 years of career experience in international development and journalism. He has won several awards for his work in media and development, including the United Nations Media for Social Impact Leadership Council Award 2018, the Science Media Award and Summit Fellowship, the African Development Bank Energy and Climate Fellowship and the Haller Development Journalism Award 2015.

In 2015 via his found organisation, Development Media for Africa, he organised an environmental writing competition for rural secondary schools in Cameroon, which highlighted the importance of agriculture, when he also won the World Vision for Education and Development award in Cameroon for excellence in promoting rural education. Israel has published several journalistic articles and academic publications focused on data, knowledge communication and media economics.

Latest posts

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regional Internet Ecosystems? Thumbnail
Infrastructure and Community Development 4 May 2021

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regional Internet Ecosystems?

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and work are still online while the pressure on Internet ecosystems remains...

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Infrastructure and Community Development 12 March 2021

In Macedonia, Strengthening IXP.mk’s Peering Infrastructure

The Internet Society has been supporting the development of the Internet in Macedonia by collaborating with the Faculty of...

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Infrastructure and Community Development 16 October 2020

In Africa, Strengthening Digital Infrastructure for a Safe Return to Schools

When COVID-19 struck Africa, governments imposed temporary or full shutdowns of education systems to contain its spread. At least...

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