Behind this project is a small team of dedicated individuals. Here is a small list of our team of contributors. We are always looking for opportunities to learn and grow. If you wish to be part of or contribute to publikaccessnetwork.com feel free to contact us.
Kate Sem-Ackah is passionate about matters of the youth in Ghana and takes every opportunity to be a voice for them. With a Diploma in Basic Education she has taught for a while, before pursuing a Bachelor of Arts programme in Communication Studies. She has written a book: 'Break of Dawn' , that celebrates the struggles and hopes of the youth. She also currently writes serial features for publication and online articles
Benon M. Gowa practices with the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda. Where he advises the organization and in-house counsel on a range of compliance and transactional matters touching on legal and regulatory affairs, due diligence, procurement contracts , corporate governance, administration, compliance and risk. He's also a very passionate civil rights activists and a seasonal contributor of articles touching the matter of rights observance for the disadvantaged groups of individuals in his community. Benon holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice of the Law Development Center. His a member of the Uganda Law Society.
Mpho Motlhabani, has vast experience in television, radio and print. His among the pioneers of Botswana Television, having worked there as a designer and assisted in other areas such as art direction, lighting, camera and production. He has worked in the Health Education Unit, producing audio-visual educational material. Photography is another area I have done. His other experiences include curating exhibitions and advocacy on media freedom. He brings his graphic design and passion for photography into the PAN project.
Pennie is studying towards a degree in Travel and Tourism Management with Makerere University in Uganda. She is a passionate traveller and a once upon aspiring pilot. Previously a Business Administrator and Accountant, Pennie is working her way towards a career in Travel management and consultancy.
Thapelo Ndlovu is a writer. His latest published work, Dear Power, monologues- is a political satire on African leadership. His professional life spans across different sectors, government, NGO and private sector. He has been a teacher, journalist and above all a media and civil society activist. Ndlovu currently works part time as a sub editor for Botswana's only independent daily, Mmegi; runs his own online news magazine, Sniffdog hosted at www.thapeloindlovu.com and occasionally contribute to international websites such as ThinkAfricaPress, Community to protect journalists and has also contributed chapters to other books, notably, democracy index on Botswana by IDASA.
Ngonidzashe Katsamba is a passionate Telecoms marketer who holds Honours in Business studies from the University of Zimbabwe, an Advanced Diploma in Telecommunications and Digital networks engineering from City SND Guilds UK, a Professional Diploma in Marketing from CIM (UK) and is currently work towards Chartered Marketer status. Ngoni has been working in Zimbabwe’s Telecoms industry for the past 5 years and he has seen Zimbabwe’s Telecoms industry consumption from purely voice to a mixture of voice and data with data on the growth trend.
Tenford Chitanana is a communications practitioner with interests in documentary film, crisis communications, web analytics, inbound marketing and social media. He is the Managing Editor of PAN. His passion is to build a well curated hub of knowledge and stories on African politics, entrepreneurship and the arts.
Erin LaBrake is a self proclaimed citizen of the world. Her background includes a BA in Public Relations and she is currently an MA candidate in an international communication management program. She is an avid pontificator, idea generator, and content creator.
Marian Mazi has read for an Honours in Political Science Degree and Masters in International Relations. She is passionate about the day to day lives of Wastakians. A lover of all things Art...Aspiration pedagogy!!!
Takawira Kapikinyu is a humanitarian aid professional focusing on emergency and post conflict response. He has worked for various organizations dedicated to humanitarian aid in Africa and around the world. His main focus is refugees, displaced people and gender issues. His passion is to help Africa realize a better peaceful and equitable path to development. He is a holder of Sociology and a Masters in Rural and Urban Planning degrees from the University of Zimbabwe, and is finishing his second Masters in Sustainable International Development at Brandeis University’s Heller School (USA). He enjoys traveling and is a self-taught photographer.