Our governance structure has in place a Board that provides technical, programmatic and managerial oversight. The secretariat reports directly to the board through the Programmes Coordinator on all issues requiring approval, advise and oversight. As a team, all members of the Board play pivotal roles in ensuring programme and organisation success.

Antonny Otieno
Board Chair

Antonny is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with experience and interest in policy & legislation review and development drafting, philanthropy and communications. He  previously ran the online and offline based communications & technology tools, platforms and programs at the East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN).

 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Sociology and a Bachelor of Laws degree both from the University of Nairobi. He additionally holds a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law  and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya(LSK), the East Africa Law Society (EALS) and the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel (CALC). Additionally, he serves in the Gender Committee of the Law Society of Kenya.

 

He is passionate about the application of new technologies and communication tools to enable social and economic development. He is also keen to disect the application of the law in enhancing legislative policies that promote social and economic development.

Catherine Mwendwa
Board member

Catherine has lived in the Mathare neighbourhood for over 12years and is passionate about community philanthropy and peace building. She is motivated to support organizations keen in engaging young people in building peaceful societies.

Catherine has over 7 years of experience in the philanthropy sector providing support to the planning and implementation of multiple projects within Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania including philanthropy and peacebuilding. Her skills include research, cause marketing, youth development and resource mobilization.  

She has worked with local and international grantmaking organizations and possesses great reporting skills and project coordination skills. Her contribution to Slum TV is providing strategic support in programme development, reporting and resource mobilization.

She holds an M.A in Conflict Management and B.A in sociology.

Joy Nduto
Board member

Joy is a TV/Film content producer, director, distributor and consultant with over 12 year’s work experience in the TV and Film industry. She has previously worked at Wananchi Group, Zuku TV as a Commissioning Editor and a Producer/Director/Editor at RedHouse Group Ltd advertising agency.

 

She has also been selected to be a juror and film awards consultant for different local and international film festivals including the International Emmy Awards competition (2016 – 2018). As the Secretary General of Kenya Film and Television Professionals Association her vision is to create, promote and build a robust content platform that will offer collaborative production opportunities within the African TV/Film industry and produce content that will appeal both locally and internationally.

 

She has a passion for telling stories ‘that are for us, done by us’

Sam Hopkins
Founder & Board member

Sam is an artist and scholar who is attentive to the ways in which narratives and truths are encoded and produced by different media. His work is rooted in Kenya and engages with specific networks to collectively interrupt authoritative narratives of power. He explores various ways of 'co-producing' artworks as counter narratives that can be read both within and beyond the gallery/museum.

 

Hopkins has participated in various international exhibitions, including biennales in Lagos, Dakar, Poznan, and Moscow, and has exhibited at a wide range of museums and galleries, including the Dortmunder U, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunsthaus Bregenz, the Goodman Gallery, and Richard Taittinger Gallery. His work is held in the collections of the Smithsonian, Abteiberg Museum, the Iwalewahaus. In 2014 he was named one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine.

 

He currently works as an Artist Researcher at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and continues to develop his research in Nairobi

Ephantus Kariuki
Programmes Coordinator

Ephantus is a young talented passionate filmmaker;with a Diploma in TV Production from Wilnag Media School. He has been involved in a number of productions both locally and internationally as a DOP Camera Operator and Director.  His most notable works are

  • 2015 Director of ‘999 Little Angels’ for Gemini Film&Library, Hamburg

  • 2011 Feb – May: Cameraman at Southern Sudan Television in Juba, Southern Sudan

  • 2009 Director of award wining film ‘The Lost Chance’ at Nuff Festival in Oslo, Norway

  • 2008 Commissioned by UN – Habitat to produce a short film for World Urban Forum in China

  • 2009 May Cameraman at Donau Festival in Krems, Austria

  • 2007 Worked as a volunteer cameraman in Participatory Video Project (PVP) club of Film Aid International (FAI) operations in Kakuma Refugees Camp in Turkana, Kenya

Beatrice Kiambo
Finance & Admin Officer

Beatrice is a graduate of the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication in Radio Production and also holds a CPA I qualifaication from the KCA University.

 

She has previously worked with Coro fm and presently oversees the Finance & Administration matters of Slum TV. She is passionate and motivated on telling beautiful stories from the slums and always looks forward to showcasing them,

Idah Opollo
Training & Production Officer

“I am interested in slum or marginalized people, because I believe their dreams are not of ordinary people. Perhaps a slum or marginalized person can give you an accurate vision of a society because (they) vary from its norms”

 

Idah's passion for film started back in high school and at an early stage began film shoots in her local church (RGC-HURUMA). She has been involved in a number of productions as a freelance and with Visual Works Africa, Endemol Kenya, Nation Media Group and Slum TV

She heads the training and production department at Slum TV

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