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, advice 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.

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 talented passionate filmmaker and has been involved in a number of productions both locally and internationally as a camera operator, director or producer. He began his career as a journalist covering security and politics in Kenya and South Sudan.

 His most notable works are;

  • 2019 Juala short that won 2nd prize at the 6th International Cellphilm Festival, Montreal Canada

  • 2018 G-Involve feature that seeks to encourage young people to GET UP and GET INVOLVED in the governance of the communities.

  • 2015 Directed of ‘999 Angels for Gemini Film & Library, Hamburg

  • 2009 Directed an award-winning documentary ‘The Lost Chance’ Nuff Festival in Oslo

Jane Tracey Wamarwa, Project Manager

A young talented lady with a degree in Gender and Development and Political Science minor from Kenyatta University. She also holds a certificate in Film Production from SlumTV. She has been involved in various community development initiatives like “Binti Pamoja” and Education Programs with Carolina for Kibera.

She believes that Sustainable Development Goals can only be achieved when women and men gain equal access to resources and developing their capacities in order to actively participate in shaping their own life and community in economic, social and political terms.

In terms of expression, I have a strong belief that Film, Photography, and Radio Programs are the strongest tools that women can use to express their inner themselves (hearts) as well as a boosting platform for their dreams.

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 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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