Joy Owango


Bio: Joy Owango, Executive Director, Training Centre in Communication

Joy Owango is an experienced award winning Founding Director with a demonstrated history of working in capacity support for early career researchers. She is skilled in Management, Business Strategy and Research Metrics. She is experienced in matters relating to Research Capacity, Higher Education, Research Analytics, Donor and Government Relations.

Her strengths come in creating and building collaborations using the triple helix in industry, academia and government. She has created such collaborations with the set up of the Training Centre in Communication (private/Non-Governmental Organisation), with, the University of Nairobi (the leading university in East Africa). The objective of the collaboration was to create a support system to help researchers disseminate their research. The programme is celebrating its 14th year anniversary.

She is a firm believer in open science being a conduit to democratising higher education and fulfilling SDG 4.

Abstract: "Open Science African Perspectives Through Strategic Partnerships and Its Impact on Democratizing Knowledge"

During the event with the main theme focused on “Science Cooperation- Taking NRENs Further, TCC Africa’s executive director, Ms. Joy Owango, talked on ‘Open Science African Perspectives Through Strategic Partnerships and Its Impact on Democratizing Knowledge’ During her talk she emphasized the key interventions being implemented by TCC Africa and its partners- the Public Library of Science (PLOS), the Association of African Universities(AAU), the East African Science & Technology Commission, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in promoting the adoption of Open Science principles and practices at the institutional, national and regional levels in the continent.

The purpose of the high-level participation at e-AGE22, which included leaders from Arab countries as well as representatives from national, regional, & global organizations, was to investigate the possibility of collaborating in scientific research & to launch a scientific conversation by utilizing technological infrastructures that are robust &environments that are open.