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Otieno, Aggrey Willis

Aggrey Willis Otieno


Aggrey Willis Otieno is a Communication for Development specialist. In 2011, he received a Master of Arts in Communications and Development and a graduate certificate in African Community Health from Ohio University. He is currently a PhD student at the School of Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University.

In development practice, Aggrey has over 16 years of resourceful work experience and skills in designing and facilitating participatory planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning protocols and processes in child protection, health communication & good governance promotion. Aggrey has worked and consulted for international development organizations in Child Rights, Social Accountability, and Health promotion. He has founded several projects including anti-child trafficking, community media outlets and telemedicine initiatives. Aggrey is the author of “Condemning women to early graves: Innovating new approaches to combating maternal and neonatal mortality in Kenya.” And also, "Improving Health Communications in Kenya: A feasibility study on engaging Frontline Health workers in Using Mobile Technology. He also authored, “Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism in Kenya,” and co-authored, “Association between Substance Use and Concurrent Sexual Relationships in Korogocho Slums of Nairobi, Kenya.”

Aggrey’s multi method research interests are geared towards studying new media effects on society. His current work aims at investigating users’ engagement, attitudes & behaviour focussing on social media use for child protection, health communication and political engagement. He utilizes social media analytic tools to analyze, visualize & interpret big data. Aggrey works as a teaching assistant at the School of Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University. He has been a Ford Foundation Scholar and USIP University for Ushahidi Fellow. Aggrey is the 2013 African Children's Hero award winner, 2015 Excellence in Global Leadership Engagement Award winner and the 2012-2014 Rolex Laureate.


Email: ao142809@ohio.edu