Evelyn Kiapi

Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi, a development communications specialist, has been practicing journalism for over 10 years, serving in different capacities from freelance journalist to reporter, sub editor, features editor and product editor. She is currently an independent journalist covering development issues for both local and international media. Locally, Evelyn has written for the Monitor (now Daily Monitor) and The Observer in Uganda and corresponds for IPS and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Evelyn holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Makerere University and a master’s degree in development studies from the University of Leeds, U.K. where she specialised in gender, reproductive health and rights. Through the years, Evelyn has written vastly on these issues, winning several international and local media awards. Evelyn is also a practicing media consultant and has written gender- and reproductive health-related articles for the Population Reference Bureau and United Nations Millennium Development Goal Africa Campaign and worked as a communications and media consultant for UNFPA’s Uganda office.