Rose Oronje (PhD) is a development policy and communications specialist with over 15 years’ experience in development research-to-policy communications, and conducting policy analysis research. With a strong background in communication and policy analysis, Rose has extensive experience in conducting analyses of policies and policy environments, and translating and communicating research to policymakers and other general audiences (including the mass media). She also has extensive experience in designing and delivering capacity building programmes in knowledge translation, including research-to-policy communications, but also research utilisation by policymakers, media practitioners, and civil society.
Currently, Rose is the Director of Science Communication and Evidence Uptake at the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP). In this role, Rose provides strategic leadership in the design and delivery of evidence uptake research and interventions. Her publications have focused mainly on the areas of health policymaking, and research-to-policy in the health sector.
Prior to joining AFIDEP, she headed the Policy Engagement and Communications department at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) from 2004-2009.
Rose earned her PhD from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. She also has Masters Degree in Communications from the University of Nairobi, and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science from Moi University.