Rose N. Oronje, Ph.D.

Director, Science Communications & Evidence Uptake

Rose is a development policy and communications specialist with over 10 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.

At AFIDEP, 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, Rose headed the Policy Engagement and Communications unit 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.

List of Publications

Allouche, J, M Djolai, E Kasper, R Oronje, R Santos, S Srivastava, L Waldman. (Eds) (2014) New Perspectives from PhD Field Research, IDS Bulletin 45.2-3. Available at: http://www.ids.ac.uk/publication/new-perspectives-from-phd-field-research

Oronje, RN, M Atela, V. Murunga, A Longwe-Ngwira, E Zulu (2014) MNCH, FP and HIV/AIDS Integration in Eastern and Southern Africa. AFIDEP Study Report. Available at: https://www.afidep.org/?wpfb_dl=114

Oronje, RN. (2013) The Kenyan National Response to Internationally Agreed Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Goals: A Case Study of Three Policies, Reproductive Health Matters, 2013, 21(2): 151-160. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24315071

Hawkins, K, H MacGregor, R Oronje (2013) The Health of Women and Girls in Urban Areas with a Focus on Kenya and South Africa: A Review. IDS Brief Supporting Evidence Report 42. IDS: Brighton. Available at: http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/3202/ERB42%20Final%20Online.pdf?sequence=2

Oronje, RN, J Crichton, S Theobald, NO Lithur, L Ibisomi (2011) Operationalising Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: The Constraints, the Dilemmas and the Opportunities, BMC International Health and Human Rights, 11(Suppl 3):S8. (Highly accessed). Available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-698X/11/S3/S8

Standing, H, RN Oronje, K Hawkins (eds). Contextualising rights: the lived experience of sexual and reproductive health rights, BMC International Health and Human Rights, 2011, vol 11 Suppl 3. Available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcinthealthhumrights/supplements/11/S3

Oronje, RN, C Undie, E Zulu, J Crichton (2011) Engaging media in communicating research on sexual and reproductive health and rights in sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and lessons learned, Health Research Policy and Systems, 9(Suppl 1):S7. Available at: http://www.health-policy-systems.com/content/9/S1/S7

Fotso, JC, A Ezeh, R Oronje (2008) Provision and use of maternal health services among the urban poor in Kenya: what do we know and what can we do? Journal of Urban Health, 85(3): 428–442. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18389376

Oronje, RN. (2006) Challenges faced by African organizations in knowledge sharing: the case of the African Population and Health Research Center, KM4D, 2:1. Available at: http://journal.km4dev.org/index.php/km4dj/article/view/54

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