Hon. Hazel Katana, Deputy Governor Mombasa County
Hazel Nyamoki Katana until December 2012 was the UN women communications Advisor based in Kigali Rwanda. In this capacity Hazel was responsible for the development of the Central Africa Regional office (CARO) communication strategy. Other duties are overseeing the production of knowledge products, such as brochures and visibility materials, drafting speeches and talking points and coordination of conferences and open days for the countries where UN women has presence.
Hazel doubled up as the communication focal point for the Secretary General’s Africa UNITE campaign, that aims at Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
Hazel represented UN women at the United Nations Communication Group. (UNCG)Within the UN Women Hazel supported the Monitoring and Evaluation unit by documenting best practices and lessons learned.
Hazel worked for the UN for a period of two years stationed in Kigali Rwanda.
Hazel worked for eight years with the Nation Media Group gradually going up the ranks; she joined NMG in 2003, first appointed as an Events and publicity coordinator, handling community outreach, branding, merchandising and PR programmes. For eight years, Hazel successfully coordinated Nation Golf Classic tournaments which saw her travel to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.
Hazel’s attention to details, made her a valued worker and was always called to support country offices, for example the launch of the Monitor Newspaper and NTV Uganda, the launch of the Citizen and Mwananchi newspapers in Tanzania. She was also the coordinator of the launch of the NMG shares at the Rwanda stock Exchange.