(Naole Media) The Comms Avenue, a capacity building community for communications professionals across Africa, has released a guide to help professionals navigate a career in Development Communications in Africa.

With a curation of insights from senior development communicators and leading Non-profit / Foundation executives, this guide was created for budding comms professionals who want to master the principles of Development Communications.

The contributors to the guide are George Mbithi, Communications Director, Palladium; Osayi Alile, CEO ACT Foundation; Julie Waiganjo, Head Program Communications, Human Capital Development, MasterCard Foundation; Dayo Ibitoye, Communications Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Prudence Masako, Country Director, Care International Tanzania; Euloge Ishimwe, Head of Communications, IFRC – Africa Region; Sophia Kudjordji, Chief Corporate Officer, Jospong Group of Companies; Titilope Oguntuga, Head Sustainable Development and Corporate Brand, Lafarge; Wendy Muperi, Communications Officer, Irish Refugee Council; Vivian Mugarisi, Communications Specialist; Tinashe Rufurwadzo, Global Communications Manager, Prevention Access Campaign; Paul Mayende, Comms and Advocacy Manager, Habitat for Humanity, Uganda; Kenneth Jura, Communications Coordinator Voice (Oxfam NOVIB and HIVOS); Rose Thuo, Director Communications and Marketing WWF, Antoinette Gyan, Communications Consultant; Whitney Mwangi, Founder, The Story Book, Health Policy Advocacy Specialist, African Union Commission; Joseline Kiogora, Communications and Outreach Specialist, GAIINS.

Co-Founder Adedoyin Jaiyesimi when asked about the motivation for creating the guide said  « This guide was created in line with our vision to build a strong community of communicators who are empowered to contribute to positive change in various industries, across Africa and globally. We decided to put together this resource for young communications professionals who work in the development sector because we understood that there was a gap of knowledge in this field. »

The guide is currently available for download on their website – bit.ly/DevCommsGuide

The Comms Avenue is a capacity-building platform for communications professionals across Africa and beyond with over 1000 young communications professionals from 20 African countries in their mission-driven community.