Rosemary Okello Orlale is a communication specialist and expert on media, gender and development issues. She is a former Programme Officer for the Ford Foundation Eastern African office on Civic Engagement and Government and previously on Creativity and Free Expression and Advancing Public Service Media Initiative.
She has supported efforts to promote the public media sphere as a platform to give voice and visibility to marginalized people, as well as to add diverse perspectives to everyday struggles for social change while simultaneously transforming alternative media into a critical and cohesive voice of civil society. A principal focus of her grant making has been to encourage the development of content infrastructure.
Rosemary has also helped catalyze the development of key institutions dedicated to improving the policy environment, regulatory framework, and professionalism of the sector.
Rosemary holds a Master in Arts degree in New Media Governance and Democracy (Leicester University), an Advanced Management Programme qualification (Strathmore Business School) and is a Post Graduate in Journalism (London School of Journalism).