Joan Apio

Job Title: 
Communication Officer

Ms. Joan Apio (Ugandan) is the Communication Officer at the RUFORUM Secretariat. She joined the Secretariat in 2008. As the Communication Officer she engages stakeholders in strategic communications planning and processes that support the organization’s mission, strengthen its visibility and raise public awareness. Joan holds a Bachelor in Office and Information Management and is completing her MSc research with a focus on Evaluating the Institutional Repository for RUFORUM. Prior to joining the Secretariat she worked at Zescom Technologies Limited. Joan has supported the implementation of ICT related outreach projects in the RUFORUM member universities. She has designed, implemented and managed online platforms to support the RUFORUM agenda.  Joan has also provided ICT related technical support including website development, desktop publishing, working with ICT service providers, participating in systems development and maintaining the local area network infrastructure. She is interested in the use of social media towards achieving impact in the agricultural sector with a focus on young people. For more information you can visit Joan’s Blog: http://www.cit4agriculture.com/