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Who is Sophie?

Sophie is an Environmental Journalist based in Nairobi Kenya. She exclusively covers the environmental issues in Africa.

Over the years, her work has been published by the BBC, Mongabay, IRIN News, Deutsch Welle (DW), Mail&Guardian, AAAS science, Scidev.Net, Thomson Reuters Foundation, News Deeply, the Africa Report, Shout Africa, the Nation Media Group, and the Star Newspaper among other major media groups.

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Sophie is a 2018 Climate Home News fellow, 2018 German-Southern Africa Journalist Program fellow, 2018 Forschungszentrum Jülich Pan-African Soil Challenge (PASCAL) Journalist Fellow. In 2015 she was a Climate Change fellow with the French Media for Cooperation (CFIMedia21). In 2016 Sophie was the Cross-Border reporting fellow in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda with the International Women Media Foundation (IWMF). She is also a 2016 Cohort 4 mentor at the YALI Regional Leadership Centre, East Africa. She holds a degree in communication.

Sophie has organised media activities for the African Group of Negotiations Chair during the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) and the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) in Marrakesh Morocco as a Communication Consultant.

Contact me through: sophiedans0@gmail.com or wambuimbugua20@gmail.com