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Joel Kibazo

Joel KibazoFormer Director of Communications, Commonwealth Secretariat

  • UK
  • Africa

Joel Kibazo, a former diplomat and journalist, is Founding Partner of JK Associates, a London-based public affairs consultancy focusing on Africa.

Kibazo is an Associate Fellow on The Africa Programme at Chatham House, and a committee member of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford; the Royal African Society in London; and the Caine Prize for African Literature. He is also on the judging panel for the CNN Africa Journalist of the Year Award.

Previously, for six years Kibazo served as Official Spokesperson and Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

During the 1990s, Kibazo was a journalist for the Financial Times and a reporter and presenter of many radio and television programmes for the BBC.

He holds a BA in Social Sciences; an MA in International Economics and Economic Development and an MBA in International Business and Marketing.