Winnie Kamau

President, Association of Freelance Journalists


Winnie is the President of Association of Freelance Journalists in Kenya and also a Data Journalist based in Kenya with a passion to tell development stories and more so the untold stories.

Winnie is passionate about visualizing data especially in the format of maps and infographics. She was elected in 2017 as a CSO - Co-Chair of IATI where she is passionately serving the CSOs in various working groups.

Winnie is one of the Co-Organizers of the Africa Open Data Conference and collaborations, where they hosted in 2017 African Conference on Open Data in Accra. They also have monthly virtual meetings where they give a platform to Open Data Enthusiasts a chance to share on their projects and also network virtually.

She is also an Editor for AFJ’s online platform focused on Development stories called Talk Africa. Winnie was a TV Journalist with a National broadcaster, KTN for almost 10 years. She loves data and loves people.