Jonathan Odhong is a science communication professional with over 10 years experience in research and development communication across 15 countries. He holds a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from The University of Nairobi in addition to other professional certifications. Jonathan joined IITA in 2014 as a Research Communication Specialist for the two IITA-led Africa RISING regional projects in East and Southern Africa and in West Africa. He is currently the Communications and Knowledge Sharing Coordinator for the Africa RISING Program. Jonathan oversees the preparation and implementation of the communication and knowledge management strategy for the Africa RISING program in all the six sub-Saharan Africa countries where activities are being implemented.