CONGO BASIN ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER; JOURNALIST AND MEDIA TRAINER (CAMEROON)
David Akana is a media trainer with over two decades of experience in journalism and international communications and knowledge management. Akana serves in the editorial board of Our Future on Earth, a yearly landmark report providing robust analysis on the state of our planet. Akana is also an occasional contributor to the commentary section of Reuters and Managing Editor of infoCongo, Central Africa's innovative and interactive news platform. In this role, he traveled across Central Africa, strengthening the capacities of journalists and helping cover underreported issues. He is from Cameroon, where he worked for the state broadcaster, Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), among other news media.
Akana's full-time job in the past seven years has included supporting the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. (2013-2015) and the African Development Bank in Abidjan (2015-2017) to advance the communications of development finance. Currently, he is communications director at CORAF, an international nonprofit association working to enhance prosperity, food, and nutrition security in West and Central Africa.