Rose Lukalo-Owino (2017) is a Kenyan columnist, development communications specialist, and documentary filmmaker. She is a member and former chairperson of the Association of Media Women in Kenya and served as a delegate to the National Constitutional Conference where she represented media organizations in ratifying the Constitution of Kenya 2010, and moved the motion that advances Kenyon media freedom. Rose also serves as the Managing Trustee of the Media Policy Research Centre—an NGO that works to inform policy relating to the media and promotes media excellence. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Panjab University, India and studied convergence and the media at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a Bloomberg Financial Journalism fellow.
During her time as a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow, Rose will be developing a documentary that unravels the complex layers of issues in healthcare reform during the political transition facing Kenya. Using video documentary interviews and footage gathered over almost a year she will piece together a conversation around the series of health sector crises that continually challenge Kenya even as the country moves to claim its standing as a middle income economy.