Gaïus Kowene is an award-winning journalist telling stories of ordinary people with extraordinary achievements. Before joining the BBC as a bilingual reporter based in Kinshasa, DRC, he worked for some of the world’s most respected media houses like the german’s state broadcaster Deustche Welle, Radio France International, etc. For two years, he volunteered as a member of the Youth Action Team, tasked to provide informed and strategic advice on youth engagement to the world’s largest civil society organizations’ network, CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation.
From online coverage of several African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings to moderating a panel on the fight against corruption for the African Union, Gaïus spent most of his 10 years career working with influential global players. His portfolio includes, amongst others, the UNHCR, Oxfam, ONE.org, Yole!Africa, etc.