Angel Thairo is a Program Analyst at Dalberg Implement (DI) based in Nairobi, Kenya. Angel specializes in communications and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and has worked across various sectors within development, such as the public health, environmental sustainability, and gender inclusion.
During her time at Dalberg Implement, Angel has developed several communication pieces for clients. She has created communications plans for the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Vaccine Rollout Initiative to combat COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and promote vaccine uptake, as well as their Circular/Green Economy Initiative that aims to accelerate Kenya’s transition to a green economy by strengthening cooperation between private and public sectors and promoting implementation and compliance to existing policies, action plans, and laws on green economy, SDGs, and climate change. Additionally, she contributed to the development and design of a comprehensive report on KEPSA’s COVID-19 Initiatives that was presented at the organization’s 2022 Annual General Meeting. Furthermore, Angel provided technical communication and design support for the report on the joint Tanzania Livestock Masterplan initiative between Dalberg Implement and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in addition to developing a presentation for the initiative’s Stakeholders Meeting.
Angel has also conducted comprehensive desk research and contributed to the analyses for an assessment on Food Systems Strategies and Investment Plans for AGRA, as well as a DEI Policy and Framework for Care for Education (under the LEGO Foundation).
Beyond external communications consulting, Angel continues to refine DI’s internal communication strategy in a way that adequately supports DI’s storytelling efforts and highlights the organization’s projects and corresponding impact. This includes managing and developing content for DI’s social media platforms and website, working with Dalberg’s Global Strategic Communications team to amplify Dalberg Implement’s projects on different platforms, crafting informative newsletters, and more.
In the way of DEI work, Angel has researched and written on the cultural and socioeconomic divides across the African diaspora and recognized potential solutions to encourage unity. She has also researched and written on the nuances of code-switching and its effects on marginalized communities. Both research papers were recommended for publication in the 2021 and 2020 Pepperdine Journal of Communication Research.
Prior to joining Dalberg, Angel was a Strategic Communications Specialist with Raiser Resource Group, working closely with the company’s Executive Director and website developer to restructure the company’s website design and copy, as well as emphasize brand identity to increase business volume and encourage partnerships. Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Intercultural Communications from Pepperdine University.