Wanja Emily

Impact Campaigns Producer, Ground Volume | Docubox


Wanja Emily uses storytelling to drive social change. She is an award-winning Impact producer, running the East Africa Impact campaign dubbed ‘We Can Fight Climate Change’ for the international feature documentary, ‘Thank you for the Rain’. In conjunction with Docubox (East Africa Documentary Film Fund) and GroundVolume, she works with policymakers across National & County governments, Private stakeholders, Funders, Civil Society and Communities, using film as a tool for advocacy, while also running impact screenings for the film, ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ by Participant Media, in Kenya. Previously, she was the in-house producer at Docubox (East Africa Documentary film fund).

She has worked extensively with young farmers across Kenya through ‘Seeds of Gold’ TV show and the leading newspaper version for youth and agribusiness at Nation Media Group. She has produced TV shows for numerous networks in Kenya and has worked on international fiction co-productions that include Short films, ‘Burnt Forest’, nominated for best short film at the Africa Academy Movie Awards and ‘A fork a spoon a Night’ – the prelude to the feature film Queen of Katwe. She is a Sundance fellow, Skoll and Doc Society Impact Lab Alumni. She’s on CJRF – (Climate Justice Resilience Fund) Advisory Council, on GIPA (Global Impact Producers Assembly Steering Committee) and The Kenya Oscars Selection Committee.


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