Fatmata Dainkeh Katta

Communications Officer, WA BiCC - Sierra Leone

Fatmata is a Sierra Leonean who joined PCI Media Impact in July 2016, as Communications Officer working the West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) Program.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with honors degree and a Master of Arts (MA) degree, both in Mass Communications and both from Fourah Bay College-University of Sierra Leone.
Prior to joining the WA BiCC team, Fatmata was with the Health Communication, Capacity, Collaborative (HC3) program of the Johns Hopkins University in Sierra Leone, as Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Program Assistant-Media. She worked with the media grantees to produce and air radio drama series and other media products such as posters, flyers, brochures and news letters on the program.
Before that, Fatmata was with the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) - Sierra Leone as Senior Information, Education and Communication Officer. She worked with the communication team to raise awareness on numerous environmental issues across the country and developed communication strategies, most of which included radio drama series targeting behaviors to addressing them. As a team, they also produced IEC materials and organize community sensitization drives in vulnerable communities in the coastal areas.
Fatmata also worked as Behavior Change and Communication Officer at Concern Worldwide, where she teamed up with other staff members to produce and air radio drama series and develop Information, Education & Communication (IEC) materials aimed at promoting Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) in urban areas.
She also worked with Population Media Center as Project manager in its Behavior Change Communication (BCC) project using radio serial drama and community sensitization to address Sexual Reproductive health issues in Sierra Leone. She worked closely with the country Director to implement the 3 years project in producing and airing 208 episodes of drama series and organizing community awareness raising campaigns on the target issues.
Fatmata is a trained and qualified journalist and practiced journalism for ten years, serving as a reporter, presenter, drama writer, producer & actor; and news & programs editor. She worked with Citizen Radio, Voice of Youth, Cotton Tree News (CTN)-a media project by Fondation Hirondelle, which produces news and programs and air through UN Radio and other community radio stations across Sierra Leone. She was also writing for the African Press Agency (APA), an online news agency.
Fatmata finds pleasure in reading, travelling and listening to news.