Joseph Warungu is a former Knight International Journalism Fellow leading the new AMI African Story Challenge, a project of reporting grants focused on development issues such as health, agriculture, water and sanitation. Prior to his new role, he was the BBC Africa Editor responsible for the flagship daily news programme, Focus on Africa, with an audience of over 20 million in Africa. Warungu has 25 years experience in journalism and media management and is widely travelled around Africa. He is a well respected media personality who is passionate about African media and development and regularly chairs public debates and high-level panel discussions on development issues. He holds an MA in Media Management from Leeds University.