Ranelle Sykes

A Texas-born, Nairobi-based communications professional, Ranelle left her job as an award-winning radio host with CBS Radio after more than ten years in Washington, D.C. to move to Kenya. Now, as the Chief of Party supporting USAID in Nairobi, Kenya, she leads a team of 5 communications professionals who provide a range of products and services and strategic communications support that has elevated the mission’s work to global audiences. Their niche is content and publication development, multimedia projects, websites and social media. She has also supported communications for Land O’Lakes International Development, the United Nations Joint Programme for HIV and AIDS and several NGOs and community-based organizations. She holds a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism from West Virginia University.


Shaping the Future of Somali Communities Through Journalism

Key Experts Share Knowledge on USAID WASH Projects and COVID-19

Strengthening Development in Colombia Through Youth Empowerment

Consolidating Armenia’s Path to Democracy

Planning a Video Production Boot Camp That Sticks

Mitigating the Impacts of Venezuelan Mass Migration in Colombia

This is Not a Drill: Communicating in the Wake of COVID-19

MSI’s 20 Years of Partnership in Ukraine

Colombia’s Story, By Colombians: Meet Them Where They Are

Teleworking with COVID-19


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