Muthoni U. Njiru moved to the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development Program on 15 March 2016 as the Communication and Knowledge Management Specialist. This role leads and coordinates the development of communications materials and organize communications and knowledge sharing activities for the AVCD Program. She provides communications-related support as needed to the AVCD Value Chain Components and has a key role working closely with USAID-Kenya mission communication department, and the communication specialists of each value chain. Muthoni U. Njiru has particular expertise in event management, media engagement, multi-stakeholder process facilitation, organization management, and systemic knowledge management and training. Uses practical concept creation, institutional branding, social communication and more importantly the power of persuasion to generate favourable results. She holds a MSc in Organizational Development; BA in Journalism; Certification in digital graphic design as well as a graduate of the Strathmore Business School Management Development program. Trained in change management, mediation, social reporting, media relations and crisis management. She has obtained numerous awards from the Association for Communications Excellence for her graphic design campaigns and photography exhibits. Additionally Muthoni has participated in research events though out the developing world as well as designed and produced communications campaigns for events globally.