Patterson Siema

Patterson Siema

Director of Policy Engagement and Communications

ABOUT Patterson Siema

Patterson Siema is an all-rounded policy engagement, communications and advocacy professional with 18 years’ experience. He holds the 2017 Daystar University, Outstanding Alumni Award in recognition of his exemplary contribution to the corporate communications field. 

He joined APHRC as the Director of Policy Engagement and Communications from the United Nations Gender Entity, UN Women, where he was the communications and advocacy specialist for Eastern and Southern Africa. He previously was the communications specialist for the United Nations Development Programme. 


Before joining the United Nations, Patterson was the head of marketing and corporate communications for World Vision International. Similarly, he has held senior positions in the private sector including corporate communications manager for Kenya Airways, and the head of integrated marketing communications for Bidco Africa.  Patterson is passionate about social transformation especially where communities are empowered to decide their anticipated future and has played an instrumental role in organizing the media as an agent of development in the region. 

He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications from Daystar University. He is finalizing a Master of Arts degree in social transformation examining strategies that enable grassroots communities to build movements for social change.