Owango is experienced in creating and building collaborations using the triple helix in industry, academia and government. She has created such collaborations with the Training Centre in Communication (private/ Non-Governmental Organization) and the University of Nairobi (the leading university in East Africa). The objective of the collaboration was to create a support system to help researchers disseminate their research. The programme is celebrating its 14th year anniversary. She sits on the board of AfricArxiv- The free preprint service for African scientists.
She is a firm believer in open science being a conduit to democratizing higher education and fulfilling the SDG 4.