Senior Communications Expert
Nancy Onyango is a senior communications expert with extensive experience working in the African continent and beyond with governments, multilateral NGOs, media organisations and NGO consortiums focusing on children and youth, SRHR and sustainable development.
Amanda is a feminist strategist organising for change. She channels her background in art and activism to disrupt and transform unjust power systems, working with activists, organisers and funders to clarify their purpose, craft ambitious strategies and develop skills to advance their missions. Her methodologies emerge from two decades of learning and achievement in strategy development, resource mobilisation and communications with feminist women’s funds globally.
Advocacy & Programmes Specialist / Independent Consultant
Experienced development practitioner with proven experience in the fields of lobby and advocacy. She has worked with Asian and African civil society actors in jointly implementing advocacy and capacity strengthening programmes that led to changes in attitudes/beliefs, policies and practices in both democratic and (post) conflict settings.
Janet Anderson is an independent journalist and trainer, working with multi-disciplinary teams of civil society activists, media professionals and academics to improve their storytelling skills, create persuasive human rights campaigns and navigate social media.
Issa Shaker is an independent filmmaker and widely recognised for his ability in generating viral content. He has worked with BBC, Al Jazeera and has made a large number of viral videos, with more than 250 million views worldwide.
Alu Azege is currently the Executive Director of Media Health and Rights Initiative of Nigeria-MHR. She is an experienced development communication expert having started her career with radio and later evolved to digital production of targeted behavioural change campaigns and content. She has developed content for national and international brands and development goals.
Hennah is an International documentary filmmaker, journalist, trainer and coach. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the “10 Minutes Kids News” and she owns “The Backlot” a production house and foundation in Suriname. Hennah has won multiple awards for her work and is a valued trainer internationally.
Jonathan Groubert is an award-winning international journalist, storyteller and radio/podcasting trainer. He makes podcasts for the likes of BNR Newsradio and KLM. His work has been broadcast by the BBC, NPR, the Australia Broadcasting Corporation and Deutsche Welle as well as the podcasts Snap Judgment and PRI’s The World.
Michele Ernsting works at the intersection of digital media and behaviour change with a focus on the development sector. She designs and runs programs for non-profit leaders to drive digital transformation with the THNK school of Creative Leadership, where she is the director of partnerships, community and scale.
Jordy Nijenhuis is a storyteller, campaigner, consultant and trainer. He co-founded Dare to be Grey, an award winning organisation that aims to counter polarisation, is involved in a variety of campaigns, and trains media professionals from all over the world in (social media) campaigning, storytelling and countering radicalisation, hate speech and disinformation.