Events: Making All Voices Count

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Reporter, Photographer, Blogger & Social Media Strategist for the Making All Voices Count Programme at Global Events. 

Social media has changed the game for events and conferences. It’s not only important to think about what you say and who you connect with in the room, but it’s essential to reinforce this online. In this role, I was tasked with documenting projects and events funded by the Making All Voices Count (MAVC) Programme

This role ranged from managing the production of videos, photographing events, conducting interviews, preparing news releases, blogging, and amplifying key messages across social media. Selected examples include:

Social Media Strategy & Thought-leadership. Buntwani Innovators Forum 2015. Johannesburg, South Africa. During this conference I was tasked with amplifying the Programme’s key messages through a variety of channels. This included engaging in roundtable discussions, highlighting key takeaways through social media, and establishing the programme as a thought-leader by publishing the first posted reflection on this event. This blog, titled “What are the next steps in innovation for good governance?” was shared 23 times on twitter, and drove of 600 individual users to the MAVC website.

Buntwani Event
Read the blog, “What are the next steps in innovation for good governance?” here. 

Panel Debate – Highway Africa Journalism Conference 2015. Durban, South Africa. During this conference, I represented the MAVC Programme during a panel debate on digital media and the future of citizen journalism.

Panel Debate Highway Africa
A reflection of the debate as captured on Twitter, and local media.

Photography – 2015 Hackathon at the Bandung Institute for Technology. Indonesia. For this event, I was tasked with documenting students and government actors “hacking” the task of visualising local government data. Following this event, I visited local communities to reflect on the impact of MAVC-funded initiatives to document their stories.

Photography Indonesia

Video Documentary – The Global Innovation Competition 2014. Nairobi, Kenya. This event saw innovators from across the globe gather with mentors to refine their project aimed at improving local governance through new innovations in technology. The objective was to convey the unique process of the competition, and amplify the significance of this event to potential grantees and donors.