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Summary

I like to refer to myself as a Social Storyteller focusing on personal stories of ordinary individuals with extraordinary achievements. I have worked/freelanced for BBC, Deutsche Welle, UNHCR, One.org campain and more.

Professional experience

sept. 2012présent

Multimedia Journalist

Freelancer

I produce radio, web and videos stories for both local and international media including (but not limited to) the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, BBC's Focus on Africa, Radio France International's English Service, RNW Media, etc. 

As a consultant, I produced web stories, photo stories and a video on Burundian refugees in Lusenda camp for Oxfam (October 2015); I write web stories with photos for One.Org campaigns; I have done researches on two armed groups in eastern DRC; I have also worked on a DRC Media landscape research for a well respected organization.

fév. 2015juil. 2015

Temporary Public Information Associate

UNHCR/ Goma, DRC

I produced a weekly and bi-weekly sitrep compiling data from North Kivu province, South Kivu province, Ituri and Haut-Uele regions. I organized media campaign sensitizing Rwandan refugees for biometric registration. I organized the celebration of 2015 World Refugee Day in Goma as well as managed relations with media. 

juil. 2012juil. 2016

Volunteer as Media and Communication officer 

Yole!Africa

I prepared and implemented a communication plan for the cultural center and the annual Congo International Film Festival. I recruited and managed Recruit a small team of 4 other volunteers for the department during the 10 days of the festival. I moderated and interpreted conferences, meetings and debates after film screenings..

mar. 2009mar. 2011

Volunteer in Media and Communication Office

Iturian Children's Parliament

I produced weekly radio shows sensitizing parents on children's right. I also took part in field visits to sensitize local authorities and parents on children's rights. All this was done with the support of UNICEF/ Bunia, Ituri to the Club d'Ecoute pour enfants in Bunia.

Education, Training & Prizes

Mai. 2016Août. 2016

Certificate of completion

Young African Leaders Initiative

Being in the Civic Leadership Track, I was trained in Leadership Foundation, Design Thinking, Social Venture Canva and 7 Habits of highly effective people at the Nairobi Regional Leadership Center.

juil. 2015juil. 2015

Certificate

Clemson University

Internet freedom and online security training in Abidjan, Ivory coast with the support of the US' state department

sept. 2014oct. 2014

Certificate

Radio Netherlands Training Center

Video Journalism & Creative storytelling training. The training also included two months internship at Radio Netherlands' Africa desk

juin 2013juin 2013

Prize winner

Unsung Heroes Contest 

My story of Dufina, well known as Mr. Human Rights in Goma, eastern DRC, was among the 3 best at this contest organized by Radio Netherlands Worldwide in partnership with Butterfly works and Oxfam Novib

avr. 2013avr. 2013

Prize winner

Mondoblog - Radio France International

Being among the top francophone bloggers in the world at this contest qualified me for the Digital Journalism and Social Media training organized by Radio France International, in Senegal, Dakar.

References

Relevant references are available on request