Independent Consultant and Trainer on Governance, Gender, HIV & AIDS and Media August 2004 to date
Twenty years experience in knowledge generation and management, communication for social change, policy, research and training in Africa. Dealing with the complex issues of globalisation, media ethics, identity and gendered power. I have produced work on topics such as gender, HIV & AIDS, child rights, rural development, food security, elections and democratisation, refugees and migration, using the media and behaviour change modelling campaigns for a range of clients including UN agencies, press agencies such as IPS, MISA, Genderlinks, GEMSA, NGOs, CBOs and trade unions.
I have worked in south and East Africa as an expert adviser and presenter in communication and visual journalism capacity building and strategy activities; as part of a network of relationship builders between governments, political leaders, development practitioners, civil society trade unions and the media.
I have worked with World Press Photo on training and mentoring new young photojournalists and have personally trained and mentored two CNN African Photojournalists of the Year.
I have worked with AWEPA in East and Southern Africa on helping parliaments and parliamentarians develop skills of dealing with the media and have ran joint workshops for politicians on using the media, covering elections and the work of parliaments. In particular I have worked with women parliamentarians building skills in using the media in many countries.
Currently member of the SIDA Gender Equity Fund Working Group for Zimbabwe.