I’m Vanessa, a well-travelled writer and communications expert, accustomed to working across continents and time-zones.
Welcome to my digital space.
Whether carrying out assignments for OCHA in Pakistan and Bangladesh, UNFPA in Nigeria, UNICEF in Niger and Bangladesh, UNDP in Sudan or UN missions in Liberia and Afghanistan, I’ve seen the challenges of meeting the needs of men, women and children living under the pressures of poverty, climate change, disasters and inequality.
I manage creative and editorial content for organisations and make technical issues compelling to a wide range of audiences. I’ve also created and carried out ‘storytelling’ workshops (writing and photography) for UN staff and partners. In Pakistan and Bangladesh, I collaborated with photographers and UN agencies such as UNHCR to deliver these workshops.
I’ve been responsible for the direction of social/digital media – setting the overall tone, identifying opportunities to improve the organisation’s digital presence and evaluating performance.
I’m always looking for ways to engage and express my thoughts and opinions about issues close to my heart – including the more light-hearted stuff! This might encompass the critical matter of climate change which you can read here; my personal travels through Asia; or sudden humanitarian deployments to (for example) the crisis facing the Rohingya people in 2017.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch here.