Strategic Digital Storytelling

The power of stories to advance mission/message and to build capacity has long been established; harnessing that potential through multi-device virtual learning material with meaningful metrics and corresponding public policy advocacy is a compelling frontier…

Here is a sample I made recently showing how even brief digital interactions can deliver engaging results: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Article 7: An Interactive Guide

Check back to see the progress of various initiatives I’m in the process of partnering to establish. Primary of these is MESPERO, an app dedicated to emotional wellbeing and mental health – also featuring an element to support individuals in sharing their lessons learned from lived experience.

SDG 5 Thrive

Sharing Stories. Creating Awareness. Building Bridges.

Individually and together, we have been the subject of documentaries, used performance art to inspire the public about migration topics, and moderated a peace event for thousands of participants. We have promoted cultural sharing among youth, supported people of a refugee background in adapting to new surroundings, and developed innovative social media platforms. We have developed resources ranging from compelling digital reports to engaging SDG curriculum, and we’ve connected with media globally.

We are (alphabetically): Rania Ali, Doaa Al Zamel, Nour Barakeh, Suad Mohamed, Heather Wokusch.

Nuclear Topics

I have taken an innovative media approach to nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament for decades.

Via the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, I co-created a series of nuclear-related television segments that have won multiple national awards. I initiated and produced a German-language documentary for the Austrian broadcaster ORF and am developing virtual learning materials.

WWII Witnesses

I have met WWII witnesses from many countries and tried to understand how they had coped with ongoing devastation – and then gone on to create personal peace.

My dream is to conduct further in-depth interviews with people who have witnessed war and to find recurring themes and coping strategies across cultures, across decades. I see this project as a book and/or as eLearning material freely available to educational institutions across the world… time will tell.