BBC Media Action Ethiopia

BBC Media Action

Ethiopia - Drama lead
Golaafala: Radio drama series (The Making of Golaafala)

Golaafala - an Ethiopian audio drama (meaning 'solution from within' in Oromiffa), revolves around 18-year-old Warite assuming responsibity for the family after her father is murdered. Established a unit of producers, writers, actors and technicians and trained them in the use of flexible production practices to create 'fresh' storytelling to make 26 x 30 mins episodes. Goaafala was carried by ORTO and EBC

Zambia - Drama lead
The Story of Gondo: Radio drama series

Supported a team of writers, producers, actors and technicians to create the Zambian audio drama;The Story of Gondo producing 52 episodes in English, Bemba and Nyanja, addressing participation of marginalised groups.

Media for Development - legacy website

Strategic design, consultation, interviews and copy
Designed strategy and produced content for Media for Development website to share Media Action's learning and approaches to the design and delivery of tailor-made projects to achieve a lasting impact. This site was produced at the completion of a major 5-year global project funded through the UK's Department for International Development and involved the organisation's country directors, sector leads and team members from right across BBC Media Action.

Fast Fiction – Facilitator and online strategic development

Workshop training for 24 factual and fiction producers from Sierra Leone and Nigeria to explore how to make content quickly and how to integrate fiction with factual output, delivering to new online component for BBC i-Learn. Devised online learning environment using documentation from workshop with additional case-studies to support BBC Media Action's wider teams to explore how to integrate with factual and fictional content and produce creative work.

(Acting) Head of Drama
Refreshed 3 existing drama strands and led the creation of new Hausa drama, Madubi

Sierra Leone - Drama lead
Reposition and launch of the Kriol drama BambaKomuniti, for DFID's Women and Girls Access to Justice Programme