By Mumbi Kanyogo, Strategic Communications Advisor, Well Made Strategy This blog post was originally written for the Dignified Storytelling Blog hosted by Dubai Cares. You can access the original blog post here Persuasion is our trade. When working on campaigns our aim is to design narratives that persuade swayable audiences to support our partners’ objectives. We […]
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By Njuhi Chege This blog post was originally written for the Dignified Storytelling Blog hosted by Dubai Cares. You can access the original blog post here Magic happens when educators put children at the centre of what they do. I remember a session organized by RELI Kenya in July 2022 when children were invited to speak […]
By Nabila Alibhai A professor of mine balked at the audacity of the American Declaration of Independence listing “the pursuit of happiness” with the other “unalienable rights” of “life” and “liberty.” Clinically depressed, this professor made us question the pragmatism and equal opportunity (or lack thereof) we have to be happy. She directed us instead […]
Photo: Kenyan Minister for Environment and Forestry Keriako tobiko joined Inger Andersen, Executive Director UNEP and Espen Barth Eide, President of UNEA 5 during UNEA 5 deliberations. Source UNEP By Fiona Imbali Approximately 42 per cent of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product comes from natural resource-related sectors such as agriculture, forestry, tourism, fishing and mining. These […]
The original version of this blogpost had ableist language, as pointed out by the activists of the Kenya Network for Women with Disabilities. We extend an apology to persons with disabilities and the women of KNWWD. We also wish to thank KNWWD for so generously correcting us and offering to educate us on ableist language […]
By Fiona Imbali Well Made Strategy’s newest team member, Fiona Imbali, previously worked on climate change issues at the African Centre for Technology Studies. While there, she moderated a high panel discussion of African Union in Nigeria on the Green Climate Fund. She holds an MSc in Development Management from The London School of Economics […]
By Miles Bredin If covid has taught us one thing it’s the need to stay connected while isolated. It sounds like an oxymoron and it’s not very original but staying in touch with people is as important with your work, your donors and your partners as it is with your friends and relations.
By Fiona Imbali The last time I held a full-time office job the world was a very different place. The covid-19 pandemic had not struck; working from home was unthinkable; and work-life balance was a far-away aspiration. A month after I left that job to take on flexible consulting assignments, the pandemic struck and everything […]
“How hard can it be?” we thought when we first discussed our Communications for Social Change handbook. Oh, the hubris! Multiple versions, three design houses and three years later, we present to you: Strategic Communications for Social Change, the remix.
There’s nothing like a near death experience to get you thinking. When I emerged from a coma in February last year one of my very first thoughts was whether we were letting down any of our partners. Being the sort of partners they are, they soon told me to shut up, stop worrying and get better. I took their advice and last week received the “all clear” after a year in which – with the help of my incredible family and wonderful friends – I dodged death a score of times.