Creative and multimedia

1. CP research long 2 livesElizabeth brings creative skills to her role as writer and editor. She is an artist and poet and uses multimedia to support her work, such as the production of graphics and cartoons; photography and video production; graphics and scripts for whiteboard animations; formatting publications according to style guidelines; and producing child-friendly material.

Graphics and cartoons: conceptualising graphics and cartoons to illustrate editing of user-friendly and child-friendly reports and publications. For example, cartoons and copywriting for UNICEF Ghana Child Protection Research and Child and Family Welfare Policy.

Video: interviewing stakeholders for video content; taking raw footage for processing with technical support from professional video editors; acting as presenter in her own videos in the field, which she edits herself.

See Elizabeth’s YouTube channel with her videos from countries such as Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Zambia.

Other examples include: videos on civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) and birth registration for an EU-UNICEF programme – see Mozambique video; Nigeria video;while conducting a programme evaluation Elizabeth produced a video for Chance for Childhood’s Education, Equality and Empowerment Project in Rwanda which supports children with disabilities in education.

Whiteboard animations: for example production of graphics and a script for a whiteboard animation and video to support UNICEF’s country-level lessons learned (Kenya, Swaziland, Uganda and Zimbabwe) and three regional case studies on near real-time Monitoring (NRTM) for improved maternal and child health in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Photography: to support human interest stories and case studies. See examples in these articles:

Support for sex workers in Turkana, Kenya. UNICEF funds a local wellness centre, where the women and their children can receive treatment, advice and support sessions, and be educated about their rights.

The Faces of Change series prepared for UNICEF for the First  African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage in Africa, profiles eight advocates in the community who are changing the face of child marriage in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia by saying no to this harmful traditional practice.

Profile of four boys who escaped the conflict in South Sudan and are now living in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya.

Child friendly material: Such as communications materials for the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child to support the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, including a quiz for children.

Liberty & Humanity

Photograph of priest who is campaigning against child marriage in Amhara, Ethiopia. Read his story.