A. Wilcock: Crisis Communications: Whose story, whose voice?
Tue 3/28 MAR 317, 7-830pm
Ann-Marie Wilcock is a crisis communications expert working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York. Before moving to UN headquarters, Ann-Marie worked on emergency responses in Nepal after the earthquake and in Myanmar after major floods; with Médecins Sans Frontières in Pakistan; and in post-conflict Palestine. She also spent nine years in Australian politics as a spokesperson for various government ministers and began her career as a newspaper journalist.
Ann-Marie believes in the power of storytelling and the importance of hearing directly from people affected by disasters, conflict and poverty. She is passionate about the importance of crisis communications in raising awareness of humanitarian needs, mobilizing resources and advocating for change, in a fast-moving media and digital world.