Consultancies

Donatella Lorch has worked as a media consultant: as advisor and strategizer, writer, reporter, producer and film narrator.

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Kathmandu, Nepal
    Lorch researched, reported, produced, narrated and co-edited three films on the challenges of Nepal's post earthquake reconstruction. A seven-minute film was showcased at Nepal's International Donor Conference in June 2015.
    Video: We Will Rebuild
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – Geneva, Switzerland and Kathmandu Nepal
    From Nepal, Lorch reported, photographed and wrote two articles for UNHCR's magazine Tracks as well as reported, wrote and narrated a video version of the articles.
    Article: After the Earthquake, Nepal Braces for Monsoons
    Article: Nepal Earthquake Survivors Look to the Future
    Video: Nepal: Villagers Struggle to Rebuild their Lives
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – Nairobi, Kenya
    Lorch researched, reported, wrote, co-produced and narrated a 40-minute film on USAID's 50th anniversary in Kenya as well as organized and coordinated photo exhibits and anniversary celebrations. She spearheaded a communication strategy for USAID's largest youth program in the world: Yes Youth Can, conducted media training sessions and photographed their programs Kenya-wide.
    Video: In Step: 50 Years of USAID-Kenya Partnership
  • United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
    From Rwanda, she reported, wrote, produced and narrated videos and radio pieces for UNEP's World Environment Day 2010 on the struggle to save the mountain gorillas, Rwanda's efforts at reforestation and the world-wide broadcast of World Environment Day and Kwita Izina (gorilla baby naming) celebrations.
    Video: Gorillas | Kwitz Izina (Gorilla naming ceremony) | Tree Planting | Tunza Meeting
  • World Bank – World Development Report 2011
    Focusing on the aftermath of Kenya's post-election violence and major population displacement, Lorch traveled across Kenya's Rift Valley reporting and analyzing the connections between conflict and development and the future prospects for Kenya. She also reported and photographed life in Nairobi's Mathare slum (pop. 850,000) as a window into the life of urban poor and growing violence in their communities.
    Article: Kenya's Post-Election Violence and the Plight of its Internally Displaced
  • UN WOMEN (formerly UNIFEM)
    Lorch strategized and coordinated the 2009 world-wide launch of the "UNITE – Say No to Violence Against Women" campaign and reported, produced, wrote, edited and narrated video news pieces on UN WOMEN projects related to violence against women.
    Video: Breaking the Silence | A Lesson in Empowerment