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
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