The Power in your Story: Storytelling and Action

Monday, 9 November 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In a broken world, with broken systems, amidst broken hopes....are you the answer? 

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Every day, changemakers across the world mend broken hopes. They repair shattered systems and support their communities to help them flourish - often in incredibly difficult circumstances.


Have you ever thought how you might make their jobs easier? Can you communicate on their behalf? Could you donate time or money? Can you create opportunities to help communities flourish?


For the past three months, the innovative charity Dadamac Foundation has been engaging in a collaborative conversation exploring the links between storytelling and the problems that changemakers and funders face in the world of international development. We have also discussed how we can transcend national borders to engage in a conversation that helps to build a global civil society.


Now we're inviting you to join us for our first Dadamac Changemakers' Storytelling and Action event where changemekers in Africa meet the International Development Community and tell their stories.



6.30 - Registration and networking (with tea, coffee and biscuits)

7.00 - Welcome - Pamela McLean Dadamac Foundation

7.05 - The storytelling - led by Giles Abbott of The Academy of Oratory with these changemakers sharing their stories:

  • Nikki Fishman -  Dadamac Foundation - listening to changemakers in Africa and enabling the effective use of resources 
  • Dr Elfneh Bariso - AHEAD  - combating poverty and inequalities in health, education and development in Ethiopia
  • Julliet Makhapila -  Working in UK and Africa (especially Kenya) on community development projects and diversity (Julliet's Facebook page)
  • Joyce Elemson  -  Providing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunites for Teachers  in Nigeria- CPD project Nigeria

7.35 - Leon Conrad - The Academy of Oratory - Core patterns of story and life: What story structures can teach us about problems and    how to solve them.7.45 -  Round table discussions with the storytellers. Ask questions. Share your own stories. Explore the common themes and features that connect our stories and the problems we all face.8.30 - Close, with time to keep talking informally.9.00 - Time to go....

Join the conversation. Help to move it forward. Discover how to change from the role of interested spectator to committed participant - or advance your own work to help members of your community flourish.


Brought to you by

Dadamac Foundation

Listening to  changemakers in Africa and enabling the effective use of resources

The Academy of Oratory

Where voice, language, story come alive ... in you

Our thanks to Impact Hub Westminster for sponsoring the space.

 Click  to see video of January launch event of Dadamac Changemakers

This event marks Dadamac Day 2015

Dadamac Day is an annual "marker" of John Dada and Pamela Mclean's collaboration that began November 2004.