Local South – Storytelling as a tool to address inequality

07/11/2023 12:00 pm
UCT Conference Centre | Room: 1

Local South

Short summary:
While many civil society-led projects and programmes across the Global South are working to reduce a range of inequalities, it is sometimes difficult to get a more nuanced picture of these and/or communicate these to a broader audience. 

Storytelling – in various forms – is a tool that can help both in gauging the qualitative impact of initiatives as well as disseminating the importance of this work to the public. 

During 2022 and 2023, Local South worked with CONCORD Europe to research and produce a series of stories in South Africa and Bangladesh about EU-supported projects on inequality reduction, titled: What makes the difference for equality? Voices from South Africa, Paraguay and Bangladesh on what the EU can do.

Using the stories captured in the publication, the aim of this session is to engage with others about how stories and narrative were used to capture these initiatives around inequalities, when this approach is appropriate, and what other storytelling tools can be used.

The ultimate objective is to share experiences and identify gaps where stories and narrative could supporter broader goals to reduce inequality.

Marcela Guerrero Casas | Local South | Colombia & South Africa
Dustin Kramer | Local South | Colombia & South Africa


Type of side-event: open
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/local-souths-side-event-storytelling-as-a-tool-to-address-inequality-tickets-745936334657?aff=oddtdtcreator