Beatrice M. Spadacini
Strategic Communication and Advocacy Specialist
"Focus Areas: International Development, Humanitarian Aid, Global Health and Africa"
For over twenty years I have worked as a
communication specialist and a professional
writer for different humanitarian agencies,
including Amnesty International, the
International Youth Foundation, the World Bank
and Norwegian Church Aid.
As a writer, I have published extensively on
critical development issues. I am well-versed on
topics related to human rights, gender, poverty,
HIV/AIDS, disability, climate change, conflict
and peace and reconciliation. As the designer
and implementer of communication strategies, my
professional skills have contributed to multiple
advocacy campaigns that have resulted in policy
change and increased public awareness.
From 2005 until mid 2009 I have been responsible
for Media and Communications in East and Central
Africa for the aid agency CARE International. For about one year after the CARE job in East Africa, I have stayed in Nairobi and worked as a communication and media consultant for a variety of clients, including CARE country offices, the Norwegian Refugee Council, and various magazines. In June 2010 I
returned to the Washington DC area to work on a few personal projects, and pursue another graduate degree.
am a regular contributor to Italian and American
magazines. As a freelance writer I have
published in the Christian Science Monitor, Corriere della Sera, Gioia, Internazionale,
Health Link and Genitori si Diventa. In 2006 I
was the portrait photographer for a book on
Conversations with Kenyan Women Leaders. Since
2007 I have travelled frequently to Rwanda to
conduct research on the subject of
reconciliation and healing.
I was born in Italy but grew up in the United
States of America. I have an MA degree in
International Relations and Journalism from
Boston University and a BA degree in
Anthropology from Connecticut College. After
completing my masterís thesis on the role of
theater in promoting oral rehydration therapy
(WHO and UNICEF social marketing strategies), I
got a graduate certificate in international
health management from Boston University.
I am the mother of a beautiful girl whose name
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