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Webinar: Communications work in International Development

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by Impactpool

This webinar will include experiences and tips on switching from working for commercial companies, to working in the International Development sector. How do you do that, and how do you continue to develop professionally once there? The webinar will also cover dealing with racism and sexism in the office. Salma has worked in different communication roles in the UN all over the world over the past 15 years. Salma will speak about her journey and share some tips and advice related to the areas covered.
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In this webinar you will gain insights into making the big switch from working for commercial companies to the International Development sector.  
You will learn:
  • What makes a successful communications officer in the humanitarian/international development world
  • Tips on overcoming the challenges of racism
  • Tips on dealing with sexism 
  • Tips on personal development in the area of communications

This will be an interactive sessions, participants are encouraged to ask questions.

About Salma Zulfiqar

Salma Zulfiqar has worked in different communication roles in the UN all over the world over the past 15 years. This includes strategic communications, video production, social media, writing for the web, media liaison and event management. Salma has worked with UNICEF, UNOCHA, UNDPA, UNESCO and UNDPKO on major national and international projects and has extensive experience of working with the UN in the field as well as Headquarters.
Her work has taken her from Kabul to Kenya, Yemen to Syria, Egypt to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Salma has worked with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow, UN Education Envoy Gordon Brown, UN Peace Ambassador Malala and her teacher Mariam Khalique. Prior to working with the UN Salma was a journalist with the Associated Press TV, BBC and ITV.


July 5, 12.00 GMT (London BST)

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A recording will be made available shortly after the live event.

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Access to the recording and all previous webinars and other premium material is included in the Fellow membership.

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To join the live webinar you will need to download a desktop app.
If you want to check system requirements, read more here 

Thinking about giving your career a boost?

Salma is one of Impactpool's career coaches. Read more about Salma and How to make a difference in the area of Communications.

And have a look at Impactpool's coaching services

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