Dignified Storytelling Forum

Date: Friday, 10 December 2021

Time: 14:00 – 18:00

VenueHall 1A North, Dubai Exhibition Centre (Expo 2020 Dubai)

Format: Hybrid (in-person and virtual)

Join members of civil society organizations, governments, the private sector, and international agencies as well as advocates, activists, and storytellers as they come together on Human Rights Day to discuss the importance of dignified storytelling within development and humanitarian contexts. The Forum aims to emphasize the importance of embedding dignified storytelling in policy and practice among individuals, organizations and countries. It also presents an opportunity to affirm the Dignified Storytelling Principles, committing to them through the Dignified Storytelling Pledge.


The main program for the Forum includes 3 panel discussions featuring live, interactive and engaging talks, presentations and performances by more than 20 guest speakers including His Excellency Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares, Maher Nasser, Commissioner General of the UN to Expo 2020 Dubai; Joung-Ah Ghedini-Williams, Head of Global Communications at UNHCR; Chief Moomen, Ghanaian poet, playwright and creative entrepreneur; Tracey Corbin-Matchett, Chief Executive Officer of Bus Stop Films; Rob Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Warchild UK; John Hecklinger, Chief Executive Officer of Global Fund for Children, Noella Musunka, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Malaika; and Dr. Rebecca Swift, Senior Director & Global Head of Creative Insights , Getty Images.


The Forum will also feature the launch of the Dignified Storytelling Handbook and the announcement of legacy plans for Dignified Storytelling.

    We will email you the virtual link closer to the event.

    Pre-forum technical sessions

    Join engaging and interactive workshops, talks and discussions taking place prior to the main Dignified Storytelling program on 10 December 2021. The 45-minutes technical sessions are co-curated alongside key Dignified Storytelling Partners and will run between 10:00 and 13:00 at the Dubai Exhibition Centre.


    These technical sessions are open to the public free of charge and are for anyone who is passionate about storytelling, communications, public relations, journalism, filmmaking, content creation, education, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and various social issues.