Betty Chella Nalungwe,
The Staff College course on Communication for the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs surpassed my expectations. Instructors challenged and supported me and I learned a whole range of skills and interests that I use in my job every day. One highlight was learning about communicating on the basis of science, facts, and with consistency. I also enjoyed teachings on advocacy, building campaigns, storytelling for impact, designing a theory of change, public affairs, social media analysis, evaluation, and crisis communication.
My learning is allowing me to contribute effectively to the development and production of compelling content. It also supports my work with engaging the media and building relationships with journalists and the media so I can convey the story of UNICEF's successes to wider audiences. My supervisors at UNICEF have seen the change in my skillset and trust me now with more responsibilities. I was caught completely by surprise by the value and rigour of this course and couldn’t be happier.