Sam Spickett is a multimedia and communications specialist to the humanitarian sector. Sam’s interests lie in the developing world, where the aim of his work is be instrumental in change by bringing contemporary issues, like poverty, marginalisation, and associated health risks to a global audience.

Previously he has lived and worked in India, Nepal; supporting organisations like RedR India; Oxfam India; Save the Children; Christian Aid, UNICEF and UNDMT (United Nations Disaster Management Team), where Sam developed his skills and knowledge through ‘Live Comms’, often in unpredictable and sensitive environments.

Working in parallel since 2009 he has also been engaged with multimedia projects in Sri Lanka; charting the development of the country since the South Asian Tsunami (2004) and the end of the civil conflict in May 2009. This multimedia project is ongoing and will be produced in to a documentary.

Versed with the concept of risk, vulnerability, hazard and the working principles and practices associated with the disaster and development environment, Sam has combined his academia in disaster management with multimedia to enable greater cognisance of the aid sector between all stakeholders; where by projecting the needs of the people which the aid and development sector aim to serve, making it a crucial aspect in lessening poverty, by strengthening equality. 

 

Raising the profile of emergencies, development projects and advocacy issues through editorial and desktop publishing; the design of IEC (Information, Education, Communication) materials;  the development of communications and media strategies; the production of short multimedia films with the aim of engaging with a global audience are some of the services that can be provided. 

In addition, Sam has a continuing relationship with Coventry University's Disaster management faculty as a guest lecturer, where he facilitates sessions on Humanitarian Communications; Dealing with the Media; Ethics in Practice; Public Health and Hygiene Promotion and Multi-Hazard Countries. 

Training sessions can be tailored to meet the requirements of individuals and organisations through initial consultation using the form below.

Sam is a very motivated and diligent person who brings an eager positive attitude to his work. Always keen to learn, absorb, adapt and deliver, he is great to have on your team for assured results and outputs. A creative photographer, his passion and education should pave the path for many better opportunities, for which I wish him the very best!
— Tanaji Sen, Executive Director at RedR India
Sam worked with Oxfam India on various short term assignments covering some of the worst emergencies that India had faced in recent years. Me and my team are really happy we had Sam with us during those critical times supporting us with photo-documentation. Sam was easy to work with and roughed it out with the rest of Oxfam India’s humanitarian team, in Assam during the conflict, in Odisha during Cyclone Phailin in 2013 and the flash floods of Uttarakhand. Not only do the photos capture that very challenging time for the people, but also in the most subtle way reflected the resilience of communities that were affected by the disaster. We were so pleased with the results of our humanitarian photo assignment, that if Sam is ever In India we would definitely like to use his talent to cover our programmes.
— Zubin Zaman, Deputy Director, Oxfam India

 

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