10 February 2022

Storytelling Project Gets Kids Talking About The Future Of Health

A core part of UNICEF's mission to improve the lives of children around the world is to consult with young people on important issues, amplify youth voices and ensure those voices are heard. It is within this vein that a team from UNICEF's Office of Innovation partnered with The Lancet & Financial Times Commission and launched  https://www.…, Storytelling project involved youth from 20 countries across 11 time zones, There was a session in Egypt with author Ghada Abdel Aal; one in India with Samit Basu and one in Argentina with Paula Bombara.  https://www.governinghealthfutures2030.org/imagining-health-futures/authors/%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bmalena-salazar-macia/ Malena Salazar Maciá  met with kids in Cuba. Author George Jrejije led a session in Lebanon, Ray Mwihaki…, Collaborators took a 'writer's room' approach to imagining health futures in a connected world, The meetings took a 'writers' room' approach, with a lot of time devoted to brainstorming about what health might look like in year 2040. Thoughts and ideas for what story to tell were shared and discussed. The authors then fleshed out the stories incorporating the teens' input and feedback on early drafts. Many stories explored fears around the…, About the author of the article, Maryanne Murray Buechner is a freelance writer and editorial consultant based in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. A former daily newspaper reporter and contributor to TIME magazine, she holds an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Georgetown. Her musings about being an American expat in Tokyo from 2007-2012 live on…