Personal storytelling motivates and inspires us, but it can also be a compelling tool within professional communities, used to strengthen networks and improve collaboration. In the context of global health, stories help us interpret essential data, assigning people and faces to the numbers. But how do we balance stories and data, two powerful tools, and even combine them to strengthen programs and foster collaboration among practitioners?
This half-day event, organised by Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project and FP2020, will feature storytellers and those who study the impact of storytelling. Attendees will learn about the Family Planning Voices initiative, which has created a vibrant community of family planning professionals who learn from each other by sharing their own stories. Speakers will cover such topics as the effect of stories on our brains, evidence-based methods to measure the impact of storytelling, and storytelling as a tool to improve critical knowledge sharing.
This event is geared for professionals working in all levels and areas of global health and development.