Warren Feek is Executive Director of The Communication Initiative Partnership, a network of 90,000 people using media and communication strategies to address priority local, national and international Development issues. That network has shared 36,000 knowledge summaries (link is for English only) and engaged in review, dialogue and debate for the purpose of advancing the scale, quality and impact of their work. The CI focus is across all Development issues, from Democracy and Governance to HIV/AIDS; the full spectrum of communication strategies, from entertainment-education to community engagement; and the range of media, from digital to local cultural forms. The CI has also been involved in research - most recently an extensive (3,500 interviews) look at the social dynamics that condition decision-making on health issues within households in some of the economically poorest communities in Northern Nigeria.
Prior to conceiving and guiding The Communication Initiative, Warren led at UNICEF HQ in New York developing and implementing Health and HIV/AIDS communication strategies for those often very sensitive and difficult issues. He was recruited to UNICEF based on his work at The Commonwealth Secretariat at a time that organisation was focused on ending apartheid in South Africa and the transition to a democratic government.
A New Zealander he commenced his work life designing and managing a mini-trail bike programme for the siblings of criminal offenders. Warren has a BA (Hons) in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Victoria in New Zealand where his post–grad focused on the decision of the Trade Union movement to create the Labour Party. Given the social dynamics in New Zealand at the time he left academia to be involved in a couple of social movements.
He lives and works in Victoria BC, Canada with his partner and 3 children.