Name: Samantha Bolton
Organisation: Incite Insight
Samantha Bolton has over 18 years experience in health and humanitarian communication and advocacy, working in high profile emergencies and forgotten crisis. After ten years as spokesperson and then global head of press and campaigns for Médecins Sans Frontières, Samantha completed a Masters in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government Harvard, and then went on to work for WHO on Tropical Diseases and then HIV. After leaving the UN, Samantha set up and ran the GTV satellite TV provider service in Sierra Leone. She now works as a consultant out of Geneva, working with public and private clients, on health, humanitarian and environment issues, often in or with developing countries (particularly Africa), to help raise awareness and bring about change on a local and global level. see www.inciteinsight.biz I am interested in doing both field and HQ strategy and hands on communication and advocacy work and look forward to hearing from you! More detail about Samantha Bolton: Communication and Advocacy Consultant. Work with public and private sector clients to define communication and advocacy strategies to reposition organization or issue and to launch new products and reports. Work with media and key stakeholders at local and global levels to raise awareness and to bring about policy change. Conduct media and crisis communication training for management and staff on communication and damage control messages and tactics, for challenging operational and ethical issues. Clients includes: Changing Oceans Expedition, Cluster Munitions Coalition (International treaty to ban cluster bombs); IKV Pax Christi (cluster bomb disinvestment campaign), Dalberg Development Advisors (Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria – AMFm, IFRC); Commission for the Legal Empowerment of the Poor; Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative – DNDi (launch of new malaria medicines with sanofi aventis in Paris and Pharmanguinhos in Rio); Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics- FIND; the George Institute for International Health; GMMB, Global Health Strategies (GSK Biologicals, AMFAR); Handicap International, Medicines for Malaria Venture – MMV; Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders; sanofi-aventis (Impact Malaria); STOP TB Partnership; World Health Organisation (WHO, HIV, Gender, Women and Reproductive Health Departments, Health Action in Crisis).