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In a world of information overload, Small World Stories can help your organization or community to share its story of positive change with a wider audience.

WHAT WE DO

WE UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES

STRATEGIES

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STORYTELLING

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AUDIO/VISUAL

OUR TEAM

Our core team has more than five decades of combined experience in international development, journalism and communication. 

On a project basis, we draw on the expertise, creativity and knowledge of our talented associates, living and working around the world. They are photographers, videographers, writers, researchers, strategists, graphic designers, journalists and social media experts. Between us we speak more than 15 languages, but officially, we work in English, Spanish and French.

Small World Stories is based in Australia and has a representative office in Spain.

Lisa-Hiller-Garvey

Lisa Hiller-Garvey has lived and worked in South Asia, the Pacific, and Europe for the past 13 years. She has devised and led numerous UN communication efforts, often in crisis response situations.

With academic qualifications and practical experience in journalism and professional communication, she has sharp writing skills and her work has been published in Australia, the United Kingdom, Asia and Europe.

MACARENA AGUILAR

Macarena Aguilar is trained as a journalist and holds an MA in development studies. She has worked for the past 14 years with a range of international humanitarian and development organisations in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia as a communication and advocacy expert.

Macarena has managed emergency response communication efforts and designed longer-term multimedia campaigns on a range of topics. Her ability to broker partnerships around creative communication initiatives has been a key element of her work.

Nigel-Hiller-Garvey

Nigel Hiller-Garvey has more than 28 years field experience in development throughout the world, and has spent the last seventeen years working as a video editor and cameraman. Nigel has filmed, edited and produced numerous videos for United Nations and non-government organizations on topics including: governance, health, and crisis recovery.

Prior to Small World Stories, Nigel worked with non-government organizations as a trainer and project manager. Nigel has qualifications in video documentary production, editing, video sound production, and engineering.

OUR WORK

CREATIVE. MEANINGFUL. MAKING AN IMPACT.

FEATURED PROJECT

Reviving the Art of Printmaking in Thailand

As a young fine arts student in Chaing Mai – the creative capital of Thailand – Kitikong Tilokwattanotai first discovered his passion for printmaking.

ALL OUR PROJECTS

MYANMAR’S SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS

Working with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), we helped people in Myanmar to discover seven incredible places of natural beauty on their doorsteps. Some of these breathtaking places are coming under increasing threat and urgently need protection.
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ESCITE

We helped the 400+ institutions that make-up the European Network of Science Centres and Museums to showcase at Rio+20 how they are engaging citizens in understanding science and climate change.
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Climate Change

Stories from the Climate Change Frontline. We explore how people are coping with changing weather patterns from the Horn of Africa to the Pacific Islands.
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Ethiopia

Communicating Development Results: We captured success stories and lessons learned across five United Nations initiatives in Ethiopia.
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Australian by Degree

Television Series: Australian by Degree, a 36-part series broadcast on Australia Plus, invites you to meet people from across Asia and the Pacific who studied in Australia and who are now using their knowledge and skills to change lives back home.
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LEAVING YOUR FEATHERS BEHIND

In one of the world most rapidly changing societies, Leaving Your Feathers Behind is a personal look at the cultural impact of moving from the highlands to an urban city in Papua New Guinea.
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Coffey International

Capturing Development results for Coffey International: This series of eight videos, print stories and a photographic archive covered four countries in South, and East Asia. The videos were subsequently broadcast on ABC Australia Plus.
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United Nations Volunteers

A 24-hour online film festival, was our method for reaching out and celebrating International Volunteers Day 2010 for the United Nations Volunteers. The festival spanned the globe and had 26 short films featuring volunteers from nearly every time zone.
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Womanity Foundation

Working with the Womanity Foundation we engaged online audiences in what it takes to empower women and girls around the world.
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OUR CLIENTS

BELOW ARE A SELECTION OF OUR CLIENTS

LATEST NEWS

STRAIGHT FROM OUR SOCIAL MEDIA

Sunrise over the Himalayas

Wow! What a view to start the week with. Happy Monday everyone.

Posted by Small World Stories on Sunday, November 13, 2016
International Autism Dat, Taking the Challenge to the Next Level It’s International Autism Day. To celebrate this day and to show our love and support for all those affected by this challenging condition we would like to share one young lady’s story. Not only did Viengsam rise to meet the challenge but she went on to ensure she could help others facing the same challenge in her country Laos. It was an honour and a pleasure working with all at the Laos Autism Association and we are so happy to share this story again. Posted by Small World Stories on Monday, April 1, 2019
Dancing for Diversity

We really miss a good foot stomping #flashmob to rally people round a worthy cause. So, today we’re turning to the Small World Stories vault to revive this one organized by young Macedonians in aid of cultural diversity.

Posted by Small World Stories on Thursday, February 5, 2015