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Camilla Capasso

I am a writer, storyteller and content creator with years of experience covering stories about food, land, climate and gender justice. I create content for international organizations and NGOs, including UN agencies, and I write about people that I believe can inspire us to imagine and build a different world. 

Writing & Storytelling

  • The last of the mangroves - The Ecologist
    A story on the effects of shrimp farming on Indigenous communities and their mangrove forests in Malaysia.

  • Community-based monitoring to end oil contamination in the Peruvian Amazon - UNEP
    Indigenous communities in Peru are using a mix of traditional knowledge and technology to monitor the disastrous effects of oil spills in the Amazon in order to hold international companies accountable.
     

  • My husband's land - International Land Coalition
    Customary laws in Cameroon prevent widows from inheriting their late husband's land. This is the story of how Justine got her land back. 
     

  • A life for land rights - Forest Peoples Programme
    The Indigenous community living in the reserve Cañamomo-Lomaprieta in Colombia has been fighting for decades to get their land back. This is the story of Indigenous activist Faustino Rotavista.
     

  • Farming for the future in South Africa - International Land Coalition
    The story of  Mokgadi, a black female farmer from South Africa, a country where most agricultural land is owned by large-scale, white-owned commercial farms.
     

  • Looking after lagoons in Ecuador - International Land Coalition
    A short film and a human-interest article showcasing how a community in Ecuador came together to create a conservation area to safeguard the local lagoons, through a participative and inclusive process.

Social media & content

  • SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE | COP27, Egypt
    In 2022, I travelled to Sharm-el-Sheik to cover COP27, focusing on initiatives and events that talked about the importance of securing land rights to mitigate the climate crisis.

     

  • INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER | UN Food Systems Summit, Italy
    Ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021, I took over their instagram account for a day to show how a farming social cooperative in Southern Italy is successfully building a more sustainable food system.
     

  • SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE | Global Land Forum, Jordan
    I flew to Jordan to do social media live coverage of the Global Land Forum, a global conference on land rights issues with more than 800 participants from 74 countries. Throughout the conference, the official hashtag of the event reached 2.9M people with almost 8k interactions.
     

  • DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP | Jordan
    At the Global Land Forum in Jordan, I had the pleasure to hold a workshop on digital storytelling for change with Al-Jazeera journalist Sandra Gathmann.
     

  • SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING | Cameroon
    In 2017, I travelled to Cameroon to train local youths on how to use social media to speak up against palm oil concessions on their community’s land.

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I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism from the University of Westminster (2014) and a MSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics (2015).

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