Co-founder, marketing and communications director & writers' curator for
'I Dream of Congo' exhibition
Nicola is a writer and journalist who has worked in eastern Congo, documenting the psychological impact of war and sexual violence on women. Her work has been broadcast on Channel 4 News, PBS and the BBC World Service. In 2011, she was nominated for an award in The Guardian’s International Development Journalism Competition, for a piece on sexual violence and gender inequality in the DRC. She has a particular interest in conflict minerals and the subsequent impact on communities. She is currently undertaking a Master's degree in Creative Writing at City University, London.
Co-founder, creative director & curator of 'I Dream of Congo' exhibition
Millie is a London based filmmaker whose focus lies in the advancement of women’s rights. Millie’s filmmaking and participatory video work centres around giving voice to personal experiences to highlight issues which often receive little attention to inspire action and change. She has worked in East Africa, including DRC, with Women for Women International documenting their work and her films have been shown on PBS and Channel 4 News. With a background in fine art and experimental film, she is passionate about exploring innovative combinations of aesthetics and the humanities to encourage fresh attention and alternative perspectives.
Tim is supporting Congo Connect’s exhibition and is acting as an adviser to the committee. He is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and best-selling author. His first book, Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart, used an account of an epic journey he made through the Congo by foot, motorbike, canoe and riverboat to unravel the region’s turbulent history, retracing the journey made by Victorian adventurer Henry Morton Stanley. It was an international bestseller and translated into six languages.
He has written for a wide range of international publications and was on the staff of The Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009 as chief war correspondent, Africa Bureau Chief and Middle East correspondent.
In 2010 he was made Patron of Save The Congo, a British-based charity.