I worked for nine years with the United Nations agencies and international nongovernment organizations in risk education, community development, and external communication. Our work focused in areas that were heavily impacted by the legacy of the Vietnam war.
Years after the war ended in Southeast Asia, millions of landmines and unexploded ordances still kill and maim people while posing obstacles to socio-economic development. I collaborated with the UNICEF Child Protection Section to produce several PSAs and radio messages to provide risk information and thus, reduce landmine casualties. The below two YouTube clips were examples of these PSAs.
Photos of Activities
1999 - Baseline survey of landmine contamination in the former Charlie 1 battlefield, former DMZ of the Vietnam war.
1999 - Field work data checking.
2000 - The work of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team at dawn on a resettlement site.
2006 - Delivering mine risk education training for the local Women Union members
2003 - Children team members prepared risk-integrated entertainment education night in villages near the former McNamara defense line.
2004 - Filming a risk education public service announcement in a former military airstrip
2004 - A landmine survivor told his story to his peers in a risk education campaign night.
2005 - Presenting the project activities at a UN office in Geneva, Switzerland.
2007- With the fundraising team in Washington D.C.