Dr. Valentina Baú works as a Lecturer & Researcher at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). Both as a practitioner and as a researcher, her work has focused on the use of the media & communication in international development. She has completed a PhD on the role of participatory media in conflict transformation and reconciliation after civil violence. Her present research explores different approaches and evaluation in methodologies the area of Communication for Development in Peacebuilding. Valentina has collaborated with different international NGOs, the United Nations and the Italian Development Cooperation, and worked in different contexts in Africa and Asia. Her experience involves the implementation of both research and media projects with victims and perpetrators of conflict, displaced people, refugees and people living in extreme poverty. Her work is published on established academic journals as well as renowned online platforms. Find out more

Latest from Valentina Baú

Communicating with Communities during Conflict: “Mediated” avenues to inform those in need

When it comes to conflict and post-conflict environments, passing on information to the population based on what is needed by those who experience the crisis is a vital and yet challenging task for aid organisations. This approach, which is increasingly being adopted in humanitarian work, asks us to re-think ‘communication’ and to expand our view on what we regard as ‘media’. Read more »

19 April 2018

Peace initiatives on the Sotik/Borabu Border in Kenya

Valentina Bau investigates conflict at the Sotik/Borabu border in Kenya. Read more »

04 January 2013