Hi, I'm Sho Konno.
These are some things I do.
I am a communications advisor for activists.
I love to find people who have the legitimacy and skills to make change, help train and amplify their voice, and then open up opportunities for them to fulfil their potential.
I like to experiment with different ways to communicate.
I have dabbled with podcasts, a graphic design diploma, and training techniques. I am no specialist, but I share what I learn so other activists can get something from it.
I led an advocacy strategy for a campaign to revolutionise learning in the 21st century. I created content (podcasts, interactive articles, etc) and organised lobbying which influenced policy at the UN, EU, and in Silicon Valley.
I helped policy staff from an alliance of NGOs to use lego, improv, and cartoons to find more persuasive ways to talk about sexual rights in emergencies. Then I turned it into an online messaging kit for their colleagues.
I trained a group of sexual rights activists from Honduras to Nepal in using storytelling for advocacy. We then co-created a guide where their voices narrated how they used the techniques for real in their campaigns.
I supported 19 young women from across southern Africa to tell their story as they created a regional strategy for women’s power with Oxfam. I provided comms coaching for four months and at workshops in Malawi & South Africa.