Emanuele Cidonelli

Media, Arts & Humanity

Mid Level
Paris, France
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Projects credited in


  • Photography
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Web Development
  • Project Conception
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Creative Writing
  • Interface Design
  • Art Direction
  • Filming
  • Data

Companies I’ve worked with

  • F


    • Film
  • U


    • U

      United Nations OCHA

      • D

        Danish Refugee Council

        Work history


        Head of Humanitarian Communication Advocacy and Financing Unit

        United Nations OCHA

        Nov 2018
        • Niamey, Niger
        • Full Time
        • - Planning and coordinating fundraising and public information activities for humanitarian response in Niger


        Media and Knowledge Management Specialist


        Jan 2015 - Jul 2018
        • Paris, France
        • Full Time
        • >Coordinated the development of a participatory advocacy programme on artistic freedom across Senegal, Indonesia and Norway >Coordinated the development of the knowledge management system CREATIVITY, the digitalization of several data collection processes, the integration of a Customer Relationships Management system >Designed and coordinated the development of the Policy Monitoring Platform to crowdsource, process and compare data on cultural policies worldwide >Produced a series of videos on the role of culture for development / Supported the production and distribution of the Global Report series “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” >Integrated new advocacy tools to enhance visibility and mobilize participation around statutory events >Designed and coordinated other media-based initiatives for innovation and outreach


        Communication for Development Specialist – Community-Driven Recovery and Development Technical Unit

        Danish Refugee Council

        Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
        • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
        • Full Time
        • > Coordinated the implementation of C4D and PLA activities within the Community-Driven Recovery and Development [CDRD] programme (Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Guinea, Ivory Coast and Yemen) > Supported the integration of a community-mobilization component named DIALOGUE within the Operational Manual of the CDRD programme > Created and trained a youth network of volunteers from 64 urban and rural communities in Somalia for the delivery media-based trainings and activities > Designed training contents and tools on participatory governance > Assisted the upgrade of the participatory monitoring SMS-based system CDRD Beneficiary Feedback platform in Somalia (based on Ushaidi) > Produced video, studies and articles on the role of media processes in state-rebuilding processes


        Feb 2013 - Jul 2013
        • Los Angeles, United States
        • Full Time
        • > Designed a non-linear storytelling frameworks based on GIS data and user-generated contents. Coordinated the development of the prototype Out of Water > Assisted the broadcast testing of NDN (Name Data Networking) protocol http://named-data.net as operator of the Stream services and Control Room


        Media and Capacity Building Officer


        Jul 2012 - Feb 2013
        • Kathmandu, Nepal
        • Full Time
        • > Developed and implemented new Communication and Campaigning strategies > Trained local volunteers and professionals and students about Media Technologies and open source ICT > Designed and written two project proposals to eradicate violence in schools through and to improve services and capacities in Centers for Mental Disabled Children > Developed non-formal education programs for some primary schools of Kathmandu Valley


        Creative Media Producer - Marketing Dept.

        Ascot Industrial S.r.l.

        Jan 2012 - Jul 2012
        • 93012 Gela, Province of Caltanissetta, Italy
        • Full Time
        • > Redesigned corporate identity aspects to support the internationalization of the company and coordinated the implementation with the different Ascot centers worldwide > Designed a CRM Framework (based on SalesForce) to structured evidence-based marketing activities > Supported the redesign of a product line dedicated to access the procurement of major telecom companies > Created trademarks, commercials, graphics and videos to support the company over several marketing campaigns


        Communication Manager

        Cesvi Fondazione Onlus

        Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
        • Përmet, Albania
        • Full Time
        • > Defined the brand identity of the consortium "Pro Permet" and implemented a marketing strategy to support the access to international market through quality certifications > Supported networking and media activities for the establishment of Slow Food in Albania > Developed the visitpermet.com website and designed a sustainable web networking system based on automated SEO rules > Co-drafted and reviewed grant proposals for projects on microcredit, professional training and tourism development > Managed partnerships with local and international organizations > Drafted and published articles on tourism and agricultural development in Albania


        Media Freelancer


        Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
        • Italy
        • Freelance
        • > Produced video documentaries, short movies and commercials on demand (collaborated with Oxfam, Cesvi, VIS, GiZ) > Developed web platforms > Provided consultancies on marketing and communication activities for development > Created storytelling projects flickr.com/photos/emanuelecidonelli/


        Communication Specialist - Volunteer

        BBJShare Cambodia

        Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
        • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
        • Full Time
        • > Supported the implementation and documentation of the "Eyes on darkness" program implemented by Youth For Peace and D&D, aiming to facilitate the collection of witnesses from survivors of Khmer Rouge killing fields through art-based investigation methodologies. Facilitated interviews on field, the organisation of public forums in the provinces, and the promotion of the activities > Developed and coordinated a programme to improve ICT capacities in local NGOs > Produced technical studies and video reports on social and cultural issues (child marriage, healthcare, superstitions) > Collaborated with the young monk association of Battambang to initiatives for improving the living conditions of detained people in local state prison > Organized Youth Talks series meetings with relevant personalities of the local political and/or cultural environments to discuss the different issues and confront on pathways for the future >Designed brand and communication materials for the UN International Volunteer Day 2010


        Web Communications Assistant

        EU Fundamental Rights Agency

        Mar 2009 - Jul 2009
        • Vienna, Austria
        • Full Time
        • > Edited and managed web content and publications > Conducted research and provided advice on Web 2.0 > Developed web applications and e-games on human rights > Designed and developed the www.diversitday.eu web platform



        Master's degree in Film and Digital Arts

        Univerity of Rome La Sapienza

        Oct 2006 - Dec 2009
        • Rome, Italy
        • - Main Subjects: Photography, Script Writing, Digital Media, Editing, Compositing, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology. - Erasmus for the year 2007-2008 at University Paris X - La Defense (Nanterre), France - Researcher for the year 2009 in Paris, France, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and under the tutoring of Ms Laurence Schifano, professor at the Univerisity Paris X, Nanterre. The research was a study on the competitivy of contemporary french animated cinema. The scholarship was awared by the University La Sapienza. - Awared with first class honors


        Professional Diploma "Digital Video Director"

        Digital Desk

        May 2005 - Sep 2005
        • Rome, Italy
        • Script Writing, Production, Distribution, Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics.


        Bachelor's degree in New Media and Digital Arts

        Univerity of Rome La Sapienza

        Oct 2003 - Jul 2006
        • Rome, Italy
        • Humanist Studies, Arts, Anthropology, History, Television, New Digital Media, ICT



        Video Contest "Nuovi Talenti per l'Europa"

        RAI Nuovi Talenti

        • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbldHX4_PT8


        1° Premio "Giovanni Altamore - Kiwanis Club"

        Kiwanis Club

        • Prize for Academic Dissertation on Development in Sicily. The awarded thesis was "Quelli del nuovo Paradiso", a strategical overview on Film Productions in Sicily.