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About Joanna Wheeler

Over the past 17 years, Joanna Wheeler has worked consistently with a commitment to increasing the voices of those less heard through citizen action.  She is a researcher, facilitator and trainer in participatory processes, including creative storytelling approaches.  She is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, with the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Articles by Joanna Wheeler

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Niki Seth-Smith is a freelance journalist and contributing editor to 50.50.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Unlocking the transformative potential of storytelling

When people connect to political issues through personal stories, they see them in a different way. They don’t just see democracy in the abstract, they see ‘my democracy.’ The transformative potential of storytelling is written into the fabric of our lives.

Global agreements must be built on the real participation of the poor

If the post-2015 process to agree a future framework for development does not get right the participation of those most affected, it will fail. 

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