Why we do it?

Impact Journey was founded on the urgency and necessity of social and environmental change to combat (rising) inequality, exploitation, climate change and to overcome the huge misunderstanding and misrepresentation of ‘the other’.

In the global North the perception of extreme poverty, hunger and misery still prevails when thinking about countries in the Global South. Oftentimes a big misconception that prevents sustainable investments, tourism and in general a sense of connectedness. It is about time to present a more balanced image of both problems and opportunities.

How we do it?

We (co-)create Impact Journeys and invite other photographers, journalists, documentary makers and researchers to start, with support from the platform, their own Impact Journey. An umbrella term for innovative, ‘sparky’ explorative and slightly unconventional projects with a strong focus on visual storytelling on the interplay between Global South and North, making people, (social) enterprises and decision makers more aware and increase dedicated action to solve issues and / or grasp opportunities.

During our Impact Journeys we will be using a mixed methods approach using the power of media, stories and technology and combine the skills of a wide range of partners – ranging from individual expertise, social enterprises or NGOs.

Each Impact Journey will be characterized by a different approach in execution, fundraising en partnership – depending on the location, complexity and duration.

From 2017 onwards we will start to make Impact Journeys available to join for individuals and customize Impact Journeys for institutions and (social) enterprises.

What we do?

 

Agbogbloshie, Ghana

An insight in Africa's biggest electronic waste dump

 

From Gold Coast to Ghana

A recap of 60 years' independence with James Barnor

 

‘Le Rail’, Togo

Following the tracks of a disused railroad

 

India's Changing Climate

An insight in climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts

 

Walking the Volta

Providing an insight in the complexity of Hydropower