Nathalie Blaquière is delighted to join the Dallaire Institute as the Manager of Advocacy and Communications. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in communications as a journalist, writer, filmmaker, and consultant.
Nathalie previously served as the One UN Rwanda Communications Specialist and Country/Program Director at Internews in Rwanda, a media development NGO (2008-2013). Earlier, she managed three UN regional radio stations of Radio Okapi in the DR Congo (Goma, Bunia and Mbandaka).
Nathalie’s international field experience includes building the capacity of local reporters, designing and launching new programs, developing donor relations, as well as overseeing all aspects of radio and television programming for local, regional and international use while conducting community outreach.
She is the author of a non-fiction book titled “Boules d’ambiance et Kalachnikovs” as a personal narrative of her experience in the media sector in Eastern Congo.
Her documentary films “Patience” about street children and “A Letter to my daughter” that wrestles with domestic violence in Rwanda and Eastern DR Congo, have been screened at several film festivals.
Prior to moving to the Central African region, Nathalie worked as a television reporter and chief-editor at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Nathalie has a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor of Education from Université de Moncton. She is a mother of a 7-year-old girl, Raphaëlle.