About Humankind

Led by founder Jackie Hanafie, Humankind is a global communications consultancy that works with organisations seeking to make the world a better place.





We’re passionate about humanising stories to make them relatable to wide audiences. We believe that putting real people at the centre of an issue is the best way to capture hearts and minds. 

Our worldview

Our values are what drives us. We are led by our values and stand by them no matter what. That’s why we only work with clients who share our worldview.

We are honest 

We’re not afraid to tell you the truth, even when we know it might not be what you want to hear. The work that we do is grounded in change, and change often isn’t easy or comfortable, but it can support us in creating a bigger impact on the causes that matter most. 

We act with integrity

We only take on projects that we know we’ll be able to support in a meaningful way. And we only work with clients whose causes are aligned with our own values. We will never work with tobacco companies, big pharma, gambling, fossil fuels, live export or anyone else hurting humanity - and the world we live in.

We are innovative

We bring an honest, fresh perspective that may challenge the traditional way of doing things. We believe true progress is made through innovation and imagination, which is why we’re committed to bringing new ideas to traditional tables. 

“Jackie’s experience and professional approach creates immediate respect, and her practical, output-driven, passionate approach make her someone who everyone wants to work with. She has been both a critical element and a driving force on our project and an incredible blessing to work with.”

Cam Watson

Global Director – Brand & Storytelling,
World Vision International

​Hello, I’m Jackie. 

I’m a strategic communications and advocacy consultant who believes in the power of storytelling to effect positive social change. I’m post-graduate qualified, trilingual and have years of experience providing trusted strategic counsel to CEOs, high-profile spokespeople and global organisations. I’ve lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Brazil, Colombia - and now Indonesia, where I’m reconnecting with my roots (my Dad was born here!).

I sit on the board of the SPANA and am a member of the international advisory board for Missing Perspectives - a global platform seeking to address the marginalisation of young women in both news coverage and decision-making. 

I’m passionate about all forms of storytelling, particularly peer-to-peer and participatory approaches. I work in English and Spanish, speak Indonesian conversationally and can order a coffee in three other languages - with varying degrees of success!

Reach me at hello@humankindadvisory.com

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Master of Strategic Public Relations, University of Sydney
Honours degree of the Bachelor of Journalism (First Class), Monash University Melbourne

“We do this work because we imagine a world where we don’t have to do this work.

“The best thing about my job is getting to work with inspiring, talented, passionate people on issues and stories that make the world a better place.”

Jackie hanafie, founder

Julia is a Canadian storyteller, communications specialist and media trainer with vast global communications experience. She spent over six years working in different regions of Africa and the Middle East including managing communications for the L3 Emergency in northeast Nigeria for the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and supporting communications for the Libya Emergency.

Julia directed and produced a documentary about the Central Mediterranean migration route from West Africa to Libya, training young migrants to capture their harrowing stories on-camera to inform others of the risks. Her videos and photography have been shown at UN headquarters in Geneva, New York and Manila.

She has previously worked as a journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Canada and the UK, Farm Radio International in Mali, and the Nation Media Group in Uganda. She earned a Master of Documentary Filmmaking from the Met Film School Berlin and Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa. She speaks English, French and German.

Julia Burpee, Consultant

We’re a team of expert consultants in the humanitarian sector with vast experience across continents, cultures and languages.

Humankind collaborates with a handpicked number of specialist consultants around the world to help bring specific expertise and insights to the projects we work on.

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