Led by founder Jackie Hanafie, Humankind is a global strategic communications, advocacy and public affairs consultancy working with NGOs worldwide. We're passionate about ethical communications practices through participatory approaches.
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’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 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 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 Hanafie (she/her) an Australian-Indonesian post-graduate qualified, trilingual, communication and advocacy specialist with years of experience providing trusted counsel to CEOs, high profile spokespeople, and global organisations.
A trained journalist, her background is in international aid and refugee issues where she has worked for, and consulted to, organisations such as UNHCR, UNICEF, World Vision, Oxfam, Refugee Council of Australia, Plan International, International Women's Development Agency, Humanitarian Advisory Group, and Kokoda Track Foundation. She has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Brazil, and Colombia - and now bases herself in Indonesia, where she is reconnecting with her roots.
Jackie is a member of the revenue committee for Australian Doctors International (ADI) - an NGO that seeks to improve the health of people in remote and rural areas of Papua New Guinea. She is also 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.
Jackie is passionate about all forms of storytelling, particularly peer-to-peer and participatory approaches. She works in English and Spanish, speaks Indonesian conversationally, and can order a coffee in three other languages - with varying degrees of success!
Reach Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Master of Strategic Public Relations, University of Sydney
Honours degree of the Bachelor of Journalism (First Class), Monash University Melbourne
Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)
Women in Aid & Development
Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Marianne is a multilingual communications specialist, with a particular passion for gender equity and women’s health.
She has over seven years of experience working for nonprofits, startups, and corporations across Africa, Europe, and Australia. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning and content creation, as well as digital communications.
Over the past four years, Marianne has leveraged her for-profit experience to focus on social entrepreneurship and markets systems development. She has held various roles as a researcher for menstrual health, looking into market systems approaches as well as the establishment of communities of practice for improved menstrual health outcomes.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Masters in International Development, and a Masters in Communication for Development (C4D). She works in English, German and Dutch, and also speaks French and Spanish.
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.
Now based in Berlin, 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.
We’re a team of expert consultants in the humanitarian sector with vast experience across continents, cultures, and languages.
Humankind also collaborates with a handpicked number of specialist consultants around the world to help bring specific expertise and insights to the projects we work on.
Hailing from the UK, Frankie has 10 years' experience in media relations and strategic communications, working with NGOs and civil society organisations to manage their reputation and gain cut-through in the media and on social media.
She most recently held the position of senior media manager at ActionAid UK where she managed media at COP26 in Glasgow and for Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeals. She has also supported advocacy campaigns, delivered media training, run events for high-profile corporate partnerships, and designed successful social media campaigns.
Prior to working with ActionAid, Frankie held the position of senior PR officer for the UK's largest and most trusted charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. She also worked alongside Humankind founder Jackie in a previous agency role in Melbourne in 2018.
Frankie holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from the University of Nottingham. She is also a yoga teacher and has trained with Mental Health First Aid England.