Arete helps you to tell stories that make a positive difference in people’s lives.

We source and manage local experts in photography, video, digital and written content from around the world to help you tell stories that make a difference. We can work with you in your office or in the field. Contact us to find out how we can help you make an impact through exceptional storytelling and targeted communications strategies.

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Our latest work

Two devastating cyclones hit Mozambique in 2019, affecting more than 2.2 million people and leaving tens of thousands homeless. UN entities and their partners are working with communities to rebuild homes, schools, and farms.

 We worked with UN One to deliver a multimedia package of edited videos, photography and written stories to show the impact of the UN's work on individual Mozambicans, and to demonstrate how important it is that these efforts receive further funding.

Media Training

Arete provides a range of communications workshops for charities and private companies, in partnership with CMR Media. We don’t rely on individuals to have expensive equipment, so from photography to video and media training, there is a workshop suitable for you. If your organisation could benefit from bespoke communications training tailored to your needs, simply email us.

Our Trainers

With decades of experience in content gathering, media and communications strategy, our trainers can work with you to help your organisation tell the stories that really matter.

“I was really inspired by this course. It was easy to understand and the trainer really knew her subject.”

Mary-Sanyu, IOM Somalia

“This workshop was fantastic. The practical sessions were useful and the use of multimedia was excellent.”

Yussuf, ADESO

“This workshop was excellent. It covered a wide variety of very useful areas and the trainer was well versed in the needs of NGOs.”

Suzy, UNICEF Somalia

Our partnerCMR and Arete collaborate on storytelling projects and multimedia training. We combine our networks and experience to source local experts in photography and digital video to help you tell stories that make a difference.

“The workshop was really useful for us to get your perspectives on our media work and challenge the way we present ourselves.”

Tracy, Save the Children

Our Services

Arete provides a range of communications services to the for-profit and non-profit sector, helping you to tell your organisation’s story. To enquire about any of the services we provide, simply drop us an email at

Arete's People

“I would like to congratulate Jessica and Eva for their great work and their professional and pragmatic approach on this project.”

Dame, Tostan International

“Thanks again for your wonderful images and story gathering, which made the appeal come to life.”

Jenny, Opportunity International

Arete's People

“Thank you so much for sending Eva and Karel on our trip to Kenya! They were both professional and always on the ball.”

Catherine, Cross International

"Kate produces quality material sensitively and is one of the very few photographers we trust to operate in challenging environments.”

Lucy, The Guardian

Our award-winning journalists and content specialists are eager to help you make a difference. Contact us to find out how we can tailor our expertise to meet your needs.

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