Gorka Gamarra

Gorka Gamarra


Gorka is a documentary maker with over 20 years’ experience managing programmes in the fields of human rights, gender, rule of law, electoral processes and governance. He has a Master’s degree in international law and has worked with numerous international organisations and national governments, including the UN, OECD, EU, in post-conflict settings such as Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Comoros and Guinea Bissau. Gorka’s work as a project director influenced his film-making and audiovisual communication.  His documentaries, principally Lantanda on the use of the official and vernacular languages in Africa and Umurage on the challenges of cohabitation in Rwanda after the Genocide, have been presented in several international film festivals. 

Hala Al-Abdallat

Hala Al-Abdallat

Projects, Resource Mobilization & Communication Officer

Hala is a dynamic and results-driven Projects and Resource Mobilization Officer with a solid understanding of the evolving media landscape and a passion for driving creative communication initiatives. She successfully secured resources and partnerships to support development bodies’ growth through mass media and awareness campaigns.Hala has a background in project management, coordination, and communication. She has a proven track record of successfully coordinating EU-funded projects aimed at promoting good governance, institutional capacity building and public sector development. In addition to her professional experience, Hala holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Project Management for Development Professionals credential

Pol Bourdellon

Pol Bourdellon

Associate Expert — 2D animated film director and producer, graphic and motion designer

Pol is a screenwriter and a director who brings stories to life through the intricate craft of 2D animation. He holds a master’s degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art Visuel de La Cambre, where many of Europe’s top illustrators have honed their skills. Since 2023, Pol has been instructing at La Cambre, imparting his expertise in the technique and fundamentals of 2D animation. His animated shorts have captivated audiences at national and international festivals, including “Zinebi” (Bilbao), “Zebra peotry film festival” (Berlin), Kyiv International short film festival ( kiev), Anima ( Brussel ).

Pol’s versatile portfolio extends across various sectors, from advocating for political, gender, and human rights issues to creative ventures in advertising and music. His collaboration with EarthEcho highlights his adaptability, establishing him as a visionary in animated storytelling. Recently, Pol contributed to the development of civic education campaigns on human rights and gender in Madagascar and Comoros for European Union-funded projects.

Jose Cendon

Associate Expert — Photographer, journalist, film-maker, editor

Jose is from north-western Spain and works out of Amman, Jordan. In the early 2000s he worked in Colombia, Venezuela, Palestine and Darfur for the Cover Agency, Associated Press (AP) and Agence France-Presse (AFP). He later covered events in the Great Lakes Region and Horn of Africa. José has received numerous awards for his work, including World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year and Leica Oskar Barnack. His photographs have been published widely in prestigious US newspapers and magazines and in high-profile newspapers and publications across Europe. In November 2008, José was kidnapped in Somalia for three months with the English journalist Colin Freeman. They were making a report on piracy for a British newspaper. The experience led José to write “Banknote of Ida” on Somalia and piracy.

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

Strategic and Editorial Advisor — Journalist and media professional

Paul is an Irish journalist and media professional with over 30 years’ experience in video and radio broadcasting across the world, including almost 20 years as foreign correspondent, editor, producer and presenter for the BBC. He was based as the BBC’s resident correspondent in Pakistan, Russia, Ukraine and Serbia. Paul has a degree in German and Russian and, after leaving the BBC, focused on European news, election observations around the world and development issues, making documentaries and features for the EU and development community. He has filmed several documentaries in Afghanistan and Iraq, which were shown at international film festivals, and has covered stories and developments in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Sudan, Chad, and in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Paul has a passion for film and documentary making. For 15 years he has served as a member of the jury of the ECU Independent Film Festival in Paris.

Kader Irchard

Kader Barry

Project leader, multi-sector governance and development specialist

Kader is based in Madagascar and holds a Master’s degree in public health. He has a deep knowledge of the social, human rights and gender realities of East Africa and the Indian Ocean countries. He has worked mainly in Comoros and Madagascar with many international organizations and national institutions, among them the African Union, European Union, Australian Cooperation and Swiss Cooperation. His focus is on governance and electoral processes, and in cooperation projects in the fields of human rights, democratic governance and gender equality. In 2019 he coordinated a project promoting women’s political participation in the Union of the Comoros. In the five years before, Kader worked on a project supporting credibility and transparency in elections in the Union of the Comoros funded by the EU.

Anahí Moriana

Anahi Moriana

Administration and finance

Anahi is graduated in Childhood Education and Administration and Finance and holds a Master’s degree in Administration and Direction of Primary Schools. She has worked mainly as responsible for human resources in different educational projects. She was responsible for the planning and budget monitoring, procedures and contracts, and financial memories and projects.