Georgina Smith is a passionate journalist and multi-media producer, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Having spent most of her life in Africa, she covers topics close to her heart including conservation and the climate crisis, environmental breakdown and related conflicts, and women’s rights. She works across text, photos, radio or audio and video formats.
At the age of 4, Georgina’s family migrated from London to Kitwe, a town on Zambia’s Copperbelt bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo. Raised with plenty of opportunity to explore the remote bushland, this experience instilled in her a great respect for our natural world and communities that depend on it.
After a brief period in the UK newspaper industry, she returned to work and live as a journalist and photographer in central Africa. She then relocated to Vietnam to work with scientists across Asia and Africa, documenting the alarming impacts of climate change and environmental breakdown on rural communities.
Translating peer-reviewed science into multi-media packages for the public and press, this work resulted in important scientific findings being published in the Financial Times, the Independent, AP, Business Insider, BBC, the Guardian, ABC News and Wall Street Journal among others.
She then moved to Kenya and as a multi-media producer. Her stories and photos have been published by the Guardian, BBC, Al Jazeera, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post; her video broadcast on Sky TV and CNN. She has worked for UN agencies including UNEP, UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP and UNDP, international research organizations like CIAT and ILRI, and non-profit organizations like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
She has an MA in documentary photography and photojournalism from the University of the Arts, London, and studied film making and broadcast journalism at City University, London.