Elsa Buchanan is a multilingual news reporter and communications professional who has reported from dozens of countries in the Middle East, South America and Africa. Previously on Newsweek Media Group’s Africa news desk, Elsa now helps deliver successful awareness campaigns for the NGO sector to promote awareness of security, human rights, and health issues in Sub-Saharan Africa among the public, social institutions, NGOs, and governments.

Having been involved with DATUM since its launch, Elsa uses her cross-cultural context experience to work with staff throughout the world to ensure effective collaboration and successful delivery of projects, including awareness campaigns and coordinating emergency responses.