UNESCO – Videos on Inclusive Economic Recovery

Video, Animations & Explainers UNESO Video editing Animation Sustainability

About theProject




Video research, video editing, scripting, storyboarding, voiceover, animation, illustration, production, interviewing and documentary storytelling.


As a part of the framework of the MPTF for COVID-19 Response funded project “Inclusive Economic Recovery through Sustainable Enterprises in the Informal Economies of Fiji, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu”, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) supports the cultural and creative industries as a part of the informal economy in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Palau. Their work addresses unemployment and aims to support sustainable enterprises in the informal sub-sectors following the impact of COVID-19 by strengthening the cultural industries and capitalizing on local creative talent through specialized skills transfer, market linkages and by addressing pre-existing challenges in the structure and mechanisms of the informal economy.

In this light, UNESCO assigned Phoenix Design Aid to produce informational videos on the activities and impact of the “Inclusive Economic Recovery through Sustainable Enterprise in the Informal Economies of Fiji, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu”. These videos are intended to serve as audio-visual knowledge tools, documenting stories and journeys of key stakeholders engaged in the project.

One of the two videos is scripted and edited based on the client’s archived footage made up of testimonies and personal stories, the second is developed as an animation. Phoenix Design Aid worked with UNESCO to ensure cultural details in terms of characters, clothing and contextual indicators were reflective of the region.

Both videos focus on the revival of the Master-Apprentice scheme in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Palau by highlighting the trainings, the impact they had and the long-term effects for the creative industry and the beneficiaries, and on the contribution of the Informal Economies Recovery project to the creative sector.

Watch the animated video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYCJ_CMrrCg