Rob BurnetMD of Well Told Story
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“We are trying to change the future with a story.”
Rob Burnet is a two-time Emmy Award-winning media producer based in Kenya. He is founder and CEO of Well Told Story, a communications, research, design, and production company that uses comic books, radio, TV, SMS, social media, web, science, fact, and fiction to transform the way people think and live.
Well Told Story’s multimedia youth platform Shujaaz reaches over two-thirds of 15 to 24 year olds in Kenya, with a second version recently launching across Tanzania.
Rob has spoken to global leaders including the United Nations, the BBC, Sainsbury’s, and Barclays about media, complexity, and social change.
Rob arrived in Kenya from Scotland for a six week backpacking trip, twenty-three years later he’s still there. Before founding Well Told Story in 2009 he set up the Kenyan visual arts studios Kuona Trust. He also led the Ford Foundation’s East Africa program for media, arts, and culture as well as working as a professional musician and producing public-interest TV.
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