Vincenzo Cavallo obtained a Ph.D. in Communication and New Technologies from IULM University with a thesis on participatory media and democracy in Africa while working for UN/DESA. He co-founded the Cultural Video Foundation NGO and Cultural Video Production Ltd., a creative Hub known as TheNrbBus. He is currently an affiliated post-doctoral researcher at Oxford University where he works on the project Conflict-Net, research that focuses on Somalia, digital media, emerging migration narratives, national identities, and state-building. Dr. Vincenzo Cavallo, also known as Dr. Faras in East Africa, is both an academic researcher and a creative digital media producer. He directed and co-produced an awarded feature film, a 12-episode tv series, an 11-episode web series, the first African VR interactive series, and more than fifty documentaries on social, political, cultural and humanitarian issues.