Communications & knowledge management

Mainstreaming communications through the programme cycle to effect change.

  • Multi-country portfolio: communication audit/analysis, audience and influencer mapping, behaviour change, press engagement, community radio, branding
  • Communication management of multi-million pound DFID programmes
  • Understanding of DFID communication and learning agendas priorities
  • International IMC comms network: In-house UK Communication team linked with project comms teams worldwide
  • In-house team delivering strategic comms on 7 live projects

Primary expertise

  • Communication strategy
  • Editorial and storytelling: reporting and interviewing, case studies, human interest stories
  • Digital: training, websites, intranets, knowledge platforms, instant messaging, community management
  • Production: film, animation, data vis, infographics (in-house and partner agencies)

Project portfolio

Our communication capability is provided by an in-house Communication team and network of communications teams on projects worldwide.

DFID Pakistan schools Construction and rehabilitation: 2,000 schools built/upgraded, ₤120m, 2014-2019

  • Behaviour change campaigning across 2 provinces
  • Multi-channel engagement strategy: video documentation, Facebook, website, press sensitisation workshops
  • Better Environment Schools Teams (BEST), student-led, promoting WASH behaviour change within schools
  • Community Committee for School Infrastructure groups formed for each school

DFID Ideas to Impact, worldwide: 5 innovation prizes to solve development challenges, ₤10m, 2015-2018

  • Multi-country prize launch strategies
  • Overarching communication and learning strategies
  • Sector-wide learning events co-organised with DFID, USAID, and Rockefeller Foundation
  • Digital storytelling: video, podcasting, action research
  • Informing DFID innovation programming learning  agenda

DFID Nepal Rural Access Programme: 4,000km of roads, ₤20m current phase, running since 1999

  • Award-winning DFID Nepal flagship poverty alleviation programme
  • Weekly community radio show Bikash Ko Bato allows citizens to call in on issues such as corruption, development, and road access
  • Multiple visual storytelling activities for DFID and sector learning: video, podcasts, editorial content, case studies, human interest stories
Capturing Nepali farmers’ increased opportunities  through interviews, editorial content, case studies, and photography
Capturing Nepali farmers’ increased opportunities through interviews, editorial content, case studies, and photography

World Bank, XL Africa, incubating Africa’s future tech startups, ₤570k, 2017-2018

  • High-visibility online campaign to attract tech startups around Sub-Saharan Africa to apply for funding and incubation
  • Digital strategy, website development, brand identity, community management

Key in-house experts

Sajid Chowdhury, Principal Consultant, strategy, editorial content
Ben Walker, Senior Consultant, digital production, graphic design, community engagement
Lorenza Geronimo, Consultant, editorial content, community management, outreach