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Consulting Projects

Action on Climate Today (ACT)

ACT is a £20 million project working to help governments in South Asia to develop strategies to tackle the adverse impacts of climate change.

Scriptoria’s work on ACT has ranged from high-level strategic engagement around communications and knowledge management, to the management and implementation of a range of communication campaigns and initiatives.

The aim of all this work has been to build the climate change knowledge of decision makers and attract further climate change investment from the public and private sectors.

Action on Climate Today

Project: ACT
Location:
South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan)
Client: UK DFID
Service provided:

  • Strategy development
  • Training and capacity building
  • Campaign implementation

State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC)

The £60 million SPARC programme aimed to improve government policy, and public finance and service management in Nigeria – one of the most politically challenging environments in the world.

Over the seven years that this A+ rated DFID programme ran, Scriptoria played a major role in its communications and knowledge management (KM) framework. Contributions ranged from communications and KM advisory work, to the development, management and implementation of communications strategies.

"Work has always been of the highest quality and I am extremely satisfied with the result" (Head of Programme)

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Project: SPARC
Location:
West Africa (Nigeria)
Client: UK DFID
Service provided:

  • Strategy development
  • Training and capacity building
  • Campaign implementation

Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project (MPRLP)

The Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project was a £45 million DFID project working to eliminate rural poverty by empowering rural households in India.

To ensure that the outputs from this long running programme would have a long lasting impact, Scriptoria was brought in to strengthen knowledge management and communications in the two-year run up to programme close.

Work ranged from a rapid assessment of programme approaches to communications, to reviews of staff capacity, the delivery of training, and the development and implementation of new strategies to capture programme learning and communicate it to policy makers.

"Sincere thanks to Scriptoria for all the support to MPRLP" (Programme Manager)

Project: MPRLP
Location:
South Asia (India)
Client: UK DFID
Service provided:

  • Strategy development
  • Training and capacity building
  • Campaign implementation
  • Programme Capacity reviews

CrossRoads: Roads policy and innovation programme

CrossRoads was an £18 million programme focused on bringing about policy change and innovation in Uganda’s road sector, in order to improve the quality of the country’s road network.

Scriptoria was involved throughout CrossRoads’ five-year life cycle. Work ranged from developing internal programme communications systems, to implementing and monitoring country-wide communications and knowledge management strategies, and contributing to organisational/structural reviews focused on the donor relation components of CrossRoads.

"We have been very impressed by their work and we would not hesitate in using Scriptoria again or to recommend them to other companies." (Head of Programme)

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Project: CrossRoads
Location:
East Africa (Uganda)
Client: UK DFID / EC
Service provided:

  • Strategy development
  • Training and capacity building
  • Campaign implementation
  • Programme Capacity reviews

HIV/AIDS Knowledge Management and Communication Capacity (KMCC) Initiative

KMCC was a £1.5 million DFID-funded health communications and knowledge management programme focused on HIV/AIDS in Uganda. The programme worked to collate, synthesise and communicate research and knowledge on HIV/AIDS in order to slow the spread of the disease and combat commonly held prejudices.

Over the three years of the project’s lifetime, Scriptoria focused on developing and implementing key areas of KMCC’s communications and knowledge management strategies. This involved both team members based in Uganda and international experts who worked to guide the thinking of key political influencers.

"Many thanks for all of your hard work over the life of the KMCC" (Head of Project)

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Project: KMCC
Location:
Uganda
Client: UK DFID
Service provided:

  • Strategy development
  • Training and capacity building
  • Campaign implementation
  • Programme Capacity reviews

AgShare.Today: communications and knowledge management for agricultural research in Africa

AgShare.Today is a $1.8 million Gates-funded project which aims to improve the impact of scientific research relating to food security in Africa. The work seeks to bring together teams of agricultural scientists globally to share knowledge and data on roots and tubers, and related viruses and viral vectors.

The Scriptoria team designed the project and is now delivering strategic communications and knowledge management services to stakeholders. Services range from database and management information system development, to scientific engagement and IT training. This work is promoting a collaborative effort to increase the yield of important crops like cassava – which is a staple food for hundreds of millions, including many of the world’s ultra poor.

"We are really lucky to have such fantastic collaboration with all of you folks at Scriptoria" (Crop Researcher)

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Project: AgShare.Today
Location:
Africa
Client: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Service provided:

  • Programme design
  • Project management
  • Strategy development
  • Training and capacity building
  • Information system development
  • Database and management
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