Our recent clients
Since 2014, WRENmedia has been working with CABI to develop a series of briefs documenting the impacts and lessons learned from CABI projects in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. We have also provided editing and re-writing services for longer research reports.
Working with FAC as part of their communications team for a number of years, WRENmedia provided coverage for annual conferences, including conducting audio and video interviews and contributing to the ‘daily highlights’ reports. Online and workshop-based communications training was provided to FAC researchers and WRENmedia was also responsible for writing press releases and stories for the media. A media competition organised by WRENmedia in 2013 encouraged better reporting by African journalists on key FAC topics, including investing in agriculture and the role of civil society in policy.
Starting in November 2013, we delivered a series of communication training workshops for Agriculture and Food Security programme research teams in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America to develop end-of-project outcome stories and policy briefs. We subsequently collaborated with the authors, and IDRC, in further editing and design, to bring these products to publication. A similar approach was taken with IDRC’s Africa-based Climate Change and Water projects in 2014-15 and is planned for the CultiAf programme in 2015-16 (see recent projects).
Other clients that WRENmedia has worked with since 2011:
Africa College, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Bioversity International, Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Fund Office, Co-capacity, UK Department for International Development (DFID), DFID - Research for Development (R4D), The European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development (EIARD), The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS), Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE), LM publishers, Sustainable Development Commission (SDC), University of Greenwich
PAEPARD - Platform for African-European partnership on Agricultural Research for Development
PAEPARD supports research collaboration between a wide range of organisations in Africa and Europe. In 2016, WRENmedia produced a policy brief from a longer consultation paper and edited and re-structured a paper on brokerage to provide a shorter working document.
WRENmedia has worked with GALVmed since its launch over five years ago, providing coverage of its work in both audio and written formats. During 2015, in collaboration with our correspondents, we are producing a series of monthly ‘stories from the field’ in multi-media formats to create awareness of GALVmed’s achievements in the fight against livestock diseases in Africa and Asia.
A series of twelve impact research briefs was commissioned by ILRI in 2014, as part of its celebrations of 40 years of livestock research. WRENmedia also produced a series of four-page research briefs from longer research papers on gender analysis in livestock production.
KIT is an international centre that carries out and publishes research and analysis from around the world. For the last few years, WRENmedia has worked extensively with KIT in editing books, papers and briefs for publication.
APRA is a DFID-funded research consortium focusing on commercialisation, women’s empowerment and poverty reduction in six focus countries in East, West and Southern Africa. As part of the inception phase, WRENmedia has been contracted to draft the Impact, Communication and Engagement Strategy to be implemented over the next five years.
CGIAR ISPC - CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council
In 2016, WRENmedia condensed an evaluation on livestock-related research into an impact brief that synthesised the main messages and outputs.
CTA is one of WRENmedia’s major clients, based on a strong working relationship for over two decades. Since October 2013, WRENmedia has been the English editor of CTA’s flagship magazine Spore. We also undertake extensive editing assignments, photo searches for key publications (including the annual report and policy briefs), and writing (see CTA Top 20 Innovations).
WRENmedia has worked for IPI for over ten years and provides editing services for its quarterly magazine, e-ifc, and other international research papers, as well as PR and communications services.
In July 2014, a one day workshop was held with researchers and policymakers on ‘Policy & science: who defines the problem’ which was convened by the University of Southampton. WRENmedia provided communications advice on the structure of the programme and sessions, facilitation during the workshop and an overview report immediately after the event.
Global Panel is an independent group of influential experts with a commitment to tackling global challenges in food and nutrition security. Since March 2016, WRENmedia has provided strategic communications support, particularly social media services (predominantly Twitter), to raise awareness of Global Panel events and launch of technical policy briefs (see recent projects).
CDI WUR - Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation: Wageningen University and Research
CDI is a research institute attached to WUR, focusing on processes of innovation. WRENmedia works with CDI in editing books, papers and briefs. In 2016, WRENmedia edited a series of 12 briefs on ‘Integrated Seed Sector Development’ and a publication on seed capitalisation.