Consultancy Services

by EM News May 01, 2019


EngageMedia provides consulting services across Southeast Asia and globally. These services build on almost 14 years of experience in media, technology and social change, and knowledge of issues including climate change, digital rights, environment, gender, and human rights.

Our clients have included Transparency International, Greenpeace, Oxfam, Hivos, the University of Southern California, the Sunrise Project, the University of Toronto, Creative Commons, the Association of Progressive Communications, the Ford Foundation, and the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard, among others.

You may also wish to review our foundation funded program activities to further understand our work.

If you are interested to partner with EngageMedia, please contact us.

Partners for the projects listed are in (brackets).

Event facilitation and event management

We design and facilitate workshops, meetings, camps and conferences using participatory and interactive methodologies:

We have worked with various groups in facilitating workshops with Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) and internet rights.

Communications strategies, distribution and impact production

We design and implement communications and impact strategies for films and issue based campaigns. We take particular care to ensure our approach is adaptive and sensitive to the political and technology context. We also convene ‘impact summits’ and focus group discussions, bringing together key allies to design outreach and engagement campaigns for films.


We conduct trainings in video production, video distribution, impact and outreach design, evaluation, translation and subtitling, digital rights, digital safety, and social media and campaigning to support social movements, including sexuality rights advocates. Based on our Video4Change resources we have a detailed curriculum on how video advocacy can be used for increased social impact:


Community video

Using participatory methodologies we help advocates grow their skills, capture local stories, and build community.

  • Papuan Voices, a program EngageMedia initiated and ran for five years and now an independent non-profit run by the program alumni and partners.

Video production

We produce short films, capture footage and conduct interviews. We have staff in Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, with stringers across Southeast Asia.

Screenings and Talks

We are available to speak and/or screen our work at universities, colleges and conferences. We can also assist with coordinating community and theatrical screenings across Southeast Asia.

Guides and Manuals

We produce training materials in Video for Change and the strategic use of technologies.

Translation and Subtitling

EngageMedia coordinates a Southeast Asia network of translators and subtitlers. Through this network we can translate and subtitle videos into dozens of languages. We also translate written materials, such as those indicated in Guides and Manuals.


EngageMedia produces the Plumi video sharing content management system. We also organise software development sprints.

Research and Evaluation

We employ predominantly qualitative techniques to investigate topics including Video for Change impact design, digital rights, digital security, video and communications strategies, and more. We can also conduct a variety of evaluation services.

Research Partners have included the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Toronto, the University of Western Sydney, and more.

Full list of research projects.