Consultancy Services

by EM News July 02, 2019


EngageMedia provides consulting services across Southeast Asia and globally. These services build on more than 14 years of experience in media, technology, social change, and organisational development, with knowledge of and experience with various issues, including climate change, open technology, digital rights, the environment, gender, and human rights.

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

You may also wish to review our foundation-funded program activities (listed under Projects in the navigation bar) to further understand our work.

If you are interested in partnering with EngageMedia, please contact us.

Below is a list of recent projects, with lead partners for each shown in parentheses.

Event management and facilitation

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

Communications strategy, 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 sensitive to the political and technological 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 design, evaluation, translation and subtitling, digital rights, digital safety, social media, and campaign communications. Based on our Video for Change Impact Toolkit, we have a comprehensive curriculum on how video can be used effectively for social impact.


      Community video

      Using participatory methodologies, we help advocates grow their skills, and capture local stories, building communities and movements in the process.

      Video production

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

      Screenings and Talks

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

      • Tutur Ufuk Timur (Tales from The East Horizon) screening tour in six cities of Java, Indonesia in collaboration with Papuan Voices.

      Guides and Curriculum

      We produce training materials in Video for Change and the strategic use of technologies, most importantly the Video for Change Impact Toolkit. We also produce educational materials on digital safety, digital rights, open technology and video production.

      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 Curriculum.


      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 various topics, including Video for Change impact design, digital rights, digital security, video and communications strategies, and more. We 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.

      Collaborate with EngageMedia

      If you are interested in partnering with EngageMedia, please contact us.