Danicom works at all stages of the project cycle for media and communication projects and programmes ranging from identification of needs to design of strategies, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. In recent years we have worked primarily in connection with projects funded by the European Commission, Danida, Sida, International Media Support and Deutsche Welle Akademie.
Training and capacity development is a key competence of Danicom and our network of communication experts. We have designed and implemented training courses in Denmark, Africa and Asia for journalists and communication staff from NGOs and the public sector. Journalists and communicators from more than 20 countries have participated in our courses organised on behalf of the Danida Fellowship Centre.
Production of films and other audio-visual material and publications is another cornerstone of Danicom. We have our roots in the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, so we know the quality requirements of international broadcasters. But we also know the tight budgets of development organisations, and we have specialised in high-quality productions at a reasonable cost.
Danicom was started in 1987 as a division of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR). The idea was to use the expertise of DR to create development based on participatory communication. One of the first major projects was the establishment of the Bhutan Broadcasting Corporation.
The real strength of Danicom is our strong network of communication specialists, who live across the Globe. The majority of our consultants have a background in broadcasting and many of them from DR. But we also have researchers, evaluation specialists, financial experts etc. in our network.
They go places, where not all colleagues like to go: Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq to name a few. We know how to work in difficult conditions and we know rural life in poor countries – and we know how to work respectfully in different cultures.