The language we use for the content and knowledge we produce, in any form, has the ability to change perceptions, attitudes and cultures. We take content development seriously and responsibly, and we endeavour to provide development support, and produce knowledge that is clear, effective, accurate, concise, relevant, reliable, original, and tailored to context. Our approach to knowledge is participatory, through continuous research, piloting, workshops and community consultations. We have the ability to disseminate knowledge in various forms including academic books and journals, policy briefs, research papers, short reports, final recommendations, toolkits, guides, manuals, campaigns, public statements, infographics, videos, films and podcasts. For more information on CTDC’s general content development guidelines.

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What we provide:

Content Development: We provide content development services for original knowledge and information through assessments of knowledge gaps and misinformation about various topics. Through our content development services, we ensure that we avoid duplication of efforts in relation to knowledge production and we rely on context specific knowledges, languages, and experiences. Through our participatory approaches, we co-develop content with target audiences, pilot it, and continuously update and assess it.

Advisory Consultations and Support: Our content development services include providing advice, mentorship and consultations to organisations, individuals, educational institutions, academics, governments, grassroots groups and political movements seeking to develop content of all forms. We advise on language, structure, methodology, context-specificity, the ‘do no harm’ principle, accessibility, audience, accuracy and quality assurance.

Capacity Building: We provide trainings, webinars and mentorship to different stakeholders, seeking to develop their capacities in relation to content development. Our capacity building programmes are usually co-designed with stakeholders, utilising a participatory approach to capacity building.