Between Deserts Consulting engages a network of experienced communications and monitoring and evaluation specialists, to provide a comprehensive range of services in Arabic, Turkish and English.

Our specialists based in the MENA region enable us to provide on-the-ground experience, contacts and resources in multiple languages.

Program Development

Through experience developing, leading and evaluating small scale study and engagement programs we are able to provide strategic advice on planning, logistics, monitoring, and evaluation. This covers projects from individual research trips to workshops, summits and events.

Past experience includes work alongside British and Australian universities, the British Council, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, international NGOs and high net-worth individuals.

In our expereince, managing relationships with a broad range of local stakeholders is essential to all program development and we pride ourselves on the quality and range of stakeholders we

Alex ran a complex programme of ideal and often imaginative activities for my group, over a two week period in Jordan. He is very thorough in his preparation and is always considering how things can be improved. … He is well connected and has a knack for making productive relationships with people and their organisations … He is adaptable, tailors activities to suit your needs and handles cultural sensitivities, demonstrating his experience and drive to give excellent results.

– Henry Dawson, Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Stakeholder Engagement

Interpreting, Translation and Editing

Our consulting partners are either fluent or highly proficient in written and spoken English, Arabic, Turkish and French.

We employ several sworn translators with decades of experience in translation and interpreting as well as professional editors specialising in Arabic-English published communications.

Clients have included Hivos International, Lebanon Support, The German Development Coorporation and The Arab Reform Initiative.


We are highly proficient at conducting both academic and industry research across a wide range of geo-political, social and economic fields.

Our partners have experience conducting primary and secondary research for regional and international business, international NGOs and universities. We are able to streamline research projects along with report writing, editing and publication stages.

Alternative tourism

Extensive in-field experience in Jordan and Lebanon means we are able to arrange customised small-medium group tours on both general and specific themes. These can include visits to and detailed briefings at refugee camps, think tanks, local NGOs, universities, cultural centres and heritage sites.

Our packages provide all in-country logistics customised to group needs.

In addition we arrange volunteering agreements with local NGOs with positions available across a range of skill-sets.

“Given Lebanon’s reputation for instability, I contacted Alex to get customised travel and business insights for my first visit. He was able to give me specific advice on safety, drivers, destinations and activities. He was able to put together a thorough itinerary and written suggestions and his excellent Arabic helped ensure language barriers did not impede arrangements.”

– Abraham David, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Labour Management Services

Arabic training

Alongside our primary services, we offer tailored Arabic-language training for individuals and groups. This is available online and in-person (in Jordan, Lebanon, the UK and Australia) at competitive rates using industry-leading curricula.


All Between Deserts services can be complemented and documented by professional photography and film-making for both personal and commercial use.