Between Deserts Consulting engages a network of experienced communications and monitoring and evaluation specialists, to provide tailored public relations and communications services.

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

Public Relations

With experience representing diverse development actors including philanthropists, international NGOs, and grassroots cooperatives, we create public relations strategies to display your organisation’s values and interests in both long-term and emergency contexts.

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

Interpreting, Translation and Editing

We re available for one-off and long-term written communications consulting that saves you time and ensures your message is delievered efficiently and powerfully.

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

Alternative travel

Our on-the-grond approach to relationship building and leraning means we can introduce you to places and people that may be hard to access as an outsider.

We are able to arrange general-interest or thematic trips for study or tourism purposes. Get in touch with us to discuss your alternative travel needs.

Example travel include visits to and detailed briefings at refugee camps, think tanks, local NGOs, universities, cultural centres and heritage sites. 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

Photography and Videography

All Between Deserts services can be complemented and documented by professional photography and film-making for both personal and commercial use. You can see examples of our work here.