The Commonwealth Family

The Commonwealth Family

By 2050, 67% of the world population is expected to be ‘urban’, NMN has begun discussions with the Forbury Investment Network about the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform and communications and their current work on the ‘necessity of resource efficiency’ to ‘future-proof’ cities.

Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS)
GlobalSpaces in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

NMN was commissioned by The Legacy List charity to work with the Royal Commonwealth Society to research the proposition of a digital Museum in the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  We worked with colleagues from Golant Media VenturesMigrants' Rights Network, and the BBC, Birkbeck, London University,  British Film Institute, Migration Museum, Smoking Dogs Films and Tate (galleries).

Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) the Professional Association for Public Service Broadcasting. NMN undertook consultancy work for the CBA:
WorldView - bringing International Development issues to UK audiences. NMN developed new strands for WorldView i.e. drama, 'faction' and other genres, and developed and launched YourWorldView, an online space for new and emerging film-makers to have a fresh discussion about the portrayal of international issues.

Live Events for Broadcast: NMN designed and delivered a template for the CBA, starting with 'CBA: Live in Nairobi', workshops, master-classes, technical demonstrations, screenings and discussion with the media industries from Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa,Tanzania and Uganda to explore digital migration and what this means for East Africa. The template was used by the CBA in Jamaica and NMN created 'CBA: Live in Accra' in Ghana, focusing on 'The Gender Agenda' - organised in partnership with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, SONY, SADiE, the British Council Ghana and NAFTI (National Film and Television Institute). The event involved writers/film-makers and broadcasters from the UK (BBC Television Drama , Radio Drama, Radio 3 and the Guardian Global Development, Colourful Radio, Smoking Dogs Films and Granta) exploring the use of fiction and working with 20 counterparts from broadcasters, film and advertising companies in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria.

CBACultures+ : NMN researched, jointly created and led the production of a professional development plan and successful funding strategy for CBACultures+ with CBA members (broadcasters, media houses and journalists’ associations) in Papua New Guinea, Jamaica, and Rwanda, producing a 2-year transnational learning and development strategy for a digital age.