Welcome to our workshops

Think you know a lot about the SDGs you’re trying to achieve? You do, but we know how to communicate your work. Join us for new insights, fresh perspectives and storytelling techniques within the areas you know best. During this lunch workshop we share how remote storytelling can be a part of communicating your impact. Bring in a piece of content (or plans for), which tries to communicate the work around the SDG you’re trying to achieve, but doesn’t quite work/you think could be improved. We’ll analyse your case and see how the Makmende approach and remote storytelling could mix things up. You’ll come away bursting with new ideas of how to approach things differently going forward.

For the last 15 years we’ve been working via a remote production approach for the likes of Care International, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Cartier Women’s Initiative and covering topics such as sustainable tourism, food and workforce nutrition and how climate change increases gender inequality.

The Makmende Approach

  1. Working with a global network of researchers finding your stories that you might never even knew existed.
  2. Using this remote research to provide you insights and direction for new strategy & content.
  3. Utilizing our local network of international leading film experts to create this content with fast turnaround times (often shooting in multiple countries simultaneously).
  4. Working with a global network of local influencers to disseminate this content. 
Every session we focus on a different SDG and surrounding theme, so take a look at what’s coming up below and sign up for the one most relevant to you.

Communication on sustainable investment, money and numbers.

Although impact investing is hot and an increasing ‘must’, it can still be quite a challenge for funds to communicate about ‘impact’ to investors, partners and stakeholders. More specifically, to explain concretely what makes your fund stand out and to profile yourself amongst many other funds.

So how do we put a face (and a heart) to your sustainable investment? By telling the story through a human lens and by conveying the necessity and importance of the impact in daily lives of communities worldwide, we can show there is a higher purpose and bigger value to your investment than just “return on investment”.

Date: 22nd February & 8th March

Communication for Entrepreneur Support Organizations

Social entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them work together to address some of today’s most complex challenges. For entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs), telling the story means going beyond raising awareness and looking towards telling a story that recognizes the compounded impact their programs have on the world of social entrepreneurship. 

Join us for a free 1 hour workshop to up your game with regards to supporting entrepreneurs who are driving change with their business!


Date: 1st & 15th February

Communicating on Gender equality

Non-profit organisations on a mission to fight for inclusivity and gender equality know that providing equal access to opportunities and resources is not so obvious. How to make the invisible visible and the voiceless heard? The realities of mainstream opinions and cultural patterns can be harder than a brick wall and this is so real for those who deal with the topic around gender equality.

Join us for a free 1 hour workshop to up your game with regards to gender equality communication!

Date: Coming soon

Communicating on Climate change

Many global organisations work on raising awareness and provoke accelerated action in times of urgency. There is a challenge for comms professionals to tell uplifting, inspirational stories to take urgent action to turn the tide.


Join us for a free 1 hour workshop to up your game with regards to climate change communication!

Date: Coming soon

Communication on Global

Most people will not question the need for a global health approach since the entire globe has been held hostage by the Covid 19 pandemic. Yet, all experts in the field will agree that we are far from there and many obstacles are still ahead of us. 


Join us for a free 1 hour workshop to up your game with regards to global health communication!

Date: Coming soon

Communicating on Sustainable nutrition

No need to say: the topic of sustainable nutrition and healthy foods is hot. The world is increasingly aware of the far reaching consequences of how we feed ourselves and the impact it has, not just on our physical health but also on the wellbeing of our communities, environment and the future of our planet. 

Join us for a free 1 hour workshop to up your game with regards to sustainable nutrition communication!

Date: Coming soon

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