In 2004, Yana Fleming left the security of her lucrative 9-5 with a simple goal: to provide top-level communications services to non-governmental organizations as well as to small business in emerging markets. Over the course of more than ten years she collaborated on numerous development projects around the world; and at the same time, made valuable contacts with talented experts in a myriad of fields. The model is simple, use the decades of combined experience of a core group of consultants to fully develop tailored projects within the agency. This ensures clients receive the best service from an international team of experts whose skills range from project management to video production to educational interventions.

 

We understand our clients need a wide variety of communications solutions at the best rates they can afford. That’s why  we combine our talents with emerging market consultants, therefore providing each client with a bespoke communications solution replete with technical acumen and cultural insights.

 

Like us, our multitalented, multilingual consultants, share a passion and commitment to providing everyone from grassroots initiatives to developmental agencies to small and medium-size businesses with a level of service which would typically exceed their budgets. For more details, please view our team’s profiles below or click on their photo to view their LinkedIn profile to learn more about our multiethnic subject matter experts.

  • Project Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Policy Analysis

Florence Adu

Project Management With more than 20 years’ consuting experience in program development and strategy implementation, Florence is adept at navigating common issues which arise when designing effective solutions for small businesses operating in emerging markets. Working on behalf of non-governmental organizations and educational institutions in North America and Africa, she successfully writes grants and develops fundraising platforms. New York University Masters of Public Administration, Urban Policy and Economics Stanford University Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering English & French

  • Computer Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Virtual Reality

Luis Henao

Animations & Digital Media A digital media expert who specializes in animation (including 3D), multimedia, mobile apps, virtual and augmented reality, and VFX, Luis works with organizations to deploy unique digital communications to diverse audiences in Africa, South America, and Europe. With 15 years’ experience, Luis’ creativity provides innovative client solutions unencumbered by the typical budgetary constraints of NGOs or small businesses. Diplomas 3D animation and Visual Effects Creative Direction Visual Effects Wesleyan University Bachelor of Arts, Math-Economics English & Spanish

  • Curriculum Development
  • Teacher Training
  • Staff Development

Ky Adderley

Education Development An education expert, and an advocate for social-justice education, Ky conducted school reviews and training for teachers and principals in North America, South America, and Africa. A leader in the education sector for 14 years, he diligently works to increase accessibility to quality schools and leaders for low-income children worldwide. This is implemented through the instruction of pedagogical teams dedicated to perusing best practices at their institutions. National-Louis University Doctorate (Ed.D), Educational Leadership and Administration (2017) Georgetown University Masters of Arts, Social & Education Policy Georgetown University Bachelor of Arts, Psychology English & Portuguese

  • Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Frank Papandrea

Creative Director A talented visual artist, Frank has been working in graphic design for over forty-five years. His experiences span brand management for the United States Postal Service to above-and-below the line magazine design. Beyond his clean approach to design, Frank believes deeply in capacity building and transferring his decades of experience to the next generation of designers. Under Frank’s tutelage, Yana won several awards for innovative graphic design at the USPS. School of Visual Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Illustration/Graphic Design/Advertising

  • Customer Service
  • Presentation Design
  • Written Web Content

Kamela Fleming

Communications Specialist Kamela is a well-rounded communications specialist with a variety of skills including customer service, presentation design, multimedia and new media, as well as event management co-ordination. A trained journalist, her work has featured in print and online publications. Her portfolio of news, reviews and editorial pieces concern subjects ranging from issues faced by low-income African-American communities to international concerns such as lifestyle and sports. Kentucky State University Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication/Journalism English & Spanish

  • Program Design
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

Sara Al Shamlan

Program Development & Fundraising Specialist A social justice activist since age 13, Sara continues to raise money to fund opportunities and access to education for impoverished peoples and girls in the Middle East, and Africa. A trained photographer, she sees the linkage in how art can change the world. A well-known public speaker, Sara is skilled at creating programs that engage and educate local and expat youth in the Gulf and motivating them to become active in the cause. New York University Abu Dhabi Bachelor of Arts, Social Research and Public Policy Bachelor of Arts, Political Science English, Arabic, Tagalog & Spanish

  • Film Production
  • Film Direction
  • Story Boarding

David Collupy

Video Production David is a video technology specialist with strong skills in directing, cinematography and photography. He works on a variety of projects, however, documentary filmmaking is his passion. While his shorts, commercials, and industrials have received awards, David’s work extends to charitable, social and environmental causes. In conjunction with Sir Richard Branson, he traveled to Europe and Africa to shoot a documentary film Jambo Jumbo chronicling the rebuilding of a school in the remote Maasai Mara area of Kenya. Salem State University Bachelor of General Studies, Media Communications, Filmmaking, Theater & English

  • Copywriting
  • TV & Radio Scripts
  • Editing

Raj Fernandes

Strategic Copywriter Raj is first and foremost a strategic ideas man with a strong business sense. With close to 30 years’ experience living and working across five Gulf states, he has a first-hand knowledge of Middle East communications. Raj knows simple is best, and this is reflected in his clear, concise, direct and jargon-free copy. Meaningful, his copy management process encourages the client to be an active participant in the process. With writing aligned to marketing objectives, clients enjoy his early delivery and positive attitude. Saint Xavier’s College Bachelor of Arts, Sociology & Political Science

  • Post Production
  • Final Cut
  • After Effects

Mo Sawabi

Digital Editor With more than 10 years experience in post-production facilities, Mo specialises in FC system editing, compression, transcode, HD, as well as NTSC and PAL conversion for network television operations. An experienced crew supervisor, he also conducts capacity-building workshops on Mac OS X, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, After Effects and Microsoft Office. Columbia College Bachelor of Arts, Cinema & Television English & Arabic

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