Build dialogue to win. Across
multiple sectors, or in one.
Dialogue creates transparency in political processes and encourages free and fair elections. Dialogue promotes healthy behaviors. And it improves public awareness and understanding of government and donor initiatives. In every sector, OSC ensures that local counterparts are the key actors in all communications activities. We combine formal capacity-building workshops with on-the-job training in market research, integrated media strategy, and campaign implementation. We incorporate ICT solutions and social media - specific to the infrastructure capabilities of each country - when designing and implementing targeted, gender-sensitive communication strategies to reach, engage, and empower minorities.
Whether to rebuild a post-conflict economy, to help vulnerable populations grow and succeed in a fair society, to establish food security, or to create a place where all women and men can be healthy and flourish, OSC delivers consistent, measurable results.
OSC is engaged in the following sectors: agriculture and food security,
democracy and governance, economic growth and trade, gender equality and
women's empowerment, and health.
Request more information about OSC's approach and recent assignments across sectors.
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
Provide assistance to relevant stakeholders.
OSC provides guidance to key stakeholders as they seek ways to better monitor, assess, predict, and inform parties about environmental, socio-economic, and humanitarian hazards and conditions, and their present or future impacts on food security.
Develop specifically tailored communication strategies.
OSC determines the specific needs of the target population and leads the design of an overarching campaign strategy to educate citizens about related issues and increase community engagement.
DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE
Promote public dialogue, satisfaction, and confidence.
OSC builds productive dialogue to create transparency in political processes and encourage free and fair elections.
Build capacity among civic groups, NGOs, community based organizations, professional associations, and media.
OSC promotes dialogue leading to satisfaction and public confidence. We help local organizations communicate with their government and citizen counterparts. And we empower journalists, with training and increased access to government and industry officials, leading to better reporting and robust public discourse.
ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TRADE
Promote public dialogue, satisfaction and confidence.
Employing evidence-based solutions, OSC builds productive public dialogue and drives improved public awareness and understanding of government and donor initiatives.
Empower people to achieve results.
We combine formal capacity-building workshops with on-the-job training in market research, integrated media strategy, and campaign implementation to disseminate actionable information that empowers people to achieve results.
Build capacity among community and professional organizations, and media.
OSC promotes dialogue, leading to satisfaction and public confidence. We help local organizations communicate with their government and citizen counterparts. And we empower journalists, with training and increased access to government and industry officials, leading to better reporting and robust public discourse.
GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT
Engage in research driven results.
Using focus groups and polls to assess gender-related issues, OSC provides solutions for increasing women's direct participation in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of municipal improvements as well as engagement in civil society organizations.
Build capacity of gender groups.
OSC builds the capacity of women's groups by empowering these organizations to learn, grow, and find new avenues of involvement in pursuit of various objectives throughout the world.
Promote healthy behaviors through dialogue.
Whether OSC incorporates active listening methodologies and emerging technologies such as SMS to create measurable behavior change, or leverages motivational factors and utilizes social marketing to promote healthy behaviors and create demand for health services and products, OSC uses evidence based solutions. We incorporate IPC into IEC activities, and mentor counterparts to monitor, evaluate, and fine tune campaigns to make the most of each interaction.
Strengthen health systems.
We help counterparts disseminate, advocate, and implement best health practices within the government and within communities.
Build capacity of NGOs, government, community leaders, faith-based organizations, and media.
OSC provides training and communication tools to help health workers engage effectively with their clients and patients. And we empower journalists with training and increased access to government and industry officials, leading to better health reporting and robust public discourse on health issues.