Complete rebuild and launch of a new ‘community of practice’ service

UNESCO commissioned an online community of practice for people wanting to freely collaborate, share knowledge and build local radio together. This was a mobile-first Q&A platform that needed to consider the needs of the audience above all.

Both the website and CMS was built to be in English and French, with potential to expand to other languages as required. It was a particular challenge to ensure that the project was designed and optimised for feature phones (Nokia, Ericsson, Blackberry, etc.) not just smart phones. Both in the creative and technical aspects of the build, this presented a particular and unique challenge – generally in our business the clients want only the latest and best so our team’s combined experience really helped!

And with many areas of rural Africa still on phone or satellite network Internet access, this project needed to be extremely light, backwards compliant and easily accessed with extremely low bandwidth and slow connection speeds.

SheShe worked with fellow super-star agencies DNA of Design and Cowsystems to deliver this project, working collaboratively and remotely with stakeholders in Paris.

The user interface and design