On Our Radar is home to a set of evolving, award-winning tools and ideas to dismantle communication barriers and bring hard-to-reach communities into the heart of communications.
Our systems and methods are designed to tackle the core challenges to civic engagement: connectivity, capacity and confidence.
We provide a point of access to some of the world’s most marginalised people – those living in the shadow of stigma, poverty or violence.
We specialise in supporting offline and off-grid communities that are muted by the digital divide and whose needs and experiences are less heard, understood or acknowledged.
The low-tech tools and human support we offer give poorly resourced citizens a direct line to share news and perspectives, track their experiences and document their needs in real time.
The channels we open are of value to the media, NGOs and service providers wanting to deepen their conversation with isolated citizen groups, and draw out powerful narratives to deepen understanding of complex situations.
The outcome of our projects is empowered, capable citizen reporter networks linked to powerful platforms where their valuable insight is integrated into decisions and design.
We run independent projects and partner with others on:
Project design and implementation
Training design and delivery
Technical advice and development
Content development and press engagement
Whether we are working with citizens or change-makers, we push for genuine inclusion in decisions and authentic representation in public dialogue. Not only does this help to boost the confidence and capacity of those we work with, it can improve public services and contributes to more efficient, fairer societies.