TEXT: Writing. Editing. Translation
KNOWLEDGE: Documentation. Packaging. Dissemination
Spiny Babbler knowledge center professionals have traveled across Nepal, from Ilam in the far-east to Dadeldhura in the far-west to gather data, qualitative insights, images, sounds, and video. From Rukum to Taulihawa, the team has processed youth violence, enterprise development, radio programming, to data on alternative media and its impact on life and development.
Data has been derived from grassroots minorities, those in leadership positions, and key stakeholders of studies, programs and projects. The cross-section of society involved in data gathering has been representational: from those who have no education, those from ethnic minorities, those involved in
Mainstream progress to those who help run districts and zones, Spiny Babbler knowledge center has worked effectively and sensitively to come up with clear and tangible insights.
Key informant interviews, focus group discussions, workshops, non-interventionist observation, action research have been used to collect data. Data is collected using paper or devices, filtered and uploaded to cloud environment for better access and sharing, material organized and saved, and packaged into packages appropriate for local, national, and global audiences.
Organizations may need new data or, alternatively, they may have existing data needs to be managed and converted into information. Spiny Babbler knowledge center helped convert data collected over 13 years by sectoral experts in development of the Netherlands Consulate in Nepal into a 350-page publishable manual. Institutional, program, project, or event related information may need to be streamlined and made shareable such as in the case of the earliest violence against women and girls manual for UNICEF regional office for South Asia.
Spiny Babbler knowledge center and filter, analyze, organize, and manage information, memories, and sitting knowledge or additionally complete and update the information. This sector builds on the following expertise:
Specific input such as editing or translation to a full range of media use, Spiny Babbler knowledge center is experienced in generating quality output. It has completed projects involving single as well as multiple media formats. Its products have supported national, bi-lateral as well as multi-materal organizations. Multiple languages, print, web, and video was required by ARD. Urban Development through Local Efforts (UDLE) required a folder containing video and a report.
Content Design. Content and design are linked to audiences. Choice of language, the look and feel, level of detail are determined based on previous on-field product testing. Spiny Babbler knowledge center is known for culturally sensitive yet globally appreciated designs.
Print Media Products include leaflets, brochures, reports, manuals, posters, folders and books. From formatting, designing, color separation, to high quality printing, Spiny Babbler has prepared more than 100 products in the print media.
Web and New Media Products. Spinybabbler.com was among the first entries into the world wide web from Nepal. Transition from tape to digital media, CDs, DVDs and other new media have been handled early on by the knowledge center.
Video and Animation. Full HD documentaries and dramas have been prepared for United Nations programs, SAARC business organization, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation and others. Spiny Babbler was the first organization to integrate video into 3D and come out with a full product in Nepal (for UNESCO).
Alternative Media Products. Direct contact and reach through art shows - view our program with 92Y, music and dance, theatre, and other creative means disseminates knowledge effectively. In early the 2000s a 3-year Alternative Media Project was implemented with ICIMOD and the Ford Foundation.