Working for the Africa Progress Panel, Portland and its partners have executed media campaigns across Africa in support of the Panel’s policy objectives, including launching the Panel’s annual ‘Africa Progress Report’ targeting African and G20 decision-makers.
Working for Crisis Action, Portland and its partners have organised briefings for selected policy experts to focus international media attention on the Sudanese elections and South Sudan’s independence.
Working for Feed the Future, Portland executed the media relations for the visit of a high-level US delegation - including the philanthropist Cindy McCain, NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo, and musician K’naan - to Dadaab in northern Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp, to focus international attention on food security in the region.
Working for the Rwandan High Commission in Nairobi, Portland convened a media briefing for the Foreign Minister to address international and regional media on Rwanda’s role in peacekeeping on the continent.
Working for Helios Towers Africa, Portland and its partners have provided strategic advice and media relations support across Africa, with a particular focus on the company’s operations in Ghana, DRC and Tanzania.
Portland has the privilege of working for the Kofi Annan Foundation to support the former UN Secretary-General’s campaigning activities across the world, with a particular focus on development issues in Africa.
Working with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Portland and its partners have executed media campaigns in all 54 of the continent’s nation states, promoting the annual publication of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance and the announcement of the winner of the Ibrahim Prize for Excellence in African Leadership.
Working for Pearson International, Portland and its partner in Nigeria have provided strategic advice and tactical media relations support.
Working for PWC, Portland has provided tactical media relations activity in Kenya to support a major announcement focusing on the company’s African growth ambitions.
Working for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Asian Drivers programme, Portland and its partners have developed communications strategies for leading think tanks in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa to leverage their research on China’s engagement with Africa to inform policy makers in the African Union and the secretariats of the continent’s regional economic communities.
Working for SABMiller, Portland and its partners have provided strategy advice and policy expertise to support the company’s operations across its eleven African markets.
Working for Standard Chartered Bank, Portland and its partners have worked with the bank’s Corporate Affairs teams in its African and developing country markets to profile its Clinton Global Initiative commitment to educate one million people on HIV/AIDS.
Working for Syngenta as the major sponsor of the Pan-African Chemistry Network, Portland and its partners have executed pan-African media campaigns around events in Addis Ababa and Nairobi to profile the development potential of ‘green chemistry’ and to focus international attention on effective water management in Africa.
Portland and its partners have the privilege of providing strategic media support to The Elders, which has included supporting the visit of The Elders to South Africa to focus international attention on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe, and to Cote d’Ivoire to facilitate peace-building in the country.
Working for TradeMark East Africa, Portland has developed a comprehensive communications strategy to promote the case for East African integration with private sector and civil society organisations in the five members of the East African Community.
Working for Tullow Oil, Portland and its partners have provided strategic advice to develop the company’s global External Affairs strategy, with a particular focus on tactical implementation in Ghana and Uganda where Tullow Oil has significant investments.
Working for the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, Portland and its partners planned and executed a global communications campaign to focus international attention on human trafficking, with a particular focus on putting the issue on the agenda of African policy makers.
Working for UN Women, Portland and its partners planned and executed the global launch of the UN agency’s inaugural report into women’s access to justice, including a Nairobi-based pan-African launch with UN Assistant Secretary-General John Hendra.