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Southern Innovator Impact Summaries | 2012 - 2014

By 2014, Southern Innovator had published five issues and become a recognised global innovation brand.
By 2012, Southern Innovator had completed its global reader impact study.
While Southern Innovator's digital presence has been key to its success and global reach, the hard copy of the magazine was designed with special features. The magazine needed to be robust and able to stand a fair bit of abuse and hard wear. It needed to be easy to read in low light conditions. And it needed to look sharp and eye-catching to reach as wide an audience as possible.

© David South Consulting 2017


About Senior Partner David South


David South is the founder and senior partner for David South International and David South Consulting. He has worked around the world for the United Nations and has led a number of groundbreaking projects for major institutions. Clients have included the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH)/Institute of Child Health (ICH)/National Health Service (NHS), Harvard Institute for International Development, UNICEF, World Bank, USAID, and the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine, among others. 

He has worked for, or side-by-side, with many high-level senior professionals and executives.  These experienced professionals had roles under close public scrutiny and needed to show the impact of their work to a tight deadline.  

He has been the editor for the United Nations magazine Southern Innovator since 2010. He also researched and wrote the influential United Nations e-newsletter Development Challenges, South-South Solutions (2007-2014). He has over two decades’ experience in media and journalism (developing strong relationships with many top journalists and media professionals), health and human development and the role innovation plays in transforming major organisations while getting the most from people tackling complex problems in challenging environments.


I am an international development consultant with over 20 years’ experience. I specialise in media, health communications, development strategies, project management and publishing. I have led high-profile projects in Asia, Canada and the UK. This work has included a number of groundbreaking, award-winning new media projects.

United Nations Global Marketplace ( Vendor.

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I have managed and delivered projects to tight deadlines, with extensive public scrutiny and under difficult country conditions. I keep a cool head and am a seasoned trouble-shooter.


University of Toronto: BA Honours in Political Science and History


BBC: Managing Complex New Media Projects

International Health Exchange: Humanitarian Aid: Policies and Practice


English, Mongolian


High-quality, award-winning offline and online publishing has been key to larger successes. Examples can be found on this website along with cited work in books, journals, papers and online here:

Archived work can be found on various platforms here: Scribd:;

My books, magazines, newsletters, papers and research materials are archived at

Journalism by theme and timeline can be found here: 

My journalism portfolio on Muck Rack:


I have launched and overseen a number of high-profile, high-impact, and award-winning online projects. My roles have been as strategist, project manager and/or content provider: 

GOSH/ICH Child Health Portal

Southern Innovator Online Archive

UNDP Mongolia Development Web Portal

UN Ukraine Development Web Portal

Graphic Design

High-quality graphic design and illustration has played a key role in project success. Some examples are below: 

Client: Case Study 7: UNOSSC + UNDP | 2007 - 2016 Images

Client: Case Study 5: GOSH/ICH Child Health Portal | 2001 - 2003 Images

Social Media

An early adopter of social media, DSC/DSI has been able to reach across borders and cultures to spread the message on innovation. One Twitter account, @SouthSouth1, was called “one of the best sources out there for news and info on #solutions to #SouthSouth challenges (Adam Rogers, Assistant Director, Regional Representative, Europe, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation - UNOSSC)”.

Follow my work on the platform where academics share research papers:

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Thank You!

The achievements detailed on this web portfolio are down to fruitful collaboration and wise mentoring. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ever-growing list of people who have helped me in one way or another over the years.

© David South Consulting 2017