Project Management


Entries in United Nations (5)


David South International Client Map | 2017

David South International (DSI) has offered consultancy services since 1991. This has included award-winning work in Asia and the United Kingdom, contributing to the UN winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 and the UK's NHS winning the Childnet Award in 2003. Since 2006, DSI has been working with the UN on raising the profile of innovators in the global South, in particular Africa, and increasing awareness of innovation to address poverty and the global innovation agenda. The fruits of this work are considerable. From rescuing Mongolia from the "biggest peacetime economic collapse" in the late 1990s, to the design and mobile and information technology revolutions in international development from 2000 onwards.

About Senior Partner David South

An adventurer at heart, David South has travelled around the world for various clients since the early 1990s. Senior Partner David South in Cannes, France in 2015. Photo: Jill Lawless

Read about Senior Partner David South's participation in the Workshop on Innovations in Service Delivery: The Scope for South-South and Triangular Cooperation held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in December 2017 here:

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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.

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UNDP Mongolia Media Coverage | 1997 - 1999


As head of communications for UNDP/UN Mongolia, I cultivated a good relationship with local and foreign media. This had many benefits for the mission, including extensive coverage of Mongolia and the UN's work. A small sample of the stories this relationship generated were published in the book In Their Own Words: Selected Writings by Journalists on Mongolia, 1997-1999 (ISBN 99929-5-043-9). Rather than having a confrontational relationship with the media, we found facilitating a constant flow of information back and forth led to many great stories, great adventures and the opportunity to meet highly talented journalists and other media professionals: all to the benefit of the UNDP Mongolia Communications Office. 


In Their Own Words was published in 1999 by UNDP Mongolia.
Der Spiegel is a German weekly news magazine and is one of Europe's largest publications of its kind. It chose my photo taken in the Gobi desert for its profile of the Internet revolution in 1998.

Other Resources

Today's journalists have to contend with a very different world to what existed in the mid to late 1990s. The ubiquity of electronic devices - and surveillance - means it can be risky and even dangerous to contact sources using these tools. A free guide is available to help journalists protect themselves and sources. Written by a journalist, the Online Privacy Guide for Journalists 2017: A Guide for the Savvy Journalist in a World of Ever Decreasing Privacy, can be found here: For an explanation of the difference between a VPN (virtual private network) and a proxy, this short video from ExpressVPN on YouTube can help: What's the difference between a proxy and VPN?.


Southern Innovator’s Fifth Issue Profiles Innovators in Waste and Recycling | 2014


Fourth Issue of UNDP Magazine Southern Innovator Launches at GSSD Expo | 2013