Djembe Consultants (Djembe), an award-winning consultancy focusing on the African and Middle Eastern (MEA) regions, today announced a six-month campaign that will celebrate the Consultancy’s 10 year anniversary by showcasing a diverse team and client partners, who together have delivered innovative communication programs in the MEA region and on the global stage.
Since its inception, Djembe has effectively brought together a unique combination of home-grown talent from across the MEA region and a team of multi-disciplinary international communications experts. The Consultancy’s multinational approach, which combines local insights with global best practices, has seen it emerge as a trusted advisor to local, regional, and global organizations, helping them achieve their full potential within the MEA region and internationally.
This diverse client mix has enabled the Djembe team to support strategic communications and reputation management projects over the past ten years in 36 African and 13 MENA countries – in addition to global outreach in key international markets in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
During the second half of 2023, Djembe will showcase a decade’s worth of success in supporting projects that have amplified a narrative of opportunity, growth, inclusion, and innovation. The celebratory campaign will highlight Djembe’s unique presence within the innovation ecosystem, showcasing the Consultancy’s work as a catalyst for growth and entrepreneurial opportunity throughout the ecosystem and across multiple industry sectors in the MEA region.
Djembe Consultants, Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Gary Prather, commented on the Consultancy’s 10th anniversary: “As Djembe Consultants celebrates our 10-year anniversary, we have a great opportunity to reflect on our successes. This is a major milestone and a testament to the strength of our client offering and the extremely high caliber of the Djembe team. Through our deep-rooted presence across Africa and the Middle East, we have conducted extensive incubator and accelerator program workshops, mentored hundreds of start-ups and innovators, and successfully secured over three million dollars of funding for MEA start-ups. Furthermore, the Djembe team has supported multi-billion dollar client commitments to enhance trade finance and socioeconomic development.”
In addition to reflecting on its successes, Djembe will use its tenth anniversary to look to the future and set out its plans for the next ten years. The firm continues to secure an ever-greater breadth of mandates from MENA-based organizations, leaving it well-positioned to continue supporting the region’s socioeconomic development through its work with a rich cross-section of clients in critical economic growth sectors while advancing a social development agenda.
From SMEs to trade finance and development corporations, sovereign wealth funds, promising start-ups, and innovators, the strong appeal of Djembe’s determined and enthusiastic approach to developing and executing communication programs has been incredible:
Djembe was recently re-selected as the agency of record for the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, which is a five-year client relationship
Over the past five years, Djembe has worked to promote the Zayed Sustainability Prize in Africa, and its reach has been extended to promote the prize across the Middle East.
Djembe’s expertise has been utilized in AfCFTA and AML campaigns, investment funding, product launches, trade finance and development initiatives, and SME accelerator programs
As a well-respected advisory and award-winning communications firm in the years preceding COVID-19, Djembe has worked closely with multiple organizations to support their emergence from the effects of the pandemic.
Prather explained, “As soon as the pandemic began to unfold, Djembe leveraged our extensive network to join forces with organizations large and small, public and private, to focus on helping communities receive the benefits emanating from meeting the UN Sustainability Development Goals. Djembe’s extensive capabilities extend far beyond supporting client initiatives to advancing a social development agenda by addressing the digital divide, increasing financial know-how, encouraging the take-up of green initiatives, promoting inclusivity, and advocating rural community development. We are delighted to be able to showcase much of this work and results during our 10-year celebrations in the second half of this year.”