We’ve been fortunate to work with Manon for three (going on four!) years on the project “Lights, Camera, Action: Participatory Video to Empower Rural Women and Youth.” Her strong leadership skills, know-how and creativity shone through in every aspect of our work together. Her consistent passion and dedication were key in taking this project from just an idea, and transforming it into one of our program’s Legacy Products. Her inputs have been invaluable every step of the way, from designing our methodology to facilitating workshops and systematizing and applying results. 

A fantastic collaborator, her upbeat energy and positive drive were essential in steering this project’s journey. The depth of her experience in inter-cultural communications, and understanding of Latin American culture in particular, ensured that our project had a truly positive impact on everyone involved. Participatory communication is a powerful tool that requires a knowledgeable and perceptive guide to reach its full potential. Manon’s character and expertise make her an ideal person to manage this approach for any team looking to enhance their work’s development impact through these tools and approaches. 

 Shadi Azadegan

Communication Specialist for Central America and the Caribbean

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) / CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics

 

I have worked with Manon since August 2015 and have found her work to be of top caliber.  She is a creative, skilled and innovative professional who takes great pride in her work and who not only excels technically, but who also has a very personal touch that serves her well  — whether it’s taking photos or videos with communities, discussing issues with people of various backgrounds, or organizing and carrying through creative projects.  I have seen Manon communicate effectively and passionately with community members of all ages and backgrounds, academics at high level panels, and colleagues from various disciplines; she is a natural communicator. Importantly, she delivers high quality products in a timely fashion. I know Manon will give 100 % to any effort she sets her mind to and I therefore  have the greatest pleasure in recommending her.

Catherine Hill

GSI Program Manager, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) (current)

Gender and Food Security Consultant (permanent).

 

We have, and still are, working with Sivin Communications to develop promotional movies of our GeoCitizen platform for participatory community management. The creative and innovative tools, together with the easy and transparent communications has really brought our project to life. Manon has also helped us to brainstorm how to take our project further, how other tools can be incorporated to create one integrated participatory communication approach. Manon’s open and enthusiastic character made her very easy to work with. It is noticeable that she has a heart for Sivin and all of its activities. We are extremely happy with the result and this is the reason why we continue our collaboration with Sivin. Any company, big or small, looking for an integrated approach on communication for a social change will find it in Sivin.

Karl Atzmanstorfer

PhD Candidate and co-founder of GeoCitizen Platform