Jungle Drum is a not-for-profit information technology provider and communications consultant. Our goal is to contribute and advocate for solutions that boost international cooperation on global challenges to the forefront of future ICT and web development.
not for profit
The source of our motivation is to contribute to a better-connected world in which people collaborate to tackle global challenges together. Hence, our goal is to make a difference, not profit. On the one hand, this philosophy enables us to operate at low costs. On the other, we see our work in a bigger picture and are hence aiming to develop holistic solutions that are not limited to one single thematic field or organization. Our broader vision is to provide the world society with connected online spaces for intensified information exchange and cooperation, which can be linked across disciplinary and organizational borders.
information technology provider
The first part of our work consists of providing information ourselves. We developed and operate resolutionfinder.org, an innovative search engine which lets users easily browse the wide range of resolutions and conventions issued within the UN System by the exact content that is relevant to their thematic field of interest. Secondly, we have developed the concept of an information community that enables stakeholders in public opinion-building to efficiently communicate and share knowledge amongst themselves and with the general public.
We also work as communications consultants for international organizations, international and national civil society organizations as well as national political institutions, parties, and other organizations. Since 2008, we have been working with international and national stakeholders in the UN System (UN staff, states representatives and national political actors, civil society, academia) in order acquire an understanding of the structures and mechanisms within and between the UN System and national politics; we have gained expertise in the field of international legal documents; and we have identified the information and communication needs of these stakeholders towards the UN System and amongst each other.
to contribute and advocate for solutions
We see our contribution as one piece of the international ICT puzzle, which includes numerous different sources of information, platforms, and services. The third role we would therefore like to assume is to advocate for a more synchronized, concerted effort of the global ICT community in support of the work of international organizations such as the United Nations. For this purpose, we organize ‘user conferences’, which deliver a feedback and exchange platform for providers and users of UN information. We believe in the principles of open source and commons. We are seeking to both establish cooperation with other ICT providers in our own work and to act as facilitators for closer cooperation in the global ICT community. In the long run, we want to establish partnerships
that boost international cooperation on global challenges to the forefront of future ICT and web development.