Lesson

Leverage project funding to develop new organizational directions such as research and policy think tanks

The project has been of strategic importance to the grantee. The grant enabled them to produce new work and raise new issues and priorities that have served as a catalyst – originally unintended – to develop into more of a think tank, through its new Centre of Studies, without losing its core mission of support and protection for journalists at risk or under threat. This has enhanced its standing with the Government of Colombia as a “consultant body”.