LONDON — Hanover has won a UK government tender worth £235,000 to support the Centre for Disaster Protection with strategic communications.

The Centre for Disaster Protection was launched in July 2017 by the UK government with the aim of finding better ways to stop disasters devastating lives and economies, by supporting countries around the world, particularly developing countries, to better plan for disasters and manage risk.

It was established in response to global recognition that climate change, population growth, urbanisation, and conflict are making disasters more frequent, more deadly and more expensive. The organisation brings countries together with international development, humanitarian, and private sector organisations to find solutions and advocate for change.

Hanover’s scope of work within the contract includes stakeholder audience mapping, developing an integrated, multi-channel strategic communications strategy and plan, promoting the centre as experts, revision of brand strategy, thought leadership, and engagement across key research and evidence areas.

According to government tender documents, other areas of support may include promotion of evidence and research, media and digital partnerships, media relations, content creation, digital and social support, media and social media training, and events.

The agency team will work alongside the in-house communications function, whose responsibilities include increasing understanding of best practice in disaster risk financing, and building the profile of the centre as impartial experts in the effort to reform how the world plans for and pays for disasters.

Hanover declined to comment on the contract win.