"Two years ago, we’ve selected Vardot to revamp and help us maintain our website and it’s a selection that we have been very happy about ever since.
Vardot has an exceptional professional team that is abreast of the latest innovations in web design and development and that has been very apt at helping us find solutions to our web communications needs." Sami Mshasha, Chief of Communications, Spokesperson | UNRWA
Rapid Microsite Deployment Aligned With UNRWA’s Digital Strategy
An Improved user experience comprising multilingual components, and focused on speed and strategic objectives
UNRWA and Vardot collaborated to redesign and redevelop the agency’s website so that it could more efficiently provide outstanding service for refugees. The project’s principal objective was to build a platform capable of logically distributing news and press releases, multimedia resources, and program information while simultaneously reaching the agency’s broad range of target audiences.
Although UNRWA’s source website—last redeveloped in 2009 on a PHP/MySQL platform—provided users with plenty of resources, it lacked a coherent structure and hierarchy; this limited user accessibility and made it particularly ineffective with regards to distributing crucial information in an effective manner to appropriate audiences. Additionally, as the agency’s target audiences speak a variety of languages (most notably English and Arabic) UNRWA needed a CMS with ample multilingual support.
This made Drupal an ideal choice for UNRWA’s digital needs: it’s an open source CMS with the ability to handle a large number of pages, content types, and permission levels while simultaneously affording flexibility and ease of use for users and editors to contribute. Additional factors include the nonexistence of a license fee and an extensive reservoir of dynamic modules that are both built and actively maintained by the Drupal community and Vardot .