Events & Opportunities

E-Course in Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue

UNESCO supports the launch of an online course in Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and intercultural dialogue. The course is designed for teachers, policy makers and professionals to become agents of change through the development of MIL competencies in their communities and through enhancing intercultural understanding. It is led by the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Intercultural Dialogue University Network and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and will

Call for chapters: Digital Literacy, Technology and Social Inclusion

The call for chapters for the forthcoming e-book, titled “Digital Literacy, Technology and Social Inclusion: making sense of one-to-one computer programmes around the world”, to be published in 2013 is open until January 20, 2013. Governments all over the world have agendas to support the use of digital technologies in schools, promoting programmes known as ‘one-to-one’ (1:1) – one computer per child. Contributions for this book preferably take into account the diversity of social and

Critical Reflections on Community Radio in Africa

AMARC Africa and the National Forum of Community Radio Broadcasters of Mozambique (FORCOM) held a Conference on Community Radios and Access to Information in Southern Africa from December 3-5 in Maputo, Mozambique. The Conference critically examined both the governance of community radios and their effective role as channels of participatory and democratic communication for development for the poor and marginalized communities in the various Southern African countries, considering the socio-economic and political

New Media and Communication for Human Development Conference in Nigeria - Call for Papers

The 2nd Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication will be held on March 13-16, 2013 at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. The main theme of the conference will be: Harnessing the New Media of Communication for Sustainable Human Development. The organizers invite abstracts and full papers from academics and professionals working in the fields of media and communication, addressing the main theme and its intertwine with sub-themes including, among others: Development

Communication with People in Crisis Conference

Humanitarian and development agencies are using communication technology and media channels to respond more efficiently and be themselves more accountable to people affected by conflict and disasters.  Communications with People in Crisis: Collaborating with the local technology & media sector is a two-day event organized by Adeso, OCHA & CDAC Network on December 6-7 2012 in Nairobi. It will bring together key members of the technology and humanitarian/development communities to


This year’s UNFCCC Climate Change Summit started on November 26 in Doha, Qatar. As a side event on December 4, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) will host the 2nd Climate Communications Day at the Northwestern University of Qatar. Those who cannot participate to the Climate Communications Day (registration can be done online here) can follow discussions online using the Twitter hashtag #CCommsDay. During

Call for proposals: ICT research for climate change

The 2012 Research Grants on Innovative Application of ICTs in Addressing Water-related Impacts of Climate Change are an initiative of the School of Computing and Informatics and the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) of the University of Nairobi, Kenya, supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada. The project aims to strengthen capacities of registered Masters and PhD students in universities in Africa, Asia

Communication and Social Change Awards 2013: call for nominations

The Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) is seeking outstanding individuals and organisations who have used communication to facilitate social, economic and technological development, to nominate for the 2013 Communications and Social Change Awards. The award is administered by the Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) at the School of Journalism and Communication, within The University of Queensland, Brisbane. It consists of a $AUD 2500 prize and a

Philippine ComDev Educators and Practitioners Conference

Development communication as a field of study and practice in the Philippines has already gained local and international recognition. Pioneered in the 1970s by Dr. Nora C. Quebral it has contributed in catalyzing, facilitating, and sustaining social changes and development goals in the country.  The 2nd National Conference of the Consortium of Development Communication Educators and Practitioners of the Philippines (CDCEPP) will gather a pool of educators and practitioners at


The International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) will be held on December 1-14, 2012 Colombo, Sri Lanka. ICTer is the successor to the seminal International Information Technology Conference (IITC) held in Sri Lanka since 1998. It provides a platform where research done in ICT is presented by both local and foreign Computer Scientists and IT Professionals. In order to get wider international participation and to promote