Events & Opportunities

Call for Proposals/Abstracts to the 2020 SBCC Summit

The organizers of the 2020 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit have announced its call for proposals/abstracts for next year’s Summit. The 2020 SBCC Summit will be held at Marrakech, Morocco on 30 March – 3 April 2020. With the vision “Strength in Diversity”, the Summit will focus on three main themes: Catalyzing transformational change on agendas of urgency, such as climate crisis and global heating, gender equity,

Call for Expressions of Interest: FAO Communication for Rural Development Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Partnerships Division (PSP) is in need of a Communication for Rural Development Specialist which will be contracted for 11 months with a three-month probationary period.  PSP is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the identification, strengthening and stewardship of strategic partnerships with non-state actors, including parliamentarians, civil society, private sector, academia and research institutions, family farmers’ and indigenous peoples’ organizations, to facilitate delivery

Online Course: Family Farming in Latin America and the Caribbean, a Key Sector for Food Security

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) offers an online, self-learning course on “Family Farming in Latin America and the Caribbean, a Key Sector for Food Security” (Course code: AF201409). This is in relation to its mandate “to collaborate with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in the formulation and adoption of policies and programs to increase the production of goods and services from Family Farming in a sustainable manner and,

Call for Session Proposals to the 19th Global Development Conference

The Global Development Network (GDN), a public international organization aimed at promoting research for development, will hold the 19th Global Development Conference on 23-25 October 2019 in Bonn, Germany. Bearing the theme “Knowledge for Sustainable Development: The Research-Policy Nexus,” the conference will bring together researchers, policymakers, representatives of international organizations, civil society, development practitioners, and the private sector. GDN has partnered with the following institutions for the said event: German Federal Ministry for

Call for participants: Integrated Marketing Communication for Behavioural Impact in Health and Social Development

A 10-day training program on Integrated Marketing Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI) in Health and Social Development will start on 10-21 June 2019 at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy in association with the CUNY Center for Systems and Community Design and the COMBI Institute. The course will focus on communication planning for behavioral impact in health and social development. It aims to share that

RNTC releases list of courses for 2019

Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC) has published its course calendar for 2019. RNTC offers courses year-round for nonprofit and media organizations. Its list of course offerings this year include Investigative Journalism, Media Campaigns for Development and Social Change, Data Journalism, and Drama for Social Change. The 2019 schedule of courses is as follows: 11 March – 22 March: Digital Engagement Bootcamp 11 March – 29 March: Digital Content Creative 13 May

Updates to the IAMCR Madrid 2019

Registration to the IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research) Madrid conference to be held on 7-11 July 2019 at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain is now open. A total of 3,700 abstracts from authors in 104 different countries were received by the Conference Organizing Committee. However, only 1,500 participants can be accommodated this year. Interested participants are encouraged to register early and avail of the earlybird fees until

VI Global Conference on Family Farming set on 25-30 March 2019 at Bilbao

The World Rural Forum (WRF) is organizing the VI Global Conference on Family Farming with the theme “A Decade to Improve the Lives of Family Farmers” on 25-30 March 2019 at Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The IV Global Conference is a prelude to the launching of the Decade of Family Farming in Rome weeks later. It will be participated in by various governments, family farmers organizations, international organizations, National Committees for Family Farming,

FAO Releases Report on the State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

The FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture recently released it first report on “The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture.”  The report gives an evaluation of the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture (BFA) as well as it management worldwide based on 91 country reports, 27 reports from international organizations, and inputs from over 175 authors and reviewers. Furthermore, it presents information on the roles

New IAMCR Working Group on Rural Communication

The new Working Group on Rural Communication (RUC) of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) was launched at the 2018 IAMCR annual conference in Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A. The group is co-chaired by Rico Lie of the Wageningen University and Sarah Cardey of the University of Reading. The working group aims to provide a platform for scholars and professionals working in the field of rural communication. The focus of the working group