Development organizations

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures, and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect, and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO‚ÄôS mission and activities.  Program: International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) The IPDC is

Agricultural Development Consultants Association Japan

The ADCA is a Japanese association of consulting firms being engaged in agriculture and rural development projects and programs in developing countries. It promotes and assists both the Government of Japan and developing countries with the cooperation for agriculture and rural development. Capacity development initiatives: ADCA develops the capacities of its members for the design of development projects in various aspects of agriculture and rural development, such as land and

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction

The Institute of Rural Reconstruction is an international development, research, and training organization with over 80 years of grassroots experience working in people-centered, sustainable development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Capacity Building: Content-specific, customized training courses, workshops, and study programs tailored to meet the needs of development organizations. Building initiatives for Community Opportunities and Livelihood; Bio-Intensive Gardening; provides training regarding Natural Resources and Food Security; and Participatory Approaches in

Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (DHRRA)

DHRRA is a regional partnership of social development networks and organizations in ten Asian countries that envisions just, free and prosperous Asian rural communities, living in peace and working in solidarity towards self-reliance. Capacity Building: DHRRA provides opportunities for rural leaders, both farmers and development workers, to enhance their knowledge, skills and attitude so that they can perform their roles as visionaries, network builders, consensus builders, synthesizers of information, advocates,

Bangladesh Association of Rural and Social Advancement (BARSA)

The mission of Bangladesh Association of Rural and Social Advancement (BARSA) is to contribute to establishing a democratic, just, and developed society through sustainable social, economical, cultural, and humanitarian developments where women and men enjoy equal rights. Capacity development initiatives: BARSA develops awareness campaigns and training programs focusing on participatory decision-making and gender equity related to poverty alleviation, biodiversity, and human rights. Contacts: Mr. Md. Mahattab Hossain (Rana), Executive Director#,

Southeast Asian Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment

The Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (SEARICE) is a regional non-government development organization that promotes and implements community-based conservation, development, and sustainable use of plant genetic resources in partnership with civil society organizations, government agencies, academic research institutions, and local government units in Bhutan, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. SEARICE facilitates the establishment of self-reliant grassroots organizations through education, training, and linkages. Contacts: Normita Ignacio Executive

Centre for Development Communication (CDC)

The Centre for Development Communication (CDC) is a consultancy group specializing in communication for and about development. Acting as a bridge between the private and public sectors, its goal is to apply state-of-the-art communication strategies to address social issues in a cost-effective manner. In particular, it works with development agencies to ensure that all aspects of communication are systematically addressed as part of social development programs. CDC has a global


UNICEF is a lead development agency in Communication for Development. It has a strong track record of amplifying the voices of children and communities and harnessing the power of communication to promote child survival, development, protection and participation. UNICEF supports social mobilization, advocacy and behaviour and social change campaign. Since 2007, UNICEF has reinvigorated its work in Communication for Development with a view to obtaining stronger programme results and greater traction for policy change to

Panos London

Panos London is an international institution whose mission is to stimulate informed and inclusive public debate around key development issues, in order to foster sustainable and equitable development. Its aim is to ensure that the perspectives of the people whose lives are most affected by development (mainly the poor and marginalized) are included within decision-making. Panos brings a wide range of expertise in all aspects of information and communication for

Radio Netherlands Training Centre

RNTC is a unique training institute for young and mid career journalists, programme-makers, print and online media professionals as well as media trainers and senior managers.  Courses/Description: Training the Trainers-In this course trainers can learn different methods for training delivery, such as traditional classroom-based training, as well as more innovative methods such as coaching, mentoring and computer and network facilitated learning. The course will emphasize the importance of exchanging knowledge