Research institutions

Asian Institute for Development Communication (AIDCOM)

The Asian Institute for Development Communication (Aidcom) is an independent regional, non-profit media organisation accredited to the United Nations. Aidcom aims to contribute to equitable human development in the Asia Pacific region (including Malaysia and ASEAN Countries) through the implementation of development communication and media training programmes. Since 1990 Aidcom publishes The Journal of Development Communication. Capacity development initiatives: Aidcom conducts conferences, seminars, workshops, symposiums and colloquia to increase the human


Description: Ørecomm is a bi-national research group that originated at Malmö University (MAH) and Roskilde University (RUC) for research in the field of Communication for Development. Ørecomm focuses on the relations between media, communication and social change processes at both global and local levels. Capacity development inititiatives: Ørecomm program activities include research projects, lectures, seminars and publications on social media, empowerment and development Contacts: Oscar Hemer, co-directorPhone: +46 40 6657 223Email: Thomas Tufte, co-directorPhone: +45

International Association for Media and Communication Research

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) is an international professional organisation working in the field of media and communication research. Its members promote global inclusiveness and excellence within the best traditions of critical research in the field. Its objectives include strengthening and encouraging the participation of new scholars, women, and those from economically disadvantaged regions, including researchers from African, Asian and South and Central American countries. Capacity

Philippine Rice Research Institute

Philippine Rice Research Institute The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is one of the Philippine rice research institutes. PhilRice plays a key role in building and sustaining a competitive rice economy through research into farming systems, technology, and policy-making. Capacity development initiatives: Philrice is engaged in the production of IEC materials in science communication, research, technology dissemination, and science popularization, as well as the use of knowledge management and design and publication

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

SEARCA is engaged in Information, Education, and Communication endeavors and projects in partnership with national and international agencies. SEARCA’s learning events equip Southeast Asian agriculture, rural development, and environmental leaders, academicians, researchers, and practitioners with technical and managerial competencies toward enhancing the impact of their respective organizations. Capacity Building: SEARCA is involved in scholarly research and facilitation of learning events such as training and symposia.Offers short-term training to Southeast Asian

Xavier University McKeough Marine Center

The McKeough Marine Center functions as the research and social development arm of the Xavier University, focusing on the coastal and marine environment in Northern Mindanao.The center is engaged in various projects such as: Upscaling Community Initiatives Towards Sustainable Integrated Area Development; Sustainable Integrated Farming System for Upland Farmers; Community Organizing for AMORE Communities; Sustainable Conservation and Resource Enhancement.  Capacity development initiatives: the Centre has developed training modules on Participatory