The CCComDev Team was able to identify possible collaborations with the the University of Reading (UoR) – School of Agriculture, Policy, and Development during a meeting held on with Dr. Sarah Cardey and Prof. Henny Osbahr on 24 October 2022 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Development Communication.
Dr. Rhodora Ramonette DV. Custodio, the focal person of CCComDev, first presented updates on CCComDev implementation and future plans. Some of the project updates she shared was the website migration from the Joomla to WordPress, the finalization of the revised CCComDev strategy, and the monthly publication of CCComDev Newsletter. Moreover, the plans for next year include the re-evaluation of website contents to cater more to its intended users, putting up the updated training map, establishing contact with regional ComDev platforms, and establishing the CCComDev Community of Practice.
Prof. Custodio also discussed areas of possible collaboration with UoR, which include writing of RCS blogs, improving the social media strategy for promotion of the site and its contents, creation of CCComDev Steering Committee, organizing an international webinar on rural communication services, and administration of CCComDev-IAMCR Research Grant.