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Strengthening nutrition and education programs through communication

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Since 2014, UNICEF and the College of Development Communication, UP Los Baños (CDC-UPLB) have been implementing a number of communication initiatives for behavior change and empowerment. This is to strengthen nutrition and education programs as part of anti-poverty programs of selected local government units (LGU) in the Philippines.  

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The Future of Farming: video and ICTs to promote agricultural practices

second green revolution 660 081315062542The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) through Project Manager Kishor Jagtap is working on a novel initiative in rural Maharashtra, India. His team is working with Digital Green, an international non-profit development organisation spreading the use of clean technologies among women farmers in the Wardha and Yavatmal districts of the state.

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Documenting and sharing farmers' practices in Bolivia

BoliviaMCCAs part of the Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), FAO and the National Institute for Innovation in Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry (INIAF) of Bolivia carried out participatory communication appraisals and consultative processes with farmer organizations, small-scale producers, local governments, NGOs and community media in order to identify local needs in terms of agricultural information.

As a result, they developed four Knowledge and Communication Modules (Modulos de Conocimiento y Comunicación) following the ComDev principles

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Communication for Social Change Award 2014

The Communication for Social Change Award was established in 2006 to recognize significant contributions made by individuals’ practitioners and organisations to empower marginalized communities. The award is administered by the Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland, Brisbane. This year's winners are

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This is not a video camera: Chris Lunch at TEDx

Chris Lunch is a participatory video specialist and enthusiast, a modern day alchemist in the field of international development. He believes in the power of combining technology with participation to shift awareness, galvanise communities and unleash hidden energy for positive individual and collective change. 

"This is not a video camera" features the the topsy turvy world of participatory video - where the subjects of a film become the directors; where passive recipients of aid become active changemakers; and where the social enterprise he co-founded, InsightShare, has chosen: 'Make mistakes', 'Lose control' and 'Have fun', as its core values. 

This is a TEDx event, where TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. This event is one of the local, self-organized events which are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. 

To watch the video, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5nVsI2nzzEs

 

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