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Honorary doctorate to ComDev pioneer Nora Quebral

nora_cruz_quebral_6244On December 14 2011, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) awarded Professor Nora Cruz Quebral a honorary doctorate for her “pioneering and continued contribution to the field of development communication”.

Professor Cruz-Quebral was the founder and is professor emeritus of the College of Development Communication at the Unviersity of the Philippines Los Baños, Asia's first faculty for the field. She has worked as consultant with FAO, UNICEF, IDRC, UNDP, US Academy of Educational Development, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Agriculture among others.

On the occasion of the celebratory seminar held in London, Prof Quebral delivered a paper on “Development Communication, Los Baños Style”. The full text of the lecture is available for download here.

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CDC hosts Bangladesh MoA staff for a study tour

The College of Development Communication (CDC) of the University of Los Banos hosted two staff from the Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture to increase their understanding of rural communication for development in the framework of the FAO project TCP/BGD/3205 on "Enhancing Rural Communication Services for Agricultural Development through Community Rural Radio".

From May 22 to June 2, 2011, they were supported by Dean Cleofe Torres and Prof Maria Stella Tirol in a learning experience on ComDev that included lectures, expert’s talks, discussions and guided exercises, as well as field visits and interactions with staff and listeners groups in selected agricultural institutions and rural radio stations.

Read more about the study tour and the project on FAO CSDI website

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