Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya
Web Site : http://www.kilimo.go.ke
The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kenya promotes traditional, high-value drought resistant crops to cope with climate change challenges. This involves bulking of various crops and distributing to farmers in identified districts.
One of the MoA training unit is Embu Agricultural Staff Training (East) College. It is committed to enhance capacity building for effective and efficient management of agriculture sector through provision of agricultural management and technical training.
Capacity development initiatives: Training of trainers, participatory project monitoring and evaluation for climate change and sustainable agriculture projects, research consultancy, seminars and workshops facilitation.
Contacts: Director Extension and Training
Kilimo House, Cathedral Road, P.O.Box 30028, Nairobi.
Tel: 0202 718870
Training Centre for Development Cooperation in Eastern and Southern Africa
Country : Tanzania
Fax : +255 27 2541042
Web Site : http://www.mstcdc.or.tz/course/development-communication
MS-TCDC is a Training Centre for Development Cooperation in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Centre is situated close to Arusha in Northern Tanzania (East Africa). Throughout the year different courses and workshops run concurrently in a lively international atmosphere promoting sharing of experience and cross cultural discussions. Excellent facilities together with a quiet and pleasant atmosphere make it an ideal place for reflection and learning.
Short course: Development Communication
Participants will have developed skills to design strategies and approaches for effective communication. They will also interrogate the way social change is articulated in projects, from the assumptions that are made about the problem and the solutions therein.
The Communication Foundation for Asia
The Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA) is a pioneer in development communication. It is a non-stock, non-profit organization focused on media production and training for the spiritual upliftment and empowerment of people.
CFA's Media Training Center demonstrates to development workers the effective application of media in various fields including community building, non-formal education and advocacy. CFA can design generic courses so that skills and knowledge gained from the Center could easily be applied to any development activity, in different settings, for any audience.
Capacity development initiatives: Multi-media program for citizen education; Media training series.
Contacts: Communication Foundation for Asia
4427 Old Sta. Mesa Street, Sta. Mesa
Manila 1016 Philippines
Phone: (632) 7132981 to 85
Fax: (632) 7132736
Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)
Web Site : www.brac.net
The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) is the largest southern NGO. BRAC has organized the isolated poor (especially women and girl) and learned to understand their needs by finding practical ways to increase their access to resources, support their entrepreneurship and empower them to become agents of change. BRAC operates social and human develompent programs across Asia and Africa, among these the Rural Development Programme addresses disasters, environment and climate change.
Capacity Building: In Bangladesh BRAC uses popular theatre and community radio to meet the knowledge and information needs of the rural poor, and to promote social participation. BRAC community radio broadcasts on livelihood skills in agriculture, fishery and small enterprises, women's and children's issues, local weather forecasts, etc. Communication skills are at the core of BRAC's work to ensure effective enegagement of communities and local government.