The e-learning Course on Communication for Rural Development aims to guide users in designing and implementing communication strategies for agricultural and rural development initiatives, combining participatory methods with communication processes, media and tools, ranging from community media to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), best suited for a specific context. The e-learning course is based on the Communication for Rural Development Sourcebook published in 2014 by FAO and the College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los
The Final Report of the Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) is now available under the title: Rural Communication Services for Family Farming: Contributions, Evidence and Perspectives. Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), the Forum was convened from 23-24 October 2014 in the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
FAO is pleased to announce the launch of its e-learning course on Communication for Rural Development! By promoting training in ComDev, FAO hopes to continue building capacity in the use of participatory approaches to address the knowledge and information needs of rural stakeholders and to facilitate their active involvement in development initiatives. Communication for Development (ComDev) has proven to be a key element in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of development
On February 13th World Radio Day is celebrated worldwide. This year, in recognition radio’s ability to reach the widest audience worldwide in the quickest possible time, the theme of World Radio Day 2016 is “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”. The aim of World Radio Day is to improve international cooperation between broadcasters, and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of
With the aim of increasing the body of literature on Rural Communication Services (RCS), a group of leading universities in the field of rural communication has partnered with FAO under the umbrella of the Forum on Communication for Development & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM). The academics involved – from the University of Guelph, University of Reading, Wageningen University, University of the Philippines Los Baños, and the University of Queensland – have
Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU) Bangkok through its Asia-Pacific Development and Communication Centre will offer a five-day short course on Communication for Development (ComDev or C4D) which will run from 20 to 24 July 2015.
The C4D Network has launched a brand new series of online seminars developed in partnership with UNICEF. Over August and September two introductory training units of an hour each will be available addressing: (1) C4D Concepts & Approaches; and (2) C4D Planning & Learning. These training units are delivered over the internet in the form of live ‘webinars’, i.e. in real time to allow interaction between trainer and participants. The training