Learn, share, and collaborate!

Written by: Lisa Cabrera, CDC Los Banos   Learning, sharing, and collaboration in communication for rural development is now possible through web-based global and regional platforms, and, respectively. Aside from the portal, CCComdev also maintains two social media accounts, Twitter and Facebook with followers consisting of Comdev organizations, professional, and graduate and undergraduate students.  

Community media and rural ComDev: central themes of IAMCR pre-conferences

Hyderabad, India is hosting the 2014 IAMCR conference on July 15-19, touching on the theme “Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice”. Two pre-conference events will focus respectively on: a. Building Community – Shaping Change. The Role of Community, Citizen and Alternative Media in Regional Transformation (July 13-14) b. Communication for sustainable rural development and social change (July 14) Both the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) are


Collaborative Change Communication is an initiative aimed at sharing knowledge and increasing learning opportunities and collaboration in the area of communication for rural development. CCComDev aims to create a global community of practice and strengthen partnerships among a variety of rural actors including farmer organizations, community media, rural institutions, universities, research organizations, and development and communication practitioners. Communication for Rural Development “Communication for Development (ComDev) is a social process based