social change

Call for Proposals/Abstracts to the 2020 SBCC Summit

The organizers of the 2020 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit have announced its call for proposals/abstracts for next year’s Summit. The 2020 SBCC Summit will be held at Marrakech, Morocco on 30 March – 3 April 2020. With the vision “Strength in Diversity”, the Summit will focus on three main themes: Catalyzing transformational change on agendas of urgency, such as climate crisis and global heating, gender equity,

Celebrating Asian Contributions to Communication for Development

A forthcoming chapter in a book celebrates the Asian contributions to Communication for Development (ComDev). The chapter highlights seven of these contributions in order to demonstrate the fundamental concerns that drive the agenda, processes, and partnerships in the field.  The seven contributions of Asian scholars, practitioners, and community partners to ComDev which have been expounded in the chapter include: schools of thought, offering of professional degrees, participatory planning, inclusive rural

Erfan Daliri: Using art to orchestrate change*

Erfan Daliri, a 2011 graduate at the Centre for Communication and Social Change, University of Queensland, is an author, speaker, artist, educator, mentor, event director, and agent of social change. The Centre had a chat with him about the Newkind Festival, as well as his events production company (with the soul of a social movement) UpUpTrampoline. In this article, Daliri’s lifelong interest in using the arts to orchestrate social change is uncovered.  Erfan Daliri’s

IAMCR Pre-conference on Communication for Rural Development

The pre-conference “COMMUNICATION FOR SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL CHANGE” is organized by Wageningen University and the Participatory Communication Research section of the IAMCR in cooperation with Digital Green in India, the universities of Queensland, Reading, Guelph and Hong Kong (CityU), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. It will take place in Hyderabad, India, Monday 14 July 2014, prior to the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). The pre-conference aims to


Communicate is UK’s leading conference on environmental communication, bringing together a blend of professionals from NGOs, the public sector, the media, academia and green business – to debate and share the latest challenges, best practice, and inspiration for engaging people with nature. With close to 100 organisations represented each year, Communicate offers a unique opportunity for environmental communicators to get informed on upcoming trends, form new professional relationships across sectors,

Communication and Social Change Awards 2014: call for nominations

The Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) is looking for outstanding and innovative individuals and organizations that use communication and ICT in communities create meaningful change and facilitate social, economic and technological development, to nominate for the 2013 Communications and Social Change Awards. The award is an initiative of the Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) at the School of Journalism and Communication, within The University of Queensland,

PhD scholarship in Communication and Social Change

Roskilde University (RUC) is offering a 3-year PhD scholarship in the research area of Communication for Social Change, starting September 2013. The scholarship is co-financed between RUC Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies (CBIT) and the Danish NGO ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency). The successful candidate will research, analyse and position ADRA Denmark’s extensive experience with communication for social change vis-à-vis the current debates of how civil society in developing countries, particularly in Africa, make

Photography for social change - Audience Engagement Grant

The Open Society Foundation is looking for photography projects on social justice or human rights issues that provide concrete ways for photographers, organizations and their target audiences to create a positive social impact.  Five to eight grants will be provided, ranging from $10,000 to $30,000. However, funds cannot be used to shoot new imagery. Photographers are expected to devise an innovative and effective way of using an existing body of work as

Winners of the Communication for Social Change Award

Since 2006 the Communications for Social Change Award recognizes significant contributions made by individual practitioners, field workers or scholars and organisations to the theory and practice of communication to facilitate social, economic and technological development. It is administered by the Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) at the School of Journalism and Communication, within The University of Queensland, Brisbane.  CfCSC has just announced the winners of the 2013 edition! Individual winner: Harry Surjadi  Harry Surjadi

CfCSC Conference on Communication and Social Change

The Centre for Communication and Social Change (CfCSC) is holding its inaugural boutique conference titled “Beyond the Impasse: Exploring New Thinking in Communication & Social Change”. The conference will be held on January 29-31, 2013 at The University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia. In the words of the CCfSC co-director Pradip Thomas: “Over the past decade, innovation in critical communication for social change (CSC) theory has failed to keep pace