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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

IAMCR 2014: call for papers and panel proposals

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the 2014 IAMCR Conference that will be held on July 15-19, 2014 in Hyderabad, India.  The Department of Communication at the University of Hyderabad and the School of Communication of the English and Foreign Languages University will be hosting the 2014 Conference and the theme will be  “Region as a Frame: Politics,

IPS climate change photo contest

Inter Press Service (IPS) has launched a photo competition to show the local face of global climate change. Participants are invited to send a photo showing how climate change affects their daily life. Each entry should consist of a single image, the photo caption (including a short explanation of the climate impact pictured and where it was taken) and the personal details of the individual (name, country of residence, e-mail address).

iCow: the agricultural platform for Kenyan dairy farmers

iCow is an agricultural platform that provides information services for farmers accessible via mobile phones: dairy farmers will be able to keep tabs on their cows and enjoy tips on best practice.  The iCow platform has a series of dairy agri-products available over a menu system. Farmers dial a short code, *285#, and access a menu that guides them on how to subscribe to the various products.

International Conference on ICTs and Development

The Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2013) will to be hosted at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, December 7 – 10, 2013. ICTD is the world’s premier conference examining the role of computers and communications in social, economic and political development. ICTD2013 will provide an international forum for scholarly researchers exploring the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, political, and economic development. Virtually

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,

CCST Caribbean film and video competition

Are you a creative, technology-savvy young Caribbean professional between 18 and 35 years old? Check out the second Caribbean-wide science and agriculture video competition for the opportunity to win over 10,000 Euros in prizes. The initiative is promoted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), the Caribbean Council for Science and Technology (CCST), the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development (CARDI), the University of the West Indies (UWI), and

Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema: promoting citizen engagement in Pakistan

Video is a powerful Communication for Development tool to inform, educate and entertain, as it attracts people’s curiosity, overcomes illiteracy barriers and fits with the narrative culture prevailing in most developing contexts. Thanks to technical innovation it is now becoming more accessible and increasing numbers of people are producing their own materials (find out more about Video in Development).