Evaluating communication for sustainable development at IAMCR 2016 Conference

The 2016 Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will be held from July 27-31 in Leicester, United Kingdom. The conference will be hosted by the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester and the theme for this year is Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward.

The Conference provides the opportunity to present papers on a wide range of areas of study in media and communication and to meet scholars from around the world with overlapping research interests.  

During the Conference, Mario Acunzo, Communication for Development Officer at FAO along with Sarah Cardey (University of Reading) and Elske Van de Fliert (University of Queensland) from the Global Research Initiative on Rural Communication (GRI-RC) will present a study aimed at contributing to sustainable agricultural and rural development policies and programmes. The study is the first research initiative aimed at compiling existing evaluation cases with proven methodologies to assess and document evidence-based approaches for rural communication services. It draws on a literature review and 19 cases across Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean to compare, analyse and document convincing evidence of evaluative approaches, methods and outcomes of rural communication services.

To learn more or to register for the Conference, click here.  

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