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,

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

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


On December 14 2011, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) awarded Professor Nora Cruz Quebral a honorary doctorate for her “pioneering and continued contribution to the field of development communication”. Professor Cruz-Quebral was the founder and is professor emeritus of the College of Development Communication at the Unviersity of the Philippines Los Baños, Asia’s first faculty for the field. She has worked as consultant with FAO, UNICEF,

UNESCO-IPDC Prize for Rural Communication 2012

  The IPDC Prize for Rural Communication is awarded every two years to meritorious and innovative initiatives aimed at improving communication for rural communities in developing countries. Co-winners of the 2012 edition are the Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists and the Kenyan Arid Lands Information Network who share the US$ 20,000 Prize. The award ceremony took place on 22 March at UNESCO Headquarters, during the 28th session of the IPDC Council.