ComDev Asia (CDA) has successfully conducted the first module of the Communication for Development Virtual Training: Enhancing Family Farmer’s Communication Capacities in the Asia-Pacific region last Nov. 20. The event was participated by various farmers’ organizations, community radios, development institutions, and advocacy groups in the region. This initiative aims to enhance the capacities of family farmers and their organizations in the region in the field of Communication for development (ComDev).
Assistant Professor Hermilea Maria Castillo from the the University of the Philippines Los Baños-College of Development Communication (UPLB-CDC) introduced the concept of ComDev process while Mr. Mario Acunzo from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shared among the participants on how ComDev can be applied in advancing Family Farming. Moving forward, the event concluded by setting the next steps and priorities in the said undertaking. The Module 2 training is set on December 1, 2020, Tuesday, at 6:00 pm Philippine time via Zoom webinar. Module 2 will focus on participatory needs assessment, developing the ComDev strategy and ComDev plan, and launching the community of practice on ComDev.
CDA is a regional initiative promoted by FAO in partnership with UPLB-CDC, aiming to build ComDev capacities and support rural communication policies and services. CDA supports the implementation of the Participatory Communication Plan for Asia within the framework of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF, 2019-2028) facilitating dialogue and collaborations in communication in agriculture and rural development.
Below are the zoom details for the training webinar:
Topic: ComDevAsia Training (Dec 1, 2020)
Time: Dec 1, 2020 06:00 PM Singapore
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Meeting ID: 830 0319 4120