GRI-RC joins CCComdev

on Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:15. Posted in News from the region

GRI LogosThe Global Research Initiative for Rural Communication (GRI-RC) joins CCComdev global platform as a major partner. Comprised of the FAO ComDev team and six academia engaged in doing research, provision of technical assistance, and offering of formal courses in ComDev, GRI-RC will now be sharing in this platform their work and experiences on rural communication in the various continents and countries they cover.  

Rural Communication Working Group Proposed at IAMCR

on Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:10. Posted in News from the region

IAMCR2017By Loes Witteveen, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences

A working group on Rural Communication has been proposed to the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). This move was initiated by the GRI-RC during the IAMCR international conference in July this year.

Envisioned to provide a platform for academic scholars and professionals working in the field of rural communication, the focus of the group, however, goes beyond the provision of services in rural areas. It adopts a broad understanding of rural communication, ranging from the functioning of multi-stakeholder platforms, over rural radio and other ICTs, to agricultural extension services via farmer field school, sms services or other channels to improving access to rural telecommunications infrastructures.

UPLB Devcom students take FAO e-learning course

on Thursday, 07 December 2017 08:41. Posted in News from the region

FAOelearningTo further enhance their knowledge and skills in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of distance learning systems for various stakeholders, senior BS Development Communication (BSDC) students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños participated in the FAO e-learning course on Communication for Rural Development.

ACORAB Elects New Executive Committee

on Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:03. Posted in News from the region

Subas Khatiwada newly elected President of ACORABJanuary 2017, Kathmandu: The Sixth National Convention of Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB) Nepal held in Kathmandu on January 7, 2017 elected a new executive com- mittee under the leadership of Subas Khatiwada as the President of the committee.

ACORAB also expanded federal wings by electing seven federal executive committees comprising eleven members of all seven federal states of Nepal. A three-member Central Audit Committee has also been elected. A total of 278 community radio representatives participated in the convention and the assembly. e newly elected National executive committee will work for a term of three years.