on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 13:16. Posted in Opportunities

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is looking for film producers to explore two critical issues on Climate Compatible Development in the Asian region, and to capture and communicate learning from flagship projects underway:

  1. Migration and climate change in Asia (with particular focus on Bangladesh)
  2. Gender and climate change in Asia (with particular focus on India)

The primary audience of the 1-2 short films will be national policy-makers and stakeholders and the focus will be to explore the issue itself, profile the new insights and evidence obtained from CDKN’s research projects and ultimately raise awareness of the need for action. The supplier will be expected to manage the design and production of the film including different short and language versions, as well as the dissemination, follow-up and M&E of the film.

The project is expected to last between 8 and 14 months starting in late November 2012. Successful bidders will need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Must have considerable experience producing professional documentary films in developing countries which have received widespread attention and acclaim nationally and internationally
  • In-depth knowledge of the subject area, and climate change and development in general, with the capacity to refine the central message of the film and design a film which will raise awareness and challenge perceptions
  • Experience working in the focus country and contacts with key Government officials and stakeholders
  • Excellent contacts with key national and international stakeholders working on the subject area and ability to forge partnerships and ensure the widespread dissemination of the film
  • Excellent marketing and communication skills that will ensure the film produced receives widespread attention

In order to express interest, send an email to the CDKN Procurement team to no later than 17.00 UK time on 08 October 2012.

More details available here.



Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) provides demand-led research and technical assistance, and channelling the best available knowledge on climate change and development to support policy processes at the country level.


on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 16:00. Posted in Events

The International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security will be held on November 21-22, 2012 at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), Laguna, Philippines.

Organized by UPLB and SEARCA, the Conference aims to bring together researchers, academicians, policy makers and planners, development workers, NGOs and other professionals in the region in a discussion forum for the exchange and updating of information, as well as integration and forging of linkages towards enhanced regional capacity to achieve food, environmental, nutritional and health security in the face of climate change.

The registration fee is USD 200 which covers conference meals, materials, and campus shuttle (accommodation and airport transfers not included). There will also be a post-conference field trip in the Southern Tagalog Region, Philippines on November 23, 2012 which requires an additional USD 40.

For more information, visit the conference web site or contact the organizers at any of the following addresses:,,,

ICT4D experts convene to strengthen programme M&E

on Saturday, 22 September 2012 03:36. Posted in News from the region

un apcictThe United Nations, through its Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP) based in Incheon, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, convened information and communication technology for development (ICTD) experts on August 28-29, 2012.

The two-day meeting aimed to discuss the strengthening of monitoring and evalution tools for ICTD capacity building programmes. Aside from this, the participants also looked into the dimensions of a new "M&E Toolkit" which will be used in APCICT's "Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders" (Academy) programme. Through the toolkit, the progress and impact of the Academy programme can be better assessed.

The gathering was attended by regional experts from government, the academe, civil society and the private sector, and the UN-APCICT. Part of this group were eight Academy programme partners from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Tajikistan who evaluated the new M&E Toolkit.

For more information, visit UN-APCICT/ESCAP or contact the director at


on Sunday, 26 August 2012 04:44. Posted in Opportunities

womenradio_nepalThe World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Asia Pacific will be conducting a workshop for developing the capacity of women community radio broadcasters in South Asia on November 19-22, 2012 in New Delhi, India. About 100 women broadcasters from South Asia are expected to attend the training.

The workshop aims to (1) broaden understanding and to enhance knowledge about issues related to climate change adaptation and poverty eradication and (2) to discuss and learn how information and knowledge based on international and national discussions can used by broadcasters in a way that is relevant, useful, and applicable at local levels. It will also train participants in various areas in radio program production, particularly in researching, interviewing, scriptwriting, and computer based production.

For more information, visit AMARC Asia-Pacific or contact the regional coordinator at