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.

ComDev Asia Holds Communication Training on DRM for Resilient Agriculture

on Thursday, 23 November 2017 01:55. Posted in Events

The ComDev Asia Initiative organized the training- workshop on communication planning for community radio with a slant on disaster risk management (DRM) towards resilient family farming and rural livelihoods. It was held from November 1-3, 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal, with 18 participants representing community radio, community media organizations and farmer groups. Participants came from five South Asian countries, namely: Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Nepal.


DAY 1 - Communication Training on DRM for Resilient Agriculture

SBCC Summit Now Accepting Abstracts

on Monday, 23 October 2017 07:46. Posted in Opportunities


Abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations, pre-formed panel presentations, TED Talk-style “Comm Talks” and concept notes for skills-building workshops are now being accepted for the Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voices: What Works? 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit featuring Entertainment-Education.