FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional initiatives and capacity strengthening in communication for rural development

Latin America.

The International Centre for High-level Studies on Communication in Latin America (CIESPAL) and the UN Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) invite you to this special session on experience sharing and learning opportunities in the field of rural Communication for Development (ComDev).

[email protected]: ComDev initiative in Latin America

Onda Rural is meant to strengthen exchange and collaboration ties among regional actors interested in the use of ComDev and ICTs to support family farming, resilience and sustainable rural development in Latin America. Onda Rural is starting a new phase, facilitated by CIESPAL and FAO in partnership with AMARC, that will support rural communication projects and services in the region by providing technical assistance, fostereing South-South cooperation and promoting policy dialogue. A web-based platform (www.onda-rural.net) allows networking among members of the initiative.

This IAMCR session will serve to present the initiative and join forces with other potential partners such as institutions, universities, researchers and individuals interested in communication for rural development.

Learning opportunities in rural ComDev

During the session, you will also learn about a series of knowledge resources and training materials developed by FAO for those who want to design and implement participatory rural communication strategies. Among them, the online course on communication for rural development (FAO, 2016 http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/COMDEV) for free, interactive and self-paced learning and the CCComDev platform (www.cccomdev.org) provide innovative ways to learn and become part of a global community of practice in ComDev.