Community listeners’ clubs. Stepping stones for action in rural areas
FAO-Dimitra, August 2011
This publication summarises the unique experience of the community listeners’ clubs set up in Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo by FAO-Dimitra and its partners. These actionbased information and communication processes have proved so successful that Dimitra decided to share the experience.
The first chapter offers a brief overview of the community listeners’ clubs, their goals and internal functioning and the results achieved. The second chapter tells the story of the listeners’ clubs in the words of the stakeholders, explaining how they were established in the two countries. The third chapter sets out more practical guidelines on the stages involved in creating community listeners’ clubs.
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Communicating Gender for Rural Development. Integrating gender in communication for development
FAO-Dimitra, August 2011
Meeting food security, nutrition and gender equality objectives entails applying development approaches that allow rural communities to participate and take control of their future. Of the many approaches used by FAO, there is one that is particularly effective at enabling the most marginalised groups, including women, to take ownership of their development and achieve economic and social empowerment: introducing gender into communication for development. Capacities for harnessing the full power of this approach are fairly limited and there have been relatively few theoretical examinations of the subject.
In Communicating Gender for Rural Development, the FAO-Dimitra Project shares its experience in this area. Aimed at all development practitioners, the publication encourages the inclusion of a gender perspective in communication for development initiatives in rural areas. It suggests practical ways of going about this, thus aiming to change attitudes and working practices so that projects and programmes take greater account of the specificities, needs and aspirations of men and women.
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Workshop report: Land access in rural Africa: Strategies to fight gender inequality
FAO-Dimitra workshop – 22-26 September 2008
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Workshop Brochure: Women's access to land in West Africa: problems and suggested solutions in Senegal and Burkina Faso
This brochure summarizes the key ideas of the presentations, discussions and recommendations of the Dimitra workshop held in Mbour (Senegal) from 2 to 4 July 2008 by Enda-Pronat and RECIF/ONG-BF, with the support of Dimitra and the IDRC, International Development Research Centre (Canada). The meeting focused on exploring the issue of rural women's access to land in Senegal and Burkina Faso.
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Workshop Brochure: Strengthening the information, communication and gender capacities of farmers' organisations and community radio stations in Katanga province
This brochure summarizes the key ideas of the presentations, discussions and recommendations of the Dimitra workshop held in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), from 4-8 June 2007.
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Rural women, dynamisation of networks and the fight against HIV/AIDS in rural areas
This booklet was published in June 2006 and summarizes the activities of an FAO-Dimitra/CTA Workshop which took place June 2005 in Brussels.
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Dimitra Project: A Selection of Dimitra Partners' Best Practices in Information and Communication
This booklet was published in May 2003 and summarizes the outcome of the Dimitra Project Relaunch Workshop held in October 2002 in Brussels.
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