Communication for Development

FAO ComDev supports a series of platforms in Latin America, Near East, Asia and the Caribbean Region to facilitate the sharing of information, good practices and experiences in ComDev among peers and rural institutions. 

Collaborative Change Communication Platform

FAO ComDev and the College of Development Communication of the University of the Philippines Los Baños have launched the Collaborative Change Communication (CCComDev), a global initiative for capacity strengthening and knowledge sharing in communication for rural development.

ComDev Asia Platform

On ComDev Asia - a FAO, AMARC and CSDI initiative - you can learn about good practices, get regional news, access useful resources and multimedia galleries, upload your own materials, and explore opportunities for collaboration with other communication and community media practitioners.

Caribbean ComDev Platform

A CSDI initiative in the Caribbean that provide technical assistance to on-going FAO technical assistance projects, especially those that are related to food security, disaster risk management or natural resource management. The CSDI-Caribbean portal highlights the wide variety of ComDev practices and experiences of the English speaking Caribbean region.

Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative

FAO and the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Territory jointly launched in 2008 a project named Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), to apply communication strategies and methods to Climate Change (CC), Food Security, and other relevant fields such as sustainable Natural Resources Management and Disaster Risk Management.

Italian Programme for Food Security in West Africa (FSCA)

The Global Trust Fund for Food Security and Food Safety, managed by FAO and supported by a special contribution of the Italian Government’s Directorate-General for Italian Development Cooperation (DGCS), has committed to fund seven national food security projects in Western Africa, including Mali, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and The Gambia.

Onda Rural

Onda Rural is a partnership between the Latin American Association of Radio Education (ALER), the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and FAO, with the aim of promoting the role of communication and the use of radio in rural development processes in Latin America.

Plataforma de Comunicación para el Desarrollo de Centro America y Mexico

This Platform is a community of learning and collaborative action among individuals, organizations and institutions of Central America and Mexico whose work is directly linked to the communication for development field.

FAO Communication for Development

What is ComDev?

Communication for Development (ComDev) is a social process based on dialogue using a broad range of tools and methods. ComDev is about seeking change at different levels including listening, establishing trust, sharing knowledge and skills, building policies, debating and learning for sustained and meaningful change.

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Communication for Development
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