Communication for Development

New Publications

September 2013
CSDI End-of-Project Stocktaking Exercise

Final Report

This document is the result of a participatory end-of-project stocktaking exercise carried out by the project GCP/INT/048/ITA Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), with the active involvement of project staff, partners and stakeholders at the global, country and local level. It draws on the overview of main stocktaking findings, enriched by updated data, insights from workshop discussions and additional information collected in 2012.

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November 2012
Community Radio as a knowledge tool in responding to climate change under the Nairobi work programme

Community radio is radio run by and for communities in local languages, often with programming focused on issues at the heart of local development, such as climate change and environmental degradation. Stories about climate and environmental change appear in documentaries, interactive talk shows and drama and music, helping communities to learn more about these impacts and share their experiences of responding to them. Several organizations, including Nairobi work programme (NWP) partners,have been engaged in using community radio as a tool for raising awareness and conducting participative action research on climate change. There are considerable opportunities for NWP partner organizations and ...

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September 2012
FAO Expert Consultation Communication for Development

Meeting today's agriculture and rural development challenges

The comprehensive final report of the FAO Expert Consultation (14-16 September 2011, Rome) outlines the process leading to the event, presents the methodology used to inspire dialogue and provides highlights from the three days of discussion. The experts concurred that FAO should take a leading role for mainstreaming ComDev in the rural development agenda and devised recommendations.

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June 2012
Lo Que La Tierra Nos Da

The Government of Bolivia, the Italian Development Cooperation, and FAO have joined efforts to create this photo book. The book documents and shares Bolivia’s rich diversity of biological systems and genetic resources, and their strong relationship with the rural people. The book is part of a broader effort to promote the conservation and use of agro-biological diversity for long-term food sustainability.

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October 2011
The Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most complex challenges that humankind has to face in the next decades. As the change process seems to be irreversible, it became urgent to develop sound adaptation processes to the current and future shifts in the climate system. It is crucial to identify information and communication systems that the farmers need in order to cope with the new conditions. This paper aims to address the concerns farmers face and examine the ICTs that can provide assistance in adapting to climate change.

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August 2011
Comunicación para la Innovación yel Desarrollo Rural en el ANMI-PNA del Municipio Yapacaní

El Plan Nacional de Comunicación para el Desarrollo de Bolivia nació el año 2007 como una iniciativa conjunta del Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia (MDRyT) y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), a través del proyecto Iniciativa de Comunicación para el Desarrollo Sostenible (ICDS). El objetivo del Plan Nacional de Comunicación para el Desarrollo (CpD) es implementar estrategias y servicios de comunicación para la adaptación al cambio climático y la innovación agropecuaria y forestal, así como fortalecer las capacidades nacionales en el ámbito de la CpD.

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