Communication for Development
 

Publications

September 2006
People, Land and Water1

For many communication professionals who have made development a per-sonal commitment, shuttling from theory to practice and then from application to re conceptualization is what their calling is about. For this breed, the ‘field’ is the main laboratory and proving ground. Working there can be frustrating, uplifting and chastening, but never dull, as the contributors to this book can attest, particularly so when one is questioning seminal concepts and trying out new ones in their place, which is what participatory development communication (PDC) does in this book.

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August 2006
Framework on Effective rural Communication for development

The Framework on Effective Rural Communication for Development is the result of an inter-institutional expert consultation workshop organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit(GTZ) GmbH. The workshop was conducted jointly with the Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry “Laimburg” and held at the Center’s facilities in Ora (Bolzano, Italy) from 18 to 22 October 2004. The overall aim of the workshop was to identify key issues in research-extension linkages and explore communication approaches and tools that can provide effective linkage mechanisms in line with the Millennium Development Goals.

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June 2006
Rural radio transmissions and rural youth in Cameroon

The following study is the result of years of close collaboration between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) , the Food and Agriculture Organization of the united Nations (FAO) and the Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development of Cameroon. This study evaluates the content and impact of a series of radio programmes produced and transmitted on various radio stations in five provinces targeted by the programme on population and development.

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February 2006
Rural radio transmissions and rural youth in Mali

Communication for development case study 29

Within the context of the project GCP/MLI/020/NET “The relaunch of rural radio in Mali”, a series of studies on the needs of youth regarding information and communication were carried out in collaboration with the four radio stations of Bla, Bougouni, Kolondiéba and Koutiala. These studies were based on the production, the transmission and the evaluation of radio programmes for young people.

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April 2005
The one to watch: Radio, new ICTs and interactivity

The Internet and other new information and communication technologies (ICTs) are changing radio in the developing world. But far from making it less relevant, they are opening up hitherto unimagined possibilities. The cases presented in this book are among the first examples of the convergence of radio and new ICTs for development, and the book underscores the significant potential of the combination. In this convergence, radio promises to take on even greater significance and value.

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