Communication for Development
 

Publications

September 2004
Communication for Development: A medium for innovation in natural resource management

This document presents, through stories and examples, the experience of many people and projects worldwide where communication methods and approaches have been applied to address natural resource management problems.It is a joint effort between IDRC and FAO to help decision-makers, planners and practitioners understand why and how communication for development activities can support sustainable natural resource management and rural development efforts.

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September 2004
Communication Strategies for Multiple Partner Involvement in Forestry Extension

Extension in general and forestry extension in particular have undergone profound changes in the past few decades. Underlying orientations have been changing from transfer of technology towards systems thinking and the facilitation of social and mutual learning among stakeholders. Extension has evolved to include multiple stakeholders in the development and delivery of educational programmes and technical assistance. Now, farmers and forest owners often participate in research as well as in dissemination of the results. Communication among participants in extension has become more important than ever.

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September 2004
Ninth United Nations Roundtable on Communication for Developement

This report comprises a summary of the discussions and recommendations of the 2004 Roundtable as well as the proposed Plan of Action. A complete record of presentations is available on: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_kn1/kn1_040701a_en.htm The Ninth UN Roundtable marked a turning point in promoting partnerships and greater collaboration between UN agencies, Communication for Development organizations and practitioners, launching a new process to advance Communication for Development in the 21st century. Over the next two years, FAO will be honoured to act as a focal point to ensure that the recommendations and action plan are carried forward.

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June 2004
Yasarekomo: An experience of indigenous communications in Bolivia

"In our village, communications is life; it is the very essence of our being. We are a people who communicate in order to keep our values alive and relevant in a society that is constantly changing. Furthermore, we know that communications is the key to any type of development. For the Guaraní people, development issues are at the heart of fully exercising the rights of all individuals. For this reason, communication is extremely important and, therefore, we intend to adopt an alternative model that will combine all the systems and media (audiovisual, press, radio, etc.), ensuring that the model which emerges ...

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January 2004
The state of communication for development in Niger

Volumes 1 and 2

This document examines what has been done with communications policies in Niger and the tremendous amount of work still to do. Primarily, the publication touches upon the following areas: newspapers and magazine (in French and local languages, private and public); public radio transmissions and rural radio; television and video; tradiotional methods of communication; communication technologies (radio, television and print); new information and communication technologies (ICTs); communication tools; communication for development training; government communications strategies; and legal and institutional issues of communication.

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