Communication for Development

Who we are


Mario Acunzo
Communication for development strategies for rural innovation, sustainable natural resources management, climate change adaptation and rural livelihoods

Riccardo Del Castello
Technical advice on communication for development strategies and methodologies, rural radio, media-mix, communication for research-extension linkages

May Hani
Institutional reform for rural knowledge networks, extension system reform, agricultural training centre capacity building. North Africa and Near East lead

Michela Baratelli
Participatory communication tools for food security, setting up and maintenance of the FAO rural radio website, assisting with editing of videos and with the preparations of the 13th UN Round Table on ComDev

Federica Matteoli
Communication for development strategies and participatory approaches for rural development, climate change adaptation and food security

Marzia Pafumi
Research, capacity development and normative activities in communication for development supporting agricultural innovation, natural resources management and climate change adaptation

Antonello Proto
Participatory communication strategies and methodologies with specific attention to Participatory Video and Participatory Photography for community based development

Nicoletta Rossi
Responsible for the administrative support of the Communication for Development Group (ComDev), CSDI and the Communication, Research and Extension Officer

Silvia San Marco
Communication for development strategies, participatory methodologies and tools for food security in Western Africa

Vanessa Vertiz
Support projects, platforms and communications networks for climate change and rural development in Latin America

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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FAO – Research & Extension Branch
Communication for Development
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy