Issue no. 5  |  February 2016  |  ccc ico facebook white ccc ico twitter white ccc ico slideshare white


WRD2016redFebruary 13th is World Radio Day, a celebration of community radio as a medium of primary importance. This day aims to promote gender equality on the air, access to information, development of independent media, safety of journalists and freedom of expression.

In recognition of radio’s ability to reach the widest audience worldwide in the quickest possible time, this year we celebrate radio's capacity to save lifes in times of emergency and disasters.  Read more 


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Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management 

FAO developed this field guide for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management (ADRM) teams and concerned stakeholders. It is meant to guide them in the design and implementation of communication for development (ComDev) activities that will increase resilience and protect the livelihoods of rural communities.  Read more 


cccomdev nletter community From the Community

Formacion de formadores

PLATICAR: creating an agricultural knowledge system through ICTs

PLATICAR is an award-winning knowledge platform developed in Costa Rica with an ICT for agriculture approach. It promotes the creation of communities of practice where rural leaders train themselves as knowledge managers and then train others, in a self-managed dissemination process.  Read more 


Sarawak celebrates the role of communication for development 

Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) celebrated 20 years of service to support the development agenda of the Sarawak state in Malaysia. The state governor recognized the importance of communication for the country's development efforts.  Read more 


UPLB hosts lecture series on participatory communication  

Dr. Guy Bessette, author of Involving the Community: A Guide to Participatory Development Communication, is currently the visiting professor at UPLB College of Development Communication, where he is giving a series of public lectures.  Read more 


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