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  • Francesco Diasio posted a new discussion

    2 years ago

    Forum on Communication and Community Media for Sustainable Rural Development - Accra, Ghana 13 August 2015

    Dear FCCM friends, next month (August 10-14) AMARC will have its global conference in Accra and during the fourth day we are organizing a Forum on Communication and Community Media for Sustainable Rural Development, in partnership with FAO. As you can see, this is an initiative to follow up to the global FCCM and continue the dialogue between community media, farmer organizations and development agencies, this time with a more specific regional focus. We aim with this initiative to identify concrete areas for collaboration and establish solid alliances, particularly in Africa. More on the Forum objectives and structure in the blog we just published on the FCCM page . We are pleased to invite you to join us in the organization, to participate and engage your colleagues, networks and partners as relevant. Please reply to this message or contact me/Mario if you are interested. We look forward to have you on board! All the best, Francesco

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  • Cleofe S. Torres posted a new discussion

    2 years ago

    RCS for Family Farmiing

    Hi, Katie. Welcome to FCCM. We're happy to know that there are now a number of people getting interested to work on gathering evidences re: Rural Communication Services as applied to practical endeavors like family farming. One of my PhD advisees at UP Los Banos, Hassan Mahammad Kamrul, has just completed his dissertation on RCS' role in delivery and adoption of saline-tolerant rice variety in Bangladesh. It has been externally reviewed and soon Kamrul will be happy to post key results of his work. Meantime, we will be capturing some of his significant findings and post them in our FCCM page in the coming days. For others who are currently working on RCS in family farming, we will be happy to hear your experiences. Building up our lessons learned will surely go a long way.

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  • Cleofe S. Torres posted a new discussion

    2 years ago

    RCS for Family Farmiing

    Hi, Katie. Welcome to FCCM. We're happy to know that there are now a number of people getting interested to work on gathering evidences re: Rural Communication Services as applied to practical endeavors like family farming. One of my PhD advisees at UP Los Banos, Hassan Mahammad Kamrul, has just completed his dissertation on RCS' role in delivery and adoption of saline-tolerant rice variety in Bangladesh. It has been externally reviewed and soon Kamrul will be happy to post key results of his work. Meantime, we will be capturing some of his significant findings and post them in our FCCM page in the coming days. For others who are currently working on RCS in family farming, we will be happy to hear your experiences. Building up our lessons learned will surely go a long way.

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  • Mario Acunzo posted a new announcement

    2 years ago

    Welcome to Katie Jarvis

    Dear All, I am glad to inform you that Katie Jarvis, a master student of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development of the University of Reading has joined FAO Communication for Development (ComDev) Team for a 6 month internship to carry-out a research study on rural communication services for family farming and to assist in the follow-up to the Forum on Communication and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM). Katie will support the coordination and collaboration of different partners around the FCCM agenda as well as the implementation of the inter-university study on evidence based approaches in ComDev . Katies’ internship will allow to support the FCCM and represents a concrete examples of arrangements to facilitate this process. Mario

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  • Mario Acunzo posted a new announcement

    2 years ago

    Welcome to Katie Jarvis

    Dear All, I am glad to inform you that Katie Jarvis, a master student of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development of the University of Reading has joined FAO Communication for Development (ComDev) Team for a 6 month internship to carry-out a research study on rural communication services for family farming and to assist in the follow-up to the Forum on Communication and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM). Katie will support the coordination and collaboration of different partners around the FCCM agenda as well as the implementation of the inter-university study on evidence based approaches in ComDev . Katies’ internship will allow to support the FCCM and represents a concrete examples of arrangements to facilitate this process. Mario

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  • Venus Jennings posted a new discussion

    2 years ago

    UNESCO seeking partners for international seminar

    Dear Friends, Colleagues, Partners, In line with the FCCM action plan, and its approved programme, UNESCO is planning an international seminar on community media sustainable policies and funding models in 2015. Following the FCCM discussions last year in Rome on community media, this invitation for partnerships intends to facilitate good practice, experience exchange, policy recommendations and support for business models and funding mechanisms. The idea is to invite speakers that can inform an international and focused audience about the complementary role community media offer as public value, opportunities and challenges of independent funding mechanisms, good practice business models, regulation and policy. Partners and sponsors are invited to support geographic and sector representation, i.e. a balanced mix of duty bearers, actors and stakeholders - from donors, regulators to community radio and farmer representatives. Post your opinion and let us know what priority areas you feels should be addressed and by whom. Best regards, Venus Venus E. Jennings Programme Specialist – Media Development and Society Section Division for Freedom of Expression and Media Development / La Division pour la liberté d'expression et le développement des médias Communication and Information Sector / Secteur de la communication et l'information 7, Place de Fontenoy 75232 Paris Cedex 07, France Tel: (+33) (0)1 45 68 38 11 Skype : venus.jennings

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  • Cleofe S. Torres FCCM Working Group
    2 years ago

    Dear Partners and Friends,
    Based on what we have identified as contributions to the strategic initiatives and opportunities for collaboration to promote ComDev and rural communication services, I am pleased to confirm our College's commitment (with the blessing of our dean) to serve as coordinator in hosting the CCComdev platform and dedicated FCCM page. This is among the areas of work listed in the action plan.
    Aside from animating and maintaining the regular features/services of CCComdev, we will also be facilitating this FCCM virtual space (fccm.cccomdev.org) that will include on-line discussion to share information and knowledge as well as shape up joint undertakings in line with the action plan.
    Likewise, we encourage everyone to be actively involved particularly in policy dialogues concerning ComDev's and community media's role in family farming.
    To guide us, we uploaded the FCCM Action Points for the priority areas of work where we can choose to participate. These areas include: FCCM facilitation and advocacy, knowledge sharing and networking, research, capacity development, and support to programmes and countries. This is a list in progress, you may still want to add something. So in line with your respective mandates, we hope you will not miss to be part of this global initiative.
    We will be glad to have you in this page... let us hear from you!

    Mario Acunzo Dear Cleofe,
    Thank you for the commitment of the UPLB College of Development Communication in this undertaking. The hosting of the FCCM dedicated page under the CCComDev portal is a valuable contribution to the work of this newly established community.
    Kind regards
    Mario
    2 years ago
  • Mario Acunzo posted a new announcement

    2 years ago

    FCCM working group - first update 2015

    Dear friends of the FCCM working group, We hope this finds you well and ready to work together on the Forum resolutions. Over the last couple of months, we have been busy planning and kicking off activities relate to the FCCM follow-up , including our common web platform, and now it’s time to launch the FCCM community and open the floor for suggestions, exchanges, contributions and collaborations. Until now we have been collecting positive feedback and we believe that this initiative can bring an added-value to the work that each institutions is carrying out individually. We would also like now to share with you a number of updates on the FCCM follow-up: · CCComDev & FCCM community The College of Development Communication of Los Baños - focal point Cleofe Torres - has taken the responsibility to maintain and facilitate the FCCM dedicated pag e, now fully integrated into the upgraded CCComDev platform at fccm.cccomdev.org The page features a Gallery and a Useful Docs section where all FCCM-related materials are posted, including the Note with the final statement and recommendations endorsed during the Forum (in EN-FR-SP). The FCCM blog is the place to announce and post regular updates on the initiatives promoted by the FCCM Working Group. It is very much open to contributions and especially you as members of the FCCM Working Group are warmly invited to submit news, views and stories related to rural communication, ICTs, family farming, etc · FCCM online discussions...

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  • Marzia Pafumi change avatar

    2 years ago

  • Marzia Pafumi has changed the cover of the group; FCCM Working Group

    2 years ago

Welcome! This a venue for discussion and interaction among members of the FCCM Working Group to bring forward the FCCM action plan, in particular the Area of work 1: Coordination and Advocacy.  
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Monday, 28 July 2014
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