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World congress on communication for development

World Congress on Communication for Development

Rome, Italy

October 25-27, 2006


World congress on communication for development

Objectives

To bring together senior policy- and decisionmakers, experienced practitioners, leading academics and representatives from organizations supporting and/or carrying out communication programs

Showcase the wealth of experience from around the world in the field of C4D and its value-added to development

Demonstrate to the broader development community and policy-makers the effectiveness of C4D in helping them meet today’s most pressing development challenges


World congress on communication for development

Objectives cont...

Build a set of recommendations on how to incorporate Communication into development policy and practice

Develop an advocacy strategy for mainstreaming communication in development policy/practice

Provide participants with a set of advocacy tools they can use to make a compelling case for C4D to influence their constituencies of management, policy makers, funders

Promote partnerships, networks and alliances for systematic support, debate and dialogue to promote more effective C4D practice


World congress on communication for development

WCCD Session Themes

[working titles]

Health in a Time of Poverty

Communication for Good Governance

Communication for Sustainable Development

New Frontiers in Communication

*Six sessions per theme + 12 Special Events/Hot Topics


World congress on communication for development

Health in a Time of Poverty

HIV/AIDS, Sexuality & Gender: Message and Voice

Immunisation: Success & Stagnation

Maternal, Child, & Reproductive Health: Entitlement and Obligation

Tobacco: Smoke & Advertising


World congress on communication for development

Communication for Good Governance

Public Sector Governance

The Role of Media in Governance

Anti-Corruption & Institutional Transparency

Voice & Accountability – The Demand Side


World congress on communication for development

Communication for Sustainable Development

Food Security, Rural Development & Livelihood Strategies

Natural Resources Management & the Environment

Poverty Reduction & Equity Issues


World congress on communication for development

WCCD Organization

Host

Secretariat

Steering Committee

Scientific Committee

Advisory Body


World congress on communication for development

Host

Secretariat


World congress on communication for development

Steering Committee

  • AMARC

  • Asian Media Information and Communication Center (AMIC)

  • Calandria

  • CECIP

  • Communication for Social Change Consortium

  • DFID

  • Europan Commission, DG Development

  • Exchange

  • Global Communication Research Association (GCRA)

  • Italian DG for Development Cooperation

  • SADC-Center of Communication for Development

  • Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC)

  • Soul City IHDC

  • UNDP

  • UNESCO

  • UNICEF

  • USAID


World congress on communication for development

Silvia Balit (ITALY)

Luis Ramiro Beltran (BOLIVIA)Bolivian National Press Association

Guy Bessette (CANADA)International Development Research Centre ( IDRC)

Maria Celeste H. Cadiz (PHILIPPINES)University of the Philippines Los Baños

Nabil H. Dajani (LEBANON)American University of Beirut

Cees Hamelink (NETHERLANDS)University of Amsterdam

Robert Huesca (BOLIVIA/USA)Trinity University

Thomas Jackobson (USA)Temple University

Ullamaija Kivijuru (FINLAND)University of Helsinki

Rico Lie (NETHERLANDS)Wageningen University

Shuang Liu (CHINA/AUSTRALIA)The University of Queensland

Eric Louw (SOUTH AFRICA/AUSTRALIA)The University of Queensland

John Mayo (USA)Florida State University

Francis B. Nyamnjoh (CAMEROON/SENEGAL)CODESRIA

Levi Obijiofor (NIGERIA/AUSTRALIA)The University of Queensland

Raphael Obregon (USA/COLOMBIA)Ohio University

Charles Okigbo (USA)North Dakota State University

Ricardo Ramírez, (MEXICO/CANADA)University of Guelph

Douglas Storey (USA)Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pradip Thomas (INDIA/AUSTRALIA)The University of Queensland

Thomas Tufte (DENMARK)Roskilde Universitetscenter

Robert White (TANZANIA)University of Tanzania

Karin Gwinn Wilkins (USA)University of Texas at Austin

Scientific Committee

Chair: Prof. Jan Servaes

(BELGIUM/AUSTRALIA)

Silvia Balit (ITALY)

Guy Bessette (CANADA) Maria Celeste H. Cadiz (PHILIPPINES)

Nabil H. Dajani (LEBANON) Cees Hamelink (NETHERLANDS)

Robert Huesca (BOLIVIA/USA) Thomas Jackobson (USA)

Ullamaija Kivijuru (FINLAND) Rico Lie (NETHERLANDS)

Shuang Liu (CHINA/AUSTRALIA)Eric Louw (SOUTH AFRICA/AUSTRALIA) John Mayo (USA)

Francis B. Nyamnjoh (CAMEROON/SENEGAL)Levi Obijiofor (NIGERIA/AUSTRALIA) Raphael Obregon (USA/COLOMBIA)Charles Okigbo (USA) Ricardo Ramírez, (MEXICO/CANADA)

Douglas Storey (USA)Pradip Thomas (INDIA/AUSTRALIA) Thomas Tufte (DENMARK)

Robert White (TANZANIA) Karin Gwinn Wilkins (USA)


World congress on communication for development

Silvia Balit (ITALY)

Luis Ramiro Beltran (BOLIVIA)Bolivian National Press Association

Guy Bessette (CANADA)International Development Research Centre ( IDRC)

Maria Celeste H. Cadiz (PHILIPPINES)University of the Philippines Los Baños

Nabil H. Dajani (LEBANON)American University of Beirut

Cees Hamelink (NETHERLANDS)University of Amsterdam

Robert Huesca (BOLIVIA/USA)Trinity University

Thomas Jackobson (USA)Temple University

Ullamaija Kivijuru (FINLAND)University of Helsinki

Rico Lie (NETHERLANDS)Wageningen University

Shuang Liu (CHINA/AUSTRALIA)The University of Queensland

Eric Louw (SOUTH AFRICA/AUSTRALIA)The University of Queensland

John Mayo (USA)Florida State University

Francis B. Nyamnjoh (CAMEROON/SENEGAL)CODESRIA

Levi Obijiofor (NIGERIA/AUSTRALIA)The University of Queensland

Raphael Obregon (USA/COLOMBIA)Ohio University

Charles Okigbo (USA)North Dakota State University

Ricardo Ramírez, (MEXICO/CANADA)University of Guelph

Douglas Storey (USA)Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pradip Thomas (INDIA/AUSTRALIA)The University of Queensland

Thomas Tufte (DENMARK)Roskilde Universitetscenter

Robert White (TANZANIA)University of Tanzania

Karin Gwinn Wilkins (USA)University of Texas at Austin

Mainstreaming Communication for Development: Rationale, Evidence and Recommendations

An Advocacy Paper for Policy/Decisionmakers

Demonstrate the value C4D adds to development initiatives and the evidence for its impact

Show them “what’s in it for me” with respect to effectively addressing the development challenges they face

Propose a set of policy recommendations on how to mainstream this discipline in development policies across multiple development sectors


World congress on communication for development

Advisory Body

[`50 Strategic partners including bilateral and multilateral organizations, universities, NGOs and foundations]

Provide Comment/Feedback on Mainstreaming Study

Help identify key policymakers to participate in the Congress and in the Policymaker’s Forum

Advise on the post-Congress Advocacy Strategy and Mainstreaming Agenda

Follow up on the recommendations coming out of the Congress in their respective organizations

Form basis of a Global Alliance on Communication for Development [potential medium-term outcome]


World congress on communication for development

Advisory Body [cont...]

As of today 27 organizations from five continents: Africa (4), Asia (2), Europe (8), South America (3) and North America (10).

AB includes a mix of academia, practitioners and policy and decisionmakers: 1 bilateral, 3 multilaterals, 5 NGOs and CSOs, 6 Universities/academic associations, 2 foundations, 4 UN agencies, 4 networks/alliances, and 2 research centers.


World congress on communication for development

www.devcomm-congress.org


World congress on communication for development

Thanks for listening and

we hope you can join us in Rome!


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