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Webinars “Challenging Development and Research Communications”
Two GFAR webinars
Tuesday March 21, 2017 Image: GFAR
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Online webinar



Up to now, GFAR webinars have concentrated on how to use communications for outreach and marketing,… But in the professional field, “communications” runs much deeper than “promotion” and “raising awareness”. The next two webinars, on March 21 and 28, will dive into the deep end, to shed some light on the “challenging communications”: How can communications contribute directly to development outcomes and changes in knowledge, attitudes and skills? How can we add participatory communications into research for development and knowledge sharing? How can we use communications as a social learning process? How can we use communications for research uptake? How can we involve our stakeholders – even if they might have conflicting interests – in a positive communications process?

For this series of two webinars, a large group of well-reputed speakers has been assembled, who will share their experiences to inspire the participants…

Challenging Communications – Part I: Participatory communications and uptake communications

Date: Tuesday March 21st 2017 – at 14:00 Rome time
Duration: 2 hours
This webinar will cover communications as a “process for change” rather than for promotion or awareness-raising communications: using communications for knowledge creation and sharing, participatory or social learning, creative participatory project synthesis and writeshops or learning briefs. How to work with multi-stakeholder platforms, or use tools like participatory video or farm radio..?

Challenging Communications – Part II: Internal communications

Date: Tuesday March 28th 2017 – at 14:00 Rome time
Duration: 2 hours
This webinar will cover different parts of “internal communications”, specked with ample examples on internal comms within a team, an organisation or a consortium of many organisations? How can we work with a geographically disbursed project team?

Register now!

You can register for these webinars by sending a simple email to Peter Casier – peter.casier(at)fao.org

Please mention the title of the webinar you want to participate in (“Challenging Communications”), your name, affiliation (organisation/institute) and function.

Register fast! The webinars are limited to 100 participants and the available “seats” are often taken in a matter of days.

For more information, visit the GFAR website.


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