The C4D Network is a not-for-profit registered in England and Wales since 2011. It is a global community of professionals working in communication for development (C4D). We are a membership-based Network with over 3,500 vetted members based in academia, media, donor agencies, NGOs, the UN, the public and private sector as well as independent consultants. We work together online and offline by enabling members to share knowledge and experiences through social networking, special events and country meet-ups.
NETWORK MISSION: To support those working in the field of C4D and to support the increased effectiveness and impact of C4D, as a sector and area of practice, for the achievement of international development and human rights goals. The Network aims to achieve its mission by: (i) Building C4D Community: Connecting and networking people and institutions that are engaged with C4D around the world. (ii) Building C4D Knowledge: Exchanging and sharing the latest news, events, resources and thinking. (iii) Building C4D Capacity: Supporting learning and capacity development for C4D professionals and institutions around the world.
NETWORK PRINCIPLES: We ascribe to the C4D principles of participation, social justice and equity. In addition, the Network is based on a principle of inclusivity and we aim to ensure all C4D enthusiasts feel at home and welcome in a ‘safe space’; whether highly experienced consultants or newly emerging talent.
NETWORK STRUCTURE: We are a membership-based organisation, with individual and institutional members, national chapters, advisory groups and support from a Secretariat.
NETWORK COUNTRY CHAPTERS: These are national level parts of the C4D Network and a key part of the Network structure. Chapters are comprised of individual network members and institutional associates in-country.
SECRETARIAT SUPPORT: The Network is managed by a Secretariat provided by C4D Ltd, the holding company. It manages the global online presence, strategy and governance. Jackie Davies is the Executive Director of both the C4D Network and C4D Ltd, ensuring that there is a continuous supportive interaction between the two.
NETWORK GLOBAL MANAGEMENT TEAM: Secretariat staff work together with a new ‘Global Management Team’ comprising nominated members representing country chapters.