2018 Global Digital Report (We Are Social and Hootsuite, 2018)

The new 2018 Global Digital suite of reports from We Are Social and Hootsuite reveals that there are now more than 4 billion people around the world using the internet. Well over half of the world’s population is now online, with the latest data showing that nearly a quarter of a billion new users came […]

Online self-study course: Communication is Aid – Communicating with crisis-affected communities (Humanitarian Leadership Academy, and CDAC Network, 2018)

When disaster strikes people need food, shelter, water and safety. They also need information and they need to be able to communicate – with each other and with those trying to help them. Through information provision and dialogue it is possible to engage people actively in the response: enabling them to make informed decisions about […]

Positive Action Challenges (PAC) looking for innovative interventions to bring about a sustained change in attitudes & social norms towards ending FGM/C (deadline: 20 March 2018)

Positive Action Challenges (PAC) are looking for interventions that can demonstrate they have effected a sustained change in attitudes and social norms at community level towards ending the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting. This includes the attitudes of practitioners, boys and men, families, community leaders and the broader community. Indicators of success include reported change in […]

Applications now open for International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Fund for Women Journalists (deadline: 9 March 2018)

Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 […]

Do join us at our Belgium C4D Network Chapter Meet-Up, 16 February in Brussels

Dear all, Catherine Joppart and myself would like to invite you to a C4D Network meetup that will take place during lunch at the Brasserie de la Presse (Rue Royale 100, 1000 Brussels) on the  16th of February. It will be an opportunity for the participants to meet, share about current C4D projects, and start planning our next […]

C4D Network Twitter Trawl: 5 – 11 February 2018

Welcome to the latest Twitter Trawl!  We trawl twitter to bring you the best of the tweets that are relevant for the communication for development sector. This is the full fat version – a briefer ‘highlights’ newsletter is distributed weekly to full members. Think we’re missing something? Tweet @C4D_Network and let us know!   C4D EVENTS – UPCOMING @IOMCwC How […]

Communication for Social Change PhD opportunities at the University of Leicester, UK

The School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester has growing research strengths in the area of communication for development and social change and currently has two PhD opportunities at the University of Leicester for high quality candidates with interests in Communication for Social Change.   4 Year Graduate Research Assistant Studentship […]

‘Has media forgotten the social value of sports?’ Overview of World Radio Day celebrations, SOAS, London

Our C4D Network Co-ordinator, Samuel Perez Ramirez, gives an overview of the World Radio Day celebrations held on 7 February at SOAS, London. UNESCO’s annual World Radio Day was celebrated this year on February 7th at SOAS University, London. The theme this year was “Radio and sports” and the event focused on the under-representation of […]

Call for papers – ‘Digitalisation in Africa: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Technology, Development, and Justice’ Conference (deadline: 15 March 2018)

Digitalisation in Africa: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Technology, Development, and Justice 26 and 27 September 2018, Tübingen, Germany Organized by the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, University of Tübingen The goal of the conference is to connect scholars and practitioners working on topics relating to digitalisation in Africa and the wider Global South, the […]

16 February 2018: Goldsmiths, University of London ‘Reimagining Digital Humanitarianism Syposium’ (London, UK)

Digital communication technologies and data are claimed to have catalyzed a new era of humanitarianism ‘in a networked age’ (UNOCHA, 2012). Yet, systematic evidence about the consequences of digital technologies for humanitarian practice remains scarce. The aim of the symposium is to advance the critical inquiry about humanitarian practice and digital developments. This one-day event […]

C4D Network Twitter Trawl: 29 January – 4 February 2018

Welcome to the latest Twitter Trawl!  We trawl twitter to bring you the best of the tweets that are relevant for the communication for development sector. This is the full fat version – a briefer ‘highlights’ newsletter is distributed weekly to full members. Think we’re missing something? Tweet @C4D_Network and let us know!   C4D EVENTS – UPCOMING @C4D_Network Join […]

6 February 2018: C4D Network Meet-Up ‘Edutainment in Myanmar’

Hello everyone! Our next C4D meet-up will be 6 – 8pm next Tuesday 6th February, at District Coffee (here). We’ll kick off with a screening of clips from some of Myanmar’s best ‘Edutainment’ films and TV series, and then discuss this sector more broadly: what issues matter most for producing Edutainment in Myanmar? where are Myanmar’s rising stars in […]