C4D Mapping in Australia - Online Survey

As part of the C4D Network Challenge 2016 we are gathering members reflections about C4D in your country. We are doing this in discussion at meet-ups, and also through an online survey. Please find here the online survey for your country. Please do share your thoughts here.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C4Dmapping_Australia

Please complete this brief 'mapping' of communication for development (C4D) in your country - we are doing this across the Network to gather members' thoughts and observations about the state of communications for development as a growing area in international development and human rights around the world.

We would value your thoughts about how C4D principles, and approaches of behavour and social change, social mobilisation, advocacy and media development are being used where you are. 

We want this mapping to reflect your in-country insights; rather than opinion about other countries where you may have been working - but of course sometimes this is useful.

Whether you are in the North or the South there are C4D things happening - we just have to investigate a bit harder in some cases. 

Please make it clear in your responses whether you are giving reflection on C4D domestically within your country; or whether you are giving a reflection from the 'outside' as it were. 

All these insights go into  country meet-ups which are meant to be fun and interesting venues for discussion about these questions. All this will also feed into a new 'Yearbook' for next year that will have summaries of what people have said about C4D in each country, and this will also feed into a global synthesis report. 

So please share your thoughts, there is no wrong and right and all thought are welcome.

Thank you.

Best Jackie & Secretariat Team (admin@c4d.org

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New Report on C4D work in Australian NGOs and academia

In June 2015 a group of academic researchers from Australian universities and practitioners from Australian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) came together to discuss the use of communication for development (C4D) in their present and future work. The seminar was organised by Valentina Baú (University on New South Wales) and Tait Brimacombe (La Trobe University) as a pre-conference to the ACFID (Australian Council for International Development) University Network Conference, held in Melbourne on 4th-5th June. The aim was to provide a platform for international development actors involved or interested in communication for development to share experiences, lessons learned and recommendations that could contribute to an improved practice. With the additional aim of strengthening the value of the practice, the event wanted to facilitate connections between practitioners and researchers on C4D-related research projects. The report available at the link below details the proceedings of…

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QLD C4D NETWORK EVENT with Dr Scott Downman: 'Voices of the faceless'

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This is the micro-site for C4D Network members in Australia; for networking, arranging meet-ups, and mutual C4D capacity support. 

There are C4D Network meet-up groups in Brisbane, Sydney, & Melbourne.

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