Four community radio received nine prizes from 14th UNICEF MEENA Media Award-2018

on Wednesday, 06 February 2019 08:33. Posted in News from the region

4.1Sumi Akter  BikrampurFour community radio stations in Bangladesh have received nine awards in radio category in UNICEF 14th Meena Media Award-2018 for their contribution to innovation in media and protection of child rights in the year 2018. This is the highest number of awards received by one single category in the media competition.

As in every year, UNICEF Bangladesh has organised this competition. The winning stations are Community Radio Jhenuk 99.2, Community Radio Bikrampur 99.2, Community Radio Pollikontha 99.2 and Community Radio Borendro 99.2.

Call for Papers for the International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (ICODeL 2018)

on Friday, 28 September 2018 02:29. Posted in News from the region

Attend and present a paper at the International Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (ICODeL 2018) in Taiwan on November 26-28. This year's theme is about "Technology-enhanced and Inclusive Education in the Digital Age".

TV Series Helps Restore Rice Landscape Biodiversity in Vietnam

on Sunday, 23 September 2018 06:15. Posted in News from the region

A TV series using entertainment-education principles helps change farmers’ beliefs and pest management practices in Vietnam. Developed by a multi-stakeholders’ group, the TV program focuses on motivating farmers to raise flowering plants along rice bunds. The key message is
that the flowers provide the shelter, nectar, alternate hosts, and pollen to conserve insects such as bees. These insects in turn protect the rice crop from invading planthoppers. In order not to kill the bees, therefore, farmers are encouraged not to use insecticides.

E-learning Courses on the Sustainable Development Goals

on Thursday, 06 September 2018 06:46. Posted in Opportunities

UN SDG LogoThe Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is offering new e-learning courses to track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, are 17 goals adopted by 193 world leaders during the September 2015 United Nations Summit. These goals are aimed at "mobilizing efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind" (UN, n.d.).