SBCC Summit Now Accepting Abstracts

on Monday, 23 October 2017 07:46. Posted in Opportunities

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Abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations, pre-formed panel presentations, TED Talk-style “Comm Talks” and concept notes for skills-building workshops are now being accepted for the Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voices: What Works? 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit featuring Entertainment-Education.

The Summit will be held April 16 to 20, 2018, in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. With a deep dive into the power of Entertainment–Education (EE), the Summit provides a critical space to strengthen advocacy for SBCC investments; expand connections between SBCC organizations, practitioners and scholars; share and learn new skills, evidence and methodologies; and contribute to setting the global SBCC agenda.

The 2018 Summit offers participants a number of ways to disseminate recent research, tools and programming: through technical oral or poster presentations, participating in a panel presentation, giving a Comm Talk, showing a multi-media video showcase, and/or facilitating a skills-building workshop.

The Summit will be organized around three overarching themes: 1) What Works, 2) Making Sense of the Field Now, and 3) Agenda and Voice Setting. Abstracts and concept notes for the Summit sessions will be submitted and organized by theme.

The deadline for abstract and concept note submission is Monday, November 27, 2017. All submissions must be in English, Spanish or French and will be acknowledged on receipt. For more details regarding each type of submission, further requirements and more information about the Summit and its themes, click on the button below:

Submit an Abstract

Regardless of your abstract status, we hope you’ll join us in Nusa Dua in April. Registration information will be available in early October 2017!

Updates about the Summit can also be found here on The Communication Initiative Network.

INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT

Susan Krenn
Executive Director
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Warren Feek
Executive Director
The Communication Initiative

Rafael Obregon
Chief, Communication for Development Section
United Nations Children’s Fund

Lebo Ramafoko
Executive Director
Soul City Institute

James Deane
Director of Policy and Learning
BBC Media Action

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ACORAB Elects New Executive Committee

on Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:03. Posted in News from the region

Subas Khatiwada newly elected President of ACORABJanuary 2017, Kathmandu: The Sixth National Convention of Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ACORAB) Nepal held in Kathmandu on January 7, 2017 elected a new executive com- mittee under the leadership of Subas Khatiwada as the President of the committee.

ACORAB also expanded federal wings by electing seven federal executive committees comprising eleven members of all seven federal states of Nepal. A three-member Central Audit Committee has also been elected. A total of 278 community radio representatives participated in the convention and the assembly. e newly elected National executive committee will work for a term of three years.

Indigenous CR Network formed in Nepal

on Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:55. Posted in News from the region

ICRNMarch 2017, Kathmandu: An Indigenous CR Network has been formed in Nepal by broadcasters and stations working with the objective of promoting rights of the indigenous people. The ICRN membership currently comprises 20 community radio stations. “To work with communities of indigenous people towards solving challenges faced by them through peaceful means and to further strengthen mainstream- ing of their concerns and rights through community radios is our main objective,” said Jagat Dong, Chairman of ICRN. “Our primary aim is to encourage members of indigenous communities, especially women and dalits to join community radios. We will be engaging in advocacy, awareness raising and capacity building to achieve our objectives,” he further said.

For further details, please contact: indigenousradionet@gmail.com

First Round of Bangladesh – Nepal Exchange of Community Radio Broadcasters Started

on Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:51. Posted in News from the region

FK N participants 22Mar2017 1March 2017, Kathmandu: Two community radio broadcasters each from Bangladesh and Nepal are currently participating in the first round of an exchange program support by FK Norway – Exchange for development.

Participants from both countries will work with CR stations in the host country for six months to learn and also share from their experi- ences. At the same time, exchange participants will contribute towards the cra ing of Community Learning Program (CLP) handbook for community broadcasters, which will be produced at the end of the third round of exchange.