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Intervention at the Social Media Week in Rome

smw-romeA couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Social Media Week in Rome to discuss about ICT4D.

I tried to focus mostly on the importance of having communication embedded into development project rather than just after them. Thai is why ComDev is so important and should be taken into consideration by who design development projects.

Here are some tweets about the meeting:

Have a look at the entire story of what happened during the meeting.

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September 2011: month of events in Rome

This September will be full of interesting events for people passing by in Rome:

  • the ComDev Expert Consultation titled “Communication for Development: meeting today’s agriculture and rural development challenges” to be held from 14 to 16 September 2011 at FAO headquarters, and

Don’t loose them!

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FAO HLC and the attitude to share

Ban Ki-moon talking to the assemblyFAO is doing a huge effort to produce and distribute a long list of content about the actual High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy.

The website is a good channel to be virtually and ideally in touch with the event: the video, the pictures, the speeches and other material are available live on the dedicated website. Information is overall seriously taken in consideration. Not the same I can say for communication. My consideration is that, still, this material is not “web 2.0 oriented”. FAO talks but what is the attention for those who are listening to? Where is the intention to share?

What do I mean? there is a lot of good stuff but all this content, as is, cannot be incorporated and shared by other sites, bloggers, social networking people. So, the maximum I can do to talk to you about what’s happening in Rome is to link to their site, their images, their video…

Well, I actually have the habit to do something more than that to blog about something. What about your habits? Do you feel this up-to-date or a bit old-styled?

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These weeks I’ll be pretty busy with this new temporary job as Liaison officer with media broadcasters at FAO during the High-Level Conference on World Food Security that will take place in Rome from 3 to 5 June 2008.

I’m very interested in knowing more about the media/TV business and the way it works during such big and worldwide events. I’ll post later on if I find interesting hints for our KM activities.

Have a look at the Live video coverage (streaming) and listen to the Audio coverage of the summit (mp3).

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WCCD – World Conference on Communication for Development

A very good occasion for us interested in Communication for development: The first World Congress on Communication for Development is going to take place in Rome, Italy the 25, 26 and 27 of October, 2006.

It is a very good occasion to meet and talk about our different way to approach the problem of communicating in development activities. I’ll be there, with a special event on “Building online communities and network”. Let’s meet.

The World Congress on Communication for Development