Ghana welcomes the 11th Conference of the World Association of Community Broadcasters

Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice

From August 10 to 14, the Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN) in Accra, Ghana, is hosting the 11th World Conference of AMARC. Under the theme “Community Radio – Reframing and Reconciling a World of Dualities”, delegates, practitioners and academics from every continent are meeting to discuss the state of community media, share best practices, participate in various activities and discuss the future.

As part of the Conference, AMARC and FAO are co-organizing a Forum on Communication and Community Media for Sustainable Rural Development. This activity is a follow-up to the international  Forum on Communication for Development & Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) held in Rome last October 2014, which showcased the role of communication as a driver for change and family farmers’ participation in rural development. 

Even if you are not travelling to Ghana for the Conference, you can join the conversation on social media, read the Storify and share your thoughts on community media and rural development.

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