Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice


  • Nature & Faune is an international, peer-reviewed, bilingual (English and French) publication of the FAO Regional Office for Africa. The journal was established in 1985 at the request of members of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) to provide possibilities for authors to exchange information and scientific knowledge and experiences on wildlife and protected area management and the sustainable utilization and conservation of natural resources in Africa. In the past the journal was produced in hard copy, now the it is produced twice a year in digital format under the coordination of the FAO Regional Forestry Officer for Africa.

    You may read Nature & Faune online.

  • "This handbook is a timely, illustrated and easy-to-read guide and resource material for journalists. It evolved primarily out of a desire to equip all journalists with more information and understanding of gender issues in their work. It is addressed to media organisations, professional associations and journalists’ unions seeking to contribute to the goal of gender equality.

    This booklet gives added argument and dynamism to a campaign that should be taken up in very newsroom, every media house and every union meeting. Journalism has its roots in the fight for decency, progress and rights for all. It will honour its tradition and reinvigorate the profession when the ideas, guidelines and advice in these pages are put into practice.
    UNESCO, jointly with its partners, invites journalists to use this handbook to become better informed when dealing with gender issues in the media sphere.

    The book will assist people working in the media to assess progress on gender equality, identify challenges, and contribute to local, regional and global debates leading to the formulation of concrete policies to promote gender equality and the advancement of women worldwide."

    The booklet authored by the International Federation of Journalists is available online.

    Source: UNESCO

  • "Malawi has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years, but the gains of this growth have not been spread evenly and the gap between rich and poor has widened at an alarming pace. Today, half of all Malawians live in poverty.

    This report examines the sharp rise in inequality in Malawi between 2004/5 and 2010/11, and models the link between poverty, inequality and growth from 2015 to 2020. It analyses inequality in Malawi across a number of dimensions, including education, health, wealth and income/consumption, and also looks at how inequality is reinforced by corruption, gender inequity and an unequal distribution of political power.

    The authors warn that unless the government takes action, many more Malawians will live in poverty by 2020."

    Read the report online.

    Image: © Oxfam

  • Authored by Lisa Essex, Brandon Oelofse and Oliver Wates and published by the European Journalism Centre, this guide aims to help Civil Society Organisations better understand news media and social media so they can tailor their communication plan.

    The guide is available online. (In English only)

  • “This handbook provides a distinctly African perspective on how to create direct linkages between consumers of information and development projects by using words and images that communicate and resonate with ease. Development issues can seem dull and flat but they can create a huge impact in society if turned into lively and robust stories expertly and skillfully told by creative journalists. With the help of this handbook, the African storyteller will be able to tell stories that matter on issues that matter and in a manner that does not clutter the page but appeals to they eye and the heart.”

    The handbook was published by the European Journalism Centre and AfricaonAir in November 2015. It is available for download online.  

    For more information, read the press release.