Information and Communication for Development in Support of Rural Livelihoods

Details of the organization
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
International organizations

Information about the project
Information and Communication for Development in Support of Rural Livelihoods
Empowerment and access to information enable rural communities in developing countries to make successful decisions on their livelihood strategies. In order to facilitate the attainment of this goal, FAO has collaborated on studies with the Overseas Development Institute and DFID to develop a framework of working practices on ways in which information and communication can enhance rural livelihoods. In addition, FAO is working with DFID and the World Bank on a programme to develop, test and learn more about approaches to information and communication for rural development, and to use the evidence to promote policies and practices for wider adoption.
International implementation
Ongoing from to 
DFID, World Bank, ODI

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
  • Guidelines
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No