Capacity Building Activities in Communication for Development

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

Information about the project
Capacity Building Activities in Communication for Development
FAO works closely with stakeholders in Member Nations and fosters international partnerships under the WAICENT framework to develop facilities and networks for access to and sharing of agricultural information. Areas of collaboration include improving efficiency, quality and relevance of knowledge exchange in agriculture, and using electronic media to enhance communication for rural development. - Capacity Building Activities - advice and technical assistance for governments, institutions and rural communities to strengthen capacities in agricultural information management, communication for development and the effective use of information and communication technologies. FAO has contributed to the establishment and/or strengthening of national and regional agricultural information centres and systems through its field activities since 1968.
International implementation
Ongoing from

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
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Training initiative
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No