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Project ID: 1120471026
Entity: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
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Activity: Capacity Building Activities in Communication for Development
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Activity description: 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.
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: International
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Training initiative
Time scale: Ongoing
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