Within the context of the UN Decade on Family Farming (UNDFF), FAO and the regional Communication for Development initiative YenKasa Africa have joined forces to promote inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS) in Africa as part of family farming policies and programmes; and to strengthen participatory communication capacities among farmers’ organizations and rural institutions.
YenKasa Africa initiative and FAO invite you on 30 June 2022 to the virtual Regional Forum on Rural Communication Services for Family Farming in Africa. The regional forum will be held from 15:00 to 17:00 CAT / CET with interpretation in English and French.
Date: 30 June 2022 Time: 15:00 – 17:00 CAT/CET
Registration: https://bit.ly/3b0ucJJ Language: French and English
This event is part of a consultative and interactive process based on a series of regional fora in Asia, Africa and Latin America that will culminate on 11 July 2022 in the global UNDFF Forum on Rural Communication Services.
In preparation for the global event, the Regional Forum on Rural Communication Services in Africa aims at engaging key stakeholders in the discussion on trends, experiences and appropriation of media and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for family farming. It also intends to promote Rural Communication Services in the region as part of the UNDFF process.
Objectives of the regional forum on rural communication services of 30 June 2022
- Share findings of the regional study on Rural Communication Services in Africa, along with the evidence, lessons learned, conclusions and recommendations for advancing these services.
- Promote mechanisms for policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and collaboration on Rural Communication Services.
- Promote the rural communication services agenda as part of the UNDFF process in Africa.
- Define activities to support Rural Communication Services as part of family farming national action plans in selected countries.