Building Community Media Capacity Environmental Stewardship

Lead Organisation IPDC
Type of Project Activity Development project with ICT4D component
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Brief Description This project is seeking to use the more targeted and focussed approach of community-based media including both traditional and new media, as the source for instilling individual responsibility and the making of informed choices by community members with respect to environmental practices. The project therefore foresees implementation of a sustained strategy, focussed on community media, to change the mindset of various target groups in society towards demonstrated and positive action in favour of its objective. Five pilot island-communities have been initially selected for this project namely, Abaco, Andros, Exuma, Grand Bahama and New Providence. Using a combination of traditional mass media, the Internet and existing distance learning infrastructure, the project aims to build capacities in research and information-gathering, methodologies for easy access to information such as portal and database management and usage, community media production and packaging, on-line networking and exchanges, and advocacy at all levels, as the main tools in the development of community stewardship for a safe and productive environment. The project will build on community organisational structures and equipment and facilities that may already be in place, and provide upgrades and miscellaneous field production equipment as necessary, in the training of a core of persons to ensure the on-going nature of this exercise.
Contact name Jocelyne Josiah
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Funding Agencies IPDC
Target Beneficiaries Communities
Start Date 20-01-2007
End Date 20-01-2007
Project Budget US$25,000
Current Status NC
Countr(ies) Involved Bahamas
Sector Education
Description of ICT Components Internet and existing distance learning infrastructure
Millennium Development Goals 1. Poverty Eradication;2. Education
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