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May 3rd, 2013

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IPS in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF), with the support of IFAD, are pleased to inform journalists of its new ‘Rural Poverty Reporting’ training workshop, to be held from June 4 – 6, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The workshop aims to highlight covering climate change as a development story – by creating a venue both for discussing climate change as a development reality for rural communities, and for discussing it in a newsroom environment in order to tell better, more effective stories around it linked to everyday lives. Read more »

More about: Agriculture, Asia & Pacific, Capacity building, climate change, Globalization and the South
February 14th, 2013

IPS in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) worked with 21 journalists this week in Rome with a training event to coincide with IFAD’s General Council (GC) meeting. Journalists from all over the world joined the training, including participation from Nepal, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal and Burkina Faso. Read more »

More about: Agriculture, Capacity building, climate change, Global, Projects
November 27th, 2012

MDG3 and FLOW group photo in The Hague.

IPS was invited by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to join the conference “Women Moving Mountains” (#wmm) marking the closure of the successful MDG3 Fund and the kick-off of its successor: Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW). You can follow ongoing IPS coverage of equality and empowerment at our gender news site, find us on Facebook or follow us on twitter @thegenderwire. Read more »

More about: Agriculture, aid effectiveness, Capacity building, Civil society, climate change, Dissemination and networking, Global, Human rights and gender issues, migration, Projects, Providing news and content
October 1st, 2012

Journalists, trainers and logistics personnel.

Last week 11 journalists from all over Africa attended the Reporting on Rural Poverty and Agriculture workshop in Arusha, Tanzania, which was held in conjunction with the biannual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). The workshop was the third in a series of training workshops organised by Inter Press Service – IPS and Thomson Reuters Foundation in a partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), following events in Cairo and Rio de Janeiro earlier this year.

In addition to the training the participants attended a press conference with Kofi Annan and Melinda Gates, reported on keynote speaker Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of IFAD, live tweeted from the conference with the hashtag #AGRF2012, and visited two IFAD projects in rural Tanzania. Read more »

More about: Africa, Capacity building, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
September 18th, 2012

IPS – Inter Press Service and Menendez Pelayo International University (UIMP) organized their fifth annual seminar, with this year’s 3-day meeting focused on “Communication for Social Change and Development”. It was held from 10 – 12 September, 2012 in Santander (Spain).

The seminar gave an opportunity for different actors working in the field of communication, development and social change to exchange experiences and create synergies, with a view to improve public policies on communication, and good practices in these fields. Read more »

More about: Capacity building, Dissemination and networking, Providing news and content

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