Striving to set a platform for cooperation between different stakeholders in the field of Communication for Development, Ørecomm launched a pilot project GOComm a year ago. And now we are excited to set new goals for it.
It’s been a prolific and an eventful year for GOComm and now, when reviewing what has been done, we are glad to see the potential of Øresund region to become a hub for Communication for Development. The main challenge is to link various actors and make them cooperate. Academics provide valuable data, which is not always used for practical implementation. Social entrepreneurs have brilliant ideas, yet might not seek consultancy from researchers thus lacking data for running their projects. The same stands for NGOs and governmental bodies. GOCOmm is meant to connect these hubs of knowledge and practice in the region and globally.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) offer the 3rd LSE-UCT July School on 29 June-10 July 2015. This innovative two-week programme provides students, graduates and professionals from across the globe an opportunity to study important social sciences issues relevant to Africa today. The programme is taught by faculty from the University of Cape Town and LSE, two of the world’s leading institutions for teaching and research.
Negotiation in organizations will significantly change with a brand new app idea developed by top learning designers in Denmark. And they give our community of communication for development a chance to be the first to test it and contribute with a feedback.
Negotiation is a vital part of any working process and depending on its results a lot is at stake. It might be tiresome, lengthy and at the end not very efficient though. We used to read books and attend special courses to boost our negotiation skills. Now all of these efforts, according to Danish designers with over 30 years experience in organizational psychology, will culminate in the app that is meant to develop a “professional negotiation culture”.
We have a great reason to celebrate – and it is not only arrival of spring, but also bringing our website back to life. It has been down for a while due to hacker attacks, which we tried hard to overcome. Now, when starting something anew after a lengthy break, we highly encourage you to support us in this endeavor by commenting, sharing and proposing topics you would like to hear more about. (more…)