Communication for Sustainable Social Change
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We study communication, society and culture to effectively enhance knowledge transfer and bring about sustainable social change.
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Partnerships for Community Development

Partnerships for Community Development | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
PCD aims to work in partnership with disadvantaged communities and marginalised groups on capacity building for community-based development in a waythat fosters self-reliance, reduced inequality, and respects local cultures and the environment.
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Institute of Development Studies: People and politics must be central to post 2015 development framework discussions

Institute of Development Studies: People and politics must be central to post 2015 development framework discussions | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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In Davos, Germany Donates 1 Billion Euros To The Global Fund

In Davos, Germany Donates 1 Billion Euros To The Global Fund | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Germany announced on Thursday that it will increase its overall financial contribution to The Global Fund to 1 billion Euros. The Global Fund is the Geneva-based financing agency that disburses funds to combat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
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Today's Seafood Special: Pig Manure, Antibiotics, and Diarrhea Bugs

Today's Seafood Special: Pig Manure, Antibiotics, and Diarrhea Bugs | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Imported seafood is full of dirt and chemicals. So why is the FDA inspecting practically none of it?
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UN expert urges European Union to include development concerns in ... - UN News Centre

UN expert urges European Union to include development concerns in ... - UN News Centre | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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If you think we're done with neoliberalism, think again

If you think we're done with neoliberalism, think again | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: The global application of a fraudulent economic theory brought the west to its knees. Yet for those in power, it offers riches
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How the Food Industry is Enabling the United States’ Obesity Epidemic

How the Food Industry is Enabling the United States’ Obesity Epidemic | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Obesity has long been framed as an issue of personal responsibility. The prevailing notion has been that if people simply stop eating junk food and start eating healthy fruits and vegetables, they wi
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IPS – OP-ED: Climate Inaction Is a Clear Failure of Democracy | Inter Press Service

IPS – OP-ED: Climate Inaction Is a Clear Failure of Democracy | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
OP-ED: Climate Inaction Is a Clear Failure of Democracy - Around the world, 2012 was the year of extreme weather, when we unequivocally learned that the fossil fuel energy that powers our societies is destroying them.
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Why Poverty? | Why Poverty?

Why Poverty? | Why Poverty? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Jan Servaes's insight:

Poverty is perhaps the major development issue - one that certainly underpins most other development priorities.

Public debate is a key key element for effective change - and a major strategic principle of communication for social change.

The "Why Poverty?" documentary series seeks to expand critical public review, engagement and debate on poverty.

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Climate Change, Lack of Political Will Leading to 'Global Perfect Storm': Report

Climate Change, Lack of Political Will Leading to 'Global Perfect Storm': Report | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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"Occupy Wall Street turned movements into international networks"

"Occupy Wall Street turned movements into international networks" | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Joel Dietz had the opportunity to interview Nathan Schneider, a New York based writer and editor about Occupy Wall Street.
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International development: big questions, small answers

International development: big questions, small answers | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Editorial: In place of the searching global conversation we need, we have an anaesthetised debate
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Fast Facts: Poverty Reduction | UNDP

Fast Facts: Poverty Reduction | UNDP | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
UNDP focuses its poverty reduction efforts on supporting countries to accelerate progress towards MDGs and making growth and trade work for everyone.
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The road to renewal

The road to renewal | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
THE sleep has been long and deep. In 2005 Harvard University produced more scientific papers than 17 Arabic-speaking countries combined. The world’s 1.6 billion...
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The cost of inequality

The cost of inequality | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Annual income of richest 100 people is enough to end global poverty four times over.
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Talk point: what is the impact of migration on development? - The Guardian (blog)

Talk point: what is the impact of migration on development? - The Guardian (blog) | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Talk point: what is the impact of migration on development?
The Guardian (blog)
In September, the UN will hold a high-level dialogue on the role of migration in reducing poverty and contributing to achieving the millennium development goals.
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IPS – Solar-Powered Water Pumps Struggle to See the Light | Inter Press Service

IPS – Solar-Powered Water Pumps Struggle to See the Light | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Solar-Powered Water Pumps Struggle to See the Light - When twenty-nine-year-old Kartik Wahi graduated from the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, Illinois in 2010, he wasted no time in returning to India to self-finance a start-up company to...
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IPS – U.N. Aims at Sustainable Energy for All by 2024 | Inter Press Service

IPS – U.N. Aims at Sustainable Energy for All by 2024 | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
U.N. Aims at Sustainable Energy for All by 2024 - When the General Assembly wound down its 67th session in late December, it underscored the key role for energy in the U.N.’s post-2015 economic agenda by declaring 2014-2024 the “Decade of...
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China & Renewable Energy: The Outlook For Growth

China & Renewable Energy: The Outlook For Growth | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
 
China's economy has grown at double-digit rates for most of the more than thirty years since then Premier Deng Xiao Peng and supporters managed to bring about a revolutionary shift in the Chinese government's strategic goals and policies.
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Bill Moyers Essay: The ‘Crony Capitalist Blowout’

Bill Moyers Essay: The ‘Crony Capitalist Blowout’ | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Bill Moyers explains how last week’s fiscal cliff deal gave tens of billions in tax breaks to Wall Street and corporations — what even the Wall Street Journal calls a “crony capitalist blowout.”
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CSSC Encounters: Student Presentation Highlights

CSSC Encounters: Student Presentation Highlights | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
This is a selection of final student projects prepared for the undergraduate courses taught by Prof. Jan Servaes at UMass during 2010 to 2012: “Communication for Sustainable Social Change” or “Participatory Communication – Hip Hop for Social Change”.
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ASEAN ‘Magna Carta’ universalizes human rights | The Jakarta Post

ASEAN ‘Magna Carta’ universalizes human rights | The Jakarta Post | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
On Nov. 18, 2012, the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration was signed by the 10 ASEAN heads of state. This Asian “Magna Carta” is a slender document of ...
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