Denise Melvin's Blog (4)

Food Security Communications Toolkit from FAO - now in English, French and Spanish!

Food security and  other development professionals increasingly realize that they must use communications strategically for their work to have maximum impact. While most organizations have invested heavily in analysis and research, many still need to enhance their communications to ensure their findings reach their intended users and action is taken.

This practical toolkit helps food security professionals develop a communication strategy and communicate more effectively with their…


Added by Denise Melvin on November 5, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

Knowledge management within IFAD: Training the trainers

In April 2010, IFAD and FAO launched a joint programme to provide people working on poverty reduction projects, with the skills and tools required to gather and share knowledge gleaned from their projects. Different workshops in knowledge sharing techniques, writing effectively for different audiences, and systematisation were held in 2011.

The last workshop was a "training of trainers" session, which specifically aimed to upscale the whole process. Participants of…


Added by Denise Melvin on March 24, 2012 at 8:02am — No Comments

One Page Practical Guides on Knowledge Sharing Techniques

Short and sweet - please feel free to reuse or distribute them in your training events


> Communities of Practice

> After Action Reviews and Retrospects…


Added by Denise Melvin on April 20, 2011 at 12:40pm — 6 Comments

Communicating for Food Security - free e-learning course from FAO

This complete course is available for free at

It is aimed at development professionals - especially those working on fields related to food security. The course includes sections on:

  •  writing a communication strategy
  • communicating with policy makers
  • working with the media
  • writing news articles, policy briefs, reports, case studies and more

Added by Denise Melvin on April 8, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

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