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Information, Communication and Learning

Access to information for all, enabling knowledge to be shared, and experiences to be communicated widely, has an important part to play in poverty alleviation. Rapid development in information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities has spread knowledge around the world faster, however it is important that new technologies do not overshadow the many traditional approaches to communication used throughout the world every day, and are developed in a way that serves all equally and benefit the poorest. The most appropriate form of communication will depend upon the individuals and surrounding environment, and on the subject matter.

We look at some of the (mostly traditional) approaches to ICTs, and how to make best use of them.

Resources

4th National Knowledge Convention - English

Abstracts of 4th National Knowledge Convention proceedings in

Practical Action Bangladesh, Published by Bangladesh on 2015/03/30

Call Centre Operational Diagram

This is a diagram showing the Domestic Call Centre

Published by Bangladesh on 2015/02/4

Community Monitoring of Borehole Construction: A training guideline

The training document aims to provide essential practical information to communities on the different phases of installing borehole equipped with hand/foot pump: the critical aspects of each

Published by The Global Water Initiative - GWI on 2014/11/25

Community Radio

Community radio is "by the people, for the people", and in this respect is greatly appreciated by its audience. It features local news, issues, people, and language, differing from national

Practical Action, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/12/13

Community Street Drama

Drama is a powerful and entertaining form of communication, and it can be used informally without the need for an indoor stage or theatre

Practical Action, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/12/13

Counterfeit Products Make the Poor Poorer

The blog content describes how counterfeit products make the poor poorer and its

Mohammad Kamrul Islam Bhuiyan, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2015/06/4

Demonstrations

Demonstrations are a very effective way of introducing and explaining improved or unfamiliar ways of doing practical tasks, and give people the opportuinty to 'learn by doing' by

Practical Action, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/12/13

Exposure Visits

Exposure visits are organised so that people living in one place can visit another to observe and learn from their

Practical Action, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/12/13

Gyaner Haat (Knowledge Centre), an alternative knowledge management initiative

The video documentary is on how knowledge centre (Gyaner Haat) works on knowledge management

Practical Answers, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2015/06/4

How to Set up and Manage a Resource Centre

This document focuses on resource centres for health workers. Information is especially important for training health workers helping them to understand the context of their work, follow

Published by HealthLink WorldWide on 2014/10/24

Impact Assessment of Knowledge Centres in Bangladesh.

The main purpose of this assessment report was to measure the impact of technical enquiry services at the periphery of our two knowledge centers of Satkhira (Union Parished based) and

A.M. Shamsuddula, Published by Bangladesh on 2015/03/27

Knowledge Centres in Bangladesh

This is a video about Practical Answers' work in

Practical Action, Published by Bangladesh on 2015/05/15

Knowledge Management Basics

To solve any problem, people need knowledge. The knowledge is there somewhere, described in some way, but it is often unavailable to those who need it

Zbigniew Mikolajuk, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/11/19

Knowledge services at UISC

The documents contains knowledge service (gyaner haat ) at union information and service centre: how it is

Md. A. Halim Miah, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2015/06/4

Local Knowledge Centre - Experience of Practical Action in Bangladesh

Practical Action, Published by United Kingdom on 2015/03/6

Newsletters and Booklets

Newsletters and booklets use the written word to convey information, news and

Practical Action, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/12/13

One day ICT training module for UISC/AICC/CISC/Gyaner Haat entrepreneurs

The training module described very brief on basic computer learning and email address

Mohammad Kamrul Islam Bhuiyan, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2015/06/4

Podcasting: Compartir el conocimiento a través de la grabación de voces nativas

How to use audio (MP3 files) to improve people's knowledge on a range of practical topics such as veterinary

David Grimshaw, Published by Practical Action on 2015/03/6

Podcasting: Recording and Using Local Voices for Knowledge Sharing

How to use audio (MP3 files) to improve people's knowledge on a range of practical topics such as veterinary

David Grimshaw, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/10/24

Posters

Good posters can communicate a message well. From hand drawn to printed, this fact sheet looks at ways to use them, as well as a case study from

Practical Action, Published by United Kingdom on 2014/12/13

 

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