Welcome to Quartet4Development! Why are we here?
People are working hard across the globe to make the world a better place. But without savvy digital communications to advocate opportunities for progress, this hard work may not advance international development goals. Social change can also be driven from within communities, but how can desired actions and rights be communicated effectively to take root within large, diverse and geographically dispersed audiences?
Here we’ll share reflections on the intersection of communication, development and information technology trends. How does digital communication support development? How does information technology influence communication? Do communication and information technology adversely affect development? Our perspectives on questions like these – along with professional development musings and the highs and lows of working in the nonprofit sector – are what you’ll find here.
We aim to provide insights on working at the crossroads of communication and development in a digital era to anyone entering the development communications field. We also hope to connect with established aid workers who have a curiosity in how communication dovetails and enhances international development work.
Have thoughts of your own? Leave us a comment or send us an email; we love to hear other points of view.