Communication and development

Achieving the MDGs in Times of Crises and Changes: How Can Development Communicators Adapt?


The event took place on 4 & 5 June 2009. It was hosted by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and planned and organised by the Secretariat of the Informal Network of DAC Development Communicators (DevCom), together with the The United Nations Millennium Campaign.


List of participants*

Summary Report*



Thursday 4 June


  • Facilitator: Maciej Kuźmicz, Editor-in-chief, Think Tank Magazine and Researcher, Warsaw School of Economics
  • Panel II: Communicating about Fighting Poverty
    > Karin Christiansen, Director, Publish What you Fund (No PPT presentation)
    > Lawrence MacDonald, Director of Communications and Policy, Center for Global
    Development, US (No PPT presentation)


Friday 5 June


  • Introduction to Day II
    > Steffen Beitz, DevCom Coordinator, OECD Development Centre
  • Workshop: How can we tailor communication strategies for the ambitious MDGs in time of crisis?
    > Facilitator: Holger Baum, Managing Director of MediaCompany – Agentur für Kommunikation, Berlin/Bonn

* Only DevCom members have access to the presentations marked with an asterisk.


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