Academic journal article Journal of Development Communication

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of Development Communication

Editorial

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It has been a trend among communication scholars to discuss the use of technologies towards sustainable, social and economic development. Professor Royal D Colle in his paper on "Building Leadership in the e-World", explores actions taken by The Asia and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technologies for Development (APCICT) to strengthen human resources and advocacy for ICTD in the Asia-Pacific region.

Chintawee Kasemsuk presented a research paper entitled "Engaging Community Through Community Leaders: Thai Urban Community Perspective!. This was an empirical research that collected data through a survey method to gather opinions of community leaders and members in Bangkok. An analysis of 11 characters of urban community leaders that promoted a communication role which were supporting factors in community engagement and community development mobilisation showed that the first three characteristics included the need to listen to the opinion and identify the needs of the community, and transformation of messages according to different levels of knowledge of members.

Iftekharul Bashar in his paper focuses on an issue that discusses the evolving idea of security and Bangladesh's perspective on security. Although the paper focuses on Bangladesh climate change, the seven parts of his paper discusses seven other risk factors which are closely associated with the climate change. He has logically concluded that for Bangladesh climate change is today's crisis, not "tomorrow's risk".

The article by Danjuma Gambo is an attempt to review the ongoing Federal and State Government's attempts at poverty intervention with special attention to the communication strategies and resources deployed in the process of implementing them. In conclusion, the writer highlighted the systematic collapse of public institutions and the overwhelming culture of corruption in the nation's political, economic and social sectors remain major stumbling blocks to the realisation of the objectives of the poverty eradication programme. …

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