Keeping WACC’s ear to the ground

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Consultation in Costa Rica focuses on “Communication and Social Change: Beyond the SDGs”.

WACC project partners are meeting in Costa Rica, 23-25 October, to focus on how their work on communication rights can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The consultation is taking place in cooperation with the Fundación de la Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica (FUNDEPREDI). Some 25 partners from Latin America and the Caribbean are taking part.

“This is an important opportunity for project partners to present their work to others working on similar issues. The meeting is also a key to facilitating wider networking and building stronger alliances,” said Philip Lee, WACC Deputy General Secretary.

A number of regional non-governmental organisations will be represented at the meeting, including UNICEF, Cultural Survival, Agencia Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Comunicación (ALC), Asociación Latinoamericana de Educación Radiofónica (ALER), Centro Internacional de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación para América Latina (CIESPAL), and Asociación Mundial de Radios Comunitarias (AMARC).

Consultations with project partners contribute to one of the aims of WACC’s Strategic Plan 2017-2021, which is to demonstrate the practical relevance of communication rights to sustainable development.

The overall goal of WACC’s programmes is to ensure that all its activities, projects and advocacy are focused on promoting, implementing and supporting the communication rights of all, especially the poorest, most excluded and most vulnerable people and communities.