Communication for Development


Communication for Development


The course is available in English

This course takes a practical approach to communication for development to effect real change. It brings together professionals, academics, and creatives and gives them a collaborative space to leverage their collective intelligence. The goal is that they learn from our instructors as well as from one another.

Are you ready to collaborate with 40 bright communication professionals?

This tailor-made course is available upon request and may be customized for local, national, and international organizations. Contact us to learn more.

Key features

Last year’s participants created communication campaigns from scratch


Discuss relevant topics with digital media experts from the UN and other international organizations


Enjoy inspiring conversations, interactive sessions, and communication labs


Get familiar with the latest tools that boost communication efforts

Who attends this course?

Participants from different countries, backgrounds, and careers learn and work together on a United Nations campus.

  • Communication officers
  • Development professionals
  • Policy-makers
  • Academics
  • Creatives
What topics does the course cover?

In this course, participants work on practical solutions to today’s big challenges

  • Visual storytelling
  • Advocacy communication
  • Technology-enhanced development
What will I learn?

Participants discover the impact of high-quality visuals on communication products

  • Creative-yet-strategic multi-platform campaigns
  • Social media and the storytelling approach
  • New digital tools behind today’s best communication efforts
What will I be able to do?

Participants that take this course are prepared to craft different types of stories in new ways

  •  Tell meaningful and engaging stories that stand out, both online and offline
  •  Build empathy, trust, and understanding when working on a new project
  •  Develop communication approaches that consider cultural differences and multiple audiences’ needs
Why should I join?

This course is for those who are already working in communication but want to learn new skills, those who are 
interested but haven’t yet started, and those who need specific guidance

  • Effective communication is the antidote to information overload
  • The trainers are international experts in communication, training, and development
  • Participants flex their creativity through collaborative projects, hands-on exercises, and communication labs.

Questions? We have the answers