Oct 2020 27

The event was organised by Ideosync UNESCO Information Fellowship (IUIF) and is the first South Asian Fellowship for young people on social and behaviour change communication. Dr Anja Kovacs from the Internet Democracy Project was invited to deliver the Commencement Lecture on ‘Feminism and Digital Rights’.

Ideosync aims to equip communities and NGOs with an understanding of communication techniques and technologies. With a strong focus on media rights, media access and community empowerment through media. It has over two decades of experience in the communication for development and social change sectors. During this time, it has partnered with a variety of national and international donors, NGOs & grassroots agencies to create compelling C4SC interventions that have resulted in tangible behaviour change across South Asia (Nepal, Afghanistan, India), South East Asia (Laos, Cambodia) and Central Asia (Tajikistan). Ideosync has also played a central role in advocacy & capacity building for community media (especially community radio) in India and South Asia.

The 2020 cohort of IUIF has 25 fellows from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.