Call for proposals to UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) in 2021

17 February 2021

UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) invites media NGOs and associations of journalism universities to submit projects from Central Asian and the Trans-Caucasian countries. Deadline: 17 February 2021.

IPDC is carrying out its mandate through full or partial funding of several projects that are assessed and approved annually by the Bureau of the IPDC Intergovernmental Council in Paris.

The priority is given to the projects promoting n providing support to projects, IPDC is guided by the following priorities:
  • Supporting media pluralism (particularly community media) and independence (improving self-regulation and professional standards);
  • Promoting the safety of journalists;
  • Countering hate speech in media and social media, promoting conflict-sensitive journalism practice and/or promoting cross-cultural/cross-religious dialogue among journalists;
  • Supporting law reform fostering media independence;
  • Conducting media assessments and research based on UNESCO's Media
  • Development Indicators (MDIs), the Gender Sensitive Indicators for the Media (GSIM) or the Journalists' Safety Indicators; and
  • Capacity building for journalists and media managers, including improving journalism education (using UNESCO's Model Curricula for Journalism Education).

The form and guidelines

Download: Project proposal forms to be sent in English to Communication and Information Advisor to verify compliance with the IPDC requirements and prioritiesá not later than 17 February 2021, before mid-day of Almaty time.

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