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Partos event

History & power relations in communication practices

How can we make our communication work more ethical, inclusive, and just in all senses? Not only through the stories we tell, or the words and images we use, but also in our ways of working with our international partners and communities involved. Partos and The Expertise Centre of Humanitarian Communication started a Community of Practice (CoP) Inclusive communication in which members and their partners can engage in learning and innovating current communication strategies toward a more inclusive and ethical working practice. On the 30th of June, you can join this exploration during an in-person & online event!

  • Date and time 30 June 2022, 15:00 - 16:30 CET
  • Where BuzzHouse at the University of Amsterdam and online
  • For whom Anyone interested in inclusive communication

The Community of Practice Inclusive Communication will organise a broad event to share the knowledge and innovation on inclusive communication in the development sector for everyone interested. The topic of this event is “history & power relations in communication practices”. It will be a hybrid event located at the University of Amsterdam. You can also follow it online.

Wouter Oomen & Emiel Martens will present the Future brief on history and power, giving an overview of the imagery debate. They will demonstrate how communication by and about the international development and humanitarian aid sector is part and parcel of the unequal power relations established by colonialism and development. In doing so, this Future brief discusses the history and current debate on humanitarian communication in order to understand the present and move ahead towards a future with more ethical and inclusive communication. The publication will be launched at the event. During and after the presentation, there will be plenty of time for interaction and questions by the participants. Also, we share resources collected by the Community of Practice so you will get inspired by different types of resources and knowledge already out there on language, discourse, narrative work and ‘shifting powers’ in communication practices etcetera. Of course, there is also room for best practices by member organisations and partners. Mama Cash and Rutgers will present their work and progress made on inclusive communication.

Join us during this interesting & interactive event. After the event, there is time for networking and drinks. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Register here