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Multimedia Training Kit for Community Multimedia Centres Expanding and Available on CD ROM

11-10-2004 (Paris)
New units and modules are considerably expanding the Multimedia Training Kit (MMTK) for staff of Community Multimedia Centres. The latest additions to the kit, which is available from UNESCO on CD ROM or can be downloaded from the Internet, have been funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and developed by the Association for Progressive Communication (APC).
The MMTKĺs comprehensive suite of open-access, interactive, learning modules covers organizational, management, content production and issue-based training, for staff of Community Multimedia Centres, community radio stations and telecentres. The kit is produced in a collaborative process led by UNESCO involving key stakeholders in the field of information and communication for development.

The latest materials added to the MMTK curriculum are mainly on ICT policy and include 14 topics, ranging from the ICT policy process and international and regional influences on ICT policy, to gender and ICTs policy and advocacy journalism. Other new units currently under preparation and funded by UNESCO include an introduction to research methods, radio formats, strategic technology planning, producing content for exchange and audio archiving.

For the first time, the MMTK is now being produced in a French-language version, with modules either being translated/adapted from English or created in French. These too will be available before the end of the year and will include such topics as producing oral testimony and moderating a discussion list.

International partners having joined UNESCO in supporting the MMTK financially, include the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the UK Department for International Development and the Rockefeller Foundation. The partners involved in developing the kit include the Association for Progressive Communication, OneWorld.net, AMARC, Search for Common Ground, Radio for Development and Panos.
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