Comm4Development founder Arnold (The Netherlands, 1969) is a media specialist in public information & civic education , as well as in strategic communication & knowledge management.
Arnold studied journalism and comparative politics in The Netherlands, and worked as current affairs reporter for newspapers before specializing in media critics for Dutch professional media journals. In 2004 he moved to Cambodia.
Arnold has since designed and guided implementation of multiple high profile media, communication and/or knowledge management strategies, i.e. for: Cambodians for Resource Revenue Transparency; the 2008 Least Developed Country Ministerial Conference in Cambodia; the Lao PDR National Disaster Management Office; the Social Protection Coordination Unit, and the Inter-Ministerial Resettlement Committee (IRC) in Cambodia; the Nepal Peace Trust Fund; the Asian Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA); the Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project; the concept for communication on the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme of PLAN Myanmar, and: the National Disaster Risk Reduction Public Awareness Strategy for the Myanmar Government.
As project manager and researcher Arnold has led media monitoring surveys on the quality of reporting on HIV/AIDS and corruption in Cambodian newspapers and radio programs. And for ADB's Office of the Special Project Facilitator (OSPF) he conducted an impact survey on the problem solving process for people affected by the Cambodia Railway Rehabilitation Project. For the EU Arnold led a visibility project of EU education support to Cambodia
In Laos and Myanmar Arnold has given media training on avian influenza reporting. And in Cambodia he conducted short and long-term journalism training and on the job coordination and technical support for local print, radio and TV journalists covering current affairs and politics.
Between 2009 and 2011 Arnold left Cambodia for Somalia where he designed and managed implementation of the largest media & civic education campaign in Somalia history advocating the importance of a newly drafted constitution for the fragile nation.
Arnold is currently based in Yangon as lead consultant of Communication for Development Services Myanmar, C4DM
Co-founder Cedric (1970 - Congo R.D.P.) is an expert in television, social media and behavior change communications. His areas of expertise include Governance, Health and Climate Change.
Cedric is Belgian and lived in developing countries since childhood. He studied Film & Media and Sociology in Stirling University.
Cedric initially worked in television for natural history film companies in Europe (UK - Green Umbrella) and the United Nations Volunteers in Geneva and Phnom Penh. His devotion is to use media to support development. His first missions included work in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Laos and Cambodia where Cedric resides since 1995.
In Cambodia, Cedric launched a local NGO (Action IEC), a private media company (Media Consulting & Development), acting as lead producer for over 80 national media campaigns.
With on the job technical expertise in TV, Radio, Design and Web, Cedric has facilitated and provided training to hundreds of media professionals in Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, China and Sri Lanka.
Over the last years, Cedric launched Cambodia's first and only current affairs TV program (Equity Weekly), he has worked as Senior Producer for Channel News Asia and has drafted the Climate Change Education and Awareness Strategy for the Ministry of Environment of the royal Kingdom of Cambodia.
He has developed and populated numerous websites for international development agencies such as UNDP/CCCA, IFAD and UNCDF, combining expert audio-visual and reporting capacities with strategic communication skills, to deliver innovative solutions for development communications. His technical skills and content development capacities bring you the added edge to respond to today's corporate and social media needs.
Cedric has a passion for conservation and has a large network of media professionals working for the environment in South East Asia.
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