The Communication for Social Change Consortium is a leader in utilizing community-based participatory communication methods to positively affect critical societal issues. This field of work was developed and nurtured within The Rockefeller Foundation in the early 1990s – starting with foci on girls education, food security, population health and infectious diseases.
With a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, the CFSC Consortium — since 2003 — has led the field of behavior and social change communication through advocacy, capacity strengthening, developing and distributing learning resources, participatory monitoring and evaluation, community engagement, curriculum development, professional networks and training.
Today, we are focused in 3 critical ways:
Advocacy at global, national and local levels for:
- Social and environmental justice
- Gender rights, including girls education and child safety/welfare
- Ease of access to and community ownership of data, research findings and stories of social change.
Skills development at local community levels
- We do not “do” for communities. We equip community leaders to do for themselves. Development is not a business product to us; it is a worldwide human rights goal.
Advocacy for Open Public Access
Research findings, stories and data collected within marginalized communities. The objects of all research deserve easy access to the data collected about them and their communities.