Design and Comm' Goodness for Development.

Hi, my name is Julien and I am an agronomist working in the field of Communication for Development. This tumblelog focuses on poverty alleviation, development, environment, social entrepreneurship and other important issues. It is also an attempt to showcase good examples of what can be done in terms of communication to improve development practices.

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What does this blog cover?

Communication for Development is largely underused, yet it can be a powerful tool to improve development practices. This blog aims to showcase examples of effective ways to use communication in the field of development. If you’re a development worker, a communication officer, or a social entrepreneur, this website should give you some inspiration and help you make the best of what communication has to offer in your field.

This blog covers the following areas:

  • Development project communication
  • Institutional communication in development organisations
  • Design for affordability
  • Multimedia content
  • Online communication
  • Data visualisation
  • Campaigning and fundraising strategies

The blog will focus on the following subjects: poverty alleviation, environmental issues, rural development, gender equality, social entrepreneurship.

Who am I?

I am a blog-trotter, a photographer, a food lover, a good cooker, a Mac user, a microlender and a tree hugger. I hate my French accent, having to spend the rest of my life with it quite annoys me!

Stuffs about me

Name: Julien Simery

Age: 28

Nationality: French

Profession: Agronomist specialised in science communication

Degrees: MSc in Agronomy from Montpellier Supagro (France); MSc in Science Media Production from Imperial College London (United Kingdom).

Fields of expertise: Agronomy, Rural Development, Environment, Science Communication, Communication for Development, Fundraising.

Languages spoken: English and French

Countries I lived in: 5 (France, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Ghana, Laos)

Countries I went to: 19 (Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Croatia, Hungary, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Singapore, Viet Nam, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea)

Organisations/companies I worked for: Mekong River Commission (MRC), German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture, French National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA), TV Agri.