Communication for Development (C4D) is a methodology that seeks to enable participatory processes through which communities can develop solutions that promote positive changes in behavior and social development.

The Western Hemisphere Program implements a Communication for Development component in communities of the region. The program aims to empower local governments, organizations, and the population at large to develop campaigns that promote regular migration and prevent the risks of irregular migration.

To learn more about our current campaigns you can visit the website somoscolmena.info

 

 

What is communication for development?

What is communication for development? [Infosheet]

Discover the basic principles of Communication for Development (C4D) and the steps we follow to implement this methodology in communities.

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C4D in Central America: Think it twice [Summary]

Discover in this document the strategic proposal, audience and key messages built along with participating communities in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, for the development of our new campaign: "Think it twice".

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C4D in Tapachula, Mexico: Migrating informed [Summary]

Discover here the strategic proposal with which the Migrating Informed campaign has been adapted to respond to the new challenges posed by COVID-19.

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C4D in Costa Rica: Mistakes by Word of Mouth [Summary]

Discover in this document the strategic proposal, audience and key messages constructed with the community for the first C4D campaign in Costa Rica.

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Summary of Communication for Development campaigns in Central America and Mexico. September 2020

The International Organization for Migration has previously promoted communication for development (C4D) campaigns in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico, motivating informed decision-making on alternatives to irregular migration such as local development opportunities, regular migration options and migration regularization with a view to accessing employment options. Learn about the campaigns proposed in 2020, in response to the context of COVID-19. This year, Costa Rica also joins the project.

 

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Results of the information collection process at La Carpio, Costa Rica

The methodology of Communciation for Development (C4D) is currently being implemented in the community of La Carpio, Costa Rica. As a first step, we conducted a baseline, to understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices of young people concerning migration and regularization. Find the results here.

Surveys with young people in the north of Central America, framed by the sanitary emergency caused by COVID-19

Results of poll conducted with young people in the north of Central America, in the context of the sanitary emergency caused by COVID-19

In this document you will find the results of a poll that was conducted to know the perceptions of young people in the communities where C4D campaigns have been implemented in the north of Central América. The focus was international migration and the feasibility of achieving thier goals in the context of COVID-19, and in the medium-term future.

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Results of the information collection process in El Progreso, Honduras

IOM, with the support of local partners, has developed a study in various Honduran communities, to understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices young people have concerning migration. Find the results below.

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Results of information collection in San Salvador, El Salvador

IOM is implementing Communication for Development (C4D) campaigns in the municipality of San Salvador. We have created a baseline to understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices of young people surrounding migration issues. Discover our findings here.

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Results of information collection in San Marcos, Guatemala

IOM, with support from various local partners, conducted a study in several communities in San Marcos, with the aim of identifying knowledge, attitudes and practices of people in relation to migration issues, and particularly about alternatives to irregular migration. Discover the results in this document.