Two practitioners look 10-years back (A Reflection)

  • Wendy Quarry
  • Ricardo Ramirez

Abstract

We met in 1984 during a “Methods & Media in Community Development” gathering in Labrador, Canada, an event, organized by Andreas Fuglesang and Dale Chandler with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Sweden. Here we came across practitioner- champions from around the world who were using media to engage with people in exciting ways.  A decade later, we reconnected and collaborated through some FAO work in Pakistan. Since then we have continued our practice working together on various communication strategies, much shared writing, our never-ending Skypes, and our disagreements… How else can one work as a team?

Author Biographies

Wendy Quarry
Wendy Quarry has been a communication practitioner for over thirty years. Her work involves communication planning and strategy building, evaluation and monitoring, strategic planning and capacity building where her particular interest lies in mentoring/teaching future communication practitioners. E-mail: quarrywendy@gmail.com Wendy and Ricardo are co-authors of Communication for another development: Listening before telling (Zed Books, 2009).
Ricardo Ramirez
Ricardo Ramírez is an independent researcher and consultant based in Guelph, Canada. His consulting and research work includes communication planning, participatory evaluation and capacity development. He is co-author (with Dal Brodhead) of Utilization-focused evaluation: A Primer for evaluators (Southbound, 2013). E-mail: ramirez2196@sympatico.ca. Wendy and Ricardo are co-authors of Communication for another development: Listening before telling (Zed Books, 2009).
Published
2015-09-14
Section
Articles