On the way to Human Development Television

17 Feb 2014

imageA daylong consultation workshop on establishing country's first Human Development Television was arranged by the a2i programme. Photo: UNDP Bangladesh.

Human Development Television (HDTV) is an initiative of the UNDP supported Access to Information (a2i) programme for initiating television content targeting development outcomes, spanning the spectrum of skill development, public awareness and sensitization, learning (both child and adult) etc.


The purpose of the initiative is to develop popular and quality television programmes for broadcast on state-owned and private media and use them as effective tools to reach out to the underserved communities. The initiative will also explore communication of sustainable modes of development for a number of beneficiary groups ranging from students, teachers, farmers, doctors, the general public etc.

 
A daylong consultation workshop on establishing country's first Human Development Television was arranged at Prime Minister's Office on February 17 by the a2i programme. The main objective of the workshop was to involve people from all walks of life and getting their idea and experience to pave the roadmap to human development television.


Human development stakeholders including government officials, media personnel, representatives from donor and development partners took part in the workshop. They shared their views and knowledge based on their experience at the workshop that was conducted by UNDP consultant Frans Jennekens.