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Humanizing Development Global Photography Campaign

Posted by civilsocietyindex on August 5, 2009

CIVICUS is pleased to announce that it will be working alongside the UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) as one of their partners in the

Humanizing Development – Global Photography Campaign 

UNDP campaign

We would like to encourage our partners, members and other interested stakeholders to participate by going out in their communities and contexts to take photographs that show the ways in which development initiatives and programmes can improve the lives of people around the world.

The main outputs of the campaign will be:

  1. a photo gallery to be permanently located at the IPCIG office and open for public visitation;
  2. a series of photo exhibitions in several cities, such as Sao Paulo, Brasilia, New York, Bonn and Johannesburg;
  3. a photo database that will be shared with the campaign partners and the UNDP Communications Office in New York and the UN Department of Public Information at the UN Secretariat.

The campaign will be open for submissions from 1 June to 1 October 2009, and is intended to raise awareness of the successes in the development process. Themes can include:

  • Overcoming poverty, social exclusion and marginalisation.
  • Enlarging people’s choices and supporting local development initiatives.
  • Promoting self-esteem, confidence and hope.
  • Building a brighter future and advancing human capacities.
  • Fighting deprivation and expanding access to food, water, sanitation, education and health services for the poor.
  • Eliminating gender inequalities in the labour market.
  • Empowering women.
  • Fighting discrimination, domestic violence, abuse and exploitation.
  • Eliminating child labour and promoting decent work opportunities.
  • Expanding access to education and improving its quality and social inclusiveness through innovative approaches.
  • Innovative initiatives on local development, enhancing the participation of communities in decision processes.
  • Enhancing women’s potential and participation in development processes.
  • Promoting women’s leadership and equal opportunity to develop talents.
  • Building democratic governance and developing institutions and processes that are more responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens, including the poor. Alleviating exclusion, suffering, injustice and waste caused by corruption.
  • Empowering citizens to combat the destructive influence of corruption, entrenched networks and abuse of power.Get snapping!

Please visit the UNDP site at for more information on how to apply and what happens if your photo is selected.

So get out there and get snapping!



One Response to “Humanizing Development Global Photography Campaign”

  1. Keep it up, bookmarked and referred a few friends.

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