IEC strategies, approaches and methods enable individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to play active roles in achieving, protecting and sustaining their own lives in areas such as health, education, economy and the environment.
Embodied in IEC is the process of learning that empowers people to make decisions, modify behaviours and change social conditions. Activities are developed based upon needs assessments, sound educational principles, and periodic evaluation using a clear set of goals and objectives. (From UNFPA http://www.unfpa.org/emergencies/manual/a1.htm)
David has designed, photographed and produced Information, Education and Communication resources over the last 25 years for a wide range of clients in Central and Northern Australia, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea.
Sustainable Development (Newcrest Mining Limited)
As the director of the Media Production Unit on Lihir Island David was responsible for the production of awareness materials to support community health, education environmental awareness, youth groups, women's groups and general community awareness programs. Resources were produced in English, Tok Pisin (PNG National Language) and Tok Ples (Lihirian Local language).
UNICEF East Timor
In Timor Leste David was a consultant team member on the first Child Rights and Protection Awareness Campaign. He was responsible for the illustration of key scenarios pertinent to the issue of child rights and protection that were identified in a stakeholder workshop run by UNICEF Timor Leste in 2000. He designed a set of awareness posters and a calender for the program.
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