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Paolo Mefalopulos

Paolo Mefalopulos, a Sr. Communications Officer in the Development Communication Division of the World Bank, has been working in the field of development communication for almost fifteen years both at a theoretical and practical level.  He has worked extensively in Southern Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.  Dr. Mefalopulos is one of the founders of the innovative methodology known as PRCA (Participatory Rural Communication Appraisal), currently used by a number of international organizations worldwide and he is the co-author of the book "Participatory Rural Communication Appraisal: starting with the people".  He also wrote two other books entitled "Participatory Communication Strategy Design" and "Introduccion a la Comunicacion Participativa para el Desarrollo Sostenible".

Dr. Mefalopulos has received his Ph.D. at the University of Texas where he taught classes on international communication has and carried out research on communication for development.  Even though his main focus of expertise resides in the application of the strategic use of participatory communication for development projects and programs, he has also a sound experience in the field of adult education and training.  In this respect, he designed and conducted a number of communication workshops, aimed mainly at development managers and field officers.  He has been involved in the design of interactive multimedia instructional modules, both for in-house and distance learning needs and has experience in the design of instructional curricula for vocational training and higher degree educational programs.  A native Italian, he speaks English, Spanish and Greek.


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