The Communication for Social Change research centre researches how communication processes, strategies, techniques and media technologies impact social transformation, community empowerment, and contribute to equitable change in Aotearoa and globally. The centre’s focus is on communication, technology and social change.
The centre’s goal is to:
A pilot project investigating community-led change in PNG and the role of community decision making in successful project development. Focusing initially on East New Britain, the centre will produce media and analysis, which allows other communities to understand successful decision-making processes and for funders and aid agencies to effectively target assistance.
A community-driven and focused project is being developed that aims to use the Integrated Model of Communication for Social Change to develop Social Change Process Indicators and Social Change Outcome Indicators for minority communities’ wellbeing.
Representation of Muslims in the context of Aotearoa’s history of colonisation.
Our research team explores contemporary approaches to communication for social change in global and local contexts, including citizen engagement, collective action, community media, entrepreneurial changemaking, media development, and social movements.
We believe that meaningful social changes must be driven by communities themselves and that we are here as partners to work collaboratively to enable this. We are thus committed to collaboration and sharing of knowledge, grounded upon a culture of respect and social obligation, and commitment to rigour and research integrity.