All the information about KCD ONGD
What is KCD ONGD?
Kultura Communication y Desarrollo KCD is a Non-Governmental Development Organisation established on 16 October 2008. (COMPANY TAX NUMBER G-95550943)
It has been declared to be of public utility and is registered in the General Register of Associations in the Basque Country under the code AS/B/14091/2008.
KCD NGDO has signed up to the 2030 (H)abian Education Strategy for Social Transformation of the Basque Government. KCD NGDO is also aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG
The MISSION of KCD NGDO is to encourage Human, Intercultural, Equitable and Sustainable Development through Communication and Culture.
As an NGDO KCD aims to become an international benchmark for the use of Culture and Communication as transformative strategies for achieving Human, Intercultural, Equitable and Sustainable Development.
The principles of the NGDO "KCD"
1. Global and socially committed citizens.
2. Democratic, diverse and plural communication.
3. The integration of groups and communities that have been traditionally excluded.
4. Gender equality and women empowerment.
5. Respect for cultural, ethnic, religious, political, social and sexual identity diversities.
6. Individual and collective Human Rights.
7. A sustainable relationship with nature.
8. A culture of positive peace.
9. Relationships between individuals and peoples on equal terms.
10. A humanisation of migration processes.
KCD NGDO commits to equity
KCD NGDO is based around the idea that a fairer and more sustainable world is possible, without losing sight of the need to have results that become visible on the path towards an ideal goal. In this regard, KCD NGDO believes that it is inadmissible to have a strategy of this kind that does not view gender equality as essential and include it among its objectives.
In line with these principles that have been present since its establishment, KCD NGDO has designed and developed its 2017/2020 Pro Gender Equity Action Plan. This plan to promote gender equality in the organisation in a specific and concrete way -by having a team that is aware, trained and predisposed- makes it possible to consolidate the work that has already been started and to make progress on the institutional commitment and external work.
Paid staff: 3 women and 2 men.
In order to carry out its work, KCD NGDO has the commitment and the collaboration of dozens of people, entities and companies that contribute their time, work and dedication in a selfless way. These people participate in:
The International Unseen Film Festival “Film Sozialak” Bilbao
Selection committee: Viewing the films submitted for competition at the festival.
Jury: Selecting the winning films at each edition.
Public attention: reception, votes, count, distribution of information material.
Promotion and broadcasting: disseminating the festival in different places.
Women´s Arab Film Caravan
Public attention: reception, count, distribution of information material.
Promotion and broadcasting: disseminating the caravan in different places.
In order to form part of the KCD NGDO team you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU; IES Ibarrekolanda BHI, Bilbao; Professional Training Centre Txurdinaga LHII, Bilbao; Professional Training Centre Nicolás Larburu LHII, Barakaldo; Professional Training Centre Tartanga LHII, Erandio; IES Aixerrota BHI, Getxo; Professional Training Centre Iurreta LHII, Iurreta; IES Artaza-Romo, Leioa-Getxo; IES Mungia BHI, Mungia; IES Ballonti BHI, Portugalete.
COLLABORATION WITH OTHER ENTITIES
ONGI ETORRI ERREFUXIATUAK Support platform for refugees. EKOLOGISTAK MARTXAN EKOBARAKA. ZINEGOAK Bilbao International LGBT Film Festival HALADZIPO MUSIKA ESKOLA Music School in Barakaldo. Short film contest “GIVE ME A MINUTE OF...” organised by UNESCO Etxea. ZINEMAKUMEAK GARA! Festival of Film Directed by Women. 5W Journalists Group. The DRAC MÀGIC cooperative for the study and dissemination of audio-visual culture in Catalonia.
Thanks to the public and private entities, members and collaborators of KCD NGDO who make our work possible.
International Unseen Film Festival "Film Sozialak" Bilbao
Unseen Film Festival "Film Sozialak"Bilbao
The International Unseen Film Festival “Film Sozialak” Bilbao is the central activity of KCD NGDO, an annual event devoted to social committed and diverse films.
The Festival invites the audience to reflect and debate issues through works of fiction, documentaries and animations created by communicators from all over the world. Its content addresses four main themes: Sustainable Development, Gender Equity, Human Rights and Interculturality.
With its ongoing work, the festival Has become an essential benchmark for people interested in communication for development and social transformation. This initiative promotes equal opportunity by applying positive actions to provide visibility and encourage the equal inclusion of all people, regardless of their sex, gender identity, ethnicity, choice of religion, etc. This is probably the only gender equitable festival in the world thus guaranteeing a minimum of 40% of films created by women on its program, without this at all affecting the quality of the screenings.
At the 2016 edition, 794 works were submitted for competition, 37% of which were directed or co-directed by women.
For the 8th edition, KCD NGDO selected 86 films (51% created by women).
The Festival took place around 20 venues in the Basque Country, encouraging the creation of global citizens who are aware, critical and active about the challenges that humanity is facing. The venues, distributed around Biscay and Araba, include 9 secondary education institutes.
The audience at the festival encompasses people of different social, cultural and economic characteristics, thus bringing the festival into contact with a very wide cross section of society.
Women represent approximately 55% of the total public, therefore the figures are very egalitarian.
In 2016 9,807 people attended the festival (59% women) aged between 16 and 80, from a wide range of backgrounds. Additionally, there were 15,202 people who watched the videos of the Invisible Express competition, organised with the University of the Basque Country, via the YouTube channel.
Prizes and distinctions
The festival awards prizes and special mentions across different categories in order to offer visibility to and encourage audio-visual works with a social character. However, they also propose reflecting on different social issues, visualizing and promoting films directed by women and Basque cinema, and encourage the participation of people in social spaces. That’s why the festival awards a total of 16,500 Euros in prizes, thanks to the support of different public and private entities.
More information about the festival: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/edicion-2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN
Educational activities for social transformation
Educational activities for social transformation in the Basque Country
The KCD NGDO projects, both in the Basque Country and overseas focus on Comumunication and Education for Social Transformation. 37.09% of the funding that KCD NGDO received in 2016 for carrying out its initiatives was allocated to Education for Social Transformation activities in the Basque Country, while 62.91% was assigned to Cooperation for Development Projects.
INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON CULTURE, COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The Meeting on Culture, Communication and Development is an annual event that is integrated into the Summer School at the University of the Basque Country, with an academic value of 30 hours and the collaboration of the University Outreach department.
More about the event: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/encuentros
WORKSHOP WOMEN IN CORRESPONDENCEON AUDIOVISUAL TOOLS
“Women in Correspondence” is a touring workshop that is aimed at empowering women through audio-visual tools. It is part of the Culture, Communication and Development School organised by KCD NGDO. It is run by the organisation Entre Cineastas (Among Filmmakers) and the Egyptian producer Klaketa Árabe in collaboration with Drac Magic (Catalonia) and the Coordinator of Film Video and Multimedia Exhibitions and Festivals carried out by women through “TRAMA Network”.
It involves a video workshop where participants will learn the basics of production and editing and, consequently, they will create a short one-minute short film about the subject chosen each year.
More about the workshop: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/videominuto
IKASLEEN KLAKETA AND KLAKETA SOCIAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION USING MOBILE TELEPHONES
Ikasleen Klaketa is a Communication workshop for Development aimed at secondary school students that has been set up in order to empower young people through the use of audio-visual communication methods with a social perspective.
In 2016, 174 students (64.94% women) participated in 10 workshops at 8 schools. Consequently, 31 short films were produced about different social themes, that were made available to the schools themselves.
More about these workshops: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/ikasleenklaketa
CULTURE, COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL
The Culture, Communication and Development School is mainly aimed at people involved in communication tasks in NGOs, associations and social movements in the Basque Country, as well as the general public. The different modules tackle Communication issues for Social Transformation. The school has given different workshops which are listed below.
The aim is to strengthen the capacities of entities in the communication sector using a transformative approach.
Since 2010 it has carried out different training modules and workshops. In 2016 the following workshops took place with the participation of 40 people (31 women):
How to talk in public and in front of the media
Workshop “Women in correspondence” on audiovisual tools
How to create a news story and share it online:
More about the school: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/cursocomunicacion
WOMEN'S ARAB FILM FESTIVAL
The “Among Filmmakers” Women´s Arab Film Caravan is a mobile exhibition of the International Film Festival created by women from Cairo, Egypt. It has travelled to a diverse range of destinations such as the Basque Country, Cuba, Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, Spain, El Salvador, Mexico, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Algeria, Morocco, Palestine, Germany and Slovenia among others.
More about the Caravan:
The social cinema teaching guides are an effective way of bringing content with social themes into educational centres. Using this resource, created with teaching advice, teachers have audio-visual tools and references for dealing with and further examining cross-disciplinary topics on the educational curriculum.
Since launching in 2013, 17 guides have been produced, including 3 created in 2016, thus providing the centres with teaching materials that cover a range of themes such as gender, sustainable development, ecology, interculturality, immigration, violence against women and others.
Likewise, every year KCD NGDO updates its Students Catalogue with socially themed audio-visual works aimed at pupils aged 16 and over, reference materials targeted at the teachers in educational centres in the Basque Country. Also, it is a showcase for the promotion of social cinema, as it is available online and can be replicated and printed around the world.
More about teaching materials: http://www.kcd-ongd.org/catalogoestudiantes
Development action abroad
TRANSFORMATIVE COMMUNICATION FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Since its foundation KCD NGDO works alongside the Mexican NGO Ojo de Agua Indigenous Communication promoting and strengthening community radio stations in the state of Oaxaca. This is the state with the greatest cultural diversity and largest indigenous presence in all of the country, and it is also one of the three states with the lowest Human Development Index, worst inequality and poverty.
Community radio stations have emerged over the last few decades as transformative agents that give a voice to women, men, children, and elderly people. We especially support communities that resist against mega-projects by transnational extraction companies in the Istmo de Tehuantepec and Costa Regions. These companies plunder resources in their lands violating the right to a prior consultation that is free and informed for the indigenous peoples that the Government of Mexico must protect after signing Agreement 169 of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
At present, KCD NGDO is strengthening the capacities of communicators on eight community radio stations: Radio Guluchi, La Ixhuateca, Radio Totopo, La Voz de los Cuatro Pueblos, Radio Ñúu Can, Estéreo Lluvia, Estéreo Ndoso and Ecos de la Montaña. This support impacts on the territory of eight municipalities with a population of 13,208 women and 12,991 men. These radio stations play a key role for the sustainable human development of their communities:
- They produce and disseminate radial content in the indigenous Zapotec and Mixtec languages that is of interest to their people, including children.
- They shed light on the different forms of gender-based violence that are inflicted on women, and demand a violence-free life for them.
- They lead cultural activities to care for life and the territory that involve the participation and union of the entire community.
ORGANISATIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, WOMEN AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE BUILDING PEACE IN COLOMBIA
In 2015 KCD NGDO began to support the Colombian NGO the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective Corporation (CCAJAR), based in Bogotá, within the framework of the peace agreements signed between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP).
In this process, which brings hope of a strong and lasting peace following more than 50 years of armed conflict, KCD NGDO and CCAJAR have begun a project to facilitate access to justice and integral reparations for victims through three strategies that benefit 19,688 women and 9,708 men at a national level:
By strengthening their capacity to participate effectively in the phases of endorsing and implementing the peace agreements.
Integral legal backing before national and international authorities.
Shedding light on the violations of rights and advances made in society through media and cultural events.
In this manner, it supports the victims organised within the Movement of Victims of State-Sponsored Crimes (MOVICE), defenders of human rights that are at serious risk and female victims of sexual violence during wartime. It also supports the organisations of the Wiwa, Wayuú, and Awá indigenous peoples that have undertaken legal proceedings against extraction and energy companies that violate their collective rights and prevent good living by polluting and impoverishing their ancestral territories.
Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico
DIVERSE WOMEN PROMOTE EQUALITY THROUGH COMMUNICATION NETWORKS FOR DEVELOPMENT. FROM EGYPT TO THE WORLD
Since 2011 KCD NGDO has been working alongside its Egyptian partner Klaketa Árabe with funding from the Provincial Council of Biscay (DFB) to promote the “Between Women Filmmakers” Women´s Film Festival that is held annually in Cairo. Its 9th edition took place between 27 February and 3 March 2016, offering a total of 55 films by women filmmakers and 57 screenings, and it was attended by 10,274 people (50.43% women).
Likewise, as an educational aspect of the festival itself, Klaketa Árabe held 1 Women in correspondence minute of video workshop in Cairo, with the participation of 18 women who created videos with a gender-based approach to “Loves”.
The festival has also spread to different countries with an Arabic film festival created by women and different workshops:
The “Between Women Filmmakers” 2nd Caravan in Oaxaca, Mexico, organised by our local partner for Indigenous Communication, took place between 30 March and 3 April.
The “” held between 31 March and 3 April in Oaxaca (Mexico) with the total participation of 18 women in 5 regions in the state of Oaxaca. The workshops, coordinated through , resulted in 18 short films on “Loves”.
The “” held between 7 and 10 April in Suchitoto (El Salvador) with training by Amal Ramsis and the participation of 15 women. As a result of the workshop the women created a group film about the theme “Loves”. The activity was coordinated by the Salvadoran NGO .
COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE SUNU XARIT AMINATA CULTURAL CENTRE IN GANDIOL
In 2016 KCD NGDO began operations in Senegal in consortium with the Basque NGO Aminata por la Educación y la Cultura and the Senegalese NGO Hahatay Son Risas in Gandiol.
Once the Sunu Xarit Aminata Cultural Centre has been built, it will begin operations at the service of the people, managed by young people and women, and it will spread its voice through a community radio station, cultural events and audio-visual productions that place people at the centre of development.
YOUNG PEOPLE BUILDING CONSTRUCTING EQUITATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH CULTURE IN OLD HAVANA
The relationship of KCD NGDO with Cuba is historic as it dates back to its beginnings. In 2017 work is planned to start with the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana (OHcH), responsible for the rehabilitation of the city.
With an approach based around rights and using communication tools for social transformation, the proposal will contribute to the comprehensive development of the adolescent population in Old Havana, by consolidating a Centre of Reference as a space for the participation and promotion of rights and gender equality, using materials and the launch of an audio-visual training studio.
PROMOTING COMMUNICATION FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH AUDIOVISUAL COMMUNICATION
Following an identification process started in 2016, it is expected that 2017 will see the materialisation of an innovative initiative for alternative audio-visual production in El Salvador.
This is a consortium proposal between two Basque entities, KCD NGDO and the Fundación Paz y Solidaridad Euskadi (Basque Country Peace and Solidarity Foundation and two Salvadoran entities, the Fundación Equipo Maíz (Corn Team Foundation) and Asociación Comunitaria Unida por el Agua y la Agricultura (ACUA), (Community Association United by Water and Agriculture).
IMPROVEMENT OF THE CAPACITY OF GROUPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADOLESCENTS TO DEFEND THE RIGHT TO A LIFE FREE FROM VIOLENCE, ESPECIALLY AGAINST WOMEN, IN TWO DEPARTMENTS OF NICARAGUA
The Fundación Luciérnaga, a Nicaraguan organisation specialising in communication, is the creator of the social soap opera Loma Verde, an entertaining educational TV series.
KCD NGDO has accompanied this process which is expected to take another step further in 2017 with a project tackling the battle with violence against women via a communication strategy for social change that includes the creation of audio-visual educational guides using episodes of Loma Verde.
WOMEN SURVIVING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
Las Poderosas Teatro (Powerful Women Theatre) is a group of women that transformed from victims of violence into survivors via theatre. Thus, the women are actresses and have created two works of theatre. Likewise, they help to prevent and identify the different forms of gender-based violence by raising awareness of the population via these works and training other women or groups of young people with theatre tools as a form of personal and collective remedial action. KCD NGDO will support secondary schools and organised groups of women in other Guatemalan municipalities in order to carry out these activities.
KCD NGDO has worked with Las Poderosas Teatro since 2015, when they performed at the closing ceremony of the 7th International Unseen Film Festival “Film Sozialak” in Bilbao, as well as at its headquarters in Mungia and Barakaldo Theatre.