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Impact Data - Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)
September 22, 2017

Impact Data - Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)

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Launched in July 2017 by the Timorese non-governmental organisation (NGO) Ba Futuru, Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) is an entertainment-education film series in Timor-Leste that explores issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, gender ...

Quick Guide to Adapting the Strategic Communication Framework for Zika Prevention
September 22, 2017

Quick Guide to Adapting the Strategic Communication Framework for Zika ...

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Based upon its comprehensive sister document (Strategic Communication for Zika Prevention: A Framework for Local Adaptation - available at Related Summaries, below), this guide provides concise, step-by-step guidance on how to adapt the strategic ...

Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)
September 22, 2017

Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)

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As a key part of its violence prevention work, the Timorese non-governmental organisation (NGO) Ba Futuru utilises methods like film in an effort to create changes in attitudes and behaviour. Launched in July 2017, Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) ...

A Study in User-Centered Communication and Family Planning Decision-Making in Nepal
September 21, 2017

A Study in User-Centered Communication and Family Planning Decision-Making ...

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The case studies from Nepal in this report detail conversations that took place between young couples and Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) health workers and family members, also sharing their reflections on campaign-related ...

ICT4D Research: Reflections on History and Future Agenda
September 21, 2017

ICT4D Research: Reflections on History and Future Agenda

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"[T]o what extent are ICTs contributing to development, particularly that of the relatively poor members of society? How can we extend the benefits of ICTs more widely in society and mitigate the negative effects of rich/poor divides, for ...

ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report
September 20, 2017

ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report

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"ALL IN...recognizes the importance of a holistic, multi-sectoral approach towards addressing risk and vulnerability in adolescents, seeking to drive this fast-track effort through partnerships that combine forces to improve leadership, ...

Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and Impact of Communication and Media for Development, Social and Behaviour Change
September 20, 2017

Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and ...

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Note: What follows is the summary of this report. The full report can be accessed at this link.

Communicating Research Through Data Visualization
September 20, 2017

Communicating Research Through Data Visualization

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This 5-part video series from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) offers an introduction to data visualisations to help researchers better communicate female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) findings to key policy and programme audiences. It ...

Look beyond numbers: we need to know why change happens
September 20, 2017

Look beyond numbers: we need to know why change happens

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Author: BBC Media Action's Head of Research Programmes Sonia Whitehead, originally posted September 13 2017 - Working in the development sector I am aware that, particularly over the last few years, donors and others expect project results to be ...

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement
September 20, 2017

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement

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"Digital choices for democracy can empower or disempower citizens; can present citizens with real alternatives for equality, thereby deepening democracy; or [can] prove costly for both individual citizens and the polity as a whole."

Media and Information Literacy: Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering Radicalization and Extremism
September 19, 2017

Media and Information Literacy: Reinforcing Human Rights, Countering ...

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"MIL [media and information literacy] is a strong tool, cutting across educational, cultural and social contexts. It can help overcome disinformation, stereotypes and intolerance conveyed through some media and in online spaces. Here, stimulating ...

Six steps towards a more open media
September 19, 2017

Six steps towards a more open media

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Author: BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Research James Deane, originally posted September 14 2017 - On the International Day of Democracy, James Deane sets out six ways in which a resurgent public interest media can help improve ...

Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviour, Amplifying Voice: What Works? The 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit Featuring Entertainment Education
September 18, 2017

Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviour, Amplifying Voice: What Works? The 2018 ...

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Please note that what follows is an initial introduction to this Summit. More details will follow soon, as will the registration form, the abstracts submission process and form, the official Summit website, and the online communities related to ...

IDELA: Fostering Common Solutions for Young Children
September 18, 2017

IDELA: Fostering Common Solutions for Young Children

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"In LMICs [low- and middle-income countries], there is limited guidance on the 'how to' of programs: how to get a return on investment and how to boost children's early development, especially for children from socio-cultural minorities."

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in South Asia: Evidence for Interventions in the Health Sector, Women's Collectives and Local Governance Mechanisms
September 18, 2017

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in South Asia: Evidence for ...

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Based on a systemic review of literature, this International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) report seeks to understand how best to design responsive intimate partner violence (IPV) interventions by examining relevant programmes that were or ...

Protecting Children on the Move in Asia through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Social Media
September 18, 2017

Protecting Children on the Move in Asia through Information and ...

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"In a region with more mobile phones than people,...digital growth in Southeast Asia presents opportunities for children on the move to make informed decisions prior to migration and could help to prevent children from moving alone or being ...

The Drum Beat 743 - Seeking Your Support; Thanking Those Supporting - The Communication Initiative
September 15, 2017

The Drum Beat 743 - Seeking Your Support; Thanking Those Supporting - The ...

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Seeking Your Support; Thanking Those Supporting - The Communication Initiative - The Drum Beat 743September 20, 2017

Access to Information: Lessons from Latin America
September 15, 2017

Access to Information: Lessons from Latin America

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in Montevideo, Uruguay, contends that the advancement of knowledge societies depends on our understanding of the universal right to freedom of expression and ...

Catalogue of Interventions Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
September 15, 2017

Catalogue of Interventions Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

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This catalogue provides tools and information resources to support European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) countries in addressing the issue of vaccine hesitancy. In addition, it provides examples of individual- and community-level ...

In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy
September 14, 2017

In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy

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"As long as capture exists, and it usually exists in one form or another, then the media are not truly free." - Anya Schiffrin

3 Read '23
September 14, 2017

3 Read '23

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In Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands, Northern California, United States (US), 66% of children are starting school unprepared, and many families are struggling to build their children's literacy. Launched in 2016, 3 Read '23 is an ...

Barriers and Solutions in Using M4D: Connecting Directly to Citizens for Scalable Impact
September 14, 2017

Barriers and Solutions in Using M4D: Connecting Directly to Citizens for ...

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"For a mobile engagement project to create real impact, affordable and scalable technology is a necessary starting point, but elements of culture, psychology and human design must be considered." This paper identifies four prevailing barriers to ...

Encouraging Water Conservation
September 14, 2017

Encouraging Water Conservation

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"Many people are aware that water is a critical and limited resource, but if you don't know how much water you use, how much you should use, or which activities consume significant quantities of water, it's incredibly difficult to take any ...

CBT 2.0 Curriculum and User's Manual
September 14, 2017

CBT 2.0 Curriculum and User's Manual

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a framework that takes a practical approach to solving problems, has demonstrated value for helping young people with involvement in the justice system slow down their thinking processes and make more ...

The 'Logical Levels' Behavioural Model Applied to Condom Use
September 13, 2017

The 'Logical Levels' Behavioural Model Applied to Condom Use

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This description of the Logical Levels of Change, a behavioural model by Robert Dilts, details strategies of using it as a framework for designing, reviewing, and enhancing health promotion interventions, illustrated with the example of condom ...

DataWinners
September 13, 2017

DataWinners

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Launched in January 2012, DataWinners is an online, do-it-yourself mobile data collection service for organisations in the developing world, designed by Human Network International (HNI). Using the service, organisations transform paper forms ...

Media Development Needs a Community of Scholars
September 13, 2017

Media Development Needs a Community of Scholars

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Authors: CIMA's Paul Rothman and Nick Benequista, originally posted September 5 2017 - International assistance to media is facing an existential crisis. While there is a growing recognition of the importance of international assistance to media, ...

Citizens as Drivers of Change: How Citizens Practice Human Rights to Engage with the State and Promote Transparency and Accountability
September 13, 2017

Citizens as Drivers of Change: How Citizens Practice Human Rights to Engage ...

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"Citizen engagement is organic rather than induced by external actors; citizens, working on a voluntary basis, help select and design initiatives."

IYCF Digital Image Bank
September 12, 2017

IYCF Digital Image Bank

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"High-quality visual images are an essential component of nutrition and health social and behavior change (SBC) programming but can be difficult to find or produce." In 2010, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and partners developed an ...

Effectiveness of mHealth Interventions for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
September 12, 2017

Effectiveness of mHealth Interventions for Maternal, Newborn and Child ...

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"mHealth research projects are typically under-theorised, poorly specified and vaguely described. This creates challenges for effective evidence synthesis, risks unintended consequences that cannot be explained, makes replication and scaling ...

Communication and Conflict in Transitional Societies: Integrating Media and Communication in Development Cooperation
September 12, 2017

Communication and Conflict in Transitional Societies: Integrating Media and ...

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"Social change is no longer regarded as a linear process in which media are promotional instruments serving a Western notion of modernization which journalists are trained to deliver. Instead, active participation of all stakeholders in the ...

Famine: Lessons Learned
September 11, 2017

Famine: Lessons Learned

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"Aid agencies should collaborate more closely with media initiatives and networks that seek to promote better communication and engagement with affected communities to ensure that well-informed messages reach the public. At the same time, they ...

Community Engagement in Liberia: Routine Immunization Post-Ebola
September 11, 2017

Community Engagement in Liberia: Routine Immunization Post-Ebola

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"The most frequently made recommendation was the integral use or involvement of the community." In Liberia, as in the other most affected countries in West Africa, the Ebola epidemic led to a disruption in essential health services and resulted ...

Identification of Preliminary Core Outcome Domains for Communication about Childhood Vaccination: An Online Delphi Survey
September 11, 2017

Identification of Preliminary Core Outcome Domains for Communication about ...

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"Vaccination communication interventions impact more than just vaccination status and behaviours. Measuring intermediate outcomes related to the communication's purpose is crucial to unpacking these effects and may assist in understanding the ...

Digital Tools and Improving Women's Safety and Access to Support Services
September 8, 2017

Digital Tools and Improving Women's Safety and Access to Support Services

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"The literature on (non-digital and digital) ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and women and girls' empowerment is relatively large, but most studies focus on women's economic empowerment, and these rarely draw connections between ...

Digital Tools and Changing Behaviour in Relation to Violence against Women
September 7, 2017

Digital Tools and Changing Behaviour in Relation to Violence against Women

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What are the most effective tools developed for digital platforms (social media, mobile phone apps and websites) that have been successful in changing behaviour in relation to violence against women? Violence against women and girls (VAWG) ...

Civic Tech in the Global South: Assessing Technology for the Public Good
September 7, 2017

Civic Tech in the Global South: Assessing Technology for the Public Good

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"[I]n contrast with the deluge of blog posts and tweets praising technology’s role to promote smarter and more participatory governments, one finds limited evidence on the effects of technology on citizen engagement practices." - Tiago Carneiro ...

Child Sensitivity in Poverty Alleviation Programming: An Analytical Toolkit
September 7, 2017

Child Sensitivity in Poverty Alleviation Programming: An Analytical Toolkit

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The purpose of this toolkit is to present practical guidance to help project teams ensure that poverty alleviation (PA) programmes such as those addressing food security and hunger, livelihoods, social protection, humanitarian cash/resource ...

Entering the Conversation of Young Couples Talking About Life Goals
September 6, 2017

Entering the Conversation of Young Couples Talking About Life Goals

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These 3 short video case studies from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) team in Nepal are designed to draw viewers into the experience of peer facilitators as they engage in conversation on health with several young couples - ...

Responsible Data Management Training Pack
September 6, 2017

Responsible Data Management Training Pack

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"Managing data properly may be the greatest challenge of the information age. We now have more ways to collect, store, share, transmit, analyse and publish data than ever before. As new legal frameworks emerge and increasing attention is paid to ...

Participation of Children and Adolescents: An Indispensable Factor for a Better Municipal Investment in Central America
September 6, 2017

Participation of Children and Adolescents: An Indispensable Factor for a ...

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"Adolescents, youth and adults representing organizations from the Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua Chapters [to  Central American Seminar of Children and Adolescents in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 2016] exchanged experiences ...

Express yourself: asking fresh questions with Facebook Live in Nepal
September 5, 2017

Express yourself: asking fresh questions with Facebook Live in Nepal

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Author: BBC Media Action Nepal Stakeholder Liaison Pratibha Tuladhar, originally posted Augusut 31 2017 - Social media is providing a platform for young voices in a new programme called Taja Sawal (Fresh Questions) in Nepal. The studio painted ...

The Drum Beat 742 - Hopes and Fears: Polio Opinion and Essentials
September 5, 2017

The Drum Beat 742 - Hopes and Fears: Polio Opinion and Essentials

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Hopes and Fears: Polio Opinion and Essentials - The Drum Beat 742September 6, 2017 In this issue:

Does Targeting Children with Hygiene Promotion Messages Work? The Effect of Handwashing Promotion Targeted at Children, on Diarrhoea, Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections and Behaviour Change, in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
September 5, 2017

Does Targeting Children with Hygiene Promotion Messages Work? The Effect of ...

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The purpose of this systematic review is to assess if promoting the practice of handwashing with soap (HWWS), designed to reach children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), is effective at increasing handwashing behaviour and ...

World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior
September 1, 2017

World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior

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"Can providing a role model change a person's opinion of what is possible in life and what is 'right' for a society? Can marketing a social norm of safe driving reduce accident rates? Can providing information about the energy consumption of ...

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and HIV 101 Workshop Guide
September 1, 2017

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and HIV 101 Workshop Guide

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The key focus of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance's Link Up project is to contribute to the integration of vital sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV interventions for young key populations at country level. The Alliance's ...

Stakeholder Perceptions of Communication about Vaccination in Two Regions of Cameroon: A Qualitative Case Study
September 1, 2017

Stakeholder Perceptions of Communication about Vaccination in Two Regions of ...

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"Understanding stakeholders' (parents', communities' and health workers') perspectives of communication about childhood vaccination, including their preferences for its format, delivery and content, is an important step towards designing better ...

South Asia floods: Two million children shut out of schools by disaster
September 1, 2017

South Asia floods: Two million children shut out of schools by disaster

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Author: Shabir Arain, originally posted on August 31 2017 - At least 18,000 schools damaged or destroyed across Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Severe flooding and landslides in Bangladesh, Nepal and India have prevented around 1.8 million ...

Social Norms and Girls' Well-Being: Linking Theory and Practice
August 31, 2017

Social Norms and Girls' Well-Being: Linking Theory and Practice

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"Focusing on social norms expands the typical conversation around social change, placing human relationships within communities at the center of the narrative."

A Guide for Strengthening Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and Learning Materials
August 31, 2017

A Guide for Strengthening Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and ...

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This guide seeks to advance the global efforts toward greater gender equality and inclusiveness in education by providing guidance on how to develop and evaluate teacher and learner materials that are free of bias and that promote equality and ...

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