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Global Kids Online Tools for Researchers
July 21, 2017

Global Kids Online Tools for Researchers

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"Rather than thinking about children as objects to be studied, we might think of children as co-researchers who are involved in all phases of a research project, from defining the issues to be investigated and designing the methods that will be ...

Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A Scoping and Rapid Review
July 20, 2017

Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A ...

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The aim of this review is to understand the nature and scope of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in integrated health programmes, as well as to examine the associated knowledge, attitudinal, behavioural, and health outcomes. The ...

Understanding the Linkages between Social Safety Nets and Childhood Violence: A Review of the Evidence from Low- and Middle-income Countries
July 20, 2017

Understanding the Linkages between Social Safety Nets and Childhood ...

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"...violent behaviours are typically normalized in childhood, putting children who experience or witness violence at a higher risk of experience and perpetration in adulthood....While risk and protective factors for childhood violence have been ...

Planning and Providing Effective Immunization Services
July 20, 2017

Planning and Providing Effective Immunization Services

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"Flexibility and creativity are needed to develop service delivery strategies that are appropriate for the needs of different communities." This resource from K4Health is part of the Technical Reference Materials (TRMs), which are products of ...

Using Social Media for Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in the MENA Region: World Food Programme Case Study
July 19, 2017

Using Social Media for Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in the MENA ...

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"This report presents an evaluation of the utility of social media for conducting research, monitoring and evaluation in the MENA region, using a case study approach."

Gender Inequality and Early Childhood Development
July 19, 2017

Gender Inequality and Early Childhood Development

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This Plan International document reviews linkages between early childhood development (ECD) and gender, in order to address the following questions: "Why is the development that occurs in the early years of such critical importance for the rights ...

Communications, Immunization, and Polio Vaccines: Lessons from a Global Perspective on Generating Political Will, Informing Decision-Making and Planning, and Engaging Local Support
July 19, 2017

Communications, Immunization, and Polio Vaccines: Lessons from a Global ...

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"Central to the success of the communications function in driving this program was its ability to generate a meaningful policy dialogue about polio vaccines and routine immunization. This dialogue was vital to fostering stakeholder participation ...

Deputy Chief of Party/ Senior Evaluation Advisor, USAID Evidence for Health - Social Impact - Zambia
July 18, 2017

Deputy Chief of Party/ Senior Evaluation Advisor, USAID Evidence for Health ...

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Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including ...

Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action
July 18, 2017

Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action

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Published as part of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)'s Data Protection in Humanitarian Action project, this resource is designed for the staff of humanitarian organisations involved in processing ...

Polio Communications Global Guide
July 18, 2017

Polio Communications Global Guide

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"Whether you are reacting to the initial report of a poliovirus outbreak and need to get the word out quickly or managing a protracted outbreak and need a more nuanced communication approach that can address campaign fatigue or localised ...

Building Safe Spaces to Support Young Women's Participation in Local Governance in Indonesia
July 18, 2017

Building Safe Spaces to Support Young Women's Participation in Local ...

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"This report illustrates that systematic barriers prevent them [young women] from taking advantage of opportunities to participate in community decision-making structures, and reflects on how one NGO is working to overcome these barriers and ...

Communication for Development in the University Curriculum
July 18, 2017

Communication for Development in the University Curriculum

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"As most of the nations of the world subscribe to the Sustainable Development Goals and their 2030 targets, it becomes increasingly important that the potential of using communication knowledge, skills, ethics, and technology intelligently and ...

The Impact of New Media Technologies on Zambia’s 2016 Presidential elections.
July 18, 2017

The Impact of New Media Technologies on Zambia’s 2016 Presidential elections.

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Author: Daniel Tonga, July 18 2017 - Abstract: The emergence of new media technologies has changed the way in which political communication takes place in Zambia. On 11thAugust 2016, Zambia held presidential, parliamentary and local ...

Polio Endgame & Legacy - Implementation, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned
July 17, 2017

Polio Endgame & Legacy - Implementation, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

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"All in all, the work summarized in this supplement demonstrates that, with proper support, country immunization programs have a strong capacity to absorb and adapt to new global health initiatives in immunization, which are ultimately designed ...

Communicating the Social Determinants of Health: Guidelines for Common Messaging
July 17, 2017

Communicating the Social Determinants of Health: Guidelines for Common Messaging

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Based on research commissioned by the Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health (CCSDH), these guidelines for common messaging examine factors that influence audience receptivity to social determinants of health (SDH) messages, the ...

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Identifying and Vaccinating Chronically Missed Children
July 14, 2017

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Identifying and Vaccinating ...

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These Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the problem of chronically missed children (CMC), who are widely discussed in polio eradication initiatives. It has been found that especially ...

Planning for a Post-Polio World
July 13, 2017

Planning for a Post-Polio World

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"The fight to eradicate polio has taught many hard lessons, not the least of which is the danger of overconfidence." On May 17 2017, the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Global Health's flagship Maternal ...

Conducting Mobile Surveys Responsibly: A Field Book for WFP Staff
July 13, 2017

Conducting Mobile Surveys Responsibly: A Field Book for WFP Staff

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"Mobile technology offers a tremendous opportunity to communicate better with people in humanitarian settings. However, these new capabilities also entail privacy and security risks for people and the communities where mobile surveys are ...

Effective Messages and Media for Employee Health Campaigns
July 13, 2017

Effective Messages and Media for Employee Health Campaigns

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"...provides empirical evidence that the selection of channels used in a health improvement campaign is an important factor in the success of the desired behavioural outcome."

Why the role of the media is so important to free and fair elections in Africa
July 12, 2017

Why the role of the media is so important to free and fair elections in Africa

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Author: George Ogola, originally posted May 16 2017 - The news media is usually one of first casualties of bungled or contested elections. From the recent US elections, the UK’s Brexit vote to Zambia’s controversial 2016 presidential elections, ...

The Path to 2020: Delivering Transformative, Rights-based Family Planning
July 12, 2017

The Path to 2020: Delivering Transformative, Rights-based Family Planning

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"...dialogue and reflection can lead to positive outcomes..."

When Top Down Visions Meet Grassroots Digital Activism: Notes from Netherlands
July 11, 2017

When Top Down Visions Meet Grassroots Digital Activism: Notes from Netherlands

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"...even in a context where citizen participation becomes a policy principle, the desired format of and the actual opportunities for participation can be problematic." This paper from Making All Voices Count studies the integration of ...

Early Childhood Matters 2017
July 11, 2017

Early Childhood Matters 2017

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This edition of Early Childhood Matters (EMC), the Bernard van Leer Foundation's journal, sets out to new ideas on advances in early childhood development, while exploring the challenges of scaling up. The introduction suggests that ideas like ...

Advocacy, Communication, and Partnerships: Mobilizing for Effective Widespread Cervical Cancer Prevention
July 11, 2017

Advocacy, Communication, and Partnerships: Mobilizing for Effective ...

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"If we can foster sufficient political will, forge links with global health initiatives, and ensure that decision-makers and the public have accurate and realistic expectations of the services, elimination of cervical cancer is within reach. ...

Outbreak: Polio Communications Global Guide
July 11, 2017

Outbreak: Polio Communications Global Guide

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This resource is Part 2 of a four-part Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)/United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) guide, which is a how-to manual for planning and building effective mass media and interpersonal communication (IPC) ...

No answers without questions: a decade of debate in Nepal
July 11, 2017

No answers without questions: a decade of debate in Nepal

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Author: BBC Media Action's Pratibha Tuladhar, originally published July 3 2017 - As Sajha Sawal broadcasts its 500th episode, the team members reflect on what the programme means to the Nepali audience – and them. “Who will answer my questions? ...

Report of the 33rd Meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio Eradication & Routine Immunization in Nigeria
July 11, 2017

Report of the 33rd Meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio ...

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This report summarises the main findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the 33rd meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) for Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization (RI), which was convened from January 17-18 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.

Chief of Party - HIV/AIDS Nigeria - MSH - Nigeria
July 10, 2017

Chief of Party - HIV/AIDS Nigeria - MSH - Nigeria

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Overview Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party to join a dynamic team for a potential 5-year USAID-funded contract. In close harmonization with key stakeholders, this project aims to build local capacity for the ...

Principles of Gender-Sensitive Communication
July 10, 2017

Principles of Gender-Sensitive Communication

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"Word choices often reflect unconscious assumptions about values, gender roles and the abilities of women and men. Gendered language is still commonplace in both the workplace and everyday life....As UNDP personnel and development professionals, ...

Drop to Zero
July 10, 2017

Drop to Zero

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"The work of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative redefines what is possible. It shows what we can achieve when countries cooperate around a clear goal." This video from one of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners, Rotary ...

Digital Reach
July 10, 2017

Digital Reach

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Working with 12 delivery partners, Nominet Trust is supporting six pilot projects in the United Kingdom (UK) to test a range of new models to meaningfully improve the digital skills, confidence, and resilience of young people aged 15-24 who lack ...

Lost in Translation: The Misinformed Journey of Migrants Across Italy
July 10, 2017

Lost in Translation: The Misinformed Journey of Migrants Across Italy

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"No matter the timeframe of their stay in Italy, or the purpose of their journeys, refugees and migrants demonstrate complex information needs about their ever-changing situation, which require a dynamic response with buy-in from all implicated ...

The People in the Pictures - Vital Perspectives on Save the Children's Image Making
July 10, 2017

The People in the Pictures - Vital Perspectives on Save the Children's Image ...

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“Debates about the visual representations of global poverty have been going on for many years, yet the experiences and views of those featured have been notably absent.”

Polio: Highest Hopes and Deepest Fears for the GPEI Based on Where It Is Now
July 7, 2017

Polio: Highest Hopes and Deepest Fears for the GPEI Based on Where It Is Now

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Author: Peter K.A. da Costa, Ph.D., July 7 2017 - is a member of the Horn of Africa Polio Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and has been a technical advisor on polio communication in Central Africa as well as Nigeria. He has worked as a development ...

Hollaback!
July 7, 2017

Hollaback!

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"We've got your back. By sharing your story, you change the way people talk about and understand harassment." Hollaback! is an international movement seeking to end harassment in public spaces. Its website invites women to share narratives (and ...

Paving the Way for a Healthy Life
July 7, 2017

Paving the Way for a Healthy Life

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"The power of the Wheel and its implementation strategy lies in that it was conceived as a process that actively involves the participation of 1,000 Day families and the community, individually and collectively, rather than serving as a passive ...

Open Data in the Philippines: An Issue of Access and Awareness
July 6, 2017

Open Data in the Philippines: An Issue of Access and Awareness

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...in these existing attempts to elevate citizen engagement and amplify citizen voice through transparency and access to data and information, whose voices are being heard? Whose data is it, anyway? And ultimately, who benefits from the data?"

The CARIAA Research-into-Use Learning Guide
July 6, 2017

The CARIAA Research-into-Use Learning Guide

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"The expectation of actively promoting research uptake requires many researchers to move out of their comfort zones and incorporate new processes, approaches and communication mechanisms into and alongside their research." This learning guide, ...

The Drum Beat 738 - Unpacking the Concept of Civic Space
July 6, 2017

The Drum Beat 738 - Unpacking the Concept of Civic Space

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Unpacking the Concept of Civic Space - The Drum Beat 738July 12, 2017 In this issue:

Cimaza Virology Comics
July 6, 2017

Cimaza Virology Comics

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"The science to support vaccination is clear, but sometimes the message to the lay community is not. That is why we need new and innovative approaches to spread the message that VACCINES WORK." Cimaza is a science education and communication ...

Prevention Technical Advisor - Pact - Swaziland
July 5, 2017

Prevention Technical Advisor - Pact - Swaziland

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Pact Overview At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow.  The promise of a healthy life.  Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities.  Now more than ever in its 42-year history, ...

Training on Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE)
July 5, 2017

Training on Child Protection in Emergency (CPiE)

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This document reports on the implementation of "Training on Child Protection in Emergency" through a partnership between UNICEF and Diyalo Pariwar for members of protection clusters in each of 12 districts (Chitwan, Tanahu, Kaski, Nawalparasi, ...

Vaccination Trust Library
July 5, 2017

Vaccination Trust Library

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Launched in May 2017 by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, this vaccination and trust library contains a series of documents to assist ministries of health, centres for disease control, immunisation programmes, or ...

Vaccination and Trust: How Concerns Arise and the Role of Communication in Mitigating Crises
July 5, 2017

Vaccination and Trust: How Concerns Arise and the Role of Communication in ...

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When situations occur in which unwanted events are (rightly or wrongly) connected with vaccination, they may erode confidence in vaccines and the authorities delivering them. This document defines and describes the key concepts and theoretical ...

Let's talk about sex: using radio to educate teenagers in Bangladesh
July 5, 2017

Let's talk about sex: using radio to educate teenagers in Bangladesh

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Author: Gourob Kundu, originally posted June 30 2017 - Our world is home to 1.8 billion young people. The majority of these 10 to 24-year-olds live in Asia, with 48 million alone growing up in Bangladesh.   Our world is home to 1.8 ...

Governance in Tajikistan: Evaluation of the Women Smallholder Farmer Advocacy Campaign
July 3, 2017

Governance in Tajikistan: Evaluation of the Women Smallholder Farmer ...

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This is an evaluation of Oxfam GB (OGB)'s global advocacy campaign, GROW, as implemented in the Khatlon region of Tajikistan. The GROW campaign takes a multi-pronged approach to the multi-faceted issue of global food insecurity by focusing on a ...

The Role of Collective Platforms, Services and Tools to Support Communication and Community Engagement in Humanitarian Action
July 3, 2017

The Role of Collective Platforms, Services and Tools to Support ...

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"There is broad agreement in the humanitarian sector, both at the practitioner and leadership level, that communication and community engagement contributes to greater effectiveness and value for money. Despite many organisations and governments ...

Application of Real-Time Global Media Monitoring and 'Derived Questions' for Enhancing Communication by Regulatory Bodies: The Case of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines
July 3, 2017

Application of Real-Time Global Media Monitoring and 'Derived Questions' for ...

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"[M]edicine safety and public trust into underlying surveillance systems could benefit from listening more systematically to the public, identifying and challenging misleading or missing information and addressing what different population groups ...

Social Media Handbook: Tips for Civil Society Users
July 3, 2017

Social Media Handbook: Tips for Civil Society Users

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"...what is the biggest change you hope to achieve with your social media?" The purpose of this handbook is to help civil society in Cambodia better use social media to share information and prompt interactive communication. From the United ...

The 12 Essentials for System Change
June 30, 2017

The 12 Essentials for System Change

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"To imagine that meaningful interaction can be retrofitted into the existing, well-established systems and structures falls short of a 'revolution'. Revolutions denote a change in power dynamics, which is happening as people affected by disaster ...

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