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Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (ViVI)
May 11, 2017

Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (ViVI)

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ViVI was founded in 2008 in Vienna, Austria, as an international think tank aiming to promote evidence-based vaccine safety research and communication, and has since been registered as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO). ViVI ...

Mobile Phone-Delivered Reminders and Incentives to Improve Childhood Immunisation Coverage and Timeliness in Kenya (M-SIMU): A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial
April 24, 2018

Mobile Phone-Delivered Reminders and Incentives to Improve Childhood ...

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"The vast majority of caregivers reported receiving at least one SMS reminder or incentive during the study and that these interventions were influential in their decision to vaccinate their child."

The Importance of Social Networking in a National Polio Vaccine Campaign
April 17, 2018

The Importance of Social Networking in a National Polio Vaccine Campaign

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"We encourage every health care worker to get involved in social networks, despite their challenges, to help bring medically accurate, science-based medicine to the general public in a nonmediated manner."

Web-based Social Media Intervention to Increase Vaccine Acceptance: A Randomized Controlled Trial
March 20, 2018

Web-based Social Media Intervention to Increase Vaccine Acceptance: A ...

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"Providing web-based vaccine information with social media applications during pregnancy can positively influence parental vaccine behaviors."

Use of Cellular Phone Contacts to Increase Return Rates for Immunization Services in Kenya
March 16, 2018

Use of Cellular Phone Contacts to Increase Return Rates for Immunization ...

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"Through calling, the health worker is able to establish a personal relationship with the caregivers, understand the reasons behind missing the due date and negotiate with the caregivers on the most appropriate time and date to vaccinate the ...

Evaluation of a Mobile Phone-Based Intervention to Increase Parents' Knowledge About the Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination and Their Psychological Empowerment: Mixed-Method Approach
March 14, 2018

Evaluation of a Mobile Phone-Based Intervention to Increase Parents' ...

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This study evaluates 2 mobile-phone-based interventions aimed at increasing parents' knowledge of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination (through elements of gamification) and their psychological empowerment (through the use of narratives), ...

Effect of Mobile Phone Text Message Reminders on Routine Immunization Uptake in Pakistan: Randomized Controlled Trial
March 13, 2018

Effect of Mobile Phone Text Message Reminders on Routine Immunization Uptake ...

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"Automated simple one-way SMS reminders in local languages might be feasible for improving routine vaccination coverage." Improved routine immunisation (RI) coverage is recommended as the priority public health strategy to decrease ...

Spaces of Inclusion: An Explorative Study on Needs of Refugees and Migrants in the Domain of Media Communication and on Responses by Community Media
March 6, 2018

Spaces of Inclusion: An Explorative Study on Needs of Refugees and Migrants ...

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"What role do media in general and community media in particular play for (recently arrived) refugees and migrants in response to their particular needs and with regard to their human right to freedom of expression, which includes the right to ...

Digital Play for Global Citizens
March 5, 2018

Digital Play for Global Citizens

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"When young people have opportunities to explore otherness in a guided way, with a teacher or a mentor who models a respectful curiosity, they learn not only the value of being macro-minded, but also, they come to see the Internet as a portal to ...

Social Norms and Women's Risk of Intimate Partner Violence in Nepal
March 5, 2018

Social Norms and Women's Risk of Intimate Partner Violence in Nepal

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Globally, attention has been drawn to the need for better statistics on the prevalence, causes, and consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women as a precursor to its elimination. The Change Starts at Home project (hereafter, ...

Communicating with Communities: A Practical Guide from the UNHCR Innovation Service
March 2, 2018

Communicating with Communities: A Practical Guide from the UNHCR Innovation ...

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"Communicating with communities is not an option. Listening and talking to communities is a fundamental part of humanitarian response..." This short guide consolidates the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Innovation ...

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Global Report 2017/2018
February 28, 2018

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Global Report ...

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"...we highlight the interdependent objectives of the protection of freedom of expression and the development of an informed public." - Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO This is the second edition of a United Nations Educational, ...

A Design Thinking Approach to Effective Vaccine Safety Communication
February 21, 2018

A Design Thinking Approach to Effective Vaccine Safety Communication

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"The highly complex and controversial topic of vaccine safety communication warrants innovative, user-centered solutions that would start with gaining mutual respect while taking into account the needs, concerns and underlying motives of ...

Video First: Making an Impact
February 16, 2018

Video First: Making an Impact

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"In order to post videos successfully online you have to know how to play by their rules, and how to deliver what people want to watch and how to encourage them to share." The practice of watching video online has increased exponentially, much ...

Open Broadcaster
February 16, 2018

Open Broadcaster

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"Share your stories with your community, your country, and your world!." Open Broadcaster's mission is to develop and provide products and services for community-focused broadcasters of any size, working in analog or digital environments, around ...

Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning HIV/AIDS
February 15, 2018

Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning HIV/AIDS

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Africa's Voices Foundation (AVF) designs mixed methods research projects that "are grounded in social science theories, engage citizens through digital channels, and deliver robust, credible evidence to inform development and governance ...

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play
February 15, 2018

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play

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"Australia’s first International Cyber Engagement Strategy lays out three simple... goals to harness the opportunities of the digital age and accelerate sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific..." From the Institute of Development Studies ...

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts
February 14, 2018

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts

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"This report addresses the future of basic education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in deprived locations, and the use of ICTs in primary school learning in 2020 and 2025, especially in deprived contexts." This report from ...

Health Information System Strengthening: Standards and Best Practices for Data Sources
February 14, 2018

Health Information System Strengthening: Standards and Best Practices for ...

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The purpose of this guide is to help health authorities and health information officers align health information system (HIS) data sources with standards and best practices, to ensure that reliable data produce comparable statistics at all levels ...

Gender Equality and Big Data: Making Gender Data Visible
February 9, 2018

Gender Equality and Big Data: Making Gender Data Visible

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"The UN plays a very important role in ensuring that the data revolution for sustainable development is inclusive, not only by incorporating big data and analytics into planning and decision making, but also by working with governments, policy ...

Spain advances, but requires better training to face the digital transformation (I)
February 8, 2018

Spain advances, but requires better training to face the digital ...

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 5 2018 - "Spain is fine, we are doing well in the digital field, but we could be better, especially in terms of education, because it is essential that new generations know ...

Challenges and threats for Spanish cybersecurity (II)
February 8, 2018

Challenges and threats for Spanish cybersecurity (II)

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 6 2018 - Along with the advance in digital matters, new challenges and risks for the Information Society appear in Spain. This was expressed by José María Sanz-Magallón, director of ...

An ICT Agripreneurship Guide: A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs
February 7, 2018

An ICT Agripreneurship Guide: A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs

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"Work by CTA - such as the AgriHack Initiative - and others has demonstrated that ICT has a key role to play in supporting and enhancing the performance of economies, including in the agriculture sector. However, young innovators interested in ...

Two-Way Radio: Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning Immunisation
February 7, 2018

Two-Way Radio: Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning Immunisation

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Prepared by Africa's Voices Foundation (AVF) for the Health section at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Somalia, this report shares findings from interactive radio programmes on immunisation that aired during October 2016. As part of a ...

Smart Service Provider's Guide to ICT and Sex Work
February 6, 2018

Smart Service Provider's Guide to ICT and Sex Work

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From the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), this a resource for service providers who want to better understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) have impacted sex workers and the prevention of HIV. The guide reviews ...

Retos y amenazas para la ciberseguridad de los españoles (II)
February 6, 2018

Retos y amenazas para la ciberseguridad de los españoles (II)

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Por: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado 6 de febrero 2018 - Junto con el avance en materia digital, en España aparecen nuevos retos y riesgos para la Sociedad de la Información. Así lo expresó José María Sanz-Magallón, director de la Fundación ...

España avanza, pero requiere mejor formación para afrontar la transformación digital (I)
February 6, 2018

España avanza, pero requiere mejor formación para afrontar la transformación ...

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Por: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado 5 de febrero 2018 - “España está bien, vamos bien en el tema digital, pero podríamos estar mejor, especialmente en cuanto a la educación, porque es fundamental que las nuevas generaciones sepan moverse ...

Using Farming Families' Perspectives to Inform Recommended Priority Practices
February 6, 2018

Using Farming Families' Perspectives to Inform Recommended Priority Practices

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"Regardless of specific practices being promoted, UPAVAN videos should model good decision-making and positive communication styles. Additional opportunities to help farming families build communication, planning, and joint decision-making skills ...

PolioTrac - Pakistan
February 5, 2018

PolioTrac - Pakistan

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In Pakistan, PolioTrac is an information and communication technology (ICT)-based system designed to facilitate real-time communication between the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its social mobilisation network, COMNet. Simple mobile ...

mHealth Data Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality
February 5, 2018

mHealth Data Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality

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From MEASURE Evaluation, these two documents - (i) mHealth data security, privacy, and confidentiality guidelines and (ii) an accompanying checklist - have been created in response to the recognition that, as healthcare organisations turn to ...

Ending the Gender Digital Divide in Myanmar: A Problem-Driven Political Economy Assessment
February 2, 2018

Ending the Gender Digital Divide in Myanmar: A Problem-Driven Political ...

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"[I]t [is] imperative to improve understanding of how ICTs are becoming yet another barrier, enforced through policies, practices, and norms, that limits women's and girls' agency and voice." In Myanmar, women are 28% less likely than men to own ...

EGovernment Benchmark 2017: Taking Stock of User-Centric Design and Delivery of Digital Public Services in Europe
February 1, 2018

EGovernment Benchmark 2017: Taking Stock of User-Centric Design and Delivery ...

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"Overall eGovernment performance in Europe is moving in the right direction."

Blockchain for Development: Emerging Opportunities for Mobile, Identity and Aid
January 31, 2018

Blockchain for Development: Emerging Opportunities for Mobile, Identity and Aid

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"There is hope that the trust, transparency and security offered by blockchain will remove any remaining excuses organisations might have for avoiding collaboration and data-sharing, helping the sector move from an 'organizational focus' to an ...

Technology to Monitor and Share Information on Rainforests and Forest People's Rights: Primer
January 31, 2018

Technology to Monitor and Share Information on Rainforests and Forest ...

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"Technology is never a magic bullet and rarely a quick fix. No tool can replace the need for strong relationships with communities, based on trust and knowledge of local context." This is an introduction (or primer) for using technology to ...

Increasing Citizen Voice and Government Responsiveness: What Does Success Really Look Like, and Who Decides?
January 29, 2018

Increasing Citizen Voice and Government Responsiveness: What Does Success ...

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"[D]o the key elements for change come from the processes of participation generated by the use of ICTs? Or do they lie as preconditions that must already be in place, arising from other political dynamics and not connected to the ICT-enabled ...

Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar
January 25, 2018

Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar

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"It is imperative that efforts be undertaken to equip Myanmar's citizenry, especially women, with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and other abilities to shape a democratic, trustworthy, and vibrant local information society."

Appropriating Technology for Accountability: Messages from Making All Voices Count
January 24, 2018

Appropriating Technology for Accountability: Messages from Making All Voices ...

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Between June 2013 and November 2017, the Making All Voices Count programme made grants for innovation and scaling projects that aimed to amplify the voices of citizens and enable governments to listen and respond. Conceived in an era of optimism ...

How Is Radio Helping to Improve Girls' Education in South Sudan?
January 24, 2018

How Is Radio Helping to Improve Girls' Education in South Sudan?

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"Midline research found that listeners of the radio programme Our School – which seeks to raise awareness of the benefits of education and tackle associated barriers – had more knowledge of South Sudan’s education system, had been more involved ...

Can Social Media Be a Tool for Reducing Consumers' Food Waste? A Behaviour Change Experiment by a UK Retailer
January 23, 2018

Can Social Media Be a Tool for Reducing Consumers' Food Waste? A Behaviour ...

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This paper examines whether retailers can use social media as a tool to trigger changes to reduce food waste from households. The study was the result of an ongoing collaboration between university researchers and employees of the United Kingdom ...

Information Not Found: The "Right to Be Forgotten" as an Emerging Threat to Media Freedom in the Digital Age
January 22, 2018

Information Not Found: The "Right to Be Forgotten" as an Emerging Threat to ...

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"[T]he media development community has a responsibility to engage in the debates, raise awareness of how the RTBF is endangering press freedom, and ensure that the tireless work and progress achieved is not undermined by unscrupulous actors vying ...

Triggering Mobile Internet Use among Men and Women in South Asia
January 22, 2018

Triggering Mobile Internet Use among Men and Women in South Asia

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Adoption and use of mobile internet is far from universal or equitable, with women, those with less education, rural residents, and the economically poor accounting for a disproportionate number of non-users. The increasing economic and social ...

The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms
January 22, 2018

The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), working with Georgetown University's Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT) programme, conducted a survey (February 15 - April 15 2017) on the adoption of digital technologies in news media ...

National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India: Working Papers and Recommendations
January 19, 2018

National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India: Working ...

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On April 11 and 12 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair on Community Media and UNESCO organised the National Consultation on Strengthening Community Radio in India in order to revisit the ...

Voice, Visibility and Variety of Viciousness: A Malaysian Study on Women's Lived Realities on Social Media
January 18, 2018

Voice, Visibility and Variety of Viciousness: A Malaysian Study on Women's ...

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"Women constitute at least 40 percent of Malaysia's online population yet much is to be known about their experience in exercising their freedom of expression and participation."

Supporting Innovation and the Use of Technologies in Accountability Initiatives: Lessons from Making All Voices Count
January 18, 2018

Supporting Innovation and the Use of Technologies in Accountability ...

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Making All Voices Count was an international initiative that harnessed the power of innovation and new technologies to support effective, accountable governance. The research, evidence, and learning (REL) component led the process of building an ...

Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3)
January 17, 2018

Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3)

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The Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3) was an initiative designed to improve community resistance to violent extremist influence in the northern regions of Cameroon. Implemented between December 2015 and December 2017 by Equal Access, the ...

Social Media in Afghanistan: Users and Engagement
January 16, 2018

Social Media in Afghanistan: Users and Engagement

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"Social media is still in its infancy in Afghanistan, with a small and mostly homogenous user base of educated, relatively wealthy, predominately male users....But while small, it holds opportunity for engagement and expression."

Social Theory After the Internet: Media, Technology and Globalization
January 11, 2018

Social Theory After the Internet: Media, Technology and Globalization

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"New technologies-in-use have made a difference to social development, and for this reason the internet and how it has displaced traditional media cannot be dealt with within the silos of disciplinary specialization or empirically investigated ...

A Video Storytelling Method to Enhance Agricultural Extension - Workshop Handbook
January 11, 2018

A Video Storytelling Method to Enhance Agricultural Extension - Workshop ...

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This handbook is designed to provide tools for civil society institutions interested in developing and utilising participatory videos to communicate knowledge about new agricultural technologies and practices to rural communities in developing ...

mVAM for Nutrition Kenya Case Study
January 9, 2018

mVAM for Nutrition Kenya Case Study

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“Using mobile methodologies to collect dietary diversity data for young children and women of reproductive age helps to provide early warning of deteriorating nutrition situations and support global efforts to strengthen nutrition ...

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