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Humanitarian Futures for Messaging Apps
February 3, 2017

Humanitarian Futures for Messaging Apps

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"How and why are people affected by crises or armed conflict actually using messaging apps? When and how is it appropriate to introduce a new technology that not everyone will be able to access? Could communicating with people through these ...

Global Diffusion of eHealth: Making Universal Health Coverage Achievable
February 1, 2017

Global Diffusion of eHealth: Making Universal Health Coverage Achievable

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"...in the 21st century the delivery of health care and improvements of health systems must consider the contribution of ICT as an essential and central component, not an add-on. eHealth is now an integral part of delivering improvements in health."

Dial 'N' for Nutrition? A Landscape Analysis of What We Know About m-Nutrition, m-Agriculture and m-Development
February 1, 2017

Dial 'N' for Nutrition? A Landscape Analysis of What We Know About ...

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"The purpose of this paper is to assist would-be implementers and evaluators to understand the landscape they are operating in, so they can design nutrition and agriculture interventions that stand the greatest chance of working, and evaluation ...

Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan
January 31, 2017

Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan

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The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) asserts that rights to freedom of assembly and of association (FoAA) are fundamental human rights, enshrined in the domestic law of Pakistan and the International Bill of Human Rights. These ...

Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A Compendium of 100+ Initiatives in India
January 31, 2017

Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A Compendium of 100+ ...

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"The bigger thinking of compiling over 100 projects is to explore how mobiles can drive desired social and behavioural changes among millions of Indians."

ICTs for a Sustainable World #ICT4SDG
January 30, 2017

ICTs for a Sustainable World #ICT4SDG

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"Promoting the most practical and efficient use of information communication technology #ICT for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs..."

Video Technologies and Participatory Approaches to Peace
January 27, 2017

Video Technologies and Participatory Approaches to Peace

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"Through the application of participatory approaches to video-making in the aftermath of a conflict, a process of appropriation of video technology occurs within communities who want to tell their own story. The possibility of using video to ...

Keystones to Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies: Access to Information and Knowledge, Freedom of Expression, Privacy and Ethics on a Global Internet
January 27, 2017

Keystones to Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies: Access to Information and ...

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"UNESCO's vision of universal Knowledge Societies builds on a free, open and trusted Internet that enables people to not only have the ability to access information resources from around the world, but to also contribute information and knowledge ...

Change Starts at Home
January 25, 2017

Change Starts at Home

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Equal Access (EA)'s Change Starts at Home (Change) initiative uses a multi-component social behaviour change communication (SBCC) strategy involving a radio drama and community mobilisation to shift attitudes, norms, and behaviours that underpin ...

Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries
January 24, 2017

Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries

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"Whilst higher education institutions have long been engaged in the delivery of online content (via, for example open educational resources and virtual learning environments), the rapid advent of MOOCs is regarded by some experts as an education ...

Media Feast, News Famine: Ten Global Advertising Trends that Threaten Independent Journalism
January 24, 2017

Media Feast, News Famine: Ten Global Advertising Trends that Threaten ...

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"[I]t is imperative that the media development community take the lead in helping its partners become more effective in the digital space, with priority placed on mobile." This report from the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at ...

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs with Men Who Have Sex With Men: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions
January 19, 2017

Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs with Men Who Have Sex With ...

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"Despite major scientific advances in the fight against HIV and AIDS, health departments around the world lack the necessary know-how to deliver responsive sexual health services targeting men who have sex with men. This and other barriers like ...

A Guide to Data Innovation for Development: From Idea to Proof-of-Concept
January 17, 2017

A Guide to Data Innovation for Development: From Idea to Proof-of-Concept

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This United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resource provides step-by-step guidance for development practitioners to leverage new sources of data. "Data innovation" is described here as the use of new or non-traditional data sources - e.g., ...

End News Media Sexism
January 13, 2017

End News Media Sexism

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"A campaign to remind news media of their responsibility to uphold professional ethics on fair coverage, balance, accuracy and non-discrimination." With an eye to ending news media sexism by 2020, the World Association for Christian ...

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development - Special Digital Focus 2015
January 11, 2017

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development - Special ...

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"The trends identified in this report shed light on the shifting landscape of opportunities and challenges for freedom and expression and media development, particularly those brought about by digital technologies. Through such sharing of ...

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Uses Technology in Bangladesh to Build Field Worker Confidence  and Social and Behavior Change Communication Skills
January 10, 2017

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Uses Technology in Bangladesh to Build Field ...

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From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this case study examines the Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI) is part of a series describing HC3's social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) capacity ...

Digital Citizens: Countering Extremism Online
January 9, 2017

Digital Citizens: Countering Extremism Online

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"...there is a dearth of high quality resources designed to increase the resilience of young people to extremism and radicalisation in a digital context, and those explicitly digital citizenship resources that do exist do not substantively ...

Assessing Changes in Attitudes, Awareness, and Behavior in Indonesian Youths: A Multi-Method Communication and Social Media Approach
January 6, 2017

Assessing Changes in Attitudes, Awareness, and Behavior in Indonesian ...

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The research presented in this paper provides insights to inform how practitioners design counter trafficking in persons (C-TIP) awareness-raising materials, both in general and specifically within Indonesia, where the research was conducted. The ...

Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media
January 5, 2017

Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media

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"Social media operations are most effective when they are strategically incorporated as part of an organization's outreach, program design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation efforts."

Coding Bootcamps: A Strategy for Youth Employment in Developing Countries
January 5, 2017

Coding Bootcamps: A Strategy for Youth Employment in Developing Countries

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From the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), this digital inclusion research report explores the history of the bootcamp phenomenon, identifies the primary models in operation, reviews how they contribute to the employment path, and ...

Radio Mewat
January 5, 2017

Radio Mewat

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Radio Mewat is a community radio station (FM 90.4) located in Mewat, one of India's most disadvantaged and isolated districts in the state of Haryana. Radio Mewat seeks to give voice to the voiceless - in particular, by sharing information and ...

Eyes and Ears on the Ground: Monitoring Aid in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Eyes and Ears on the Ground: Monitoring Aid in Insecure Environments

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"Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is critical for understanding the performance of aid, ensuring accountability to affected populations and donors, and allowing effective continuation of programmes amid insecurity. Nonetheless, insecurity can ...

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments

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"In some of the most insecure humanitarian contexts, monitoring aid programmes is particularly important to humanitarian organisations. Did assistance get to the right people? Have aid trucks safely reached their intended location? How do ...

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments

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"In insecure environments, where humanitarian staff have limited opportunities for face-to-face interactions with communities, achieving accountability to affected populations is more complex and often requires a mix of approaches. Community ...

Going global with Facebook Live
December 24, 2016

Going global with Facebook Live

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Bidhya Chapagain on December 22 2016 2016 - Hundreds of thousands of people across the world joined our first two Facebook Lives from Nepal, grabbing the opportunity to question an inspiring group ...

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report
December 20, 2016

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report

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"...the HTSM project offers promising potential as a bottom-up media intervention model. If used with local populations in high need areas, these media tools can help change individual attitudes and behaviors that will pave the way for local ...

The 5 C's of Successful Digital Health Scale-up
December 14, 2016

The 5 C's of Successful Digital Health Scale-up

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Author: Dr. Sherri Bucher, December 13 2016 - Launched in August 2014, MomConnect, a stage-based text messaging platform which connects women in South Africa with targeted, evidence-based information regarding pregnancy, childbirth, and ...

Embracing Web 2.0 and Social Media: A Life-Changing Pathway for Agricultural Development Actors
December 14, 2016

Embracing Web 2.0 and Social Media: A Life-Changing Pathway for Agricultural ...

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“Web 2.0 and social media have become part of everyday life for most people in the developed world. But they represent a life-changing encounter for many in developing countries.” Michael Hailu, CTA Director

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care
December 13, 2016

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care

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"Health communication can motivate people to get tested, get treated and stay on treatment for the rest of their lives. That's because health communication seeks to address frankly the complex behaviors that influence HIV-related decision-making ...

Technology Tools in Human Rights
December 13, 2016

Technology Tools in Human Rights

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"Human rights documentation is a core part of human rights advocacy. And while there is a rich history and community of practice in collecting, storing, organising, analysing, and communicating human rights data, the landscape is quickly ...

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services
December 12, 2016

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services

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"ICTs have undoubted potential to boost agricultural production and value chains in ACP countries. But many efforts to introduce ICTs for this purpose have not been sustainable. What can we learn from their experiences?" - Michael Hailu, CTA ...

Using Social Media to Communicate against Violent Extremism
December 9, 2016

Using Social Media to Communicate against Violent Extremism

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"Violent extremists have used the online world to spread misinformation and hateful messages in an effort to radicalise others. However, social media can be harnessed to challenge extremist propaganda and promote positive values such as ...

A First Look at Digital Security
December 9, 2016

A First Look at Digital Security

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"Say you know that you want to protect yourself online, but you don't know where to start. Or maybe you've heard about a best practice or tactic to use, but you don't know how to implement it. Well, you're in luck!"

Access Now Position Paper: A Digital Rights Approach to Proposals for Preventing or Countering Violent Extremism Online
December 9, 2016

Access Now Position Paper: A Digital Rights Approach to Proposals for ...

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"We cannot toss out all that we have learned about protecting free expression or limiting surveillance because activity once conducted in the physical environment now takes place on the internet, or because conversations that were once hidden are ...

UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom
December 8, 2016

UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom

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This series of publications on internet freedom seeks to explore the changing legal and policy issues related to the internet. Specifically, the series intends to "capture the complex dynamics of global Internet governance and present the key ...

Scaling Accountability through Vertically Integrated Civil Society Policy Monitoring and Advocacy
December 7, 2016

Scaling Accountability through Vertically Integrated Civil Society Policy ...

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"'Scale' has many different meanings across fields and contexts. Looking at scale from different angles - drawing insights from different ways of using the term - helps [us] understand how we can take scale into account when developing strategic ...

Youth Voices Count (YVC)
December 5, 2016

Youth Voices Count (YVC)

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Led by young men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) people, Youth Voices Count (YVC) brings together young community leaders in Asia and the Pacific to address issues related to HIV, health, and human rights through capacity ...

Conflict Reporting in the Smartphone Era - from Budget Constraints to Information Warfare
December 2, 2016

Conflict Reporting in the Smartphone Era - from Budget Constraints to ...

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Published by the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), this book was inspired by the results of an international KAS conference in Sofia in 2015 that brought journalists from South East Europe, Germany, and ...

Managing Disaster Response through Mobile: Asia Pacific
December 1, 2016

Managing Disaster Response through Mobile: Asia Pacific

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"Mobile networks and the connectivity they provide can be a lifeline for those affected by natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. They are vital to facilitating access to information and coordinating assistance within affected ...

Lifeline Production Manual: A Guide on How to Make Programming for People Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies
November 30, 2016

Lifeline Production Manual: A Guide on How to Make Programming for People ...

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"...by doing Lifeline programming, media can play a role in bringing communities together, connecting affected people to each other and to aid workers and leaders. This can enable survivors to hold relief agencies to account, and also to ...

Citizen Engagement in Peacebuilding: A Communication for Development Approach to Rebuilding Peace from the Bottom-Up
November 29, 2016

Citizen Engagement in Peacebuilding: A Communication for Development ...

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"Through participatory communication and a tailored use of the media and technology, C4D can create new platforms and channels for citizens to be agents in the national reconstruction." This article demonstrates how a communication for ...

What Role Does Lifeline Preparedness Play in Enabling Effective Communication in a Crisis? Case Studies from Myanmar and Nepal
November 28, 2016

What Role Does Lifeline Preparedness Play in Enabling Effective ...

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"[A]ll too often, coordination of communication is a challenge in a crisis. The media doesn't traditionally work in partnership with aid workers and the government; they actually often mistrust each other, as the media usually plays an important ...

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and Community-Based Intervention Trial in East Java, Indonesia
November 28, 2016

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and ...

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"...novel theory-driven approaches which employ emotional motivators are capable of having an effect on improving dietary diversity and the regularity of vegetable and fruit intake among children aged 6-24 months." This study explored whether a ...

Sierra Leone's Changing Media Landscape Offers Fresh Opportunities for Development Communications
November 23, 2016

Sierra Leone's Changing Media Landscape Offers Fresh Opportunities for ...

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“Mobile phone uptake in Sierra Leone has burgeoned making mobiles the most accessed form of communication on a weekly basis alongside radio.” This research summary looks at the results of a national survey on the use of mobiles and media, such as ...

YouthMobile
November 18, 2016

YouthMobile

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"At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, encouraging innovation and creativity of youth is vital for effectively addressing these challenges."

Great Idea
November 18, 2016

Great Idea

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"Great Idea makes use of...ICT [information and communication technology] and media to amplify the effect of good quality lessons to be used inside and outside of schools." Great Idea is a mobile- and distance-learning project for secondary ...

Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI)
November 17, 2016

Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI)

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"Making SBCC materials, resources and training available in a digital format is a cost-effective and sustainable way to reach more people with consistent, reliable information." - Rebecca Arnold, Project Director, BKMI Launched in 2013, the ...

Manual for Radio Journalists
November 17, 2016

Manual for Radio Journalists

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This manual for radio journalists is designed to support journalists and media practitioners in producing radio programming in the following formats: The News Writing for Radio The Report with Clips The Interview The Vox Pop The Mini Feature The ...

WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) Project
November 15, 2016

WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) Project

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WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) is a participatory research and media project that advocates for the rights of women and girls in the fast-expanding settlements of the urban economically poor surrounding Nigeria’s ...

November 14, 2016

NEW: What keeps you up at night with worry about your work?

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Why is it so difficult for others to understand the value of what I do? Are we making a long-term difference? Where will the money come from? On no, not another strategic review or organisational ...

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