<a href="/africa/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:38">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/africa/promoted-rss.xml/38 en Singing to the Lions - A Facilitator's Guide to Overcoming Fear and Violence in Our Lives http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/singing-lions-facilitators-guide-overcoming-fear-and-violence-our-lives <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jonathan Brakarsh </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2017 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen_shot_2017-08-21_at_10.24.12.png" alt="" title="Singing to the Lions - A Facilitator’s Guide to Overcoming Fear and Violence in Our Lives" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>“From research and news reports we see that violence is a worldwide phenomenon that occurs in many settings – in our countries, neighborhoods, home and schools. If not treated, the effects of violence are especially harmful to children and can affect them for the rest of their lives. The results can be felt in future generations.”</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.crs.org/our-work-overseas/research-publications/singing-lions" target="_blank">Click here to access the facilitator&#039;s guide and other materials online in English, Spanish and French. . </a></div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/4992">Catholic Relief Services (CRS)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English, Spanish and French</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catholic Relief... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>CRS newsletter, August 17 2017, and<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.crs.org/our-work-overseas/research-publications/singing-lions" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> CRS website </a>on August 19 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/singing-lions-facilitators-guide-overcoming-fear-and-violence-our-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/singing-lions-facilitators-guide-overcoming-fear-and-violence-our-lives#comments Global Materials Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal Conflict SDG 3: Good Health Health Communication - Africa Africa Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:28:09 +0000 Catholic Relief Services - World Headquarters 9495434 at http://www.comminit.com A Practical Guide to Implementing Community-Based HIV-Prevention Services: Experiences Shared and Lessons Learned from South Africa http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/practical-guide-implementing-community-based-hiv-prevention-services-experiences-shared- <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sue-Ann Meehan </div> <div class="field-item even"> Blia Yang </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Margaret van Niekerk </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jody Boffa </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Rory Dunbar </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ricardo Felix </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Anelet James </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nozizwe Makola </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Nomtha Mandla </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jerry Molaolwa </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Vikesh Naidoo </div> <div class="field-item even"> Zamikhaya Ndiki </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Kerry Nel </div> <div class="field-item even"> Michelle Scheeper </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Theart </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lario Viljoen </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2017 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen_shot_2017-08-15_at_09.06.24.png" alt="" title="A Practical Guide to Implementing Community-Based HIV-Prevention Services: Experiences Shared and Lessons Learned from South Africa" width="100" height="85" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This guidance document brings together lessons learned from the community-based HIV and tuberculosis programme implemented by the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, and provides practical information for others who are establishing community-based HIV prevention services as a component of an integrated public health response.&nbsp; In particular,&nbsp; the publication therefore offers practical guidance on how to go into a community and start offering HIV-testing services (HTS) and how to get those diagnosed with HIV to link into HIV care and treatment services.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www0.sun.ac.za/dttc/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SU-HIV-PREVENTION-GUIDE_Website-version_09-JUne-2017.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this guide in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/desmond-tutu-tb-centre">Desmond Tutu TB Centre</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>117</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Desmond Tutu TB... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/node/18141" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">AIDSFree website </a>on August 15 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="658" width="800" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/_-SHlBARajc&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" 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http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/practical-guide-implementing-community-based-hiv-prevention-services-experiences-shared-#comments South Africa Materials Academic Institutions Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal Testing and Counselling Increase antiretroviral access Avoid TB Deaths Prevention SDG 3: Good Health NGOs HIV AIDS Treatment, Care and Support USAID HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:07:09 +0000 Desmond Tutu TB Centre 9495302 at http://www.comminit.com Integrated Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Programs Implementation Kit (I-Kit) http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/integrated-social-and-behavior-change-communication-sbcc-programs-implementation-kit-i-k <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/integratedikitimage.png" alt="" title="Integrated Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Programs Implementation Kit (I-Kit)" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>“Recent years have witnessed a shift from development programs that focus on a single health or development topic, to initiatives that encompass multiple topics within a single program.”</em></p> <p>This resource brings together current best practices to guide programme planners and/or implementers in the design and implementation of an integrated social and behaviour change (SBCC) programme. “Integrated SBCC refers to SBCC programming designed to cohesively address more than one health or development issue within the same program. Typically, this involves developing a logical and unified SBCC strategy that addresses multiple topics and/or behaviors and considers how they relate or interact with one another.” Examples of integrated programmes include:</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://sbccimplementationkits.org/integrated-sbcc-programs/" target="_blank">Click here to access this I-Kit online. </a></div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Health Communic... </div> <div class="field-item even"> kbose </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/social-and-behaviour-change-communication-malaria-pregnancy-strategy-development-guidanc">Social and Behaviour Change Communication for Malaria in Pregnancy: Strategy Development Guidance Implementation Kit (I-Kit)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/promoting-quality-malaria-medicines-through-sbcc-implementation-kit">Promoting Quality Malaria Medicines Through SBCC Implementation Kit</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/i-kit-ebola-preparedness">I-Kit for Ebola Preparedness</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/addressing-advanced-maternal-age-and-high-parity-pregnancies-healthy-timing-and-spacing-">Addressing Advanced Maternal Age and High Parity Pregnancies: A Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy Implementation Kit</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/demand-generation-implementation-kit-underutilized-commodities-reproductive-maternal-new">Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/gender-and-social-and-behavior-change-communication-implementation-kit">Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/provider-behavior-change-implementation-kit">Provider Behavior Change Implementation Kit</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/sbcc-emergency-preparedness-implementation-kit">SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/sbcc-implementation-kit-i-kit-support-faith-based-organization-breastfeeding-interventio">SBCC Implementation Kit (I-Kit) to Support Faith-Based Organization Breastfeeding Interventions</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://healthcommcapacity.org/new-tool-aid-integrated-sbcc-programs/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 website </a>on August 8 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/integrated-social-and-behavior-change-communication-sbcc-programs-implementation-kit-i-k" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/integrated-social-and-behavior-change-communication-sbcc-programs-implementation-kit-i-k#comments Global Materials Advocacy Digital Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Radio Television Research SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Health HIV AIDS United Nations Nutrition Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights HIV/AIDS - Africa HIV / AIDS Africa Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:24:58 +0000 Health Communication Capacity Collaborative 9495183 at http://www.comminit.com Advanced Workshop on Designing for Behavior Change: Focus on Activities http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/advanced-workshop-designing-behavior-change-focus-activities <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, May 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen_shot_2017-08-03_at_11.41.10.png" alt="" title="Advanced Workshop on Designing for Behavior Change: Focus on Activities" width="100" height="40" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This workshop curriculum seeks to offer additional, advanced guidance for practitioners who are already experienced in using the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) framework to design determinant-based behaviour change strategies. “The DBC framework is a relatively easy-to-use tool that helps project designers and implementers to design (redesign or modify) an evidence-based behavior change strategy or intervention so that it is more effective in prompting beneficiaries to adopt a new behavior. It does this by identifying, through simple formative research, which determinants of behavior change are blocking or enabling the practice of the behavior, and then planning a strategy that addresses those barriers and motivators.”(from <a href="https://www.comminit.com/content/designing-behavior-change-practical-field-guide" target="_blank">Designing for Behavior Change: A Practical Field Guide</a> )</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.fsnnetwork.org/sites/default/files/advanced_workshop_on_designing_for_behavior_change.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this curriculum in PDF format. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/technical-and-operational-performance-support-tops-program-0">Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>85</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Technical and O... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/designing-behavior-change-agriculture-natural-resource-management-and-gender">Designing for Behavior Change: For Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, and Gender</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/designing-behavior-change-practical-field-guide">Designing for Behavior Change: A Practical Field Guide</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/decision-guide-program-managers-what-you-need-know-about-designing-behavior-change-dbc-a">Decision Guide for Program Managers: What You Need to Know About the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) Approach</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.fsnnetwork.org/advanced-workshop-designing-behavior-change-focus-activities" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Food Security and Nutrition Network (FSN) website </a>on August 3 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/advanced-workshop-designing-behavior-change-focus-activities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/advanced-workshop-designing-behavior-change-focus-activities#comments Global Materials Person-to-Person Interpersonal SDG 2: No Hunger Natural Resources Management Nutrition USAID Health Communication - Africa Africa Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:57:40 +0000 Technical and Operational Performance Support - TOPS Program 9495112 at http://www.comminit.com Mobile Phones & Literacy: Empowerment in Women's Hands http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/mobile-phones-literacy-empowerment-womens-hands <h4>A Cross-Case Analysis of Nine Experience</h4> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carolina Belalcázar </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2015 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“Literate societies have a higher probability of eradicating poverty while providing conditions for people to equally achieve long and healthy lives, gainful employment and an active civic participation in democratic contexts.”</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0023/002343/234325E.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 26-page report in PDF format. </a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mobile-phones-literacy.jpg" alt="Mobile Phones &amp; Literacy: Empowerment in Women&#039;s Hands" title="Mobile Phones &amp; Literacy: Empowerment in Women&#039;s Hands" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UNESCO - Documents </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-launches-publication-mobile-phones-literacy-empowerment-women-s-hands-bangalore-summit" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNESCO website</a> on August 2 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/reading-mobile-era-study-mobile-reading-developing-countries">Reading in the Mobile Era: A Study of Mobile Reading in Developing Countries</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/mobile-phones-literacy-empowerment-womens-hands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/mobile-phones-literacy-empowerment-womens-hands#comments Global Strategic Thinking SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Children Interpersonal Phone/Mobile New Technology Company School Curricula Education NGOs SDG 4: Quality Education Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality United Nations Women Africa Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:57:02 +0000 UNESCO - Documents 9495108 at http://www.comminit.com The mAgri Design Toolkit - User-centered Design for Mobile Agriculture http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/magri-design-toolkit-user-centered-design-mobile-agriculture <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2015 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen_shot_2017-07-31_at_10.45.40.png" alt="" title="The mAgri Design Toolkit - User-centered Design for Mobile Agriculture" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>“By integrating a deep understanding of the user when designing or adapting an mAgri product, service providers can drive successful innovation in the mAgri sector and generate services that can be commercialized faster and become more widely adopted.”</em> </p> <p>This mAgri Design Toolkit is a collection of instructions, tools, and stories to help develop and scale mobile agriculture (mAgri) products by applying a user-centered design approach. As explained in the toolkit, “[M]any mAgri services that have launched in emerging markets have suffered from low user adoption, despite coming from leading mobile network operators and value-added service (VAS) providers.&nbsp; This toolkit was therefore designed to provide operational guidance on how to bring the user-centred design approach into the product development process to better connect mAgri services with the needs of farmers and other key actors in the ecosystem.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/magri-design-toolkit" target="_blank">Click here to access this toolkit online.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/wp-content/themes/theme_mobilefordevelopment/magri-report/pdfs/01_mAgri_Design_toolkit.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the toolkit in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/gsma">GSMA</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>186</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Groupe Speciale... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/mhealth-design-toolkit-ten-principles-launch-develop-and-scale-mobile-health-services-em">mHealth Design Toolkit - Ten Principles to Launch, Develop and Scale Mobile Health Services in Emerging Markets</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/magri-design-toolkit" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GMSA website</a> on July 31 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/magri-design-toolkit-user-centered-design-mobile-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/magri-design-toolkit-user-centered-design-mobile-agriculture#comments Global Materials Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information Economic Development New Technology Company SDG 2: No Hunger NGOs Natural Resources Management Nutrition Africa Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:45:22 +0000 Groupe Speciale Mobile Association 9495013 at http://www.comminit.com ICT-facilitated Accountability and Engagement in Health Systems: A Review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for Accountability Projects http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/ict-facilitated-accountability-and-engagement-health-systems-review-making-all-voices-co <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tabitha Hrynick </div> <div class="field-item even"> Linda Waldman </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, July 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little assessment of the impact of mHealth innovations on the ground.” </em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/item/14034/RReport_ICTfacilitated_Online_final.pdf" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here do download the 40-page research report. </a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen_shot_2017-07-26_at_12.21.02.png" alt="" title="ICT-facilitated Accountability and Engagement in Health Systems: A Review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for Accountability Projects " width="100" height="68" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Making All Voic... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.makingallvoicescount.org/publication" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Making All Voices Count website </a>on July 26 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/ict-facilitated-accountability-and-engagement-health-systems-review-making-all-voices-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/ict-facilitated-accountability-and-engagement-health-systems-review-making-all-voices-co#comments Indonesia Nigeria South Africa Tanzania Strategic Thinking Digital Community Participation Interpersonal Phone/Mobile New Technology Company SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Health HIV AIDS Reproductive Health Health Communication - Africa HIV/AIDS - Africa HIV / AIDS Africa Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:21:33 +0000 Making All Voices Count 9494947 at http://www.comminit.com How to Integrate Children's Participation in Health and Nutrition Programming http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/how-integrate-childrens-participation-health-and-nutrition-programming <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2015 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen_shot_2017-07-26_at_09.19.43.png" alt="" title="How to Integrate Children&#039;s Participation in Health and Nutrition Programming" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This guide has been developed for Save the Children’s health and nutrition staff and partners so they can better support the meaningful participation of children and young people in health and nutrition programmes. As defined by Save the Children, “[P]articipation is about having the opportunity to express a view, influence decision making and achieve change. Children’s participation is an informal and willing involvement of all children, including the most marginalised and those of different ages and abilities, in any matter concerning them directly or indirectly. Children’s participation is a way of working and an essential principle that cuts across all programmes and takes place in all arenas, from homes to government and from local to international levels.”</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/docs/How_to_Integrate_Particpation.pdf" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here to download the manual in PDF format. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/save-children-2">Save the Children</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>92</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Save the Childr... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/resources/online-library/how-integrate-children%E2%80%99s-participation-health-and-nutrition-programming" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Save the Children UK website </a>on July 26 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/how-integrate-childrens-participation-health-and-nutrition-programming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/how-integrate-childrens-participation-health-and-nutrition-programming#comments Global Materials Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Community Participation Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Health Nutrition Communicating with, for and about children Health Communication - Africa Global Health, Rights and Media Health Africa Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:05:32 +0000 Save the Children UK - Publications 9494946 at http://www.comminit.com REALIZE: Social and Behavioral Change for Gender Equity and Diversity http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/realize-social-and-behavioral-change-gender-equity-and-diversity <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, July 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen_shot_2017-07-25_at_13.06.32.png" alt="" title="REALIZE: Social and Behavioral Change for Gender Equity and Diversity" width="100" height="52" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This manual offers a set of field-friendly activities that are designed to build awareness, facilitate critical reflective dialogue, and explore potential action to improve gender equity and diversity (GED). The activities are also meant to help identify GED linkages within social and behaviour change (SBC) interventions to increase the effectiveness of GED interventions. As explained in the guide, “[T]he activities are designed to be experiential, to encourage new thought and communication patterns that motivate people to change gender norms (and other types of societal norms) that impede the success of development programming – in health, agriculture, and other sectors.”</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.fsnnetwork.org/sites/default/files/realize.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this manual in PDF format. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/technical-and-operational-performance-support-tops-program-0">Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>89</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Technical and O... </div> <div class="field-item even"> CARE USA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.fsnnetwork.org/realize-social-and-behavioral-change-gender-equity-and-diversity" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Food Security and Nutrition Network (FSN) website</a> on July 25 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/realize-social-and-behavioral-change-gender-equity-and-diversity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/realize-social-and-behavioral-change-gender-equity-and-diversity#comments Global Materials Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality Natural Resources Management Nutrition USAID Global Africa Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:11:01 +0000 Technical and Operational Performance Support - TOPS Program 9494922 at http://www.comminit.com The Power of Song in the Struggle for Health and Development Outcomes in Africa: Lessons for Social and Behaviour Change Programmes http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/power-song-struggle-health-and-development-outcomes-africa-lessons-social-and-behaviour- <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adebayo Fayoyin </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sara Nieuwoudt </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2017 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Regional Communication Adviser, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Johannesburg, South Africa <em> (Fayoyin)</em>; and School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa <em>(Nieuwoudt)</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Evidence from political and social contexts has shown that music has been used as a channel to persuade, control or advance social causes."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/the-power-of-song-in-the-struggle-for-health-and-development-outcomesin-africa-lessons-for-social-and-behaviour-change-programmes-2375-4516-1000189.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 6-page research article in PDF format. </a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/africa/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mdg-africa-stop-ebola-so-008.jpg" alt="" title="The Power of Song in the Struggle for Health and Development Outcomes in Africa: Lessons for Social and Behaviour Change Programmes" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adebayo </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sara Nieuwoudt </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email received from Adebayo Fayoyin on July 20 2017.</p> <p>Photograph: #AfricaStopEbola</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/power-song-struggle-health-and-development-outcomes-africa-lessons-social-and-behaviour-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/power-song-struggle-health-and-development-outcomes-africa-lessons-social-and-behaviour-#comments Africa Strategic Thinking Ebola Communication Entertainment Live Performance Entertainment Orgs Development Assistance SDG 1: No Poverty Economic Development SDG 2: No Hunger SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Health Reproductive Health Risk Management Health Communication - Africa Global Edutainment - Africa Health Entertainment-Education Africa Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:00:48 +0000 Adebayo 9494896 at http://www.comminit.com