<a href="/africa/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:38">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/africa/promoted-rss.xml/38 en Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training: Guide for Applying the Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/scaling-health-workforce-education-and-training-guide-applying-bottlenecks-and-best-buys <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"> Rebecca Bailey </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kate Tulenko </div> </div> </div> <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">Thursday, January 1, 2015</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/bottleneck.jpg" alt="" title="Scaling Up Health Workforce Education and Training: Guide for Applying the Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><i>"To achieve universal health coverage and better health outcomes, the world needs more health workers...Educating and training an ample supply of new health workers, though, is hindered by a limited number of schools and the scarcity of resources to scale up their efforts."</i><br /></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.capacityplus.org/guide-for-applying-the-bottlenecks-and-best-buys-approach" target="_blank"> Click here to access the guide and annexes online.</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/capacityplus">CapacityPlus</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>44</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/9282616">CapacityPlus - IntraHealth International</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>Email from Carol Bales to The Communication Initiative on February 13 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.capacityplus.org/new-resource-spotlight-scaling-up-health-workforce-education-and-training" target="_blank">CapacityPlus website</a> on February 26 2015. <i>Photo by Uko Gabriel Chukwudi for Capacity Plus and IntraHealth International.</i> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/scaling-health-workforce-education-and-training-guide-applying-bottlenecks-and-best-buys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/scaling-health-workforce-education-and-training-guide-applying-bottlenecks-and-best-buys#comments Global Materials Academic Institutions MDG 4. 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Combat Diseases Government Departments Health NGOs Health Communication - Africa Global HIV/AIDS - Africa Health HIV / AIDS Africa Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:16:16 +0000 aventh 9353749 at http://www.comminit.com Policy Advocacy and Research Skills Course (4 - 8 May 2015) http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/policy-advocacy-and-research-skills-course-4-8-may-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">May 4 2015</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">May 8 2015</span> </div> </div> </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/mstcdc_1_1.jpg" alt="" title="Policy Advocacy and Research Skills Course (4 - 8 May 2015)" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Arusha, Tanzania</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The overall objective of this course, offered by MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MSTCDC), is to enable participants to use evidence to analyse policies and advocate for people centered policy formulation and implementation. According to MSTCDC, by the end of the course, the participants will understand the key policy processes and how public policies inform laws. They will also be able to apply a range of tools in influencing policy processes and how evidence based policy analysis is used to advocate for policy changes. <br /></p> <p>The course content includes the following:</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/269359">MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MSTCDC)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/policy-advocacy-and-research-skills-course-4-8-may-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/policy-advocacy-and-research-skills-course-4-8-may-2015#comments Africa Tanzania Events Calendar Training Advocacy Democracy and Governance - Africa HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:28:43 +0000 aventh 9353730 at http://www.comminit.com Development Communication Training (21 - 25 Sept 2015) http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/development-communication-training-21-25-sept-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">Sep 21 2015</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Sep 25 2015</span> </div> </div> </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/mstcdc3_7.jpg" alt="" title="Development Communication Training (21 - 25 Sept 2015)" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Arusha, Tanzania</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The overall objective of this course, offered by MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation, is to enable participants to acquire skills and knowledge on how to effectively communicate for social change. They will also appreciate development communication as a process of strategic intervention that encompasses participatory and intentional strategies designed to benefit the public good. According to MSTCDC, by the end of the course, participants will have developed skills to design strategies and approaches for effective communication.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/269359">MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MSTCDC)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/development-communication-training-21-25-sept-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/event/development-communication-training-21-25-sept-2015#comments Africa Tanzania Events Calendar Training Democracy and Governance - Africa Africa Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:12:50 +0000 aventh 9353729 at http://www.comminit.com AfriComNet Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa 2015 http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/africomnet-awards-excellence-health-communication-africa-2015 <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/africoment4_0.jpg" alt="" title="AfriComNet Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa 2015" width="100" height="63" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2015 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa. The purpose of the AfriComNet Awards are to:</p> <ul type="square"> <li>recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals/organisations in the field of strategic health communication;</li> <li>encourage innovation and quality in strategic communication; </li> <li>enhance appreciation of strategic communication as a necessary tool for effective health and development programmes; and </li> </ul><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, April 15, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To submit to the awards:</p> <ul type="square"> <li>Complete a soft copy of the nomination form and email it to AfriComNet at <a href="mailto:infodesk@africomnet.org">infodesk@africomnet.org</a>, clearly indicating the category in the subject line.</li> <li>Include two printed (hard) copies of the completed nomination form and supporting materials should be sent to AfriComNet.</li> </ul> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://africomnet.org/images/stories/awards/2014/Nominationform2014.doc" target="_blank">Click here</a> to download the nomination form. Forms can also be requested by email from AfriComNet secretariat information desk at <a href="mailto:infodesk@africomnet.org">infodesk@africomnet.org</a><br /><br /></p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://africomnet.org/awards.html" target="_blank">Click here</a> for more information about the award and nomination procedures. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/266967">African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet)</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>Email from AfriComNet on February 24 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/africomnet-awards-excellence-health-communication-africa-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/africomnet-awards-excellence-health-communication-africa-2015#comments Africa Awards Advocacy Digital Ebola Communication Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Live Performance Civil Society Folk Media MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Marketing MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Recognition/Awards Television Visual Arts New Technology Company Health News Media HIV AIDS NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Malaria and Dengue Nutrition Reproductive Health Women Featured Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Malaria Community Radio - Africa HIV/AIDS - Africa Edutainment - Africa Africa Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:05:10 +0000 aventh 9353704 at http://www.comminit.com eLearning Africa - Through Your Lens Photo Competition 2015 http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/elearning-africa-through-your-lens-photo-competition-2015 <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/elearning_competition.jpg" alt="" title="eLearning Africa - Through Your Lens Photo Competition 2015and" width="100" height="32" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the annual eLearning Africa conference, the sixth edition of the "Through your Lens" Photo Competition is being run under the theme of "Digital Africa: ICTs enriching communities." eLearning and photography enthusiasts from across Africa and the rest of the world are being invited to share their view of information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Photos can be submitted via the eLearning Africa "Through your Lens" Facebook application until May 1 2015. Submissions should be accompanied by a brief description outlining the inspiration behind the idea.<br /><br /></p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/pages/eLearning-Africa/410699252298030?sk=app_244041225639079&amp;ref=page_internal" target="_blank">Click here</a> to submit photos on elearning Africa facebook page.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Previous Winners:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.elearning-africa.com/press_media_photo_competition_home_2014.php" target="_blank">Click here</a> to view the winners from the previous year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/rebecca-stromeyer-elearning-africa">Rebecca Stromeyer - eLearning Africa</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/andrea-ricciarelli-elearning-africa-press-contact">Andrea Ricciarelli - eLearning Africa Press Contact</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.elearning-africa.com/" target="_blank">eLearning Africa website</a> on February 18 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/elearning-africa-through-your-lens-photo-competition-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/elearning-africa-through-your-lens-photo-competition-2015#comments Africa Events Calendar Academic Institutions Community Participation Civil Society Community Groups Government Departments Visual Arts NGOs New Technologies Featured Africa Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:56:51 +0000 aventh 9353700 at http://www.comminit.com Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/assessing-impacts-shamba-shape <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/shambashapee.jpg" alt="" title="Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up" width="100" height="59" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A report commissioned by AECF and led by University of Reading </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">Wednesday, October 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This 83-page report discusses a study to assess the impact of the Shamba Shape Up television edutainment programme on small-scale agriculture in Kenya and to research how the programme influences farmers' activities. Led by the University of Reading, the evaluation study was commissioned by the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) as part of the monitoring and evaluation of their funded development programmes.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.shambashapeup.com/static/uploads/READING_RESEARCH.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the full report in PDF format. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/shamba-shape-mediae">Shamba Shape Up - Mediae</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/node/268641">David Campbell - Mediae</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.shambashapeup.com/research" target="_blank">Shamba Shape Up website</a> on February 16 2015. </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/shamba-shape">Shamba Shape Up</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/assessing-impacts-shamba-shape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/assessing-impacts-shamba-shape#comments Africa East Africa Kenya Project Evaluations Evaluations Community Participation Entertainment Person-to-Person Entertainment Orgs News/Information Television Private Sector Natural Resources Management Featured Edutainment - Africa Africa Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:04:47 +0000 aventh 9353600 at http://www.comminit.com Bingwa Magazine http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/bingwa-magazine <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/bingwa.jpg" alt="" title="Bingwa Magazine" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Published since 2009, Bingwa magazine for children is intended to be a source of information, advice, and fun for children aged 9-14. It also offers a space for children to speak up and be heard, with a particular focus on fighting corruption and eradicating poverty. Published by Africa Child, the free magazine began as a three-times-per year publication distributed in Kenya and Uganda to encourage children's love of reading; it has since expanded to include more distribution countries and a focus on nurturing integrity for the long-term goal of fighting corruption. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bingwa (which means champion in Swahili, is produced to help "turn its readers into champions by nurturing and interacting with them to encourage a wholesome outlook to learning, a confident and innovative disposition, and to foster them towards becoming socially mature citizens who will contribute positively to the world." Mainly for upper-primary-school students, each issue includes information, comics, and games. The anti-corruption message "is passed across in an easy, conversational and appealing format." Children are invited to submit their writing, poetry, photographs, and artwork for inclusion; in some schools, children have started their own Bingwa clubs. <br /><br /></p> <p>The magazine was initially published every term and distributed free of charge to primary schools in Kenya and Uganda. Since 2014, the magazine has been produced once a year to coincide with the "Day of the African Child" on June 16. In collaboration with Save the Children International, the distribution of the magazine increased from 10,000 to 50,000 copies and includes eight African countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia. The expanded publication began with a special Africa Child Day edition (issue 12) celebrating past, present, and future accomplishments and challenges. The content covered a wide range of topics, including lessons on success, leadership, integrity, fighting corruption, health and nutrition, tree planting, and education, among others. <br /><br /></p> <p>The focus on fighting corruption has been chosen because of its pervasive impact on every aspect of society - governance, education, service delivery - and because the publishers believe that building good citizenship and integrity in the next generation will curb corruption in the future.<br /><br /></p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bingwa.org/index.php/about-us" target="_blank">Bingwa Online</a> is a web platform where Bingwa readers can spend more time learning by playing games, watching videos, reading stories, viewing photographs, and downloading artwork. Readers can also <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bingwa.org/index.php/bingwa-magazine" target="_blank">read issues of Bingwa magazine online.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Democracy and Governance, Education, Rights.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BINGWA Magazine is published and distributed by Child Africa, a child-support non-profit organisation that operates in Kenya and Uganda and has close ties with Norway.<Br /><br /></p> <p>The publication was created upon realizing that the "majority of African children have no reading materials to enhance a reading culture and feed their curiosity and creativity. Most of Africa’s children are exposed only to their school text books. Little attention is paid to providing them with supplementary reading materials. The economic and social realities in the continent have discouraged private publishers from seeking to fill this void."<br /><br /></p> <p>According to the publishers, one copy of Bingwa magazine is read by over 100 children. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Africa Child, Save the Children International</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/claudiah-caroline-gachimbi-africa-child-kenya">Claudiah Caroline Gachimbi - Africa Child Kenya</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/julie-solberg-child-africa">Julie Solberg - Child Africa</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/rino-solberg-child-africa">Rino Solberg - Child Africa</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.bingwa.org/index.php/about-us" target="_blank">Bingwa website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bingwa.org/index.php/news-and-events/385-an-exciting-journey" target="_blank">Bingwa magazine: An Exciting Journey</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.childafrica.org/BingwaMagazine.aspx/Step1" target="_blank">Child Africa website</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.betterglobe.com/Scripts/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/pdf/Bingwa_Brochure_2014.pdf" target="_blank">Bingwa Brochure</a> - all accessed on February 15 2015. </p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/bingwa-magazine#comments Kenya Uganda Experiences Anti-Corruption Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Community Participation Entertainment Governance and Democracy Print News/Information Education NGOs Rights Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Democracy and Governance Africa Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:26:55 +0000 aventh 9353570 at http://www.comminit.com The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/role-media-child-protection-challenges-and-opportunities-uganda <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/childprotection.jpg" alt="" title="The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda" width="100" height="59" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Baseline Survey Report on Media and Child Protection in Uganda </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">Sunday, September 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This 63-page report discusses findings of a study exploring child protection in the media in Uganda. The study examined the policy and legal environment, media coverage, and the relationship between civil society organisations, government, and media as it relates to child protection. Together with similar studies conducted in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, the research is intended to provide baseline data for the "Strengthening Media Agency for Child Protection" project being implemented by Panos Eastern Africa.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.panosea.org/docs/pub/1407327784Media%20in%20Chid%20Protection.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the full report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/303072">Panos Eastern Africa</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.panosea.org/Panosea/Publications/Publications" target="_blank">Panos Eastern Africa website</a> on February 3 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/role-media-child-protection-challenges-and-opportunities-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/role-media-child-protection-challenges-and-opportunities-uganda#comments Uganda Strategic Thinking Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media Rights Communicating with, for and about children Global Community Radio - Africa Africa Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:21:09 +0000 aventh 9353507 at http://www.comminit.com 2015 Taco Kuiper Awards for Investigative Journalism http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/2015-taco-kuiper-awards-investigative-journalism <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/taco.jpg" alt="" title="2015 Taco Kuiper Awards for Investigative Journalism" width="100" height="35" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Taco Kuiper Award recognises excellence in investigative journalism in South African print media. The Award can be made to a journalist or team of up to three journalists for a single story or a series of up to six related stories published or broadcast in 2014. The entries must deal with issues and events affecting South Africa. <br /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, February 20, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-label">Text Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>at 14h00</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The following can be entered for the awards: </p> <ul type="square"> <li>An Editor may enter up to two stories or series of stories from material they have published or broadcast.</li> <li>Any individual journalist, member of the public or organisation that wishes to make a single nomination may do so through the Nominations Panel.</li> <li>Members of the Nominations Panel will also be asked to watch for outstanding work and invite individuals to enter where appropriate.</li> </ul> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.journalism.co.za/taco-kuiper-landing-page/" target="_blank">Click here</a> for detailed information about what to submit to be considered for the award. <br /></p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.journalism.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/Taco_Kuiper_Awards_Entry_Form.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a> to download the awards entry form in PDF format.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/285921">Jo-Anne Petersen - Taco Kuiper Award - Wits Journalism</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.journalism.co.za/taco-kuiper-landing-page/" target="_blank">Journalism.co.za website</a> on February 11 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/2015-taco-kuiper-awards-investigative-journalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/2015-taco-kuiper-awards-investigative-journalism#comments South Africa Awards Digital Community Media Print Media and D and G News/Information Radio Television News Media Democracy and Governance - Africa Community Radio - Africa Africa Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:45:01 +0000 aventh 9353503 at http://www.comminit.com 2015 SADC Media Awards and Water Awards Competition http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/2015-sadc-media-awards-and-water-awards-competition <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/sadc.jpg" alt="" title="2015 SADC Media Awards and Water Awards Competition" width="100" height="58" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Media in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are invited to submit entries for the 2015 SADC Media Awards competition.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, March 31, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All media practitioners who are SADC nationals may enter the competition, except those in institutions contracted by SADC and the SADC Secretariat staff. Submissions should be made to the representatives in each <a href="/redirect.cgir?r= http://www.sadc.int/member-states/" target="_blank">member state.</a><br /><br /></p> <p>Rules of the competition:</p> <ul type="square"> <li>The entries should have been published/broadcast between January and December the year preceding the awards (2014) by a registered and/or authorised media house or agency or carried on a website of a registered and/or authorised media house or agency in any of the SADC Member States;</li> <li>The themes of the entries to be submitted for the competition must be on issues and activities promoting Regional Integration in the SADC region, i.e. infrastructure, economy, water, culture, sports, agriculture, etc</li> <li>All works entering the competition should be in one of the SADC working languages, i.e. English, Portuguese, French and any national indigenous language of the SADC Region and should be submitted as they were published/broadcast (newspaper cutting, websites, magazines, audio CDs or video cassettes/DVDs, newsletters;</li> <li>All submissions must be made on the SADC Media Award Entry Form and should contain full contact details of the entrant, including, passport-sized photograph, physical address, telephone, and, where applicable, fax number and email address.</li> </ul> <p>Further information is obtainable from the National Adjudication Committees and SADC Media Coordinators in each Member State.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/southern-african-development-community-sadc-0">Southern African Development Community (SADC)</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.gcis.gov.za/content/newsroom/media-releases/media-advisories/SADC_media_awards_entries2015" target="_blank">GCIS website</a> on February 11 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/2015-sadc-media-awards-and-water-awards-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/2015-sadc-media-awards-and-water-awards-competition#comments Angola Botswana Congo (DRC) Lesotho Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Seychelles South Africa Swaziland Tanzania Zambia Zimbabwe Awards Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media Natural Resources Management Community Radio - Africa Africa Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:29:23 +0000 aventh 9353478 at http://www.comminit.com