<a href="/africa/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:38">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/africa/promoted-rss.xml/38 en Nigeria: Social Media and Development - Uses and Impact? http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/nigeria-social-media-and-development-uses-and-impact <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/cell_phone_and_kids_nigeria.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>We all know about the growth of digital in Nigeria. And within that growth there are trends of course - I was intrigued by this article related to business - <strong><a href="http://www.nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng/e-business/2016-s-biggest-social-media-trends-for-business" rel="nofollow">Nigeria: 2016’s Biggest Social Media Trends for Business</a>.</strong> But how effective have we all been at harnessing those digital trends relative to Development goals, no matter what those goals may be, from peace and security through the full spectrum of democracy and governance, education, gender rights, community advancement, health and much more to something as specific as polio eradication? Three questions for your response and sharing in support of all engaged in Development action in Nigeria <strong>(a)</strong> please provide a brief insight into some good <strong>examples</strong>, in your opinion, where digital media processes have been applied to a Development priority <strong>(b)</strong> how do you assess the i<strong>mpact</strong> of digital growth in Nigeria on key Development goals and<strong> (c)</strong> where are the present <strong>opportunities</strong> to harness digital in an improved mannner for Development progress? Thanks</p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/nigeria-social-media-and-development-uses-and-impact#comments Nigeria Digital Phone/Mobile Global Digital Health Africa Nigeria Network Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:41:32 +0000 Warren Feek 9380055 at http://www.comminit.com Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/evaluating-digital-citizen-engagement-practical-guide <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, February 2, 2016</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/group_of_young_people_texting_on_mobile_phones_10699648676_0.jpg" alt="" title="Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Published by Open Knowledge Repository of The World bank, this guide provides practical steps to assess how digital tools have contributed to citizen engagement and to understand the impact that technology has had on the engagement processes. Using examples and lessons from case studies from Brazil, Uganda, Cameroon, and Kenya, the guide discusses tools and guidelines that can be used to evaluate the expanding field of digital citizen engagement. As stated in the guide, "with growing demand for transparency, accountability and citizen participation in policy making and service provision, engagement between citizens and their governments, as well as with donors and the private sector that deliver government services, is increasingly important. Increased use of technology brings both opportunities and challenges to citizen engagement processes, including opportunities for collecting, analysing and evaluating data about these processes."<br /></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/23752/deef-book.pdf?sequence=1&amp;isAllowed=y" target="_blank">Click here to download the guide in PDF format</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/272682">The World Bank</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 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>172</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"> <a href="/africa/users/world-bank-office-publisher" title="View user profile.">The World Bank ...</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://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/23752" target="_blank">Open Knowledge Repository website</a>on April 6 2016. <br /><br /> <i>Image credit: Aptivate </i></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/evaluating-digital-citizen-engagement-practical-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/evaluating-digital-citizen-engagement-practical-guide#comments Brazil Cameroon Kenya Uganda Global Materials Digital Civic Engagement Community Participation Bilaterals Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile New Technology Company New Technologies Featured Democracy and Governance - Africa Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Africa Fri, 22 Apr 2016 22:22:16 +0000 The World Bank - Office of the Publisher 9380032 at http://www.comminit.com Space to Grow: Creating Safe Spaces to Foster Youth Active Citizenship http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/space-grow-creating-safe-spaces-foster-youth-active-citizenship <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"> Louie Fooks </div> <div class="field-item even"> Imogen Davies </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">Tuesday, September 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><i>"A key feature of the My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) approach to youth engagement has been to develop safe spaces from which young people have been able to learn about their rights to health and education, develop the confidence and skills to speak out, and engage with allies and duty-bearers to advocate around their rights."</i></p> <p>This key safe spaces approach is outlined in this case study, which discusses how Oxfam's My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) programme created such spaces by initiating or building on existing formal youth groups, creating non-formal youth spaces, and developing virtual and social media spaces. Started in 2012, My Rights, My Voice is a four-year programme which engages marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services in eight countries - Afghanistan, Georgia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Tanzania and Vietnam. A key learning arising from the programme is that different kinds of "safe spaces" may be more appropriate and effective in different social and political contexts (rural, urban etc.) and at different stages of the empowerment process.<br /> </p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://oxfamilibrary.openrepository.com/oxfam/bitstream/10546/578648/1/cs-mrmv-space-to-grow-150915-en.pdf" target="_blank"> Click here to download the full 4-page case study 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/myrights.jpg" alt="" title="Space to Grow: Creating Safe Spaces to Foster Youth Active Citizenship" width="100" height="69" 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"> <a href="/africa/users/catherine-meredith" title="View user profile.">Catherine Meredith</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://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/space-to-grow-creating-safe-spaces-to-foster-youth-active-citizenship-578648?cid=em_LKET_0915" target="_blank">Oxfam website</a> on April 9 2016.</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/my-rights-my-voice-mrmv">My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/space-grow-creating-safe-spaces-foster-youth-active-citizenship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/space-grow-creating-safe-spaces-foster-youth-active-citizenship#comments Afghanistan Georgia (Republic of) Mali Niger Pakistan Tanzania Vietnam Strategic Thinking Digital Children Person-to-Person Interpersonal Education Gender NGOs Rights Youth Featured Communicating with, for and about children Children, Equity and Development Global Africa Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:08:02 +0000 Catherine Meredith 9379889 at http://www.comminit.com Being a Man in Nigeria: Perceptions and Realities http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/being-man-nigeria-perceptions-and-realities <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">Tuesday, September 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><i>"Rigid, gender stereotypical and inequitable ideas about men and women still hold sway in Nigeria. However social expectation and realities may be changing and there is evidence that many men support and practice equitable relationships such as sharing house work and childcare."</i></p> <p>This is a key finding outlined in this report, which synthesises the findings of five studies in Nigeria exploring how the culture of masculinity shapes how men see themselves and behave, and its impacts on their health/wellbeing, as well as on their interpersonal and social relationship with women, girls, and society. The studies, and this report, were produced as part of the Voices 4 Change programme (V4C) in Nigeria to better understand men's attitudes and practices to family, community life and relationships, as a way of improving and encouraging more equitable relationships between men and women. The key finding above indicates that while gender inequality is still a reality in Nigeria, there are opportunities for change. <br /></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.v4c-nigeria.com/download/1419/" target="_blank">Click here to download the full 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/beingaman.jpg" alt="" title="Being a Man in Nigeria: Perceptions and Realities" width="98" height="100" 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"> <a href="/africa/users/voices-change-v4c-programme" title="View user profile.">Voices for Chan...</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.v4c-nigeria.com/being-a-man-in-nigeria-perceptions-and-realities/" target="_blank">Voices for Change (V4C) Programme website</a> on April 12 2016.</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/voices-change-empowering-adolescent-girls-and-women-nigeria-v4c">Voices for Change: Empowering Adolescent Girls and Women in Nigeria (V4C) </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/being-man-nigeria-perceptions-and-realities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/being-man-nigeria-perceptions-and-realities#comments Africa Nigeria Strategic Thinking Digital Gender Based Violence Community Participation MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television Gender Health Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Rights Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:40:02 +0000 Voices for Change - V4C Programme 9379883 at http://www.comminit.com Nigeria Network http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/nigeria-network <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/drummer_-_nigeria_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="form-item"> <label>Description: </label> Provides the space for people involved or interested in communication, media, social and behavioural change related to development issues in Nigeria </div> <div> <div> <p><strong>The NIGERIA MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT NETWORK provides the space for people involved or interested in communication, media, social and behavioural change related to development issues in Nigeria to share knowledge and strategic thinking derived from their work and experiences; and, to provide peer support on the issues and challenges experienced by group members as they seek to advance the scale and effectiveness of their work. <br /></strong></p> <p>This is an open group that anyone can join. Applications to join require approval in order to prevent possible spam. It is a moderated group - posts require approval by the moderator so there could be delays approving your posts and submissions. To start a new thread within this community please click on "<em><strong>Create Group News"</strong></em> in the top right block. To comment on someone else's post please use the comments and replies forms below that post. Thanks for engaging. <a href="https://www.comminit.com/node/add/group-news?gids[]=9378485" title="Add a new Group News in this group."><br /></a></p> </div> </div> Nigeria Global Africa Sat, 09 Apr 2016 01:05:48 +0000 Warren Feek 9379754 at http://www.comminit.com Community Matters: Fostering Community-Level Champions in Addressing HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Tanzania http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/community-matters-fostering-community-level-champions-addressing-hiv-and-gender-based-vi <h4>CHAMPION Brief No. 5</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"> Holly Connor </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">Thursday, May 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><i>Local activists, leaders, and experts are best positioned to challenge the harmful social and gender norms within their communities that contribute to HIV transmission, gender-based violence (GBV), and other poor health outcomes."</i></p> <p>This brief discusses the experience of the CHAMPION Project in Tanzania, which trained and supported community partners in 14 urban districts in 10 regions of Tanzania to plan and implement gender transformative HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention activities in their communities. The project used community-level 'champions' to lead local actions to raise awareness about HIV and GBV, champion equitable gender norms to promote long term behaviour and social change related to sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and encourage community members to test for HIV. These community champions were found to be critical allies within Tanzania's HIV prevention efforts, a "promising approach to engendering social change and improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes." This brief forms part of a series of CHAMPION briefs to highlight some of the project's achievements. <br /></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.engenderhealth.org/files/pubs/project/champion/CHAMPION-Brief-5-Comm_Matters_lowres.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 4-page brief 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/tanzaniagender.jpg" alt="" title="Community Matters: Fostering Community-Level Champions in Addressing HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Tanzania" width="100" height="72" 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"> <a href="/africa/users/engenderhealth" title="View user profile.">EngenderHealth</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.engenderhealth.org/pubs/hiv-aids-sti/index.php" target="_blank">Engender Health website</a> on March 8 2016.</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/champion-project">The CHAMPION Project</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/vunja-ukimya-zungumza-na-mwenzio-mass-media-campaign-motivate-couples-communicate-effect">Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples to Communicate Effectively for HIV-Free Households</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/community-matters-fostering-community-level-champions-addressing-hiv-and-gender-based-vi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/community-matters-fostering-community-level-champions-addressing-hiv-and-gender-based-vi#comments Africa East Africa Tanzania Strategic Thinking Gender Based Violence Community Participation Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Eliminate Gender Inequalities MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Gender Health Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Featured Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:10:11 +0000 EngenderHealth 9379749 at http://www.comminit.com Global Agreements, Grassroots Advocacy - Youth and Governance in Post 2015 World: A Toolkit for Young People Who Want to Make Sure Their Voice is Heard http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/global-agreements-grassroots-advocacy-youth-and-governance-post-2015-world-toolkit-young <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">Sunday, February 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/screen_shot_2016-04-22_at_11.35.23.png" alt="" title="Global Agreements, Grassroots Advocacy, Youth and Governance in Post 2015 World: A Toolkit for Young People Who Want to Make Sure Their Voice is Heard" width="100" height="73" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This toolkit is designed for young people and members of youth organisations who are passionate about having honest and responsive governments, who believe that young people must be involved in decision-making that affects them, and who are working to raise awareness of important issues in their local or national government. The toolkit was produced to equip young people with the terminology and knowledge they need to know. It also discusses why and how young people can be involved in governance processes and how to build an advocacy plan so that they can influence key decision-making processes in their countries.<br /></p> <p>This toolkit was created by Restless Development and Plan UK as part of a joint project with Action Aid and British Youth Council. The project supports a task team of young people and youth organisations globally to participate in the Post-2015 process and to influence international and national level discussions. The aim is to "ensure that youth are prioritised as a key group within governance and accountability related goals, targets and indicators, and in accountability mechanisms to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals."<br /></p> <p>The toolkit includes the following sections:</p> <ul type="square"> <li>Break through the jargon</li> <li>Post-2015</li> <li>The task team</li> <li>The evidence</li> <li>Your advocacy plan</li> <li>Get connected</li> </ul> <div class="field button"><a href="http://restlessdevelopment.org/file/global-agreements-grassroots-advocacy-toolkit-pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the full toolkit in PDF format. </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/restless-development">Restless Development</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 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>11</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"> <a href="/africa/users/jack-mcquibban" title="View user profile.">Jack McQuibban</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://restlessdevelopment.org/news/2015/02/25/global-agreements-grassroots-advocacy-youth-and-governance-in-a-post-2015-world" target="_blank">Restless Development website</a> on April 18 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/global-agreements-grassroots-advocacy-youth-and-governance-post-2015-world-toolkit-young#comments Global Materials Advocacy Civic Engagement Community Participation Person-to-Person Voice Governance and Democracy Interpersonal NGOs Rights Youth Democracy and Governance - Africa Democracy and Governance Global Africa Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:01:47 +0000 Jack McQuibban 9379748 at http://www.comminit.com Mobile Phone and Social Media Interventions for Youth Development Outcomes http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/mobile-phone-and-social-media-interventions-youth-development-outcomes <h4>Helpdesk Research Report</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"> William Robert Avis </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">Friday, January 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><i>"The increasing ability of communities to access information via mobiles can be used to address political or social concerns, with youth playing a leading role. Mobile phones create channels of cooperation, dialogue and information exchange between young people and their communities."</i> <br /></p> <p>This report discusses how interventions have leveraged mobile phone technology and social media to improve a range of youth development outcomes, from governance, to health, to employment. Drawing on published reports, evaluations, and papers, the review explores how the "upsurge in ICT usage has had a direct impact on increasing civic engagement among youth, providing new avenues through which they are informed, shape opinions, organise, collaborate and take action." While challenges related to access, equity, socio-political factors, and gender remain, and there is a need for more rigorous research and evaluation to better understand impact, the case studies illustrate how mobile phones and social media are being used to impact youth outcomes. <br /></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.gsdrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/HDQ1317.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the full 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/socialmediaintervent.jpg" alt="" title="Mobile Phone and Social Media Interventions for Youth Development Outcomes" width="100" height="71" 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"> <a href="/africa/users/governance-and-social-development-resource-centre-gsdrc" title="View user profile.">Governance and ...</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.gsdrc.org/publications/mobile-phone-and-social-media-interventions-for-youth-development-outcomes/" target="_blank">Governance and Social Development Resource Centre website</a> on March 22 2016.</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/sauti-mtaani-online-platform">Sauti Mtaani Online Platform</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/learning-about-living">Learning about Living </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/mobile-phone-and-social-media-interventions-youth-development-outcomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/mobile-phone-and-social-media-interventions-youth-development-outcomes#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile News/Information New Technology Company Health NGOs New Technologies Youth Featured Democracy and Governance - Africa Health Communication - Africa Africa Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:28:37 +0000 Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) 9379635 at http://www.comminit.com Factors Impacting the Effectiveness of Community Health Worker Behavior Change: A Literature Review http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/factors-impacting-effectiveness-community-health-worker-behavior-change-literature-revie <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">Tuesday, February 16, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"<i> Social and behavior change communication (SBCC), which uses communication to positively influence the social dimensions of health and well-being, is an important strategy for improving health services at the provider level. </i>"</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://healthcommcapacity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Barriers-to-CHW-Svc-Provision-Lit-Review-June2015.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the full literature review 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/malariasenegal.png" alt="" title="Factors Impacting the Effectiveness of Community Health Worker Behavior Change: A Literature Review" width="100" height="75" 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"> <a href="/africa/users/health-communication-capacity-collaborative" title="View user profile.">Health Communic...</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://healthcommcapacity.org/hc3resources/factors-impacting-the-effectiveness-of-community-health-worker-behavior-change-a-literature-review/" target="_blank">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative website</a> on March 16 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/factors-impacting-effectiveness-community-health-worker-behavior-change-literature-revie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/factors-impacting-effectiveness-community-health-worker-behavior-change-literature-revie#comments Global Strategic Thinking Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. 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Combat Diseases Health HIV AIDS NGOs Nutrition Reproductive Health Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Malaria HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Fri, 01 Apr 2016 22:09:26 +0000 Health Communication Capacity Collaborative 9379576 at http://www.comminit.com SBCC Resource Collection on School-Related Gender-based Violence http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/sbcc-resource-collection-school-related-gender-based-violence <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"> Susan Leibtag (ed) </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/healthcompass.jpg" alt="" title="SBCC Resource Collection on School-Related Gender-based Violence " width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This collection of Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) resources was drawn together as part of The Health COMpass's ongoing series of "Trending Topics," monthly theme-based collections of health communication resources and tools for the online portal's users. This Health COMpass "Trending Topic" covers the subject of school-related gender-based violence and provides a selection of tools and project materials designed to address this issue.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.thehealthcompass.org/trending-topics/school-related-gender-based-violence" target="_blank">Click here to access the collection on school-related gender-based violence.</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-compass">The Health COMpass</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 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"> <a href="/africa/users/health-compass-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-public-health-center-communication-programs" title="View user profile.">Health COMpass ...</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.thehealthcompass.org/trending-topics/school-related-gender-based-violence" target="_blank">The Health COMpass website</a> on January 19 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/sbcc-resource-collection-school-related-gender-based-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/sbcc-resource-collection-school-related-gender-based-violence#comments Global Materials Digital Gender Based Violence MDG 3. Gender Equality MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Gender Health Prevention NGOs Rights Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Fri, 01 Apr 2016 22:01:20 +0000 Health COMpass - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public He 9379575 at http://www.comminit.com