<a href="/africa/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:38">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/africa/promoted-rss.xml/38 en Media: Pay or not pay? http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/media-pay-or-not-pay <p><strong></strong><br />There is an ongoing, murmuring issue in health communication - <strong>do you pay for media time or not?</strong> The issues are difficult and interesting. <strong>Where do you stand and why?</strong></p> <p>In favour of paying is the argument that if you wish your media and communication products to be seen and heard, absorbed, discussed and have influence, then it is important to reach and engage the people you want through the channels and in the time slots that best meet your health communication goals. If that means, for example, paying Channel X or Radio Station Y for 30 minutes of prime time for your entertainment, news, current affairs, childrens, cartoon, music or whatever “show”, then so be it. That is just the cost of effective health communication. </p> <p>The arguments against paying relate to both effective health communication and media development in a country. </p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/media-pay-or-not-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/media-pay-or-not-pay#comments Adolescent Development Social and Behaviour Change Summit - Ethiopia - 2016 Communicating with, for and about children Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Children, Equity and Development Malaria Democracy and Governance Digital Health HIV/AIDS - Africa Edutainment - Africa Evidence Summit Girls Rights Health, Rights and Media HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research Early Child Development Health HIV / AIDS ICT for Development Media Development Entertainment-Education Africa Health Communication Network Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:04:33 +0000 Warren Feek 9493382 at http://www.comminit.com Commencing the working group - C4D and academia http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/commencing-working-group-c4d-and-academia <p>Hi folks - apologies for the slightly late start to this process. Huge thanks to the<strong> <a href="https://www.comminit.com/global/og/users/9493333/faces">54 people who have said they wish to be part of this initiatve </a></strong>to work on expanding the scale, depth and quality of communication for development within academic institutions. Big thanks also to <strong><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/user-ccontact-78996">Caroline </a></strong>and <strong><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/andrew-skuse-university-adelaide-0">Andrew </a></strong>who will take a lead role with this work. I will provide back-up. I am sure that they will send some notes out soon. The specific space for this work is here: <strong><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/advancing-c4d-academic-institutions">Advancing C4D in Academic Institutions</a>. </strong>Thanks again.<strong> </strong> We all very much look forward to this journey. Warren</p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/commencing-working-group-c4d-and-academia#comments Global Africa Advancing C4D in Academic institutions Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:44:29 +0000 Warren Feek 9493381 at http://www.comminit.com Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in Guinea - Case Studies http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3-guinea-case-studies <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, April 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“Guinea’s maternal and child health indicators are among the lowest in the world. Even before Ebola hit in 2014, trust and confidence in its health services were low. Ebola’s rapid spread further fueled fear and distrust, with many people believing health workers themselves spread the disease.”</em></p> <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_2017-04-26_at_11.12.17.png" alt="" title="Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in Guinea - Case Studies" 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"> Health Communic... </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/hc3-project-materials/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 website</a> on Apri 26 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3-guinea-case-studies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3-guinea-case-studies#comments Guinea Strategic Thinking SDG 3: Good Health Children Community Participation Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Radio Health NGOs Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Health Communication - Africa Africa Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:13:53 +0000 Health Communication Capacity Collaborative 9493364 at http://www.comminit.com Advancing C4D in Academic institutions http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/advancing-c4d-academic-institutions <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/img_1592.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> A working group seeking to improve the relevance, scale and quality of C4D in academia </div> <p>This group emerged from an extensive discussion on The Communication Initiative platform that was prompted by a post from Caroline Hungwe entitled <a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/lack-c4d-modules-university-courses">Lack of C4D modules in University courses</a>. There were over 60 contributions to that discussion from a wide range of countries and perspectives, including many from academic institutions. From that discussion a number of people were interested in transitioning from an analysis of the issues to taking some action to make progress related to those issues. This group is the place for those people to connect and organise for that action. The group is co-moderated by Caroline Hungwe (Zimbabwe) and Andrew Skuse (Australia) with support from Warren Feek at The Communication Initiative. If you are interested in joining this group please log in and click "Join this Group” in the block to the right.</p> Adolescent Development ANDI BBC Media Action Bernard van Leer Foundation Breakthrough Democracy and Governance - Africa DFID Health Communication Capacity Collaborative Institute for Development Studies Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Kellogg Foundation Open Society Foundation Rockefeller Foundation Sida Social and Behaviour Change Summit - Ethiopia - 2016 Steps UNAIDS UNFPA Universidad del Norte University Courses and other initiatives USAID World Health Organisation Communicating with, for and about children Health Communication - Africa C-Capacity Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Children, Equity and Development Science and Media COMBI Malaria C-Picks HIV/AIDS: Southern Africa Democracy and Governance Global Soul City Development Conversations The Media Development Network - Africa Digital Health HIV/AIDS - Africa Ebola Edutainment - Africa Evidence Summit Research: Household Decision-making on Child Health in Nigeria Girls Rights Health, Rights and Media Public Engagement with Science Why Poverty? HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research Policy Blogs Early Child Development Fragile Contexts Health HIV / AIDS ICT for Development Media Development Natural Resource Management Polio UNICEF Entertainment-Education SesameWorkshop The Network Africa Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:44:00 +0000 Warren Feek 9493333 at http://www.comminit.com Lessons Learned from National Initiatives to End Child Marriage - 2016 http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/lessons-learned-national-initiatives-end-child-marriage-2016 <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"> Ellen Travers </div> <div class="field-item even"> Matilda Branson </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> <p><em>“In September 2015, 193 governments adopted target 5.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals to end child marriage by 2030. Since then, an ever increasing number of countries have begun to develop national initiatives to end child marriage, predominantly in Africa and South Asia.”</em></p> <p>This report shares the lessons learned from national initiatives to end child marriage, particularly in relation to their implementation across sectors. The report considers the experiences in 11 countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Nepal, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.&nbsp; Published by Girls Not Brides, it is hoped that the lessons learned will be useful to other countries considering similar national initiatives, in particular Girls Not Brides members in countries where (i) a national initiatives is still in development, (ii) is about to be rolled out, or (iii) is currently being implemented.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/GNB-Lessons_learned_national_initiatives-2016.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 24-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/2011_06-role-play-on-child-marriage-ethiopia-medium.jpg" alt="" title="Lessons Learned from National Initiatives to End Child Marriage - 2016" 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"> Girls Not Brides </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.girlsnotbrides.org/reports-and-publications/lessons-learned-national-initiatives-child-marriage-2016/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Girls Not Brides website</a> on April 24 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/lessons-learned-national-initiatives-end-child-marriage-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/lessons-learned-national-initiatives-end-child-marriage-2016#comments Global Strategic Thinking SDG 5: Gender Equality Children Person-to-Person Interpersonal Gender NGOs Rights Africa Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:26:23 +0000 Girls Not Brides 9493324 at http://www.comminit.com Strengthening Service Delivery for Malaria in Pregnancy: An mHealth Pilot Intervention in West Nile, Uganda http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/strengthening-service-delivery-malaria-pregnancy-mhealth-pilot-intervention-west-nile-ug <h4>Research Brief </h4> <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, March 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“Text messaging, in combination with other capacity building tools and approaches, can be effective in achieving health worker behaviour change in resource-poor settings.”</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.malariaconsortium.org/media-downloads/978/Strengthening%20service%20delivery%20for%20malaria%20in%20pregnancy:%20an%20mHealth%20pilot%20intervention%20in%20West%20Nile,%20Uganda" target="_blank">Click here to download this 8-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/screen_shot_2017-04-24_at_11.13.36.png" alt="" title="Strengthening Service Delivery for Malaria in Pregnancy: An mHealth Pilot Intervention in West Nile, Uganda" width="100" height="48" 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"> Malaria Consortium_1 </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.malariaconsortium.org/resources/publications/978/strengthening-service-delivery-for-malaria-in-pregnancy-an-mhealth-pilot-intervention-in-west-nile-uganda" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Malaria Consoritium website </a>on April 24 2017, and email received from Sandrine Martin on April 24 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/strengthening-service-delivery-malaria-pregnancy-mhealth-pilot-intervention-west-nile-ug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/strengthening-service-delivery-malaria-pregnancy-mhealth-pilot-intervention-west-nile-ug#comments Uganda Strategic Thinking SDG 3: Good Health Children Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information NGOs Malaria and Dengue Reproductive Health Health Communication - Africa Malaria Africa Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:16:37 +0000 Malaria Consortium_1 9493317 at http://www.comminit.com Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/guide-use-digital-financial-services-agriculture <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, February 1, 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/screen_shot_2017-04-19_at_12.53.43.png" alt="" title="Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>“Smallholder farmers (SHFs) have the potential to play an ever increasing role in feeding the world through sustainable supply of key agricultural commodities.”</em></p> <p>This Guide aims to provide a quick and easy-to-use tool to understand how digital finance services (DFS) can help address some of the challenges that smallholder farmers are experiencing today - mainly, lack of access to financial services and convenient payment systems. As explained in the guide, farmers can use DFS to perform transactions via digital channels such as mobile phones, computers, and tablets. Evidence has shown that DFS can help farmers increase agricultural outcomes by reducing loss of money from transporting large amounts of cash, increasing social protection, extending services beyond bank branches, and creating new business models.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://mstarproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/dfs_bsf_matrix_guide-v11_final-web.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the 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/node/5223">United States Agency for International Development (USAID)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/node/4871">FHI 360 - Family Health International (FHI)</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>70</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"> Clarissa_Perkins </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.globalinnovationexchange.org/guide-use-digital-financial-services-agriculture" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global Innovation Exchange website</a> on April 19 2017, and email received from Clarissa Perkins on April 24 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/zddHINKk4s4&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" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zddHINKk4s4&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zddHINKk4s4"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/zddHINKk4s4/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="800" height="658" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/guide-use-digital-financial-services-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/guide-use-digital-financial-services-agriculture#comments Global Materials Digital SDG 1: No Poverty SDG 2: No Hunger Bilaterals Phone/Mobile Economic Development News/Information NGOs Natural Resources Management New Technologies USAID Africa Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:55:52 +0000 Clarissa_Perkins 9493213 at http://www.comminit.com Covering Sexual and Gender Minorities & Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa - A Reporting Guide for Journalists http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/covering-sexual-and-gender-minorities-religion-sub-saharan-africa-reporting-guide-journa <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"> Brian Pellot </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/screen_shot_2017-04-11_at_10.18.25.png" alt="" title="Covering Sexual and Gender Minorities &amp; Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa - A Reporting Guide for Journalists" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This reporting guide is designed to help journalists report ethically and sensitively on issues related to sexual and gender minorities and religion in order to improve coverage of these issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. As explained in the guide: “In Sub-Saharan Africa, as in much of the world, reporting on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE) can be tricky. Cultural taboos, entrenched stereotypes, social hostilities, legal prohibitions and editorial censorship often distort coverage of these sensitive topics. Add religion to the mix and producing responsible journalism on sexual and gender minorities can seem impossible.” </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://b48en3jzcp63fynb1fzfze11go.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/FINAL-LGBTQI-Religion-Africa-Reporting-Guide.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/religion-news-foundation">Religion News Foundation</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/heinrich-b%C3%B6ll-stiftung-southern-africa">Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southern Africa</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>147</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"> brianpellot </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.religionlink.com/source-guides/lgbtqi-religion-africa/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Religion Link website</a> on April 11 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/covering-sexual-and-gender-minorities-religion-sub-saharan-africa-reporting-guide-journa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/covering-sexual-and-gender-minorities-religion-sub-saharan-africa-reporting-guide-journa#comments Africa Materials Digital SDG 5: Gender Equality Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television Gender News Media Rights The Media Development Network - Africa Africa Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:22:59 +0000 brianpellot 9488432 at http://www.comminit.com Grassroot Soccer Research Report 2016 http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/grassroot-soccer-research-report-2016 <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, April 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities.” [Grassroot Soccer website]</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.grassrootsoccer.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/original-grs_research_report_2016_web_version.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to download the 28-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/screen_shot_2017-04-04_at_09.27.43.png" alt="" title="Grassroot Soccer Research Report 2016" 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"> j.decelles </div> <div class="field-item even"> Grassroot Soccer </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.grassrootsoccer.org/research/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grassroot Soccer website </a>on April 4 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/commitment-practice-playbook-practitioners-hiv-youth-and-sport">Commitment to Practice: A Playbook for Practitioners in HIV, Youth and Sport</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/more-just-game-sport-communication-platform-sexuality-education-adolescent-girls">More Than Just a Game - Sport as a Communication Platform in Sexuality Education for Adolescent Girls</a> </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-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/YXKv9PMQjNI&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-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YXKv9PMQjNI&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXKv9PMQjNI"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/YXKv9PMQjNI/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/grassroot-soccer-research-report-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/grassroot-soccer-research-report-2016#comments Dominican Republic Ethiopia Nigeria South Africa Zimbabwe Global Project Evaluations Evaluations Materials SDG 3: Good Health SDG 5: Gender Equality Children Entertainment Person-to-Person Gender Health HIV AIDS NGOs Malaria and Dengue Sports Orgs Youth Health Communication - Africa HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:51:01 +0000 j.decelles 9488274 at http://www.comminit.com Social Media Handbook for Agricultural Development Practitioners http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/social-media-handbook-agricultural-development-practitioners <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"> Dustin Andres </div> <div class="field-item even"> Josh Woodard </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">Sunday, September 1, 2013</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_2017-03-27_at_14.46.47.png" alt="" title="Social Media Handbook for Agricultural Development Practitioners" width="100" height="95" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This interactive handbook is designed to help practitioners working in agricultural development to plan and use social media for agricultural communications efforts. As explained in the handbook, “for agricultural development practitioners, social media tools can expand the reach of your community, strengthen partner relationships, support programmatic initiatives, and provide a vital means to increase the visibility of your public profile and engagement.” The book is intended for agricultural practitioners of various skill levels, however, its content will also be relevant to a broader audience interested in learning more about some emerging trends in social media applications for international development.</p> <p>For the purposes of the handbook, social media refers to internet-based tools for sharing and discussing information among people. These include but are not limited to:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://ictforag.org/toolkits/social/SocialMedia4AgHandbook.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the handbook 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/node/4871">FHI 360 - Family Health International (FHI)</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>82</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"> Josh Woodard - ... </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/interactive-radio-agricultural-development-projects-toolkit-practitioners">Interactive Radio for Agricultural Development Projects: A Toolkit for Practitioners</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/integrating-low-cost-video-agricultural-development-projects-toolkit-practitioners">Integrating Low-Cost Video into Agricultural Development Projects: A Toolkit for Practitioners</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://ictforag.org/toolkits/social/index.html#.WNkbFabtLb-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ICT4Ag website </a>on March 27 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/social-media-handbook-agricultural-development-practitioners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/social-media-handbook-agricultural-development-practitioners#comments Global Materials USAID Africa Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:02:11 +0000 Josh Woodard - FHI360 9488068 at http://www.comminit.com