<a href="/africa/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:38">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/africa/promoted-rss.xml/38 en Data Journalism Awards 2017 http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/data-journalism-awards-2017 <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/data-journalism-awards-2017.jpg" alt="" title="Data Journalism Awards 2017" width="100" height="40" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Started in 2012, the Data Journalism Awards (DJA) seek to highlight, and reward, outstanding work in data journalism worldwide. The competition seeks to celebrate examples of data-driven investigations, data-driven applications, and storytelling projects that use data visualisation to cover topics relevant to the general public and aiming at having an impact on society.</p> <p>The competition is run by the Global Editors Network and supported by Google News Lab and the Knight Foundation, in partnership with Chartbeat. Entries can be submitted by media companies, non-profit organisations, and freelancers or individuals working on online, radio, audio, broadcast, print, or a combination of platforms.</p> <p>The Data Journalism Awards 2017 will be awarding a symbolic amount of €1,801 to winners in each of the following 12 categories:</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, April 7, 2017</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>Works produced by individuals or teams of staffers from media companies and non-profit organisations, as well as freelancers or individuals, are all eligible for entry.</p> <p>Works that are the result of a collaboration between organisations may also be submitted. Works produced by staffers or freelancers collaborating with government agencies, business, or trade organisations with a stake (financial or of other nature) in the issue at hand are not eligible. In other words, the awards are not given to business data visualisations or projects produced for branding purposes.</p> <p>Works that include significant input from the members of the jury will not be accepted for entry into the competition.</p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.datajournalismawards.org/eligibility-rules/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here </a>for more information on eligibility, and on how to apply. </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"> mbouchart </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 Bertrand Pecquerie, Global Editors Network, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.datajournalismawards.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Data Journalism Awards website</a> on January 12 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/data-journalism-awards-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/data-journalism-awards-2017#comments Global Awards Digital Governance and Democracy Print News/Information Radio Television News Media NGOs Classifieds Training, Conferences, Meetings Global Community Radio - Africa Media Development Africa Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:32:32 +0000 mbouchart 9486428 at http://www.comminit.com Making Content Meaningful: A Guide to Adapting Existing Global Health Content for Different Audiences http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/making-content-meaningful-guide-adapting-existing-global-health-content-different-audien <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"> Amy Lee </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lisa Mwaikambo </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Nandini Jayarajan </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2016 </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_2017-01-12_at_10.24.18.png" alt="" title="Making Content Meaningful: A Guide to Adapting Existing Global Health Content for Different Audiences" width="100" height="77" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This guide is designed to help programme managers and implementers working in the health and development sectors to adapt existing openly accessible health content to different contexts, local languages, and formats. As explained in the guide, digital technologies are making content more openly accessible and therefore provide more opportunities for organisations from different parts of the world to share, use, and reuse knowledge. Existing content could be eLearning courses, multimedia resources, guidance documents, and research papers. Developed by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project, the adaptation guide seeks to expand the reach, usefulness, and use of evidence-based global health content, specifically as it relates to family planning.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.k4health.org/sites/default/files/making-content-meaningful-final.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/k4health">K4Health</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>56</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"> K4Health </div> <div class="field-item even"> Elizabeth Futre... </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.k4health.org/resources/making-content-meaningful-guide-adapting-existing-global-health-content-different" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">K4Health website </a>on January 12 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/making-content-meaningful-guide-adapting-existing-global-health-content-different-audien" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/making-content-meaningful-guide-adapting-existing-global-health-content-different-audien#comments Global Materials Digital Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Health NGOs Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights HIV/AIDS - Africa Africa Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:40:18 +0000 K4Health 9486424 at http://www.comminit.com Religion & Sexuality: A Report on Faith-based Responses to Children's Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/religion-sexuality-report-faith-based-responses-childrens-comprehensive-sexuality-educat <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"> 2016 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“As the world is rapidly becoming more complex, with many children maturing earlier and being exposed to competing sources of information, the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information (CSE &amp; I) has become urgent. There is a growing need to ensure that children are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and information regarding their sexuality in order for them to be in a better position to navigate the present and the future.”</em> </p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://resourcecentre.savethechildren.se/sites/default/files/documents/religion_sexuality.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 48-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_2016-12-15_at_11.17.53.png" alt="" title="Religion &amp; Sexuality: A Report on Faith-based Responses to Children&#039;s Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information" width="100" height="99" 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"> Save the Childr... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://resourcecentre.savethechildren.se/library/religion-sexuality-report-faith-based-responses-childrens-comprehensive-sexuality-education" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Save the Children Resource Centre website </a>on December 15 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/religion-sexuality-report-faith-based-responses-childrens-comprehensive-sexuality-educat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/religion-sexuality-report-faith-based-responses-childrens-comprehensive-sexuality-educat#comments Africa East Africa Southern Africa Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Person-to-Person Interpersonal Eliminate New HIV Infections Among Children HIV AIDS NGOs Religious Groups Reproductive Health Communicating with, for and about children Health Communication - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Global HIV/AIDS - Africa HIV / AIDS Africa Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:18:44 +0000 Save the Children Resource Centre 9384230 at http://www.comminit.com Guidelines for Consulting with Children and Young People with Disabilities http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/guidelines-consulting-children-and-young-people-disabilities <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2016 </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_2016-12-14_at_14.17.40.png" alt="" title="Guidelines for Consulting with Children and Young People with Disabilities" width="100" height="40" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This document is a resource to support inclusive communication with children and youth with disabilities. It seeks to equip individuals and organisations working on child rights issues with the knowledge and skills to communicate and consult with children with a variety of disabilities, and at different stages in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation process of programmes. </p> <p>As explained in the guide, “It is crucial to consult with children and young people with disabilities as they are the experts of their own situation. However often it is not recognised that children and young people with disabilities can contribute to decision making processes and they are left out. A programme’s effectiveness and inclusivity increases when children and young people with disabilities meaningfully contribute to all stages of programme planning. If their perspectives are not sought, they may be unintentionally excluded.”</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://plan-international.org/publications/guidelines-consulting-children-and-young-people-disabilities" target="_blank">Click here to download the guidelines 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/283125">Plan International</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>19</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"> Plan Internatio... </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://plan-international.org/publications/guidelines-consulting-children-and-young-people-disabilities" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Plan International website</a> on December 14 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/guidelines-consulting-children-and-young-people-disabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/guidelines-consulting-children-and-young-people-disabilities#comments Global Materials Children Person-to-Person Interpersonal NGOs Rights Africa Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:22:08 +0000 Plan International Headquarters 9384202 at http://www.comminit.com Embracing Web 2.0 and Social Media: A Life-Changing Pathway for Agricultural Development Actors http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/embracing-web-20-and-social-media-life-changing-pathway-agricultural-development-actors <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2015 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“Web 2.0 and social media have become part of everyday life for most people in the developed world. But they represent a life-changing encounter for many in developing countries.” Michael Hailu, CTA Director</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://publications.cta.int/media/publications/downloads/1816_PDF.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 66-page document 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_2016-12-14_at_12.16.45.png" alt="" title="Embracing Web 2.0 and Social Media: A Life-Changing Pathway for Agricultural Development Actors" width="100" height="46" 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"> Technical Centr... </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://publications.cta.int/en/publications/publication/1816/technology-innovation/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CTA website </a>on December 14 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/embracing-web-20-and-social-media-life-changing-pathway-agricultural-development-actors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/embracing-web-20-and-social-media-life-changing-pathway-agricultural-development-actors#comments Africa South Pacific Strategic Thinking Advocacy Agriculture Digital Livelihoods Network Interpersonal Economic Development News/Information Radio New Technology Company NGOs Natural Resources Management New Technologies Global Community Radio - Africa ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Africa Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:14:31 +0000 Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation 9384201 at http://www.comminit.com Partners & Allies: Toolkit for Meaningful Adolescent Girl Engagement http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/partners-allies-toolkit-meaningful-adolescent-girl-engagement <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">Wednesday, December 2, 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_2016-12-13_at_14.00.46.png" alt="" title="Partners &amp; Allies: Toolkit for Meaningful Adolescent Girl Engagement" width="77" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Created by members of the Coalition for Adolescent Girls (CAG), this toolkit is meant to be a resource for practitioners, policy-makers, advocates, researchers, donors, and governments interested in engaging adolescent girls as partners and allies in activities and structures of institutions, programmes, and projects. The goal is to enable institutions, programmes, and project teams to strategically and meaningfully engage girls as equal and active participants in the leadership and development of their communities in relation to all areas of development, including sexual health, governance, and humanitarian aid. </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://coalitionforadolescentgirls.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/CAGPartnersandAlliesToolKit_10.compressed.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this toolkit in PDF format. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/coalition-adolescent-girls-cag">Coalition for Adolescent Girls (CAG)</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-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CAGCoordinator </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.advocatesforyouth.org/blogs-main/advocates-blog/2555-partners-a-allies-toolkit-for-meaningful-adolescent-girl-engagement" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Advocacates for Youth website </a>on December 13 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/partners-allies-toolkit-meaningful-adolescent-girl-engagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/partners-allies-toolkit-meaningful-adolescent-girl-engagement#comments Global Materials Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal Gender NGOs Youth Democracy and Governance - Africa Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Africa Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:53:31 +0000 CAGCoordinator 9384168 at http://www.comminit.com NurseConnect http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/nurseconnect <p>Launched in November 2016, the South African Department of Health's NurseConnect platform uses mobile technology to support nurses and midwives working in maternal health, child health, and family planning.&nbsp; Nurses receive regular information about maternal and child health via their mobile phones designed to improve their professional skills, and provide inspiration and recognition for their work. The initiative seeks to improve South Africa’s high maternal mortality rates, and is a companion to the MomConnect programme, which uses mobile technology to support pregnant and new mothers.&nbsp;</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>While MomConnect supports mothers with free maternal and child health messaging, NurseConnect complements this service by supporting the nurses and midwives who are taking care of the mothers and their babies.&nbsp; Nurses also receive maternal and child health messaging and advice via sms, but the information is more detailed, technical, and sophisticated than those sent to mothers. The service also allows nurses to send feedback and queries to a central help desk, and provides a mobile-optimised website offering in-depth information and advice. Through these services the programme hopes to improve medical knowledge and professional skills development, encourage personal growth and self-improvement, and provide inspiration and recognition for work well done. </p> <p>The kinds of messages nurses receive are:</p> <ul> <li>Everyone deserves to be treated with respect! As a midwife, the way you treat a mom is really important. Your patient trusts you!</li> <li>Exclusive breastfeeding for six months is best for al babies. Could you (and your facility) be doing more to help moms to get this right?</li> <li>It’s easy to prevent the spread of infection! Always wash hands or spray hands with alcohol-based disinfectant before touching any newborn.</li> </ul> <p>Since the launch of NurseConnect, about 12,000 nurses have registered to the service, involving 1,700 health facilities. A learning module will be added to the mobile site in early 2017.</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>Maternal and child health</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>The National Department of Health's MomConnect programme has demonstrated the potential of mobile technology to improve the health of new and expectant mothers, but while nurses and midwives play an integral role in that programme, very little is being done to provide additional support directly to them. Currently, nurses in South Africa often have to contend with outdated clinical knowledge, insufficient awareness of updated government protocols, limited professional development opportunities, and inadequate peer-to-peer education and support.</p> <p>The MomConnect service, launched in 2014, has one million expectant mothers subscribed for weekly informative text messages geared towards their stage of pregnancy and the first years of the child’s life. As of 2016, the service is receiving roughly 1,000 questions from mothers each day. <em>See Related Summary below for more information on MomConnect.</em></p> </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/nurseconnect_website.png" alt="" title="Nurseconnect" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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>Department of Health, Johnson and Johnson, Discovery Health, and Praekelt.org</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"> Praekelt </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/momconnect">MomConnect </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.praekelt.org/nurseconnect" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Praekelt.org website </a>and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.health-e.org.za/2016/09/10/nurses-use-sms-service-help-mothers/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Health-E News website </a>on December 13 2016</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/nurseconnect#comments South Africa Experiences Children Person-to-Person Phone/Mobile News/Information Government Departments Health NGOs Reproductive Health Health Communication - Africa Africa Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:45:02 +0000 Praekelt 9384163 at http://www.comminit.com Impact of FAO-Dimitra Clubs: Empowering Rural People - Video Series http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/impact-fao-dimitra-clubs-empowering-rural-people-video-series <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2016 </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_2016-12-12_at_14.20.04.png" alt="" title="Impact of FAO-Dimitra Clubs: Empowering Rural People - Video Series" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This video series about Dimitra Clubs was produced to highlight the strengths and uniqueness of this gender-sensitive participatory communication approach. The approach has been developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Dimitra project, a gender sensitive information and participatory communication project that contributes to the empowerment of rural populations, women and youth in particular. </p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzp5NgJ2-dK6OBbZpPuTMn_7wSrclUE0I" target="_blank">Click here to access all the videos in English online.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzp5NgJ2-dK4oyjcjuQMVOXe02ak9gt6H" target="_blank">Click here to access all the videos in French 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/fao-dimitra">FAO Dimitra</a> </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 and French</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dimitra Project </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/dimitra-clubs-unique-approach">Dimitra Clubs: A Unique Approach</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.fao.org/dimitra/dimitra-clubs/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">FAO-Dimitra website </a>on December 12 2016, and email from the Dimitra Team on December 12 2016. .</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/ixZOJd0b55w&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/ixZOJd0b55w&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=ixZOJd0b55w"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/ixZOJd0b55w/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/impact-fao-dimitra-clubs-empowering-rural-people-video-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/impact-fao-dimitra-clubs-empowering-rural-people-video-series#comments Congo (DRC) Niger Materials Community Participation Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Economic Development News/Information Radio Gender NGOs Natural Resources Management United Nations Women FAO Community Radio - Africa Africa Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:24:59 +0000 Dimitra Project 9384147 at http://www.comminit.com Dimitra Clubs: A Unique Approach http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/dimitra-clubs-unique-approach <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2015 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>“Over 1300 Dimitra Clubs exist in sub-Saharan Africa today, involving about 30.000 women and men”.</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4706e.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this 3-page factsheet 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_2016-12-12_at_12.42.51.png" alt="" title="Dimitra Clubs: A Unique Approach" width="100" height="63" 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"> Dimitra Project </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="http://www.fao.org/dimitra/dimitra-publications/publications/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">FAO website</a> on December 12 2016, and email from the Dimitra Team to Soul Beat Africa on December 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/community-listeners-clubs-stepping-stones-action-rural-areas">Community Listeners&#039; Clubs: Stepping Stones for Action in Rural Areas</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/communicating-gender-rural-development-integrating-gender-communication-development">Communicating Gender for Rural Development: Integrating Gender in Communication For Development</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/content/communicating-gender-development-dimitras-new-training-module">&quot;Communicating Gender for Development&quot;: Dimitra&#039;s New Training Module</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/africa/content/dimitra-project-global">Dimitra Project - Global</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/dimitra-clubs-unique-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/dimitra-clubs-unique-approach#comments Africa Strategic Thinking Community Participation Livelihoods Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Community Media Economic Development News/Information Radio Gender NGOs Natural Resources Management United Nations Women FAO Global Community Radio - Africa Natural Resource Management Africa Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:45:22 +0000 Dimitra Project 9384146 at http://www.comminit.com Media Guide for Responsible Reporting on Mental Health http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/media-guide-responsible-reporting-mental-health <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2016 </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_2016-12-09_at_09.59.35.png" alt="" title="Media Guide for Responsible Reporting on Mental Health " width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This guide is designed to empower the media in South Africa to help dispel the many negative beliefs that surround mental health.&nbsp; As stated in the guide: “Stigma and discrimination against people with mental disorders or disability is still widespread, and there are still many misconceptions and negative beliefs surrounding the topic of mental health.&nbsp; For this reason, it is incredibly important that when reporting on mental health, the information that is sent out is accurate, respectful and fair.”&nbsp; The guide explains that the vast majority of news stories on mental illness either focus on negative characteristics related to people with the disorders (e.g., unpredictability or unsocial ability) or on medical treatments.&nbsp; Absent are positive stories that highlight recovery of many persons with even the most serious of mental illness. </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://cpmh.org.za/wmhd/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SAFMH-Media-Reporting-Guide.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/content/south-african-federation-mental-health-safmh">South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH) </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>24</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"> Marthé Viljoen </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.cpmh.org.za/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health website</a> on December 9 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/media-guide-responsible-reporting-mental-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/africa/content/media-guide-responsible-reporting-mental-health#comments South Africa Materials Digital Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television Health News Media Health Communication - Africa Community Radio - Africa Africa Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:57:59 +0000 Marthé Viljoen 9384110 at http://www.comminit.com