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Community Perception Regarding Childhood Vaccinations and Its Implications for Effectiveness: A Qualitative Study in Rural Burkina Faso
April 23, 2018

Community Perception Regarding Childhood Vaccinations and Its Implications ...

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The aim of this study is to determine the reasons related to complete and incomplete immunisation coverage among children in the Nouna Health District (NHD), 300 km from the capital Ouagadougou in northwestern Burkina Faso, with a focus on the ...

REAL Fathers: Lessons from Scaling a Violence Prevention Program
April 23, 2018

REAL Fathers: Lessons from Scaling a Violence Prevention Program

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The Responsible, Engaged, and Loving (REAL) Fathers Initiative is an effort by Save the Children and Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), with funding from the United States Agency for International Development, to ...

Karamoja on the Move: Testing A Peer Learning & Community Theatre Model
April 20, 2018

Karamoja on the Move: Testing A Peer Learning & Community Theatre Model

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Emorikinos Daadang Etogogongo Alatanakin Ngidwe (EDEAN) (Let's Come Together and Strengthen Child Spacing) is a community-based intervention in Uganda that is designed to test the hypothesis that increasing fertility awareness (FA) through ...

Emergency Risk Communication: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Review of Recent Gray Literature on Ebola, Zika, and Yellow Fever
April 19, 2018

Emergency Risk Communication: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Review of Recent ...

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"...going local plays a central role in effective emergency communication, from engaging with and building on local leadership and organizational structures, to using local staff, communication patterns, networks and languages, to tailoring ...

Exploring Social and Behavior Change Communication to Support Delivery of Micronutrient Powders in Rural Uganda
April 19, 2018

Exploring Social and Behavior Change Communication to Support Delivery of ...

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"Effective micronutrient powder distribution programming requires a behavior change strategy that is both effective and appropriate in a specific context." Drawing on the experience of the United States Agency for International Development ...

University of Zambia - Master of Communication for Development (MCD)
March 28, 2018

University of Zambia - Master of Communication for Development (MCD)

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Background information: The Master of Communication for Development (MCD) is a one and half-year Masters degree aimed at training personnel working in various development-related assignments within Zambia, the Southern African Development ...

University of Westminster - Masters in Media and Development
March 27, 2018

University of Westminster - Masters in Media and Development

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University of Sussex - MA Media Practice for Development and Social Change
March 27, 2018

University of Sussex - MA Media Practice for Development and Social Change

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Background information: The University of Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961. The goal of the university is to deliver teaching and learning programmes informed by ...

Creating the spaces for children to participate in development process
March 10, 2018

Creating the spaces for children to participate in development process

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 As Zambia commemorates Youth Day on 12th March 2018, particular attention must be paid to the concept of child participation. Child participation comes across as a cliché as civic actors discuss children’s rights and the need to create ...

The Soul Beat 273 - What Works? The 2018 SBCC Summit – African Engagement
March 9, 2018

The Soul Beat 273 - What Works? The 2018 SBCC Summit – African Engagement

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 273 - What Works? The 2018 SBCC Summit – African Engagement March 8, 2018

Accelerating Agri-Nutrition: The Role of Agriculture in Improving Nutrition in Kenya
March 7, 2018

Accelerating Agri-Nutrition: The Role of Agriculture in Improving Nutrition ...

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I am keen to find out what other institutions/countries are doing to link agriculture to nutrition for improved health outcomes. (Agri-Nutrition) "How do we bridge the disconnect between nutrition and agriculture?" The response requires us all ...

#PressforProgress: The long road to equality…
March 5, 2018

#PressforProgress: The long road to equality…

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  #PressforProgress is the theme for the 2018 International Women’s Day, which will be commemorated on 8th March. It is exciting to once again commemorate and celebrate women and women achievements. Of course, the commemoration of ...

Adolescents 360 Project
March 2, 2018

Adolescents 360 Project

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Launched in January 2016, Adolescents 360 (A360) is a four-year consortium-led project headed by Population Services International (PSI). The project aims to increase demand for, access to and uptake of voluntary modern contraceptives among ...

Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voice: What Works? - The 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit - Framing Document
February 28, 2018

Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voice: What Works? - The 2018 ...

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"This conference will not only showcase different interventions, but also critique them with a view to enabling better processes to assess and generate insight around what we know about what works. Ultimately, it will seek to determine what it ...

Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning HIV/AIDS
February 15, 2018

Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning HIV/AIDS

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Africa's Voices Foundation (AVF) designs mixed methods research projects that "are grounded in social science theories, engage citizens through digital channels, and deliver robust, credible evidence to inform development and governance ...

Tree of Life - A Workshop Methodology for Children, Young People and Adults
February 13, 2018

Tree of Life - A Workshop Methodology for Children, Young People and Adults

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The Tree of Life is a psychosocial support tool based on narrative practices. The methodology helps avoid re-traumatisation (sometimes called secondary traumatisation) that can be caused by the retelling of the original trauma without the ...

The Soul Beat 272 - Radio for Social Change
February 13, 2018

The Soul Beat 272 - Radio for Social Change

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 272 - Radio for Social Change February 13 2018

From Model to Movement: Learning from DOT's Youth Leading Change Project
February 12, 2018

From Model to Movement: Learning from DOT's Youth Leading Change Project

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"The report shares DOT's key insights about youth development and entrepreneurship.... It captures DOT’s evolving strategy along a trajectory of 'model to movement,' where youth are supported to become ...social innovators who are creating ...

Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Related to Child Protection and Gender
February 10, 2018

Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Related to Child Protection and Gender

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"Effective social change initiatives aimed at eliminating harmful practices and promoting gender equality require a granular understanding of how people perceive and talk about these issues. Yet in Somalia, where there are areas of poor ...

Her Farm Radio: Building Knowledge and Developing the Capacity of Malawi’s Female Farmers on Forest Landscape Restoration
February 9, 2018

Her Farm Radio: Building Knowledge and Developing the Capacity of Malawi’s ...

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"As farmers, foresters and providers, women have a unique understanding of the ecosystems they live alongside. A pioneering radio programme in Malawi is tapping into this immense body of knowledge by creating a platform for women to engage in ...

Shifting Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Sierra Leone Utilizing Trials of Improved Practices
February 2, 2018

Shifting Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Sierra Leone Utilizing Trials of ...

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"The SPRING project, together with Helen Keller International (HKI), recently used Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs), a qualitative research methodology, to design social and behavior change communication (SBCC) efforts to improve the ...

Diva Centres and Divine Divas
February 1, 2018

Diva Centres and Divine Divas

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In Zambia, IDEO.org partnered with Marie Stopes International and the Hewlett Foundation to design the Diva Centres - a multi-touchpoint service that helps adolescent girls in urban Lusaka access the contraception they need to take control of ...

Increasing Male Engagement in the HIV Response - Promising Practices in Eastern and Southern Africa
January 30, 2018

Increasing Male Engagement in the HIV Response - Promising Practices in ...

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"As Eastern and Southern African countries heed the call to implement programmes aimed at engaging men and adolescent boys in the HIV response, it is invaluable to be able to refer to strategies and programmes already being implemented within the ...

Radio Production Training Manual
January 29, 2018

Radio Production Training Manual

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"Some of the chief qualities that make a good radio producer are: curiosity, a love of stories, a love of meeting people and talking to them."

Assessing Conflict Drivers and Re-Framing Radicalization in Northern Nigeria: Formative Research Report for the Farar Tattabara ("White Dove") Radio Project
January 26, 2018

Assessing Conflict Drivers and Re-Framing Radicalization in Northern ...

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"In late 2016, Equal Access [EA] launched a new CVE (countering violent extremism) radio project in northern Nigeria. In order to better understand evolving conflict dynamics, [Equal Access-Nigeria] conducted formative research across northern ...

Académie de l’Artisanat -  Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their Reproductive Future and Their Financial Life
January 26, 2018

Académie de l’Artisanat - Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their ...

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“As designers, we do research to get inspired. When we begin a project, we immerse ourselves in the lives of the people we’re designing for.”

Social Change in Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso - A Hit? A Miss? Or a Work in Progress?
January 25, 2018

Social Change in Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso - A Hit? A Miss? Or a Work ...

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"How does change happen? What are the triggers? Can we identify the tipping point? Is there a formula that is replicable? These are questions that all human rights advocates and development actors ask. Civil Society and governments in West Africa ...

How Is Radio Helping to Improve Girls' Education in South Sudan?
January 24, 2018

How Is Radio Helping to Improve Girls' Education in South Sudan?

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"Midline research found that listeners of the radio programme Our School – which seeks to raise awareness of the benefits of education and tackle associated barriers – had more knowledge of South Sudan’s education system, had been more involved ...

Couples as Champions for Gender Equality
January 24, 2018

Couples as Champions for Gender Equality

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“Our Gender Champion Approach was greatly appreciated by communities in Senegal, and showed how small actions by one individual can influence the actions of others within a group, holding the potential to influence further individuals, and ...

Working in Conflict: A Faith Based Toolkit for Islamic Relief
January 23, 2018

Working in Conflict: A Faith Based Toolkit for Islamic Relief

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"This toolkit has been designed to be a practical resource for Islamic Relief staff working in conflict zones and fragile contexts that takes our Islamic faith as a foundation." From the Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) working paper ...

Dapivirine Ring Design Guide - Human-Centered Design Research to Increase Uptake and Use
January 23, 2018

Dapivirine Ring Design Guide - Human-Centered Design Research to Increase ...

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“No one product alone will end the epidemic. To end AIDS, women will need a range of options that meet their needs and fit within the context of their lives.”

Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3)
January 17, 2018

Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3)

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The Cameroon Peace Promotion Project (CP3) was an initiative designed to improve community resistance to violent extremist influence in the northern regions of Cameroon. Implemented between December 2015 and December 2017 by Equal Access, the ...

The Impact of Radio on Nutrition-Related Knowledge Behaviors in Senegal
January 17, 2018

The Impact of Radio on Nutrition-Related Knowledge Behaviors in Senegal

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“By working with radio stations, we could increase our audience at a low cost and assist local radio stations to develop new skills in communication and monitoring and evaluation.”

Children and Youth Advocacy in Africa: Context, Approaches and Lessons
January 16, 2018

Children and Youth Advocacy in Africa: Context, Approaches and Lessons

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"In many African countries, children and young people [(CYP)] have become critical stakeholders and advocates in achieving the 'child rights agenda'. In addition, the pervasiveness of social media and information technologies has expanded ...

Soul Buddyz Club Impact Evaluation
January 16, 2018

Soul Buddyz Club Impact Evaluation

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Humanitarian Radio Module
January 15, 2018

Humanitarian Radio Module

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“Alongside humanitarian services such as the provision of food, shelter, water, protection and healthcare, the provision of information to those in need must be considered a basic component of the humanitarian response.”

Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies
January 12, 2018

Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies

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Created by the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Infectious Hazard Management in collaboration with the WHO Department of Communications, the recommendations in this resource provide overarching, evidence-based guidance on how risk ...

Increasing Access to Contraceptive Information and Services for First-Time Mothers in Shinyanga District, Tanzania
January 11, 2018

Increasing Access to Contraceptive Information and Services for First-Time ...

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"This technical brief describes the E2A Project [Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning (FP) and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls Project]’s interventions for first-time mothers in Shinyanga District (of Shinyanga ...

A Video Storytelling Method to Enhance Agricultural Extension - Workshop Handbook
January 11, 2018

A Video Storytelling Method to Enhance Agricultural Extension - Workshop ...

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This handbook is designed to provide tools for civil society institutions interested in developing and utilising participatory videos to communicate knowledge about new agricultural technologies and practices to rural communities in developing ...

Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPIN): Technical Briefs
January 10, 2018

Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPIN): Technical Briefs

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"This technical brief presents key learnings, best practices and experiences from implementing the Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPIN) between April 2011 to August 2016." ESMPIN, implemented by Society for Family Health (SFH) ...

Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse Webinar Series
January 10, 2018

Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse Webinar Series

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This series of webinars is being hosted by the LINEA (Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse) Network, a project of the Gender Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which works to prevent ...

Increasing Support for Reproductive Health Activities Among Religious Leaders in Niger (Accroître le Soutien aux Activités de Santé Reproductive parmi les Leaders Religieux au Niger) - Volumes 1, 2 and 3
January 10, 2018

Increasing Support for Reproductive Health Activities Among Religious ...

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These three dual language reports offer a summary of the human-centred design (HCD) process used by Population Services International (PSI) to engage religious leaders in reproductive health activities in the Zinder region of Niger. Each of the ...

The Father Factor: How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for Better   Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Niger
January 9, 2018

The Father Factor: How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for ...

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"In Niger, where the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project has worked to improve nutrition since 2015, MIYCN [maternal, infant, and young child nutrition] behaviors are influenced by cultural ...

mVAM for Nutrition Kenya Case Study
January 9, 2018

mVAM for Nutrition Kenya Case Study

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“Using mobile methodologies to collect dietary diversity data for young children and women of reproductive age helps to provide early warning of deteriorating nutrition situations and support global efforts to strengthen nutrition ...

Driving Demand for Chlorhexidine: A Human-Centered Design Toolkit for the Development of Demand Generation Materials
January 9, 2018

Driving Demand for Chlorhexidine: A Human-Centered Design Toolkit for the ...

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“A defining characteristic of the human-centered design process is that it prioritizes talking to and collaborating with the people who are most likely affected by the development of a new intervention or program.”

Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Package for Men and Adolescent Boys
December 26, 2017

Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Package for Men and Adolescent Boys

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"The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Service Package... aims to increase the range and quality of sexual and reproductive services provided that meet the specific and diverse needs of men and adolescents boys." This service package for ...

No More 'Harmful Traditional Practices': Working Effectively With Faith Leaders
December 26, 2017

No More 'Harmful Traditional Practices': Working Effectively With Faith Leaders

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"[T]his study represents a novel and timely consideration of the role of faith in the perpetuation and/or discontinuation of HTPs [harmful traditional practices], with important lessons for policy makers and development practitioners." From the ...

Understanding Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health-seeking Behaviors in Ethiopia: Implications for Youth Friendly Service Programming
December 21, 2017

Understanding Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health-seeking ...

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"Acknowledging the need for targeted health services for adolescents and youth, the Ethiopian Government has scaled-up and institutionalized youth friendly services (YFS) through intensive capacity building at all levels of the health ...

Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology
December 18, 2017

Supporting Teachers with Mobile Technology

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"[T]eacher capacity building for mobile learning is likely to become increasingly essential as a growing number of educators and students, including those in poor countries, buy and use mobile phones." This report draws lessons from United ...

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