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Behaviour Change Toolkit for International Development Practitioners
June 19, 2017

Behaviour Change Toolkit for International Development Practitioners

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“The vast majority of development interventions have one thing in common: their goals can be achieved only if the target groups start practicing new behaviours, such as washing hands with soap, using new agronomic practices or sending girls to ...

Rumour Has It: A Practice Guide to Working with Rumours
June 14, 2017

Rumour Has It: A Practice Guide to Working with Rumours

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This guide is designed for humanitarian organisations working in emergency response situations to enable them to integrate working with rumours into their response programmes. The guide aims to build organisations' knowledge and understanding of ...

The Soul Beat 268 - Media (for) Development in Africa
June 12, 2017

The Soul Beat 268 - Media (for) Development in Africa

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 268 - Media (for) Development in Africa June 13 2017

Action Research to Improve Youth and Adult Literacy: Empowering Learners in a Multilingual World
June 8, 2017

Action Research to Improve Youth and Adult Literacy: Empowering Learners in ...

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“The challenge for education today is to adapt and respond to the complex realities of a linguistically and culturally diverse world, and to combat social disintegration and discrimination. We can use action research to reflect on this, moving ...

Promoting Health and Literacy for Women's Empowerment
June 6, 2017

Promoting Health and Literacy for Women's Empowerment

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"I am convinced that the intrinsic value of literacy and education, extending far beyond  economic development, is to empower people. This means enabling women and men, through  education, to take control of their own health and ...

Khutbah and Sermon Guides on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders
June 6, 2017

Khutbah and Sermon Guides on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders

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These Islamic and Christian khutbar or sermon guides were developed to empower religious leaders in Kenya with the tools and skills to reach their congregations with key messages on pediatric HIV transmission and prevention.  The guides deal ...

AcQual II Project
June 5, 2017

AcQual II Project

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The AcQual II Project is a three-year (2014-2018) family planning project which seeks to increase access and quality of family planning services in the Democratic Republic on Congo (DRC), specifically in Kinshasa and Kongo Central. The project is ...

Youth-Led Research: Listening and Learning Toolkit
May 31, 2017

Youth-Led Research: Listening and Learning Toolkit

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This toolkit offers an introduction to the Listening and Learning (L&L) methodology - a youth-led research methodology which is based on conversations to capture individual perspectives and experiences.  The toolkit identifies the key ...

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs
May 30, 2017

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs

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"Becoming familiar with the dynamics of privilege and oppression between religious groups in the community or country where a program takes place allows peacebuilders to be sensitive toward participants and ensure everyone is included and ...

Harnessing the Potential of ICTs - Literacy and Numeracy Programmes using Radio, TV, Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computers
May 30, 2017

Harnessing the Potential of ICTs - Literacy and Numeracy Programmes using ...

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“It is my hope that this publication contributes to the advancement of innovative and effective ICT-oriented solutions for literacy teaching and learning. It should support the building of a more solid knowledge base for what works (and what ...

C4D Network Country Mapping Study - Key Findings 2016/2017
May 30, 2017

C4D Network Country Mapping Study - Key Findings 2016/2017

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“C4D [communication for development] is, as many people acknowledge in this study, a burgeoning field of development practice, and still in some quarters misunderstood and underrepresented. But it is also thriving, with an energy in-country that ...

Learning Together Across Generations: Guidelines for Family Literacy and Learning Programmes
May 29, 2017

Learning Together Across Generations: Guidelines for Family Literacy and ...

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"Family learning has the potential to develop and strengthen a culture of learning in families and communities. It often goes beyond teaching literacy and numeracy, equipping learners with the life skills and tools to engage positively with their ...

One World No Hunger Initiative
May 26, 2017

One World No Hunger Initiative

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The One World No Hunger initiative seeks to improve the secure and fair access to resources, land, and land use rights for women in four regions in Namibia, with the ultimate objective to increase food security. Launched by the Konrad Adenauer ...

Don't Lose the Plot Television Programme
May 25, 2017

Don't Lose the Plot Television Programme

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Launched in May 2017, Don’t Lose the Plot is a competition reality television series that is designed to encourage Kenyan, Tanzanian, and Ugandan youth to go into agribusiness. It brings a particular format of reality television – the 'makeover' ...

Una Hakika Project
May 24, 2017

Una Hakika Project

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Una Hakika (which means “Are you sure?” in Swahili) is a mobile phone-based information service which helps to address false rumours contributing to intercommunal conflict in Kenya. Una Hakika began in the Tana Delta, an area with a history of ...

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria  - A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions
May 23, 2017

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria - A Social Norms Approach to ...

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“Corruption tends to foster more corruption, perpetuating and entrenching social injustice in daily life. Such an environment weakens societal values of fairness, honesty, integrity and common citizenship, as the impunity of dishonest practices ...

Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Study on the Fulfilment of the Right to Education of Children with Disabilities
May 22, 2017

Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Study on the Fulfilment of the Right to ...

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“While worldwide 93 million children (5 per cent) aged 14 or younger live with a moderate or severe disability of some kind, in sub-Saharan Africa a higher percentage of children (6.4 per cent) have a disability. Meanwhile, as many as one third ...

Good Practice Guide: Adolescent HIV Programming
May 22, 2017

Good Practice Guide: Adolescent HIV Programming

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This Good Practice Guide was developed to offer programme managers and service providers concrete implementation guidance and support as they seek to address adolescents’ HIV needs more effectively. It is intended to shape a provider’s approach ...

Health Communication for Life (HC4L)
May 19, 2017

Health Communication for Life (HC4L)

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Health Communication for Life (HC4L) is a five-year project (September 2016 — September 2021) that seeks to support the Government of Malawi’s efforts to increase public demand for quality, sustainable, priority health services and products. The ...

Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for Parliamentarians
May 17, 2017

Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for ...

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“Homophobia and other forms of stigma, violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people contribute significantly to their exclusion from society, limit their access to health and social services ...

Faith, Empowerment, Church and Community Mobilisation Advocacy: Insights from Tearfund's Partner in Uganda
May 17, 2017

Faith, Empowerment, Church and Community Mobilisation Advocacy: Insights ...

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"CCM is powerful because it enables people to cast a vision collectively, to imagine solutions rather than problems. In some communities, there’s a history of people seeing themselves as victims and as recipients of aid. CCM tells you that you ...

Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) Project
May 16, 2017

Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected ...

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The LINKAGES project (Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV) aims to accelerate the ability of partner governments, key population (KP)-led civil-society organisations, and private-sector providers to ...

Stand Up! Security Guide for Human Rights Defenders in Africa
May 15, 2017

Stand Up! Security Guide for Human Rights Defenders in Africa

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“Across the East and Horn of Africa sub-region, we have documented worrying patterns affecting the work of human rights defenders. These include increasing online surveillance, judicial harassment and spurious prosecutions, physical attacks and ...

Write Right, Tight - Navigating Common Mistakes in Ugandan Newsrooms
May 10, 2017

Write Right, Tight - Navigating Common Mistakes in Ugandan Newsrooms

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Write Right, Tight is a handbook for Ugandan journalists to support them to become reporters and writers who can produce compelling, accurate, and well-written stories. The handbook explores common reporting problems and offers insights into ...

Crowdsourcing Citizen Feedback on District Development in Ghana Using Interactive Voice  Response Surveys
May 10, 2017

Crowdsourcing Citizen Feedback on District Development in Ghana Using ...

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"In Ghana, as in most countries, there is no systematic or easy way to provide inputs on citizen satisfaction and preferences to decision-makers." This practice paper shares the results of a research project involving a crowdsourcing platform ...

Changing Gender and Social Norms, Attitudes and Behaviours
May 9, 2017

Changing Gender and Social Norms, Attitudes and Behaviours

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"What rigorous evidence is there on what types of programming interventions work to bring about changes in gender and social norms, and changes in wider attitudes and behaviours?" This annotated bibliography presents studies of programmes that ...

A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
May 8, 2017

A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development in Low- and Middle-Income ...

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Commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the YouthPower Learning project, this systematic review aims to document how Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches have been applied in low- and ...

Demand Generation: Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities: HC3 Case Study Series
May 8, 2017

Demand Generation: Adapting the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for ...

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This series of case studies looks how six organisations have used the Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities to improve their social and behaviour change (SBCC) communication activities.  The I-Kit , ...

Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) Toolkit 2.0
May 8, 2017

Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) Toolkit 2.0

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"Community advocacy is crucial to bringing about change. Yet community activists often lack the knowledge and skills needed to raise their voices and communicate their needs in the local and national forums where decisions are made." From the ...

Organizational Guide to ICT4D: Leveraging Technology for International Development
May 5, 2017

Organizational Guide to ICT4D: Leveraging Technology for International ...

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"The world faces many challenges that require academic understanding, technological application, and program implementation to address. This guide is intended for internal change leaders and lays out an approach to using technology to improve ...

Guidance on Generating Content: Capturing and Creating Stories, Photos and Films
May 5, 2017

Guidance on Generating Content: Capturing and Creating Stories, Photos and Films

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Effective documentation and sharing of the experiences and lessons emerging from adaptation projects is critical in order to ensure that results are informing broader adaptation processes. To support this effort, this guidance document was ...

ICTs in Humanitarian Response: A Learning Review of a Three-year, Five-country Programme
May 4, 2017

ICTs in Humanitarian Response: A Learning Review of a Three-year, ...

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“…it is important to stress that ICTs are never a replacement for good-quality programming. Right from the design stage of any programme, the alignment to quality programmes and human processes must be emphasized to allow exploration of the ...

Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder's Guide
May 2, 2017

Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder's Guide

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This guide offers insights and guiding principles for peacebuilders and on-the-ground practitioners who are seeking to prevent or address violent extremism. Produced by Search for Common Ground, the guide draws on three decades of the ...

April 26, 2017

Media: Pay or not pay?

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There is an ongoing, murmuring issue in health communication - do you pay for media time or not? The issues are difficult and interesting. Where do you stand and why? In favour of paying is the argument that if you wish your media and ...

April 26, 2017

Commencing the working group - C4D and academia

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Hi folks - apologies for the slightly late start to this process. Huge thanks to the 54 people who have said they wish to be part of this initiatve to work on expanding the scale, depth and quality of communication for development within academic ...

Informing Policy and Practice to Improve Quality of Care for Malaria in Pregnancy in Uganda
April 26, 2017

Informing Policy and Practice to Improve Quality of Care for Malaria in ...

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“Adopting a strategic approach to research uptake increases the likelihood of research results being taken up by policy-makers and practitioners.” This Learning Brief describes the activities that supported research uptake for an operational ...

The Power of Airwaves: The Role of Spectrum Management in Media Development
April 26, 2017

The Power of Airwaves: The Role of Spectrum Management in Media Development

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"[A] well-defined, transparent, and equitable spectrum management process that takes into account the needs of all relevant stakeholders is necessary in order to create an environment that serves the public good and enables media development."

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in Guinea - Case Studies
April 26, 2017

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) in Guinea - Case Studies

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“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 ...

Advancing C4D in Academic institutions
April 24, 2017

Advancing C4D in Academic institutions

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This group emerged from an extensive discussion on The Communication Initiative platform that was prompted by a post from Caroline Hungwe entitled Lack of C4D modules in University courses. There were over 60 contributions to that discussion from ...

Lessons Learned from National Initiatives to End Child Marriage - 2016
April 24, 2017

Lessons Learned from National Initiatives to End Child Marriage - 2016

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“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, ...

Strengthening Service Delivery for Malaria in Pregnancy: An mHealth Pilot Intervention  in West Nile, Uganda
April 24, 2017

Strengthening Service Delivery for Malaria in Pregnancy: An mHealth Pilot ...

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“Text messaging, in combination with other capacity building tools and approaches, can be effective in achieving health worker behaviour change in resource-poor settings.”

Unite for a Better Life Programme
April 21, 2017

Unite for a Better Life Programme

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The Unite for a Better Life is a study intervention being implemented in Ethiopia to prevent and reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV.  The programme, which involves facilitated discussions about gender norms and sexuality, is ...

Global Good Practice (GGP) Notes on Agricultural Extension
April 20, 2017

Global Good Practice (GGP) Notes on Agricultural Extension

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The Global Good Practices Initiative was initiated by Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) to facilitate access to information and know-how on rural advisory services for a wide audience of practitioners. It does so by providing ...

BBC Media Action Data Portal
April 19, 2017

BBC Media Action Data Portal

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This BBC Media Action Data Portal is designed as a resource centre for the organisation's reports and data from across Africa, Asia and the Middle East over the past five years. The portal features reports, visualisations, tools and data from BBC ...

Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture
April 19, 2017

Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

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“Smallholder farmers (SHFs) have the potential to play an ever increasing role in feeding the world through sustainable supply of key agricultural commodities.” This Guide aims to provide a quick and easy-to-use tool to understand how digital ...

Training Manual: Gender Leadership in Humanitarian Action
April 13, 2017

Training Manual: Gender Leadership in Humanitarian Action

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The purpose of this training manual is to support the institutionalisation of gender equality and women's rights in all humanitarian action. It was developed by Oxfam to support the implementation of the project Institutionalizing Gender in ...

Communication for Development: A Practical Guide
April 12, 2017

Communication for Development: A Practical Guide

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"Development is a communicative process. Communication tools are vital for the political dialogue and awareness-raising required to bring about social and institutional reforms. This...handbook...shows how these tools can be used effectively." - ...

Covering Sexual and Gender Minorities & Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa - A Reporting Guide for Journalists
April 11, 2017

Covering Sexual and Gender Minorities & Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa - A ...

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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: ...

Terrorism and the Media: A Handbook for Journalists
April 10, 2017

Terrorism and the Media: A Handbook for Journalists

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"Terrorists rely upon conventional journalistic codes of drama, violence and surprise, especially for television....Traditional media have not always taken the measure of their responsibility in this great propaganda game, and enter into the ...

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