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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 ...

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 ...

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 , ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Soul Beat 267 - Communicating for Food Security and Agriculture in Africa
April 10, 2017

The Soul Beat 267 - Communicating for Food Security and Agriculture in Africa

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 267 - Communicating for Food Security and Agriculture in Africa April 11 2017

Grassroot Soccer Research Report 2016
April 4, 2017

Grassroot Soccer Research Report 2016

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“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, ...

One Community Project
April 3, 2017

One Community Project

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The One Community project is designed to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS in Malawi and to prevent new infections. This will be achieved through: empowering priority populations with the knowledge, efficacy, and skills to effectively utilise ...

Gender Socialization during Adolescence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
March 28, 2017

Gender Socialization during Adolescence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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"By drawing attention to the gender socialization process among adolescents, it is possible to re-direct intervention efforts, taking into consideration how young people imagine their transitions to adulthood - and how they achieve them. Rather ...

Social Media Handbook for Agricultural Development Practitioners
March 27, 2017

Social Media Handbook for Agricultural Development Practitioners

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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, ...

Guide to Reporting Civic Space: Media Toolkit
March 22, 2017

Guide to Reporting Civic Space: Media Toolkit

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This toolkit is designed to inform the media about the importance of civic space, and how the media can play a more effective role in protecting it. It defines what civic space is, the threats and challenges it faces, and the work being done ...

How to Hold a Successful Share Fair
March 20, 2017

How to Hold a Successful Share Fair

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This handbook is a reference tool for anyone who works in public health or international development and wants to bring together a group of people to discuss ideas, address challenges, and share best practices. The handbook guides users through ...

Guidebook for Online Facilitators: Sharing Experiences from Climate Change and Agriculture Communities of Practice
March 16, 2017

Guidebook for Online Facilitators: Sharing Experiences from Climate Change ...

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"The impacts of climate change have required wide scale adaptation, especially in sectors like agriculture directly impacted by weather and climatic conditions. Therefore there is a need to transform agriculture sectors quickly and efficiently. ...

The Lucky Specials Film
March 16, 2017

The Lucky Specials Film

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The Lucky Specials is a film which combines fiction and non-fiction storytelling to demystify tuberculosis (TB), explaining how it spreads, and how it can be treated.  Through relatable characters and storyline, The Lucky Specials replaces ...

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge for Health East Africa Field Project
March 16, 2017

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge ...

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"Knowledge management interventions positively improved effectiveness and efficiency of knowledge sharing and use of knowledge management techniques among ECSA-HC staff members." This research brief looks at the process and effects of knowledge ...

Alidade
March 14, 2017

Alidade

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"We know that tech can increase chances for success - if done right. But it's often hard for social change projects whose skills don't already lie in technology to know how technology can be integrated or which tool would be the most useful for ...

Disasters and Violence against Women and Girls: Can Disasters Shake Social Norms and Power Relations?
March 14, 2017

Disasters and Violence against Women and Girls: Can Disasters Shake Social ...

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"Post-disaster contexts are often characterised by the aggravation of discriminatory norms, social inequalities and gender-based violence, particularly against women and girls. Disasters cause suffering and damage but they also provide ...

Preventing Maternal Deaths in East and Southern Africa (PreMDESA)
March 14, 2017

Preventing Maternal Deaths in East and Southern Africa (PreMDESA)

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The Preventing Maternal Deaths in East and Southern Africa (PreMDESA) project has two objectives - to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, and reduce maternal mortality in the region. In particular, it seeks ...

Prospects of Multilevel Communication by Children and Young People in Africa: A Case Study of the South African Children's Parliament
March 14, 2017

Prospects of Multilevel Communication by Children and Young People in ...

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“Child rights advocates are optimistic of its transformative role in enhancing the voice of young people and instituting an empowering narrative for social change. However, it is constrained by conceptual and programmatic weaknesses which impair ...

Typology on Training for Gender Equality
March 14, 2017

Typology on Training for Gender Equality

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This document explains the classification of the types of training for gender equality with the objective to support training commissioners to plan, develop, design, deliver, and evaluate training-related activities. As stated in the guide, “With ...

March 8, 2017

Advancing Communication and Media for Development - Consultation - Middle ...

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Many best wishes and much support for your very important work. UNICEF (Through Rafael Obregon, Chief, C4D), The Communication Initiative and other organisations are working togther to develop a possible global mechanism to help advance the ...

Institutionalizing Community Health Conference 2017
March 9, 2017

Institutionalizing Community Health Conference 2017

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“Advancing community health is central to achieving sustainable development and universal primary healthcare. The foundations of community health within the context of primary health care are increasingly recognized as crucial components of ...

Decision Guide for Program Managers: What You Need to Know About the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) Approach
March 8, 2017

Decision Guide for Program Managers: What You Need to Know About the ...

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This resource is intended to guide programme managers in making decisions around whether to adopt the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) approach in their programming, and whether or not to send staff to be trained in this approach. 

Self-Learning Booklet: Understanding Masculinities and Violence Against Women and Girls
March 8, 2017

Self-Learning Booklet: Understanding Masculinities and Violence Against ...

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“In all societies there are many ideas about masculinity and femininity that are harmful, not just to girls and women, but also to boys and men, as well as people of other gender identities”.

Middle East and Northern Africa Network
March 7, 2017

Middle East and Northern Africa Network

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The space for people and organisations active on communication and media development in the Middle East and North Africa

March 6, 2017

Advancing Communication and Media for Development - Consultation - East and ...

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To: Soul Beat Africa Network Re: Consultation: Global Mechanism for Communication, Media, Social and Behaviour Change

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Niger: Project Report
March 6, 2017

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Niger: ...

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"With an average of 7.6 children per woman, Niger has the highest fertility rate in the world and the highest rate of child marriage worldwide: 76.3 percent of women currently 20-24 years were married before age 18 and 28 percent before age 15."

March 6, 2017

Consultation: Advancing Communication and Media Development and SBCC

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Many best wishes. The Communication Initiative and UNICEF New York (Rafael Obregon, Chief of Communication for Development leading) are workng to assess the potential added value of a new global mechanism to advance further the communication and ...

Safeguard Young People Programme
March 3, 2017

Safeguard Young People Programme

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The Safeguard Young People (SYP) Programme intends to identify and scale up comprehensive interventions for adolescents and young people in Southern Africa through a multi-sectoral approach that addresses policy, integrated HIV and youth-friendly ...

Enabling the Success of Social and Behavior Change Communication and Social Marketing NGOs
March 2, 2017

Enabling the Success of Social and Behavior Change Communication and Social ...

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"Vision: The development of a global community where local SBCC and social marketing organizations, donors and international NGOs work together and support one another according to their comparative strengths to influence behaviors and achieve ...

The Learning Route in Rwanda - Leveraging the Scaling up Nutrition Civil Society Network: Building Regional Platforms to Promote Learning on How to Address Malnutrition
February 28, 2017

The Learning Route in Rwanda - Leveraging the Scaling up Nutrition Civil ...

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"Progress continues to be made in the fight against hunger; yet, a large number of people still lack of food and are not adequately nourished. It is estimated that 795 million people in the world were undernourished (2014-2016 estimates), meaning ...

People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research Book
February 28, 2017

People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research Book

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"It explores how a person's race, class, gender, sexuality, health status or disability, a lack of formal training, or a different mode of expression, can all prevent their insights from being accepted as potentially valid. It introduces ...

Engaging Communities in Emergency Responses: Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia
February 27, 2017

Engaging Communities in Emergency Responses: Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak ...

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“One of the key lessons learned during the first wave of the outbreak was that behavior and prevention must be considered alongside biomedical approaches, and messaging must consider the context and impact of messaging on populations.”

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