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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 ...

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.”

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 ...

BBC Media Action Microsite: Gender
December 14, 2017

BBC Media Action Microsite: Gender

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This BBC Media Action interactive digital toolkit has been created on a dedicated micro website "to help those working in media and communication for development to challenge negative gender stereotypes and advance gender equality." The ...

Key Populations: Evidence in Action - Webinar Series
December 12, 2017

Key Populations: Evidence in Action - Webinar Series

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The Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project is hosting monthly webinars in order to optimise service delivery for key populations - sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who ...

Peer Education Program to Reduce Tuberculosis and HIV Risks in Tanzania Prisons: Pocket Guide for Peer Educators
December 6, 2017

Peer Education Program to Reduce Tuberculosis and HIV Risks in Tanzania ...

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This guide is designed to support peer education programmes among inmates and prison staff in Tanzania. It seeks to encourage behaviour change to reduce the risk of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) by educating inmates and prison staff about what leads ...

Facilitator's Guide for Father-to-Father Support Groups: Infant and Young Child Feeding and Gender in Ghana
December 6, 2017

Facilitator's Guide for Father-to-Father Support Groups: Infant and Young ...

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This facilitator's guide was developed by the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project in Ghana to support discussions among groups of fathers in order to improve men’s support to women in the ...

The Soul Beat 271 - Communication and Media News and Issues
December 5, 2017

The Soul Beat 271 - Communication and Media News and Issues

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 271 - Communication and Media News and Issues December 12 2017

Gender Equality: Our Approach and Strategy - BBC Media Action
December 5, 2017

Gender Equality: Our Approach and Strategy - BBC Media Action

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"This paper outlines BBC Media Action’s approach to Gender Equality and our strategy for achieving impact in this area. This paper reviews and builds on learnings and evidence from initiatives that have sought to advance gender equality through ...

December 5, 2017

SBCC Summit abstract submission deadline extended to December 6

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Yesterday’s abstract deadline for the International SBCC Summit resulted in high traffic to the submission website, causing some to be unable to log in and submit their abstracts. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate everyone's ...

Right to Health
December 1, 2017

Right to Health

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Launched ahead of World AIDS Day 2017, this Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) report attributes recent rises in access to treatment in part to the courage and determination of people living with HIV demanding and claiming their ...

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence - A Guide for Journalists and Editors
December 1, 2017

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence - A Guide for Journalists and Editors

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Created by Sonke Gender Justice in collaboration with Health-E News, this guide is designed to provide journalists and editors in South Africa with guidance on how to report on issues of gender-based violence (GBV) in a sensitive, respectful, and ...

Latest News on the SBCC Summit 2018
November 17, 2017

Latest News on the SBCC Summit 2018

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Greetings to Soul Beat Africa Network members, First of all apologies for the cross posting for those who are also a member of the CI Network as a similar note went to this larger network yesterday.  This is just a quick update on the ...

Evaluation of the Effects of the Smart Client Digital Health Tool
November 14, 2017

Evaluation of the Effects of the Smart Client Digital Health Tool

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"Many demand generation programs, programs that increase awareness of and demand for health products or services among an intended audience, address the information needs of clients prior to visiting a provider and encourage them to seek out FP ...

Youth-friendly Health Services Training Manual: Second Edition
November 13, 2017

Youth-friendly Health Services Training Manual: Second Edition

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"Young people have unique health needs and a huge potential for healthy personal development. However, communities, health providers, facilities, and young people themselves are often unaware of how best to promote health among adolescents and ...

A Roadmap for Change: Impactful Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality Initiatives
November 13, 2017

A Roadmap for Change: Impactful Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality ...

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This compendium shares some of CARE International’s most impactful programmes and projects in the field of women’s empowerment and gender equality. Although not exhaustive, this compendium is designed to offer a good indication of what works best ...

Rights - Evidence - ACTion (REAct) Guide
November 9, 2017

Rights - Evidence - ACTion (REAct) Guide

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"REAct is based on strong community leadership and South-to South learning exchange principles." - Monika Sigrist and Isobel Fergus This guide provides an introduction to Rights - Evidence - ACTion (REAct), a secure, information technology ...

Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery: A Practical Guide to Identify Improvements through Assessment
November 9, 2017

Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery: A Practical Guide to Identify ...

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"A participatory approach is in fact as important as the assessment results....Assessment is a process of planning, analysis, reflection and, above all, action." This guide's assessment methodology is designed to strengthen democratic ...

Engaging Community Members to Adopt Effective WASH Practices for Nutrition
November 9, 2017

Engaging Community Members to Adopt Effective WASH Practices for Nutrition

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"The first 1,000 days, the period from pregnancy to two years of age, are critical for early childhood development. During this time, children are especially vulnerable to stunting, an irreversible condition that can result in lifelong cognitive ...

Gender, Power and Justice Primer
November 8, 2017

Gender, Power and Justice Primer

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The Gender, Power and Justice Primer is a curated gender resource highlighting key gender statistics, global commitments, evidence, and promising practices at the intersection of international development, emergencies, and gender justice. ...

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