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Tuungane Project
October 15, 2017

Tuungane Project

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Launched in 2011, the Tuungane project in Tanzania uses the Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approach, which integrates family planning (FP) and reproductive health with conservation programming - with the ultimate goal of ensuring that ...

Applying User-Centered Design to Data Use Challenges: What We Learned
October 11, 2017

Applying User-Centered Design to Data Use Challenges: What We Learned

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"Using a design framework enabled us to engage stakeholders in creative facilitation approaches centered on understanding data users and their needs, empathizing with the challenges they face, and brainstorming and designing tangible solutions."

Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the Issue of Youth Depression in Malawi and Tanzania
October 10, 2017

Interactive Radio Program Report: An Integrated Approach to Addressing the ...

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“In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), mental health issues are poorly understood. They are often attributed to laziness, and in severe cases spiritual possession or bewitchment. There are very few services available to help people ...

The Impact and Cost of Child Marriage Prevention in Three African Settings
October 4, 2017

The Impact and Cost of Child Marriage Prevention in Three African Settings

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"Developing and testing streamlined, and minimum basic interventions is critical in the context of child marriage. The practice prevails in the poorest countries with large numbers of girls affected. Interventions that have the potential to reach ...

Innovations in Mobile Birth Registration: Insights from Tigo Tanzania and Telenor Pakistan
September 28, 2017

Innovations in Mobile Birth Registration: Insights from Tigo Tanzania and ...

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"The ability to prove one’s identity is essential to securing a number of life-enhancing services such as healthcare, education, financial services, connectivity and social protections."  This GSMA report addresses the need of an estimated ...

ICT-facilitated Accountability and Engagement in Health Systems: A Review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for Accountability Projects
July 26, 2017

ICT-facilitated Accountability and Engagement in Health Systems: A Review of ...

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“Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little ...

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' ...

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 , ...

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 ...

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 ...

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides
February 22, 2017

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides

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"Knowing that tackling child marriage requires transforming the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate the practice among families and communities, Entertainment-Entertainment strategies could be a powerful way to engage individuals and ...

HOPE LVB Toolkit
February 16, 2017

HOPE LVB Toolkit

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The Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) toolkit has been developed to share lessons learned and best practices from the HoPE-LVB project - described as one of the largest and most scaled up integrated ...

Now Girls Know Their Rights - Lessons From an Intervention on Child Marriage and  Female Genital Mutilation in Mara Region, Tanzania
February 16, 2017

Now Girls Know Their Rights - Lessons From an Intervention on Child Marriage ...

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"Child marriage and FGM are deeply engrained traditions that are fuelled by a mix of social norms on sexuality, social pressure, and structural factors including poverty, lack of options and an ineffective legal framework. The combination of FGM ...

Exploring the Potential for Interactive Radio to Improve Accountability and Responsiveness to Small-scale Farmers in Tanzania
February 7, 2017

Exploring the Potential for Interactive Radio to Improve Accountability and ...

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“Many Communication for Development (C4D) initiatives aimed at reaching remote or rural audiences use radio and mobile technologies to ensure that small-scale farmers have the information they need when they need it. However, few look at the ...

Final Project Report: Her Farm Radio in Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda
October 11, 2017

Final Project Report: Her Farm Radio in Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

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“Women carry out a substantial and growing part of the work on family farms and represent 43 per cent of the global agricultural workforce....For women to have more meaningful contributions to farm management and decision-making, they must have ...

Listening In: An Internews Assessment of Community Radio in Tanzania
April 28, 2017

Listening In: An Internews Assessment of Community Radio in Tanzania

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“Internews believes that information is a root solution to myriad development challenges. Markets do not work efficiently or justly without shared information. Governance cannot improve without transparent information sharing and accountable ...

Safeguarding Civil Society - Assessing Internet Freedom and Digital Resilience of Civil Society in East Africa
April 25, 2017

Safeguarding Civil Society - Assessing Internet Freedom and Digital ...

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This report sets out to assess internet freedom and the digital resilience of civil society organisations (CSOs) in the East and Horn of Africa, specifically in Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The report, composed in ...

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care
December 13, 2016

Impact of Health Communication on the HIV Continuum of Care

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"Health communication can motivate people to get tested, get treated and stay on treatment for the rest of their lives. That's because health communication seeks to address frankly the complex behaviors that influence HIV-related decision-making ...

Promoting Healthy State-Citizen Relations in Africa - Final Project Evaluation
December 6, 2016

Promoting Healthy State-Citizen Relations in Africa - Final Project Evaluation

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“If leaders from government and civil society have the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest in a neutral forum, then they will be better able to develop practical solutions to critical problems.”

How Is a Radio Programme Encouraging Young People's Engagement with Democratic Processes in Tanzania?
November 18, 2016

How Is a Radio Programme Encouraging Young People's Engagement with ...

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"New research has found that the programme provided valuable information about the elections and voting process, addressed apathy (encouraging many to participate in various stages of the process) and inspired some listeners to maintain peace ...

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?
November 17, 2016

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?

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"This briefing, based on quantitative data from seven countries (Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Myanmar, Tanzania and Sierra Leone), outlines the links between watching and listening to governance programmes and political participation, as ...

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance
November 9, 2016

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance

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"Accountability is enhanced when citizens play an active role in making demands and when officials are expected to respond to those demands with satisfactory answers and actions." This research on BBC Media Action's governance programmes for ...

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016
October 31, 2016

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016

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"The project has created a dynamic which will allow us to change the destiny of our communities." - Sofia, aged 24, MRMV youth group member, Niger

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report
October 31, 2016

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report

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My Rights My Voice (MRMV) is a multi-country programme implemented by Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Québec, and their partners with the aim of engaging marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services. (See Related ...

Making All Voices Count
August 30, 2016

Making All Voices Count

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Making All Voices Count is an international initiative that supports effective and accountable governance in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The initiative brings together actors from government, civil society, academia, and the technology ...

Putting Young People at the Heart of Development: Supporting Youth-led Change Through the My Rights, My Voice Programme
June 28, 2016

Putting Young People at the Heart of Development: Supporting Youth-led ...

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"A guiding principal of MRMV [My Rights, My Voice programme] has been the aspiration to work not simply on youth issues or even for youth (as beneficiaries and recipients of adult interventions), but to support projects which are driven by youth, ...

A Study on Child Participation in Eastern Africa
June 24, 2016

A Study on Child Participation in Eastern Africa

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As part of efforts to gain an in-depth understanding of child participation in Eastern Africa, this study by The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and Save the Children (East Africa Regional Office) examines the mechanisms currently in place to ...

Kuwa Mfano wa Kuigwa: A Gender-Transformative Campaign to Reduce Social Acceptance of Intimate Partner Violence
May 11, 2016

Kuwa Mfano wa Kuigwa: A Gender-Transformative Campaign to Reduce Social ...

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"Exposure to campaign messages led to more men believing that forced sex is violence and that a man is never justified in beating his wife. The campaign also increased men’s willingness to help a woman being beaten by her partner." These were key ...

CoupleConnect: A Gender-Transformative Approach to HIV Prevention for Tanzanian Couples
May 11, 2016

CoupleConnect: A Gender-Transformative Approach to HIV Prevention for ...

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"Couple connectedness is defined as the quality of the emotional bond between partners that is both mutual and sustained over time. For couple connectedness to exist, it must be experienced by both partners in the relationship who are committed ...

Space to Grow: Creating Safe Spaces to Foster Youth Active Citizenship
April 15, 2016

Space to Grow: Creating Safe Spaces to Foster Youth Active Citizenship

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"A key feature of the My Rights, My Voice (MRMV) approach to youth engagement has been to develop safe spaces from which young people have been able to learn about their rights to health and education, develop the confidence and skills to speak ...

Community Matters: Fostering Community-Level Champions in Addressing HIV and Gender-Based Violence in Tanzania
April 8, 2016

Community Matters: Fostering Community-Level Champions in Addressing HIV and ...

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Local activists, leaders, and experts are best positioned to challenge the harmful social and gender norms within their communities that contribute to HIV transmission, gender-based violence (GBV), and other poor health outcomes." This brief ...

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects
March 31, 2016

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects

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"Those involved in media development owe it to the populations they seek to benefit to scrutinise and evaluate their own efforts carefully, ensuring that they continually challenge themselves to improve the work they do." This BBC Media Action ...

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples to Communicate Effectively for HIV-Free Households
March 14, 2016

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples ...

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"As a result of the campaign, couples were motivated to communicate about health, and men and women were more likely to seek reproductive health services together."

Radio show 'hatches' a plan
January 20, 2016

Radio show 'hatches' a plan

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Author: BBC Media Action blogger Elizabeth Mbwana, January 20 2016 - Listening to radio programme Nyakati Zinabadilika (Times are Changing) inspired three young unemployed men to approach the district veterinary officer, helping them to start a ...

Raising Students' Voices: School Councils in Tanzania Supporting Young People to Claim Their Education Rights
January 11, 2016

Raising Students' Voices: School Councils in Tanzania Supporting Young ...

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"Overall, the barazas have been so successful that the local authorities have extended the approach to a further 60 schools, and some schools have committed to doing baraza business within core school hours in recognition of their positive ...

Government Secrecy in an Information Age: 2014 Report on Open & Secretive Public Institutions in Southern Africa
December 21, 2015

Government Secrecy in an Information Age: 2014 Report on Open & Secretive ...

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This report offers an evaluation of the transparency and efficiency of government and public institutions in providing information to the public in eight southern African countries. Published annually by the Media Institute of Southern Africa ...

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio - Final Report
October 29, 2015

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment ...

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"The qualitative data from listening clubs showed that youth believe good communication with their parents has a big influence on their behaviours and can help them to make healthier and more informed decisions."

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio
October 22, 2015

Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment ...

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Programme Summary: Shuga: Engaging Tanzanian Young People in HIV Prevention through Edutainment Radio - Tanzania - the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Tanzania in collaboration with the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), the United ...

Mwanzo Bora: Can Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Improve Maternal and Child Healthcare Practices in Tanzania?
September 2, 2015

Mwanzo Bora: Can Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Improve Maternal and ...

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"A qualitative study in March 2015 showed that the PSAs produced by local radio stations with the support of BBC Media Action contributed to increasing knowledge on the importance of the recommended practices, to shift attitudes, especially ...

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP)
September 2, 2015

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP)

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Running from 2012 to 2015, the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) is designed to improve maternal and child healthcare practices in Tanzania in the areas of antenatal care, exclusive breastfeeding, and complementary feeding. This five-year ...

Impact of Media Strategies by Six Civil Society Organisations in Tanzania
July 24, 2015

Impact of Media Strategies by Six Civil Society Organisations in Tanzania

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"Accountability Tanzania (AcT) partners tend to use mass media extensively to enhance their interventions in governance, social, economic as well as environmental issues. Many of these CSOs [civil society organisations] have significant budgets ...

Promoting Handwashing and Sanitation: An Impact Evaluation of Two Large-Scale Campaigns in Rural Tanzania
July 23, 2015

Promoting Handwashing and Sanitation: An Impact Evaluation of Two ...

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This 8-page research brief discusses the challenges of poor sanitation and hygiene in rural Tanzania, provides an overview of two large-scale campaigns that sought to address these problems, and shares key results of an evaluation to assess the ...

Delivering Climate Services for Farmers and Pastoralists Through Interactive Radio
June 18, 2015

Delivering Climate Services for Farmers and Pastoralists Through Interactive ...

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"The study reveals that for both Malawi and Tanzania, there is clear demand for climate information services via radio and mobile phone. Both radio and mobile phones are in common use, and are rated by farmers and pastoralists to have great ...

Times Are Changing: Using the Power of the Media to Increase Accountability and Resilience in Tanzania
June 2, 2015

Times Are Changing: Using the Power of the Media to Increase Accountability ...

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"The radio magazine and discussion programme Nyakati Zinabadilika (Times are Changing) aimed to empower individuals and communities to adapt to changing weather patterns. Research suggests that the programme helped people to address ...

Radio for Resilience Project
June 2, 2015

Radio for Resilience Project

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Running from 2012 to 2014, the Radio for Resilience project was designed to to empower individuals and communities in Tanzania to adapt to changing weather patterns and improve resilience, as well as improve local government accountability ...

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication	Programs: A Secondary Data Analysis
June 1, 2015

Gender Equity and Family Planning Outcomes in Health Communication Programs: ...

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"Research has demonstrated the multi-level and multifaceted linkages between measures of gender equity/equality and family planning (FP) practices. Yet, major gaps in knowledge about the complex relationship between gender equity and reproductive ...

How Can Radio Encourage Youth Engagement with Democracy in Tanzania? Niambie’s Potential
May 25, 2015

How Can Radio Encourage Youth Engagement with Democracy in Tanzania? ...

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"Niambie (Tell Me), a new radio programme in Tanzania, seeks to increase young people’s civic and political engagement. Formative and baseline research reveals that young people are deeply frustrated by what they perceive as obstacles to ...

Niambie Radio Project
May 25, 2015

Niambie Radio Project

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Niambie ('Tell me' in Kiswahili) is a three-year civic engagement project which is designed to inform Tanzanian youth of political processes and issues so that they can play a more constructive role in the country’s democratic processes. This is ...

Engaging Religious Leaders in the Response to HIV and AIDS in Tanzania
May 5, 2015

Engaging Religious Leaders in the Response to HIV and AIDS in Tanzania

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Since 2008, the Health Policy Initiative (HPI) in Tanzania (later subsumed within the Health Policy Project) has been working with faith leaders to strengthen their capacity and active participation in addressing key barriers to scaling up ...

Love Me Parents: An Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Safe Motherhood Campaign
March 26, 2015

Love Me Parents: An Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Safe Motherhood Campaign

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"The Wazazi Nipendeni campaign demonstrates the importance of multi-media campaigns in improving safe motherhood outcomes among pre- and post-natal women in Tanzania."

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