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Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviour, Amplifying Voice: What Works? The 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit Featuring Entertainment Education
September 18, 2017

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

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Please note that what follows is an initial introduction to this Summit. More details will follow soon, as will the registration form, the abstracts submission process and form, the official Summit website, and the online communities related to ...

Understanding Women's Lives in Polygamous Marriages: Exploring Community Perspectives in Sierra Leone and DRC
August 24, 2017

Understanding Women's Lives in Polygamous Marriages: Exploring Community ...

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“All of the customary and non-customary bases [of polygamous marriages] reflect the unequal power balance between men and women and the complementary division of resources and responsibilities which shape the gendered distribution of labour and ...

Taking Action to Address Child Marriage: The Role of Different Sectors
August 17, 2017

Taking Action to Address Child Marriage: The Role of Different Sectors

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Developed by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) in collaboration with Girls Not Brides, this series of 10 briefs provides a short, accessible introduction to incorporating and measuring child marriage prevention and response ...

Integrated Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Programs Implementation Kit (I-Kit)
August 8, 2017

Integrated Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Programs ...

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“Recent years have witnessed a shift from development programs that focus on a single health or development topic, to initiatives that encompass multiple topics within a single program.” This resource brings together current best practices to ...

Why We Use Media for Development: BBC Media Action Microsite for Development and Media Practitioners
August 1, 2017

Why We Use Media for Development: BBC Media Action Microsite for Development ...

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This BBC Media Action micro website "...outlines our approach to media for development projects and uses examples of our work around the world to show how media is vital in enabling people hold power to account, improving public health and ...

Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: Most Significant Change and PhotoVoice
July 13, 2017

Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: Most ...

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This facilitation guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to conduct participatory evaluation sessions with communities using two qualitative methodologies, Most Significant Change and Photovoice. The method was developed as part of the ...

HC3 in Action: SBCC in Public Health Emergencies
July 4, 2017

HC3 in Action: SBCC in Public Health Emergencies

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“Public health emergencies have no finish line. Even when the peak of a crisis has passed, the public health system must work to recover from the crisis and actively prepare for future crises.”

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan
June 21, 2017

Improving Maternal and Child Health through Media in South Sudan

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"Since 2012, BBC Media Action has been funded by DFID to produce a range of programmes and deliver capacity-strengthening activities aiming to support improved reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) in South Sudan. This report ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Assault on Journalism: Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression
June 7, 2017

The Assault on Journalism: Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression

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"People who exercise their right to freedom of expression through journalism must be allowed to practice their work without restrictions. This is the responsibility of the state, courts, media companies and journalist organizations, but also of ...

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 ...

Media Engagement and Capacity-Building to Increase Commitment to IYCF Policies and Programs: Lessons Learned from Alive & Thrive
May 17, 2017

Media Engagement and Capacity-Building to Increase Commitment to IYCF ...

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"From 2010-2014, Alive & Thrive worked in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam to reduce undernutrition and death caused by sub-optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices.... The initiative’s work includes a community component ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Policy Communication Toolkit
February 10, 2017

Policy Communication Toolkit

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"Research often has profound implications for policy, but without effective communication between researchers and policy audiences, the significance of research findings may be lost. Through this toolkit, users can build skills to bridge this ...

Dial 'N' for Nutrition? A Landscape Analysis of What We Know About m-Nutrition, m-Agriculture and m-Development
February 1, 2017

Dial 'N' for Nutrition? A Landscape Analysis of What We Know About ...

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"The purpose of this paper is to assist would-be implementers and evaluators to understand the landscape they are operating in, so they can design nutrition and agriculture interventions that stand the greatest chance of working, and evaluation ...

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in Low-Resource Settings: A Document Review
January 20, 2017

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in ...

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"By maximizing the confluence of existing infrastructure and more positive attitudes toward FP [family planning] use, and by building upon the existing body of effective male involvement interventions, now is an opportune time to incorporate ...

Sponsorship Package - SUMMIT: What Works?
August 21, 2017

Sponsorship Package - SUMMIT: What Works?

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Social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) engages and supports people to shift norms, change behaviours, and amplify the voices needed to address development challenges such as extreme poverty, gender inequities, public health emergencies, ...

Media and Communication
January 11, 2017

Media and Communication

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Editors-in-Chief: Epp Lauk Raul Reis

HC3 Research Primers
July 19, 2017

HC3 Research Primers

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This series of research briefs explains a variety of theories, models, and approaches and is designed to help professionals design, implement, and evaluate their social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes. Each Research Primer ...

Support for Service Delivery Integration - Communication: Final Programme Report
July 4, 2017

Support for Service Delivery Integration - Communication: Final Programme Report

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“The development of the campaign focused on filling gaps identified through formative research in order to create a positive environment for men and women, health workers, religious and community leaders to actively discuss health problems, find ...

HealthCommWorks
June 21, 2017

HealthCommWorks

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This online platform offers health communication tools to help health communication professionals develop and disseminate effective messages. It was developed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-Led Research Projects - Guidance Note
May 31, 2017

Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-Led Research Projects - ...

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“The act of conducting research, regardless of the topic, can have positive impacts on youth and their relationships in the community.” This note offers guidance on implementing a youth-led research project, which is described as "a powerful tool ...

Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against Children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
May 11, 2017

Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against ...

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Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against Children is a project seeking to eradicate violence against children and youth in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The project objectives are to: (1) identify the worst ...

Catalog of Project Tools and Resources for Social and Behavior Change Communication
March 16, 2017

Catalog of Project Tools and Resources for Social and Behavior Change ...

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This catalog is a compendium of core social and behaviour change communication (SBCC)  products produced by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) project, which is designed to strengthen developing country capacity to ...

Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education
March 7, 2017

Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education

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The World Bank’s Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education, based in the Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation Unit (DIME), was launched in May 2016 to scale up experimental research of entertainment-education and more generally ...

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for Implementers of Youth Programs
February 7, 2017

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for ...

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This toolkit is designed to provide implementers of youth programming with a variety of references, resources, and tools on how to use a positive youth development (PYD) approach for evaluating youth-focused programming. PYD is defined as an ...

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments

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"In some of the most insecure humanitarian contexts, monitoring aid programmes is particularly important to humanitarian organisations. Did assistance get to the right people? Have aid trucks safely reached their intended location? How do ...

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
December 13, 2016

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and ...

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"Policies and programmes to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities are more effective when systems are in place to record, report, measure and monitor health data, analyse such evidence and apply it to design effective strategies." ...

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 ...

Men, Masculinities & Climate Change
November 21, 2016

Men, Masculinities & Climate Change

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"...few studies look at the diverse and nuanced ways in which boys and men...impact and are impacted by climate change, including as heads of large corporate sector organizations that are the drivers of climate change, as energy consumers, as ...

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 ...

Coming of Age: Communication's Role in Powering Global Health
November 3, 2016

Coming of Age: Communication's Role in Powering Global Health

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“Communication has been a consistent current running through many major health developments of recent years. And yet, despite the demonstrated promise of communication as a tool for improving public health, not enough has been done to date to ...

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit
October 4, 2016

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit

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"A well-coordinated, timely and strategic communication strategy and implementation plan can manage people's expectations during an emergency and assist response efforts. Affected communities can be engaged and supported to make the required ...

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through SBCC
October 4, 2016

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through SBCC

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Organised by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this September 29 2016 webinar explored the importance of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) for emergencies and the ways SBCC activities, tools, and resources can ...

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, Results and Lessons
October 3, 2016

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, ...

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"...health-related social media interventions should be grounded in a theory of change, enhance meaningful participation of critical actors in the development process, and address the problem of inequities."

What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe Motherhood and Prevention of Vertical Transmission: Antenatal Care - Treatment
September 28, 2016

What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe ...

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This updated (2016) component of the resource What Works for Women & Girls (see Related Summaries, below) provides a public health perspective on what works for women in access and adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the context of ...

DatNav: Guide to Navigate the Digital Data in Human Rights Research
September 27, 2016

DatNav: Guide to Navigate the Digital Data in Human Rights Research

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"Digital data can support human rights documentation in depth, breadth, accuracy and efficiency." This guide is designed to help human rights researchers, journalists, students, and philanthropists navigate and integrate digital data and online ...

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV
September 26, 2016

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV

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"...when HIV/AIDS programs are linked with other initiatives {e.g. family planning, sexual health, ante- and post-natal care, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and services, prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), ...

Memory Studies - A Brief Concept Paper
September 12, 2016

Memory Studies - A Brief Concept Paper

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"The concept of collective memory rests upon the assumption that every social group develops a memory of its past which allows it to preserve and pass along its self-image."

Experiences in Conducting Participatory Communication Research for HIV Prevention Globally: Translating Critical Dialog into Action through Action Media
September 2, 2016

Experiences in Conducting Participatory Communication Research for HIV ...

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"Communication to address public health concerns is typically developed through expert-led didactic approaches that, at best, engage audiences at the end of the development cycle through pretesting of communication concepts. Action Media provides ...

Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto
August 29, 2016

Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto

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"The CKB [Climate Knowledge Brokers] group believes that people who are trying to address climate change or adapt to its impacts deserve high quality information to support them in their decision making." The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto ...

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)
August 24, 2016

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)

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"Well-planned communication can help to promote community resilience and reduce vulnerability to a wide range of disasters and emergency situations." From the University of Adelaide, Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU), the ...

Pushing the Boundaries: Understanding Women's Participation and Empowerment
August 16, 2016

Pushing the Boundaries: Understanding Women's Participation and Empowerment

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"For women to be able to push the boundaries of power it is essential for them to have the opportunity to participate, to organise and discuss issues affecting their lives, to explore concepts of women's rights and to analyse how power operates ...

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for Their Future?
August 4, 2016

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for ...

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"The second phase of BBC Media Action’s Somalia Stability Fund funded ‘Youth and Media’ project has aimed to increase engagement of youth in discussion on the future of Somalia and to contribute to an audience-responsive media sector." The BBC ...

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