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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys
October 24, 2017

HC3 in Action: Engaging Men and Adolescent Boys

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"Strategic health communication can help create an enabling environment for men to access the care and services they need as well as support their partners' and families' access to and uptake of services." This brief includes examples, promising ...

HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC
October 20, 2017

HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC

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"When family planning SBC and service delivery partners align, programs are more effective and lead to better population and reproductive health outcomes." In 34 countries around the world and at the global level, the Health Communication ...

How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises
October 16, 2017

How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises

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"Existing studies show that digital communications channels can be critical before, during and after natural disasters, crises and armed conflicts, to save lives and reduce suffering (e.g. by disseminating of early warning messages and safety ...

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 ...

Using Social Media for Good: Crafting a Facebook Content Strategy - Webinar
October 10, 2017

Using Social Media for Good: Crafting a Facebook Content Strategy - Webinar

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“Social media platforms like Facebook can be a tremendous tool for public health organizations, making it possible to communicate critical health information, inspire movements, and connect with a widespread and engaged audience. It can also be a ...

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 ...

Gender and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Survey Toolkit
October 3, 2017

Gender and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Survey Toolkit

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The Gender and ICT Survey Toolkit provides a set of resources for obtaining a landscape assessment of gender and information and communication technology (ICT), providing organisations wanting to use mobile technology in their humanitarian and ...

Malaria Case Management: Monitoring and Evaluation for SBCC - Implementation Kit
October 2, 2017

Malaria Case Management: Monitoring and Evaluation for SBCC - Implementation Kit

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This how-to guide was developed to support professionals from National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs), health promotion units, technical working groups, and implementing partners to monitor and evaluate social and behaviour change communication ...

Malaria SBCC Evidence Package
September 29, 2017

Malaria SBCC Evidence Package

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“For decades, social and behavior change communication (SBCC) has been used in malaria programs to positively influence behaviors around case management, malaria in pregnancy, insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying. However, the ...

HC3 in Action: Supporting Youth Health with SBCC
September 29, 2017

HC3 in Action: Supporting Youth Health with SBCC

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This brief describes key examples, challenges, insights, and resources to emerge from Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) initiatives to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for youth and adolescents, ages 10 to 24, ...

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 ...

GSMA mHealth Gender Toolkit - Key Principles and Tips for Reaching Women
September 20, 2017

GSMA mHealth Gender Toolkit - Key Principles and Tips for Reaching Women

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“Women represent an untapped business opportunity in mHealth, with direct and indirect commercial benefits for the mobile industry.”

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement
September 20, 2017

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement

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"Digital choices for democracy can empower or disempower citizens; can present citizens with real alternatives for equality, thereby deepening democracy; or [can] prove costly for both individual citizens and the polity as a whole."

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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The SUMMIT UPDATES Thread Beginning the DIALOGUE - Scroll down here for network posts - RECENT GROUP ACTIVITY SCHOLARSHIPS INFORMATION and FUNDING guidance (support to attend) REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND LINKS (Registration closes on March 19, ...

Digital Tools and Changing Behaviour in Relation to Violence against Women
September 7, 2017

Digital Tools and Changing Behaviour in Relation to Violence against Women

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What are the most effective tools developed for digital platforms (social media, mobile phone apps and websites) that have been successful in changing behaviour in relation to violence against women? Violence against women and girls (VAWG) ...

Civic Tech in the Global South: Assessing Technology for the Public Good
September 7, 2017

Civic Tech in the Global South: Assessing Technology for the Public Good

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"[I]n contrast with the deluge of blog posts and tweets praising technology’s role to promote smarter and more participatory governments, one finds limited evidence on the effects of technology on citizen engagement practices." - Tiago Carneiro ...

Journal of Health Communication Special Supplement: The Communication and Community Engagement Response to Ebola, 2014–2015: Evidence and Lessons for Future Global Health Crises
September 6, 2017

Journal of Health Communication Special Supplement: The Communication and ...

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The Journal of Health Communication has published a special supplement examining the role of communication, community engagement, and social mobilisation during and after the Ebola response.  The collection of articles reflects some of the ...

The FP INFOcus Guide - A "For Youth, By Youth" Approach to Sharing Family Planning Information Using Mobile Phone Videos
September 4, 2017

The FP INFOcus Guide - A "For Youth, By Youth" Approach to Sharing Family ...

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This guide offers instructions on how to use mobile first and participatory video approaches to create videos that feature authentic voices and perspectives about family planning methods.  Participatory video brings regular people into the ...

Budget Oversight and Accountability in Nigeria: What Incentivises Digital and Non-digital Citizens to Engage?
September 4, 2017

Budget Oversight and Accountability in Nigeria: What Incentivises Digital ...

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“Technology itself does not resolve critical issues around public matters; but it allows us better access to people, and allows people better access to information. In terms of its contribution to accountability, technology supports civic ...

Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C
August 21, 2017

Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C

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The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting provides two perspectives: The main document analyses progress in quantitative terms, offering profiles of each of the 17 programme countries. A ...

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, ...

A Rigorous Review of Global Research Evidence on Policy and Practice on School-Related Gender-Based Violence
August 14, 2017

A Rigorous Review of Global Research Evidence on Policy and Practice on ...

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As reports have proliferated on widespread violence experienced by girls and boys in and around schools across the globe, school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) has become a major concern for policymakers, education practitioners, and ...

Mobile Phones & Literacy: Empowerment in Women's Hands
August 3, 2017

Mobile Phones & Literacy: Empowerment in Women's Hands

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“Literate societies have a higher probability of eradicating poverty while providing conditions for people to equally achieve long and healthy lives, gainful employment and an active civic participation in democratic contexts.”

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 ...

The mAgri Design Toolkit - User-centered Design for Mobile Agriculture
July 31, 2017

The mAgri Design Toolkit - User-centered Design for Mobile Agriculture

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"By integrating a deep understanding of the user when designing or adapting an mAgri product, service providers can drive successful innovation in the mAgri sector and generate services that can be commercialized faster and become more widely ...

ICT in Agriculture: Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks, and Institutions (Updated Edition)
July 27, 2017

ICT in Agriculture: Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks, and ...

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“Information and communication technology (ICT) has always mattered in agriculture. Ever since people have grown crops, raised livestock, and caught fish, they have sought information from one another. Today, ICT represents a tremendous ...

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 ...

Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A Scoping and Rapid Review
July 20, 2017

Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A ...

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The aim of this review is to understand the nature and scope of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in integrated health programmes, as well as to examine the associated knowledge, attitudinal, behavioural, and health outcomes. The ...

Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action
July 18, 2017

Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action

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Published as part of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)'s Data Protection in Humanitarian Action project, this resource is designed for the staff of humanitarian organisations involved in processing ...

mHealth and Young People in South Africa
July 11, 2017

mHealth and Young People in South Africa

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"The key players in the provision of mHealth services for young people have been the non-profit sector organizations seeking to further their reach or to strengthen existing public health programmes."

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.”

The Role of Collective Platforms, Services and Tools to Support Communication and Community Engagement in Humanitarian Action
July 3, 2017

The Role of Collective Platforms, Services and Tools to Support ...

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"There is broad agreement in the humanitarian sector, both at the practitioner and leadership level, that communication and community engagement contributes to greater effectiveness and value for money. Despite many organisations and governments ...

Guide for Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for Men
June 29, 2017

Guide for Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for Men

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This publication provides guidance and recommendations for developing evidence-informed social and behavior change (SBC) interventions and activities to increase men’s demand for and utilisation of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) products ...

Guidelines for the Development of a Social Media Code of Conduct for Elections
June 26, 2017

Guidelines for the Development of a Social Media Code of Conduct for Elections

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The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) observes that electoral management bodies (EMBs) have noted stakeholders' increasing reliance on social media throughout the electoral cycle but have also ...

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 ...

Integrated Social Behavior Change Communication to Improve Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition Practices
June 15, 2017

Integrated Social Behavior Change Communication to Improve Maternal, Infant, ...

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This technical brief describes the social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) approach used by the Empowering the New Generation to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE) project, a multisector nutrition project implemented ...

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 ...

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision "Salon"  Campaign
June 13, 2017

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision ...

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This report discusses the findings of an evaluation that sought to explore the reception impact of a medical male circumcision (MMC) campaign implemented in South Africa as part of the Brothers for Life programme. The “Salon” MMC campaign ...

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 ...

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 ...

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