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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 ...

Organizational Guide to ICT4D: Leveraging Technology for International Development
May 5, 2017

Organizational Guide to ICT4D: Leveraging Technology for International ...

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"The world faces many challenges that require academic understanding, technological application, and program implementation to address. This guide is intended for internal change leaders and lays out an approach to using technology to improve ...

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." - ...

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 ...

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability
February 21, 2017

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability

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"Media’s role in shaping public dialogue can help to bridge the gap between information provision and political action, developing more inclusive and effective patterns of interaction between state and society. Supporting people from across ...

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 ...

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 ...

Digital Development: What Is the Role of International NGOs? ICT for Development Programmes and Opportunities in the Horn, East and Central Africa
February 27, 2017

Digital Development: What Is the Role of International NGOs? ICT for ...

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“Trends in international development point to increasing investment in new technologies and a more significant role for information communication technologies (ICT) in the work of NGOs.” This discussion paper reports on the results of research ...

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Phone Intervention to Improve Post-Rape Service Delivery in South Africa
February 21, 2017

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Phone Intervention to Improve ...

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"Use of mobile phone technology can play a significant role in creating awareness of the identified gaps in service provision for rape victims, improving delivery of services, and enhancing responsiveness and accountability of service providers.”

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments

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"In insecure environments, where humanitarian staff have limited opportunities for face-to-face interactions with communities, achieving accountability to affected populations is more complex and often requires a mix of approaches. Community ...

UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom
December 8, 2016

UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom

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This series of publications on internet freedom seeks to explore the changing legal and policy issues related to the internet. Specifically, the series intends to "capture the complex dynamics of global Internet governance and present the key ...

Best Practices in Peacebuilding in South Sudan
December 8, 2016

Best Practices in Peacebuilding in South Sudan

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“South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation and one of the poorest on Earth. After two long years of civil war, tens of thousands of victims, and almost two million people displaced, a fragile peace took hold in the country in 2015, though ...

Manual for Radio Journalists
November 17, 2016

Manual for Radio Journalists

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This manual for radio journalists is designed to support journalists and media practitioners in producing radio programming in the following formats: The News Writing for Radio The Report with Clips The Interview The Vox Pop The Mini Feature The ...

WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) Project
November 15, 2016

WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) Project

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WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) is a participatory research and media project that advocates for the rights of women and girls in the fast-expanding settlements of the urban economically poor surrounding Nigeria’s ...

How Change Happens
November 2, 2016

How Change Happens

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“Despite the fact that much of human history has been about attempting to create different realities, we do not understand the process of social change very well.” In this book, the author combines research with practical experience to explore ...

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 ...

The Governance and Sustainable Livelihoods Strands in Media Development
October 18, 2016

The Governance and Sustainable Livelihoods Strands in Media Development

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"Donors are often interested in strengthening the media as a way of speeding up governance reform. An alternative approach is to focus on the communication needs of the poor, argues scholar Linje Manyozo."

Seeing Is Believing: Evidence from a Community Video Approach for Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors
October 18, 2016

Seeing Is Believing: Evidence from a Community Video Approach for Nutrition ...

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"The use of video as a SBCC medium offers several advantages when working in rural communities, such as more standardized content with fewer inconsistencies across educators and high receptivity and understanding among low-literacy ...

PhotoVoice Facilitator's Guide
October 13, 2016

PhotoVoice Facilitator's Guide

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The guide has been developed to help organisations working in low-, middle-, and high-income countries prepare, organise, and facilitate a PhotoVoice training. Developed by Rutgers, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in sexual and ...

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 ...

People-Powered Media Innovation in West Africa: Accelerating Development and Good Governance in the New Media Landscape
September 23, 2016

People-Powered Media Innovation in West Africa: Accelerating Development and ...

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“Innovations in new and social media have opened up new possibilities for how we understand and contribute to the world around us. Embracing these channels, citizens in West Africa have won historic victories, both in major elections and in ...

Voice & Matter - Communication, Development and the Cultural Return
September 7, 2016

Voice & Matter - Communication, Development and the Cultural Return

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This book contains a collection of articles by renowned academics in the field of communication, cultural, and development studies. The collection seeks to “reinstate the centrality and urgency of Communication for Development as an area of ...

Digital Innovation Library
September 1, 2016

Digital Innovation Library

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Launched in 2016, the Digital Innovation Library is an interactive platform designed to showcase the wide range of digital activities that are taking place across the Global South to explore some of the issues prominent in media development, such ...

Guidebook Internet Governance
August 29, 2016

Guidebook Internet Governance

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Written for, and by, stakeholders in the Global South, this guidebook from the international media development organisation DW Akademie, together with iRights, seeks to contribute to a greater understanding of internet governance - an issue that ...

U-Report: Voice Matters Project
August 24, 2016

U-Report: Voice Matters Project

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U-Report, developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is a mobile-based communication platform that lets young people, called U-Reporters, share their ideas and opinions on social issues affecting their communities through sms-based ...

Privacy, Anonymity, Visibility: Dilemmas in Tech Use by Marginalised Communities
August 17, 2016

Privacy, Anonymity, Visibility: Dilemmas in Tech Use by Marginalised Communities

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“LGBTQ activists in Kenya and low-income black and mixed-race housing activists in South Africa are marginalised and criminalised. The facts of their marginalisation and lack of rights cannot be ignored, and perhaps have to be the primary subject ...

Civil Society, Political Activism and Communications in Democratisation Conflicts: A Literature Review
August 11, 2016

Civil Society, Political Activism and Communications in Democratisation ...

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This paper examines the role of civil society organisations in the democratisation process of four countries - Egypt, Kenya, Serbia, and South Africa. It explores the nature and organisation of civil society and the ways in which civil society is ...

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Innovation Webinars
July 27, 2016

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Innovation Webinars

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The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)' s Innovation Webinar series is designed to spotlight a broad range of health communication innovations while providing a meaningful mix of theory and practical examples from across the globe. ...

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and Youth
July 26, 2016

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and ...

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"In a country with insecure and inaccessible regions, our pilot project demonstrated the value of Africa's Voices approach as a tool for remote monitoring and real-time citizen feedback - helping to amplify the voices of hard-to-reach communities ...

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies
July 14, 2016

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing ...

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This book offers a selection of articles that look at the link between information and communication technology (ICT) and women’s empowerment, and how ICTs can facilitate the pursuit of a world that is grounded in social justice and ...

Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development
June 8, 2016

Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development

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"The emergence of open networked models made possible by digital technology has the potential to transform international development." This book from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) explores open network structures that ...

Transparency, Accountability and Technology
May 31, 2016

Transparency, Accountability and Technology

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This policy paper seeks to update current understanding of information communication technology (ICT) for transparency and accountability (T/A) and discusses whether or not ICT for developtment (ICT4D) is succeeding in bringing T/A to ...

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens
May 26, 2016

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens

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"As women farmers are often invisible, it is the responsibility of researchers, practitioners, and extension officers to tailor communication methods to women's needs so that they also can benefit from climate information services and adapt their ...

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts
May 18, 2016

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts

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"The evidence base for this area is weak despite much enthusiasm over the potential impact social media could have." This rapid review identifies recent literature on the role of social media plays in conflict management in post-conflict and ...

Social Media and Governance
May 17, 2016

Social Media and Governance

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"What is the recent evidence on the impact of social media on governance of social, political, and economic bodies? How is social media regulated and governed in low-income and fragile contexts?" This report presents links to, and an annotated ...

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide
April 22, 2016

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide

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Published by Open Knowledge Repository of The World bank, this guide provides practical steps to assess how digital tools have contributed to citizen engagement and to understand the impact that technology has had on the engagement processes. ...

Global Agreements, Grassroots Advocacy - Youth and Governance in Post 2015 World: A Toolkit for Young People Who Want to Make Sure Their Voice is Heard
April 8, 2016

Global Agreements, Grassroots Advocacy - Youth and Governance in Post 2015 ...

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This toolkit is designed for young people and members of youth organisations who are passionate about having honest and responsive governments, who believe that young people must be involved in decision-making that affects them, and who are ...

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit
March 31, 2016

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit

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"By integrating gender into your SBCC strategy, you can make health messages more effective, stimulate equity in gender roles, and improve health outcomes. Since the roles and power relations between men and women affect how an activity is ...

RadioActive! The Story of Interactive Radio in Africa
March 24, 2016

RadioActive! The Story of Interactive Radio in Africa

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"Through interactive shows, radio stations across the continent are involving people in exciting discussions that matter to them." This illustrated guide shares insights from research on interactive radio in Africa. Developed in collaboration ...

Kenya Extractive Industries Development Programme: Public Awareness and Community Engagement
March 18, 2016

Kenya Extractive Industries Development Programme: Public Awareness and ...

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This research report shares findings of a pilot project conducted in September 2015 by Africa's Voices Foundation which used radio and mobile phone text messaging to facilitate transparent public dialogue around potential gas and oil developments ...

Act Now For Tomorrow
March 17, 2016

Act Now For Tomorrow

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This digital mapping project was launched by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in an effort to help young people around the world identify climate issues in their communities and find ways to address them. The global climate map is ...

Digital Health in Demand Generation Toolkit
December 15, 2015

Digital Health in Demand Generation Toolkit

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"In addition to the local buy-in and collaboration established before project initiation, it is important that individuals from or familiar with the community and local context are a part of your team; involved in the design, development, ...

Digital Health RMNCH Toolkit
December 15, 2015

Digital Health RMNCH Toolkit

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"Digital health is versatile and can be used to help assess and prime the market [for commodities]; it is also a feasible way to reach traditionally underserved populations (e.g., hard to reach, marginalized)."

Guidebook to Reporting Gender and Sexuality
November 16, 2015

Guidebook to Reporting Gender and Sexuality

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This guidebook was produced to help media in Nigeria to report on issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community. The guide comprises a series of articles that offer perspectives and guidelines for writing news on ...

Voices for Change: Empowering Adolescent Girls and Women in Nigeria (V4C)
November 12, 2015

Voices for Change: Empowering Adolescent Girls and Women in Nigeria (V4C)

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Running from 2013 through 2017, the Voices for Change: Empowering Adolescent Girls and Women in Nigeria (V4C) programme is working to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by equipping "a wide range of young women and men to 'speak up ...

Empowerment Radio: Voices Building a Community
November 2, 2015

Empowerment Radio: Voices Building a Community

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Based on the author’s experience in working with community radio around the world, this book has been written "with a desire to share powerful insights and experiences that can help get a genuine community radio off the ground – and keep it on ...

Final Evaluation: Radio for Peacebuilding Africa
July 28, 2015

Final Evaluation: Radio for Peacebuilding Africa

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"The quantitative and qualitative review of the web-based component of the RFPA [Radio for Peacebuilding Africa project] clearly showed that the global audience of the RFPA website has increased significantly in the third phase of the project, ...

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