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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Guiding Principles for Building Youth Soft Skills among Adolescents and Young Adults
September 28, 2017

Guiding Principles for Building Youth Soft Skills among Adolescents and ...

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"Despite frequent calls to focus programming and research on soft skills, little attention has been placed on understanding how these skills are built and what practitioners should do to foster them. This report fills the gap by identifying six ...

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 ...

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, ...

Voice to the People (V2P) Project
August 17, 2017

Voice to the People (V2P) Project

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Voice to the People (V2P) is a good governance project supporting communities in Kaduna state and the Southeast region of Nigeria to take ownership of their own development by driving accountability among their leaders, raising their voices 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 ...

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 ...

Media and Information Literacy: A Practical Guidebook for Trainers
June 29, 2017

Media and Information Literacy: A Practical Guidebook for Trainers

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"Both Deutsche Welle and DW Akademie promote freedom of expression and access to information. Our fundamental belief is that this right can only be realized when all people are able to freely, independently, and confidently communicate online, ...

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 ...

Una Hakika Project
May 24, 2017

Una Hakika Project

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Una Hakika (which means “Are you sure?” in Swahili) is a mobile-phone-based information service that helps to address false rumours contributing to intercommunal conflict in Kenya. Una Hakika began in the Tana Delta, an area with a history of ...

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 ...

Connecting Communication: Using Video to Open Spaces and Mediate Exchange Between  Kenyan Grass-roots Activists
November 15, 2017

Connecting Communication: Using Video to Open Spaces and Mediate Exchange ...

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“Participatory video processes are well-documented ways to create enabling environments for dialogue. Video projects can provide space for marginalised people to build expressive skills and confidence, develop group agendas, and rehearse ...

Whose Justice, Whose Alternative? - Locating Women's Voice and Agency in Alternative Dispute Resolution Responses to Intimate Partner Violence
September 19, 2017

Whose Justice, Whose Alternative? - Locating Women's Voice and Agency in ...

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"Both anecdotal and empirical evidence suggests that ...a significant proportion of women survivors of intimate partner violence choose community-based alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to help address the violence they are facing. ...

What's Your Story? Campaign
September 18, 2017

What's Your Story? Campaign

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What’s Your Story? is a story-based initiative to promote trust, understanding, and greater social cohesion in South Africa, a country with diverse cultures, languages, and races, and where suspicion, fear, prejudice, and racism forms a large ...

Climate Change and Community Radio Project
August 3, 2017

Climate Change and Community Radio Project

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Communities in rural areas are often most affected by the impacts of climate change, and this is compounded by the absence of accurate and timely information in languages of the area. To address this, Developing Radio Partners (DRP) is working ...

Digital Mapping in Warwick Junction and the Remaking of 'Space': Notes from South Africa
July 12, 2017

Digital Mapping in Warwick Junction and the Remaking of 'Space': Notes from ...

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“With greater ICT availability, there is a growing possibility for citizens to use ICTs to hold government accountable, particularly around local public service delivery.”

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 ...

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