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Exploring Social and Behavior Change Communication to Support Delivery of Micronutrient Powders in Rural Uganda
April 19, 2018

Exploring Social and Behavior Change Communication to Support Delivery of ...

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"Effective micronutrient powder distribution programming requires a behavior change strategy that is both effective and appropriate in a specific context." Drawing on the experience of the United States Agency for International Development ...

As Zimbabwe prepares for elections, the media must lead from the front
April 19, 2018

As Zimbabwe prepares for elections, the media must lead from the front

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Author: Vusumuzi Sifile, April 24 2018 - As Zimbabwe readies for harmonised Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government elections in a few months’ time, the media in and outside the country needs to position itself to be a platform for ...

University of Zambia - Master of Communication for Development (MCD)
March 28, 2018

University of Zambia - Master of Communication for Development (MCD)

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Background information: The Master of Communication for Development (MCD) is a one and half-year Masters degree aimed at training personnel working in various development-related assignments within Zambia, the Southern African Development ...

University of Sussex - MA Media Practice for Development and Social Change
March 27, 2018

University of Sussex - MA Media Practice for Development and Social Change

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Background information: The University of Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961. The goal of the university is to deliver teaching and learning programmes informed by ...

Shifting Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Sierra Leone Utilizing Trials of Improved Practices
February 2, 2018

Shifting Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Sierra Leone Utilizing Trials of ...

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"The SPRING project, together with Helen Keller International (HKI), recently used Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs), a qualitative research methodology, to design social and behavior change communication (SBCC) efforts to improve the ...

Diva Centres and Divine Divas
February 1, 2018

Diva Centres and Divine Divas

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In Zambia, IDEO.org partnered with Marie Stopes International and the Hewlett Foundation to design the Diva Centres - a multi-touchpoint service that helps adolescent girls in urban Lusaka access the contraception they need to take control of ...

Increasing Male Engagement in the HIV Response - Promising Practices in Eastern and Southern Africa
January 30, 2018

Increasing Male Engagement in the HIV Response - Promising Practices in ...

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"As Eastern and Southern African countries heed the call to implement programmes aimed at engaging men and adolescent boys in the HIV response, it is invaluable to be able to refer to strategies and programmes already being implemented within the ...

Children and Youth Advocacy in Africa: Context, Approaches and Lessons
January 16, 2018

Children and Youth Advocacy in Africa: Context, Approaches and Lessons

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"In many African countries, children and young people [(CYP)] have become critical stakeholders and advocates in achieving the 'child rights agenda'. In addition, the pervasiveness of social media and information technologies has expanded ...

Soul Buddyz Club Impact Evaluation
January 16, 2018

Soul Buddyz Club Impact Evaluation

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Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies
January 12, 2018

Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies

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Created by the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Infectious Hazard Management in collaboration with the WHO Department of Communications, the recommendations in this resource provide overarching, evidence-based guidance on how risk ...

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 ...

Driving Demand for Chlorhexidine: A Human-Centered Design Toolkit for the Development of Demand Generation Materials
January 9, 2018

Driving Demand for Chlorhexidine: A Human-Centered Design Toolkit for the ...

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“A defining characteristic of the human-centered design process is that it prioritizes talking to and collaborating with the people who are most likely affected by the development of a new intervention or program.”

BBC Media Action Microsite: Gender
December 14, 2017

BBC Media Action Microsite: Gender

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This BBC Media Action interactive digital toolkit has been created on a dedicated micro website "to help those working in media and communication for development to challenge negative gender stereotypes and advance gender equality." The ...

Facilitating Community-Led Disaster Risk Management
December 13, 2017

Facilitating Community-Led Disaster Risk Management

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"We must empower communities to plan and drive change, and reinforce governments' responsibility to provide their people with a protective and enabling environment." This guide is designed to support those promoting a community-led, inclusive, ...

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence - A Guide for Journalists and Editors
December 1, 2017

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence - A Guide for Journalists and Editors

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Created by Sonke Gender Justice in collaboration with Health-E News, this guide is designed to provide journalists and editors in South Africa with guidance on how to report on issues of gender-based violence (GBV) in a sensitive, respectful, and ...

A Roadmap for Change: Impactful Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality Initiatives
November 13, 2017

A Roadmap for Change: Impactful Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality ...

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This compendium shares some of CARE International’s most impactful programmes and projects in the field of women’s empowerment and gender equality. Although not exhaustive, this compendium is designed to offer a good indication of what works best ...

Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery: A Practical Guide to Identify Improvements through Assessment
November 9, 2017

Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery: A Practical Guide to Identify ...

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"A participatory approach is in fact as important as the assessment results....Assessment is a process of planning, analysis, reflection and, above all, action." This guide's assessment methodology is designed to strengthen democratic ...

Don't Shoot the Messenger! Journalists as Human Rights Defenders in the East and Horn of Africa
November 8, 2017

Don't Shoot the Messenger! Journalists as Human Rights Defenders in the East ...

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”…amid growing restrictions on civic space in the sub-region, journalists play a critical role in exposing human rights violations and providing vital information and analysis of current events. Simply documenting and sharing information can ...

Equipping Adolescent Girls with Health, Life Skills and Financial Literacy Through Safe Spaces - Learning Brief
October 27, 2017

Equipping Adolescent Girls with Health, Life Skills and Financial Literacy ...

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“A safe space is a place where anyone can relax and be able to fully express themselves, without feeling uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe on account of gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural background, religious affiliation, ...

Evaluation of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) Program
October 25, 2017

Evaluation of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) Program

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“Gaps remain in understanding whether family planning (FP) programs can change urban women's FP behaviors. Even less is known about what works among poor urban women.” This article, published online in the Studies in Family Planning journal, ...

Advocacy Impact Case Studies
October 13, 2017

Advocacy Impact Case Studies

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These case studies of advocacy success from around the world can be used as a resource to demonstrate how global health advocates can develop strategies to achieve policy goals. The series illustrates how PATH's 10-part approach to advocacy can ...

HC3 in Action: Strengthening the SBCC System
October 11, 2017

HC3 in Action: Strengthening the SBCC System

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This technical brief from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) describes the components of an effective social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) system and then provides spotlights on HC3's work in five countries to ...

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, ...

Shamba Chef Television Programme
September 26, 2017

Shamba Chef Television Programme

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Shamba Chef is an edutainment reality television show in Kenya designed to promote the adoption of cleaner and more efficient cooking methods, as well as to explore the culture of food and improve family nutrition. In Kenya, eight out of ten ...

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 deadline has been ...

In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy
September 14, 2017

In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy

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"As long as capture exists, and it usually exists in one form or another, then the media are not truly free." - Anya Schiffrin

Revising the Script - Taking Community Mobilization To Scale For Gender Equality
September 14, 2017

Revising the Script - Taking Community Mobilization To Scale For Gender ...

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This study explores the challenges of applying the “innovate, evaluate, scale up” recipe or script in one field of recent innovation: community mobilisation approaches to address socially and politically sensitive issues, particularly, but not ...

Communication and Conflict in Transitional Societies: Integrating Media and Communication in Development Cooperation
September 12, 2017

Communication and Conflict in Transitional Societies: Integrating Media and ...

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"Social change is no longer regarded as a linear process in which media are promotional instruments serving a Western notion of modernization which journalists are trained to deliver. Instead, active participation of all stakeholders in the ...

Media Brief on Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) in Zambia
September 7, 2017

Media Brief on Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) in Zambia

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This media brief is designed to provide media practitioners in Zambia with detailed background information and knowledge on community-based natural resources management (CBNRM) and environmental natural resources management issues (ENRM) in an ...

Responsible Data Management Training Pack
September 6, 2017

Responsible Data Management Training Pack

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"Managing data properly may be the greatest challenge of the information age. We now have more ways to collect, store, share, transmit, analyse and publish data than ever before. As new legal frameworks emerge and increasing attention is paid to ...

Moving from Pilot to Scale: Lessons Learned from the GREAT Project
September 6, 2017

Moving from Pilot to Scale: Lessons Learned from the GREAT Project

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“Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in health and well-being requires scaling up successfully tested interventions that catalyze communities to reflect on and challenge existing social norms that lead to poor sexual and reproductive ...

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 ...

A Guide for Strengthening Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and Learning Materials
August 31, 2017

A Guide for Strengthening Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and ...

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This guide seeks to advance the global efforts toward greater gender equality and inclusiveness in education by providing guidance on how to develop and evaluate teacher and learner materials that are free of bias and that promote equality and ...

Lobi Mokolo Ya Sika "Tomorrow is a New Day" Project
August 29, 2017

Lobi Mokolo Ya Sika "Tomorrow is a New Day" Project

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Lobi Mokolo Ya Sika, “Tomorrow is a New Day” is a security sector reform programme which was initiated by Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in 2007 and has since been extended numerous times with funding from different donors.  The project was ...

Materials to Support Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and Health Workers - Toolkit
August 23, 2017

Materials to Support Cancer Patients, Caregivers, and Health Workers - Toolkit

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“No longer a disease of the West, cancer is responsible for one in six deaths worldwide, with about 70 percent of cancer deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries according to the World Health Organization. But in these countries, with ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025 - Technical Guidance Brief: Effective At-Scale Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication
July 20, 2017

Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025 - Technical Guidance Brief: ...

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“Successfully influencing human behavior requires an understanding of how behaviors change.” This technical brief summarises key considerations and provides links to available resources and tools to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate ...

End of Project Report: The Measurement, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Project for the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, 2011 - 2017
July 17, 2017

End of Project Report: The Measurement, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) ...

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“Measuring a program’s success should begin when the program is being designed.”

The Inherent Danger of Hate Speech Legislation - A Case Study from Rwanda and Kenya  on the Failure of a Preventative Measure
July 13, 2017

The Inherent Danger of Hate Speech Legislation - A Case Study from Rwanda ...

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“FoE (Freedom of Expression) is one of the most fundamental human rights. Nevertheless, a fierce debate exists on the necessity to restrict some types of speech.”

The People in the Pictures - Vital Perspectives on Save the Children's Image Making
July 10, 2017

The People in the Pictures - Vital Perspectives on Save the Children's Image ...

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“Debates about the visual representations of global poverty have been going on for many years, yet the experiences and views of those featured have been notably absent.”

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.”

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