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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 ...

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 ...

A Slowly Shifting Field: Understanding Donor Priorities in Media Development
June 12, 2017

A Slowly Shifting Field: Understanding Donor Priorities in Media Development

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"In the current era of resurgent authoritarianism, independent media has become ever more important." This report looks at the trends identified by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of the National Endowment for ...

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 ...

Learning Together Across Generations: Guidelines for Family Literacy and Learning Programmes
May 29, 2017

Learning Together Across Generations: Guidelines for Family Literacy and ...

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"Family learning has the potential to develop and strengthen a culture of learning in families and communities. It often goes beyond teaching literacy and numeracy, equipping learners with the life skills and tools to engage positively with their ...

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria  - A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions
May 23, 2017

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria - A Social Norms Approach to ...

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“Corruption tends to foster more corruption, perpetuating and entrenching social injustice in daily life. Such an environment weakens societal values of fairness, honesty, integrity and common citizenship, as the impunity of dishonest practices ...

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 ...

FLEGT Media: A Reporting Guide on Illegal Logging
May 17, 2017

FLEGT Media: A Reporting Guide on Illegal Logging

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"This is not a story. It's not a beat. It's not an angle. This is a lifetime of reporting. The fate of the last great forests, and the people who depend on them, will be decided in the coming decades. Journalists like you will be key players in ...

Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for Parliamentarians
May 17, 2017

Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for ...

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“Homophobia and other forms of stigma, violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people contribute significantly to their exclusion from society, limit their access to health and social services ...

Informing Policy and Practice to Improve Quality of Care for Malaria in Pregnancy in Uganda
April 26, 2017

Informing Policy and Practice to Improve Quality of Care for Malaria in ...

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“Adopting a strategic approach to research uptake increases the likelihood of research results being taken up by policy-makers and practitioners.” This Learning Brief describes the activities that supported research uptake for an operational ...

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 ...

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge for Health East Africa Field Project
March 16, 2017

Examining the Impact of Knowledge Management Interventions: The Knowledge ...

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"Knowledge management interventions positively improved effectiveness and efficiency of knowledge sharing and use of knowledge management techniques among ECSA-HC staff members." This research brief looks at the process and effects of knowledge ...

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 ...

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 ...

Safeguard Young People Programme
March 3, 2017

Safeguard Young People Programme

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The Safeguard Young People (SYP) Programme intends to identify and scale up comprehensive interventions for adolescents and young people in Southern Africa through a multi-sectoral approach that addresses policy, integrated HIV and youth-friendly ...

Effectiveness of a Community-Based SGBV Prevention Model in Emergency Settings in Uganda: Testing the 'Zero Tolerance Village Alliance' Intervention
February 23, 2017

Effectiveness of a Community-Based SGBV Prevention Model in Emergency ...

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“The global refugee crisis is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) exacerbates the already dire situation in refugee settings, and is both a prevalent concern and a complex phenomenon ...

Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization: A Handbook for Scaling Up Solutions through Knowledge Capturing and Sharing
February 22, 2017

Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization: A Handbook for Scaling Up ...

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This guide seeks to help organisations working in social development become more effective in systematically capturing and sharing knowledge to improve performance and take solutions to scale. It shows how to build the enabling environment and ...

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 ...

Road Safety Mass Media Campaigns: A Toolkit, Plus a Video Library
February 20, 2017

Road Safety Mass Media Campaigns: A Toolkit, Plus a Video Library

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"Road user behaviour can be improved by road safety campaigns, which in combination with behavioural measures (e.g., law enforcement, education or training), can become a powerful way to persuade the public to behave more safely in traffic."

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform
February 15, 2017

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development ...

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The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform is an online resource that aims to establish networks of social scientists who can rapidly provide insight and advice to emergency responses, with a focus on the ...

Engaging Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Including Family Planning
February 13, 2017

Engaging Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Including Family ...

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"[The guide] emphasizes the importance of using a gender lens when planning and programming men’s engagement in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including family planning - which means engaging men as clients of SRH services, as ...

What are the Challenges and Opportunities for Multi-level Advocacy for Nutrition?
February 7, 2017

What are the Challenges and Opportunities for Multi-level Advocacy for ...

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"Over the last decade, policy advocacy has made critical contributions towards the development of nutrition policies, laws and strategies in many countries with high burdens of malnutrition." This policy briefing from the Institute for ...

Fighting Ebola with Information: Learning from the Use of Data, Information, and Digital Technologies in the West Africa Ebola Outbreak Response
February 6, 2017

Fighting Ebola with Information: Learning from the Use of Data, Information, ...

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“Significant reforms are needed to unlock the full potential of data, information, and digital technologies to strengthen global health and humanitarian assistance.”

A Social and Behaviour Change Agenda for Inclusion and Equity in Education
February 2, 2017

A Social and Behaviour Change Agenda for Inclusion and Equity in Education

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"According to the World Education Forum Declaration, equity in education refers to fairness in education policy, provision and outcome."

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 ...

The Girl Generation Campaign
January 31, 2017

The Girl Generation Campaign

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Launched in 2014, The Girl Generation Campaign is a social change communication initiative that seeks to provide a global platform for galvanising, catalysing, and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM). The ...

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.”

Engaging Civil Society in Health Finance and Governance: A Guide for Practitioners
July 5, 2017

Engaging Civil Society in Health Finance and Governance: A Guide for ...

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“Designing programs that include the use of mechanisms and tools to engage both civil society and government counterparts that are guided by an understanding of the country context, and that recognize and mitigate potential risks are significant ...

TheoryPicker - Selecting a Behavior Change Theory to Guide Health Communication
June 20, 2017

TheoryPicker - Selecting a Behavior Change Theory to Guide Health Communication

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This online tool is designed to help determine the most appropriate behaviour change theories to apply to health communication campaigns. Based on a 10-question survey about the behaviour change desired, six theories of behaviour change (focused ...

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 (SBCC) approach used by the Empowering the New Generation to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities (ENGINE) project, a multisector nutrition project implemented in Ethiopia ...

Eight Lessons from Community-Led Total Sanitation at Scale through Local  Governments in Uganda
May 18, 2017

Eight Lessons from Community-Led Total Sanitation at Scale through Local ...

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“The magnitude of the sanitation crisis means that sanitation and hygiene solutions must be delivered sustainably, and on a large scale. This requires the close involvement of government at all levels.”

A Toolkit for Community-based Psychosocial Support for Children and Adolescents in South Sudan
April 25, 2017

A Toolkit for Community-based Psychosocial Support for Children and ...

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This toolkit, produced by TPO Uganda for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) South Sudan, includes seven community-based psychosocial support programme methodologies, which are meant to be used by organisations, community structures, or ...

Putting Citizens' Voice at the Centre of Development: Challenging Shrinking Civic Space Across Africa
April 20, 2017

Putting Citizens' Voice at the Centre of Development: Challenging Shrinking ...

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"Civil society across Africa has played a central role in the continent’s history and development since independence. However, the hard fought gains on citizen voice and democratic participation are being reversed by worsening restrictions on ...

Social and Behaviour Change Communication for Malaria in Pregnancy: Strategy Development Guidance Implementation Kit (I-Kit)
April 5, 2017

Social and Behaviour Change Communication for Malaria in Pregnancy: Strategy ...

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This Implementation Kit (I-Kit) was developed to help social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and malaria in pregnancy (MiP) programme managers and stakeholders improve SBCC strategies and interventions for MiP, especially those ...

Sisters With a Voice Project
April 4, 2017

Sisters With a Voice Project

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The Sisters with a Voice (SWV) programme started in 2009 and has reached over 24,000 female sex workers in 36 sites in Zimbabwe with clinical services, health education, and community empowerment and mobilisation activities. Both fixed and mobile ...

Support for Service Delivery Integration Communication - Findings From the 2016 Endline Survey of 15 Districts in Malawi
March 23, 2017

Support for Service Delivery Integration Communication - Findings From the ...

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“Moya Ndi Mpamba (MNM) was widely accessible to Malawian men and women of reproductive ages as reflected in the findings. Moreover, exposure to the campaign was positively and significantly associated with positive knowledge, attitudes, social ...

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 ...

How Effective is Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Preventing HIV?
March 2, 2017

How Effective is Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Preventing HIV?

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“In this region, in 2013, Ministers of Health and Education from 20 countries endorsed the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) Commitment to scale up access to quality CSE, as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV prevention for ...

Critical Choices - Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths' Propensity Towards Violence
March 1, 2017

Critical Choices - Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement ...

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“As with most violent extremist groups, Al Shabaab feeds on the frustrations and grievances of youth that feel excluded from society and opportunities for upward mobility. With this in mind, it is important to consider what approaches and ...

How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? - Advocacy Tools
February 14, 2017

How Do Community Health Workers Contribute to Better Nutrition? - Advocacy Tools

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This set of advocacy resources is intended to help government ministry staff and other in-country stakeholders to advocate for increased involvement of community health workers (CHW) in promoting good nutrition. Based on an analysis of policies ...

What Role Can Parliamentarians Play in Ending Child Marriage?
February 13, 2017

What Role Can Parliamentarians Play in Ending Child Marriage?

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This toolkit aims to provide concrete examples and recommendations on how interested parliamentarians can take action to end child marriage. Developed by Girls Not Brides, it seeks to raise awareness about child marriage among parliamentarians, ...

Guide to Community Engagement in WASH: A Practitioners' Guide, Based on Lessons from Ebola
January 27, 2017

Guide to Community Engagement in WASH: A Practitioners' Guide, Based on ...

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“Community engagement requires a sound understanding of differences and vulnerabilities, and a genuine desire to understand community perspectives.” This guide offers a compilation of best practices and key lessons learned from Oxfam’s ...

Using Advertisements to Create Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in South Africa
January 25, 2017

Using Advertisements to Create Demand for Voluntary Medical Male ...

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“Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) reduces HIV transmission by between 51 and 76 per cent, yet take-up of this fully subsidised service remains low in much of the region of the world most heavily afflicted with the HIV/AIDS pandemic (WHO ...

Practical Guides for Communities, Civil Society and Local Government on Oil, Gas and Mining
January 24, 2017

Practical Guides for Communities, Civil Society and Local Government on Oil, ...

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“With little or no access to relevant information and technical advice, limited public participation and weak organization, local communities confronted with the arrival of oil, gas and mining companies often cannot realistically assess the ...

Fulfilling Our Promise to Young People Today (2013-2015) Progress Review
January 24, 2017

Fulfilling Our Promise to Young People Today (2013-2015) Progress Review

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"Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) has 158 million young people aged 10-24; a number that is expected to rise to 281 million by 2050. Better education and public health measures will be hugely beneficial to the health and development of these ...

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Strengthens the Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity of the Nigerian National Malaria Elimination Programme
January 17, 2017

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Strengthens the Social and Behavior Change ...

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“To achieve high quality and effective malaria SBCC interventions, it is critical to have competent and coordinated SBCC systems in place. This competency increases the quality and effectiveness of SBCC interventions, while coordination reduces ...

Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Communications Toolkit
January 16, 2017

Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Communications Toolkit

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This toolkit provides National HydroMeteorological Services (NHMS), policymakers, and media and communications for development practitioners with the tools, resources, and templates necessary to design and implement an integrated communications ...

NurseConnect
December 13, 2016

NurseConnect

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Launched in November 2016, the South African Department of Health's NurseConnect platform uses mobile technology to support nurses and midwives working in maternal health, child health, and family planning.  Nurses receive regular ...

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services
December 12, 2016

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services

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"ICTs have undoubted potential to boost agricultural production and value chains in ACP countries. But many efforts to introduce ICTs for this purpose have not been sustainable. What can we learn from their experiences?" - Michael Hailu, CTA ...

Promoting Healthy State-Citizen Relations in Africa - Final Project Evaluation
December 6, 2016

Promoting Healthy State-Citizen Relations in Africa - Final Project Evaluation

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“If leaders from government and civil society have the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest in a neutral forum, then they will be better able to develop practical solutions to critical problems.”

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