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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 ...

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 ...

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."

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 ...

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.”

Promoting Quality Malaria Medicines Through SBCC Implementation Kit
November 23, 2016

Promoting Quality Malaria Medicines Through SBCC Implementation Kit

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This Implementation Kit (I-Kit) provides national and local stakeholders, as well as programme managers, with key considerations and a roadmap for designing and implementing a country-specific social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) ...

In the Service of the Public - Functions and Transformation of Media in Developing Countries
November 15, 2016

In the Service of the Public - Functions and Transformation of Media in ...

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"The transformation of state broadcasters to public service media (PSM) is one of the most ambitious endeavors in the field of media development. It is an enormous task to work with state broadcasters that are controlled by the government and ...

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 ...

Stop TB Key Population Briefs
November 11, 2016

Stop TB Key Population Briefs

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These Stop TB Key Population Briefs form part of the Stop TB Partnership's initiative to focus attention on key populations that face a range of barriers to access tuberculosis (TB) care and treatment. The briefs were developed in response to The ...

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance
November 9, 2016

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance

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"Accountability is enhanced when citizens play an active role in making demands and when officials are expected to respond to those demands with satisfactory answers and actions." This research on BBC Media Action's governance programmes for ...

Be Healthy – Know Your Viral Load Campaign
November 4, 2016

Be Healthy – Know Your Viral Load Campaign

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Launched in October 2015, the Be Healthy - Know Your Viral Load Campaign calls on African governments to make viral load tests routinely available to all citizens living with HIV. The campaign is coordinated by the International Treatment ...

Advocacy for Resource Mobilization (ARM) for Malaria Guide
November 4, 2016

Advocacy for Resource Mobilization (ARM) for Malaria Guide

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“Compelling advocacy is crucial to persuade national decision-makers to make efficient and effective use of the available resources to secure new funding from national budgets, donors, innovative financing mechanisms and the private sector. ...

Coming of Age: Communication's Role in Powering Global Health
November 3, 2016

Coming of Age: Communication's Role in Powering Global Health

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“Communication has been a consistent current running through many major health developments of recent years. And yet, despite the demonstrated promise of communication as a tool for improving public health, not enough has been done to date to ...

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 ...

The Power of Maps - Bringing the Third Dimension to the Negotiation Table
November 2, 2016

The Power of Maps - Bringing the Third Dimension to the Negotiation Table

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"Knowledge built up over time and passed on from generation to generation represents a valuable asset for rural communities when it comes to their land and aquatic resources. Being able to collate rich spatially-defined/geo-referenced local ...

Everyone's Right to Know: Delivering Comprehensive Sexuality Education For All Young People
October 27, 2016

Everyone's Right to Know: Delivering Comprehensive Sexuality Education For ...

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“There are more young people in the world than ever before. Today, worldwide, there are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24. This demographic reality requires governments, decision makers, educators, health providers and ...

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education
September 26, 2016

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education

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This calendar is part of an initiative to ensure that children and young people in Eastern and Southern Africa are receiving accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health. Developed for parents and guardians across the region, ...

Connecting Refugees
September 22, 2016

Connecting Refugees

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"The digital revolution is transforming the world but refugees are being left behind. Today, almost 65 million forcibly displaced refugees and internally displaced persons are living without reliable internet and mobile connectivity." This ...

Behavior-Centered Approaches to Improve Health Outcomes: WASHplus Learning Brief
September 19, 2016

Behavior-Centered Approaches to Improve Health Outcomes: WASHplus Learning Brief

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“..promoting improved behaviors without addressing shortcomings in the products and services required to practice the behaviors makes change difficult, if not impossible.”

Small Doable Actions: A Feasible Approach to Behavior Change
September 19, 2016

Small Doable Actions: A Feasible Approach to Behavior Change

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“The overarching WASHplus behavior change approach is built around the notion that people rarely go from current practice to ideal practice at once…”

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Engage Platform
September 13, 2016

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Engage Platform

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The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Engage platform is designed to be a key tool to promote internet rights in Africa. Specifically it seeks to promote the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, and to help shape ...

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development Army and Impacting the Wider Community
September 1, 2016

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development ...

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"Listening groups, based on BBC Media Action’s health programmes, are adding value to the Ethiopian government’s Health Development Army, a network of volunteers tasked with learning about key health behaviours and leading others in their ...

Making All Voices Count
August 30, 2016

Making All Voices Count

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Making All Voices Count is an international initiative that supports effective and accountable governance in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The initiative brings together actors from government, civil society, academia, and the technology ...

MomConnect
August 25, 2016

MomConnect

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MomConnect is a mobile phone-based initiative designed to to promote maternal and child wellbeing and reduce mortality, as well as strengthen health services in South Africa. The national initiative seeks to improve patients’ access to ...

Advocacy Tool Kit on Pediatric HIV Treatment
August 24, 2016

Advocacy Tool Kit on Pediatric HIV Treatment

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This advocacy tool kit to promote paediatric HIV treatment was developed in partnership with the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) to guide African First ...

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 ...

CLTS Learning Series: Lessons from CLTS Implementation in Seven Countries
August 16, 2016

CLTS Learning Series: Lessons from CLTS Implementation in Seven Countries

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This report shares key findings that emerged from a cross-country synthesis of rural sanitation behaviour change processes using the Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach implemented by Plan International Country Offices (COs) in ...

Elections Communication Guide
August 8, 2016

Elections Communication Guide

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This document provides a guide to the principles of political campaign communication. It seeks to counter the practice by media institutions and party functionaries of using insulting and offensive language during elections, and to contribute ...

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