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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 ...

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 ...

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.”

Women's Empowerment Mainstreaming And Networking (WEMAN)
March 24, 2017

Women's Empowerment Mainstreaming And Networking (WEMAN)

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Women’s Empowerment Mainstreaming And Networking (WEMAN) is an initiative which focuses on gender mainstreaming in rural development with the objective to contribute to food and income security, sustainable livelihoods, and gender equality in ...

Emorikinos Daadang Etogogongo Alatanakin Ngidwe (EDEAN) (Let's Come Together and Strengthen Child Spacing)
March 2, 2017

Emorikinos Daadang Etogogongo Alatanakin Ngidwe (EDEAN) (Let's Come Together ...

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EDEAN is a community-based intervention in Uganda that is designed to test the hypothesis that increasing fertility awareness improves family planning use. It forms part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, a ...

Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy – The Role of Culture and Community Support in Family Planning in Togo and Niger
February 6, 2017

Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy – The Role of Culture and ...

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“Having many children is a prevalent, if not expected, reproductive norm in Niger and Togo, but socio-cultural norms around large families vary slightly according to context. In urban Togo, for example, a transition to lower fertility desires has ...

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 ...

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 ...

Impact of FAO-Dimitra Clubs: Empowering Rural People - Video Series
December 12, 2016

Impact of FAO-Dimitra Clubs: Empowering Rural People - Video Series

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This video series about Dimitra Clubs was produced to highlight the strengths and uniqueness of this gender-sensitive participatory communication approach. The approach has been developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Dimitra ...

Dimitra Clubs: A Unique Approach
December 12, 2016

Dimitra Clubs: A Unique Approach

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“Over 1500 Dimitra Clubs exist in sub-Saharan Africa today, involving about 50.000 women and men”.

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 ...

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 ...

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV
September 26, 2016

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV

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"...when HIV/AIDS programs are linked with other initiatives {e.g. family planning, sexual health, ante- and post-natal care, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and services, prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), ...

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 ...

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Kenya
September 22, 2016

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Kenya

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"Given the impact that climate change and extreme weather events are having on urban populations around the world, there is a clear need to provide more evidence to inform climate change and development interventions."

ActionAid's Tax Power Campaign Reflection-Action Toolkit
September 12, 2016

ActionAid's Tax Power Campaign Reflection-Action Toolkit

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This toolkit forms part of ActionAid’s Tax Power Campaign, which seeks to make sure that big companies start paying their fair share of taxes in developing countries, and to campaign against tax dodging and tax breaks that are taking billions of ...

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 ...

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)
July 21, 2016

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)

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This HealthCompass portal from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) offers access to social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) "How-to Guides" that are short guides providing step-by-step instructions on how to perform ...

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People
July 19, 2016

Changing the River's Flow - A Gender Transformative Programme for Young People

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SAfAIDS in partnership with Sonke Gender Justice is implementing a 2-year gender programme that seeks to transform gender roles and promote more gender-equitable relationships in order to reduce HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) and promote ...

Make Me a Change Agent: A Multisectoral SBC Resource for Community Workers and Field Staff
November 29, 2015

Make Me a Change Agent: A Multisectoral SBC Resource for Community Workers ...

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This publication offers a curriculum that is designed to build the skills of community-level workers, such as community development agents, community health workers, and agriculture extension agents, to be more effective behaviour change ...

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 ...

The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communications Implementation Kit
November 4, 2015

The Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior ...

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"The social and cultural context surrounding young people growing up in urban areas is...different, in both positive and negative ways, affecting the health behaviors of young men and women, which can develop into repeated behaviors and habits ...

Obulamu (How's Your Love Life?) Campaign
October 29, 2015

Obulamu (How's Your Love Life?) Campaign

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Running from September 2014 to December 2017, the Obulamu Campaign in Uganda forms a multi-channel communication platform using the standard greeting "How’s Life" as its umbrella slogan to integrate six health areas: HIV/AIDS, family planning, ...

Reporters on the Borders Network
October 29, 2015

Reporters on the Borders Network

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Running from 2014 to 2016, the Reporters on the Borders Network project is designed to create a network of African journalists who specialise in migration issues (both professional and citizen journalists) and collaborate across the borders of ...

Parent-Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Communication Is Very Limited and Associated with Adolescent Poor Behavioral Beliefs and Subjective Norms: Evidence from a Community Based Cross-Sectional Study in Eastern Ethiopia
October 28, 2015

Parent-Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Communication Is Very ...

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"Curtailing the adolescents’ underlying poor beliefs and norms, and improving adolescent-parent communication quality, self-disclosure, and television co-viewing and discussions are essential to engage the parents in sexual and reproductive ...

Supporting Women Farmers in a Changing Climate: Five Policy Lessons
October 27, 2015

Supporting Women Farmers in a Changing Climate: Five Policy Lessons

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"Policies, institutions and services to help farmers develop new approaches to deal with climate change will need to produce results for women farmers as well as men."

Reaching Young Married Women and First-time Parents for Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies in Burkina Faso
October 15, 2015

Reaching Young Married Women and First-time Parents for Healthy Timing and ...

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"According to data collected during baseline home visits by animateurs, 41% percent of YMW [young married women] at project sites were using contraception to delay or space pregnancies, while endline home visits found that 81% of YMW reported ...

The MAPS Toolkit: mHealth Assessment and Planning for Scale
October 9, 2015

The MAPS Toolkit: mHealth Assessment and Planning for Scale

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This mHealth Assessment and Planning for Scale (MAPS) toolkit is a self-assessment and planning guide designed to help mHealth (mobile health) projects to develop strategies to increase the potential for scaling up and achieving long-term ...

Triggering Handwashing with Soap in CLTS: Insights on What Works from Malawi
October 5, 2015

Triggering Handwashing with Soap in CLTS: Insights on What Works from Malawi

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"The pilot resulted in change in three key areas: a new and tested set of tools for triggering for handwashing; significantly more households that had built handwashing facilities by their toilets in comparison to villages triggered with the ...

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategies in Four Countries: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia
September 4, 2015

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and ...

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"The purpose of this desk review is to identify promising SBCC practices related to malaria case management at both community and service provider levels in the four focus countries: Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Senegal."

Community-Led Total Sanitation Knowledge Hub
September 3, 2015

Community-Led Total Sanitation Knowledge Hub

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The Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Knowledge Hub at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) aims to support CLTS to go to scale sustainably and with quality. It does so through action learning and research, networking and communications ...

Mwanzo Bora: Can Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Improve Maternal and Child Healthcare Practices in Tanzania?
September 2, 2015

Mwanzo Bora: Can Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Improve Maternal and ...

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"A qualitative study in March 2015 showed that the PSAs produced by local radio stations with the support of BBC Media Action contributed to increasing knowledge on the importance of the recommended practices, to shift attitudes, especially ...

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP)
September 2, 2015

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP)

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Running from 2012 to 2015, the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) is designed to improve maternal and child healthcare practices in Tanzania in the areas of antenatal care, exclusive breastfeeding, and complementary feeding. This five-year ...

HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Visions, Voices, and Priorities of Young People Living With and Most Affected by HIV
August 31, 2015

HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Visions, Voices, and ...

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"These face-to-face dialogues created a platform for young people living with and most affected by HIV to share their lived experiences of and hope for: accessing HIV and SRH services, including family planning and contraceptives; participating ...

Social Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communication for Nutrition
August 28, 2015

Social Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communication for Nutrition

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"Social mobilization, advocacy and communications is a growing priority for SUN countries and increasingly seen as an integral part of the national nutrition strategy.  Countries are at very different stages and employing a variety of ...

Assessing Implementation Fidelity of a Community-based Infant and Young Child Feeding Intervention in Ethiopia Identifies Delivery Challenges That Limit Reach to Communities: A Mixed-method Process Evaluation Study
July 28, 2015

Assessing Implementation Fidelity of a Community-based Infant and Young ...

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"There is evidence of strong fidelity in training and delivery of program tools and messages at higher FLW [frontline worker] levels, but gaps in the reach of these to community volunteers and mothers and variability between regions could limit ...

Impact of Media Strategies by Six Civil Society Organisations in Tanzania
July 24, 2015

Impact of Media Strategies by Six Civil Society Organisations in Tanzania

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"Accountability Tanzania (AcT) partners tend to use mass media extensively to enhance their interventions in governance, social, economic as well as environmental issues. Many of these CSOs [civil society organisations] have significant budgets ...

Communication and Social Mobilization in Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaigns
July 23, 2015

Communication and Social Mobilization in Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaigns

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"Effective communication techniques - in the form of advocacy, social mobilization, and social and behavioral change - are key to a successful mass vaccination campaign. At a minimum, the Yellow Fever Initiative recommended that certain specific ...

I-Kit for Ebola Preparedness
July 23, 2015

I-Kit for Ebola Preparedness

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This Ebola Communication Preparedness Implementation Kit (I-Kit) is designed to provide national and local stakeholders, as well as programme managers, with "key considerations and a roadmap for instituting and implementing critical, relevant, ...

Promoting Handwashing and Sanitation: An Impact Evaluation of Two Large-Scale Campaigns in Rural Tanzania
July 23, 2015

Promoting Handwashing and Sanitation: An Impact Evaluation of Two ...

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This 8-page research brief discusses the challenges of poor sanitation and hygiene in rural Tanzania, provides an overview of two large-scale campaigns that sought to address these problems, and shares key results of an evaluation to assess the ...

Contextual Barriers, Motivations, and Coping Strategies in the Uptake of HCT and Condoms Among Truckers and Female Sex Workers in Busia Township, Busia District
July 23, 2015

Contextual Barriers, Motivations, and Coping Strategies in the Uptake of HCT ...

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Findings suggested that truckers and female sex workers who effectively use condoms and regularly check their HIV status were motivated by a responsibility to their families, as well as their personal safety.

Somali Youth Speaks: Formative Findings from Somalia's Regions
July 2, 2015

Somali Youth Speaks: Formative Findings from Somalia's Regions

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"Formative research highlighted the shared concerns of Somalia’s youth and their aspirations for the future to inform the production of an interactive drama and radio phone-in."

African Storybook Project (ASP)
June 26, 2015

African Storybook Project (ASP)

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"Our vision is for all African children to have enough stories in a language familiar to them to practise reading and learn to love reading."  South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE)

Uganda Joint Behaviour Change Communication Survey
June 18, 2015

Uganda Joint Behaviour Change Communication Survey

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This 143-page report discusses findings from a survey to evaluate health behaviour change communication interventions supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uganda, under the AFFORD/Uganda Health Marketing ...

Delivering Climate Services for Farmers and Pastoralists Through Interactive Radio
June 18, 2015

Delivering Climate Services for Farmers and Pastoralists Through Interactive ...

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"The study reveals that for both Malawi and Tanzania, there is clear demand for climate information services via radio and mobile phone. Both radio and mobile phones are in common use, and are rated by farmers and pastoralists to have great ...

Healthy Start Advocacy Campaign
June 17, 2015

Healthy Start Advocacy Campaign

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"Healthy Start is WaterAid’s four-year (2015-2019) campaign focused on improving the health and nutrition of newborn babies and children." The campaign aims to bring forward the evidence of "access to clean water for hygiene" on lowering infant ...

Designing a Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy
June 16, 2015

Designing a Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy

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"The planning steps included in this implementation kit provide guidance on how to develop a communication strategy for social and behavior change communication (SBCC).

Mpa Mpa Nkuwe (Let’s Share) Programme
June 12, 2015

Mpa Mpa Nkuwe (Let’s Share) Programme

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Launched in 2014, Mpa, Mpa Nkuwe (Give Me and I Will Give You) is a communications programme in Uganda to share conservation and development messages through alternative media, such as talk shows, music videos, and comic strips. The first ...

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