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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 ...

January 27, 2017

SDGs and progress towards gender equality?

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The discussion on whether and how the SDGs can accelerate progress towards gender equality has to be located in the context that gender inequality persists, particularly in the spheres of politics, economy, sexual & reproductive justice, and ...

Healthy Ageing Toolkit
January 30, 2017

Healthy Ageing Toolkit

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) continues to call for the eradication of all forms of ageism that deny older people dignity, decrease access to care, and threaten their exercise of the right to a just ...

The Use of Narrative for Behavior Change in Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
January 30, 2017

The Use of Narrative for Behavior Change in Adolescent and Youth Sexual and ...

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“Because narratives are received in the light of our own personal stories and the contexts in which we live and the youth population is made up of many diverse groups, it is important to contextualize narratives so that they resonate with the ...

January 27, 2017

India: Mobilizing rural communities

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Please provide me information regarding how to mobilize a rural community in Rajasthan, India and sensitize them towards social issues.

January 26, 2017

Media - Awards, Data, Landscape and Smartphones

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Media (and) Development Network and Community Some experiences and questions for your review, critique and comment please: Media Award: Data Journalism Awards 2017  - Interested? How do you view awards for media initiatives? Do they help ...

A Holistic Approach to Preparing Youth for Success - Programa Para O Futuro
August 30, 2017

A Holistic Approach to Preparing Youth for Success - Programa Para O Futuro

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“There are more youth now than ever before, and the majority live in developing countries where they face a unique set of challenges during adolescence. This phase of development is the time when youth make choices - for better or worse - that ...

January 26, 2017

Advocates for Youth

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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Uptake Through Soccer in Zimbabwe
January 26, 2017

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Uptake Through Soccer in Zimbabwe

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"Despite progress in supply scale-up, Zimbabwe is falling well short of its target of 80 per cent VMMC coverage by 2015 (WHO 2011), underlining the urgent need to identify and scale up effective interventions that increase demand for VMMC."

Time to Talk: Comprehensive Sexuality Education - A Toolkit for Faith-based Journalists and Media Houses
August 28, 2017

Time to Talk: Comprehensive Sexuality Education - A Toolkit for Faith-based ...

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“Children face confusing and often inaccurate information about sex and sexuality. Despite the need for clarity and guidance, there is still a resounding silence on sexuality in homes, schools and communities.” This toolkit is designed to assist ...

Regional Module For Teacher Training on Comprehensive Sexuality Education for East and  Southern Africa
January 23, 2017

Regional Module For Teacher Training on Comprehensive Sexuality Education ...

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This training module was developed as a resource to support the training of teachers in East and Southern Africa to deliver school–based sexuality education. Designed for trainers who are delivering pre–service training on sexuality education in ...

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in Low-Resource Settings: A Document Review
January 20, 2017

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in ...

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"By maximizing the confluence of existing infrastructure and more positive attitudes toward FP [family planning] use, and by building upon the existing body of effective male involvement interventions, now is an opportune time to incorporate ...

Filling Buckets, Fueling Change - Ensuring Gender-Responsive Climate Change Adaptation
January 20, 2017

Filling Buckets, Fueling Change - Ensuring Gender-Responsive Climate Change ...

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"With an explicit effort to address gender equality in the context of adaptation, the CCAF projects shifted the paradigm from focusing on women as vulnerable to directly empowering them as agents of change."

Lessons from Link Up! What's So Different About Adolescents? - Unique Challenges and Opportunities in Engaging 10 -19 Year Olds in Integrated HIV and SRHR Services
January 19, 2017

Lessons from Link Up! What's So Different About Adolescents? - Unique ...

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“Adolescents are unique in their development, their health and their social needs; therefore, their service requirements are different.” This brief explores some of the key lessons learned from the Link Up programme related to engaging and ...

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, ...

UNESCO Values Education through Sport Materials
January 16, 2017

UNESCO Values Education through Sport Materials

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The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has developed a set of materials to support their campaign to promote the role of sport in delivering values education. The materials consist of a motion design ...

January 13, 2017

Awards, Freedom, Citizen Data, Conflicts and Phones

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Recent Media Development knowledge shared and questions raised for your comment and conversation on the theme of Digital, Data and Social.  1. Data Journalism Awards 2017 - Interested? Do you think that awards work to enhance quality, ...

January 12, 2017

Albany Associates - UK Office

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Mediatised Transitions: Democratisation in an Age of Media Abundance
August 15, 2017

Mediatised Transitions: Democratisation in an Age of Media Abundance

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“Changes associated with the mediatisation of politics are not only reconfiguring democratic politics in established democracies, but have put emerging democracies on a new pathway of transition.”

Data Journalism Awards 2017
January 12, 2017

Data Journalism Awards 2017

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Started in 2012, the Data Journalism Awards (DJA) seek to highlight, and reward, outstanding work in data journalism worldwide. The competition seeks to celebrate examples of data-driven investigations, data-driven applications, and storytelling ...

Making Content Meaningful: A Guide to Adapting Existing Global Health Content for Different Audiences
January 12, 2017

Making Content Meaningful: A Guide to Adapting Existing Global Health ...

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This guide is designed to help programme managers and implementers working in the health and development sectors to adapt existing openly accessible health content to different contexts, local languages, and formats. As explained in the guide, ...

Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries - Handbook on Mapping Media Landscapes
January 11, 2017

Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries - Handbook on Mapping ...

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"Media landscapes in countries undergoing transition often change radically and just as often there is no solid knowledge about these changes. This means that the different stakeholders in the media and civil society navigate in unknown ...

Media and Communication
January 11, 2017

Media and Communication

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Editors-in-Chief: Epp Lauk Raul Reis

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 ...

Women's Empowerment in South Africa - Evaluation of the Raising Her Voice Project
July 27, 2017

Women's Empowerment in South Africa - Evaluation of the Raising Her Voice ...

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This reports shares the findings of an evaluation of the Oxfam Great Britain (OGB)-supported Raising Her Voice (RHV) project in South Africa (RHV-SA). The purpose of the evaluation was to rigorously assess the effectiveness of the project in ...

Radio and Nutrition Project in Mozambique
July 25, 2017

Radio and Nutrition Project in Mozambique

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Development Media International (DMI) is running a radio capacity strengthening project in Mozambique, which will help community radio stations to design and run behaviour change campaigns to improve outcomes related mainly to maternal and child ...

mHealth Design Toolkit - Ten Principles to Launch, Develop and Scale Mobile Health Services in Emerging Markets
July 21, 2017

mHealth Design Toolkit - Ten Principles to Launch, Develop and Scale Mobile ...

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This mHealth Design Toolkit is an instrument to provide guidance to the development and implementation of mobile health (mHealth) services.  mHealth services are services that provide much-needed information on issues such as balanced diets, ...

HC3 Research Primers
July 19, 2017

HC3 Research Primers

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This series of research briefs explains a variety of theories, models, and approaches and is designed to help professionals design, implement, and evaluate their social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes. Each Research Primer ...

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.”

Mozambique Media Strengthening Program (MSP)
July 12, 2017

Mozambique Media Strengthening Program (MSP)

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The Mozambique Media Strengthening Program (MSP) seeks to support the professionalisation of journalists and empowerment of independent media in Mozambique, working both with individual journalists and media organisations in the capital, Maputo, ...

Narrowing the Gender Gap - Empowering Women through Literacy Programmes
July 6, 2017

Narrowing the Gender Gap - Empowering Women through Literacy Programmes

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“Real progress in realizing the right to education is impossible without specific strategies that focus on women and prioritize the challenge of low literacy levels and poor basic education.” This document showcases successful literacy programmes ...

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 ...

Support for Service Delivery Integration - Communication: Final Programme Report
July 4, 2017

Support for Service Delivery Integration - Communication: Final Programme Report

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“The development of the campaign focused on filling gaps identified through formative research in order to create a positive environment for men and women, health workers, religious and community leaders to actively discuss health problems, find ...

How-To Guide For Social Network Diffusion Approaches to Overcome Social Obstacles to Family Planning Use
June 30, 2017

How-To Guide For Social Network Diffusion Approaches to Overcome Social ...

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This guide was developed by the Tékponon Jikuagou project and offers a scalable, low-technology, and low-resource package to address social barriers to meeting unmet family planning needs. Tékponon Jikuagou was a 5-year (2010-2015) project in ...

Advocacy for Better Health Project
June 27, 2017

Advocacy for Better Health Project

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Launched in January 2015, Advocacy for Better Health (ABH) is a five-year project implemented by PATH in collaboration with Initiatives Inc., with the goal to improve the quality, availability, and accessibility of health and other social ...

Promising Practices in Peer Support for Adolescents and Young People Living with HIV
June 27, 2017

Promising Practices in Peer Support for Adolescents and Young People Living ...

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“The involvement of peers in the design, implementation and evaluation of services is emerging as a key element of many adolescent- and youth-friendly service strategies.”

Learning Families Intergenerational Approaches to Literacy Teaching and Learning
June 26, 2017

Learning Families Intergenerational Approaches to Literacy Teaching and Learning

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“Family literacy and learning presents adults and children with an opportunity to become independent, proactive lifelong learners.” This compilation showcases examples of promising programmes using intergenerational approaches to literacy ...

Social Behavior Change and Service Delivery - Video
June 22, 2017

Social Behavior Change and Service Delivery - Video

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The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has produced this video to demonstrate the impact social and behaviour change (SBC) has when working in partnership with service delivery to improve health outcomes, and overcome barriers to ...

HealthCommWorks
June 21, 2017

HealthCommWorks

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This online platform offers health communication tools to help health communication professionals develop and disseminate effective messages. It was developed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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 ...

Engaging Communities through Enhanced Community Conversations
June 15, 2017

Engaging Communities through Enhanced Community Conversations

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“ENGINE’s SBCC activities focused on behavior-centered programming, which provides opportunities for families, health workers, and other community members to participate in formulating and testing proposed practices, strategies, activities, ...

Comparative Analysis of Civil Society, Media and Conflict
June 15, 2017

Comparative Analysis of Civil Society, Media and Conflict

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““The focus on the media’s relationship with civil society in democratisation conflicts rests on the notion that contemporary conflicts are increasingly mediatised events” (Cottle 2006) This working paper examines how civil society organizations ...

Communication for Health Project
June 13, 2017

Communication for Health Project

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Communication for Health aims to measurably contribute to the adoption of healthy behaviours in four regions in Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray) by strengthening social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) capacity at the ...

Children, Adolescents & HIV - A Simple Toolkit for Community Health Workers and Peer Supporters
June 8, 2017

Children, Adolescents & HIV - A Simple Toolkit for Community Health Workers ...

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This toolkit has been developed for use by community health workers (CHWs) working with children and adolescents living with HIV throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It is designed as a simple self-study learning guide with concrete examples to help ...

Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-Led Research Projects - Guidance Note
May 31, 2017

Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-Led Research Projects - ...

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“The act of conducting research, regardless of the topic, can have positive impacts on youth and their relationships in the community.” This note offers guidance on implementing a youth-led research project, which is described as "a powerful tool ...

Follow-up MANDONA: A Field Guide for Accelerating and Sustaining Open Defecation Free Communities
May 18, 2017

Follow-up MANDONA: A Field Guide for Accelerating and Sustaining Open ...

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“Sanitation is the world’s silent development crisis; 2.4 billion people currently do not have access to adequate sanitation, with 946 million practicing open defecation.”

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.”

Covering The Seas - An Issue Guide
May 16, 2017

Covering The Seas - An Issue Guide

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This issue guide was published by the Earth Journalism Network to assist reporters in reporting on oceans and fisheries issues. The guide takes an in-depth look at the state of the fisheries industry, the rapidly growing aquaculture business, the ...

Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against Children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
May 11, 2017

Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against ...

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Engaging Children & Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against Children is a project seeking to eradicate violence against children and youth in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The project objectives are to: (1) identify the worst ...

Case Study: SBCC Implementation Kit Helps Communities in Niger Communicate about High-Risk Pregnancies
May 9, 2017

Case Study: SBCC Implementation Kit Helps Communities in Niger Communicate ...

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“The content and structure of the I-Kit helped MSI-Niger enhance communication with communities – including through mass media – and with women and couples at risk.” This case study looks at the results of a pilot project which used the healthy ...

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