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More Than Just a Game - Sport as a Communication Platform in Sexuality Education for Adolescent Girls
November 24, 2016

More Than Just a Game - Sport as a Communication Platform in Sexuality ...

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“Practitioners and advocates working in the field of adolescent health need creative interventions to address gender and power, including the use of sport as a communication tool for sexuality education, storytelling and the representation of ...

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) ...

Sierra Leone's Changing Media Landscape Offers Fresh Opportunities for Development Communications
November 23, 2016

Sierra Leone's Changing Media Landscape Offers Fresh Opportunities for ...

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“Mobile phone uptake in Sierra Leone has burgeoned making mobiles the most accessed form of communication on a weekly basis alongside radio.” This research summary looks at the results of a national survey on the use of mobiles and media, such as ...

Men, Masculinities & Climate Change
November 21, 2016

Men, Masculinities & Climate Change

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"...few studies look at the diverse and nuanced ways in which boys and men...impact and are impacted by climate change, including as heads of large corporate sector organizations that are the drivers of climate change, as energy consumers, as ...

November 21, 2016

Global mechanism

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From my UN agency and technical programme perspective: C4D/media, social and behaviour change is such a cross-cutting area needed by all technical programmes to achieve their objectives. C4D has many common strategies, models and ...

The International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit Summary Report
November 18, 2016

The International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit Summary Report

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"HC3 believes that if widely shared and followed, the Addis Declaration will strengthen and enrich the SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] field, link members of the SBCC scholarly and professional community more closely to each ...

How Is a Radio Programme Encouraging Young People's Engagement with Democratic Processes in Tanzania?
November 18, 2016

How Is a Radio Programme Encouraging Young People's Engagement with ...

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"New research has found that the programme provided valuable information about the elections and voting process, addressed apathy (encouraging many to participate in various stages of the process) and inspired some listeners to maintain peace ...

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?
November 17, 2016

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?

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"This briefing, based on quantitative data from seven countries (Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Myanmar, Tanzania and Sierra Leone), outlines the links between watching and listening to governance programmes and political participation, as ...

We Want To Be Free - A Book About Gender-Based Violence
November 17, 2016

We Want To Be Free - A Book About Gender-Based Violence

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This book about gender-based violence (GBV) is designed to inform young people in South Africa about violence against women and children, what to do when it happens, and how to help prevent it. It has been published by the Soul City Institute for ...

Manual for Radio Journalists
November 17, 2016

Manual for Radio Journalists

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This manual for radio journalists is designed to support journalists and media practitioners in producing radio programming in the following formats: The News Writing for Radio The Report with Clips The Interview The Vox Pop The Mini Feature The ...

November 9, 2016

Global Mechanism: Your analysis and ideas?

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UNICEF, with Rafael Obregon (Chief, Communication for Development, UNICEF New York) leading and The Communication Initiative, through Warren Feek (Executive Director) are holding a series of consultations, to gather views, opinions and ideas on ...

Information-Education-Participation: Media Use among Youth in Uganda
November 16, 2016

Information-Education-Participation: Media Use among Youth in Uganda

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“In order to be able to formulate and put in place sustainable participatory youth media projects, it is absolutely key that one knows the media habits and media competency of the target group. This is the only way to create projects that serve ...

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 ...

UNICEF Nigeria Videos on Violence Against Children
November 15, 2016

UNICEF Nigeria Videos on Violence Against Children

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In response to Nigeria's Year of Action to End Violence Against Children campaign, which was launched in September 2015, three films on emotional violence, sexual violence, and physical violence were produced to be used as advocacy tools - to ...

The SBCC Challenge
November 14, 2016

The SBCC Challenge

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"...the question we must confront is will we seize the opportunity and use communication to alter the course of human history for the better or leave the power of communication only in the hands of those who sell cigarettes?"

Resilience Handbook: A Guide to Integrated Resilience Programming
November 14, 2016

Resilience Handbook: A Guide to Integrated Resilience Programming

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From ActionAid, this handbook aims to help readers think, plan, and implement their work in a way that supports the reduction of people's vulnerability and contributes to the building of their resilience to a range of hazards, shocks, stresses, ...

November 11, 2016

Reviewing Social Change

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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 ...

Scaling Up Normative Change Interventions for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and  Reproductive Health Literature Review Findings and Recommendations
November 10, 2016

Scaling Up Normative Change Interventions for Adolescent and Youth Sexual ...

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In this literature review, “scale-up” refers to expanding or replicating interventions that have been piloted and evaluated with the aim of covering a larger geographic region and/or reaching a larger or new population and sustaining effect at ...

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 ...

Consultation: Global Mechanism for Communication, Media, Social and Behaviour Change
November 7, 2016

Consultation: Global Mechanism for Communication, Media, Social and ...

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Hi and welcome to the online Group for the Consultation: Global Mechanism for Communication, Media, Social and Behaviour Change. This is a space for everyone interested to share thoughts, analysis and ideas on both the rationale for this possible ...

November 7, 2016

HIV/AIDS: Why isn't communication a higher priority?

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With apologies for any double posting. Below was shared through the Health Communication Network but as the Policy Briefing is inclusive of HIV/AIDS I wanted to share also through this HIV/AIDS network Why isn't communication a greater public ...

November 7, 2016

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

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Why isn't communication a greater public health priority?

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. ...

Human Rights Brief for Traditional Leaders
November 3, 2016

Human Rights Brief for Traditional Leaders

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The Human Rights Brief for Traditional Leaders seeks to increase traditional leaders’ knowledge on human rights, and to improve their role in effectively protecting human rights for all, especially of marginalised groups such as women, children, ...

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress Report July-December 2015
November 3, 2016

Towards an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda Programme - Summary Progress ...

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With an estimated 193,500 children under the age of 14 years living with HIV and more than half not yet into care in Uganda, ICCO Cooperation is implementing a two year project towards reducing the number of new HIV infections among infants in ...

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 ...

A Time of Transition: Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings
November 1, 2016

A Time of Transition: Adolescents in Humanitarian Settings

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"[R]ecent humanitarian action has highlighted the need to more rigorously include the perspectives and consider needs of adolescents in crisis situations." Plan International United Kingdom (UK) and Plan International commissioned this report to ...

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016
October 31, 2016

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016

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"The project has created a dynamic which will allow us to change the destiny of our communities." - Sofia, aged 24, MRMV youth group member, Niger

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report
October 31, 2016

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report

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My Rights My Voice (MRMV) is a multi-country programme implemented by Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Québec, and their partners with the aim of engaging marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services. (See Related ...

Child-Participatory Budgeting: A Review of Global Practice
October 27, 2016

Child-Participatory Budgeting: A Review of Global Practice

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How can children be involved in decisions about public expenditure in ways that are effective, inclusive and impactful? Drawing on the views of children, young people, and adults who worked together in participatory budgeting initiatives, this ...

Zusha! Road Safety Campaign
October 27, 2016

Zusha! Road Safety Campaign

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Launched in May 2015, the Zusha! National Road Safety Campaign aims to reduce road accidents by encouraging passengers using matatus (14-seater minibuses) or buses to speak out directly to their drivers against reckless driving. Zusha!, which is ...

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 ...

Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Advocacy Guide for National Stakeholders
October 26, 2016

Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) Advocacy Guide for National Stakeholders

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Developed by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) Malaria in Pregnancy Technical Working Group (MiPWG), the aim of this malaria in pregnancy (MiP) advocacy guide is to provide malaria and reproductive, maternal, child, and adolescent health ...

Incorporating Net Care into Malaria Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategies: A Step-by-Step Guide
October 25, 2016

Incorporating Net Care into Malaria Social and Behavior Change Communication ...

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The purpose of this guide is to describe how to integrate activities to promote net care behaviours into existing insecticide-treated nets (ITN) social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) strategies and interventions. The guide is intended ...

Turn Up The Volume: Empowering Women Through Media: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Governance Programming
October 25, 2016

Turn Up The Volume: Empowering Women Through Media: Lessons from BBC Media ...

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"The media is a prism through which we see those in power. In many cases, media not only reflects inequalities between men and women but also amplifies and entrenches them." Based on the experience of BBC Media Action’s work in producing factual ...

Social Change Network
October 24, 2016

Social Change Network

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The space for a focus on advancing social change strategies and actions for increased impact on local, national and international Development visions and goals.

Community Group Engagement: Changing Norms to Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health
October 20, 2016

Community Group Engagement: Changing Norms to Improve Sexual and ...

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"What is the promising high-impact practice in family planning for social and behavior change? Engage and mobilize communities in group dialogue and action to promote healthy sexual relationships."

10 Things to Know: Gender Equality and Achieving Climate Goals
October 20, 2016

10 Things to Know: Gender Equality and Achieving Climate Goals

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"Climate compatible development is about transforming development pathways to face the climate problem in a way that moves beyond the traditional separation of adaptation, mitigation and development strategies. Climate compatible development ...

October 18, 2016

Master of Public Health in the Field of Social and Behaviour Change ...

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Master of Public Health in the Field of Social and Behaviour Change Communication - University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa As someone connected with an academic institution, below is shared for both your information and your review. If you ...

Media Development in Regions of Conflict, Transitional Countries, and Closed Societies
October 18, 2016

Media Development in Regions of Conflict, Transitional Countries, and Closed ...

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"Media development actors need to have a clear and coordinated strategy on how to support a free and pluralistic media landscape in a fragile state. They need to assess local needs and work closely with all stakeholders....[T]hose in power and ...

The Governance and Sustainable Livelihoods Strands in Media Development
October 18, 2016

The Governance and Sustainable Livelihoods Strands in Media Development

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"Donors are often interested in strengthening the media as a way of speeding up governance reform. An alternative approach is to focus on the communication needs of the poor, argues scholar Linje Manyozo."

How to Talk About Abortion: A Guide to Rights-Based Messaging
October 18, 2016

How to Talk About Abortion: A Guide to Rights-Based Messaging

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“A powerful way to address abortion-related stigma is to change how we talk about and present abortion, which is why this guide has been developed.”This guide provides tips and advice on what to consider when developing communication materials ...

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 ...

October 17, 2016

Job Opening: Polio and Cross-Cutting Initiatives, Global Health - United ...

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Hi - just a quick note in case you know someone who may be interested in this United Nations Foundation job opening: Officer, Polio and Cross-Cutting Initiatives, Global Health - United Nations Foundation - Washington, D.C., United States Thanks ...

Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People's Sexual Rights
October 14, 2016

Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People's Sexual Rights

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"Translating the sexual rights of young people into practice not only involves raising awareness among young people for them to claim their rights, but working with duty bearers, such as health providers, educators and policy makers for them to ...

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