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Gender and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Training Manual
March 27, 2017

Gender and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Training Manual

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This training manual on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) approaches the issue from a gender perspective in order to increase participants’ understanding of FGM/C as a harmful practice and a form of violence against women and girls ...

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 ...

A Guide to Identifying and Documenting Best Practices in Family Planning Programmes
March 23, 2017

A Guide to Identifying and Documenting Best Practices in Family Planning ...

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This guide outlines steps to identifying and documenting best practices in family planning (FP), and was developed so that FP programmes can build on existing experience and not duplicate efforts every time they implement a new practice. As ...

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 ...

March 20, 2017

Lack of C4D modules in University courses

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Cross-posted from Consultation: Global Mechanism for Communication, Media, Social and Behaviour Change - Your analysis and ideas? Reaching out to academia is important because academia contributes to the development of human resource needed by ...

Boda Boda Talk Talk Learning Collection
March 17, 2017

Boda Boda Talk Talk Learning Collection

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This three-part learning module on Boda Boda Talk Talk (BBTT) describes the hyperlocal humanitarian information service currently operational in four United Nations Protection of Civilians Sites (PoCs) across South Sudan. These sites house ...

Communication for Rural Development - E-learning Course
March 17, 2017

Communication for Rural Development - E-learning Course

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“ComDev has proven to be a key element in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of development initiatives.” Developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), this course aims to guide users in designing and implementing ...

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 ...

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Adolescent Girls?
March 10, 2017

What Works to Prevent HIV Among Adolescent Girls?

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“AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10-19) in ESA [East and Southern Africa]. Adolescents (aged 10-19) are the only age group in which AIDS deaths rose between 2001 and 2013.”

Designing for Behavior Change: A Practical Field Guide
March 9, 2017

Designing for Behavior Change: A Practical Field Guide

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This manual is a condensed reference guide on the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) approach used by The Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Food For Peace ...

Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education
March 7, 2017

Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education

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The World Bank’s Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education, based in the Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation Unit (DIME), was launched in May 2016 to scale up experimental research of entertainment-education and more generally ...

Experimental Evaluation of MTV Shuga: Changing Social Norms and Behaviours with Entertainment Education
March 7, 2017

Experimental Evaluation of MTV Shuga: Changing Social Norms and Behaviours ...

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“Results of an experimental evaluation of the MTV Shuga drama offer an encouraging message on the potential to use entertainment education as a development tool.”

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 ...

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 ...

Digital Development: What Is the Role of International NGOs? ICT for Development Programmes and Opportunities in the Horn, East and Central Africa
February 27, 2017

Digital Development: What Is the Role of International NGOs? ICT for ...

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“Trends in international development point to increasing investment in new technologies and a more significant role for information communication technologies (ICT) in the work of NGOs.” This discussion paper reports on the results of research ...

The Impact of Language Policy and Practice on Children’s Learning: Evidence from Eastern and Southern Africa
February 23, 2017

The Impact of Language Policy and Practice on Children’s Learning: Evidence ...

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"This report – on the impact of language policy and practices on learning – is an important and timely addition to the debate on quality education. Global evidence has been in support of mother tongue-based education as a critical part of high ...

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Phone Intervention to Improve Post-Rape Service Delivery in South Africa
February 21, 2017

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Mobile Phone Intervention to Improve ...

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"Use of mobile phone technology can play a significant role in creating awareness of the identified gaps in service provision for rape victims, improving delivery of services, and enhancing responsiveness and accountability of service providers.”

Care Groups and Behaviour Change: Lessons from Karamoja
February 21, 2017

Care Groups and Behaviour Change: Lessons from Karamoja

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"The Care Group approach in Karamoja is a good example of an intervention gradually learning to harness the power of mothers working together to improve their health and that of their children." This learning paper describes a social and ...

Now Girls Know Their Rights - Lessons From an Intervention on Child Marriage and  Female Genital Mutilation in Mara Region, Tanzania
February 16, 2017

Now Girls Know Their Rights - Lessons From an Intervention on Child Marriage ...

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"Child marriage and FGM are deeply engrained traditions that are fuelled by a mix of social norms on sexuality, social pressure, and structural factors including poverty, lack of options and an ineffective legal framework. The combination of FGM ...

BRACED Gender and Resilience Toolkit
February 14, 2017

BRACED Gender and Resilience Toolkit

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This toolkit consists of a set of three participatory tools that are designed to be used to ensure that programmes to build resilience and adaptation to climate extremes and disasters are taking gender issues into account. The activity tools - ...

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, ...

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for Implementers of Youth Programs
February 7, 2017

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit - A Practical Guide for ...

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This toolkit is designed to provide implementers of youth programming with a variety of references, resources, and tools on how to use a positive youth development (PYD) approach for evaluating youth-focused programming. PYD is defined as an ...

Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy - Perceived Risks and Associated Provider Communication Barriers in Togo and Niger
February 2, 2017

Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy - Perceived Risks and ...

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“A woman is considered to be of advanced maternal age (AMA) when she is age 35 or older, and she is considered high parity (HP) when she has had five or more pregnancies”.

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health Project
February 1, 2017

University Leadership for Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health Project

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In Niger, rates of childbearing, child marriage, and adolescent pregnancy are some of the highest in the world. The University Leadership for Change (ULC) project engages students, the administration, and university health services from Abdou ...

How to Mainstream Gender in Forestry - A Practical Field Guide
January 31, 2017

How to Mainstream Gender in Forestry - A Practical Field Guide

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The United Nations describes gender mainstreaming as the process of assessing any planned action’s implications for women and men and “making the concerns and experiences of women and men an integral part of the design, implementation, monitoring ...

Investing in Communication for Development to Enhance Quality Education and Learning Outcomes
January 30, 2017

Investing in Communication for Development to Enhance Quality Education and ...

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"Studies have demonstrated that C4D approaches have a positive impact on changing attitudes and norms relating to education. They can positively shift knowledge and attitudes of caregivers, learners and educators in order to support inclusive, ...

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 ...

Implementing mHealth Solutions To Improve Community Health Worker Motivation and Performance
January 23, 2017

Implementing mHealth Solutions To Improve Community Health Worker Motivation ...

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“Integrated community case management (iCCM) is an approach whereby community health workers (CHWs) are trained to identify and treat pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria in children under five years, as well as to refer severely ill cases to the ...

Journey to a Bright Future: Engaging with Communities for Happy and Healthy Families - Facilitator Manual
January 20, 2017

Journey to a Bright Future: Engaging with Communities for Happy and Healthy ...

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This facilitator manual is part of a set of materials developed for use under the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Sierra Leone project, which seeks to create demand for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health ...

Get Kol Art Pik Welbodi Campaign
January 19, 2017

Get Kol Art Pik Welbodi Campaign

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Launched in Sierra Leone in November 2016, the Get Kol Art Pik Welbodi Campaign seeks to promote and create demand for improved reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services, as well as increase healthy practices at home and ...

Why Representation Matters - Picturing the Personal Impact of an NGO's Work
January 18, 2017

Why Representation Matters - Picturing the Personal Impact of an NGO's Work

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Personal stories told though photography, film, and first-person accounts can be a powerful tool to build support for a non-governmental organisation (NGO)’s mission. Drawing on the experience of the photographers and filmmakers documenting the ...

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Facilitates Transition of the National AIDS Resource Center to the  Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia
January 17, 2017

Capacity Strengthening: HC3 Facilitates Transition of the National AIDS ...

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“In any country, the ultimate test of sustainable SBCC is when it is owned and effectively implemented by the players within the local SBCC ecosystem.”

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 ...

Safe Ride Campaign
January 13, 2017

Safe Ride Campaign

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Launched in August 2016 in South Africa, the Safe Ride Campaign is aimed at preventing and responding to the abuse of women and girls at the hands of minibus taxi personnel, including drivers and queue marshals. The one-year campaign will work ...

Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes
January 13, 2017

Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes

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“Soft skills refer to a broad set of skills, behaviors, and personal qualities that enable people to effectively navigate their environment, relate well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals. These skills are applicable across ...

Manual on Freedom of Expression Law for South Sudan
January 12, 2017

Manual on Freedom of Expression Law for South Sudan

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This manual is intended as a reference resource for lawyers undertaking media defence work in South Sudan. It was produced by Albany Associates in the context of its press freedom programme in South Sudan, which, in partnership with Internews ...

Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media
January 5, 2017

Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media

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"Social media operations are most effective when they are strategically incorporated as part of an organization's outreach, program design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation efforts."

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments

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"In some of the most insecure humanitarian contexts, monitoring aid programmes is particularly important to humanitarian organisations. Did assistance get to the right people? Have aid trucks safely reached their intended location? How do ...

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments

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"In insecure environments, where humanitarian staff have limited opportunities for face-to-face interactions with communities, achieving accountability to affected populations is more complex and often requires a mix of approaches. Community ...

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report
December 20, 2016

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report

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"...the HTSM project offers promising potential as a bottom-up media intervention model. If used with local populations in high need areas, these media tools can help change individual attitudes and behaviors that will pave the way for local ...

Religion & Sexuality: A Report on Faith-based Responses to Children's Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information
December 15, 2016

Religion & Sexuality: A Report on Faith-based Responses to Children's ...

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“As the world is rapidly becoming more complex, with many children maturing earlier and being exposed to competing sources of information, the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information (CSE & I) has become urgent. There is a ...

Guidelines for Consulting with Children and Young People with Disabilities
December 14, 2016

Guidelines for Consulting with Children and Young People with Disabilities

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This document is a resource to support inclusive communication with children and youth with disabilities. It seeks to equip individuals and organisations working on child rights issues with the knowledge and skills to communicate and consult with ...

December 6, 2016

Social Change - Progress?

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Not so long ago the phrase "social change" and associated language such as "social norms" were rarely heard in the local, national and international Development lexicon. It is now 17 years since a Rockefeller Foundation convened group of ...

Embracing Web 2.0 and Social Media: A Life-Changing Pathway for Agricultural Development Actors
December 14, 2016

Embracing Web 2.0 and Social Media: A Life-Changing Pathway for Agricultural ...

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“Web 2.0 and social media have become part of everyday life for most people in the developed world. But they represent a life-changing encounter for many in developing countries.” Michael Hailu, CTA Director

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
December 13, 2016

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-Sensitive National HIV and Sexual and ...

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"Policies and programmes to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities are more effective when systems are in place to record, report, measure and monitor health data, analyse such evidence and apply it to design effective strategies." ...

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