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Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity: A Study on the Mobile Phone Gender Gap in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

February 1, 2010

This study from the GSMA Development Fund, the Cherie Blair Foundation, and Vital Wave Consulting analyses data, surveys, a market sizing model, and expert interviews to report on mobile phone use among women in low- and middle-income countries.

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Global Health Weekly Update, October 12 2010.

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A Women-to-Women Communication Strategy for Polio Eradication

September 1, 2010

"In the face of social and cultural barriers which inhibit women from participating in social events or even appearing in public without a 'burqa', the programme successfully demonstrated synergy i

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Communication for Development on the UNICEF website, September 7 2010. Image credit: © UNICEF / Afghanistan / 2009

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Afghanistan Polio Communication Update

Publication Date: 

Bi-monthly

This bi-monthly e-newsletter from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) outlines innovations and strategic shifts in communication to support polio eradication in Afghanistan.

Number of Pages: 

6

Contact Information: 
Source: 

Email from Gitanjali Chaturvedi to The Communication Initiative on August 15 2010. Image credit: UNICEF/Afghanistan/2009

Health Communication: Polio Lessons

Subtitle: 
Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, Volume 15, Supplement 1
May 7, 2010

According to the articles in this Journal of Health Communication supplement, the polio eradication experience provides a rich source of health communication knowledge. And yet, it is one that remains relatively unexamined. The papers in this supplement take a small step towards drawing out some of the lessons and looking at what these experiences have to say to the wider field of health communication. They focus on a series of tensions and the manner in which the polio programme has dealt with them.

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    Veil of Tears: Afghans’ Stories of Loss in Childbirth

    December 1, 2009

    From the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Integrated Regional Information Networks (UN OCHA-IRIN), "Veil of Tears", a 60-page colour booklet created by I

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    Email from Louise Tunbridge to The Communication Initiative on January 11 2010.

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    Broaching Birth Control with Afghan Mullahs

    Author: 
    Sabrina Tavernise
    November 14, 2009
    Affiliation: 

    New York Times

    This New York Times article from the Asia Pacific online edition describes seminars run by Marie Stopes International for Afghan Islamic religious leaders (mullahs) on the topic of family planning, in

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    Global Health Weekly Update, November 23 2009. Image source: Swarup/AP

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    Afghan Radio Connect

    Afghan Radio Connect is an internet-based initiative to link the Afghan Diaspora abroad and Afghanistan's local independent radio sector.

    Communication Strategies: 

    Through this information and communication technology (ICT) media development project, Afghanistan's 33 independent local radio stations are offered an online presence through the interactive Afghan Radio Connect web platform. Since 2003, Internews and Nai have built 30 of these radio stations and have jointly trained their staff. In January 2007, they began using the internet to connect the local network of local independent stations in Afghanistan and to support them in achieving financial independence.

     

    To begin, organisers trained the staff of the stations in the use of an internet content management system, helped them build their websites, and supported them in developing an e-commerce platform which allows people around the world to pay for personal announcements to be broadcast on the stations (as well as to give donations). Nai also provides ongoing support, as needed, with individual radio stations' regular website updates. (The country has been subdivided in 7 areas, in which each of the radio stations can contact a "base station" which has access to the internet and help them update their website.)

     

    The Afghan Radio Connect website aims to be the first stop on the way to the 33 Afghan local radio stations' websites. On the home page, an interactive map is designed to enable people to quickly locate where each radio station operates and read the latest local news that has been published on each partner radio station's website. Organisers hope that, after having spent some time on Afghan Radio Connect, people will click directly to go to (and bookmark) the websites of the radio stations of interest. An RSS feed was set up to ensure that people can stay in touch with the latest local news from the Afghan Radio Connect; an e-newsletter is also offered.

     

    Each radio's website facilitates direct access (where available) to the personal announcement service. For a small fee, anyone around the world can have a message read by a speaker on the chosen radio station's airwaves. "By using this service you also support the radio sector in Afghanistan, and help the radio stations to inform their communities." When an announcement request is submitted, the platform automatically alerts the radio station's staff by email. If the staff do not have easy access to the internet, Nai or the base station in their area will alert them. Once the message is broadcast, the radio station's staff then send a confirmation email to the customer and validate that the message has been broadcast. Nai's staff also monitor the programmes on which the messages will be broadcast to ensure that the messages have been aired. Payment for the messages is facilitated through Paypal or a PIN number. Internews Europe, Nai, and the radio stations have access to a complete record of the transactions made on the platform and also receive the bank statements of the Afghan Radio Connect bank account to ensure the complete transparency of the process.

     

    Translators, web developers, online marketers, and Afghan diaspora associations are also urged to contribute their skills to the project.

    Development Issues: 

    Media Development.

    Key Points: 

    According to organisers, most of the journalists and technical staff working in the local stations are volunteers dedicating their time and energy to keep their communities informed and entertained. It is often difficult for the stations to pay for even the most basic needs, such as transportation so that reporters can go out into the field for interviews.

    Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan is a local media development organisation established in June 2004 by Afghan independent media activists with support and encouragement from Internews Network.

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    Internews Europe, Nai, and ESN. Financed by the European Commission.

    Contact Information: 
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    Nai website and Afghan Radio Connect website, both accessed on January 7 2010.

    Survey of Women Broadcasters by Nai: Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan

    Author: 
    Tamara Aqrabawe
    February 1, 2008
    Affiliation: 

    Internews

    According to this Internews article, women in Afghanistan continue to be challenged by factors such as customary practices, social conditioning, and the security situation in their country.

    Source: 

    Internews website February 2008; Nai website accessed on January 4 2010; and email from Charmaine Anderson to The Communication Initiative on January 5 2009. Photo source: Internews Canada in Afghanistan

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    Executive Summary: Independent Evaluation of Major Barriers to Interrupting Poliovirus Transmission

    Author: 
    Ali Jaffer Mohamed
    Peter Ndumbe
    Andrew Hall
    Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    Michael J. Toole
    Peter Wright
    October 20, 2009

    This 16-page Executive Summary offers an overview of an independent, external evaluation of the Global Poliomyelitis Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

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    Source: 

    WHO Polio website, accessed December 16 2009. Image credit: WHO

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    This 36-page learning paper discusses Malaria Consortium’s experience developing, implementing, and evaluating job aids for community health workers (CHWs) and health facility workers in Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Uganda. The paper notes that job aids are commonly accepted ways to enhance health worker performance, yet little...

    African Climate Change and Reporting Awards

    The African Climate Change and Reporting Awards (ACCER) honour journalists whose work has enhanced access to information about climate change. An initiative of The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and partners, this is the second edition of the awards. Each winner will receive a certificate and US$1,000. Three journalists will take home...

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    During World Malaria Month 2013, Peace Corps volunteers in Uganda implemented the Village Drama Outreaches, Podcasting, and Programming Project to provide people in the West Nile region with information about malaria prevention and control. Over the course of the month, the project included training for radio presenters on producing malaria...

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    Running from 2009 to 2013, the Pioneer Project was designed to reduce malaria related morbidity and mortality in four districts in mid-Western Uganda, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the most effective approaches in achieving this objective. The project focused on supporting systemic malaria control by increasing both supply and...

    The Wize up, Your Decision, Your life campaign in Zimbabwe used radio talk shows and community dialogues to address sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues for urban and rural youth. As part of the campaign, 9 radio discussion shows were recorded and broadcast by local community radio stations. Topics discussed were service...

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    Launched in November 2013, Zamuka (Rise Up), is a reality television series in Rwanda designed to encourage entrepreneurship and creative thinking among young people. The weekly series follows three budding entrepreneurs who overcome obstacles and receive coaching to set up new businesses. The series is produced by Search for Common Ground,...

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    Running from 2012 to 2014, We Have Rights Too! is working to ensure that the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls living with HIV and AIDS are respected, protected, and upheld, within six Traditional Authorities (TA) within Blantyre and Nkhotakota districts in Malawi. This will include raising awareness on SRHR...

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    "Together, we can agree and advocate for a new post 2015 framework that ensures sexual and reproductive health and rights and addresses the realities of young people today."

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    Running from 2011 to 2013, the Healthy Choices Radio Programme was designed to strengthen reproductive health and gender equality through radio programming and community dialogue in Uganda. The centre piece of the project was the one hour Healthy Choices radio magazine, which was complemented by listening groups and training for radio stations...

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    Working in Africa, the A3 Project uses a multi-pronged approach in an effort to expand access to family planning (FP) information and services. Activities include: collaboration with faith-based organisations (FBOs), the use of mobile technologies to expand access to FP, and work with youth-serving organisations in Rwanda to improve the sexual...

    The Tua Cena campaign, which was initiated in March 2012 in Mozambique, works to disseminate sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information among youth aged 15 to 24 years old in order to achieve behaviour change that will lead to healthier choices. The project uses television, radio, and print, and encourages interaction and...

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    This 3-page case study shares information about the PataPata children's radio programme in Tanzania, and how the engagement of children was a key part of the strategy to increase net use in their communities. Launched in 2011 by Communication and Malaria Initiative in Tanzania’s (COMMIT), the "show not only educated children about malaria and...

    This 36-page learning paper discusses Malaria Consortium’s experience developing, implementing, and evaluating job aids for community health workers (CHWs) and health facility workers in Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Uganda. The paper notes that job aids are commonly accepted ways to enhance health worker performance, yet little...

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    This 2-page brief shares lessons learned and perspectives from the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) related to using mobile health communication caravans to strengthen the access and use of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) by pregnant women and children under five years of age, in an effort to reduce malaria prevalence in Niger....

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    This 5-page brief shares information about a programme in South Sudan that is designed to encourage families to request for long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) when they need them, even after distribution campaigns are complete. While many campaigns focus on "pushing" the distribution and use of bed nets, this is a "pull" system designed to...

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    According to this 50-page report, published by the Research to Prevention (R2P) project, there is limited data on Female Sex Workers (FSW) and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Swaziland, making it difficult to accurately gauge the role of these populations in larger transmission dynamics, as well as the biological, behavioural, and structural...

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    This 137-page report shares findings of a regional curriculum scan, which was conducted in 2011, to assess the content, quality, and delivery methods of sexuality education (SE) curricula in ten East and Southern Africa (ESA) countries. The review was conducted to help countries to develop curricula designed to not only increase comprehensive...

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    This 15-page report shares a study exploring the effectiveness of games designed to create awareness and trigger conversation about disaster risk reduction (DRR), particularly focusing on the example of Ready! played in Namibia. Designed by PETLab, at Parsons The New School for Design for use by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Ready...

    This learning paper discusses the adaptation of best practices for delivering training of Community Drug Distributors (CDDs) in the implementation of integrated community case management (ICCM) to the context in South Sudan. In two states of South Sudan, NBeG and Unity, between June 2010 and June 2012, the Malaria Consortium developed materials...

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    This 57-page report presents findings from a survey conducted in Malawi to understand the experiences of women living with HIV/AIDS (WLHIV) in relation to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). According to the report, WLHIV in Malawi face immense barriers to asserting their SRHR needs and aspirations. This baseline report was...

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    This 50-page report discusses information‐seeking behaviours of small-scale farming households in Kenya. The research project focused on how farmers are informed about innovation regarding new methods of increasing agricultural productivity, which is one of the main challenges for Africa’s agriculture and its rural population. Based on findings...

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    This 36-page learning paper discusses Malaria Consortium’s experience developing, implementing, and evaluating job aids for community health workers (CHWs) and health facility workers in Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Uganda. The paper notes that job aids are commonly accepted ways to enhance health worker performance, yet little...

    According to this guide, published by the The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, "behaviour change communication (BCC) has been a critical component of malaria prevention and control strategies. Most programmes, however, have not been rigorously evaluated, either due to a lack of funding for such evaluations and/or due to lack of clarity...

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    This handbook presents the experience of a participatory social learning process that evolved to support individual and community level adaptation to a variety of stressors, such as climate change, affecting rural people in South Africa. It was developed as part of a four-year broader scientific research project, led through Rhodes University,...

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    These guidelines have been developed to assist media covering elections in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. According to the publication, "credible and fair elections are an essential element of democratic societies.

    Malaria Communities Program: Building Community Capacity in Malaria Control

    This 6-page brief, published by the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), shares the experience of The Malaria Communities Program (MCP), launched in December 2006. Through 20 awards to 18 partners in 12 countries, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has supported efforts of communities and non-governmental organisations to...

    "...[J]ournalism has the power to change lives. So the decision to commission this book was critical given the urgency with which the media must re-engage with social aspects of development."

    Published by Action Institute For Environment Health And Development Communication (Action IEHDC) in Zimbabwe, this toolkit is designed to be used by facilitators and peer educators to conduct discussions around sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). According to Action IEHDC, young people need information about sexual and...

    This Learning Guide was published by Plan to help improve understanding of governance with children and young people, and how to put it into practice in projects. It provides an overview of key concepts, approaches, and some experiences from Plan’s current governance work, and explores how some of Plan’s programmes have used a governance...

    Published by the Congolese Women Journalists’ Association (UCOFEM) and Observatoire de Pavie, this is a guide for journalists on how to improve women’s image in the Congolese media.

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    This 64-page report summarises the final evaluation findings of the effectiveness of an action research study by Care Zambia that explored the effects of two complementary sets of interventions to increase family planning (FP) use and address the underlying social norms that influence uptake, particularly among people living with HIV. First, in...

    "RHV has ignited something in the women leaders - created motivation and inspiration that, for many, will continue after the formal interaction with the project and partners finishes. [They have] good relationships with the communities they represent - a strong social constituency which doesn’t depend on funds." - RHV Asia regional meeting...

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    This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity and mortality burden of malaria in the country. Drawing on behaviour change communication (...

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    This 56-page report shares insights from an interim evaluation of a year-long mass media behaviour change communication (BCC) campaign focusing on HIV prevention and the reduction of multiple sexual partnerships (MSP) and concurrent partnerships (CP), which was conducted jointly by four organisations in Mozambique. By evaluating the initiatives...

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    This 48-page report shares findings of a "pulse-taking" study to explore knowledge of practices and attitudes around Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), after the beginning of the Soka Uncobe initiative. Soka Uncobe, which means "to circumcise is to conquer" in siSwati, is working to scale up HIV prevention in Swaziland. The programme...

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    This 70-page report discusses findings from Kenya on the impact of the Wanakonnect dedications pilot project for local community radio stations and their interaction with the community. The community radio stations participating in the pilot project offer special dedication and greeting programmes that allow community members to send greetings...

    This 60-page report discusses findings of an evaluation to: assess the extent to which ActionAid International’s Action for Children’s Rights in Education (ACRE) project started bringing about anticipated changes during its initial phase, as well as examine factors critical in helping or hindering change and draw lessons for future programming...

    Female Sex Workers Programme Impact Assessment

    This 25-page report shares finding of an impact assessment of Theatre For Change's "Interactive Theatre and Legislative theatre for sex workers and their clients" project in Malawi. The initiative was designed to ensure that sex workers, their clients, and sexually exploited children have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to reduce the risk...

    Project ABC: The Impact of CRS' Adult Education and ABC Program on Education, Ag

    This 20-page report provides the results of an evaluation of both Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) adult education programme and a mobile phone-based adult education pilot programme (Project Alphabetisation de Base par Cellulaire or Project ABC) in Niger. The project gave adult participants traditional literacy and math classes, and in the case...

    Encouraging Men’s Participation in HIV and AIDS Prevention and HIV Testing Servi

    This 45-page report shares insights from a mid-project evaluation of The RESPOND Project's work in Côte d’Ivoire to build the capacity of local and international organisations to use the Men As Partners (MAP) approach to encourage men’s participation in HIV and AIDS prevention and testing.

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    According to this guide, published by the The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, "behaviour change communication (BCC) has been a critical component of malaria prevention and control strategies. Most programmes, however, have not been rigorously evaluated, either due to a lack of funding for such evaluations and/or due to lack of clarity...

    This contest, organised by Hala Nigeria, seeks to reward "compelling stories that use traditional and/or digital tools to engage citizens on health topics that matter to them. The goal is to spur quality journalism, creative presentation, citizen engagement, and sharing of information." Individual winners will receive cash prizes of up to $1,...

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    "...[J]ournalism has the power to change lives. So the decision to commission this book was critical given the urgency with which the media must re-engage with social aspects of development."

    This 4-page learning brief shares Malaria Consortium’s lessons learned over three years of implementation and research on scaling up the use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) for malaria, at community and health facility level. It contains recommendations for stakeholders to ensure the successful roll-out of RDTs in Uganda.

    "If you use digital technologies to create content addressing socially relevant issues, this could be your chance to bring your project to a stage of global recognition."

    "Affording citizens with MIL competencies contributes to free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, thereby improving the quality of information they provide. While free media is perhaps taken for granted in the western world, more than a third of the world's population lives in countries where media and other...

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    This 51-page summary report provides an overview of how mHealth programming may be used to improve youth access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and information. The report frames the discussion of mHealth through an examination of specific barriers that limit youth access to them: accessibility barriers, including cost and...

    Organised by eLearning Africa, the 2014 "Through Your Lens" Photo Competition is being held under the theme "Social Africa: Building Bridges through ICT." Photographers are invited to submit snapshots depicting how information and communication technology (ICT) is enhancing the way individuals and communities in Africa live, learn, cooperate,...

    "Together, we can agree and advocate for a new post 2015 framework that ensures sexual and reproductive health and rights and addresses the realities of young people today."

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    Awards

    African Climate Change and Reporting Awards

    The African Climate Change and Reporting Awards (ACCER) honour journalists whose work has enhanced access to information about climate change. An initiative of The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and partners, this is the second edition of the awards. Each winner will receive a certificate and US$1,000. Three journalists will take home...

    This contest, organised by Hala Nigeria, seeks to reward "compelling stories that use traditional and/or digital tools to engage citizens on health topics that matter to them. The goal is to spur quality journalism, creative presentation, citizen engagement, and sharing of information." Individual winners will receive cash prizes of up to $1,...

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    Organised by African Media Initiative (AMI) in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the African Story Challenge is seeking applications to fund great story ideas on business and technology. This is the third round of its pan-African journalism competition. Twenty projects shortlisted for the final prize will be...

    The Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.

    Not-for-profit organisations - in any country around the world - that...

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    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) launched the Media Awards Competition to recognise excellence in journalism as well as to encourage media practitioners in member states to cover issues pertaining to the region. Each category winner will be awarded US$2,000.

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    This award, organised by World Rural Forum (WRF) and AgriCultures Network, focuses on the decisive role of family farming in the sustainable production of 70% of the world's food and in the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity. The International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) 2014 photo competition collects visual expressions to build...

    "If you use digital technologies to create content addressing socially relevant issues, this could be your chance to bring your project to a stage of global recognition."

    Organised by eLearning Africa, the 2014 "Through Your Lens" Photo Competition is being held under the theme "Social Africa: Building Bridges through ICT." Photographers are invited to submit snapshots depicting how information and communication technology (ICT) is enhancing the way individuals and communities in Africa live, learn, cooperate,...

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    The King Baudouin African Development Prize was created to reward outstanding contributions of individuals or organisations in the development field in Africa. The Prize spotlights what organisers judge to be innovative initiatives which improve quality-of-life and empower local communities to take development into their own hands.
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    The One World Media Special Award will recognise a media organisation based in the developing world using media to address social, political, and economic issues. Various types of media content will be considered, including, but not limited to: investigative journalism, current affairs content, drama, or digital media content. According to One...

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    This 36-page learning paper discusses Malaria Consortium’s experience developing, implementing, and evaluating job aids for community health workers (CHWs) and health facility workers in Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Uganda. The paper notes that job aids are commonly accepted ways to enhance health worker performance, yet little...

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    African Climate Change and Reporting Awards

    The African Climate Change and Reporting Awards (ACCER) honour journalists whose work has enhanced access to information about climate change. An initiative of The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and partners, this is the second edition of the awards. Each winner will receive a certificate and US$1,000. Three journalists will take home...

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    Launched in 2007, the Global Media Journal African Edition is published bi-annually. It is maintained by the Journalism Department of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape province of South Africa and is advised by an editorial board of international communication scholars. The journal publishes research papers, professional articles, and...

    story_challenge.jpg

    Organised by African Media Initiative (AMI) in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the African Story Challenge is seeking applications to fund great story ideas on business and technology. This is the third round of its pan-African journalism competition. Twenty projects shortlisted for the final prize will be...

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    This learning paper discusses the adaptation of best practices for delivering training of Community Drug Distributors (CDDs) in the implementation of integrated community case management (ICCM) to the context in South Sudan. In two states of South Sudan, NBeG and Unity, between June 2010 and June 2012, the Malaria Consortium developed materials...

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    "...[J]ournalism has the power to change lives. So the decision to commission this book was critical given the urgency with which the media must re-engage with social aspects of development."

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    Radio

    This 3-page case study shares information about the PataPata children's radio programme in Tanzania, and how the engagement of children was a key part of the strategy to increase net use in their communities. Launched in 2011 by Communication and Malaria Initiative in Tanzania’s (COMMIT), the "show not only educated children about malaria and...

    During World Malaria Month 2013, Peace Corps volunteers in Uganda implemented the Village Drama Outreaches, Podcasting, and Programming Project to provide people in the West Nile region with information about malaria prevention and control. Over the course of the month, the project included training for radio presenters on producing malaria...

    According to this guide, published by the The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, "behaviour change communication (BCC) has been a critical component of malaria prevention and control strategies. Most programmes, however, have not been rigorously evaluated, either due to a lack of funding for such evaluations and/or due to lack of clarity...

    African Climate Change and Reporting Awards

    The African Climate Change and Reporting Awards (ACCER) honour journalists whose work has enhanced access to information about climate change. An initiative of The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and partners, this is the second edition of the awards. Each winner will receive a certificate and US$1,000. Three journalists will take home...

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    Running from 2009 to 2013, the Pioneer Project was designed to reduce malaria related morbidity and mortality in four districts in mid-Western Uganda, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the most effective approaches in achieving this objective. The project focused on supporting systemic malaria control by increasing both supply and...

    This contest, organised by Hala Nigeria, seeks to reward "compelling stories that use traditional and/or digital tools to engage citizens on health topics that matter to them. The goal is to spur quality journalism, creative presentation, citizen engagement, and sharing of information." Individual winners will receive cash prizes of up to $1,...

    The Wize up, Your Decision, Your life campaign in Zimbabwe used radio talk shows and community dialogues to address sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues for urban and rural youth. As part of the campaign, 9 radio discussion shows were recorded and broadcast by local community radio stations. Topics discussed were service...

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    Launched in 2007, the Global Media Journal African Edition is published bi-annually. It is maintained by the Journalism Department of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape province of South Africa and is advised by an editorial board of international communication scholars. The journal publishes research papers, professional articles, and...

    story_challenge.jpg

    Organised by African Media Initiative (AMI) in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the African Story Challenge is seeking applications to fund great story ideas on business and technology. This is the third round of its pan-African journalism competition. Twenty projects shortlisted for the final prize will be...

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    These guidelines have been developed to assist media covering elections in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. According to the publication, "credible and fair elections are an essential element of democratic societies.

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    According to this guide, published by the The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, "behaviour change communication (BCC) has been a critical component of malaria prevention and control strategies. Most programmes, however, have not been rigorously evaluated, either due to a lack of funding for such evaluations and/or due to lack of clarity...

    African Climate Change and Reporting Awards

    The African Climate Change and Reporting Awards (ACCER) honour journalists whose work has enhanced access to information about climate change. An initiative of The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and partners, this is the second edition of the awards. Each winner will receive a certificate and US$1,000. Three journalists will take home...

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    Launched in 2007, the Global Media Journal African Edition is published bi-annually. It is maintained by the Journalism Department of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape province of South Africa and is advised by an editorial board of international communication scholars. The journal publishes research papers, professional articles, and...

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    Organised by African Media Initiative (AMI) in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the African Story Challenge is seeking applications to fund great story ideas on business and technology. This is the third round of its pan-African journalism competition. Twenty projects shortlisted for the final prize will be...

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    Launched in November 2013, Zamuka (Rise Up), is a reality television series in Rwanda designed to encourage entrepreneurship and creative thinking among young people. The weekly series follows three budding entrepreneurs who overcome obstacles and receive coaching to set up new businesses. The series is produced by Search for Common Ground,...

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    These guidelines have been developed to assist media covering elections in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. According to the publication, "credible and fair elections are an essential element of democratic societies.

    "...[J]ournalism has the power to change lives. So the decision to commission this book was critical given the urgency with which the media must re-engage with social aspects of development."

    Action Institute for Environment Health and Development Communication (Action IEHDC) in Zimbabwe has launched a sexual and reproductive health and rights campaign focusing on mobile populations at two border posts - Beitbridge and Chirundu. The campaign messaging focuses on addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues to...

    Published by the Congolese Women Journalists’ Association (UCOFEM) and Observatoire de Pavie, this is a guide for journalists on how to improve women’s image in the Congolese media.

    Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media practitioners and social activists who wish to use the power of entertainment and mass media to...

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