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Community Information Boards (CIB)

In 2007, the Government of Nigeria with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), developed the concept of a Community Information Board (CIB). The board is designed to capture basic social and development data that communities could use to track the health and well-being of their children, as well as drive community dialogues, collective decision-making, and communal action to realise the rights of women and children.

Communication Strategies: 

The Community Information Board is designed to capture basic social and development data in the community for tracking the situation of children and women, and to provide the focus for community and peer-group dialogues, local theatre and house-to-house counselling that lead to concrete actions that improve services for and the rights status of children, women, and families. As a community tool, it requires the participation of every segment and group in all stages of its use. The principal moderators of the Board are the traditional leader, the community or village development committee, and the recorder. The audience is the entire community — women, youths, children and men. The board is intended to complement existing community engagement processes such as community dialogues and community theatre.

The boards track 16 indicators on a quarterly basis. These indicators track births and child mortality, immunisations, child health and development, school enrolment, use of bed nets, water and sanitation, and maternal health. Each indicator is recorded on the information board, which is placed in a prominent position within villages, and updated quarterly by a recorder who is generally an assigned member of the community development association. The recorders, several of whom are women, use information from daily and weekly entries in community information notebooks to update the boards. Each recorder has a community information notebook or register into which s/he enters information on each indicator when it is collected. At the end of each quarter the information in the notebook is collated and entered on the Community Information Board.

Information is kept on the CIB for one year when it is ‘archived’ or held in a secure place within the community. Recording of information then begins afresh on the wiped board at the start of another year. The traditional leader and the village/community development committee are principally responsible for maintaining the CIBs and ensuring the involvement of all sections of the community. All groups have a chance to participate in responding to issues that arise from a common analysis of the implications of information on the board and in agreeing ways to address problems and move forward within the community. Participation takes place through one or more local level communication forums such as community and peer group dialogues, local theatre, and home counselling.

According to UNICEF, the CIBs were developed through a process of pre-testing with community leaders and different groups (including women and youth) until it was deemed user-friendly. Boards were then produced for 222 focus communities. Guidelines for use of the boards and a training guide were developed with community leaders and resource persons, with technical support from government officials, academics, and UNICEF staff.

Using a two-tier ‘cascade’ process, UNICEF organised training for recorders and members of the community development committees. First, university lecturers from across the country, together with staff from UNICEF’s non-governmental organisation (NGO) partners, participated in national level training of trainers (TOT) workshops. Following that, training of trainers (TOT) participants, equipped with new levels of confidence, knowledge, and skills, returned home to train local people on the selected indicators. UNICEF also helped to develop a Training Guide to be used primarily by NGOs as a resource for training and monitoring processes within communities.

Organisers say that by the end of 2008, 25 NGOs, government experts, and academics had trained 291 community focal persons and over 3000 members of community development committees on how to consolidate data from local records, update the boards, provide feedback to community members, and moderate community dialogue sessions. In addition, 138 communities in 21 states had updated their Community Information Boards and were using them to monitor indicators of child survival and development in their communities.

Development Issues: 

Children, Women, Health, Maternal Health, Immunisation, Malaria

Key Points: 

According to organisers, the boards have been successfully adopted in over 60% of the focus communities. Evidence suggests that analysis and discussion of information on the boards contributes to:

  • increasing the focus on the day-to-day well-being of women and children, and recognition of their rights;
  • stimulating communities to discuss the best way of addressing issues on the board;
  • encouraging communities to track information on their own development;
  • creating a common understanding of development problems; and
  • acting as a catalyst for local assessment, planning, and implementation of action plans, thereby building local ownership of services and programmes.

According to UNICEF, the Boards have exposed communities to an organised and standard method of data collection in the community, and communities have learned to interpret data and understand their usefulness. The Boards have also forged a link between data, dialogue, and knowledge of key household practices. Some community leaders confessed that they had never taken the key household practices or record-keeping seriously and were only just beginning to put these into practice now that they have a better understanding of their benefits. In addition, the process has enabled communities to appreciate the need to initiate, own and control the process of development in their localities rather than yielding to the dominant culture of relying on interventions from outside.

The following are some of the lessons learned from the project:

  • Maintaining communities’ interest in dialoguing on issues related to the well being of children and their families requires that those issues are kept firmly at the forefront of public attention and on the community’s own development agenda.
  • The leadership and support provided by traditional leaders and community development committees is vital to the successful use of the Community Information Boards.
  • Using women as Recorders increased openness, encouraged greater cooperation amongst households, and increased their willingness to provide data to the Board.
  • Providing communities with incentives for maintaining CIBs to a high standard, such as letters of commendation, should be considered.

UNICEF is planning to scale up the initiative. They say that over 80% of all communities in the country could be reached by 2012 if the capacity of staff from universities with outreach programmes and national and local NGOs is developed.

Partner Text: 

UNICEF, Nigerian Ministry of Information, Department of Information

Source: 

UNICEF website on October 29 2010.

Strengthening Community and Health Systems for Quality PMTCT: Applications in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Ethiopia

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May 1, 2013
Affiliation: 

Pathfinder

This 12-page report by Pathfinder discusses experiences as well as recommendations based on programmes for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. According to the report, barriers to implementing programmes for PMTCT in resource-limited settings fall into common biomedical, behavioral, and structural categories.

Contact Information: 
Source: 

Pathfinder website on July 7 2013.

My Gorilla - My Community

The My Gorilla – My Community project is working to develop and implement a comprehensive communications for behaviour change programme to cultivate a community more sympathetic to science-based conservation efforts, and creating a favourable environment for endangered Cross River gorillas in order to avoid extinction. The project is working with local partners to produce a radio drama, host post-broadcast discussions, along with other mentoring and awareness raising activities.

Communication Strategies: 

According to PCI Media Impact, Cross River gorillas have little chance of long-term conservation success without local community protection and support, and the only way to win that support is through communications messaging, and supporting campaigns that educate and change the attitudes and behaviours of populations who are in direct contact with these gorillas.

The overall objectives for My Gorilla – My Community are to:

  • develop the capacity of WCS and local organisations in Nigeria and Cameroon to better use communications to effectively enhance community protection activities and motivate long-term social change in favour of Cross River gorillas;
  • build a community of coalitions of well-informed constituents who understand and support protection of the Cross River gorilla; and
  • change attitudes and behaviours related to Cross River gorillas and heighten awareness of the threats to their long-term survival.

Through training and mentorship, the project is equipping Wildlife Conservation Society in Nigeria and Cameroon with the tools to use social marketing approaches to educate, shape attitudes, and catalyze sustainable behaviour change. Since launching the project, Media Impact has developed a cross border coalition with WCS-Nigeria, WCS – Cameroon, local and national stakeholders, scientists, and broadcast teams that are spearheading awareness-building the communication for development work. Together, the team identified and trained local scriptwriters and held focus groups to uncover culturally relevant stories that writers drew upon for a radio drama.

The radio drama will begin airing in July 2013, and coalition broadcast partners will hold radio call-in shows following every broadcast, providing listeners with a forum to share opinions and lessons learned. The radio drama, called Linda’s Joint, centres on a remote village in the highlands along the Nigeria and Cameroon border, torn apart over plans to pull down the community forest to build a palm plantation. In the drama, hunters become farmers; village leaders fall under the spells of love, money, power, and palm wine; and a little girl’s determination to save a baby gorilla from a hunter transforms the King of Hunters into a Gorilla Guardian. Corruption, arrests, betrayal, and violence befall the village as it comes to grips with the dangers of illicit hunting and deforestation and learns how to survive without destroying its natural resources.

Development Issues: 

Environment

Key Points: 

According to My Gorilla - My Community, hunting and habitat loss are the gorillas biggest barriers to survival: the number of mature Cross River gorillas is estimated at fewer than 200, and the total population is estimated at fewer than 300. This primate is the most endangered African ape and among the world's 25 most endangered primate species.

Partner Text: 

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), PCI Media Impact, United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Cross River State Broadcasting Corporation

Contact Information: 
Source: 

PCI Media Impact on May 24 2013.

GenARDIS 2002 - 2010: Small Grants that Made Big Changes for Women in Agriculture

Author: 
Jennifer Radloff
Helen Hambly Odame
Sonia Jorge
September 1, 2010
Affiliation: 

Association for Progressive Communications (Radloff), University of Guelph (Hambly Odame)

This document discusses the work of the Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants fund, which was initiated in 2002 to support work on gender-related issues in information and communications technologies (ICTs) for the African, Caribbean, and Pacific regions. The small grants fund was disbursed to diverse projects in order to counter barriers to women living in rural areas. This document records the process and results, and is intended to contribute to more gender-aware ICT policy advocacy.

Source: 

Association for Progressive Communications (APC) website, February 16 2011 and March 30 2012.

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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.

Tensions like:

  • Short-term expectations / long-term change processes
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    Understanding Community-Based Information Systems in the Millennium Villages

    December 1, 2009

    This website from newmediadev2009 was a project of a 2009 research seminar developed and taught by Professor Anne Nelson at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in New York, the United States (US).

    Contact Information: 
    Source: 

    Email from Anne Nelson to The Communication Initiative on January 11 2010.

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    Majalisar Mata Manoma

    Initiated in 2009, Majalisar Mata Manoma was a project that involved creating spaces for women farmers in the rural community of Gwagwada, Nigeria, to meet and engage with radio.

    Communication Strategies: 

    Prior to commencement of the project, ARDA carried out a baseline study to identify the needs of the beneficiaries and to draw out issues to be addressed by the radio programme. The baseline was also used to determine the appropriateness of local theatre as a development tool.

    According to ARDA, the participation of two key male figures - a community elder and a school teacher - helped curtail possible opposition from the spouses of participating women. In addition, previous preparation, including work using theatre for development with men and women in the community, helped the women's husbands accept their participation. However, mobilising the women was still a challenge, as their heavy daily workload made listener group activities a secondary priority.

    The project also addressed the issue of unequal workloads between women and men in the community. According to ADRA, the workload for young girls and women is disproportionately heavier than that of their male counterparts. An activity that requested participants to chart the daily diaries of the opposite sex helped build awareness around this problem for community members, while focus group discussions explored the significance of this issue. The theatre for development skits also portrayed this topic.

    Broadcast live, the 30-minute radio programmes included music, a talk-show with an expert guest, phone-ins, and inserts recorded by the listeners' club members. These inserts consisted of discussions, songs, and opinions. The women involved in the project provided a priority list of issues they wanted the radio programmes to address. To deal with these identified issues, the programme relied on scripts downloaded from the Farm Radio International website.

    As part of the project, the listeners' club was given a mobile phone to allow the women to engage with the radio programmes. According to the organisers, this strategy was necessary because women generally have less access to mobile technology due to gender inequalities in the community and lack of income. Members were trained to use the phone to make and receive calls and text messages. The women have also started using the phone to generate income for the club.

    To read more about the programme, visit the listeners' club blog.

    Development Issues: 

    Gender, Agriculture

    Key Points: 

    According to ARDA, the women in the club are increasingly willing and able to organise themselves with less effort on ARDA's part. They ask more questions about issues to be addressed on the programmes and are generally much more vocal in discussions. The club has also recently evolved into a formal association to be used as a vocational group, development group, or farmers' cooperative.

    Partner Text: 

    African Radio Drama Association (ARDA) and Gender and Agriculture in the Information Society (GenARDIS).

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    Source: 

    GenARDIS website on March 10 2010; and "Rural Nigeria: Radio and Mobile Phones Change Women's Lives", on the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) website and listeners' club blog - both accessed on December 13 2010.

    Rural Internet Kiosks Project

    Rural Internet Kiosks (RIK) is a Kenyan-based organisation that manufactures and distributes movable, recyclable, cost-effective kiosks that operate with satellite connectivity and solar energy to ena

    Communication Strategies: 

    Rural Internet Kiosks produces kiosks that are independent, freestanding booths functioning on solar power and other forms of renewable energy. Each kiosk houses 3 energy-efficient personal computers. The kiosks are modelled on user-friendly software and hardware and are manufactured and assembled in a "knock-down" format, enabling them to be easily transported and set up in even very rugged regions.

    The kiosks have been designed to give access to all users, including children and the disabled. According to RIK, they are also working on ways to use portable USB pen screen readers and accessible websites, which will help the visually impaired access information. Screen readers could also help people who can understand, but not necessarily read, English.

    The kiosks are designed to promote entrepreneurship and electronic service delivery within rural and urban settings and, in turn, facilitate e-commerce, e-education, e-health, and e-governance. The organisers say that the kiosks have helped farmers obtain regular updates on weather patterns and produce prices, thereby expanding their revenue. Business start-ups have been able to exploit digital multimedia advertising. The internet kiosks are helping government agencies to create awareness concerning health and environment and reach out to local communities. Through the use of multimedia information outlets, communities can also access information about infectious diseases such as malaria, polio, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. The kiosks also create platforms for the promotion of tele-medicine, which is still in its infancy in most African countries.

    The kiosks use the open-source Ubuntu Linux operating system, as well as other open-source software. This virtualisation technology allows up to 10 uses to share a single personal computer (PC).

    Development Issues: 

    Information and Communication Technology, Economic Development, Agriculture.

    Key Points: 

    The RIK project was developed by Jitu Patani, also project manager at Rural Internet Kiosk, who has a vision of bridging the digital divide by providing the last mile access to rural or remote communities. RIK is working to help Africa move towards the Millennium Development Goal of Bridging the Digital Divide by year 2015.

    Partner Text: 

    Rural Internet Kiosks, InterSat, and Userful.

    See video
    Source: 

    eLearning Africa website on February 5 2010.

    Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project for the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI)

    The Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project is an endeavour to identify which interventions of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI) are most effective and have the biggest impact.

    Communication Strategies: 

    MLE's communication strategy is built on collaboration with the country consortia (CCs) that are implementing URHI programmes in Uttar Pradesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal. According to organisers, this collaboration is essential in ensuring that the country programme activities are rigorously monitored and evaluated, that high-quality data are collected, and that the results of the impact analysis are used by the country consortia (CCs) to inform programme activities as well as disseminated nationally, regionally, and globally in an effort to promote and scale-up promising FP/RH practices.

    The MLE project has developed a standard set of instruments and indicators for use at the individual, household, and facility levels, which will be reviewed by each CC and adapted to the local context. This core set of indicators is designed to allow for cross-country comparative analysis, while the adaptation provides opportunities to examine specific issues of interest for each country.

    Through a quasi-experimental study design, MLE will evaluate the URHI interventions, which are developed around the following objectives:

    • To develop cost-effective interventions for integrating quality FP with maternal and child health services;
    • To improve the quality of FP services for the urban economically poor with emphasis on high-volume clinical settings;
    • To test innovative private-sector approaches to increase access to and use of FP by the urban economically poor;
    • To develop interventions for creating demand for and sustaining use of contraceptives; and
    • To increase funding and financial mechanisms and a supportive policy environment for ensuring success to FP supplies and services for the urban economically poor.

    From January through December 2009, MLE in partnership with the CC in India: created an in-country advisory board; conducted a baseline key stakeholder interviews; initiated a capacity assessment with the in-country research partner; trained data collection research assistants; pretested the baseline survey instruments; and began data collection. The baseline data collection activities are, as of January 2010, underway in India.

    In an effort to build in-country capacity to undertake rigorous measurement and evaluation of population, FP, and integrated reproductive health programmes, MLE offered a six-hour M&E "101" Short Course for Beginners as part of the International Conference on Urban Health in October 2009. The course consisted of two sessions and covered: an introduction to M&E; uses of data; conceptual frameworks and logic models; development of indicators; data sources; and evaluation research, including descriptions of study designs and how to select the best design for a specific study.

    From MLE's perspective, to revitalise global interest and funding for a new era in the promotion of FP/RH services, robust evidence-based strategies must demonstrate research-driven best practices, and this research must be disseminated widely. Successful local, national, regional, and global dissemination and use of the programme results depend on many factors, including the collaborative relationships among the MLE project and the CCs and the engagement of key stakeholders to improve policymaking and funding allocations at all levels. The MLE website is one way in which organisers are building those relationships and sharing information.

    A variety of resources are offered on the website, such as links to presentations given by MLE partners and colleagues at various venues that highlight findings from the MLE project, its evaluation of the URHI, and other project-related insights and lessons learned, including a series of 6 stories written to personalise the RH barriers and challenges that women and men face living in urban slums. One may also find upcoming regional and global events that MLE partners and others from the broader urban RH community have submitted to the website. Similarly, as part of its larger aim of raising awareness of the importance for M&E (beyond URHI) and building M&E capacity, one page on the site offers recommended tools and resources to assist in incorporating M&E into public health programmes.

    Development Issues: 

    Reproductive Health, Population, Maternal and Child Health.

    Key Points: 

    According to the United Nations, urban populations in Asia and Africa are expected to double between 2000 and 2030.(1) One in three urban residents lives in slums,(2) often beyond the reach of health services that address maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, including FP. CC interventions are developed around the understanding that the unique nature of urban poverty requires inclusive interventions and strategies that transform the challenges of urban slums into opportunities. The MLE project will determine if the country consortia has indeed managed to expand the reach and quality of integrated FP programmes and maternal and child health services in their respective urban project cities in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality and improve the lives of economically poor urban residents.

    It has been argued that too few impact evaluations have been carried out; and, when they have, they frequently do not use rigorous methods, resulting in information that is misleading or of little use.(3) A dearth of rigorous impact evaluation studies leave decisionmakers with good intentions and ideas but little real evidence of how to spend scarce resources. The MLE project is based on the conviction that better coordination of impact evaluations across countries and institutions around common thematic areas can improve the ability to generalise findings.

     

     

    (1) United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2007 Revision (New York: United Nations Population Division, 2008).
    (2) United Nations, The State of World Population 1996 (New York: United Nations Population Division).
    (3) William D. Savedoff, Ruth Levine, and Nancy Birdsall. (2006). When Will We Ever Learn? Improving Lives through Impact Evaluation. Report of the Evaluation Gap Working Group. Washington, DC: Center for Global Development.

    Partner Text: 

    University of North Carolina's Carolina Population Center, in collaboration with Africa Population and Health Research Center, International Center for Research on Women, and Population Reference Bureau.

    Source: 

    MLE website, January 14 2010.

    Community Participation for Action in the Social Sector (COMPASS) Project

    Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Community Participation for Action in the Social Sector Project (COMPASS) aims to reach approximately 23 million Nigerians in 51 Local Government Areas (LGAs) through community-led health and education initiatives.

    Communication Strategies: 

    COMPASS draws on a number of communication strategies, as illustrated through the examples below. The main goal is to promote a sense of ownership whereby community members take responsibility for their own community's development.

    Improving quality of basic education: COMPASS has introduced a number of interventions aimed at improving students' skills in math and literacy and increasing primary school retention and girls' enrollment. Carried out in both public and Islamiyya (religious) schools in Kano, Nassarawa, and Lagos atates, activities focus on teacher performance, community support, and integration of health and education, and are designed to:

    • Promote the teaching of math and reading through Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI);
    • Train teachers in teaching methods that are girl-friendly and encourage student participation;
    • Empower Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) and community members to improve classrooms and school grounds to make them cleaner, safer, and more conducive to learning;
    • Strengthen parent-school relationships by providing PTAs with technical and financial support;
    • Promote and adopt school-based health and nutrition initiatives; and
    • Strengthen the teaching capacity of colleges of education and universities to improve the quality of education in primary schools.


    Promoting FP and quality RH: COMPASS works with local governments, health care providers, and communities to address safe motherhood, FP, postabortion care, HIV/AIDS, youth-friendly services (using culturally sensitive approaches), men's roles in RH (including men in RH discussions and encouraging their participation in decisions involving their partner's RH), and gender-based violence (or, GBV, emphasising community commitment to address GBV and working with health facility staff to recognise it as a health problem affecting women's RH outcomes).

    Improving child health and nutrition: By working with community-based and facility-based health providers and advocating for under-5 child health policies at national and state levels, COMPASS supports child survival activities in 37 LGAs in Kano, Lagos, and Nasarawa states. These interventions address the following components:

    • Malaria (e.g., training local Patent Medicine Vendors, advocating for the use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), and organising outreach events to educate communities);
    • Nutrition (e.g., promoting exclusive breastfeeding, appropriate complementary feeding, and Vitamin A supplementation during National Immunisation Days (NIDs) organised by the Federal Ministry of Health);
    • Immunisation (e.g. providing programme assistance with routine and supplementary immunisation in national training and social mobilisation working groups and monitoring and supporting NID activities); and
    • Diarrhoeal diseases, acute respiratory infections, newborn care (e.g., strengthening the home-based skills of community health promoters through refresher trainings and promoting messages on healthy household practices).


    Mobilising communities: COMPASS seeks to create an environment in which all Nigerians are involved in learning, planning, and taking action to improve health and education in their communities. COMPASS uses 2 conceptual frameworks based on participatory problem solving approaches: 1) Community Action Cycle (CAC) - encourages community members to work together to identify priority problems in their communities, define and identify solutions, and take action to improve the situation. The process also includes reviewing progress made in order to adjust strategies and/or address new problems. 2) Partnership Defined Quality (PDQ) - involves service providers and community members working on specific quality issues at the health facility or school level. Through these processes, COMPASS has been mobilising community members to establish 2 key community-based structures to facilitate participation: quality improvement teams and community coalitions. For instance, through the CAC process, community coalitions develop action plans; COMPASS provides technical assistance and guides the community coalitions in identifying strategies for implementing their action plans.

    Contributing to polio eradication: COMPASS strengthens polio immunisation activities in the Federal Capital Territory and 10 other states through: micro-planning and operational preparedness (e.g., participating in advocacy meetings), supervision and monitoring systems (e.g. developing community maps), community and social mobilisation (e.g. exploring with communities and providers ways to recognise and build upon achievements), training, information collection and use, and rehabilitation of polio victims (e.g. helping them develop appropriate skills and knowledge for self-sufficiency and independence).

    Advocating for improved social services and creating, supporting, and publicising policies that lead to better health and education: COMPASS works at state, district, and community levels to strengthen capacity for legislative action, increase awareness of policies that have been enacted to address social issues, advocate for leadership action in response to challenges, and promote community participation in using and providing services. One example of a relevant activity is building the capacity of local media outlets to support dissemination of policies and advocate for improved services in their area of coverage.

    Building the capacity of Nigerian non-governmental organisations (NGOs): In an effort to enable NGOs to contribute to the development of their country and successfully oversee community-based interventions in education, child health, and RH, COMPASS provides the tools and technical assistance they need to successfully develop work plans, raise funds, manage resources, and implement activities.

    Forging alliances between the public and private sectors: COMPASS begins by sensitising organisations, businesses, and individuals on the needs of the community. Once challenges are identified, groups are encouraged to support COMPASS initiatives through cost-sharing efforts such as donating needed goods and services. COMPASS also conducts advocacy visits to corporate organisations, influential individuals, and members of market and transport unions to leverage additional resources.

    For further details on all these activities and strategies, as well as access to a variety of COMPASS materials (e.g., posters) and success stories, visit the COMPASS website.

    Development Issues: 

    Children, Education, Health, Reproductive Health, Gender.

    Partner Text: 

    USAID, Federal Government of Nigeria. The 9-partner COMPASS team includes: Pathfinder International, Management Sciences for Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP), Federation of Muslim Women's Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All (CSACEFA), Creative Associates International, Inc. (CAII), Adolescent Health Information Project (AHIP), Futures Group.

    Source: 

    COMPASS website, accessed January 13 2010.

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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 6-page brief shares the experience of the Malaria Communities Program (MCP) to increase insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) coverage for malaria prevention. Launched in December 2006, through 20 awards to 18 partners in 12 countries, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) supported efforts of communities and non-governmental organisations to...

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    Materials

    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 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 about best...

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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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    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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    Evaluations

    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...

    The Wanakonnect Pilot Project: Using Mobile Money to Create a Revenue System fo

    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. Map is designed to stimulates dialogue around gender...

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    Digital

    According to this guide, published by the The Roll Back Malaria 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 about best...

    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...

    "...[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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    Print

    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 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 about best...

    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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    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.

    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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    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...

    "...[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

    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 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 about best...

    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...

    mediacoverageguide.jpg

    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.

    we_have_rights_too_3.jpg

    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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    Television

    According to this guide, published by the The Roll Back Malaria 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 about best...

    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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    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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