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Chief of Party - Internews - To Be Determined


NOTE: this position was previously advertised as Francophone Africa: Chief of Party. If you have already applied, please do not attempt to apply again as your record is already being considered....

Administrative Assistant - BBC Media Action - Tanzania

BBC Media Action

BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, we work with civil society, local media and governments to:

Peace Education Evaluation: Learning from Experience and Exploring Prospects

Practice and research of peace education has grown in the recent years as shown by a steadily increasing number of publications, programs, events, and funding mechanisms. The oft-cited point of departure for the peace education community is the...

Linking Universities and Marginalised Communities: South African Case Studies of

South African universities are mandated to promote scholarship that is socially and economically responsive to local contexts. The contribution of universities to innovation is a key driver of economic and social development, but should be more...

Clear Skies tells the story of Marnie and her kids who live with family violence. With the support of her community, and by learning her legal options, Marnie is able to leave an abusive relationship. Clear Skies is Marnie's story.This graphic...

Public access venues – most often Internet café in cities and state-run rural telecenters – are places where people can use computers and the Internet. This volume offers the first systemic assessment of the impact of shared public access in the...

Developing National Systems of Innovation: University-Industry Interactions in t

Interactions between firms and universities are key building blocks of innovation systems. With a focus on developing countries, this book presents novel comparative research spanning three continents. The result is a more universal and dynamic...

Recently, with the number of students from higher education and K-12 settings committing suicide, it is apparent that homophobia and homophobic bullying are tremendous problems in our schools and universities. However, educators are unclear about...

Supercharge Your Social Impact: Using Social Marketing for Behavior Change

This free eBook will help your cause get started with social marketing to create behavior change for good.

Want to make sure your time and resources are making a real difference in the world? Social marketing is a proven approach to health...

Poverty and Progress: Realities and Myths About Global Poverty

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An Activist Handbook for the Education Revolution

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Presents twenty new case studies on ICTs, climate change and development in the topic areas of: disaster management, new routes to adaptation, agricultural adaptation, mitigation, monitoring and strategy


ICTs, Climate Change and Development: Themes and Strategic Actions

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Barefoot Guide 4: Exploring the Real Work of Social Change

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The Mother and Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope

In The Mother and Child Project, Melinda Gates, Kay Warren, Tony Campolo, Christine Caine, and Senator William H. Frist, along with other inspirational leaders, cultural icons, political experts, academics, and service providers, provide a...

Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women's Lives, Human Rights

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United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Poster Series

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Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity (Caribbea

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Making Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia

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Tobacco Control And Tobacco Farming: Separating Myth from Reality

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International Development Ideas, Experience, and Prospects
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ICT Pathways to Poverty Reduction: Empirical Evidence from East and Southern Afr

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E-Government For Good Governance In Developing Countries: Empirical Evidence fro

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An Invited Threat

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Lost Innocence

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The Game Plan

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Media Sociology: A Reappraisal

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Inclusion or Exclusion of CEDAW's Concluding Observations on Health in Governmen

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Sweeter than Honey: Harnessing the Power of Entertainment

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The Sage Handbook of Human Rights: Two Volume Set

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However Long the Night

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The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change

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Handbook of Participatory Video

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Social Networks and Popular Understanding of Science and Health: Sharing Dispari

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Managed Care in a Public Setting


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The Communication Initiative Network and Partnership convenes the communication and media for development, social and behavioural change community to share knowledge, connect, debate relevant issues, and critically review each other's work in order to advance effective development action across and between all development priorities. Contact Warren

Pacific Media Centre (PMC)

Founded in 2007, the Pacific Media Centre (PMC) at New Zealand's Auckland University of Technology (AUT) University seeks to stimulate research into contemporary Maori, Pasifika, and ethnic diversity media and community development in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Communication Strategies: 

PMC's strategic focus stems from the belief that robust and informed journalism and media research contributes to economic, political, and social development in the region. Activities include:

  • undertaking and stimulating research into contemporary Maori, Pasifika, Asia-Pacific, and ethnic diversity media and culture production;
  • strengthening research capability in the area of media production;
  • presenting and publishing the findings of media research;
  • developing collaborations and relationships with other Asia-Pacific centres of research excellence in media and cultural production; and
  • developing editorial and publication capability, including Pacific Journalism Review, PMC Online, and Pacific Scoop (see below for more details on the latter).

Sample past and ongoing projects (additional details are available on the PMC website) include:

  • PMC awarded a "journalist-in-residence" research grant to independent filmmaker Jim Marbrook to help develop a documentary about indigenous Kanak political and industrial rights and nickel mining development in New Caledonia. Marbrook, who is also a television lecturer in AUT University's School of Communication Studies, produced an 8-minute pilot video, Towards Grand Terre, as a first step in the project and is working to a full documentary feature, Cap Bocage.
  • Through PMC, photojournalist John Miller (Ngapuhi) began embarking on a journalist-in-residence project in August 2007 researching the Ngatihine forestry block development in mid-Northland in the 1970s in the context of a confrontation about the use of Maori land. He has presented this research as a case study, with a focus on the way in which mainstream and alternative forms of media represented the issue.
  • Pacific Scoop is an independent regional "hub" partnership venture between AUT University's Pacific Media Centre and the independent news portal Scoop Media Ltd. The website is based in the School of Communication Studies, where postgraduate Pacific student journalists and other media students with an interest in Pasifika affairs - especially those on the Asia-Pacific Journalism and Graduate Diploma in Pacific Journalism courses - are filing regular stories.
  • Pacific Media Watch is an Asia-Pacific media monitoring digital repository collected and published by postgraduate students and staff at PMC and also by contributing journalists.

Click here to access PMC's media development and development communication publications. Click here to read about Asia-Pacific and Graduate Diploma in Pacific Journalism courses.

Development Issues: 

Media Development.

Contact Information: 
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Emails from David Robie to The Communication Initiative on January 20 2011 and February 1 2011; and PMC website, January 31 2011. Image credit: Marilyn Waring

Culture and Learning

Liz Brooker
Martin Woodhead
Publication Date
September 1, 2010

This edition of Early Childhood in Focus (ECiF) addresses the major policy questions surrounding the place of culture in early childhood programmes and how to promote development and learning while respecting cultural diversities. ECiF is a series of publications produced by the Child and Youth Studies Group at The Open University, United Kingdom, with the support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, intending to provide reviews of research on key policy and practice issues that are of value to policy makers and advocates for the rights of children.


Strengthening Community-Based Early Childhood Education in Aotorea New Zealand

Report of the Quality Public Early Childhood Education Project
Helen May
Linda Mitchell
Publication Date
December 1, 2009

In 2008, the Quality Public Early Childhood Education (QPECE) project brought together a group of New Zealand national organisations with an interest in strengthening community-based early childhoo

ECE for All/ New Zealand

Caring and Learning Together: A Cross-National Study on the Integration of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) within Education

Yoshie Kaga
John Bennett
Peter Moss
Publication Date
January 1, 2010

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

This United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) study offers an assessment of the policy of integrating the responsibility for early childhood care and education (ECC


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Freedom of Information for Pacific Policy Makers

2008 Regional Workshop Report
Publication Date
November 1, 2008

This is a report of the workshop on Freedom of Information for Pacific Policy Makers held in Honiara, Solomon Islands, from June 30 to July 2 2008, at which representatives from ten Forum Island Countries (FICs) discussed freedom of information (FOI) legislation. The meeting was organised by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Centre.

Contact Information: 

UNDP Pacific Centre website accessed on July 8 2009 and January 15 2014.

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