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Advancing C4D in Academic institutions
April 24, 2017

Advancing C4D in Academic institutions

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This group emerged from an extensive discussion on The Communication Initiative platform that was prompted by a post from Caroline Hungwe entitled Lack of C4D modules in University courses. There were over 60 contributions to that discussion from ...

Dealing with the Problems of Difficult Settlement or Solution In the World
April 5, 2017

Dealing with the Problems of Difficult Settlement or Solution In the World

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To counteract the paradigms of development, growth, power, wealth, work and freedom embedded into the current public policies, research and teaching programmes, we need to consider the political and economic power asymmetries, the ...

March 8, 2017

Advancing Communication and Media for Development - Consultation - Middle ...

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Many best wishes and much support for your very important work. UNICEF (Through Rafael Obregon, Chief, C4D), The Communication Initiative and other organisations are working togther to develop a possible global mechanism to help advance the ...

Middle East and Northern Africa Network
March 7, 2017

Middle East and Northern Africa Network

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The space for people and organisations active on communication and media development in the Middle East and North Africa

March 6, 2017

Advancing Communication and Media for Development - Consultation - East and ...

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To: Soul Beat Africa Network Re: Consultation: Global Mechanism for Communication, Media, Social and Behaviour Change

March 6, 2017

Consultation: Advancing Communication and Media Development and SBCC

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Many best wishes. The Communication Initiative and UNICEF New York (Rafael Obregon, Chief of Communication for Development leading) are workng to assess the potential added value of a new global mechanism to advance further the communication and ...

February 14, 2017

Request for Proposals to Document Contributions of NGOs and Civil Society to ...

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The CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP) is inviting front-line practitioners, non-governmental organisation (NGO) staff, academics, researchers, and others to author scholarly research articles documenting the contributions of NGOs/civil society and ...

January 27, 2017

SDGs and progress towards gender equality?

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The discussion on whether and how the SDGs can accelerate progress towards gender equality has to be located in the context that gender inequality persists, particularly in the spheres of politics, economy, sexual & reproductive justice, and ...

January 27, 2017

India: Mobilizing rural communities

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Please provide me information regarding how to mobilize a rural community in Rajasthan, India and sensitize them towards social issues.

January 13, 2017

Awards, Freedom, Citizen Data, Conflicts and Phones

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Recent Media Development knowledge shared and questions raised for your comment and conversation on the theme of Digital, Data and Social.  1. Data Journalism Awards 2017 - Interested? Do you think that awards work to enhance quality, ...

March 20, 2017

Lack of C4D modules in University courses

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

Dismantling Patriarchy in Rural India - One Aspect, One Video, at One Time
November 30, 2016

Dismantling Patriarchy in Rural India - One Aspect, One Video, at One Time

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Since Video Volunteers creation a decade ago, we have noticed very visible discourses on apparent issues such as violence, sexual rights, etc but very few discourses examine that examine the root cause of these issues, ie everyday gender ...

November 9, 2016

Global Mechanism: Your analysis and ideas?

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

November 11, 2016

Reviewing Social Change

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

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

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

November 7, 2016

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

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Why isn't communication a greater public health priority?

Social Change Network
October 24, 2016

Social Change Network

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

October 18, 2016

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

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

October 17, 2016

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

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

September 30, 2016

University of the West Indies MA in Communication for Social and Behaviour ...

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Best wishes. Working with our Partner, Temple University, we have been summarising a range of academic institutions' programmes on communication and media (for) development, social and behavioural change. As someone connected with an academic ...

October 3, 2016

Blue Zones and Impact

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Those of us involved in health communication are asked ad nauseum - where is the proof of impact? Of course there is loads of proof but still we get asked, mainly by policy makers and funders who come from a physical science background and ...

October 3, 2016

New Phone tool - Burials to Protest

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Grassroot is a free mobile phone tool that helps groups of people in South Africa interact and exchange information, ranging from small social groups to massive community organisations. Grassroot allows communities to engage with their members, ...

Soul Beat Africa Network
September 23, 2016

Soul Beat Africa Network

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To provide a space in which people engaged in media, communication, social and behavioural policy, strategy and programme action in AFRICA can share knowledge, debate shared issues, support each other on questions and issues in their work and ...

September 20, 2016

Monitoring m-Health interventions

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There is an increasing interest in and use of m-Health strategies and programmes. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other organisations are looking to expand the evidence base for these interventions through standardised reporting of ...

September 11, 2016

Social Media Editors - required or an oxymoron?

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The recent debate over the decision by Facebook to remove a famous, iconic, war photograph from its platform, for reasons of "community standards" related to children - see The Guardian article here for example - has brought to the surface the ...

August 30, 2016

Mainstreaming Indian Health Communication

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India: Mainstreaming Health Communication In his blog "Public Health Communication has to be 'Mainstream", Anshuman Rawat argues that "when it comes to catching eyeballs, the catchy promotions of, for example, private label herbal supplements ...

September 1, 2016

CORRECTION: The Polio Endgame and Communication

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CORRECTION: My apologies. Earlier today the wrong version of the post below was sent to the Polio Communication Network. Entirely my fault. Please see the correct version below - Warren Feek COMMUNICATION and the POLIO ENDGAME

August 29, 2016

Social data?

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Under the heading “THE POWER OF SOCIAL DATA”, The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for Polio Eradication concluded in its most recent, highly readable report - summary here with link to full document -  that there should be a greater ...

South Africa Network
July 26, 2016

South Africa Network

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The SOUTH AFRICA MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT NETWORK provides the space for people involved or interested in communication, media, social and behavioural change related to development issues in SOUTH AFRICA to share knowledge and ...

Cochrane Review: Improving Immunisation Coverage
July 25, 2016

Cochrane Review: Improving Immunisation Coverage

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We have just summarized a Cochrane Review: Interventions for Improving Coverage of Childhood Immunisation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries The relevant headline from the summary is: "Giving information about vaccination to parents and ...

HIV/AIDS - Progress or Stalled? What Next?
July 19, 2016

HIV/AIDS - Progress or Stalled? What Next?

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I can get a bit confused by the mood around HIV/AIDS progress. A few questions follow below (click "please review") for your consideration. In general the people and organisations who either monitor and report progress and/or develop and oversee ...

Media, Civil Society, Voice (and) Development?
July 13, 2016

Media, Civil Society, Voice (and) Development?

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There are often contentious debates about the relationship between media, communication, civil society, dilague and debate, and Development Goals. I was intrigued by this IREX initiative: Trusted Voices in Challenging Times: Civil Society and ...

The Media (and) Development Network
July 12, 2016

The Media (and) Development Network

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No matter the mission of an organisation, media is central to the change process. This applies to news media and journalism based organisations. And it also applies to all of those organisations seeking to expand debate, dialogue and critical ...

What can ZIKA learn from EBOLA
July 12, 2016

What can ZIKA learn from EBOLA

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What can we learn from the communication strategies and actions on Ebola to address Zika? BBC Media Action's Sophia Wilkinson asked this question and provided some answers. Her blog at this link, "draws on the lessons for the health ...

Promotion of Girls' Education (PROGE) - presented by Blessings Mtuwa Nkhata
June 16, 2016

Promotion of Girls' Education (PROGE) - presented by Blessings Mtuwa Nkhata

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I reviewed the presentation #5  on Girl Child Education in Malawi. Statement is clear and well organized. Ideas are potent and should yield results. My observations are: 1.     Ideally project should have included some ...

Communication and Natural Disasters
May 4, 2016

Communication and Natural Disasters

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In her blog Learning from "Chennai floods": Development Paradigms and Disasters, Ranjani.K.Murthy contends the following: Living in Chennai at the time of 2015 floods (which in fact hit several coastal districts of the state Tamil Nadu), and ...

Health, Data, Decision-making
May 13, 2016

Health, Data, Decision-making

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There is lots of discussion about data related to health communication. Lora Shimp has produced a blog on Data for Decision-Making: Empowering Local Data Use. It includes these 2 key questions: Are we helping the end-line users and those ...

Children and Equity Network
May 6, 2016

Children and Equity Network

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The CHILDREN AND EQUITY Network community provides the space for people involved or interested in CHILDREN related issues to share knowledge and strategic thinking derived from their work and experiences in order to provide peer support on the ...

Health, Gender, Households, Strategies, Communication?
May 4, 2016

Health, Gender, Households, Strategies, Communication?

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In the research report Perceptions of Influence that had a focus on how households make health decisions, one of the significant implications from that research read as follows: More broadly, PEI (and initiatives for wider health system ...

Nigeria: getting to polio free
May 3, 2016

Nigeria: getting to polio free

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The last wild polio case in Nigeria was reported on July 24 2014 and the last vaccine derived case on May 16 2015 - also the only polio case in 2015.  No cases have been reported in 2016.  This means that the entire country has seen ...

Local language communication importance
April 28, 2016

Local language communication importance

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We know that local language communication is vital for effective development action. This is basic, intuitive reasoning of course. But, specific to India there is also compelling research data, for example: Political Economy of Government ...

India Network
April 27, 2016

India Network

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The INDIA Network provides the community space for people working in India on Development issues from a communication perspective to share knowledge and strategic thinking derived from their work and experiences; and, to provide peer support on ...

HIV/AIDS Network
April 27, 2016

HIV/AIDS Network

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The HIV/AIDS Network provides the community space for people involved or interested in HIV/AIDS issues to share knowledge and strategic thinking derived from their work and experiences; and, to provide peer support on the issues and challenges ...

Impact: Health Communication?
April 25, 2016

Impact: Health Communication?

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The impact of Health Communication appears to remain a vexed issue. Those of us in the health comm field think we have loads of data - for example 1,333 impact data examples summarised here - filter to your interests. But it seems really hard for ...

The "Switch": Communication Perspectives
April 25, 2016

The "Switch": Communication Perspectives

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As countries work through the polio switch from trivalent OPV (tOPV) to bivalent OPV (bOPV), removing the type 2 what is your feedback on the communication strategy and process associated with that switch? What is going well? What are the ...

Nigeria: Social Media and Development - Uses and Impact?
April 25, 2016

Nigeria: Social Media and Development - Uses and Impact?

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We all know about the growth of digital in Nigeria. And within that growth there are trends of course - I was intrigued by this article related to business - Nigeria: 2016’s Biggest Social Media Trends for Business. But how effective have we all ...

Nigeria Network
April 8, 2016

Nigeria Network

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The NIGERIA MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT NETWORK provides the space for people involved or interested in communication, media, social and behavioural change related to development issues in Nigeria to share knowledge and strategic ...

Health Communication Network
April 7, 2016

Health Communication Network

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The HEALTH COMMUNICATION Network provides the space for people involved or interested in HEALTH issues to share knowledge and strategic thinking derived from their work and experiences; and, to provide peer support on the issues and challenges ...

University and Higher Education Network
April 7, 2016

University and Higher Education Network

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The UNIVERSITY and HIGHER EDUCATION Network provides the space for people teaching, studying or researching communication and media for development, social and behavioural change in academic institutions to share knowledge, research, ideas and ...

April 5, 2016

Lebo Ramafoko keynote speech

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We have uploaded the key note speech by Lebo Ramafoko (Executive Director of Soul City) to the SBCC Summit in Addis Ababa in Feb 2016: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Reflections of 20 Years of Proving What We Do Matters There is also a link to ...

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