Author: Peter K.A. da Costa, Ph.D., July 7 2017 - is a member of the Horn of Africa Polio Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and has been a technical advisor on polio communication in Central Africa as well as Nigeria. He has worked as a development expert in and on Africa as well as on global issues and initiatives for more than two decades and, among many other things, serves as Senior Adviser to the Africa Progress Panel, chaired by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Most Recent Knowledge Shared from the Network
Recently Joined The CI Network
Doctors without borders MSF and HMIS
Regional SRHR Fund Communities of Practice
Alliance Genève pour les droits de l'Homme Maroc
Africa Fountion For Sustainable Development
Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), The Australian National University
Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University
Somali Youth Employment Service
Author: Gourob Kundu, originally posted June 30 2017 - Our world is home to 1.8 billion young people. The majority of these 10 to 24-year-olds live in Asia, with 48 million alone growing up in Bangladesh.
Our world is home to 1.8 billion young people. The majority of these 10 to 24-year-olds live in Asia, with 48 million alone growing up in Bangladesh.
Author: Sonia Whitehead, BBC Media Action Head of Research Programmes, originally posted June 21 2017 - Around the world, growing numbers of people have more and more access to endless distractions. Global smartphone ownership is on the rise. Between 2014 and 2015 alone, the number of Nigerians going online multiple times a day increased by 20%.
Author: My Sovann, BBC Media Action Communications coordinator, Cambodia, originally published June 23 2017 - "I feel so excited about the roadshow, I have never ever seen an educational event like this in my village" shouts high school student Youm Piseth over the noise of our Klahan9 roadshow in Takeo province, Cambodia.
He is just the kind of person we want to reach and inspire.
Young Cambodians face high levels of unemployment. There’s stiff competition for jobs and a lack of career guidance and vocational training. Those in work are often on low wages, informal contracts and obligated to work long hours with insufficient on-the-job training.
Often young people want to migrate to cities or overseas but don’t know enough to make the necessary preparations or take informed employment decisions.
Author: Soraya Carvajal B., June 27 2017 - In 2010 Eli Pariser began his research on bubble filters thanks to his interest in meeting different people, which would challenge him in his way of thinking. So, trying to keep the exchange of ideas with his conservative and liberal friends, through Facebook, soon noticed that the information and updates, referring to the first, began to disappear from the timeline of his wall in that social network.
Autor: Soraya Carvajal B., 27 de junio 2017 - En 2010 Eli Pariser comenzó su investigación sobre los filtros burbuja gracias a su interés por conocer a gente distinta, que le supusiese un reto en cuanto a su forma de pensamiento. Así, tratando de mantener el intercambio de ideas con sus amigos conservadores y liberales, a través Facebook, pronto notó que la información y actualizaciones, referentes a los primeros, comenzaron a desaparecer de la línea cronológica de su muro en esa red social.
Authors: Heidi Larson, Ph.D. & Will Schulz, MSc, June 13 2017
Author: Moin Qazi, February 16 2017 [first posted in The Pulse, linked below] India is far from perfect in ensuring women's rights, but quotas at the local government level are having a real impact.
Societies and cultures that invest in and empower women are on a virtuous cycle. They become richer, better governed, more stable, and less prone to violence. By contrast, countries that limit women's educational and employment opportunities and their political voice get stuck in a downward spiral: They are poorer, more fragile, and have higher levels of corruption.
Author: National Creative Director, BBC Media Action India Radharani Mitra, orignially posted June 19 2017 - "Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever." - Native American proverb
I recently spent the day in a San Diego hotel room with 49 people who are obsessed with telling stories. Focused on overcoming public health and social justice challenges, we were gathered to discuss how to design, develop, monitor and evaluate communication responses based around storytelling.
The day we spent together was a story in itself: interesting characters…full of discovery…with not a single dull moment! I hoped it would never end, so, to re-live the thrill of it all, I thought I would share some of my highlights from the fabulous talks I heard:
Author: Sue Goldstein, June 7 2017 - is a member of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and is a past member of the Task Force on Immunisation (TFI) - World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) and the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy. She is Programme Director at Soul City: Institute for Social Justice, where she works on health communication and health promotion.