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February 7, 2017

Prevention is better than cure

Author: BBC Media Action's Betty Duku, posted February 1 2017 - How local and national radio is supporting work to prevent cholera in South Sudan. “I didn’t know it was cholera until a health...

February 1, 2017

Social and Behaviour Change Communication Insights and Strategy Case Study: Open Defecation in India

"This report demonstrates how behaviour change communications [BCC] is key to improving public health in developing countries. Whilst building infrastructure and services is critical, there is also a...

January 26, 2017

Gender and Tuberculosis: Discussion Paper

"Making the investment case for programming that addresses the specific vulnerabilities and needs of both males and females who are affected by or at risk of tuberculosis [TB]."

December 24, 2016

Mother's milk

Author: Nasir Ateeq, December 24 2016 - Kittens here are blessed with early initiation and exclusive mother milk!! Their caring mother, without receiving messages through communication campaigns,...

December 12, 2016

Notre appel pour l'éducation parentale universelle

De Eve Sullivan avec Jamesa Wagwau et Aya Isumi, 12 décembre 2016: Quand de jeunes enfants crient leur détresse, bien qu'il soit facile de dire qu'ils ont besoin de quelque chose, les...

December 8, 2016

Our call for universal parenting education

By Eve Sullivan, Jamesa Wagwau, and Aya Isumi, December 12 2016 - Small children cry out in distress and, while it is easy to tell that they need something, parents or caregivers may not recognize...

November 28, 2016

Combating Violence against Children in Africa: A Framework for Civil Society Advocacy

“From the street child brutally beaten by police to the girl child sexually harassed by her teacher or kin, violence is a multifaceted problem of huge significance in the lives of children in Africa...

November 23, 2016

Celebrate 27th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Universal Children's Day and Every Day

Author: Jacques Brodeur, November 23 2016 - Edupax seizes the opportunity of the 27th anniversary of the Convention to remind readers about various and important benefits of protecting children from...

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What does the new World Development Report say?

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Author: BBC Media Action's Will Taylor, posted February 2 2017 - Senior Governance Adviser Will Taylor reviews the World Development Report 2017.

There’s a lot to like in the World Development Report 2017: Governance and Law, published earlier this week. Brian Levy, author of Working with the Grain, and DFID’s Stefan Kossoff have already run through some of what it got right – and also identified areas for expansion.

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Prevention is better than cure

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Author: BBC Media Action's Betty Duku, posted February 1 2017 - How local and national radio is supporting work to prevent cholera in South Sudan.

“I didn’t know it was cholera until a health professional at my local clinic told me” said Mary Jabe, a mother of three. “When he instructed me to take my children to hospital in Juba for treatment, I started to cry, because their condition was critical, and I didn’t have any money to get there.”

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'How to' films help refugees eat more healthily

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Maurice Aaek on January 25 2017 - Refugees, nutritionists and film-makers created a series of short ‘how to’ films to help Syrians living in tough conditions in Lebanon pull together quick, simple, affordable and healthy meals for their families.

It is winter – and families of Syrian refugees in northern Lebanon are cooking in their tents – huddled around small, fitful fires to escape the cold and rain outside. Sometimes up to three families share a single stove – white and blue gas canisters or wood-fed fires on raised, iron containers – which double up as heaters in the frosty nights.

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FAO country programme demonstrates relevance in addressing development issues in the Kyrgyz Republic

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Author: James Ayodele - A recent report by the [Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)] Office of Evaluation says that the FAO’s programme in the Kyrgyz Republic has been comprehensive and has largely addressed relevant development goals and key development issues. Most of the initiatives have enjoyed a high degree of ownership by beneficiaries and are appreciated by government counterparts and donors, but a more comprehensive analysis of the rural context and a greater focus on value chains would bring greater results, the report adds.

Conducted in 2016, the evaluation assessed FAO’s contribution to the country through its Country Programming Framework 2015–2017, with thematic orientation of the earlier work for 2010-2015.

Stakeholders interviewed said FAO’s cooperation was valuable because it addressed priority issues and flexibly responded to emerging needs.

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FAO is well positioned to contribute to resilience agenda

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Author: FAO's James Ayodele - The renewed interest in resilience represents a historic opportunity for FAO, which is well positioned to contribute to the resilience agenda; nevertheless, the Organization has yet to make its presence fully felt and recognised in the “resilience space” especially at country level, says a recent evaluation report. FAO needs to strengthen and diversify its offer of high-quality resilience-enhancing services and create a stronger resilience-learning environment, the report adds.

Conducted by the Office of Evaluation in 2016, the evaluation reviewed the conceptual and planning framework for Strategic Objective 5 (SO5), which aims to “increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”, preliminary achievements of the corresponding Strategic Programme 5 (SP5) since implementation commenced in 2014, and FAO’s global positioning in resilience.

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Dispatch from the UN World Data Forum

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action Insight blog by Sonia Whitehead, Head of Research Programmes, BBC Media Action, on January 19 2017 - 

Head of Research Programmes Sonia Whitehead shares her three top takeaways from the first-ever UN World Data Forum.

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Millennials vs Baby Boomers, Digital Gaps and Information

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., January 24 2017 - Are Millennials interested in politics? How do they report? What relationship do they have with the media? How will the Millennials adapt to their company? What kind of aspirations do they have? Do they want to change the world or just pass through? These and many more questions arose in the debate "Millennials vs. Baby boomers, digital divide and information", sponsored by the Fundación Telefónica.

The event starts from the premise that the Millennials, that is to say, those born after 1980 and until 1998, are the generation called to assume the leadership of the world and, therefore, the generation desired by the companies, for their possibilities of consumption. While the Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, after the Second World War increased birth rates, and, for decades, have maintained economic and social leadership, they give way to younger generations.

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Millennials vs Baby boomers, brechas digitales e información

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Por: Soraya Carvajal B.

¿Se interesan los Millennials por la política?, ¿Cómo se informan?, ¿Qué relación tienen con los medios de comunicación?, ¿cómo se adaptarán los Millennials a la empresa?, ¿Qué tipo de aspiraciones tienen?, ¿Quieren cambiar en mundo o sólo recorrerlo?, estas y muchas preguntas más surgieron en el debate “Millennials vs Baby boomers, brechas digitales e información”, realizado por la Fundación Telefónica.

El evento parte de la premisa de que los Millennials, es decir, aquellos nacidos después de 1980 y hasta 1998 son la generación llamada a asumir el liderazgo del mundo y por tanto la generación deseada por las empresas, por sus posibilidades de consumo. Mientras que los Baby boomers, nacidos entre 1946 y 1964, cuando tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial aumentaron las tasas de natalidad, y que durante décadas han mantenido el liderazgo económico y social, van dando paso a las generaciones más jóvenes.

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A tribute to Om Prakash Puri

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Devika Bahl on January 13 2017 - Veteran Indian actor, Om Puri, who passed away last week, fronted our HIV and AIDS drama series, Jasoos Vijay – helping make it one of India’s most watched TV shows of its time. Devika Bahl, creative director for the series shares fond memories of an exceptional man.

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Researching women in Afghanistan

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action [Insight] blog by Katy Williams, Research Editor, BBC Media Action, on January 6 2017 - International development organisations need to understand the viewpoints and experiences of women and girls if they are to improve opportunities for them. 

BBC Media Action’s research editor Katy Williams spoke to Ahmad Tamim Sharifzai, the organisation’s senior research officer in Afghanistan, about the challenges of conducting formative and evaluative research with women in the country.

Q What are some of the broader challenges you face when conducting research in Afghanistan?

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