Makerere University, Uganda

The Department of Mass Communication, Makerere University, in collaboration with African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) has announced a 10-day intensive course - "Developing Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Materials for Print, Radio, TV/Video, and New Media." This course is a continuation of the Basics in Strategic Health Communication Course offered by AfriComNet, and is designed to provide training in the creative design process for SBCC materials from the strategy/creative brief to final materials. The course addresses both theoretical and practical aspects of materials development. The content of the course will include: introduction to the design process; planning a multi-media SBCC campaign; and introduction to the design of print materials, social media, TV/video and radio programmes for health communication, including pretesting of SBCC materials.
Course objectives are to:

  • familiarise participants with the creative process for developing SBCC materials from the creative brief/strategy to final materials;
  • build the skills of participants to design effective SBCC materials for print, radio, TV and new media in various formats;
  • teach participants how to integrate new media/social media messages into existing SBCC programming; and
  • empower participants to manage the production processes and relationships with ad agencies in designing effective SBCC materials.

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Registration information:

Deadline Date for application: March 31, 2013. The course is designed for health communication professionals and programme staff with prior training in strategic communication, who are involved in health and development communication materials development at local, national, and/or international levels.
To apply, applicants need to send a letter of application (maximum one page) explaining how this training will benefit them and outline their expectations from the training. This letter must inclu together with de a CV and evidence of prior completion of a course in strategic health or development communication course. Applicant are advised to include their email and telephone contact information.