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June 27, 2016

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Evaluation

"Participatory Video (PV) was used in this context because it is an accessible, flexible medium of recording community stories of change. It can capture what surveys, questionnaires and bar charts...

June 27, 2016

Tackling the Silent Killer With Open Source Health Communications: A Campaign to End Child Pneumonia

A campaign to end child pneumonia by reaching mothers and health workers with life-saving information Authors:

June 27, 2016

Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired by Stories of Love and Tragedy

With its goal to protect the lives of children, Ouro Negro (Black Gold) in Mozambique is a national entertainment-education (EE) radio drama designed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF),...

June 25, 2016

Agricultural Policy Technical Expert - Pact - Cambodia

Department Name       Program Delivery Pact Overview    At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow.  The promise of a healthy life....

June 24, 2016

Media as a Form of Aid in Humanitarian Crises

"For mainstream media, the millions of people whose lives have been upended are mostly data points, illustrations of the misery and upheaval that have swept across Syria, Yemen, Gaza, Iraq, and many...

June 22, 2016

World Comics India

World Comics India, a partner in the World Comics network, conducts comic creation workshops in rural India, particularly focusing on presentation in "remote and disturbed areas." It is a volunteer...

June 21, 2016

Connected Society: Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT)

This GSMA toolkit is for mobile network operators (MNOs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), development organisations, and governments who want to provide training to improve people's basic...

June 21, 2016

App designed to help Syrian refugees

Author: Leen Hashem, June 21 2016 - 'We've started a WhatsApp group for refugees living in this area' a middle aged man said enthusiastically, explaining how the platform was helping the group share...

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Women and girl's rights in Sierra Leone: Let Us Know!

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Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, February 23 2015 - Despite my fourteen years as a journalist, I didn’t always want to work in the media. I actually wanted to be a lawyer.

The ability to hold people to account and help people understand their legal rights always appealed to me. Little did I know that a chance meeting with a woman one sunny afternoon would change my life.

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Tackling the Silent Killer With Open Source Health Communications: A Campaign to End Child Pneumonia

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A campaign to end child pneumonia by reaching mothers and health workers with life-saving information

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App designed to help Syrian refugees

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Author: Leen Hashem, June 21 2016 - 'We've started a WhatsApp group for refugees living in this area' a middle aged man said enthusiastically, explaining how the platform was helping the group share information and provide each other with much needed support.

The man, formerly a respected school teacher in Syria, was speaking to a group of people at a drop-in information centre (called Dawaween in Arabic). Forced to flee his home in Syria to Lebanon five years ago, he was determined to help his community build a future. ‘Syria is our homeland and we must be prepared to rebuild it on our return’ he remarked assuredly. His peers nodded in agreement.

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Skiing in Afghanistan

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Author: Mukhtar Yadgar, June 15 2016 - Afghanistan’s Bamyan province is best known for its ancient statues of Buddha, destroyed 15 years ago by the Taliban government. Today, its relative security and freezing winters are aiding the growth of a fledgling skiing industry. Mukhtar Yadgar explains how a radio station is helping local people discuss its potential for growth.

A five minute drive from the site where the ancient Buddhas of Bamyan once stood, a radio mast sprouts from the ground. It belongs to Radio Bamyan, a local radio station in one of Afghanistan’s most mountainous regions. It’s summer now and wisps of brown dust rise up with the heat, yet in the winter months, Radio Bamyan’s roof is covered with snow.
 

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Our Best Shot At Immunization Success: Winning Over The Community

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Author: Rina Dey, June 10 2016 [cross-posted from the Huffington Post, linked below] - With India having crossed five years of being polio-free this year, looking back at some of the important milestones brings back memories - some very happy and many that helped us learn and move ahead. As soldiers in the war against polio, while in the thick of battle, the focus was to concentrate on pursuing and wiping out the enemy.

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Tikambe: Let's talk about sex

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Author: Sandi Chimpala, June 6 2016 - Standing in a dark TV studio, Sharon Mutale poured out her heart.

"While in school I got pregnant...I was 16 years old. At that point my father stopped supporting me financially at school. He was very upset. When I met with my boyfriend I didn't know that I could get pregnant. I was so young...we were both young."

Now aged 19, Sharon hopes to continue with her education so she can get work to support her relatives and her child.

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Sharing stories from the World Humanitarian Summit

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Author: Caroline Nursey, June 6 2016 - It was quite something to see more than 6,000 humanitarians gathered at this week’s World Humanitarian Summit [WHS] - and not a pair of muddy boots in sight! We were seeking an answer to how the 130 million people currently in need of humanitarian assistance around the world can be better served.

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Community Radio Stations in Coastal Bangladesh in Addressing Cyclone Roanu

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Author: AHM Bazlur Rahman, June 16 2016 - As part of addressing the risk of Cyclone Roanu, eight community radio (CR) stations in the coastal region of Bangladesh broadcasted 348 hours program for 3 days continuously from May 19 to May 21, 2016.

The community radio stations broadcasted and served on 24-hours basis to keep alert the community during and after Cyclone Roanu hit in the coastal belt of the country. These eight community radio stations situated in the coastal region played a big role in saving people’s lives and assets.

Following the cyclone warning signals the stations started broadcasting from 19 May afternoon and continued non-stop till midnight of 21st May. During the time they have broadcasted 348 hours, of those 187 hours are fully around the message and information on Cyclone Roanu, the disaster, it’s after-effects and what should be done for the community.

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Youth Women in Community Media and Journalism: the beginning of a new era in rural broadcasting journalism of Bangladesh

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Author: AHM Bazlur Rahman, June 16 2016 - In spite of the social and religious barriers such scenarios in gender disparity, particularly in media, has been gradually changing. Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) under the banner of ‘voices of the rural people,’ has been in the forefront in breaking the traditional biased focus towards urban areas. The organization, since 2000, played a leading role in bringing media’s focus on rural areas. Community Radio, being the only broadcasting media in rural Bangladesh, not only broke the traditions but also spearheaded creating a platform for women journalists from grassroots to raise their voices to be heard in the community. Because of their empowerment, majority of the programmes of the women friendly community radio stations are designed for the most marginalized people of the society – women.

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Sustainable Development Under Threat from Drug Trafficking in West Africa

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Author: Leandre Banon, June 2 2016 - Drug trafficking is fast becoming the most serious problem in West Africa. The sub- region has seen an increase in drug trafficking, production and consumption which continues to ruin many lives. There has also been an exponential increase in corruption and impunity which mainly favours drug barons in the region. This also has an adverse effect on citizens who possess or consume very little quantities of drugs.

As a whole, the proliferation of the drug trade in West Africa significantly undermines people’s well being and possess a major road block to development efforts.

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June 15, 2016

Author: Mukhtar Yadgar, June 15 2016 - Afghanistan’s Bamyan province is best known for its ancient statues of Buddha, destroyed 15 years ago by...

June 15, 2016

"The Sourcebook documents and analyzes a range of government-led school meals programmes to provide decision-makers and practitioners worldwide...

June 15, 2016

"A key strength of this innovation process is the effort grantees have made to understand and incorporate the varying needs and preferences of...

June 15, 2016

"Standardisation efforts are challenging in the humanitarian sector, as defining a common vocabulary can easily become very political. Issues...

June 14, 2016

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June 14, 2016

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