The Communication Initiative (The CI) Partners are both Strategic and Funding Partners. The Partners work together with The CI team to guide the strategic direction of this process. Below you will find a complete list of current Partners of The CI.
To access work by The CI Partners that is summarised on The CI website, please see the links included below each partner description.
Agencia de Noticias dos Direitos da Infancia (ANDI) [News Agency for Children's Rights] - an organisation in Brazil seeking to improve the quality of public information related to issues that are decisive in promoting the rights of children and adolescents, so that they are included as a priority in the agenda for human and social development. ANDI works to foster and support a systematic and ethically-based dialogue between the media and the social actors engaged in policy-making towards children and adolescents through three core strategies: mobilisation, monitoring, and capacity-building.
Click here for work by ANDI on The CI Global site.
Click here for work by ANDI on The Communication Initiative Latin America (CILA) site.
Click here for work by ANDI on the Soul Beat Africa (SBA) site.
BBC Media Action - provides international news, analysis and information in English and 42 other languages. Includes a global network of correspondents who provide impartial news and reports on location.
Click here for work by BBC Media Action on CI Global.
Click here for work by BBC Media Action on CILA.
Click here for work by BBC Media Action on SBA.
Bernard van Leer Foundation - works to improve the chances of young children living in disadvantaged situations by supporting early childhood development (ECD) projects through close partnerships with local implementing partners and by gathering, analysing, and sharing experiences and information.
Click here for work by Bernard van Leer Foundation on CI Global.
Click here for work by Bernard van Leer Foundation on CILA.
Click here for work by Bernard van Leer Foundation on SBA.
Breakthrough - works through its centres in India and the United States to address critical global issues including violence against women, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, and immigrant rights and social justice.
Click here for work by Breakthrough on CI Global.
Click here for work by Breakthrough on CILA.
Click here for work by Breakthrough on SBA.
Calandria (Asociación de Comunicadores Sociales [Social Communicators Association]) - a civil society institution that uses communication socially, politically, and economically in an effort to impact Peru's development and to promote democracy by strengthening civil society participation.
Click here for work by Calandria on CI Global.
Click here for work by Calandria on CILA.
Click here work by Calandria on SBA.
Citurna TV - a Colombian independent film and video production company rooted in the conviction that high-quality television - when combined with other media and a communication perspective and when embedded in the educational system and allied to the public-private sector and civil society movements - is critical to processes of children's development.
Click here for work by Citurna TV on CI Global.
Click here for work by Citurna TV on CILA.
Click here for work by Citurna TV on SBA.
The Department for International Development (DFID) - the UK Government department responsible for promoting sustainable development and reducing poverty. DFID's assistance is concentrated in the poorest countries of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, but also contributes to poverty reduction and sustainable development in middle-income countries, including those in Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Click here for work by DFID on CI Global.
Click here for work by DFID on CILA.
Click here for work by DFID on SBA.
Eldis - a free online interactive space designed for those who want to meet others involved in international development, discuss issues, and share useful resources.
Click here for work by Eldis on CI Global.
Click here for work by Eldis on SBA.
FAO - The Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations - Sustainable Development Department (SD) - serves as a global reference centre for knowledge and advice on biophysical, biological, socio-economic, and social dimensions of sustainable development.
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Click here for work by FAO on SBA.
Fundación Imaginario - aims to promote and support the development of children's television in Colombia (and the Latin American region, through various partners) with a consistent connection to the education sector and continuous reflection and action on related policies and the legal framework.
Click here for work by Fundación Imaginario on CI Global.
Click here for work by Fundación Imaginario on CILA.
Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI) [The Foundation for a New Latin American Journalism] - created in 1994 by the journalist and Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Márquez, FNPI is an international centre for the professional development of journalists, providing a space for the exchange of experiences and ideas among colleagues in Latin America. FNPI offers an assembly of programmes for learning, debate, and self-criticism on the techniques and the ethics of journalistic reporting, and supports projects to stimulate innovation in the improvement of the mass media, in consideration of the environmental, cultural, political, and social challenges that face the countries of Latin America.
Click here for work by FNPI on GI Global.
Click here for work by FNPI on CILA.
Click here for work by FNPI on SBA.
Heartlines - a South African-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) tackling social issues such as HIV/AIDS and poverty through the participation of faith-based organisations (FBOs) and offering resources to foster communication about values.
IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute - seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty.
Click here for work by IFPRI on CI Global.
Click here for work by Heartlines on SBA.
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - dedicated to the design and to support of loan programmes and technical cooperation for social and economic development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, the IDB is the oldest and largest regional development bank. It is the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social, and institutional development projects as well as trade and regional integration programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Click here for work by IDB on CI Global.
Click here for work by IDB on CILA.
Click here for work by IDB on SBA.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP) - working in the field of strategic, research-based communication for behaviour change and health promotion to help transform the theory and practice of public health worldwide.
Click here for work by CCP on CI Global.
Click here for work by CCP on CILA.
Click here for work by CCP on SBA.
Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) - a non-governmental organisation with members in 11 of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. Officially launched in September 1992, MISA focuses primarily on the need to promote free, independent, and pluralistic media, seeking ways to promote and facilitate the free flow of information and co-operation between media workers, as a principal means of nurturing democracy and human rights in Africa.
Click here for work by MISA on CI Global.
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Click here for work by MISA on SBA.
Open Society Foundations - funding a range of programmes around the world, from public health to education to business development, that work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.
Click here for work by Open Society Foundations on CI Global.
Click here for work by Open Society Foundations on CILA.
Click here for work by Open Society Foundations on SBA.
Oxfam NOVIB - seeks a world in which everybody can build an independent livelihood and supports people in developing countries working on their own future. The CI Partnership is through the Pop Culture with a Purpose initiative.
Click here for work by Oxfam NOVIB on CI Global.
Click here for work by Oxfam NOVIB on CILA.
Click here for work by Oxfam NOVIB on SBA.
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) - an international public health agency with 100 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialised organisation for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.
Click here for work by PAHO on CI Global.
Click here for work by PAHO on CILA.
Click here for work by PAHO on SBA.
The Panos Institute - an international non-profit institute providing information on global issues with a developing country perspective. With Panos the Global AIDS Programme has a specific focus on HIV/AIDS.
Click here for work by The Panos Institute on CI Global.
Click here for work by The Panos Institute on CILA.
Click here for work by The Panos Institute on SBA.
Puntos de Encuentro - is a Nicaraguan feminist organisation that works with young and adult women in developing their capacities to exercise their rights and autonomy in daily life. Puntos de Encuentro uses communication media along with training and alliance processes to promote and defend gender and generational equality, respect for diversity, rejection of discrimination and violence, and relations based on mutual respect.
Click here for work by Puntos de Encuentro on CI Global.
Click here for work by Puntos de Encuentro on CILA.
Click here for work by Puntos de Encuentro on SBA.
The Rockefeller Foundation - a knowledge-based, global foundation with a commitment to enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and excluded people throughout the world.
Click here for work by The Rockefeller Foundation on CI Global.
Click here for work by The Rockefeller Foundation on CILA.
Click here for work by The Rockefeller Foundation on SBA.
SAfAIDS (Southern Africa AIDS Information Dissemination Service) - a regional non-profit organisation, based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Established in 1994 to provide and disseminate HIV/AIDS information, SAfAIDS' mission is to promote ethical and effective developmental responses to the HIV and AIDS epidemic by enhancing knowledge management, communication, capacity building, advocacy, policy analysis, and research.
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Click here for work by SAfAIDS on CILA.
Click here for work by SAfAIDS on SBA.
Sesame Workshop - founded in 1968, Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit educational organisation working to make a meaningful difference in children's lives around the world. Today, the Workshop continues to innovate on behalf of children in over 145 countries, using its proprietary research methodology to ensure that its programmes and products are engaging and enriching.
Click here for work by Sesame Workshop on CI Global.
Click here for work by Sesame Workshop on CILA.
Click here for work by Sesame Workshop on SBA.
Soul City Institute - a multi-media health promotion and social change project. Through drama and entertainment Soul City reaches more than 16 million South Africans and many other people in the Southern African region.
Click here for work by Soul City Institute on CI Global.
Click here for work by Soul City Institute on CILA.
Click here for work by Soul City Institute on SBA.
UNAIDS - the joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS - brings together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organisations to the global AIDS response. Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, UNESCO, WHO, and the World Bank. Based in Geneva, the UNAIDS secretariat works on the ground in more than 75 countries worldwide.
Click here for work by UNAIDS on CI Global.
Click here for work by UNAIDS on CILA.
Click here for work by UNAIDS on SBA.
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - Democracy & Governance - UNDP is the United Nations' global development network, an organisation advocating for change and working to connect countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP's democratic governance work aims to help countries enhance responsiveness, accountability, and integrity of governing institutions, strengthen access to justice and human rights, and support the process of improving the enabling environment for a more open, representative, and participatory society at local and central levels.
Click here for work by UNDP on CI Global.
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Click here for work by UNDP on SBA.
UNFPA - the United Nations Population Fund - works to: achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health (including family planning), promote reproductive rights, reduce maternal mortality, and accelerate progress on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) agenda and the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs).
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Click here for work by UNFPA on SBA.
UNICEF - the United Nations Children's Fund, working in 191 countries through country programmes and National Committees towards children's rights. Their focus areas are: child survival and development; basic education and gender equality; HIV/AIDS and children; child protection; and policy advocacy and partnerships.
Click here for work by UNICEF on CI Global.
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Click here for work by UNICEF on SBA.
USAID - the United States Agency for International Development is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the US Secretary of State. Their work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances US foreign policy objectives by supporting: economic growth, agriculture and trade; global health; and, democracy, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance. USAID provides assistance in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.
Click here for work by USAID on CI Global.
Click here for work by USAID on CILA.
Click here for work by USAID on SBA.
The Wellcome Trust - seeks to achieve extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. In pursuit of this, The Trust supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. It has a focus on supporting outstanding researchers, accelerating the application of research, and exploring medicine in historical and cultural contexts. The CI Partnership is through the Public Engagement Division.
Click here for work by The Wellcome Trust on CI Global.
Click here for work by The Wellcome Trust on CILA.
Click here for work by The Wellcome Trust on SBA.
World Health Organization (WHO) - WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.
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W.K. Kellogg Foundation - a foundation with a focus on building the capacity of individuals, communities, and institutions to solve their own problems. Programming activities centre around a vision of the world in which each person has a sense of worth; accepts responsibility for self, family, community, and societal well-being; and has the capacity to be productive and to help create nurturing families, responsive institutions, and healthy communities.
Click here for work by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on CI Global.
Click here for work by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on CILA.
Click here for work by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on SBA.