Greetings to Soul Beat Africa Network members,

 This is just a quick update on the Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviours, Amplifying Voice, WHAT WORKS? 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit  - hashtag #SBCCSummit.

Abstract deadline extended
The abstract submissions deadline has been extended to Monday, December 4 2017.  If you are working in the field of social and behaviour change communication/media and communication for development and would like to share your experiences, successes, and lessons learned, please consider submitting an abstract. The Summit covers all development issues including health, gender, agriculture, democracy and governance, human rights, and climate change. The presentation options include oral or poster presentations, preformed panel discussions, Comm Talks (similar to TED talks), multimedia video showcases, and skills building workshops.

Abstracts and Scholarships
In order to be a candidate for one of the limited number of scholarships available to attend the Summit, you will need to have an abstract selected. Scholarships will cover round trip airfare, registration, hotel, local transport to and from the airport and a stipend of $350 to cover visa and other incidental costs. Click here for more information.

Abstracts guidance and support
To support your abstract submissions, JHU CCP organised 3 webinars, one in French, Spanish and English. You can access those webinars here.

If you have any questions or comments, please either click the "Please review and comment link" above or just reply to this email and we will share.

Best wishes,
Anja Venth, and on behalf of the Summit Secretariat

Secretariat and Steering Group: The secretariat organisations for this Summit are Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UNICEF, Soul City Institute for Social Justice, BBC Media Action and The Communication Initiative. The Steering Committee includes Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Citurna and Imaginario, Minga Peru, CCP Pakistan, the Wellcome Trust, DASRA, PSI, Los Baños, Feminahip, Oxfam and Breakthrough (India and USA).

Anja Venth
Soul Beat Africa
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