<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=102 en Are community-based arts approaches really all that different from other participatory community-based projects? http://www.comminit.com/global/content/are-community-based-arts-approaches-really-all-different-other-participatory-community-b <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/asc.jpg" alt="" title="" width="98" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Annalee Yassi, July 3 2015 - Community-based arts have been promoted in many sectors of society to integrate and celebrate imaginative thinking - to help people find new ways to see and be in the world - and to promote social change. But many are asking: how and/or to what extent are such community-based arts initiatives bringing about social benefits? &nbsp;What are these benefits? &nbsp;And how can these be documented?</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/are-community-based-arts-approaches-really-all-different-other-participatory-community-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/are-community-based-arts-approaches-really-all-different-other-participatory-community-b#comments Global Academic Institutions Blogs: Donors and the Development System Community Participation Film and Video Live Performance Civil Society Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Community Groups Research Visual Arts NGOs Featured Global Policy Blogs Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:23:34 +0000 jlevy 9355898 at http://www.comminit.com Vaccination Hesitancy: An Overview http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vaccination-hesitancy-overview <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eve Dubé </div> <div class="field-item even"> Caroline Laberge </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Maryse Guay </div> <div class="field-item even"> Paul Bramadat </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Réal Roy </div> <div class="field-item even"> Julie Bettinger </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, August 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec (<em>Dubé</em>); Institut national de santé publique du Québec - INSPQ (<em>Dubé</em>); Université Laval (<em>Dubé</em>); Université de Sherbrooke (<em>Laberge, Guay</em>); Centre de recherche du CSSS Champlain-Charles-LeMoyne (<em>Guay</em>); Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie (<em>Guay</em>); University of Victoria (<em>Bramadat, Roy</em>); University of British Columbia (<em>Bettinger</em>); Vaccine Evaluation Center, Women's Health Research Institute, and BC Women's and Children's Hospital (<em>Bettinger</em>); Representative for The Canadian Research Group on Religious and Cultural Reasons for Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal (<em>Dubé, Guay, Bramadat Roy, and Bettinger</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23584253" target="_blank">Click here to read the review online or to download it (11 pages) in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/humvacc.png" alt="" title="Vaccination Hesitancy: An Overview" width="100" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/eve-dub%C3%A9-canadian-research-group-religious-and-cultural-reasons-vaccine-hesitancy-and-re">Eve Dubé - Canadian Research Group on Religious and Cultural Reasons for Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Human Vaccines &amp; Immunotherapeutics</em> 9:8, 1763-1773; August 2013; © 2013 Landes Bioscience. Sent from Michael Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vaccination-hesitancy-overview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vaccination-hesitancy-overview#comments Canada Global Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Digital Person-to-Person Interpersonal Situation Analysis Questions Research Immunisation and Vaccines Private Sector Featured Global Polio Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:55:17 +0000 kdevries 9355895 at http://www.comminit.com Lin Lat Kyair Sin (Bright Young Stars) http://www.comminit.com/global/content/lin-lat-kyair-sin-bright-young-stars <p>"The aim... of our media development work is to create platforms that can reach audiences across both rural and urban Burma, providing them with information on governance issues and creating spaces for diverse voices to be heard."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>By building the capacity of the local media organisations in Burma/Myanmar, including the state broadcaster MRTV, to "produce news and current affairs programming which inform citizens about governance issues and create platforms where their voices are heard", BBC Media Action has developed a production team of 18-35 year-olds to better address and engage the programme's youth audience. Skill building with young journalists includes training those with a background in print journalism on reporting for radio and recording and editing a "sound-rich" radio feature. "Through face-to-face training and its online iLearn course, BBC Media Action is training Burma’s next - some say, first - generation of broadcast journalists from the private sector."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The topics covered by the radio show are those of concern to young adults, including issues formerly considered taboo in Burma - for example, in the "Society" series: drinking alcohol, foreign influences, relationships, women’s equality, and role models. They are topics identified by Burmese youth journalists and their peers within the country and the Burmese community on the Thai border.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The radio project also aims to get information to ethnic minorities and hard-to-reach communities in order to "inspire listeners to learn about their rights, their role in their community and their country and encourage them to discuss issues online and in weekly listening groups....Working with local partners, LLKS listening groups take place in some of the most remote areas of the country so young people from all backgrounds can listen and discuss the issues raised by the show."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Youth, Democracy and Governance, Rights</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The video below is an interview with Yan Htaik Seng, an LLKS radio producer.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_burma.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/266147">BBC Media Action</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/Heh1YbVn7ec&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Heh1YbVn7ec&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Heh1YbVn7ec"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/Heh1YbVn7ec/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/where-we-work/asia/burma/informing-citizens" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://bbcarabic.com/blogs/bbcmediaaction/entries/4c9cb02d-c2fd-3817-9cda-bde5088112ee" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action blogsite</a>, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://sw-radio.blogspot.com/2012/07/bbc-burmese-youth-series-explores-taboo.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Radio Watch website</a>, July 2 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/lin-lat-kyair-sin-bright-young-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/lin-lat-kyair-sin-bright-young-stars#comments Burma / Myanmar Experiences Adolescent Civic Engagement Digital Community Participation Entertainment Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Development Assistance Radio Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents News Media NGOs Rights Youth Featured BBC Media Action Adolescent Development Global Democracy and Governance Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:16:05 +0000 jlevy 9355885 at http://www.comminit.com Connections: Lifeline Communication for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connections-lifeline-communication-syrian-refugees-lebanon-and-jordan <p>"Amid growing recognition that information is as crucial a factor in the humanitarian toolkit as food, water, medicine and shelter, Connections gives Syrian refugees practical advice and guidance on issues such as registering with the UN, accessing vital services and tracing missing family members."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In order to focus on refugee needs from the perspective of their experience, film topics for the project, covering health, legal, education and shelter, are chosen in consultation with aid workers and refugees. The content is especially focused on encouraging refugees to find and identify the organisations best placed to help them and to improve refugees’ knowledge of how to help themselves with up-to-date information. For example, films explain that no fees are charged by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and other aid agencies and highlight the dangers of engaging with "brokers", or middle men, who claim to be able to obtain visas or refugees. (View the film below.) "Another series, ‘Assem and Gassem’, produced in 2015 to address tensions between refugee and host communities in Lebanon shows two characters, one Syrian and one Lebanese, working together to overcome everyday problems." As part of the mix of videos, as well as photo-essays, "the programming is based on real testimonies and experiences of refugees, enabling their voices to be heard. It also advises on volunteering and self-help, as well as the importance of education and dealing with stress within the family."&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As well as choosing topics through consultation, films are produced "by a team of Syrian, Lebanese and Jordanian film-makers, researchers, actors and musicians" - some of whom are themselves among the displaced.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Because television sets and the electricity to power them are not something that all refugee households can access, the project has found ways to show them in places where the refugees need to go, for example, on screens visible by people from lines waiting to renew paper work and access aid services at UNHCR and Relief International refugee registration centres, camps, and community centres, and on buses transporting refugees. "...Information centres run by Relief International in Lebanon - providing access to free wifi and phone charging facilities - also allow people to watch, and download the films to their mobile phones....Films are available to download via a dedicated app."&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mobile Populations, Conflict, Rights</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The films are available on <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://vimeo.com/syrialifeline" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Vimeo</a>, on <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/user/bbcmediaaction" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">YouTube</a>, and on <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/PSA.Syrian.refugees" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_jordan.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BBC Media Action, UNHCR, Refugee International, funded by <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://ec.europa.eu/echo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ECHO, the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department of the European Commission</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/266147">BBC Media Action</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/-SxtBA8XKHw&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-SxtBA8XKHw&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SxtBA8XKHw"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/-SxtBA8XKHw/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcmediaaction/entries/96a149f8-0e26-4ba9-be2f-ba2132cbab17" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action Blogs website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://vimeo.com/syrialifeline" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action Vimeo Syria Lifeline website</a>, July 2 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connections-lifeline-communication-syrian-refugees-lebanon-and-jordan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connections-lifeline-communication-syrian-refugees-lebanon-and-jordan#comments Jordan Lebanon Syria Experiences Mobile Populations Community Participation Film and Video Conflict Entertainment Public Expectations Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Entertainment Orgs NGOs United Nations Rights Featured BBC Media Action Global Fragile Contexts Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:30:42 +0000 jlevy 9355884 at http://www.comminit.com Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond to Change and Cope with Emergencies http://www.comminit.com/global/content/resilience-and-humanitarian-response-helping-people-deal-risk-respond-change-and-cope-em <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>2015</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"At BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, we believe that media and communication can help people become more resilient and recover more swiftly from disaster."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/resilience_and_humanitarian_response_2014.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 9-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_9.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="85" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/266147">BBC Media Action</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/brochures/asia/bangladesh/resilience-and-humanitarian-response-2014" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, June 30 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/resilience-and-humanitarian-response-helping-people-deal-risk-respond-change-and-cope-em" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/resilience-and-humanitarian-response-helping-people-deal-risk-respond-change-and-cope-em#comments Global Strategic Thinking Agriculture Digital Community Participation Film and Video Livelihoods Live Performance Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Print Entertainment Orgs MDG 7. Environment News/Information Radio Foundations Television Environment Government Departments Research News Media NGOs Natural Resources Management Featured BBC Media Action Global Media Development Natural Resource Management Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:01:03 +0000 jlevy 9355870 at http://www.comminit.com White supremacy, black liberation, and global development: The conversations we're not having http://www.comminit.com/global/content/white-supremacy-black-liberation-and-global-development-conversations-were-not-having <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/1383830964247457.jpg" alt="" title="" width="68" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author Jennifer Lentfer, June 28 2015 -&nbsp;Below all of the talk of "evidence-based approaches" and "taking it to scale," there is an undercurrent of disquiet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/white-supremacy-black-liberation-and-global-development-conversations-were-not-having" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/white-supremacy-black-liberation-and-global-development-conversations-were-not-having#comments Global Advocacy Blogs: Donors and the Development System Bilaterals Civil Society Person-to-Person Interpersonal Development Assistance Foundations NGOs United Nations Featured Global Policy Blogs Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:44:48 +0000 Jennifer Lentfer 9355844 at http://www.comminit.com Family Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Achievements of 50 Years http://www.comminit.com/global/content/family-planning-latin-america-and-caribbean-achievements-50-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MEASURE Evaluation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jane T. Bertrand </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This report and its accompanying case studies on Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Paraguay examine "the 50-year period starting in the mid-1960s that witnessed a dramatic decline in fertility and steady increase in contraceptive use in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/tr-15-101" target="_blank">Click here to access this 128-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/we-measure-results-1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/272271">MEASURE Evaluation</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/jane-t-bertrand-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-public-health">Jane T. Bertrand - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/tr-15-101" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MEASURE Evaluation website</a>, June 26 2015. Image credit: Pathfinder</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/family-planning-latin-america-and-caribbean-achievements-50-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/family-planning-latin-america-and-caribbean-achievements-50-years#comments Latin America Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Community Participation Bilaterals Entertainment Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Print Entertainment Orgs Radio Foundations Television Government Departments Research Health NGOs Private Sector Religious Groups Population Reproductive Health Rights Women Featured USAID Adolescent Development Global Democracy and Governance Health Entertainment-Education Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:47:12 +0000 jlevy 9355839 at http://www.comminit.com 3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design http://www.comminit.com/global/content/3-ways-create-buy-true-customer-centric-design <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ict_works_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Elizabeth Drachman, June 23 2015 - The “Customer Centric Design for Ag Programs” breakout session at this year’s<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://ictforag.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ICTforAg conference</a>&nbsp;sounded like a simple one. We design programs to help farmers – of course they should be “customer-centric.” Right?!</p> <p>Well, apparently, no. All too often the programs we design don’t actually fully take farmers’ needs into consideration. In our rush to design a winning proposal, we use simple ethnographics or read reports and base our tech on that.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/3-ways-create-buy-true-customer-centric-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/3-ways-create-buy-true-customer-centric-design#comments Global Agriculture Digital Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Marketing Research New Technology Company NGOs Natural Resources Management New Technologies Featured USAID Global ICT for Development Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:50:18 +0000 9355800 at http://www.comminit.com Private-Sector Social Franchising to Accelerate Family Planning Access, Choice, and Quality: Results From Marie Stopes International http://www.comminit.com/global/content/private-sector-social-franchising-accelerate-family-planning-access-choice-and-quality-r <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erik Munroe </div> <div class="field-item even"> Brendan Hayes </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Julia Taft </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Marie Stopes International</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This research provides analysis of Marie Stopes International (MSI)’s social franchising programme against the 4 intended outputs of access, efficiency, quality, and equity. The programme uses a service delivery approach "in which small, independent health care businesses are organised into quality-assured networks" intended to engage the private sector in improving access to family planning (FP) and other health services.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/3/2/195.full" target="_blank">Click here to read this 13-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/champions_4choice.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/erik-munroe-marie-stopes-international">Erik Munroe - Marie Stopes International</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/3/2/195.full" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Global Health Science and Practice Journal website</a>, June 19 2015. Image credit: Champions4Choice</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/private-sector-social-franchising-accelerate-family-planning-access-choice-and-quality-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/private-sector-social-franchising-accelerate-family-planning-access-choice-and-quality-r#comments Ethiopia Ghana India Kenya Madagascar Malawi Mali Nigeria Pakistan Philippines Senegal Sierra Leone Uganda Vietnam Yemen Zimbabwe Project Evaluations Evaluations Journal Literature Person-to-Person MDG 5. Maternal Health Research Health NGOs Private Sector Reproductive Health Women Featured Global Health Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:41:34 +0000 jlevy 9355787 at http://www.comminit.com Establishing and Scaling-Up Clinical Social Franchise Networks: Lessons Learned From Marie Stopes International and Population Services International http://www.comminit.com/global/content/establishing-and-scaling-clinical-social-franchise-networks-lessons-learned-marie-stopes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Thurston </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nirali M Chakraborty </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Brendan Hayes </div> <div class="field-item even"> Anna Mackay </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Pierre Moon </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Independent Consultant, Marie Stopes International (MSI) (Thurston), Population Services International (PSI) (Chakraborty, Moon), Marie Stopes International (Hayes, Mackay)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This article describes social franchising in the health sector. It is a model that organises small, independent health care businesses into quality-assured networks and "has been shown to improve quality, client satisfaction, and access to services, especially preventive services that may be underprovided due to lower profit potential." (Footnotes removed in this summary.)</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/3/2/180.full" target="_blank">Click here to read this 14-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/marie_stopes.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/sarah-thurston-marie-stopes-international">Sarah Thurston - Marie Stopes International</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/3/2/180.full" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Global Health Science and Practice Journal website</a>, June 22 2015, and email from Sarah Thurston to The Communication Initiative on June 29 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/establishing-and-scaling-clinical-social-franchise-networks-lessons-learned-marie-stopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/establishing-and-scaling-clinical-social-franchise-networks-lessons-learned-marie-stopes#comments Latin America East Africa Kenya Nepal Zimbabwe Global Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy Digital Community Participation Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Marketing Government Departments Research Health NGOs Private Sector Reproductive Health Women Youth Featured Adolescent Development Global Health Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:45:52 +0000 jlevy 9355780 at http://www.comminit.com