http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=218 en Creating "AMANDLA!" among the Freewheelers http://www.comminit.com/global/content/creating-amandla-among-freewheelers <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/rachel_m_dances-2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="71" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Chris Haydon, June 12 2014 - It is now some months since we considered whether I might be able to&nbsp; submit a blog to your project about a 'Mandela' production I was to&nbsp; create for a disabled theatre company. This is the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/freewheelerstheatre" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Freewheelers Theatre Company</a>, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://freewheelerstheatre.co.uk/" rel="nofollow">an inclusive company for disabled and able-bodied performers alike</a>. Its work covers dance, drama and film, and it is based at Leatherhead in Surrey, to the south of London.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/creating-amandla-among-freewheelers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/creating-amandla-among-freewheelers#comments United Kingdom (UK) Blogs: Media Development Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Featured Community Participation Live Performance Entertainment Orgs NGOs Rights Global Policy Blogs Media Development Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:57:16 +0000 9315507 at http://www.comminit.com What Was the Role of the Debate Programme Sema Kenya in the 2013 Kenyan Election? http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-was-role-debate-programme-sema-kenya-2013-kenyan-election <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_kenya_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-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Angela Muriithi </div> <div class="field-item even"> Georgina Page </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">Saturday, March 1, 2014</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>BBC Media Action</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Where geography, poverty and lack of infrastructure make face-to-face interaction between disparate communities difficult, media can play a vital role in connecting these groups and in national debates on governance."</p> <p>This research briefing discusses the impact of Sema Kenya, BBC Media Action's national radio and television debate programme in Kenya, and its role in the 2013 elections. It summarises the findings of a BBC Media Action research report by providing both programme context and key results. (See Related Summaries below.)</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.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publicationsandpress/kenya_election_research_briefing.html" target="_blank">Click here to access both the research briefing and the research report online. </a> </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="http://www.comminit.com/clickthru/f93f9b34f1a9179b940cee2d09cfd255?node=9315442" target="_blank">BBC Media Action website</a>, June 11 2014, and email from Anna Godfrey to The Communication Initiative on July 2 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/kenyan-election-2013-role-factual-discussion-programme-sema-kenya-kenya-speaks">The Kenyan Election 2013: The Role of the Factual Discussion Programme Sema Kenya (Kenya Speaks)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-was-role-debate-programme-sema-kenya-2013-kenyan-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-was-role-debate-programme-sema-kenya-2013-kenyan-election#comments Kenya Project Evaluations Evaluations Featured Community Participation Live Performance Governance and Democracy Print Media and D and G News/Information Radio Television Research News Media NGOs Rights BBC Media Action Democracy and Governance - Africa Global Community Radio - Africa Democracy and Governance Media Development Africa Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:16:59 +0000 jlevy 9315472 at http://www.comminit.com How Do Political Debate Programmes Influence Political Participation? A Case Study from Nepal http://www.comminit.com/global/content/how-do-political-debate-programmes-influence-political-participation-case-study-nepal <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_nepal.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-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anna Godfrey </div> <div class="field-item even"> Emily LeRoux-Rutledge </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">Sunday, September 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>BBC Media Action</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"...[T]he study found that listening to Sajha Sawal was significantly associated with an increase in political participation. How much a person was exposed to Sajha Sawal was also a factor: the greater the exposure, the greater the increase in political participation and discussion."</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.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publicationsandpress/research_nepal_debate_political_participation.html" target="_blank">Click here to access this document online and its companion research briefing: Do political debate programmes affect political participation? A case study from Nepal. </a> </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="http://www.comminit.com/clickthru/f93f9b34f1a9179b940cee2d09cfd255?node=9315442" target="_blank">BBC Media Action website,</a> June 10 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/factual-debate-and-discussion-programmes-and-their-influence-political-participation-pol">Factual Debate and Discussion Programmes and their Influence on Political Participation, Political Knowledge and Political Efficacy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/sajha-sawal-common-questions">Sajha Sawal (Common Questions)</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/vote-confidence-0">Vote of confidence</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/narrowing-gap-between-citizens-and-government-nepal">Narrowing the Gap between Citizens and Government in Nepal</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/how-do-political-debate-programmes-influence-political-participation-case-study-nepal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/how-do-political-debate-programmes-influence-political-participation-case-study-nepal#comments Nepal Project Evaluations Evaluations Featured Live Performance Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Radio Television Government Departments Research News Media NGOs BBC Media Action DFID Global Democracy and Governance Media Development Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:03:01 +0000 jlevy 9315454 at http://www.comminit.com Research at BBC Media Action: Putting Our Audience First http://www.comminit.com/global/content/research-bbc-media-action-putting-our-audience-first <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_research.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="77" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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">Tuesday, January 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"Research is embedded across our project life cycle. Findings inform our work, bridging theory and practice to provide an evidence base both for our own programmes and for anyone working in media and development worldwide."</p> <p>This Research and Learning document from BBC Media Action describes their thinking and strategies on their qualitative and quantitative research done in 42 languages across 37 countries (in 24 countries in 2013 - see the map on page 2 of the document).</p> <p>The research is done to:</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//rmhttp/mediaaction/pdf/Research_at_BBC_Media_Action.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 7-page document in PDF format.</a> </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/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, June 10 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/our-tukul-and-life-lulu-radio-programmes">Our Tukul and Life in Lulu Radio Programmes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/climate-asia-0">Climate Asia</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/narrowing-gap-between-citizens-and-government-nepal">Narrowing the Gap between Citizens and Government in Nepal</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/national-conversation-governance-three-african-countries">A National Conversation: Governance in Three African Countries</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/research-bbc-media-action-putting-our-audience-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/research-bbc-media-action-putting-our-audience-first#comments Global Project Evaluations Evaluations Featured Community Participation Live Performance Civil Society Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health News/Information Radio Research Health News Media NGOs Reproductive Health BBC Media Action Global Democracy and Governance Media Development Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:47:28 +0000 jlevy 9315442 at http://www.comminit.com Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/advocacy-strategy-toolkit-young-people-advance-srhr-and-hiv-post-2015 <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/advocacy.jpg" alt="" title="" width="94" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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">Saturday, March 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"A ...toolkit for young people who are passionate about advancing HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights through national advocacy in the post-2015 agenda."</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.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/documents/unaidspublication/2014/advocacy_toolkit_en.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 92-page document in PDF format.</a> </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/act-2015-one-goal-many-voices">ACT 2015: One Goal, Many Voices</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.awid.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">AWID Resource Net Announcements</a>, May 22 2014 and email from Youth ACT! 2015 to The Communication Initiative on May 28 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/crowdoutaids">CrowdOutAIDS</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/advocacy-strategy-toolkit-young-people-advance-srhr-and-hiv-post-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/advocacy-strategy-toolkit-young-people-advance-srhr-and-hiv-post-2015#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Action Digital Featured Community Participation Live Performance Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print Radio Television Visual Arts Health NGOs United Nations Reproductive Health Youth UNAIDS Global Health HIV / AIDS Thu, 22 May 2014 17:36:44 +0000 jlevy 9314824 at http://www.comminit.com Violence Prevention: The Evidence http://www.comminit.com/global/content/violence-prevention-evidence <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/violenceprevention.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="77" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This set of seven briefings from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, aims to cover what works to prevent interpersonal violence (including against women and girls) and self-directed violence.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/4th_milestones_meeting/publications/en/" target="_blank">Click here to access this document in the three languages and by chapter in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/77936/1/9789241500845_eng.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank">Click here to access this document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/world-health-organization-department-violence-and-injury">World Health Organization - Department of Violence and Injury </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English, French, and Spanish</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>134</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/content/world-health-organization-department-violence-and-injury-0">World Health Organization - Department of Violence and Injury</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/mark-bellis-centre-public-health-liverpool-john-moores-university">Mark A. Bellis - Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/prevalence-and-risk-violence-against-children-disabilities-systematic-review-and-meta-an">Prevalence and Risk of Violence against Children with Disabilities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/violence-prevention-website">Violence Prevention Website</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/impact-data-sdsi-somos-diferentes-somos-iguales-were-different-were-equal">Impact Data - SDSI [Somos Diferentes, Somos Iguales (We&#039;re Different, We&#039;re Equal)]</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.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/4th_milestones_meeting/publications/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">World Health Organization website</a>, May 12 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/violence-prevention-evidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/violence-prevention-evidence#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Adolescents and Violence Digital Featured Children Child Protection Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Reducing Violence Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Print Radio Education Television Research Gender United Nations Rights Women Youth World Health Organization Adolescent Development Global Children, Equity and Development Early Child Development Mon, 12 May 2014 20:08:14 +0000 jlevy 9314552 at http://www.comminit.com Sustainable Harvesting Training for Sundarbans Golpata Collectors http://www.comminit.com/global/content/sustainable-harvesting-training-sundarbans-golpata-collectors <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/training_4.jpg" alt="" title="Sustainable Harvesting Training for Sundarbans Golpata Collectors" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>To build capacity, raise awareness, and facilitate dialogue, Bangladesh's grassroots organisation Centre for Coastal Environmental Conservation (CCEC) held a training-based initiative geared to assist those whose livelihoods depend on the Sundarbans Reserved Forest (SRF), situated at the southern extremity of the Padma and Jamuna delta. One key commodity of this area is golpata, a small growing palm species with large leaves that is in high demand as thatching material used for building shades and walls in rural and urban coastal areas.</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>This initiative involved mainly interpersonal communication (IPC) to build the capacity of the bawalis through field trainings and mobilisation through different motivational activities (e.g., a "pot song" (accompanied by the painting of a pot, and a performance based on the pot, which was then documented in DVD form), a rally, group discussions, focus group discussions (FGDs), informal discussions, and publications of different awareness materials.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Trainings consisted of theoretical and practical sessions. Based on recommendations from FD personnel, the theoretical sessions were conducted either in FD premises or schools or open places surrounded by temporary decoration as a field training room. Practical sessions were conducted in the natural golpata groves in the Sundarbans accessible through short travel with country trawlers. The training programmes were designed in an interactive manner in an effort to trigger the exchange process between the trainees and trainers. Training materials were handed over to each trainee during the training. Representatives of the FD and local civil society members were present during the training sessions, which were recorded by video and still camera. The trainees were evaluated twice (pre-training assessment and post-training assessment) with the help of two sets of assessment questionnaires. Opinions of the illiterate bawalis for the correct answer of the questionnaire were recorded with the help of organisers. Training module and/or lecture notes were compiled in cooperation with the FD and Silviculture Division of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>An addditional 150 participants such as money lenders, wholesalers, bawalis from 6 upazilas (subdistricts) adjacent to 4 FD Range Offices gathered for a dialogue on December 27 2012. The aim of this exercise was to generate synergies among stakeholders for ensuring that the golpata business can be sustainable without degrading the Sundarbans golpata ecosystem. Twenty-three recommendations were recorded; a supplement was published on January 10 2013 in the local newspaper.</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>Environment, Natural Resource Management, Economic Development</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>According to CCEC: "SRF comprises about 51% of the total forest area and 4.2% of the total land area of the country. Sundarbans is very important for Bangladesh both ecologically and economically. It provides employment opportunities to a large population. It acts as a shelterbelt and protects the south-west part of the country against cyclonic storms and tidal surges which occur frequently in the Bay of Bengal. The mangrove forest also protects agricultural land in the coast against salt intrusion from the sea. It is a biodiversity-wise rich habitat for a broad variety of fauna and flora."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>CCEC claims that a key output of the project was the communication of sustainable harvesting methods to 3,000 (600 x 5) bawalis via 600 trained bawalis who went on to disseminate their gained knowledge and experiences to other bawali communities. "Moreover, this project has generated the understanding for the necessities of sustainable management of golpata stands and the ecological, economical and social aspects of the Sundarbans and its surroundings. The dialogue has pointed out several recommendations to support the bawalis in conducting their golpata harvesting and biodiversity conservation in the Sundarbans....Publishing the supplementary of the dialogue participated by the different stakeholders will draw the attentions of the concerned people and departments such as the banks, Insurance companies, Directorate of Cooperatives, Bangladesh Climate Resilience Fund to support the vulnerable Sundarbans stakeholders communities."</p> </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>Supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz)</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/content/mowdudr-rahman-centre-coastal-environmental-conservation-ccec">Mowdudr Rahman - Centre for Coastal Environmental Conservation (CCEC)</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>"Final Report: Sustainable Harvesting Training for Sundarbans Golpata Collectors", sent from Mowdudr Rahman to The Communication Initiative on May 8 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/sustainable-harvesting-training-sundarbans-golpata-collectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/sustainable-harvesting-training-sundarbans-golpata-collectors#comments Bangladesh Experiences Livelihoods Live Performance Interpersonal Economic Development MDG 7. Environment News/Information Environment NGOs Natural Resources Management Global Natural Resource Management Fri, 09 May 2014 18:29:09 +0000 kdevries 9314512 at http://www.comminit.com Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania and Zimbabwe http://www.comminit.com/global/content/matching-supply-demand-scaling-voluntary-medical-male-circumcision-tanzania-and-zimbabwe <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/aidstar.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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"> Natasha Kanagat </div> <div class="field-item even"> Amelia Rock </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Karin Hatzold </div> <div class="field-item even"> Hally Mahler </div> <div class="field-item odd"> C. Sophia Magalona </div> <div class="field-item even"> Tigistu Adamu </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">Wednesday, May 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"Radio is not a means in and of itself. It’s the air war that supports the ground troops." MCHIP Chief of Party</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.aidstar-one.com/sites/default/files/AIDSTAR_CS_VMMC_final_web_0.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 28-page document in PDF format. </a> </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/330577">AIDSTAR-One</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.aidstar-one.com/focus_areas/prevention/resources/case_study_series/VMMC-Tanzania-Zimbabwe" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">AIDSTAR-One website</a>, April 29 2014. Image credit: Natasha Kanagat, John Snow International</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/matching-supply-demand-scaling-voluntary-medical-male-circumcision-tanzania-and-zimbabwe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/matching-supply-demand-scaling-voluntary-medical-male-circumcision-tanzania-and-zimbabwe#comments Tanzania Zimbabwe Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Adolescent Sexual Health Community Action Featured Community Participation Services Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance Medical Male Circumcision Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Entertainment Orgs HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research Radio Television Government Departments Research Health Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Political Orgs Reduce Sexual Transmission Religious Groups Sports Orgs Youth USAID Adolescent Development Health Communication - Africa Global HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research HIV/AIDS - Africa Health HIV / AIDS Africa Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:26:57 +0000 jlevy 9314278 at http://www.comminit.com Afghan elections: a battle between fear and hope http://www.comminit.com/global/content/afghan-elections-battle-between-fear-and-hope-0 <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_afghan.jpg" alt="BBC Media Action" title="BBC Media Action" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, crossposted April 22 2014&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong><em>Since the departure of the Taliban regime in late 2001, experts on Afghanistan have been saying every year has been a critical year for the country. Often for very good reasons. But the significance of 2014 can hardly be exaggerated. Partly it’s because this year will see the end of international assistance in key areas. But mainly because it will bear witness to what will hopefully be the first ever peaceful democratic transfer of power in Afghanistan's history.</em> </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/afghan-elections-battle-between-fear-and-hope-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/afghan-elections-battle-between-fear-and-hope-0#comments Afghanistan Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Blogs: Rights and Development Featured Community Participation Inclusive Politics Live Performance Public Expectations Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Community Media Radio Foundations Television Gender News Media Rights Women BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Democracy and Governance Fragile Contexts Media Development Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:59:16 +0000 BBC Media Action 9314090 at http://www.comminit.com Effect of a Behaviour-Change Intervention on Handwashing with Soap in India (SuperAmma): A Cluster-Randomised Trial http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effect-behaviour-change-intervention-handwashing-soap-india-superamma-cluster-randomised <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/piis2214109x13701608.gr1_.lrg_.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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"> Adam Biran </div> <div class="field-item even"> Wolf-Peter Schmidt </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Kiruba Sankar Varadharajan </div> <div class="field-item even"> Divya Rajaraman </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Raja Kumar </div> <div class="field-item even"> Katie Greenland </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Balaji Gopalan </div> <div class="field-item even"> Robert Aunger </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Val Curtis </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">Saturday, March 1, 2014</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>London School of Hygiene &amp; Tropical Medicine (Biran, Schmidt, Greenland, Aunger, Curtis), St John's Research Institute (Varadharajan, Rajaraman, Kumar), Centre of Gravity (Gopalan)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Thus far, efforts to change handwashing behaviour on a large scale have had little success, possibly because they have focused on beliefs about the health benefits of handwashing with soap and given relatively little attention to the effect of emotional drivers."</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.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(13)70160-8/fulltext" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </a> </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/adam-biran-london-school-hygiene-and-tropical-medicine">Adam Biran - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine</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>The Soapbox</em> e-newsletter from Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing to The Communication Initiative on April 9 2014 and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(13)70160-8/fulltext" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> The Lancet Global Health, Volume 2, Issue 3,</a> Pages e145 - e154, March 2014, accessed on April 9 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effect-behaviour-change-intervention-handwashing-soap-india-superamma-cluster-randomised" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effect-behaviour-change-intervention-handwashing-soap-india-superamma-cluster-randomised#comments India Project Evaluations Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Materials Academic Institutions Featured Children Community Participation Film and Video Journal Literature Entertainment Live Performance Process Evaluation Description MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Entertainment Orgs Education Health Private Sector Women Global Health Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:58:14 +0000 jlevy 9313879 at http://www.comminit.com