http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=223 en Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project <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/hwgo.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="51" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The digitally literate women can bring about a lot of change in culture, thinking and social welfare."</p> <p>Through collaboration between Google and the Digital Empowerment Foundation DEF, amongst other partners (see below),&nbsp; with training through Community Information Resource Center (CIRC) of women, adolescent girls, and "dropout" girls across India, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.hwgo.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Helping Women Go Online (HWGO</a>) aims to:</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>The HWGO website is linked to a video channel on YouTube, which also carries instructional content (see Related Summaries below, as well as the video sample). The first step after the development of the website was a mass media campaign focused on women to promote the specially designed website, hosting "content covering the very basics of Internet and special content that is relevant for women in India, available both in Hindi and English." According to Google India, "women can also call a toll free helpline number 1800 41 999 77 to get answers for any queries that they may have about the Internet."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The next step has involved a pilot training programme in the villages of Bhilwara in Rajasthan, which covered girl students in the age group of 13 to 18, housewives, and working women. "Basic Internet training content was created in Hindi to help the women understand how they can use the Internet in their day to day lives... Women were trained on basic Internet applications such as search, videos and email. Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendras which are government run Internet centers across Bhilwara were used for the purpose."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Research is planned to track the impact of the initiative on women in India.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here is an example of an instruction video available on the website and video channel:</p> <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/y8t2XDA4kLA?hl=en_GB&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/y8t2XDA4kLA?hl=en_GB&amp;version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object> </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>Women, Gender, New Technologies</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 initiative aims to help 50 million women get online by the end of 2014. The initiative was piloted in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, with a training of 100,000 women across two and a half months covering over 300 educational institutes, 500 households, 50+ villages, as well as the town of Bhilwara.</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>Google India, DEF, Community Information Resource Center (CIRC), Intel, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Axis Bank, IMRB (formerly "Indian Market Research Bureau"), (for website content: Johnson &amp; Johnson, Indiatimes.com, Healthkart.com, and Babyoye.com)</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/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-0">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO)</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/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) website and Video Channel</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.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-google-looks-to-empower-women-in-india-launches-help-get-women-online-initiative-1922112" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">dna website</a> of Diligent Media Corporation, August 29 2014, and email from DEF to The Communication Initiative on August 29 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project#comments India Experiences Access Digital Film and Video MDG 2. Universal Primary Education MDG 3. Gender Equality Community Groups Phone/Mobile News/Information Education Foundations Gender NGOs Private Sector New Technologies Women Featured Global ICT for Development Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:07:02 +0000 jlevy 9350764 at http://www.comminit.com Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) website and Video Channel http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ongoing since 2014</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <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/steps_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) is a website, YouTube video channel ,and training project (see Related Summaries below) aimed to increase knowledge and access of Indian women to information and communication technology (ICT) usage through the internet and a telephone hotline.</p> <p>The website includes a step-by-step guide, covering, for example: how to use a computer, how to use the internet, how to find useful information online, and how to send an email.</p> <p>The aims are to:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.hwgo.com/" target="_blank">Click here to access this website.</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/helping-women-get-online-hwgo">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO)</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 and three Indian languages including Hindi</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/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-0">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO)</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/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project </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.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-google-looks-to-empower-women-in-india-launches-help-get-women-online-initiative-1922112" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">dna website</a> of Diligent Media Corporation, August 29 2014, and email from the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to The Communication Initiative on August 29 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel#comments India Materials Access Digital Film and Video MDG 2. Universal Primary Education MDG 3. Gender Equality Community Groups Phone/Mobile News/Information Education Foundations Gender New Technology Company NGOs Private Sector New Technologies Women Featured Global ICT for Development Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:55:12 +0000 jlevy 9350763 at http://www.comminit.com The What and Why of Taking an Evidence-based Approach to mHealth http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-and-why-taking-evidence-based-approach-mhealth <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/mhtf.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" 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"> Yogeeta Manglani </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, May 19, 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>Maternal Health Task Force</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Because of the need to scale up mHealth initiatives, especially in maternal health, the Maternal Health Task Force held a technical meeting in April 2014 to gain insight into the idea of adequate evidence, the importance of evidence, and persistent gaps in evidence related to mHealth. This blog reports on some of the presentations, others are linked to <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.mhtf.org/mhealth-for-maternal-health-technical-meeting/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">their website here</a>. </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.mhtf.org/tag/mhealth-for-mh-blog-series/" 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/maternal-health-task-force-mhtf">Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF)</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.mhtf.org/tag/mhealth-for-mh-blog-series/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Maternal Health Task Force blog site</a>, August 28 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-and-why-taking-evidence-based-approach-mhealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-and-why-taking-evidence-based-approach-mhealth#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Academic Institutions Digital Evaluation Methodologies MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Research NGOs Reproductive Health Featured Global Health Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:54:29 +0000 jlevy 9350750 at http://www.comminit.com Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the Potential, Meeting the Challenges http://www.comminit.com/global/content/children-ict-and-development-capturing-potential-meeting-challenges <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/unicef_10.jpg" alt="" title="" width="82" height="100" 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"> Dorothea Kleine </div> <div class="field-item even"> David Hollow </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sammia Poveda </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> <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>IT4D Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London (Kleine, Poveda), Jigsaw Consult (Hollow)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This study on information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as mobile phones, computers, and the internet, examines the ways in which these tools can contribute to child-focused development goals. The <span> United Nations Children's Fund (</span>UNICEF) Office of Research - Innocenti initiated the study in collaboration with the ICT4D [ICT for Development] Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London and Jigsaw Consult. It is a mapping review of recent literature and expert opinion obtained through 35 in-depth interviews.</p> <p>Themes include:</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.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/unicef_royalholloway_ict4dreport_final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 70-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/275851">UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre</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.unicef-irc.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> The UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti website</a>, August 28 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: ©UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0918/Dormino</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/children-ict-and-development-capturing-potential-meeting-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/children-ict-and-development-capturing-potential-meeting-challenges#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Advocacy Digital Basic Education for All Children MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Quality Early Learning to Scale MDG 3. Gender Equality Civil Society Equity Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Economic Development Education MDG 8. Global Partnership Government Departments Research Gender NGOs Private Sector New Technologies United Nations Rights Featured UNICEF Global Children, Equity and Development Early Child Development ICT for Development Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:22:32 +0000 jlevy 9350746 at http://www.comminit.com Using Child Helplines to Protect Children from School Violence http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-child-helplines-protect-children-school-violence <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/chi_call_centre_fin_600pxw.jpg.ashx_.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"> Cesar Bazan </div> <div class="field-item even"> Emily Laurie </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Ammanjah de Vries </div> <div class="field-item even"> Johan Martens </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Catarina Champalimaud </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, March 1, 2011</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>Plan International (Bazan, Laurie), Child Helpline International (de Vries, Martens, Champalimaud)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"All over the world, irrespective of income levels, class or culture, children are faced with violence and abuse in schools.... In fact, child helplines worldwide receive an average of ten contacts per day, every day, about violence and abuse."</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://plan-international.org/files/global/publications/campaigns/using-child-helplines.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 12-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/child-helpline-international-chi">Child Helpline International (CHI)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/283128">Plan International Headquarters</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>Email from Davinder Kumar to The Communication Initiative on August 12 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-child-helplines-protect-children-school-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-child-helplines-protect-children-school-violence#comments Egypt Paraguay Sweden Zimbabwe Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Children Child Protection Reducing Violence Voice Phone/Mobile Research NGOs Rights Featured Global Children, Equity and Development Early Child Development ICT for Development Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:17:48 +0000 jlevy 9350709 at http://www.comminit.com BBC Media Action's Work on Health http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-length"> <div class="field-label">Length:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4:17 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Year of Production:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>This video describes BBC Media Action’s work with media and communication to "provide health information and explore social and cultural norms that affect good health" in economically poor areas and developing countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-languages"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Subtitled in English </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/field/image/bbc_media_action.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/wetin-dey">Wetin Dey</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/condom-condom-campaign">Condom, Condom! Campaign</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/health-move-can-mobile-phones-save-lives">Health on the Move: Can Mobile Phones Save Lives?</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/bbc-media-action-3">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=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWfbQky611Y" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action on the YouTube</a> website, August 21 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health#comments Ethiopia India Nigeria Global Materials Mobile Populations Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television Gender Health News Media Prevention NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Global Health HIV / AIDS Media Development Entertainment-Education Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:04:48 +0000 jlevy 9350699 at http://www.comminit.com Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study http://www.comminit.com/global/content/citizen-participation-and-technology-ndi-study <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/ndipic.jpg" alt="" title="Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study" width="98" 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">Sunday, May 25, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"[W]hile technology has the potential to amplify citizens' voices, it must be accompanied by clear political goals and other factors to increase their clout."</em></p> <p> Drawing upon case studies from 9 programmes around the world and a citizen participation theory of change, this case study from the United States (US)-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) explores this question: Does the use of technology in citizen participation programmes amplify citizen voices and increase government responsiveness and accountability?</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="https://www.ndi.org/files/Citizen-Participation-and-Technology-an-NDI-Study.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 72-page report 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/282221">National Democratic Institute (NDI)</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=https://www.ndi.org/node/21589" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">NDI website</a>, August 25 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/citizen-participation-and-technology-ndi-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/citizen-participation-and-technology-ndi-study#comments Burma / Myanmar Egypt Ghana Mexico Peru Uganda Global Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital Community Participation Voice Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile News/Information Radio NGOs Featured Global Democracy and Governance ICT for Development Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:24:15 +0000 kdevries 9350673 at http://www.comminit.com Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zero-eight-childrens-media-use-america-2013 <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/uskids.jpg" alt="" title="Zero to Eight: Children&#039;s Media Use in America 2013" width="100" height="30" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <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"> A Common Sense Media Research Study </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"> Victoria Rideout </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, October 28, 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>VJR Consulting</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"...[T]he media children use can have a profound impact - both positive and negative - on learning, social development, and behavior. The only way to maximize the positive impact of media on children is to have an accurate understanding of the role it plays in their lives: which platforms they are using, the activities or content they are engaging on those platforms, and how their media use patterns vary by age, gender, or socioeconomic status."</em></p> <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/seeta-pai-common-sense-media">Seeta Pai - Common Sense Media </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/289942">Victoria Rideout - VJR Consulting</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>Emails from Seeta Pai and Victoria Rideout to The Communication Initiative on October 29 2013 and August 24 2014, respectively.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zero-eight-childrens-media-use-america-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zero-eight-childrens-media-use-america-2013#comments United States Trends Access Country Trends Digital Children Entertainment Phone/Mobile Print Education Television NGOs Featured Global Children, Equity and Development Early Child Development ICT for Development Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:06:05 +0000 kdevries 9350637 at http://www.comminit.com Global Conversation on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda - Video http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-conversation-post-2015-sustainable-development-agenda-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-length"> <div class="field-label">Length:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5:03 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Year of Production:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, June 26, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>This video explains the origin of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the year 2000 and the ways in which people are interacting to share opinions on the next set of post-2015 goals as the deadline for the first set, the MDGs, approaches.</p> <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/field/image/post_2015.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="55" 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/283664">United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-conversation-post-2015-sustainable-development-agenda-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-conversation-post-2015-sustainable-development-agenda-video#comments Global Materials Advocacy Digital Community Participation Person-to-Person Voice Phone/Mobile Development Assistance NGOs United Nations Youth Featured Global ICT for Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:08:57 +0000 jlevy 9350627 at http://www.comminit.com Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People http://www.comminit.com/global/content/lifeline-programming-communication-crisis-affected-people <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_42.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="83" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This BBC Media Action programme provides vulnerable communities with information on emergency services and advice on living amidst disaster and working towards recovery. It is a two-way communication programme, also aiming to give affected people "the opportunity to voice their concerns, express their needs, share their stories and hold humanitarian aid providers to account."</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>The BBC Media Action, as the international development charity of the media network the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), has available to it a network of international partners and an international infrastructure that can "reach hundreds of millions of people in countries where mass media can be used to connect and inform". In some cases, BBC Media Action supports local media to produce and broadcast their own Lifeline programming. In other cases, it produces Lifeline programming in-house or in collaboration with one of the BBC’s 27 language services. The aim is to have locally informed, "intimate" relationships with communities and aid responders, including governments, international organisations including the United Nations, bilaterals, and non-governmental organisations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In collaboration with aid responders and local media, Lifeline sends information rapidly and on a mass scale. "Information shared by radio, television, or mobile can empower people to help themselves." To assist relief efforts, the programme can:</p> <ul> <li>"tell people what services are available, how and where to access them and what to do to stay safe and healthy and</li> <li>manage the expectations of the affected population.</li> <li>And by providing a platform for people to voice their concerns, it can help aid agencies to detect gaps in the response that need to be addressed."</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Possible formats include: "public service announcements and short bulletins to magazine programmes and phone-ins for radio or TV. It may include elements of light entertainment as well as factual information. If the crisis is prolonged, a radio or TV drama series may be produced to discuss issues in a fictional setting. Text messages, voice messages, the internet and social media are also useful tools for reaching affected people and giving them a voice." For example, in the Pakistani flooding of 2010, local and national radio aired Lifeline programming in both Pashto and Urdu to between 60 and 80 million people and received over 800 calls in the first 5 hours of broadcasting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Aid providers can help shape the contents of messages by providing "information on challenges affecting the population and expert advice on what people should do to address them." They can spread the word about programme availability and run listening groups, as well as obtain recordings to be played to communities with limited access to broadcast media. Putting the two-way nature of the communication programme into action, Lifeline can provide aid workers with feedback from audiences about their concerns and about gaps in relief efforts - both geographic and material aid gaps - and success stories.</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>Those working on communication and those providing aid can study local social structures in order to involve leaders in decisionmaking on messaging. Because special groups may need a voice, for example, women who do not have recourse in leadership structures, attention to certain groups is also necessary in these consultations.</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>Lifeline can also help media organisations:</p> <ul> <li>train local and national media organisations using expertise and resources;</li> <li>provide their audiences with information in a "clear, interesting, and user-friendly way";</li> <li>facilitate collaboration with aid providers; and</li> <li>help recover capacity to broadcast and reconnect with audiences.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Because a radio broadcasting unit can be flown into a disaster-affected area, even if local media infrastructure has been destroyed, broadcasting can take over the local frequency and reach people. Mobile phones are another available means of communication for text messages and call-in responses. Low literacy is a factor in reaching people, which television and radio combined with call-in capacity can overcome. Call-in responses are reported to "give people a sense of dignity" and investment in decisionmaking based upon their local comment on needs being heard.</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>Risk Management, Conflict, Development Assistance</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>"Lifeline programming has helped communities affected by some of the world's most severe recent natural disasters, from the 2010 Haiti earthquake and floods in Pakistan, to Cyclone Nargis in Bangladesh in 2008."</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/bbc-media-action-3">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://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/mediaaction/pdf/LifelineProgramming.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People</a> [PDF format], <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.fastcompany.com/1686078/bbc-adapts-pakistan-crisis-lifeline-programming-emergency-aid" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Fast Company website</a>, and a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.scidev.net/global/conflict/multimedia/q-a-taking-bbc-lifeline-programming-to-conflict-zones.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Scidev.net interview</a> with Robert Powell, senior advisor on resilience and humanitarian response at BBC Media Action, accessed August 21 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: Miranda Eeles</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/lifeline-programming-communication-crisis-affected-people#comments Global Experiences Community Participation Inclusive Politics Bilaterals Conflict Public Expectations Person-to-Person Community Groups Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance News/Information Radio Television Government Departments News Media NGOs United Nations Risk Management Featured BBC Media Action Global Democracy and Governance Fragile Contexts Media Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:44:38 +0000 jlevy 9350626 at http://www.comminit.com