<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=223 en Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-mapping-communication-development-interventions-peacebuilding-and-conflict-transf <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_c4d.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="70" 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"> Beatrice M. Spadacini </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">Friday, March 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"This mapping examines the use of Communication for Development (C4D) in peacebuilding efforts ....The objectives of this mapping are to identify C4D interventions that might be applicable to peacebuilding and what lessons can be drawn about process and impact." </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.org/cbsc/files/Global_Mapping_C4D_Peacebuilding.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 55-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/rafael-obregon-unicef"> Rafael Obregon - UNICEF </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/patricia-portela-de-souza-unicef">Patricia Portela de Souza - UNICEF</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.org/cbsc/index_66032.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) website</a>, September 29 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-mapping-communication-development-interventions-peacebuilding-and-conflict-transf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-mapping-communication-development-interventions-peacebuilding-and-conflict-transf#comments Colombia Guatemala Liberia Palestinian Territory Rwanda Sierra Leone South Africa Global Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Adolescent Civic Engagement Digital Basic Education for All Children Community Participation Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Entertainment Orgs Radio Education Foundations Government Departments Research News Media NGOs United Nations Youth Featured BBC Media Action Panos Sesame Workshop UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Children, Equity and Development Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:41:03 +0000 jlevy 9351336 at http://www.comminit.com A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs http://www.comminit.com/global/content/theory-based-framework-media-selection-demand-generation-programs <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/mediagen.jpg" alt="" title="A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs " width="100" height="99" 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"> James BonTempo </div> <div class="field-item even"> Joanna Skinner </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, July 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Theories are often used to guide the design of messaging content aimed at increasing demand for health services and commodities. However, it not always the case that theories are used to guide the selection of the media through which those messages are conveyed; especially in modern demand generation initiatives that leverage new technologies and media."</em></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://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Media-Selection-in-Demand-Generation-Programs-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 20-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/content/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3-0">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)</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://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/media-selection/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Demand Generation I-Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities</a>, accessed September 25 2014. <em>Image credit:</em> © 2010 Bonnie Gillespie, Courtesy of Photoshare</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/demand-generation-implementation-kit-underutilized-commodities-reproductive-maternal-new">Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/demand-generation-13-life-saving-commodities-synthesis-evidence">Demand Generation for the 13 Life-saving Commodities: A Synthesis of the Evidence </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/addressing-role-gender-demand-rmnch-commodities-programming-guide">Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A Programming Guide</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/theory-based-framework-media-selection-demand-generation-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/theory-based-framework-media-selection-demand-generation-programs#comments Ethiopia India Global Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Amoxicillin Antenatal Corticosteroids Chlorhexidine Contraceptive Implants Digital Emergency Contraception Female Condom Injectable Antibiotics Magnesium Sulfate Misoprostol Oral Rehydration Salts Oxytocin Resuscitation Zinc Children Bilaterals Child Survival and Growth MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Television Health NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Global Children, Equity and Development Health ICT for Development Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:25:33 +0000 kdevries 9351288 at http://www.comminit.com Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A Programming Guide http://www.comminit.com/global/content/addressing-role-gender-demand-rmnch-commodities-programming-guide <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/genderjhu.jpg" alt="" title="Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A Programming Guide" width="100" height="70" 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"> Afeefa Abdur-Rahman </div> <div class="field-item even"> Joanna Skinner </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, July 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Demand generation increases awareness of and demand for health products or services among a particular intended audience through social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and social marketing techniques."</em></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://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Addressing-the-Role-of-Gender-in-the-Demand-for-RMNCH-Commoditie-A-Programming-Guide.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 29-page resource 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/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3-0">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)</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://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/ikitresources/addressing-the-role-of-gender/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Demand Generation I-Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities</a>, accessed September 25 2014. <em>Image credit:</em> © 2012 FELM/organisation, Courtesy of Photoshare</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/demand-generation-implementation-kit-underutilized-commodities-reproductive-maternal-new">Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/demand-generation-13-life-saving-commodities-synthesis-evidence">Demand Generation for the 13 Life-saving Commodities: A Synthesis of the Evidence </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/addressing-role-gender-demand-rmnch-commodities-programming-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/addressing-role-gender-demand-rmnch-commodities-programming-guide#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Amoxicillin Antenatal Corticosteroids Chlorhexidine Contraceptive Implants Digital Emergency Contraception Female Condom Injectable Antibiotics Magnesium Sulfate Misoprostol Oral Rehydration Salts Oxytocin Resuscitation Zinc Children Community Participation Bilaterals Entertainment MDG 3. Gender Equality Child Survival and Growth Folk Media MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Marketing Situation Analysis Question Radio Television Research Gender Health NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Global Children, Equity and Development Health Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:43:47 +0000 kdevries 9351284 at http://www.comminit.com Could mHealth and behaviour change communication help turn the Ebola tide? http://www.comminit.com/global/content/could-mhealth-and-behaviour-change-communication-help-turn-ebola-tide <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/ebola_outbreak.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="52" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Willie Ngumi, September 15 2014 - It’s not the first time I’ve heard of Ebola.&nbsp; Every time the epidemic has raised its ugly head, it has been a fairly safe distance from me.&nbsp; And like any other human being, I figured it was "their problem".&nbsp; Even on this occasion it didn’t raise any flags for me personally until it touched Nigeria, and when I had to book a flight to Ghana.&nbsp; Faced with the reality of air travel to West Africa, I began to Google everything about Ebola.&nbsp; Suddenly, it was an issue for me.&nbsp; I have a wife and three young children, as do so ma</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/could-mhealth-and-behaviour-change-communication-help-turn-ebola-tide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/could-mhealth-and-behaviour-change-communication-help-turn-ebola-tide#comments West Africa Access Blogs: Global Health Policies Bilaterals Phone/Mobile News/Information Foundations Government Departments Health NGOs Featured Health Communication - Africa Global Policy Blogs Health ICT for Development Africa Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:06:13 +0000 9351021 at http://www.comminit.com Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise") http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radyo-bakdaw-rise <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/phil_novdec2013_13.jpg" alt="" title="Radyo Bakdaw (&quot;Rise&quot;)" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Radyo Bakdaw has helped bring a sense of normality back to the lives of many in the Guiuan area by bringing the community together to take part in events such as the much loved kareoke sessions."</em></p> <p> When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, Internews' Humanitarian Team was deployed to Guiuan, Eastern Samar, to set up Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise"), which provided emergency information to the citizens of Guiuan. The station went live on November 26, providing news and information to people in the aftermath of the typhoon until May 2014.</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>A 4-day assessment of information needs and access to communication channels through direct interviews with survivors, local journalists, and humanitarian aid workers, as well as visits to local media outlets, revealed an acute, urgent need for information and documented the destruction endured by local media outlets. Based on this analysis, Internews built up a team of local journalists and trained them to provide acutely needed humanitarian information via Radyo Bakdaw. The local reporting team was supported and mentored on emergency humanitarian broadcast by two specialists from Internews' humanitarian media roster. (<em><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.internews.eu/News/An-Insight-Glimpse-Into-Radio-Bakdaw-Station-Set-U/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> in order to listen to a podcast by one of the people who contributed to setting up Radyo Bakdaw.</em>) Operating on 92.7 FM, the emergency station was designed to enable public service broadcasting to the most affected, disconnected areas in the Leyte region, reaching 10-20km from its location. Internews initially distributed 200 wind-up radios among community halls and other public places, turning Sundays into "Radio Repair Day", with two local technicians present to help.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Radyo Bakdaw worked as a two-way communication channel, bridging the information gap between affected population, local actors, and aid professionals. Listeners were encouraged to send text messages to the station with requests for information or vital messages they would like to communicate. Even when the emergency situation had abated, this philosophy continued. On the morning of January 29 2014, Radyo Bakdaw had its first broadcast of "Maupay nga Pruy-anan" (A Good House). The show focused on everything to do with the home, from waste disposal to a segment on rebuilding better homes with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Each day, the radio station chose a question of the day to engage with listeners, such as what they use to light up their homes. "One of our texters asked us where they can get a solar lamp and someone else texted in that they are available for 300 pesos in the Guiuan public market....We ask, and people answer, and we have people joining and participating, that makes me feel efficient," said the radio presenter. The station received around 500 text messages a day (with peaks of over 1,200 texts).</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</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>"It is always heartbreaking to see people who may have lost everything feel completely disconnected," said Jacobo Quintanilla, Internews Director of Humanitarian Communication Programmes, who conducted the assessment in Tacloban. "This confusion only serves to further disempower, and further traumatize, already fragile communities. People rely on word of mouth and have no means to find additional, accurate information. Restoring the communication networks, including mobile phone and radio, must be a humanitarian priority as people are literally left in the dark in most areas."</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>Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).</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/329372">Jacobo Quintanilla - Internews</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.internews.eu/Philippine-Humanitarian-Information-Service-HIS/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Internews Europe website</a>, accessed on September 9 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radyo-bakdaw-rise#comments Philippines Experiences Bilaterals Entertainment Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio Risk Management Featured DFID Global Media Development Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:55:13 +0000 kdevries 9350910 at http://www.comminit.com Projecting Health http://www.comminit.com/global/content/projecting-health <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/indiaproj-8-540x364.jpg" alt="" title="Projecting Health" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"When communities drive their own messaging, they magnify the power of persuasion among their peers, accelerating the adoption of healthier behaviors that can save the lives of women and children."</em></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>Projecting Health engages communities in social behaviour change and communication (SBCC) through visual communication. PATH's digital messaging model combines focused health information with visual demonstrations aligned with local customs and dialects. This visual approach is designed to allow for flexibility to focus on barriers and drivers for health practices specific to that community, with familiar and trusted individuals conveying the information to provide the social context and support for practicing health-seeking behaviours. As a result, it is hoped, the videos are relatable and impactful to the viewer (e.g., a mother), as she can recognise and identify with the actors and issues from within her own community.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To outline the process: First, a community advisory board identifies video topics and guides activities. Then, PATH conducts community-level training on basic digital media technology. Community members develop key messages and storyboards and then act in and produce the videos that address issues such as colostrum feeding, immunisations, and family planning methods. Enlisting local women to star in the videos is a key element, organisers say. (<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.path.org/blog/2014/09/projecting-health-video-india/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to view some of them on YouTube</a>.) Many aspects of the videos are meant to be funny and engaging while delivering serious messages. Local health workers share the videos via low-cost, portable projectors and other mobile devices during mothers' group meetings. Seeing the topic played out on the screen (typically a sheet draped on a wall) by people they identify with is intended to lead to a more enriching discussion and sharing of experiences. If the women don’t understand something, they replay the video and discuss it until they do. Facilitator-led dialogue sessions are held before and after these video screenings.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Not only YouTube presence but - as it turns out - mobile phones have allowed the videos to be shared even further with family members and friends. As the project leader says: "We knew we wanted to take this mobile, but unbeknownst to us, the community had already figured out how to download the videos onto their cell phones. Women are showing the videos to their husbands and mothers-in-law and friends. The potential reach is huge."</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>Children, Women, Health, Nutrition, Reproductive Health, Immunisation</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 PATH, "[e]arly findings from a project evaluation make clear that all that viewing is having an impact on maternal and newborn care practices. Women who took part in Projecting Health showed significant improvements in their knowledge and behaviors around such critical activities as preparing for childbirth, breastfeeding, and preventing umbilical cord infections." Based on such results in India, PATH and our partners plan to expand the Projecting Health model to countries in Africa and to other health topics, such as adolescent health for girls. So far, 35 videos have been made on such topics as breastfeeding, immunisation, and preparing for childbirth. They have been screened locally more than 4,200 times and have been played well over 40,000 times on YouTube.</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>This work has been supported through contributions from: Digital Green through an award from the United Kingdom Department for International Development; the National Science Foundation; the University of Washington Department of Computer Science and Engineering; and private foundations and individuals.</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/kiersten-israel-ballard-path">Kiersten Israel-Ballard - PATH</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/JtIx9Y90w5M&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/JtIx9Y90w5M&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=JtIx9Y90w5M"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/JtIx9Y90w5M/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>PATH blog entry <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.path.org/blog/2014/09/projecting-health-video-india/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Projecting health: the power of locally made videos to change behavior"</a>, by Lesley Reed, September 5 2014; <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://sites.path.org/mchn/our-projects/maternal-and-newborn-health/projecting-health/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Projecting Health page on the PATH website</a>, accessed September 9 2014; and email from Kiersten Israel-Ballard to The Communication Initiative on September 18 2014. <em>Image credit:</em> PATH/Branded Filmz</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/projecting-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/projecting-health#comments India Experiences Children Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Child Survival and Growth MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Nutrition Reproductive Health Women Featured DFID Global Children, Equity and Development Health Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:29:36 +0000 kdevries 9350908 at http://www.comminit.com Selfies 4 School http://www.comminit.com/global/content/selfies-4-school <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/10614221_917593308269493_8140015845024498181_n.png" alt="" title="Selfies 4 School" width="100" height="87" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>From the global human rights organisation Breakthrough, this information and communication technology (ICT) campaign asks people around the world to share their selfie (a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone often shared on social networking services) as part of this effort to bring home to urban, educated professionals in cities the issue of educating girls in India and how it connects with preventing early marriage.</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>Selfies 4 School is a participatory ICT project capitalising on the popularity of the selfie in order to raise awareness of a human rights issue and also spark concrete action. Visitors to the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.breakthrough.tv/selfies4school/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Selfies 4 School website</a> can continually refresh the page to see the gallery of selfies being taken and, consequently, the number of girls who will be sent to school to approach the goal. At the centre of the images is Uma, a super-school-going-poster-girl based on an animated character by Priya Kuriyan in a film by Vaani Arora.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There is also a #Selfies4School blogathon with the theme "How has education set you free?", with the 10 best bloggers (submitting their work on September 30 2014) winning Breakthrough merchandise and the opportunity to participate in Breakthrough's future campaigns. Details are available on the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/selfies4school" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Selfies 4 School Facebook page</a> or by contacting <a href="mailto:selfies4school@breakthrough.tv" rel="nofollow">selfies4school@breakthrough.tv</a></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>Girls, Education</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 Breakthrough, research shows that every second girl in India is at a risk of being married off before attaining the legal age of 18. "If they were to receive education for longer, the chances of their being married off early is significantly lower. We tend to dismiss this as largely a rural problem however, the truth being that early marriage cuts across urban-rural and the rich-poor divides. Early marriage not only deprives a girl child of her rights to education and a better life, but also exposes her to risks such as early pregnancy, death during childbirth and domestic violence to name a few."</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>Breakthrough and the Vodafone Foundation</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/265414">Sonali Khan - Breakthrough India</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 Sonali Khan to The Communication Initiative on September 5 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.breakthrough.tv/selfies4school/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Selfies 4 School website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/selfies4school" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Selfies 4 School Facebook page</a>, both accessed on September 8 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/selfies-4-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/selfies-4-school#comments India Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy Digital Basic Education for All Children MDG 3. Gender Equality Adolescents and Education Phone/Mobile Education Recognition/Awards Gender Gender and Adolescence New Technology Company NGOs Youth Featured Breakthrough Adolescent Development Global Children, Equity and Development ICT for Development Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:41:04 +0000 kdevries 9350898 at http://www.comminit.com Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources http://www.comminit.com/global/content/youth-cambodia-media-habits-and-information-sources <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_loy_9.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"> Tori Harris </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sally Gowland </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">Friday, August 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>"This report focuses on the ways in which youth in Cambodia access and use different types of media and explores media as a source of information for young people. It also looks at how media can have an impact on their levels of civic participation as well as their attitudes."</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/cambodia_media_habits_research_report.html" target="_blank">Click here to access this 42-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=ttp://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, September 9 2014. Image credit and caption: BBC Media Action - "Loy9 radio presenter. In Cambodia 92% of young people in have access to TV or radio"</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/m-loy9-mobile-phones-increase-youth-participation-cambodia">M-Loy9: Mobile Phones to Increase Youth Participation in Cambodia </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/cambodia-loy9">Cambodia Loy9</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/youth-cambodia-media-habits-and-information-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/youth-cambodia-media-habits-and-information-sources#comments Cambodia Strategic Thinking 15 to 19 years Adolescent Civic Engagement Digital Community Participation Civil Society Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio Television Research News Media NGOs Youth Featured BBC Media Action Adolescent Development Global Democracy and Governance ICT for Development Media Development Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:34:59 +0000 jlevy 9350897 at http://www.comminit.com Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mobile-phones-tool-social-behavioural-change <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/mobile_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="64" 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, June 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This group of papers on the use of mobile phones in India for social and behaviour change is the product of research and a two-day multi-stakeholder consultation in May 2013 sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), leading to the formation of the organisation Mobile Social &amp; Behavioural Change (MSBC). The white paper and the working paper present key areas where mobiles are contributing to social and behavioural changes and the limitations, as well as the scope, for expanding the social space for mobiles. </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/chitra-chauhan-digital-empowerment-foundation">Chitra Chauhan - Digital Empowerment Foundation</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/308324">UNICEF India - New Delhi Office</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://msbcindia.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MSBC India website</a>, September 4 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mobile-phones-tool-social-behavioural-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mobile-phones-tool-social-behavioural-change#comments India Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Advocacy MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Children Community Participation MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Bilaterals Network Civil Society MDG 4. Child Mortality Community Groups Governance and Democracy Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Marketing Economic Development Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Education Foundations MDG 8. Global Partnership Environment Government Departments Health NGOs Private Sector Natural Resources Management New Technologies United Nations Reproductive Health Women Featured UNICEF Global ICT for Development Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:08:17 +0000 jlevy 9350867 at http://www.comminit.com Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects http://www.comminit.com/global/content/integrating-mobiles-development-projects <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"> Josh Woodard </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jordan Weinstock </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicholas Lesher </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 1, 2014</span> </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/mobiles2.jpg" alt="" title="Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects" width="79" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Since the mobiles for development space is evolving rapidly, the handbook is intended to equip readers with a set of questions to ask when using or considering mobiles, rather than providing a prescription for how to use mobiles in a given country or sector."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HqCZAOnVrBgsfLHUGEcey-efkyI2kj0tD-T1Cf_dxew/viewform" target="_blank">Click here to access a form in order to download the handbook, free of charge.</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/node/4871">FHI 360 - Family Health International (FHI)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/openrevolution">OpenRevolution</a> </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>149</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/josh-woodard-fhi360">Josh Woodard - FHI360</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 Josh Woodard to Soul Beat Africa on August 26 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/integrating-mobiles-development-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/integrating-mobiles-development-projects#comments South East and East Asia Global Materials Access Children - Communicating with, for and about Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Network Voice Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Development Assistance News/Information MDG 8. Global Partnership NGOs United Nations Featured USAID Communicating with, for and about children Global ICT for Development Africa Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:14:52 +0000 kdevries 9350834 at http://www.comminit.com