http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=223 en Validity of Behavioral Measures as Proxies for HIV-Related Outcomes http://www.comminit.com/global/content/validity-behavioral-measures-proxies-hiv-related-outcomes <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/5044-lovelife-ambition-poster-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" 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"> Rick S. Zimmerman </div> <div class="field-item even"> Donald E. Morisky </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Lana Harrison </div> <div class="field-item even"> Hayley D. Mark </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 15, 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>College of Nursing, University of Missouri St. Louis (Zimmerman), University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public&nbsp; Health (Morisky), Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Delaware Newark (Harrison), Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Department of Community and Public Health (Mark)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"... although potentially less subject to reporting bias, biomarkers and biologic outcomes have their own flaws."</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://journals.lww.com/jaids/Fulltext/2014/08151/Validity_of_Behavioral_Measures_as_Proxies_for.7.aspx" 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/rick-s-zimmerman-university-missouri-st-louis">Rick S. Zimmerman - University of Missouri St. Louis</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://journals.lww.com/jaids/toc/2014/08151" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes</a>: August 15 2014 - Volume 66 - Issue - p S237-S240, accessed July 22 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: Avert</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/validity-behavioral-measures-proxies-hiv-related-outcomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/validity-behavioral-measures-proxies-hiv-related-outcomes#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Academic Institutions Digital Featured Journal Literature Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Foundations Government Departments Research Health Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Prevent HIV amongst Drug Users Reduce Sexual Transmission Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Global Health HIV / AIDS Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:25:48 +0000 jlevy 9349912 at http://www.comminit.com What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care? A Brief Primer and Case Study from New York City http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-health-communication-and-how-does-it-affect-hivaids-continuum-care-brief-primer-and <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/nyc_poster.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="53" 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"> Douglas Storey </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kim Seifert-Ahanda </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Adriana Andaluz </div> <div class="field-item even"> Benjamin Tsoi </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Jennifer Medina Matsuki </div> <div class="field-item even"> Blayne Cutler </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 15, 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>Center for Communication Programs, Department of Health, Behavior &amp; Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Storey), Office of HIV/AIDS, United States Agency for International Development (Seifert-Ahanda), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (Andaluz, Tsoi, Matsuki, Cutler)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>From the Abstract:&nbsp; "This article responds to key questions related to health communication that are commonly asked in the HIV/AIDS arena: 'What is health communication?'; 'What is its role beyond HIV prevention?'; and 'How can it be used to achieve better HIV/AIDS outcomes?'"</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://journals.lww.com/jaids/Fulltext/2014/08151/What_Is_Health_Communication_and_How_Does_It.2.aspx" 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/node/268166">Douglas Storey - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs</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://journals.lww.com/jaids/Fulltext/2014/08151/What_Is_Health_Communication_and_How_Does_It.2.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes</a>, August 15 2014 - Volume 66 - Issue - p. S237-S240, accessed July 22 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/strategic-roles-health-communication-combination-hiv-prevention-and-care-programs">Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV Prevention and Care Programs</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-health-communication-and-how-does-it-affect-hivaids-continuum-care-brief-primer-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-health-communication-and-how-does-it-affect-hivaids-continuum-care-brief-primer-and#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Digital Featured Film and Video Journal Literature Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Research Health News Media Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Treatment, Care and Support Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:49:51 +0000 jlevy 9349871 at http://www.comminit.com Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV Prevention and Care Programs http://www.comminit.com/global/content/strategic-roles-health-communication-combination-hiv-prevention-and-care-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/hiv-pic-300x132.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="44" 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"> Sten H. Vermund </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lynn M. Van Lith </div> <div class="field-item odd"> David Holtgrave </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 15, 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>Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Vermund), Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Van Lith), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Holtgrave)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.healthcommcapacity.org/jaids-health-communication-plays-hiv-prevention-care/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes</a> supplement addresses clinicians and public health scientists in the field of HIV prevention and treatment who might value information on health communication.</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.healthcommcapacity.org/jaids-health-communication-plays-hiv-prevention-care/" 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/lynn-m-van-lith-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-public-health">Lynn M. Van Lith - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://journals.lww.com/jaids/toc/2014/08151" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes,</a> August 15 2014 - Volume 66 - Issue - p. S237-S240, accessed July 22 2014 and email from <span><span></span>Lynn Van Lith to The Communication Initiative on July 23 2014</span>. <em>Image credit</em>: Johns Hopkins University, United States Agency of International Development</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/what-health-communication-and-how-does-it-affect-hivaids-continuum-care-brief-primer-and">What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care? A Brief Primer and Case Study from New York City</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/strategic-roles-health-communication-combination-hiv-prevention-and-care-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/strategic-roles-health-communication-combination-hiv-prevention-and-care-programs#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Digital Featured Film and Video Journal Literature Person-to-Person Phone/Mobile Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Eliminate New HIV Infections Among Children Television Government Departments Research Health News Media Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Treatment, Care and Support Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:30:46 +0000 jlevy 9349868 at http://www.comminit.com Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connecting-icts-development-idrc-experience <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/senegal_farmers_using_gpscidrc_600.jpg" alt="" title="Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience" width="100" height="58" 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"> Laurent Elder (ed.) </div> <div class="field-item even"> Heloise Emdon (ed.) </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Richard Fuchs (ed.) </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ben Petrazzini (ed.) </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2013 </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>International Development Research Centre (IDRC)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Engaging developing-world universities, NGOs [non-governmental organisations], national policy activists and others in research about ICTs in development was the special IDRC niche."</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/node/268324">International Development Research Centre (IDRC)</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 Kelly Haggart to The Communication Initiative on July 11 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Resources/Publications/Collections/ICT4D/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience website</a>, July 17 2014. <em>Image credit:</em> IDRC/Djibril Sy</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connecting-icts-development-idrc-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connecting-icts-development-idrc-experience#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital Featured Network Voice Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information MDG 8. Global Partnership Research Health NGOs New Technologies Global ICT for Development Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:44:19 +0000 kdevries 9349778 at http://www.comminit.com Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gender-equality-mainstreaming-technology-gem-tech-award <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/27-01-2012-women-computer_0.jpg" alt="" title="Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The initiative comes in the wake of the disclosure of 'diversity' figures by major tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn, which reveal that, across the board, the number of women in tech jobs is well under 20 per cent, with the percentage of women in leadership roles not much better - reflecting a global lack of women coming into the ICT field."</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 5, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.itu.int/en/action/women/gem/Pages/nominee-form.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to propose an organisation or an individual prior to 11:59 p.m. CEST on September 5 2014.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/oisika-chakrabarti-un-women">Oisika Chakrabarti - UN Women</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/323593">Sarah Parkes - ITU</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.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/7/itu-awards-for-gender-equality" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Press release</a> sent from UN Women to The Communication Initiative on July 14 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.itu.int/en/action/women/gem/Pages/award.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GEM-TECH Awards 2014 website</a>, accessed July 17 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: UN</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gender-equality-mainstreaming-technology-gem-tech-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gender-equality-mainstreaming-technology-gem-tech-award#comments Global Awards 2014 Sept Access Digital Featured MDG 3. Gender Equality Voice Phone/Mobile Economic Development News/Information Radio Television Gender New Technology Company New Technologies United Nations Women Global ICT for Development Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:35:15 +0000 kdevries 9349773 at http://www.comminit.com UNESCO's National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports http://www.comminit.com/global/content/unescos-national-media-development-indicators-mdis-assessment-reports <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 series</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/080e29e232.jpg" alt="" title="" width="70" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Begun with the first National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment in 2009, this ongoing series of country reports assesses media development based upon a wider United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) initiative to assess the strengths and weaknesses of national media sectors across the globe using a common analytical framework endorsed by a UNESCO intergovernmental Council - the UNESCO/International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) Media Development Indicators (MDIs).</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/publications-by-series/assessments-based-on-unescos-media-development-indicators/" target="_blank">Click here to access links to these documents 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/node/268774">UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)</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/saorla-mccabe-united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organisation-unesco-com">Saorla McCabe - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Communication and Information Sector</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/assessment-media-development-palestine">Assessment of Media Development in Palestine</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.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/publications-by-series/assessments-based-on-unescos-media-development-indicators/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNESCO website</a>, July 15 2014, and email from Saorla McCabe to The Communication Initiative on July 21 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/unescos-national-media-development-indicators-mdis-assessment-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/unescos-national-media-development-indicators-mdis-assessment-reports#comments Croatia East Timor / Timor-Leste Ecuador Egypt Gabon Mozambique Nepal Palestinian Territory Tunisia Materials Advocacy Digital Featured Community Participation Civil Society Community Groups Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Print Situation Analysis Question News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Research News Media United Nations Global Democracy and Governance Media Development Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:52:20 +0000 jlevy 9349754 at http://www.comminit.com Assessment of Media Development in Palestine http://www.comminit.com/global/content/assessment-media-development-palestine <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/biretz.jpg" alt="© Birzeit University MDC " title="© Birzeit University MDC " width="100" height="67" 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"> Based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators (MDIs) </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"> Mohammed Hussein Abu Arqoub </div> <div class="field-item even"> Donya al Amal Ismail </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Omar Nazzal </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nazer Magally </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Said Abu Moalla </div> <div class="field-item even"> Hedaya Shmun </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, June 18, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This report, available in English and Arabic, aims to inform and support the development of Palestine’s media sector through the conduct of a comprehensive assessment of the media environment, based on international legal standards and good practice.</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://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002277/227784E.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 115-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/saorla-mccabe-united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organisation-unesco-com">Saorla McCabe - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Communication and Information Sector</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.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/assessment-of-media-development-in-palestine/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNESCO website</a>, July 16 2014, and email from Saorla McCabe to The Communication Initiative on July 21 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: <span>© Birzeit University MDC </span></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/unescos-national-media-development-indicators-mdis-assessment-reports">UNESCO&#039;s National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/assessment-media-development-palestine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/assessment-media-development-palestine#comments Palestinian Territory Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Featured Community Participation Civil Society Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Community Media Print Situation Analysis Question News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Research News Media United Nations Global Democracy and Governance Media Development Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:25:11 +0000 jlevy 9349749 at http://www.comminit.com Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology http://www.comminit.com/global/content/information-lives-poor-fighting-poverty-technology <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/poverty.jpg" alt="" title="Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology" width="100" height="82" 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"> Laurent Elder </div> <div class="field-item even"> Rohan Samarajiva </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Alison Gillwald </div> <div class="field-item even"> Hernán Galperín </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2013 </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>International Development Research Centre (IDRC)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Information and communication have always opened opportunities for the poor to earn income, reduce isolation, and respond resiliently to emergencies. With mobile phone use exploding across the developing world, even marginalized communities are now benefiting from modern communication tools."</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/node/268324">International Development Research Centre (IDRC)</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 Kelly Haggart to The Communication Initiative on July 11 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Resources/Publications/Pages/ArticleDetails.aspx?PublicationID=1250" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IDRC website</a>, July 16 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/information-lives-poor-fighting-poverty-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/information-lives-poor-fighting-poverty-technology#comments Africa Latin America South Asia South East and East Asia Strategic Thinking Trends Access Advocacy Country Trends Digital MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Regional Trends Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Economic Development News/Information Research New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Global ICT for Development Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:59:11 +0000 kdevries 9349738 at http://www.comminit.com Giving Youth a Voice: Bangladesh Youth Survey http://www.comminit.com/global/content/giving-youth-voice-bangladesh-youth-survey <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/youth_4.jpg" alt="" title="Giving Youth a Voice: Bangladesh Youth Survey" width="100" height="53" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"From a governance and policy angle, youth is certainly a most crucial and critical phase of life. It implies a new social generation which needs to be integrated into society as citizens, knowing about their rights and duties."</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>Before launching the survey, IGS held a regional planning workshop in Colombo in November 2011 that brought together 40 South Asian participants, the majority of whom were academics. Following the study, IGS organised an international conference in March 2012 that convened international and regional scholars, as well as policymakers and development partners with an interest in learning about youth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The survey methodology is explained in detail within the report that emerged from the survey: <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bdresearch.org/home/attachments/article/nArt/Giving_Youth_A_Voice.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Giving Youth a Voice: Bangladesh Youth Survey [PDF]</a>. In brief, the survey followed a structured questionnaire that contained thematic sections as well as a household roster with demographic and economic information. To explain the process that led up to this, a questionnaire was designed by the IGS research team during autumn 2011, in English. After being discussed with an academic advisor, it was translated and (re-translated) into Bangla, and a pre-testing of the questionnaire was carried out in mid-November. In addition, IGS discussed the draft questionnaire during a regional planning workshop in Colombo and incorporated the discussions and suggestions made by our colleagues from Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal. The survey itself was conducted by Nielsen Bangladesh. As a first step, the company conducted a one-week training course, which consisted of both classroom training and field trials. After this training, the skills of the interviewers were evaluated, and they were allowed to join the field teams, if found satisfactory.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Communicating the findings of this research and engaging policymakers in dialogue about it about issues, such as the following communication-related data, is the second component of the initiative:</p> <ul> <li>"When asked about the major sources of information regarding the state, youth have pointed out the importance of newspaper and TV news."</li> <li>Approximately 85% of youth surveyed have mobile phones, "a substantial increase even when compared to our last year's Governance Barometer Survey (at 70 per cent) or the British Council's 'Next Generation' (73 per cent)....At the same time, computer utilisation and internet utilisation have remained dismally low, and highly socially exclusive as they are mainly used by higher income groups only."</li> <li>"When asked about what the state could do to support young people, a large majority (of more than 5,000 among the 6,575 respondents) opted for 'improve the quality of education' as a first priority. Other aspects were to create more job opportunities for the youth, although this was mainly given as a second priority."</li> </ul> <p>To support a policy dialogue, IGS is including policymakers, development partners, and academics, at both the national and regional level. For the national network, this includes ministries engaged in youth affairs. From the development partners, this network includes United Nations Development Program (UNDP)'s Democratic Governance Cluster and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Dhaka. In addition, other organisations, such as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), such as Action Aid, are participating in discussions not only about the survey findings but also conversations highlighting policy briefs written by IGS that address policy areas that are of particular relevance to youth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The third component of this project was to set up a regional network in South Asia. The rationale for doing so was to tap into the knowledge base of colleagues who have undertaken similar studies in the South Asian region, as well as in the Arab region. After completing the survey, in March 2012, IGS co-organised a joint regional conference with Colombo University's Social Policy Research and Analysis Centre (SPARC). The conference brought together international and regional scholars (from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, and Germany), as well as policymakers and development partners with an interest in analysing youth practices from the vantage point of social and political science. Then, this network conducted a regional conference on youth issues, held in Nepal in March 2013. "As a sign of how this initiative might inspire others, a similar study to Bangladesh's youth survey has also been undertaken in Nepal in order to learn more about the country's youth."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Youth, Governance.</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 IGS, despite the country's young demographic (the median age is 24), "until recently its policymakers have paid little attention to youth. Though a national youth policy was drafted 10 years ago, it has yet to be approved. In addition, the Department of Youth Development, tasked with overseeing services for youth, receives a very small share of the national budget."</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>The survey itself was co-funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and UNDP's Democratic Governance Cluster. Other partners who funded the initiative were the Affiliated Network of Social Accountability, South Asia Region (ANSA) and the Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC) through their Think Tank Initiative (TTI) grant to IGS. In supporting the regional network, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in New Delhi, India, co-funded both the planning workshop in November 2011 and the academic Regional Conference in March 2012, the latter together with SDC Colombo and ANSA South Asia.</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/institute-governance-studies-igs">Institute of Governance Studies (IGS)</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 Kelly Haggart to The Communication Initiative on July 11 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bdresearch.org/home/attachments/article/nArt/Giving_Youth_A_Voice.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Giving Youth a Voice: Bangladesh Youth Survey [PDF]</a>, by Elvira Graner, Fatema Samina Yasmin, and Syeda Salina Aziz, October 2012, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.thinktankinitiative.org/sites/default/files/IGS%20Giving%20a%20voice%20to%20Bangladeshi%20youth.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IGS: Giving a Voice to Bangladeshi Youth [PDF]</a> - both accessed on July 16 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/giving-youth-voice-bangladesh-youth-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/giving-youth-voice-bangladesh-youth-survey#comments Bangladesh Experiences 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Adolescent Civic Engagement Adolescents and Education Adolescents and Livelihoods Advocacy Country Trends Featured Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Situation Analysis Question Economic Development Education Government Departments NGOs Youth UNDP Adolescent Development Global Democracy and Governance Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:44:15 +0000 kdevries 9349736 at http://www.comminit.com Responsive Parenting: A Strategy to Prevent Violence http://www.comminit.com/global/content/responsive-parenting-strategy-prevent-violence <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">Sunday, June 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/bvlf_early_childhood.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="97" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"This edition explores the approaches and evidence for the effectiveness of a range of programmes that have been developed to educate and support parents in becoming more responsive to their children."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bernardvanleer.org/Responsive-parenting-a-strategy-to-prevent-violence?utm_source=Bernard+van+Leer+Foundation&amp;utm_campaign=136cef5b26-Campaign+ECM+122&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_26725bebcf-136cef5b26-333068921&amp;ct=t%28ECM_122_Responsive_parenting6_24_2014%29" target="_blank">Click here to read about this document and access it either in PDF format or online.</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/5105">Bernard van Leer Foundation</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>68</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/265710">Bernard van Leer Foundation Publications</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/mobile-alliance-maternal-action-mama-south-africa">Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) - South Africa</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/mama-global-monitoring-and-evaluation-framework"> MAMA Global Monitoring and Evaluation Framework</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.bernardvanleer.org/Responsive-parenting-a-strategy-to-prevent-violence" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Bernard van Leer Foundation website</a>, July 2 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/responsive-parenting-strategy-prevent-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/responsive-parenting-strategy-prevent-violence#comments Brazil Canada Israel Jamaica Jordan Netherlands Peru Turkey United States Global Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Advocacy/Partnerships for Child Rights Featured Improved Physical Environments MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Basic Education for All Children Community Participation Film and Video MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Quality Early Learning to Scale Child Protection Conflict Reducing Violence Person-to-Person Community Groups Equity Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print Education Foundations Environment Government Departments Research School Curricula Health NGOs Nutrition Bernard van Leer Foundation Global Children, Equity and Development Early Child Development Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:33:44 +0000 jlevy 9349509 at http://www.comminit.com