<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 Radio and WhatsApp: shining a light on early marriage in Sierra Leone http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radio-and-whatsapp-shining-light-early-marriage-sierra-leone-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_10.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, July 29 2015 - Skipping home from school one day, a 10 year old girl named Mariama found her dad in an unusually happy mood. Ushering her inside, he ordered her to remove her school uniform and change into plain clothes - he had something to tell her. Despite his smiles, his news was devastating. He’d arranged for Mariama to be married to an older man she didn’t know, and despite pleading with her father about not wanting to get married so early so that she could stay in school, his decision was final.</p> <p><strong><em>An opportunity</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radio-and-whatsapp-shining-light-early-marriage-sierra-leone-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/radio-and-whatsapp-shining-light-early-marriage-sierra-leone-0#comments Sierra Leone Advocacy Blogs: Rights and Development Digital Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Community Participation Adolescent Sexual Health Community Groups Governance and Democracy MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Radio Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Gender News Media Rights Youth Featured BBC Media Action Adolescent Development Global Policy Blogs Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:11:06 +0000 BBC Media Action 9356222 at http://www.comminit.com mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mcenas-sms-client-education-among-youth <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"> Ana Jacinto </div> <div class="field-item even"> Riaz Mobaracaly </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Camille Collins Lovell </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><span><span>"mCenas! engaged young people aged 15-24 with an SMS-based role model story, in which characters were shown overcoming common barriers to contraceptive use faced by youth."</span></span></p> <p><span><span>&nbsp;</span></span></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.thehealthcompass.org/sbcc-spotlights/mcenas-sms-client-education-among-youth" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/photo-4-for-press-kit.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/268590">Kim Martin - Johns Hopkins 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://www.thehealthcompass.org/sbcc-spotlights/mcenas-sms-client-education-among-youth" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Health COMpass website</a>, July 24 2015.</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/mcenas-project">mCenas! Project</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mcenas-sms-client-education-among-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/mcenas-sms-client-education-among-youth#comments Mozambique Project Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Entertainment Adolescent Sexual Health MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile News/Information Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Health NGOs Reproductive Health Youth Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Adolescent Development Global Health ICT for Development Entertainment-Education Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:15:09 +0000 jlevy 9356149 at http://www.comminit.com Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents http://www.comminit.com/global/content/wazazi-nipendeni-love-me-parents <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"> Waziri Nyoni </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jennifer Orkis </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Robert Ainslie </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <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>Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Wazazi Nipendeni (Love me, Parents) is a national safe motherhood social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaign that aims to encourage Tanzanian women and their partners to take steps for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery."</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.thehealthcompass.org/sbcc-spotlights/wazazi-nipendeni-love-me-parents" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/waziri_poster.jpg" alt="" title="" width="78" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/robert-ainslie-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-public-health-center-communication-program">Robert Ainslie - 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://www.thehealthcompass.org/sbcc-spotlights/wazazi-nipendeni-love-me-parents" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Health COMpass website</a>, July 23 2015.</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/wazazi-nipendeni-safe-motherhood-campaign">Wazazi Nipendeni Safe Motherhood Campaign</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/love-me-parents-evaluation-tanzania%E2%80%99s-national-safe-motherhood-campaign">Love Me Parents: An Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Safe Motherhood Campaign</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/wazazi-nipendeni-love-me-parents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/wazazi-nipendeni-love-me-parents#comments Tanzania Project Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Children Community Participation Bilaterals Civil Society MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Marketing Print News/Information Radio Eliminate New HIV Infections Among Children Television Government Departments Research Health News Media HIV AIDS NGOs Malaria and Dengue Reproductive Health Women Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Global Health HIV / AIDS Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:36:07 +0000 jlevy 9356132 at http://www.comminit.com Communication and Social Mobilization in Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaigns http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-and-social-mobilization-yellow-fever-mass-vaccination-campaigns <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"> 10 Points from Field Experience </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, January 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <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>Behaviour Change Communication Consultant,&nbsp;Yellow Fever Initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Effective communication techniques - in the form of advocacy, social mobilization, and social and behavioral change - are key to a successful mass vaccination campaign. At a minimum, the Yellow Fever Initiative recommended that certain specific activities be included and budgeted for so that a good-quality campaign is conducted."</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://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/156055/1/WHO_HSE_PED_CED_2015.1_fre.pdf?ua=1&amp;ua=1" target="_blank">Click here to read this 31-page document in PDF format in French.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/yf_poster.jpg" alt="" title="" width="83" height="100" 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/266450">World Health Organization (WHO) - Press</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://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/156055/1/WHO_HSE_PED_CED_2015.1_fre.pdf?ua=1&amp;ua=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The WHO website</a>, July 23 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-and-social-mobilization-yellow-fever-mass-vaccination-campaigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-and-social-mobilization-yellow-fever-mass-vaccination-campaigns#comments Africa Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital Children Community Participation MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Foundations Television Government Departments Health News Media NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Political Orgs Religious Groups Featured World Health Organization Global Health Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:24:59 +0000 jlevy 9356122 at http://www.comminit.com Getting our mojo back with MOELJO http://www.comminit.com/global/content/getting-our-mojo-back-moeljo-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action1_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Clare Lyons, July 22 2015 - One good thing that came from an unsuccessful grant application last year was the seed of an idea for what became our MOELJO course (mobile phone skills and election reporting for journalists).</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/getting-our-mojo-back-moeljo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/getting-our-mojo-back-moeljo-0#comments Burma / Myanmar Blogs: Shifting Media Landscapes Film and Video Civil Society Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance News/Information News Media NGOs New Technologies Featured BBC Media Action Democracy and Governance Global Policy Blogs ICT for Development Media Development Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:55:57 +0000 BBC Media Action 9356101 at http://www.comminit.com Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their Experience of HIV http://www.comminit.com/global/content/our-time-be-heard-stories-giving-voice-young-people-and-their-experience-hiv <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, June 26, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Don't take the place of adolescents and young people in decision-making, but listen to us and support us, and together we will end AIDS." - Cédric Nininahazwe, executive director of the Burundian National Network of young people living with HIV</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://www.keycorrespondents.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Alliance_KC_time-to-be-heard-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 29-page report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/sarah.png" alt="" title="Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their Experience of HIV" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/sarah-oughton-key-correspondents">Sarah Oughton - Key Correspondents</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 Sarah Oughton to The Communication Initiative on July 7 2015 and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.keycorrespondents.org/2015/06/26/adolescents-on-hiv-our-time-to-be-heard/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Adolescents on HIV: our time to be heard"</a>, by Sarah Oughton, June 26, 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> © Wallace Mawire</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/key-correspondents">Key Correspondents</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/our-time-be-heard-stories-giving-voice-young-people-and-their-experience-hiv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/our-time-be-heard-stories-giving-voice-young-people-and-their-experience-hiv#comments Ethiopia India Kenya Malawi Uganda Zimbabwe Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Mobile Populations Children Community Participation Empower MSM Sex Workers Transgender Young People - Sex Work Child Protection Empower Young People Laws and Policies Adolescent Sexual Health Enhance Social Protection Person-to-Person Young Women and Girls Interpersonal Phone/Mobile HIV/AIDS and Children MDG 6. Combat Diseases News/Information Research Health Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Rights Youth Featured Adolescent Development Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:58:29 +0000 kdevries 9356079 at http://www.comminit.com Polio, Meet Mobile: Targeting the Final 1% of Global Polio Cases with RapidPro http://www.comminit.com/global/content/polio-meet-mobile-targeting-final-1-global-polio-cases-textit <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"> Kellan Alexander </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 24, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>TextIt</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blog.textit.in/polio-meet-mobile-targeting-the-final-1-percent-of-global-polio-cases-with-textit" target="_blank">Click here to read the blog entry online.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/poliopak.width-500.jpg" alt="" title="Polio, Meet Mobile: Targeting the Final 1% of Global Polio Cases with TextIt" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/textit">TextIt</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://rapidpro.io/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">RapidPro website</a>, accessed July 17 2015; email from Kellan Alexander to The Communication Initiative on July 20 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://community.rapidpro.io/stories/mhero-polio/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">mHero Polio description on the RapidPro website</a>, accessed July 23 2015. <em>Image credit: RapidPro © 2015 UNICEF</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/polio-meet-mobile-targeting-final-1-global-polio-cases-textit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/polio-meet-mobile-targeting-final-1-global-polio-cases-textit#comments Afghanistan Nigeria Pakistan Endemic Countries Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Phone/Mobile News/Information New Technology Company Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF Global ICT for Development Polio Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:24:18 +0000 kdevries 9356048 at http://www.comminit.com Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Poliomyelitis Eradication for Afghanistan http://www.comminit.com/global/content/summary-report-technical-advisory-group-meeting-poliomyelitis-eradication-afghanistan <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, June 2, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"While the [polio eradication] programme has gained information as to why these children have remained unvaccinated, it has yet to fully elaborate on how it will address the causes of persistently missed children, and thus reduce their numbers to a minimum."</em></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/afghanpic.png" alt="" title="Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Poliomyelitis Eradication for Afghanistan" width="100" height="70" 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/267278">WHO Regional Office for the Region Mediterranean (EMRO)</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 Chris Morry to The Communication Initiative on July 14 2015. Image credit:© Expanded Program on Immunization, Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/summary-report-technical-advisory-group-meeting-poliomyelitis-eradication-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/summary-report-technical-advisory-group-meeting-poliomyelitis-eradication-afghanistan#comments Afghanistan Endemic Countries Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Digital Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Government Departments Research Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF World Health Organization Global Polio Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:05:23 +0000 kdevries 9356024 at http://www.comminit.com Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond to Change and Cope with Emergencies http://www.comminit.com/global/content/resilience-and-humanitarian-response-helping-people-deal-risk-respond-change-and-cope-em <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>2015</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"At BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, we believe that media and communication can help people become more resilient and recover more swiftly from disaster."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/resilience_and_humanitarian_response_2014.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 9-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_9.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="85" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/266147">BBC Media Action</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/brochures/asia/bangladesh/resilience-and-humanitarian-response-2014" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, June 30 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/resilience-and-humanitarian-response-helping-people-deal-risk-respond-change-and-cope-em" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/resilience-and-humanitarian-response-helping-people-deal-risk-respond-change-and-cope-em#comments Global Strategic Thinking Agriculture Digital Community Participation Film and Video Livelihoods Live Performance Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Print Entertainment Orgs MDG 7. Environment News/Information Radio Foundations Television Environment Government Departments Research News Media NGOs Natural Resources Management Featured BBC Media Action Global Media Development Natural Resource Management Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:01:03 +0000 jlevy 9355870 at http://www.comminit.com 3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design http://www.comminit.com/global/content/3-ways-create-buy-true-customer-centric-design <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ict_works_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Elizabeth Drachman, June 23 2015 - The “Customer Centric Design for Ag Programs” breakout session at this year’s<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://ictforag.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ICTforAg conference</a>&nbsp;sounded like a simple one. We design programs to help farmers – of course they should be “customer-centric.” Right?!</p> <p>Well, apparently, no. All too often the programs we design don’t actually fully take farmers’ needs into consideration. In our rush to design a winning proposal, we use simple ethnographics or read reports and base our tech on that.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/3-ways-create-buy-true-customer-centric-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/3-ways-create-buy-true-customer-centric-design#comments Global Agriculture Digital Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Marketing Research New Technology Company NGOs Natural Resources Management New Technologies Featured USAID Global ICT for Development Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:50:18 +0000 9355800 at http://www.comminit.com