<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=61 en Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Defense of the Rights of Children and Adolescents (REDLAMYC) http://www.comminit.com/global/content/latin-american-and-caribbean-network-defense-rights-children-and-adolescents-redlamyc <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/4197b09f87d977ab930818e8f353a314.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="33" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The REDLAMYC is a network of networks that are national non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on childhood and adolescence active in defending the rights of children and adolescents according to the framework of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).&nbsp;It was organised during the "First Substantive Session of the Preparatory Committee" of the United Nations General Assembly in June 2000 in the city of New York, NY, United States (US).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The network consists of three subregions: Andean, Caribbean, and Mesoamerica and South Subregion. Among its activities, the organisation prioritises participation in spaces of decision-making related to children under the CRC on issues that are viewed as priority for countries, either by their magnitude or the urgency of response. For these issues that are viewed as priorities,&nbsp;REDLAMYC&nbsp;works to place in national and regional agendas, and it facilitates&nbsp;dissemination of information on them and contact between different actors.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Through REDLAMYC, national coalitions and their member organisations can exchange information, strengthen their activities, and develop new mechanisms and advocacy strategies for national, regional, continental, and global realities and contexts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition, the network, via its <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.redlamyc.info/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">website</a>, has become a space for learning, communication, and mobilisation. It develops spaces for those situations of interest to its member networks and allows space for participation in making complaints on rights violations. It has a library of publications and bulletins and a list of links for the support of its members' advocacy initiatives: Child Right International Network (CRIN); Childs Right Connect; Comité de los derechos del niño de NNUU; ECPAT; Instituto Interamericano del niño, la niña y adolescentes IIN; Movimiento Mundial por la Infancia de Latinoamérica y el Caribe (MMI-LAC); Oficina del Alto Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos de NNUU; Street World Football; and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe.</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, Rights</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>REDLAMYC's 2013-2017 Strategic Plan builds on network programming focused on rights and plans to develop mechanisms for influencing public policy and legislation, as well as mechanisms for influencing investment and practices of state agents linked to the rights of children and adolescents. It includes the creation of mechanisms to promote participation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Among other objectives, the network aims to track and monitor progress on the recommendations of the UN Study on Violence Against Children and adolescents (UNVAC), including public policies for childhood and adolescence in systems of Juvenile Justice corresponding to the formation and implementation of the National Protection Systems.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The networks represented in this "meta" network are:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Argentina Colectivo de Derechos de Infancia y Adolescencia</p> <p>Argentina Comité Argentino de Seguimiento y Aplicación de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño (CASACIDN)</p> <p>Bolivia Coalición Boliviana para la Defensa de los Derechos de niños, niñas y adolescentes</p> <p>Brasil Associacao Nacional dos Centros de Defesa da Crianca e do Adolescente (ANCED)</p> <p>Brasil Forum DCA - Forum Nacional Permanente de Entidades no Governamentais de Defensa dos Dereitos da Crianza e do Adolescente</p> <p>Brasil Movimiento Nacional de Derechos Humanos (MNDH)</p> <p>Chile Red de ONGs Infancia y Juventud</p> <p>Chile Foro Chileno por los Derechos de la Niñez</p> <p>Colombia Alianza por la Niñez Colombiana</p> <p>Costa Rica Coalición de ONGs para el Seguimiento de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño (COSECODENI)</p> <p>Costa Rica Unión de Instituciones Privadas de Atención a la Niñez (UNIPRIN)</p> <p>Cuba Consejo de Iglesias de Cuba</p> <p>Ecuador Movimiento por la Niñez y Adolescencia de Ecuador</p> <p>El Salvador Red para la Infancia y la Adolescencia (RIA)</p> <p>Guatemala Coordinadora Institucional de Promoción por los Derechos de la Niñez (CIPRODENI)</p> <p>Honduras Coordinadora de instituciones privadas pro las niñas, niños, adolescentes, jóvenes y sus derechos (COIPRODEN)</p> <p>México Red por los Derechos de la Infancia en México</p> <p>México Alianza por los derechos de niñas, niños y adolescentes en México</p> <p>Nicaragua Federación Coordinadora Nicaraguense de ONGs que Trabajan con la Niñez y la Adolescencia (CODENI)</p> <p>Panamá Red Nacional de protección a la Niñez y Adolescencia en Panamá (REDNANIAP)</p> <p>Paraguay Coordinadora por los Derechos de la Infancia y Adolescencia (CDIA)</p> <p>Perú Grupo de Iniciativa Nacional por los Derechos del Niño (GIN)</p> <p>República Dominicana Coalición de ONGs por la Infancia de la República Dominicana</p> <p>Uruguay Comité de los derechos del Niño</p> <p>Uruguay Asociación Nacional de Organizaciones No Gubernamentales Orientadas al Desarrollo (ANONG)</p> <p>Venezuela Red por los Derechos Humanos de Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes</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/dr-jorge-freyre-redlamyc">Dr. Jorge Freyre - REDLAMYC</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/red-latinoamericana-y-caribe%C3%B1a-por-la-defensa-de-los-derechos-de-los-ni%C3%B1os-ni%C3%B1as-y-adole"> Red Latinoamericana y caribeña por la defensa de los derechos de los niños, niñas y adolescentes, REDLAMYC</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.redlamyc.info/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The REDLAMYC network website</a>, March 26 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/latin-american-and-caribbean-network-defense-rights-children-and-adolescents-redlamyc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/latin-american-and-caribbean-network-defense-rights-children-and-adolescents-redlamyc#comments Caribbean Latin America Experiences Advocacy Digital Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Civil Society Person-to-Person Government Departments NGOs Rights Youth Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:42:46 +0000 jlevy 9354300 at http://www.comminit.com Communicators Network for Children and Youth http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicators-network-children-and-youth <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/red_de_comunicadores_hn_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This network was created with the aim of giving voice to Honduran children and adolescents. It seeks to promote their role and participation through organising, leadership, and social mobilisation.</p> <p>Using written media, radio and television, and popular theatre, children and youth report on issues that affect them and promote their rights. This participation is aimed to convert them from being passive subjects of policies designed and implemented by adults to being agents of change.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Red de Comunicadores Infantiles y Juvenilesis, now developed in every department of the country with more than 70 networks of communicators, is formed of groups of 10-40 children or teenagers ranging in age from 6 to 18 years. Periodically, they receive training in child rights and community organisation as well as radio and television production, among other benefits.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>One result of these collaborations is TVC Children, a programme made by children for children. This initiative has been supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) since 2003 and is a new model for citizen participation and dissemination of child rights information on its space for communication, education, and participation at local and regional levels.</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>Rights, Children, Youth.</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>As part of the promotion of public policies focused on children, the Network created a presentation for the Association of Municipalities of Honduras (AMHON), a proposal to the mayors, to allocate an annual budget focused to childhood, adolescence, and youth by creating the "Municipal Programs for Children, Adolescents and Youth." These programmes would allow child, adolescence, and youth participation in making important decisions in their municipalities, and they would that seek resources of corporations for programmes, not only by investment in infrastructure. The Network has also driven implementation of the Code of Childhood and Adolescence governing Honduras since 1996 and the creation of the National Institute of Youth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nm3ljahmsrs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></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 United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)</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/cesar-armando-ayestas-red-de-comunicadores-infantiles-y-juveniles">Cesar Armando Ayestas - Red de Comunicadores Infantiles y Juveniles</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/red-de-comunicadores-infantiles-y-juveniles">Red de Comunicadores Infantiles y Juveniles</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>Challenges Bulletin, No. 16 and the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://redcomunicadoresdanli.jimdo.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Red de Comunicadores Infantiles y Juveniles website</a>, March 26 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicators-network-children-and-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicators-network-children-and-youth#comments Honduras Experiences Adolescent Civic Engagement Advocacy Digital Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Person-to-Person Community Groups Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Community Media Entertainment Orgs Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments NGOs United Nations Rights Youth UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:15:44 +0000 jlevy 9354288 at http://www.comminit.com Project Manager (Asia) - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom http://www.comminit.com/global/content/project-manager-asia-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Media Action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>London, United Kingdom</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-proposal-deadline-date"> <div class="field-label">Application Deadline (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 8, 2015</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/media_action_logo_1.jpg" alt="Project Manager (Asia) - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom " title="Project Manager (Asia) - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom " width="100" height="34" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Job Introduction</strong></p> <p>BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places.&nbsp;&nbsp; We do this through implementing governance, health and resilience projects in partnership with civil society, local media and governments.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For more information and to apply click here:</p> <p><a href="http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Project-Manager-Asia/11551" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Project-Manager-Asia/11551</a></p> <p><br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/project-manager-asia-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/project-manager-asia-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom#comments Eastern Europe/Central Asia South Asia United Kingdom (UK) South East and East Asia Western Europe Jobs and Training Vacancies Digital MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Print News/Information Radio News Media by Media Environment by Communication Strategy by Type of Organisation BBC Media Action Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:27:34 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9354282 at http://www.comminit.com Voces Moviles (VozMob) - Mobile Voices http://www.comminit.com/global/content/voces-moviles-vozmob-mobile-voices <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/vozmob_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="77" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>On this digital/mobile platform, young and adult Latino immigrant workers in Los Angeles, California, United States (US), can create stories about their lives and communities directly from a cell phone. Vozmob appropriates technology to promote popular communication.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The platform is based on the Drupal content management system using a free software that can display video, audio, and text, designed with the idea that those with limited or no access to computers can tell their own stories and gain more participation in the public digital sphere.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Through various digital tools, VozMob provides an <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.vozmob.net" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">online publishing location</a> to capture stories directly from mobile phones. It includes a system of multimedia messages (MMS). It includes audio, photo, video, blogs, a news feed and a day labourers newsfeed, and an urgent action posting page.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Periodically, a team analyses the multimedia stories, develops and shares knowledge, works on the system design, and creates training tools to promote the content management system.</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, Rights, Mobile Populations.</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>From the idea of making digital media accessible for low wage and migrant workers, organisers have incorporated volunteers and staff from IDEPSCA, students and professors from ASC &amp; J, and programmers and media activists to give voice to those who have traditionally been "estadosilenciadas/os" - in a state of silence or silenced by the state. Organisations that joined with support for assessment, development of teaching tools, or technical support include: Macarthur/HASTAC (alliance of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists) Digital Media and Learning Competition, Nokia, Social Science Research Council, Annenberg Innovation Lab, Annenberg Program on Online Communities, and Netsquared Mobile Challenge.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vL5utjMK8Us" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></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>Annenberg School for Communication &amp; Journalism at the University of Southern California (ASC&amp;J), the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA), the Popular Communication team of Day Laborers and Household Workers, Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN)</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/maegan-ortiz-instituto-de-educaci%C3%B3n-popular-del-sur-de-california-idepsca">Maegan Ortiz - Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA)</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/voces-moviles-vozmob">Voces Moviles (VozMob)</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://vozmob.net/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">VozMob website</a>, March 26 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/voces-moviles-vozmob-mobile-voices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/voces-moviles-vozmob-mobile-voices#comments United States Experiences 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Access Adolescent Civic Engagement Digital Mobile Populations Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Community Participation Voice Community Groups Phone/Mobile Foundations NGOs Rights Youth Featured Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global ICT for Development Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:13:57 +0000 jlevy 9354280 at http://www.comminit.com Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vaccine-safety-events-managing-communications-response <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Guide for Ministry of Health EPI Managers and Health Promotion Units </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2013 </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/safety.png" alt="" title="Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response" width="100" height="85" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/187171/Vaccine-Safety-Events-managing-the-communications-response-final.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank">Click here for the 67-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/who-regional-office-europe">WHO Regional Office for Europe</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>67</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/vaccine-preventable-diseases-and-immunization-programme-vpi-who-regional-office-europe">Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Immunization Programme (VPI) of the WHO Regional Office for Europe</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 Mike Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vaccine-safety-events-managing-communications-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vaccine-safety-events-managing-communications-response#comments Global Guides and Manuals Materials Digital Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Television Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured World Health Organization Global Polio Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:47:51 +0000 kdevries 9354273 at http://www.comminit.com A Vision for the Humanitarian Use of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vision-humanitarian-use-emerging-technology-emerging-needs <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/rc.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" 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">Monday, March 23, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <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="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1vf6TLGIC0yZk9UU2t2UGFmNlE/view" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online.</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 Wayan Vota through ICTworks to The Communication Initiative on March 25 and 27 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vision-humanitarian-use-emerging-technology-emerging-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vision-humanitarian-use-emerging-technology-emerging-needs#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Digital Community Participation Community Groups Phone/Mobile Print Foundations Government Departments Research New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Risk Management Featured Global ICT for Development Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:29:03 +0000 jlevy 9354262 at http://www.comminit.com Senior Media Development Advisor - Internews - Monrovia, Liberia http://www.comminit.com/global/content/senior-media-development-advisor-internews-monrovia-liberia <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Internews </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Monrovia, Liberia</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/internews_21.png" alt="Senior Media Development Advisor - Internews - Monrovia, Liberia" title="Senior Media Development Advisor - Internews - Monrovia, Liberia" width="100" height="22" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>GENERAL DESCRIPTION:</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href='http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH17/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=INTERNEWS&amp;cws=1&amp;rid=403' target='_blank'>Please visit Internews' website to apply</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/senior-media-development-advisor-internews-monrovia-liberia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/senior-media-development-advisor-internews-monrovia-liberia#comments Africa Liberia West Africa Jobs and Training Vacancies Digital Development Assistance Print Media and D and G News/Information by Media Environment Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:48:40 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9354217 at http://www.comminit.com Voices of Indigenous Youth: Teens, Ethnicities and Citizenship in Mexico http://www.comminit.com/global/content/voices-indigenous-youth-teens-ethnicities-and-citizenship-mexico <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/voces_indigeneas_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="63" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This initiative, from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), aimed to amplify the voices of Mexican indigenous adolescents. It explores the relationship between adolescence, indigenous identity, and rights, as expressed in their experiences and perceptions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The process occurred through a participatory exercise in which 13 groups of young people expressed and reflected freely about their rights, their identity, their experiences and their main concerns, in order that their voices be heard and known beyond their communities. Teens were not only those of different ethnicities but also those living in various contexts (urban and rural) and under different conditions, such as young migrants, students, and/or employees.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span>"Link" makers created profiles of each group of adolescents, which provide</span>&nbsp;of each group of adolescents which provide access to the expertise, previous contacts, and the wisdom and confidence that inspired them through their indigenous communities. Work also relied on "facilitators", who worked directly with each team, and "creative collaborators", who advised indigenous adolescents in developing their projects.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Before starting to work together, they participated in training sessions with link makers, trainers, and creative collaborators on the theoretical and methodological approach of the project. A set of guides was also designed that would allow for:</p> <ul> <li>Conducting meetings and workshops for reflection and dialogue on issues of interest: adolescence, ethnicity, and citizenship.</li> <li>Registration of experience.</li> <li>Development and implementation of "Projects Authored by Indian Teens (PAAI)".</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With all these inputs, the project was initiated through work by accompaniers for the first two months. Throughout this period, each group had two meetings a week. The meetings consisted of community assemblies &nbsp;where teens unveiled the goals of the initiative to families, community members, and community and school authoritie. In addition, various workshops of activity and reflection were held with the adolescents.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>One of the results of this experiment was to develop "PAAI" stories, which were collected through a multimedia product called "Voices of indigenous youth: Teens, ethnicities and citizenship in Mexico", using multiple expressive and creative skills including texts, plays, short films, documentaries, photoclips, and recorded music, among other artistic expressions. Through these media, teens say they want to be heard and taken into account, and they demand opportunities for participation to help improve their lives and their communities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The materials are grouped around 4 axes: autonomy, ethnic conflict, and claims; peasant indigenous language and identity; migration experiences; and indigenous people in the city. The stories are intended as a means of encounter and intercultural knowledge, which, at the same time, break and challenge entrenched stereotypes and prejudices in Mexican society.</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, Rights, Population.</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>"Voices of indigenous youth: Teens, ethnicities and citizenship in Mexico" is part of UNICEF Mexico's efforts to promote public policies in favour of children and adolescents, especially those who are in the most vulnerable and disadvantaged situations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>During this examination, it was discovered that adolescence is an emerging category filled with tensions and posing new challenges for not only for families and communities but also for governments and those responsible for public policy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With this work, indigenous young people, as rights holders, demonstrated to public, civic, and community institutions, a participatory and collaborative methodology that can be replicated in the future. Through this methodology, there emerge many strategies to communicate with young people and consider their voices in the design of various initiatives aimed at building better practices and intercultural policies.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aIAe2JNVpQg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></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 publication was supported by: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Liomont Laberatories, and Comercial Mexicana, as well as Mexican and international allies.</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/m%C3%B3nica-sayrols-unicef-mexico">Mónica Sayrols - UNICEF Mexico</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/voces-de-j%C3%B3venes-ind%C3%ADgenas-adolescencias-etnicidades-y-ciudadan%C3%ADas-en-m%C3%A9xico">Voces de jóvenes indígenas: Adolescencias, etnicidades y ciudadanías en México</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/mexico/spanish/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF México website</a>, March 23 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/voices-indigenous-youth-teens-ethnicities-and-citizenship-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/voices-indigenous-youth-teens-ethnicities-and-citizenship-mexico#comments Mexico Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Digital Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Person-to-Person Population Rights Youth Featured UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:51:05 +0000 jlevy 9354204 at http://www.comminit.com By bike, by bus and by boat: Our Ebola radio show's incredible bi-weekly journey across Sierra Leone http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bike-bus-and-boat-our-ebola-radio-shows-incredible-bi-weekly-journey-across-sierra-leone <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_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Paul Massaquoi, March 23 2015: What do a priest, a boat, a bus and a bike have in common? Despite sounding like the start of a bad joke this is in fact an important part of our strategy for circulating and transmitting our life-saving Ebola information radio programmes to stations across Sierra Leone.</p> <p><strong><em>Brown paper packages</em></strong></p> <p>While most BBC programmes are sent down ISDN lines or shared via storage systems backed by huge servers or cloud-based systems, we dispatch our programmes on CDs in brown paper packages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bike-bus-and-boat-our-ebola-radio-shows-incredible-bi-weekly-journey-across-sierra-leone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bike-bus-and-boat-our-ebola-radio-shows-incredible-bi-weekly-journey-across-sierra-leone#comments Sierra Leone Blogs: Global Health Policies Digital Ebola Communication News/Information Radio Government Departments NGOs Religious Groups Featured BBC Media Action Ebola Global Policy Blogs Health Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:30:51 +0000 BBC Media Action 9354199 at http://www.comminit.com Revela2 in Campoalto, An Intervention Strategy in Education Programmes Oriented for Work Training http://www.comminit.com/global/content/revela2-campoalto-intervention-strategy-education-programmes-oriented-work-training <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/revela2_1_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="68" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The "Revela2 in Campoalto" project is part of the&nbsp;<span>&nbsp;entertainment-education (EE)</span>&nbsp;strategy of "<a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/revela2-desde-todas-las-posiciones-revealed-all-positions" target="_blank">Revela2, from all positions</a>," a multimedia communication platform that is being implemented in Colombia, beginning in 2010, with the aim of: "Contributing to critical reflection and transformation of practices, relating to the individual, family,</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>After being used as a strategy for local mobilisation in several municipalities: via Friendly Health Services for Adolescents and Youth (SSAAJ), through television broadcast, and through training processes for youth initiatives and educational institutions, in 2015, "Revela2, from all positions" is being implemented in Campoalto, a work training institution that trains more than 7,000 youth and adults in health-related programmes and other areas.The objective of the pilot project is to achieve full-circle educational training at Campoalto, under a training plan that includes mobilisation and social media.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The intervention in Campoalto is based on the Revela2 paedagogical content that was designed from a specific and researched approach to participatory communication for social change. It is the result of rigorous research and monitoring, developed with a specific set of standards in conducting television and social media. It is underpinned by an&nbsp;<a href="http://www.comminit.com/revelados/content/paquete-educativo-revelados-desde-todas-las-posiciones" target="_blank">education pack</a>&nbsp;[Spanish] with printed guides intended for educational spaces and change agents.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Revela2 was developed using the EE methodology, through the management of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.comminit.com/la/content/fundaci%C3%B3n-imaginario-0" target="_blank">Fundación Imaginario</a>&nbsp;and a partnership between state and cooperative entities (led by resources and technical support from the Ministry of Health and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - Colombia), academia, supported by civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), youth networks and municipal governments, and technical transfer of international experts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This initiative of the Crown Foundation, in partnership with the UNFPA, the Imaginary Foundation, and the Universidad del Norte, implements a methodology for training in SRHR in the programmes of work education at Campoalto, in addition to a mobilisation strategy aimed at making the project permanently part of the institutional curriculum. It is intended that the issue of SRHR becomes a stamp of the institution that results not only in the protection of the personal welfare of students, but also in safe completion of their working year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>From a planning workshop held in December 2014 and awareness workshops with teachers and facilitators in January 2015, the methodological aspects were defined, a review of Revela2 materials was conducted, and the training methodology was validated as designed by the Group of Family and Sexuality at the University of the Andes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The training began in February 2015 as part of the subject of ethics with students in the second semester of the Nursing Assistant programme. Training in SRHR is taught in five venues in Campoalto, with accompanying / teaching area managers. It is intended that in addition to supporting the development of classes, teachers participate in training, replicating the methodology in their designated cohorts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As in the design of the training plan, development of classes is supported by the education pack "Revelados", the <a href="http://www.comminit.com/revelados/" target="_blank">TV series season two</a>, and other materials produced within the framework of the strategy. Also as sources of reference for students, leaflets were distributed in libraries of the participating venues.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project includes an evaluation component, to be carried out by the Universidad del Norte, which will allow for a model to be generated for replication in institutions of work training education. Using this instrument, which is applied both at the beginning and end of the training in order to establish the changes generated both in the classroom as well as in other areas of intervention,&nbsp;baseline data was taken.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Regarding institutionalising the SRHR programme, the process of knowledge management by the students, principals, and teachers is advanced through dissemination of Revela2 via social media and their participation in events serving the welfare of the institution, among other activities.</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>Sexual and Reproductive Health, Youth, Rights</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The "Revela2 from all positions" strategy has been implemented through two seasons of television. Since 2010, the TV series was broadcast on national, regional, and local public TV channels, accompanied by the use of the <a href="http://www.comminit.com/revelados/content/paquete-educativo-revelados-desde-todas-las-posiciones" target="_blank">first education pack</a> in processes of social mobilization in municipalities and schools - based on the<a href="http://www.comminit.com/revelados/content/plataforma-eduentretenimiento-movilizaci%C3%B3n-cambio-social" target="_blank"> first season</a> oriented towards adolescents 13-15 years old.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Since mid-2013, the edu-tainment platform was supplemented with a new series of TV (Revela2 - oriented for youth aged 18 and older), a <a href="http://www.comminit.com/revelados/content/paquete-educativo-revela2-segunda-temporada" target="_blank">second education pack</a>, the <a href="http://www.comminit.com/revelados/" target="_blank">Revela2.tv</a> platform hosted on the website <a href="http://www.comminit.com/la/category/sites/latin-america" target="_blank">La Iniciativa de Comunicación (CILA)</a>, &nbsp;and associated content based on the social media strategy provided to <a href="http://www.comminit.com/la/content/generaci%C3%B3n-m%C3%A1s-0" target="_blank">Generation Plus</a>, the Ministry of Health campaign focused on young people.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thus far in its dissemination, Revela2 has been utilised in various areas, in most cases in concordance with the UNFPA:</p> <ul> <li>Local mobilisation in several municipalities with <a href="http://www.comminit.com/la/content/modelo-de-servicios-de-salud-amigables-y-para-adolescentes-y-j%C3%B3venes-ssaaj" target="_blank">SSAAJ</a> and National Directors and Regional Youth to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.</li> <li>Through the television broadcast and its implementation in partner schools.</li> <li>As part of the <a href="http://www.comminit.com/la/content/maleta-pedag%C3%B3gica-para-la-sexualidad-y-construcci%C3%B3n-de-ciudadan%C3%ADa" target="_blank">Suitcase Pedagogical Education Program for Sexuality and Citizenshi</a>p (PESCC), by the Ministry of Education and UNFPA.</li> <li>In SSAAJ, promoted by the Ministry of Health at the local level throughout the country (in 192 municipalities, prioritised by Article 147 of the document Conpes on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention).</li> <li>In training processes of the 580 <a href="http://www.comminit.com/la/content/son-de-tambora-307-%E2%80%93-iniciativas-juveniles-en-derechos-sexuales-y-reproductivos" target="_blank">Youth Initiatives</a> MSPS / IOM Project, through its Regional Managers.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/revelados/content/plataforma-eduentretenimiento-movilizaci%C3%B3n-cambio-social" target="_blank">Click here for more information on the management process and alliances, research, monitoring and evaluation, platform, products and features Revela2</a>.&nbsp;</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/adelaida-trujillo-fundaci%C3%B3n-imaginario">Adelaida Trujillo - Fundación Imaginario</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/revela2-campoalto-intervention-strategy-education-programmes-oriented-work-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/revela2-campoalto-intervention-strategy-education-programmes-oriented-work-training#comments Colombia Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Digital Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Film and Video Entertainment MDG 3. Gender Equality Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 6. Combat Diseases Entertainment Orgs Foundations Television Research Gender School Curricula Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Youth Featured UNFPA Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Health HIV / AIDS Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:31:01 +0000 jlevy 9354149 at http://www.comminit.com