<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=62 en Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan http://www.comminit.com/global/content/annual-report-2013-polio-eradication-initiative-afghanistan <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/afghan.png" alt="" title="Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan" width="100" height="66" 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">Tuesday, April 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance, and communication activities implemented in 2013 and planned for 2014.</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.polioeradication.org/Portals/0/Document/InfectedCountries/Afghanistan/AnnualReport_PEI_Afgh_2013.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 45-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/suraya-dalil-ministry-public-health-afghanistan">Suraya Dalil - Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan</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.polioeradication.org/Infectedcountries/Afghanistan.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GPEI website</a>, accessed February 13 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/polio-eradication-initiative-afghanistan-national-emergency-action-plan-neap-july-2013-j">Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP), July 2013 - June 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/annual-report-2013-polio-eradication-initiative-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/annual-report-2013-polio-eradication-initiative-afghanistan#comments Afghanistan Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Participation Film and Video Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Radio Television Government Departments Research Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Polio Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:10:22 +0000 kdevries 9353538 at http://www.comminit.com LA-TRAIN- SWACCHATA EXPRESS http://www.comminit.com/global/content/la-train-swacchata-express <p><strong>How about using Indian Railways to promote Swachh Bharat!</strong></p> <p>Author: Anand Shekar, February 11 2015 -&nbsp;Mahatma Gandhi had a long relationship with the railways. The railways were instrumental in the conversion of the lawyer M.K. Gandhi into the Mahatma as he traveled by trains through the whole country in his quest for independent India. His book <em>Third Class in Indian Railways </em>is an eye-opener on the sad state of the third-class compartments and the suffering of passengers during those days.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/la-train-swacchata-express" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/la-train-swacchata-express#comments India Advocacy Blogs: Global Health Policies Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Improved Physical Environments Children Community Participation Film and Video Entertainment Live Performance Child Survival and Growth Civil Society MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Marketing Print Education Environment Government Departments Health NGOs Private Sector Natural Resources Management Featured Global Children, Equity and Development Early Child Development Health Natural Resource Management Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:01:10 +0000 Anand Shekhar 9353402 at http://www.comminit.com Reporting Atrocities: A Toolbox for Journalists Covering Violent Conflict and Atrocities http://www.comminit.com/global/content/reporting-atrocities-toolbox-journalists-covering-violent-conflict-and-atrocities <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"> Peter DuToit </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, January 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/capture22.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="73" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Produced as part of Internews' Project on Conflict and Media during&nbsp;2012-2014, this toolbox for journalists "uses the principles of conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) to teach reporters how to cover even the most senseless acts of cruelty in a way that contributes to peacebuilding. It includes theoretical background, practical tips, and additional resources available to journalists reporting on conflict, or those who may need to in the future."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://reliefweb.int/report/world/reporting-atrocities-toolbox-journalists-covering-violent-conflict-and-atrocities" target="_blank">Click here to read about and access this document.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Internews_ReportingAtrocitiesToolkit_2014-11.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to access this document 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/281228">Internews</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>64</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/internews-washington-dc-office">Internews - Washington, DC Office</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://reliefweb.int/report/world/reporting-atrocities-toolbox-journalists-covering-violent-conflict-and-atrocities" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Reliefweb website</a>, February 2 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/reporting-atrocities-toolbox-journalists-covering-violent-conflict-and-atrocities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/reporting-atrocities-toolbox-journalists-covering-violent-conflict-and-atrocities#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Digital Film and Video Inclusive Politics Conflict Conflict and Peace Governance and Democracy Community Media Print Media and D and G News/Information Radio Television News Media NGOs Featured Democracy and Governance - Africa Global Community Radio - Africa Fragile Contexts Media Development Africa Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:22:46 +0000 jlevy 9353330 at http://www.comminit.com Floating Education and Health Centre Bangladesh http://www.comminit.com/global/content/floating-education-and-health-centre-bangladesh <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/floating.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="82" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>During the monsoon season (June to October), in some flood-prone communities in Bangladesh, children cannot attend school, and communities cannot access healthcare facilities when their villages are cut off from mainland services by flooding. Two "floating schools" on river boats are being supplied to teach children ages 6-14 and to offer reproductive health services, as well as deliver information through drama and the screening of documentary videos on rights.</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>Through a December 2012 baseline survey, findings were gathered on the following in order to establish community needs: socio demographic profile; education (child enrolment, quality and success, challenges and expectation); health (awareness, behaviour, and challenges for accessing health services); livelihood (household asset, skills, income and expenditure, liabilities); governance (perception, decisionmaking process of local government, and access to services); empowerment (family level, social or institutional affiliation, and role); and child rights (awareness/knowledge on child rights and child protection).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Among the report's recommendations are the following:</p> <ul> <li>"Individual, family community level awareness initiatives are needed on education, health and good governance.</li> <li>Community people should be made aware of the structure, functions and services of Union Parishad [the smallest rural administrative and local government units in Bangladesh].</li> <li>Child and Family friendly education and health facilities should be provided to ensure better access for people and to strengthen their education and health rights.</li> <li>For women’s empowerment, besides working with women special measures should be taken to work&nbsp;with male family members to make them aware of women’s empowerment issues.</li> <li>Community based groups should be formed in the areas of education, health and livelihood."</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The project, at the time of this posting, involved 32 local primary school teachers, 15 local (Upazila Level) government officials, 14 local representatives of government, 15 volunteers, a parents' group, and management committees from 4 local villages.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Community awareness activities include: folk songs; drama, through a contracted drama team; community meetings in 15 villages, and documentary film viewings for awareness on health, education, and rights issues, the latter two organised by a community facilitator, volunteers, and a social communicator, based on the different issues in question.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the evenings, the floating schools act as a community resource centre serving 150,000 members of the population with health and social awareness programmes to improve their health-seeking behaviour and to encourage them to practise their human rights and access government services. Nearly half of the population in the programme area is now aware of their rights and entitlements thanks to the documentary films shown from the boats for people to watch from the banks, according to the project website.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Outputs of these events, according to a project report, include:</p> <ul> <li>"[I]ncreased birth registration of child</li> <li>Reduced unsocial activities</li> <li>Ensured health check-up of mother and child</li> <li>Reduced drop out and absent of student</li> <li>[I]ncreased involvement of community people to social development issues."</li> </ul> </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>Education, Children, Health, Rights</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>People Oriented Program Implementation, Big Lottery Fund</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/learning-life">Learning for Life </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.floatingschoolbd.org/Default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Floating Education website</a>, January 26 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/floating-education-and-health-centre-bangladesh#comments Bangladesh Experiences Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Community Participation Film and Video MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Entertainment Folk Media Person-to-Person Community Groups Governance and Democracy Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Entertainment Orgs Education Government Departments Health NGOs Reproductive Health Rights Women Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Health Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:04:45 +0000 jlevy 9353155 at http://www.comminit.com Hathipaon Mukt Bharat (Filaria Free India) http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hathipaon-mukt-bharat-filaria-free-india <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/feet_0.png" alt="" title="Hathipaon Mukt Bharat (Filaria Free India)" width="100" height="43" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Certified polio-free in 2014, India turned its attention to another public health challenge: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (also called filaria or elephantiasis - "Hathipaon" in colloquial Hindi), which is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population (500 million people).</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 public service announcement (PSA) leads villagers to a patient with a manifestation of lymphatic filariasis (as a manifestation of this disease, parts of a person's body swell to massive proportions). The PSA begins with children discovering giant footprints in the dirt and going on a journey on foot with fellow villagers to investigate. At the end of the path, they meet the man with the large feet who suffers with the disease. "Messaging highlights the irreversible nature of advanced filaria and, at the same time, the simplicity of its prevention - with what is described as an uplifting tone. The patient himself delivers the key message: 'this disease can happen to anyone.'" According to organisers, care has been taken to sensitively handle the subject and to create empathy with the patient. Portraying a pitiful picture of the patient is avoided; instead he is shown as a champion for treatment and action who encourages people to participate in the mass drug administration and consume the pills for a Hathipaon Mukt Bharat (Filaria Free India). Bauddhayan Mukherji, Founder and Director of Little Lamb Films, said: "Given the diversity of our target audience, we wanted to make sure there were a variety of cues throughout the videos that were distinctly Indian, but not necessarily representative of any one state or region." The PSA also emphasises that the pills are free and safe, and, if everyone consumes their dose of the pills daily, it will help in achieving the larger goal: to eliminate filaria from India.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Disseminated through regional television channels Doordashan TV and All India Radio, the 3 television videos that were produced in Hindi were dubbed in 9 different regional languages to ensure widespread comprehension; print-based advertisements were disseminated in vernacular, state-specific media. To increase acceptance of the videos across India, the team selected a neutral language, Sanskrit, for the musical score, with lyrics that translate as: "There are signs along the way that lead us to the ultimate truth," meant to pair with the visual treatment in the films.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Reliance Group lent its corporate support to the campaign by promoting it through the company's mobile, mass media, and web-based channels. Their involvement is set to take centre stage when the second phase of the campaign begins in February 2015, with mass drug administration rounds taking place in states not covered during the first phase, including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.</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>Health</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>Lymphatic filariasis can cause disability and disfigurement among those infected. Though prevention is very easy, the MOHFW has faced significant difficulties in combating the disease. Many people are complacent when it comes to prevention - in part because of apathy toward the disease and the length of time it takes to manifest itself (8 to 10 years). As a result, many people fail to consume their medicine even with the government's door-to-door efforts to deliver free, preventive doses and educational messaging in endemic regions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) is a non-profit organisation of scientists, researchers, and advocates dedicated to reducing needless human suffering from vaccine-preventable and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Since its founding in 1993 in honour of Dr. Albert B. Sabin, the developer of the oral polio vaccine, Sabin has developed new vaccines, advocated for increased use of existing vaccines, and promoted expanded access to affordable medical treatments in collaboration with governments, academic institutions, scientists, medical professionals, and other non-profit organisations. The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is an advocacy initiative of Sabin that works in partnership with international agencies, governments, academic institutions, corporations, non-governmental development organisations, and the general public to raise the awareness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the 7 most common NTDs by 2020.</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>MOHFW partnered with the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network), an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. Ogilvy &amp; Mather Mumbai and Little Lamb Productions executed the development of the creative campaign.</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/kelly-toves-sabin-vaccine-institute">Kelly Toves - Sabin Vaccine Institute</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/YVReT7Kyoys&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YVReT7Kyoys&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVReT7Kyoys"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/YVReT7Kyoys/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.globalnetwork.org/india-launches-massive-public-health-campaign-eliminate-lymphatic-filariasis" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.financialexpress.com/article/pharma/latest-updates/health-ministry-launches-indias-drug-administration-campaign-against-lf/29554/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Express Pharma website</a> - both accessed January 21 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hathipaon-mukt-bharat-filaria-free-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/hathipaon-mukt-bharat-filaria-free-india#comments India Experiences Digital Film and Video Entertainment Phone/Mobile Entertainment Orgs News/Information Television Government Departments Health NGOs Featured Global Health Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:41:52 +0000 kdevries 9353045 at http://www.comminit.com David Blumenkrantz - Communications Advocacy Consultant - CA, United States http://www.comminit.com/global/content/david-blumenkrantz-communications-advocacy-consultant-ca-united-states <div class="field field-type-text field-field-expertisearea-of-focus"> <div class="field-label">Expertise/Area of Focus:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Photography, writing, editing, multimedia, social media, publication design, curriculum design, eText creation. Areas of expertise include relief and development in Africa-- children's programs, education, water development, health issues, urban poverty and street children-- and in the United States and elsewhere, education, homelessness and health care.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>David Blumenkrantz’s professional experience includes eight years of NGO, documentary and photojournalism work in East and Central Africa. From his home in Kenya, he traveled extensively and covered social, relief and development, and political issues. From 1992-1994, he was the Information Department Coordinator for the Undugu Society of Kenya, working on projects related to street children and urban poverty.</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/david.4.jpg" alt="David Blumenkrantz - Communications Advocacy Consultant - CA, United States" title="David Blumenkrantz - Communications Advocacy Consultant - CA, United States" width="100" height="42" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-location"> <div class="field-label">Countries/Regions Available for Consultancy:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>East, Central and Southern Africa (all countries in these regions). Will consider other assignments in Asia, Central- and South-America as well as the United States.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-further-information-url"> <div class="field-label">Further Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://david-blumenkrantz.squarespace.com" target="_blank">David Blumenkrantz&#039;s website</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-consultancy-contact-info"><legend>CONSULTANCY CONTACT INFORMATION</legend><div class="description">The group for Consultants Classifieds into which people and organisations will submit their contact information.</div><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"> David Blumenkrantz </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact-name"> <div class="field-label">Contact Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Blumenkrantz </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact-title"> <div class="field-label">Contact Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Communications Advocacy Consultant </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-street-address"> <div class="field-label">Street Address:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>9033 Lindley Ave.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-city"> <div class="field-label">City:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Northridge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-province-state"> <div class="field-label">Province/State:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> California </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-postal-code"> <div class="field-label">Postal Code:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 91325 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-country"> <div class="field-label">Country:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> United States </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-phone"> <div class="field-label">Phone:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>818 720-3257</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/david-blumenkrantz-communications-advocacy-consultant-ca-united-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/david-blumenkrantz-communications-advocacy-consultant-ca-united-states#comments North America United States Film and Video Development Assistance Visual Arts by Media Environment Classifieds Consultants Global Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:46:55 +0000 daveblume 9353011 at http://www.comminit.com Communicating Disparity: How Social Design Can Create Public Engagement with Issues of Inequality http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicating-disparity-how-social-design-can-create-public-engagement-issues-inequality <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_311233_en.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="42" 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"> Colin Kennedy </div> </div> </div> <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>January - June 2014</p> </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>Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"[A] social design focus should concentrate on context-specific innovations that open safe spaces for dialogue and create new ways of delivering motivating and clear messages to the general public by challenging normalised ideas. Ultimately, this article creates a platform upon which this type of social design thinking and output can develop."</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.academia.edu/7393100/Journal_of_Development_and_Communication_Studies_Vol.3._No._1" target="_blank">Click here and scroll down to read this 10-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/colin-kennedy-victoria-university-School">Colin Kennedy - Victoria University, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences</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.academia.edu/7393100/Journal_of_Development_and_Communication_Studies_Vol.3._No._1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Journal of Development &amp; Communication Studies</a>,&nbsp;Vol.3. No. 1, pp. 24 - 34, accessed on January 15 2015. Image credit: Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) website</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/gapminder-world">Gapminder World</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicating-disparity-how-social-design-can-create-public-engagement-issues-inequality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicating-disparity-how-social-design-can-create-public-engagement-issues-inequality#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Digital MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Community Participation Film and Video Live Performance MDG 3. Gender Equality Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Visual Arts NGOs Rights Featured Global Democracy and Governance ICT for Development Media Development Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:42:04 +0000 jlevy 9352961 at http://www.comminit.com Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-and-complex-emergencies-resource-guide <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"> Andrew Skuse </div> <div class="field-item even"> Tait Brimacombe </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Dianne Rodger </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">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/andrew.png" alt="" title="Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide" width="95" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional media to provide crucial lifeline information resources for vulnerable people."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.acmc.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Communication-and-Complex-Emergencies-Resource-Guide.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 63-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/university-adelaides-applied-communication-collaborative-research-unit-accru">University of Adelaide&#039;s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/australian-civil-military-centre-acmc">Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC)</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>63</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/andrew-skuse-university-adelaide">Andrew Skuse - University of Adelaide</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/social-networking-social-media-annotated-bibliography">Social Networking, Social Media: An Annotated Bibliography</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/social-networking-social-media-issues-paper">Social Networking, Social Media: Issues Paper</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 Andrew Skuse to The Communication Initiative on November 29 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-and-complex-emergencies-resource-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-and-complex-emergencies-resource-guide#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Community Participation Film and Video Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Print News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Research Risk Management Featured Global Community Radio - Africa ICT for Development Media Development Africa Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:39:35 +0000 kdevries 9352907 at http://www.comminit.com Addressing Corruption in Education: A Toolkit for Youth from Youth http://www.comminit.com/global/content/addressing-corruption-education-toolkit-youth-youth <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"> 2012 </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/corruptiongirls.png" alt="" title="Addressing Corruption in Education: A Toolkit for Youth from Youth" width="100" height="96" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This toolkit is intended to serve as an educational tool, providing information and resources for the design and implementation of activities to promote transparency in education. Created for individuals and institutions, particularly youth-led and youth-oriented non-governmental organisations (NGOs), it was developed by the International Development Division (IDD) at the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) in the framework of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Europe &amp; Eurasia Social Legacy Program (E&amp;E SLP).</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://idd.edc.org/sites/idd.edc.org/files/Transparency%20in%20Education_Tool%20Kit_EDC%20reduced.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 42-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/international-development-division-idd-education-development-center-inc-edc">International Development Division (IDD), Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) </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>42</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/297259">International Development Division - Education Development Center</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://idd.edc.org/resources/publications/addressing-corruption-education-toolkit-youth-youth" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) website</a>, December 16 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/addressing-corruption-education-toolkit-youth-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/addressing-corruption-education-toolkit-youth-youth#comments Armenia Azerbaijan Macedonia (Republic of) Ukraine Materials Advocacy Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Film and Video Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Interpersonal Print Education NGOs Youth Featured Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:08:05 +0000 kdevries 9352609 at http://www.comminit.com Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone: What is not going on right? http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-epidemic-sierra-leone-what-not-going-right <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/10698690_10203431735648914_9022198049050462725_n.jpg" alt="EbolaMustGo" title="#2015EbolaFreeYearinWestAfrica" width="100" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Ibrahim Sesay, December 13 2014 - I have been closely monitoring the various interventions that had been and are still being undertaken by the government of Sierra Leone and its stakeholders to address the dreadful Ebola epidemic in the country. These are my observations:</p> <p>1. The Centralized Nature of Communication.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-epidemic-sierra-leone-what-not-going-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ebola-epidemic-sierra-leone-what-not-going-right#comments Africa Sierra Leone Blogs: Global Health Policies Ebola Communication Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Government Departments Health Featured Ebola Global Health, Rights and Media Policy Blogs Health Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:47:27 +0000 Ibrahim Sesay 9352551 at http://www.comminit.com