<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 Our Valuable Voices: Community Digital Storytelling for Good Programming and Policy Engagement http://www.comminit.com/global/content/our-valuable-voices-community-digital-storytelling-good-programming-and-policy-engagemen <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">Sunday, March 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"<em>...[R]eflection, dialogue, debate and mobilisation are priorities for strengthening community voice and ownership.</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="https://www.care.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/CARE_Vietnam_Our-Valuable-Voices_Community-Digital-Stroytelling.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 13-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/cdst.png" alt="" title="Our Valuable Voices: Community Digital Storytelling for Good Programming and Policy Engagement" width="100" height="47" 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/tamara-plush-cdst-facilitator">Tamara Plush - CDST Facilitator</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/miguel-coulier-care-vietnam">Miguel Coulier - CARE Vietnam</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>Emails from Tamara Plush to The Communication Initiative on July 1 2015, July 18 2015, and July 26 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://southernvoices.net/en/news/global-news/735-vietnam-breaking-down-language-and-cultural-barriers.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Vietnam: Breaking down language and cultural barriers"</a>, by Camilla Krabbe Sørensen, June 2 2015, Southern Voices on Climate Change website, accessed July 24 2015. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> "Ay Sah, Cha Wa Ri Giah, Mây Sâm and Sa Mi Roh decide which photos they want to use in telling their story about climate change impacts in their community in An Giang province in the Mekong Delta." CARE</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/our-valuable-voices-community-digital-storytelling-good-programming-and-policy-engagemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/our-valuable-voices-community-digital-storytelling-good-programming-and-policy-engagemen#comments Vietnam Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Participation Film and Video Person-to-Person Voice Governance and Democracy Interpersonal MDG 7. Environment Environment Visual Arts Gender NGOs Rights Featured Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:37:07 +0000 kdevries 9356144 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 Countering Myths and Misperceptions about Contraceptives http://www.comminit.com/global/content/countering-myths-and-misperceptions-about-contraceptives <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"> E. Wells </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, June 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>PATH</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"This issue of Outlook examines the scope and impact of misperceptions about contraception, the science behind debunking misperceptions, and approaches that programs are using to address this persistent problem."</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.path.org/publications/files/RH_outlook_myths_mis_june_2015.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 8-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/contracept.jpg" alt="" title="" width="72" 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/281676">PATH Publications</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.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=2525&amp;utm_source=Email_marketing&amp;utm_campaign=Outlook_-_June_2015&amp;campaigner=1&amp;utm_medium=HTMLEmail" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">PATH website</a>, July 21 2015. Image credit: David and Lucille Packard Foundation</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/countering-myths-and-misperceptions-about-contraceptives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/countering-myths-and-misperceptions-about-contraceptives#comments Bangladesh Ethiopia Ghana Guinea Honduras India Kenya Nigeria Tanzania Uganda Strategic Thinking Film and Video Adolescent Sexual Health MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Print News/Information Radio Foundations Television Government Departments NGOs Population Reproductive Health Women Youth Featured Adolescent Development Global Health Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:50:45 +0000 jlevy 9356094 at http://www.comminit.com Directorate General of Family Planning Bangladesh Digital Archive of SBCC Materials http://www.comminit.com/global/content/directorate-general-family-planning-bangladesh-digital-archive-sbcc-materials <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ongoing</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/cm.jpg" alt="" title="" width="91" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) digital library of both print and audio-visual materials was developed by the Information, Education, and Motivation (IEM) Unit of the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) of Bangladesh. It includes, as of its online unveiling, 10 years of IEM's materials. (Over time, all previous materials will be included.)&nbsp;</p> <p>Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI) provided technical assistance (TA) to develop this SBCC archive.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://dgfpbd.org:8080/jspui/?subject_page=1" target="_blank">Click here to access this library online.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/directorate-general-family-planning-dgfp-bangladesh-0">Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) - Bangladesh</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bangla, English</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/directorate-general-family-planning-dgfp-bangladesh">Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP), Bangladesh</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://dgfpbd.org/digitalarchive/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DGFP website</a>, July 21 2015.</p> </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="658" width="800" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/kMg9WhntIjM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&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/kMg9WhntIjM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&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=kMg9WhntIjM"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/kMg9WhntIjM/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="800" height="658" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/directorate-general-family-planning-bangladesh-digital-archive-sbcc-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/directorate-general-family-planning-bangladesh-digital-archive-sbcc-materials#comments Bangladesh Materials Academic Institutions Digital Children Film and Video Entertainment Adolescent Sexual Health MDG 4. Child Mortality MDG 5. Maternal Health MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Education Government Departments Visual Arts Gender Health NGOs Population Reproductive Health Women Youth Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Adolescent Development Global Health Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:05:50 +0000 jlevy 9356084 at http://www.comminit.com The Story of Ebola http://www.comminit.com/global/content/story-ebola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-length"> <div class="field-label">Length:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7:24 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Year of Production:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-languages"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> English </div> </div> </div> <p>"This animation - produced in collaboration with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF, and Yoni Goodman - brings to life key messages that help people see and understand how Ebola spreads and how to protect themselves and their communities." - Global Health Media</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-tech-specs"><legend>TECHNICAL SPECS</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field--1-video-director"> <div class="field-label">Director:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yoni Goodman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-video-producer"> <div class="field-label">Producer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deborah Van Dyke </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-music"> <div class="field-label">Original music:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Uri Kalian </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-video-sound-prod"> <div class="field-label">Sound producer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Warnock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-video-sound-rec"> <div class="field-label">Sound recordist:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ayesha Casely-Hayford </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-video-color-bw"> <div class="field-label">Color /BW:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Animators: Yoni Goodman, Sefi Gayego, Elie Klimis </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-genre"> <div class="field-label">Genre:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Animation </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-video-cia-credits"><legend>PRODUCTION COMPANY CREDITS</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-production-company"> <div class="field-label">Production Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Global Health Media </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <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/global-health-media-project-3">Global Health Media Project</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/field/image/ghm2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" 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/deborah-van-dyke-global-health-media-project">Deborah Van Dyke - Global Health Media Project</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://globalhealthmedia.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global Health Media website</a>, July 21 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/story-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/story-ebola#comments West Africa Materials Ebola Communication Children Film and Video Entertainment News/Information Health NGOs United Nations Featured UNICEF Global Ebola Health Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:41:08 +0000 jlevy 9356080 at http://www.comminit.com Family Planning Law Campaign, Guatemala http://www.comminit.com/global/content/family-planning-law-campaign-guatemala <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"> Carlos Palma </div> <div class="field-item even"> Pilar Sebastian </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Haydée Lemus </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, June 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"Indigenous Guatemalans have faced a multitude of barriers to access and use of family planning services....While the Guatemalan family planning law was a historic advancement towards empowering all Guatemalans to access and use of family planning, few patients or providers knew the details of the law or their legal rights around family planning, thus preventing the law from becoming a transformative and empowering avenue to family planning for Guatemalans as intended." - from the <a></a></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/family-planning-law-campaign-guatemala" 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/distribution2_0.jpg" alt="" title="" 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/haydee-lemus-pasmo-guatemala">Haydee Lemus - PASMO Guatemala</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <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/family-planning-law-campaign-guatemala" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Health Compass website</a>, July 20 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/family-planning-law-campaign-guatemala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/family-planning-law-campaign-guatemala#comments Guatemala Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Access Advertising Companies Film and Video Bilaterals Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Print News/Information Radio Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Research Visual Arts NGOs Population Reproductive Health Rights Youth Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Adolescent Development Democracy and Governance Global Health ICT for Development Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:41:59 +0000 jlevy 9356071 at http://www.comminit.com Are community-based arts approaches really all that different from other participatory community-based projects? http://www.comminit.com/global/content/are-community-based-arts-approaches-really-all-different-other-participatory-community-b <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/asc.jpg" alt="" title="" width="98" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Annalee Yassi, July 3 2015 - Community-based arts have been promoted in many sectors of society to integrate and celebrate imaginative thinking - to help people find new ways to see and be in the world - and to promote social change. But many are asking: how and/or to what extent are such community-based arts initiatives bringing about social benefits? &nbsp;What are these benefits? &nbsp;And how can these be documented?</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/are-community-based-arts-approaches-really-all-different-other-participatory-community-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/are-community-based-arts-approaches-really-all-different-other-participatory-community-b#comments Global Academic Institutions Blogs: Donors and the Development System Community Participation Film and Video Live Performance Civil Society Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Community Groups Research Visual Arts NGOs Featured Global Policy Blogs Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:23:34 +0000 jlevy 9355898 at http://www.comminit.com Connections: Lifeline Communication for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connections-lifeline-communication-syrian-refugees-lebanon-and-jordan <p>"Amid growing recognition that information is as crucial a factor in the humanitarian toolkit as food, water, medicine and shelter, Connections gives Syrian refugees practical advice and guidance on issues such as registering with the UN, accessing vital services and tracing missing family members."</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>In order to focus on refugee needs from the perspective of their experience, film topics for the project, covering health, legal, education and shelter, are chosen in consultation with aid workers and refugees. The content is especially focused on encouraging refugees to find and identify the organisations best placed to help them and to improve refugees’ knowledge of how to help themselves with up-to-date information. For example, films explain that no fees are charged by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and other aid agencies and highlight the dangers of engaging with "brokers", or middle men, who claim to be able to obtain visas or refugees. (View the film below.) "Another series, ‘Assem and Gassem’, produced in 2015 to address tensions between refugee and host communities in Lebanon shows two characters, one Syrian and one Lebanese, working together to overcome everyday problems." As part of the mix of videos, as well as photo-essays, "the programming is based on real testimonies and experiences of refugees, enabling their voices to be heard. It also advises on volunteering and self-help, as well as the importance of education and dealing with stress within the family."&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As well as choosing topics through consultation, films are produced "by a team of Syrian, Lebanese and Jordanian film-makers, researchers, actors and musicians" - some of whom are themselves among the displaced.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Because television sets and the electricity to power them are not something that all refugee households can access, the project has found ways to show them in places where the refugees need to go, for example, on screens visible by people from lines waiting to renew paper work and access aid services at UNHCR and Relief International refugee registration centres, camps, and community centres, and on buses transporting refugees. "...Information centres run by Relief International in Lebanon - providing access to free wifi and phone charging facilities - also allow people to watch, and download the films to their mobile phones....Films are available to download via a dedicated app."&nbsp;</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>Mobile Populations, Conflict, 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 films are available on <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://vimeo.com/syrialifeline" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Vimeo</a>, on <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/user/bbcmediaaction" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">YouTube</a>, and on <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/PSA.Syrian.refugees" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a>.&nbsp;</p> </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_jordan.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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>BBC Media Action, UNHCR, Refugee International, funded by <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://ec.europa.eu/echo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ECHO, the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department of the European Commission</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/266147">BBC Media Action</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-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/-SxtBA8XKHw&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-SxtBA8XKHw&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=-SxtBA8XKHw"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/-SxtBA8XKHw/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.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcmediaaction/entries/96a149f8-0e26-4ba9-be2f-ba2132cbab17" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action Blogs website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://vimeo.com/syrialifeline" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action Vimeo Syria Lifeline website</a>, July 2 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connections-lifeline-communication-syrian-refugees-lebanon-and-jordan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connections-lifeline-communication-syrian-refugees-lebanon-and-jordan#comments Jordan Lebanon Syria Experiences Mobile Populations Community Participation Film and Video Conflict Entertainment Public Expectations Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Entertainment Orgs NGOs United Nations Rights Featured BBC Media Action Global Fragile Contexts Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:30:42 +0000 jlevy 9355884 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 #authenticate Campaign http://www.comminit.com/global/content/authenticate-campaign <p><em>"We can no longer accept the use of cell lines that have not been authenticated as a normal part of the research process. Cell authentication is a key element towards improved research fidelity. We need everyone within the life sciences community to get involved."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>#authenticate uses social media in an effort to bring cell line authentication to the forefront of the reproducibility dialogue and to create an online platform through which members of the life sciences community can collectively advance best practices and an overall cultural shift in how biomedical research is conducted. It rallies stakeholders and key influencers to commit to actions such as requiring documentation of cell authentication for journal submissions and publications and educating and training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on the importance of cell authentication in research.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The #authenticate campaign uses information and communication technology (ICT) including:</p> <ul> <li>An <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gbsi.org/work/authenticate/#sign-the-pledge" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">online pledge</a> for individuals and organisations to sign that includes an effort to help "create a movement" by, for instance, advocating cell authentication, advancing protocol adoption, and participating in the ongoing dialogue on the importance of authenticating cells;</li> <li>A <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gbsi.org/work/authenticate/video-competition/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">video competition</a> - "Are you a researcher who has a creative side and works with cells? Help us spread the word about #authenticate in a fun and visual way and you could win [US]$1,500. This video competition is all about demonstrating the importance of authenticating cells through creative videos. Your video can be live action, testimonials, white boards - the style and format is up to you!" (The contest rules are available at the URL above; the deadline is <strong><em>September 11 2015</em></strong>.);</li> <li>Outreach to stakeholders through social media and traditional media;</li> <li>A survey of cell biologists to gather the most current data on: the use of cell authentication tools, the barriers to expanded cell authentication, the need for additional training on the importance of cell authentication; best practices in implementation, and the need for greater investment in new technologies for cell authentication. (A report will be produced from this survey, and a series of recommendations of how to overcome these barriers will be shared with the life sciences community.);</li> <li>Speaking engagements and presence at several life science research conferences;</li> <li>A Champions toolkit providing information and communications tools to individuals and organisations that sign on to the campaign; and</li> <li>An <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/AuthenticateCampaign" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">#authenticate Facebook community</a>.</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>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>To learn more about cell authentication, see the April 27 2015 blog entry by Dr. Beth Schachter titled <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gbsi.org/blog/2015/04/a-few-things-you-wanted-to-know-about-cell-authentication-but-were-embarrassed-to-ask/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"A few things you wanted to know about cell authentication but were embarrassed to ask"</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Per research cited by GBSI [footnote numbers have been removed]: "It has been estimated that [US]$115 billion is spent annually in the United States on life science research. Approximately half of the total spend is on preclinical research, of which a conservative estimate of 50 percent is not reproducible....A common contributor to this lack of reproducibility is the continued and widespread use of misidentified or contaminated cell lines, which has been reported to range from a conservative low of 14.9 percent to a high of 36 percent." According to Leonard P. Freedman, President of GBSI, short-tandem repeat (STR) is an accurate test to authenticate cell lines that is available and already in use by some researchers at the relatively inexpensive cost of US$100 to US$300.</p> </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/authentic.jpg" alt="" title="#authenticate" 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/content/carol-miller-gbsi">Carol Miller - GBSI</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 Carol Miller to The Communication Initiative on April 16 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gbsi.org/work/authenticate/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">#authenticate Campaign website</a>, accessed June 26 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/authenticate-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/authenticate-campaign#comments United States Global Experiences Advocacy Digital Film and Video MDG 4. Child Mortality MDG 5. Maternal Health MDG 6. Combat Diseases Recognition/Awards Research Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Public Engagement with Science ICT for Development Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:07:42 +0000 kdevries 9355832 at http://www.comminit.com