<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=63 en Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health http://www.comminit.com/global/content/utilizing-ict-demand-generation-reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health <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/cover2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="74" 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, July 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"This resource provides an in-depth look at three programs that illustrate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media - specifically using mobile technologies - as part of an integrated strategy to increase demand for and use of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) commodities and services."</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.lifesavingcommodities.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/utiliwing-ICT-for-demand-generation.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 32-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/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.lifesavingcommodities.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Life Saving Commodities website</a>, October 17 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/mama-global-monitoring-and-evaluation-framework"> MAMA Global Monitoring and Evaluation Framework</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/ananya-0">Ananya</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/mobile-alliance-maternal-action-mama-south-africa">Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) - South Africa</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/utilizing-ict-demand-generation-reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/utilizing-ict-demand-generation-reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital Children Community Participation Entertainment Live Performance Civil Society Folk Media MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Marketing Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Foundations Research New Technology Company Health NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs UNICEF Global Health ICT for Development Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:41:47 +0000 jlevy 9351643 at http://www.comminit.com An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-chlorhexidine <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/infant.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="100" 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">Wednesday, January 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of chlorhexidine, one of "13 Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for newborn umbilical cord care to prevent infection. The document forms part of a comprehensive Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in RMNCH (Reproductive, Mother, Newborn, and Child Health from the Implementation Kit (I-Kit), offering resources for advocacy and demand generation communication.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/CHX-Demand-Generation-Communication-Strategy.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 77-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/joanna-skinner-jhu-ccp">Joanna Skinner - JHU-CCP</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/276969">Sanjanthi Velu</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://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The I-Kit website</a>, October 10 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-chlorhexidine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-chlorhexidine#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Chlorhexidine Digital Children Community Participation Entertainment MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Marketing Print Entertainment Orgs Radio Foundations Television Government Departments Research Health News Media NGOs United Nations Women Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs UNICEF USAID Global Health Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:42:43 +0000 jlevy 9351552 at http://www.comminit.com Chevening Scholarships http://www.comminit.com/global/content/chevening-scholarships-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/chevening.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chevening Scholarships are the United Kingdom (UK) government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations for outstanding scholars with leadership potential.</p> <p>The scholarships are offered for many fields of study, including journalism and media. The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at the postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university. More information is available by country.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, November 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Applicants must have an excellent undergraduate academic track record and two to five years' working experience. Applicants must also be fluent in English.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.chevening.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> for more information.</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/chevening-scholarships">Chevening Scholarships</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 Patrick Mayoyo to The Communication Initiative on October 6 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/chevening-scholarships-0#comments United Kingdom (UK) Global Funding 2014 November Academic Institutions Digital Print Radio Recognition/Awards Television Government Departments Featured Global Media Development Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:15:49 +0000 jlevy 9351549 at http://www.comminit.com An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-demand-generation-misoprostol <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/miso.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="50" 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">Wednesday, January 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of misoprostol, one of 13 "Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) , a leading cause of maternal deaths, along with another underutilised commodity, oxytocin, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for cases of PPH when needed in settings of active management of the third stage of labour.</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://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/ikitresources/miso-strategy/" target="_blank">Click here to access this document in 65-page PDF or MS Word 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/joanna-skinner-jhu-ccp">Joanna Skinner - JHU-CCP</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/276969">Sanjanthi Velu</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://sbccimplementationkits.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The I-Kit website</a>, October 9 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-magnesium-sulfate">An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-demand-generation-misoprostol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-demand-generation-misoprostol#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Misoprostol Children Community Participation Bilaterals Entertainment MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Research Health News Media NGOs United Nations Reproductive Health Women Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs UNICEF USAID World Health Organization Global Health Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:10:59 +0000 jlevy 9351537 at http://www.comminit.com An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-magnesium-sulfate <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/mother_nigeria.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="70" 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">Wednesday, January 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"A communication strategy provides a 'road map' for local action targeted at behavior change and creates a consistent voice for the messages, materials, and activities developed. It also ensures that activities and products work together to achieve the program goal and objectives. The final communication strategy should be used to guide content development of program materials, such as advocacy briefs, client leaflets, and job aides and tools for health providers, thereby ensuring consistent positioning and messaging across all activities."</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://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Mag-Sulfate-Demand-Generation-Communication-Strategy.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 57-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/joanna-skinner-jhu-ccp">Joanna Skinner - JHU-CCP</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/276969">Sanjanthi Velu</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://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The I-Kit website</a>, October 9 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: The Borgen Project blog page.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-magnesium-sulfate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/adaptable-communication-strategy-magnesium-sulfate#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Magnesium Sulfate Community Participation Bilaterals Conflict Entertainment MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Foundations Television Government Departments Health News Media NGOs United Nations Reproductive Health Women Youth Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs UNICEF USAID Global Health Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:36:47 +0000 jlevy 9351533 at http://www.comminit.com 'I now know my rights': preventing bonded labour in rural India http://www.comminit.com/global/content/i-now-know-my-rights-preventing-bonded-labour-rural-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/bbc_media_action_1_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Aashish Yadav, October 2 2014&nbsp; - <strong><em>After a two year journey and countless stories of success, our bonded labour project is coming to an end.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/i-now-know-my-rights-preventing-bonded-labour-rural-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/i-now-know-my-rights-preventing-bonded-labour-rural-india#comments India Blogs: Rights and Development Community Participation Civil Society Person-to-Person News/Information Radio Government Departments NGOs Rights Youth Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:38:06 +0000 BBC Media Action 9351396 at http://www.comminit.com ICT-Enhanced Advocacy: Mobilising Communities Around Children’s Rights http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ict-enhanced-advocacy-mobilising-communities-around-children%E2%80%99s-rights <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/tccchild.jpg" alt="" title="ICT-Enhanced Advocacy: Mobilising Communities Around Children’s Rights " width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Launched in July 2014, the ICT-Enhanced Advocacy: Mobilising Communities Around Children's Rights project is using SMS (text messaging) to mobilise communities in Malawi around issues affecting children's rights and education. The initiative is designed to provide information, empower the community to voice their concerns, and put a structure in place for facilitating follow up and feedback about abuse.</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 initiative is using information and communication technology (ICT) to provide parents, teachers, and children with informational messages about child abuse. The initiative is designed to help better understand the local situation of children (particularly in schools and with a focus on girls), to raise community awareness of various aspects of child abuse, and to advocate for children's rights. <Br /><br /></p> <p>Parents, teachers, and other community members are encouraged to enroll in a mobile platform that both provides information and surveys participants on various children's rights topics via SMS. After opting-in by sending 'FAWEMA' to short code 55111, the participants are surveyed about different types of child abuse, followed by awareness raising and sensitisation messages on the topic, concluded by another round of survey questions. In this way, information and awareness is spread, while the impact of the programme can be grasped. The messages focus on child abuse in many forms, including but not limited to child marriage, child labour, sexual harassment, and severe punishments by teachers. <br /><br /></p> <p>In addition to SMS-based information, radio is being used to promote awareness of the tool and share information. The short code is promoted via radio and excerpts from community members conversations during focus group discussions about child abuse are aired.<Br /><br /></p> <p>In future, it is planned that a toll-free line will be set up that allows people to report incidents of child abuse, and reported cases are then followed up by linking to the appropriate authorities, such as the Victim Support Unit and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare. FAWEMA is collecting information about the cases to use insights gathered to advocate with the Ministry. <br /><br /></p> <p>According to IICD, their experience "shows that inclusion of all community stakeholders from the beginning is crucial in advocacy work. Furthermore, the diversity of issues addressed by this campaign requires the engagement of all community stakeholders to support and hold each other accountable to their shared goals. For these reasons, IICD worked to include not only local authorities but also school management committees, teachers, parent-teacher associations, teacher training colleges and primary education advisors in the workflow." </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, ICTs</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>IICD believes that keeping issues such as child abuse on political and community agendas is a central component of bringing about sustainable social changes. By advocating for children's rights via an ICT platform, parents and educators in the community become better equipped to deal with these concerns and offer their children a safer environment for learning and living.</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>International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD), Connect4Change, TCC, Forum for African Women Educationalists</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/josefien-de-ridder-tcc">Josefien de Ridder - TCC</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/judith-schoot-uiterkamp-international-institute-communication-and-development-iicd">Judith Schoot Uiterkamp - International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)</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.ttcmobile.com/newsitem/using-mobile-fight-child-abuse-malawi/#more-628"target="_blank">TTC Mobile Solutions for Social Change website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.iicd.org/about/news/ict-enhanced-advocacy-mobilising-communities-around-children2019s-rights"target="_blank">IICD website</a> on September 26 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ict-enhanced-advocacy-mobilising-communities-around-children%E2%80%99s-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/ict-enhanced-advocacy-mobilising-communities-around-children%E2%80%99s-rights#comments Malawi Experiences Advocacy Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children Voice Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Radio Education NGOs Rights Communicating with, for and about children Global ICT for Development Africa Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:56:12 +0000 aventh 9351355 at http://www.comminit.com Global Mapping of Communication for Development Interventions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-mapping-communication-development-interventions-peacebuilding-and-conflict-transf <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/unicef_c4d.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="70" 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"> Beatrice M. Spadacini </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"This mapping examines the use of Communication for Development (C4D) in peacebuilding efforts ....The objectives of this mapping are to identify C4D interventions that might be applicable to peacebuilding and what lessons can be drawn about process and impact." </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.unicef.org/cbsc/files/Global_Mapping_C4D_Peacebuilding.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 55-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/kerida-mcdonald-unicef">Kerida McDonald - UNICEF</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/cbsc/index_66032.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) website</a>, September 29 2014 and email from Kerida McDonald to The Communication Initiative on October 6 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-mapping-communication-development-interventions-peacebuilding-and-conflict-transf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/global-mapping-communication-development-interventions-peacebuilding-and-conflict-transf#comments Colombia Guatemala Liberia Palestinian Territory Rwanda Sierra Leone South Africa Global Strategic Thinking Digital Children Community Participation Entertainment Live Performance Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Entertainment Orgs Radio Education Foundations Government Departments Research News Media NGOs United Nations Youth Featured BBC Media Action Panos Sesame Workshop UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:41:03 +0000 jlevy 9351336 at http://www.comminit.com Bringing hope after disaster in Nepal http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bringing-hope-after-disaster-nepal-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_1_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Bidhya Chapagain, September 26 2014 - <strong><em>Man Bahadur Lama was sitting in a relief centre when I first met him. Visibly shocked and heavy with grief, he told me he was desperately awaiting government papers which would qualify him for help as a person displaced by disaster. </em></strong></p> <p>We were at the makeshift centre - a vast hall in a disused mining plant in the Sindupalchowk district of Nepal - to record an episode of our TV and radio debate show Sajha Sawal (Common Questions). </p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bringing-hope-after-disaster-nepal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bringing-hope-after-disaster-nepal-0#comments Nepal Blogs: Humanitarian Response Policies Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Blogs: Rights and Development Community Participation Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Development Assistance Radio Television Government Departments NGOs Rights Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Democracy and Governance Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:03:41 +0000 BBC Media Action 9351315 at http://www.comminit.com Open Jirga: one man’s amazing Afghan journey http://www.comminit.com/global/content/open-jirga-one-man%E2%80%99s-amazing-afghan-journey-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_2_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Zabiullah Faizy, September 26 2014&nbsp; - <strong><em>Abdurrasul Pamiri stunned the studio audience of our discussion programme Open Jirga when he revealed he had travelled eight days from the Pamir Mountains in northern Afghanistan to ask a question.</em></strong></p> <p>"Twenty kilometres on foot from my village to the Wakhan district," he explained, "And approximately four days of travel by horse and donkey to get to the Eshkashim district [the first district in the north-east that is connected by roads]."</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/open-jirga-one-man%E2%80%99s-amazing-afghan-journey-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/open-jirga-one-man%E2%80%99s-amazing-afghan-journey-0#comments Afghanistan 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy - Partnerships for Child Rights Blogs: Conflict and Fragility Blogs: Rights and Development Children Community Participation Child Protection Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Radio Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Gender NGOs Rights Youth Featured BBC Media Action Adolescent Development Global Children, Equity and Development Policy Blogs Democracy and Governance Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:54:45 +0000 BBC Media Action 9351314 at http://www.comminit.com