<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en A Review of 10 Years of Vasectomy Programming and Research in Low-Resource Settings http://comminit.com/global/content/review-10-years-vasectomy-programming-and-research-low-resource-settings <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"> Dominick Shattuck </div> <div class="field-item even"> Brian Perry </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Catherine Packer </div> <div class="field-item even"> Dawn Chin Quee </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, December 23, 2016</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>Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University (<em>Shattuck</em>); Duke Clinical Research Institute (<em>Perry</em>); FHI 360 (<em>Packer, Quee</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"With...growing support and refinement of gender and male involvement programming, now is an opportune time to incorporate voluntary vasectomy services into national family planning strategies."</em></p> <p> This article reviews recent literature related to voluntary vasectomy programmes in low-resource settings to synthesise common barriers and facilitators to vasectomy uptake and identify recommendations to strengthen future vasectomy promotion efforts. According to research cited here, vasectomy is a highly effective and safe contraceptive method for couples who want to stop childbearing, but only 2.4% of men around the world use this method.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/4/4/647.full.pdf+html" target="_blank">Click here in order to access the 14-page paper online or in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/smile.jpg" alt="" title="A Review of 10 Years of Vasectomy Programming and Research in Low-Resource Settings" width="86" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catherine Packer </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><em>Global Health: Science and Practice</em>, December 23 2016, vol. 4 no. 4, p. 647-660 doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00235 - sent via email from Catherine Packer to The Communication Initiative on January 13 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> ACQUIRE Project</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/promoting-vasectomy-services">Promoting Vasectomy Services</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/how-create-successful-vasectomy-programs">How to Create Successful Vasectomy Programs</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/get-permanent-smile-increasing-awareness-access-and-utilization-vasectomy-services-ghana">&#039;Get a Permanent Smile&#039;- Increasing Awareness of, Access to, and Utilization of Vasectomy Services in Ghana</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/vasectomy-long-slow-haul-successful-takeoff">Vasectomy: A Long, Slow Haul to Successful Takeoff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/review-10-years-vasectomy-programming-and-research-low-resource-settings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/review-10-years-vasectomy-programming-and-research-low-resource-settings#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Television Gender NGOs Reproductive Health USAID Global Health Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:33:07 +0000 Catherine Packer 9486553 at http://comminit.com Vasectomy: A Long, Slow Haul to Successful Takeoff http://comminit.com/global/content/vasectomy-long-slow-haul-successful-takeoff <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"> James Shelton </div> <div class="field-item even"> Roy Jacobstein </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, December 23, 2016</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>Global Health: Science and Practice (<i>Shelton</i>); IntraHealth International (<i>Jacobstein</i>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Robust demand generation should include messaging specific to vasectomy, but should also draw on broader social and behavior change communication efforts increasingly aimed at engaging men in family planning."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/4/4/514.full.html" target="_blank">Click here to access the 4-page editorial online or in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/kenyan-couple-jacobstein-post.jpg" alt="" title="Vasectomy: A Long, Slow Haul to Successful Takeoff" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> James D. Shelton </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><em>Global Health: Science and Practice</em>. 2016; 4(4): 514–517. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00355" title="http://dx.doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00355" rel="nofollow">http://dx.doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00355</a> <em>Image credit:</em> Knowledge for Health (K4Health)</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/review-10-years-vasectomy-programming-and-research-low-resource-settings">A Review of 10 Years of Vasectomy Programming and Research in Low-Resource Settings</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/vasectomy-long-slow-haul-successful-takeoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/vasectomy-long-slow-haul-successful-takeoff#comments Global Strategic Thinking Person-to-Person Interpersonal Gender NGOs Reproductive Health Global Health Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:22:15 +0000 James D. Shelton 9486551 at http://comminit.com Communication for Development: Dialogue and Involvement to Achieve Sustainable Results http://comminit.com/global/content/communication-development-dialogue-and-involvement-achieve-sustainable-results <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"> 2016 </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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/c4d.jpg" alt="" title="Communication for Development: Dialogue and Involvement to Achieve Sustainable Results" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Including C4D in a project does not require an exceptional effort. It requires a listening and open attitude, accompanying the project from the beginning to the end to make the project live locally, facilitate its progress and enhance its impact."</em></p> <p> Designed by the Belgian Development Agency (BTC) to be both a source of inspiration and a practical guide, this resource facilitates the incorporation of communication for development (C4D) in activities carried out as part of development projects to obtain better results. In brief, C4D involves ascertaining whether all stakeholders of a project are on the same wavelength, ensuring that they are aware of their role and that they are participants in achieving a better outcome. C4D principles emphasise:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.btcctb.org/sites/default/files/communication_for_development_dialogue_and_involvement_to_achieve_sustainable_results_c4d_guide_btc_en.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 32-page manual in English (PDF format).</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="https://www.btcctb.org/sites/default/files/communication_pour_le_developpement_dialogue_et_participation_pour_des_resultats_durables_guide_c4d_ctb_fr_final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 32-page manual in French (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/belgian-development-agency-btc">Belgian Development Agency (BTC)</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>English, French</p> </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>32</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> gcouck </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 Guido Couck to The Communication Initiative on January 17 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/communication-development-dialogue-and-involvement-achieve-sustainable-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/communication-development-dialogue-and-involvement-achieve-sustainable-results#comments Global Materials Digital Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Print News/Information Radio Television Research Visual Arts Gender Global Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:53:14 +0000 gcouck 9486549 at http://comminit.com Breakthrough-RESEARCH http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-research <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/two_women_cell_0.jpg" alt="" title="Breakthrough-RESEARCH" width="100" height="68" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Breakthrough-RESEARCH addresses a clear need for increased study of SBC [social and behaviour change] interventions. Few existing studies examine mechanisms of effect in large, multi-component interventions, raise questions of cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness, or explore challenges in implementation that may negatively affect behavioral impact. There is also limited understanding of the sustained behavioral or health impact of SBC due in part to donor priorities and funding cycles as well as a failure of donors and governments to systematically coordinate their evaluation efforts to allow for longer-term review of intervention impact."</em></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">Friday, March 3, 2017</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>To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in the request for application (RFA) that is available under the <a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291035" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Related Documents tab here</strong></a> and meet eligibility standards in Section C of the RFA. Any questions concerning the RFA must be submitted to Ms. Samantha Corey, Agreement Officer, via email at <a href="mailto:scorey@usaid.gov" rel="nofollow">scorey@usaid.gov</a>.</p> <p> Applications must be submitted in electronic format only as described in Section D of the RFA. Applicants will need to have available, or need to download, Adobe to their computers in order to view and save the Adobe forms properly. If you have difficulty registering on <a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/apply-for-grants.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a> or accessing the RFA, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at <a href="mailto:support@grants.gov" rel="nofollow">support@grants.gov</a> for technical assistance.</p> <p> Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide approximately US$55 million in total USAID funding to support countries in achieving desired improvements in health and development outcomes, including: increasing demand for FP satisfied with modern contraception; ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD); achieving and maintaining an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG); and achieving a malaria-free world. While one award is anticipated as a result of this RFA, USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. Note: An organisation cannot submit an application to both Breakthrough-RESEARCH and Breakthrough-ACTION RFAs as a prime applicant. If it is discovered during the evaluation phase of the Breakthrough RFAs that an organisation has applied as a prime applicant to both Breakthrough-ACTION and Breakthrough-RESEARCH, the applicant and applications will not be considered for either award. An organisation may, however, respond to one of the Breakthrough RFAs as a prime applicant, and be included as a proposed sub-awardee in another organisation's application to the other Breakthrough RFA.</p> <p> The period of performance anticipated is 5 years from the date of award. The estimated start date will be upon the signature of the award, on or about July 1 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> slc729 </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="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291035" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a>, January 17 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> USAID</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/breakthrough-action">Breakthrough-ACTION</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-research#comments Global Funding 2017 March Digital SDG 3: Good Health Children Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Marketing Print News/Information Radio Television Research Visual Arts Gender Health HIV AIDS Immunisation and Vaccines Malaria and Dengue Reproductive Health Women Featured USAID Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:38:17 +0000 slc729 9486542 at http://comminit.com Breakthrough-ACTION http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-action <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/landing-page-800.jpg" alt="" title="Breakthrough-ACTION" width="100" height="61" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Recent years have seen significant changes in behavioral programming generally, and SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] specifically. Widespread access to mobile phones and social media has transformed the communication landscape, enhancing interpersonal connectivity and speeding the spread of new ideas and norms. The number and types of institutions engaged in SBC - including international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local NGOs, local and international creative agencies, and donors - has increased dramatically, introducing new ways of thinking about and describing behavioral programming."</em></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">Friday, March 3, 2017</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>To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in the request for application (RFA) that is available under the <strong><a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291035" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Related Documents tab here</a></strong> and meet eligibility standards in Section C of the RFA. Any questions concerning the RFA must be submitted to Ms. Samantha Corey, Agreement Officer, via email at <a href="mailto:scorey@usaid.gov" rel="nofollow">scorey@usaid.gov</a>.</p> <p> Applications must be submitted in electronic format only as described in Section D of the RFA. Applicants will need to have available, or need to download, Adobe to their computers in order to view and save the Adobe forms properly. If you have difficulty registering on <a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/apply-for-grants.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a> or accessing the RFA, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at <a href="mailto:support@grants.gov" rel="nofollow">support@grants.gov</a> for technical assistance.</p> <p> Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide approximately US$300 million in total USAID funding to support countries in achieving desired improvements in health and development outcomes, including: increasing demand for FP satisfied with modern contraception; ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD); achieving and maintaining an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG); and achieving a malaria-free world. While one award is anticipated as a result of this RFA, USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. Note: An organisation cannot submit an application to both Breakthrough-RESEARCH and Breakthrough-ACTION RFAs as a prime applicant. If it is discovered during the evaluation phase of the Breakthrough RFAs that an organisation has applied as a prime applicant to both Breakthrough-ACTION and Breakthrough-RESEARCH, the applicant and applications will not be considered for either award. An organisation may, however, respond to one of the Breakthrough RFAs as a prime applicant, and be included as a proposed sub-awardee in another organisation's application to the other Breakthrough RFA.</p> <p> The period of performance anticipated is 5 years from the date of award. The estimated start date will be upon the signature of the award, on or about July 1 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> slc729 </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="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291016" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a>, January 17 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Amy Fowler, USAID</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/breakthrough-research">Breakthrough-RESEARCH</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-action#comments Global Funding 2017 March Digital SDG 3: Good Health Children Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Marketing Print News/Information Radio Television Visual Arts Gender Health HIV AIDS Immunisation and Vaccines Malaria and Dengue Reproductive Health Women Featured USAID Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:33:30 +0000 slc729 9486541 at http://comminit.com Training Toolkit on MSM Programming for the MENA Region http://comminit.com/global/content/training-toolkit-msm-programming-mena-region <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">Tuesday, December 20, 2016</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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/msm_mena_figures_listing.jpg" alt="" title="Training Toolkit on MSM Programming for the MENA Region" width="100" height="68" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 4-volume training toolkit on men who have sex with men (MSM) programming for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region was developed jointly by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the civil society organisation (CSO) partners of the Alliance's MENA programme. The source document is the 2012 MENA regional UNAIDS handbook: <a href="http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2012/20120920_MSM_MENA" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>HIV and Outreach Programmes with Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Middle East and North Africa: From a Process of Raising Awareness to a Process of Commitment</em></a>. It is intended for training and guiding community outreach workers, peer educators, and managers of organisations that want to start MSM programmes in their country or town.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/888/Alliance_MENA_MSM_project_orient_original.pdf?1484579022" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for the 72-page orientation manual in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/889/Alliance_MENA_MSM_module_1_original.pdf?1484578944" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for module 1 of the 80-page peer education manual in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/890/Alliance_MENA_MSM_module_2_original.pdf?1484578968" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for module 2 of the 60-page peer education manual in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/891/Alliance_MENA_MSM_module_3_original.pdf?1484578998" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for module 3 of the 60-page peer education manual 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/4879">International HIV/AIDS Alliance</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>72 (orientation manual); 80, 80, 60 (peer education manual)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeffrey O’Malle... </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="http://www.aidsalliance.org/resources/868-training-toolkit-on-msm-programming-for-the-mena-region" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Alliance website</a>, and <a href="http://aidsalliance.org/blog/867-meeting-the-needs-of-msm-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Meeting the needs of MSM in the Middle East and North Africa"</a>, by Manuel Couffignal, December 20 2016 - both accessed on January 17 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/training-toolkit-msm-programming-mena-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/training-toolkit-msm-programming-mena-region#comments Middle East North Africa Materials Advocacy Empower MSM Sex Workers Transgender Civil Society Person-to-Person Interpersonal Gender HIV AIDS NGOs United Nations Rights Featured UNAIDS Global HIV / AIDS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:43:36 +0000 Jeffrey O’Malley - International HIV/AIDS Alliance (AIDS All 9486539 at http://comminit.com A Guide to Data Innovation for Development: From Idea to Proof-of-Concept http://comminit.com/global/content/guide-data-innovation-development-idea-proof-concept <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">Tuesday, December 6, 2016</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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/innovate.png" alt="" title="A Guide to Data Innovation for Development: From Idea to Proof-of-Concept" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resource provides step-by-step guidance for development practitioners to leverage new sources of data. "Data innovation" is described here as the use of new or non-traditional data sources - e.g., digital data derived from social media, web content, transaction data, global positioning system (GPS) devices - and methods to gain a more nuanced understanding of development challenges. In the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for instance, effective data collection, analysis, and monitoring can help policymakers to course-correct programmes and policies more quickly and cost efficiently.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/innovation/UNGP_BigDataGuide2016_%20Web.pdf?download" target="_blank">Click here to download the 42-page guide 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/5496">United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)</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-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> United Nations ... </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="http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/development-impact/a-guide-to-data-innovation-for-development---from-idea-to-proof-.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNDP website</a>, January 17 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/guide-data-innovation-development-idea-proof-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/guide-data-innovation-development-idea-proof-concept#comments Global Materials Digital Governance and Democracy Economic Development News/Information Research New Technologies United Nations UNDP Global ICT for Development Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:54:49 +0000 United Nations Development Programme - UNDP 9486538 at http://comminit.com Ethics in the News http://comminit.com/global/content/ethics-news <h4>EJN Report on Challenges for Journalism in the Post-Truth Era</h4> <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"> Aidan White, Ed. </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, January 10, 2017</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>Ethical Journalism Network (EJN)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"After a year of unprecedented news-making, media around the world are stepping back to ask a pertinent question - what is the future of ethical journalism in an age when it appears that the public around the world are falling out with facts, humanity and accountable truth-telling?"</em></p> <p> From the <a href="http://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ethical Journalism Network (EJN)</a>, this report explores some of the ethical challenges media faced in 2016 and looks forward by giving journalists guidance and tips on ethical survival techniques.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ejn-ethics-in-the-news.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 52-page report in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ethics_1.png" alt="" title="Ethics in the News" width="100" height="94" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethical Journal... </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="http://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/ethics-in-the-news" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Press Release - 10 January 2017</a>, sent to The Communication Initiative on January 9 2017, and email from Tom Law to The Communication Initiative on January 15 2017.</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/tell-you-truth-ethical-journalism-initiative">To Tell You the Truth: The Ethical Journalism Initiative</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/hate-speech-five-point-test-journalists">Hate-Speech: A Five-Point Test for Journalists</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/ethics-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/ethics-news#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Journalism Governance and Democracy Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media Political Orgs Rights Democracy and Governance Global Media Development Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:54:22 +0000 Ethical Journalism Network 9486535 at http://comminit.com A tribute to Om Prakash Puri http://comminit.com/global/content/tribute-om-prakash-puri-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_india_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Devika Bahl on January 13 2017 - <strong><em>Veteran Indian actor, Om Puri, who passed away last week, fronted our HIV and AIDS drama series, Jasoos Vijay – helping make it one of India’s most watched TV shows of its time. Devika Bahl, creative director for the series shares fond memories of an exceptional man.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/tribute-om-prakash-puri-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/tribute-om-prakash-puri-0#comments India Film and Video Entertainment Enhance Social Protection Blogs: Media Development Entertainment Orgs Television HIV AIDS NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs HIV / AIDS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:52:05 +0000 BBC Media Action 9486534 at http://comminit.com Conversation: Hard or Soft strategy? http://comminit.com/global/content/conversation-hard-or-soft-strategy <p>As the struggle continues to effectively address both the transmission of HIV and the social, political and economic ramifications of <a href="//www.comminit.com/hiv-aids/category/sites/global/hiv-aids" rel="nofollow"><strong>HIV/AIDS</strong></a>, how do you assess the value associated with <strong>conversation, dialogue and debate as key communication elements in that struggle?</strong> Highly valued and well supported? Lip service and few resources provided? Doubted as simply a soft approach and therefore overlooked?&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p>As an input to that consideration and dialogue please also consider and provide your critique of the following <strong><a href="http://www.comminit.com/hiv-aids/search/apachesolr_search/?filters=tid%3A347%20tid%3A347%20tid%3A36&amp;retain-filters=1">action knowledge and strategic thinking shared from the network</a></strong> in 2016:</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/conversation-hard-or-soft-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/conversation-hard-or-soft-strategy#comments Global HIV / AIDS HIV/AIDS Network Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:19:15 +0000 Warren Feek 9486493 at http://comminit.com