<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en The Infinity Loop for Optimising Development of Empathy http://comminit.com/global/content/infinity-loop-optimising-development-empathy <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"> Iván Győző Somlai </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">Sunday, January 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Be it bureaucratic disagreements, political imbroglios, development project multinational team disagreements or violent security circumstances, it has often been exceedingly difficult to attempt - let alone actually engage in - useful dialogues with adversaries, disputants or counterparts....Yet dialogic efforts are indispensible in increasing understanding among conflicting or adversarial parties."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://journals.uop.edu.pk/papers/2.%20Ivan-Canada-Formatted.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 16-page paper 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/empathy.jpg" alt="" title="The Infinity Loop for Optimising Development of Empathy" 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"> isomlai </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://journals.uop.edu.pk/issue_detail.php?issue_id=12&amp;journal_id=14" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>Pakistan Journal of Peace &amp; Conflict Studies</em></a> Vol. 1, No. 1. Jan-Jun 2016, pp. 15-29 - sent via email from Iván Gyozo Somlai to The Communication Initiative on February 22 2017. <i>Image credit:</i> © Iván Gyozo Somlai, 1992 &amp; 2015</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/infinity-loop-optimising-development-empathy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/infinity-loop-optimising-development-empathy#comments Global Strategic Thinking Conflict Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Global Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:33:19 +0000 isomlai 9487489 at http://comminit.com Senegal Behavior Change Communication Research: Kaolack Endline Report http://comminit.com/global/content/senegal-behavior-change-communication-research-kaolack-endline-report <h4>Measurement and Research Support to Education Strategy Goal 1</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"> Karen Schmidt </div> <div class="field-item even"> Joseph Destefano </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Stirling Cummings </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">Sunday, May 1, 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>RTI International (RTI) consultant (<em>Schmidt</em>); RTI (<em>Destefano, Cummings</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The assumption is that if parents believe that home literacy and language activities can enhance the success of children in school, and if they have specific tools to use, they will develop more self-efficacy, that is to say, belief that they have a role to play in the children's success."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://globalreadingnetwork.net/eddata/senegal-behavior-change-communication-research-kaolack-endline-report" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the 70-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/senegal2.jpg" alt="" title="Social and Behavior Change Communication to Support Early Grade Reading" width="100" height="59" 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"> Karen Schmidt </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 Karen Schmidt to The Communication Initiative on February 24 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/social-and-behavior-change-communication-support-early-grade-reading">Social and Behavior Change Communication to Support Early Grade Reading </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/senegal-behavior-change-communication-research-kaolack-endline-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/senegal-behavior-change-communication-research-kaolack-endline-report#comments Senegal Project Evaluations Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Impact Evaluation Data SDG 4: Quality Education Children Community Participation Quality Early Learning to Scale Bilaterals Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Radio Education Research NGOs Featured USAID Communicating with, for and about children Global Early Child Development Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:54:01 +0000 Karen Schmidt 9487487 at http://comminit.com The Best Defense: Threats to Journalists' Safety Demand Fresh Approach http://comminit.com/global/content/best-defense-threats-journalists-safety-demand-fresh-approach <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"> Robert Mahoney </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, February 21, 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>Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Much work remains to be done to improve the security of journalists in the face of unprecedented threats, including the spread of violent non-state actors, the shrinking rule of law, resurgent authoritarianism, and an industry shift toward reliance on freelancers. Journalists, news outlets, and press freedom groups must find approaches that go beyond traditional training and advocacy."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://cpj.org/reports/2017/02/best-defense-safety-emergencies-freelance-risk-conflict-killed-kidnapped-digital.php" target="_blank">Click here to read the report online or to download it in PDF format (32 pages).</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/cpj2.jpg" alt="" title="The Best Defense: Threats to Journalists&#039; Safety Demand Fresh Approach" width="100" height="54" 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"> Committee to Pr... </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>Ethical Journalism Bulletin - 23 February 2017; and <a href="https://cpj.org/reports/2017/02/best-defense-safety-emergencies-freelance-risk-conflict-killed-kidnapped-digital.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CPJ website</a>, February 27 2017. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> "Journalists transmit footage of protests in Egypt's Tahrir Square in February 2011. Advances in technology that bring reporters closer to the action increase the dangers they face." (AP/Ben Curtis)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/best-defense-threats-journalists-safety-demand-fresh-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/best-defense-threats-journalists-safety-demand-fresh-approach#comments Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital Journalism Conflict Governance and Democracy Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media Democracy and Governance Global Media Development Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:20:33 +0000 Committee to Protect Journalists 9487484 at http://comminit.com Engaging Men in Public Policies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls http://comminit.com/global/content/engaging-men-public-policies-prevention-violence-against-women-and-girls <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"> Francisco Aguayo </div> <div class="field-item even"> Eduardo Kimelman </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Pamela Saavedra </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jane Kato-Wallace </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, September 13, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This report aims to provide evidence about what works when it comes to the strategy of engaging men and boys to prevent and eventually eradicate violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. The report, which was produced by UN Women, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), EME/CulturaSalud, and Promundo in collaboration with the MenEngage Latin America Network, examines the effectiveness of policies, action plans, and impact-evaluated programmes aiming to engage men in addressing the serious health and human rights issue that is VAWG. In short, the report reveals that it is possible to change men's attitudes toward VAWG through promising, innovative interventions.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://promundoglobal.org/resources/engaging-men-public-policies-prevention-violence-women-girls/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here to access the resource in English (80 pages, PDF) or Spanish (84 pages, PDF).</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/creche_maio2015_047-banner.jpg" alt="" title="Engaging Men in Public Policies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls" width="100" height="53" 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"> Jane Kato - Promundo </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>Promundo News: February 2017, via the IBP Knowledge Gateway on February 22 2017; and <a href="http://promundoglobal.org/2016/09/13/new-report-highlights-public-policies-programs-engage-men-preventing-violence/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Promundo news release</a>, September 13 2016 - accessed on February 24 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/engaging-men-public-policies-prevention-violence-against-women-and-girls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/engaging-men-public-policies-prevention-violence-against-women-and-girls#comments Caribbean Latin America Strategic Thinking Advocacy SDG 3: Good Health Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Radio Television Research Gender Health NGOs United Nations Rights Women UNFPA Global Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:52:18 +0000 Jane Kato - Promundo 9487455 at http://comminit.com Hilkor ("Ripples in the Water") and Mai Sari Sunakhari ("Orchid, Like Me") Radio Dramas http://comminit.com/global/content/hilkor-ripples-water-and-mai-sari-sunakhari-orchid-me-radio-dramas <p><em>"Now 22 years old with a 3.5-year-old daughter, Lalita lives with her parents and listens avidly to a radio drama, Hilkor ('Ripples in the Water'). In it, she hears her story and she hopes that other girls will know the truth and be able to avoid situations exactly like hers."</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>As with all PMC radio serial dramas, Hilkor and Mai Sari Sunakhari were created using PMC's <a href="https://www.populationmedia.org/product/serial-dramas/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">serial drama methodology</a>. PMC dramas are culturally specific stories with "positive" and "negative" characters, as well as "transitional" characters to model behaviours. The goal is to broaden the behavioural choices available to the audience by showing a large range of choices and the realistic consequences of different decisions. Hilkor and Mai Sari Sunakhari don't tell people what is "good" or "bad" because that would oppose their goal of introducing more information and encouraging discussion and self-reflection. The dramas contain plots and sub-plots that unfold over time, allowing the audience to get involved with the story and watch the actions and consequences. The goal is to provide powerful stories filled with realistic characters and plot twists that generate a range of emotions as the audience gets pulled into the story.</p> <ul> <li>To read about the characters and storylines of Hilkor, <a href="https://www.populationmedia.org/projects/hilkor/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">click here.</a></li> <li>To read about the characters and storylines of Mai Sari Sunakhari, <a href="https://www.populationmedia.org/projects/mai-sari-sunakhari/#storylines" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">click here.</a></li> </ul> <p>Prominent personnel have lent their voices in an effort to raise awareness about the issues explored in the dramas and draw listeners to them. As people gathered to celebrate the Nepali New Year in 2016, the former Nepali president Right Honorable Former President Ram Baran Yadav, who was married at age 14 (his wife was 12), spoke about the dramas, saying of his own marriage: "that was 60 years ago. The situation on child marriage is almost the same as it was before, especially in Madhesh where I come from. Things need to change."</p> <p> Rajesh Hamal, a Nepali actor with so much notoriety people often call him "Maha-Nayak", which means "Great Actor", promoted Mai Sari Sunakhari on TV spots that have run on national and local stations throughout Nepal, calling it his favourite radio show. "Hamal is generally not involved in commercial promotion," says Rajan Parajuli, PMC's Country Representative in Nepal. "He is always taken as one of the few intellectual celebrities of the country. The people of Nepal believe his words." Hamal is the ambassador for the National Campaign of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare in Nepal. He publicly strongly supports ending child marriage and gender-based violence.</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>Child Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Family Planning, Gender Equality, Gender-Based Violence, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, and Reproductive 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>According to Girls Not Brides, Nepal has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world and has the third highest rate of early marriage in Asia. For many economically poor families, the marriage dowry for their daughter is a necessity, and others suffer from the misperception that women who are not married early are not "pure". Girls Not Brides reports that 41% of Nepali girls are married before they're 18 years old and that the devastation of the 2015 earthquake has put girls and women in even more vulnerable situations that may increase rates of child marriage. The CIA reports that only 53% of women over the age of 15 in Nepal can read and write.</p> <p> According to a study done by Samarth-Nepal, 80% of the people of Nepal consider radio to be one of their prime media outlets. Research carried out by Sharecast Initiative Nepal showed that 35% of the respondents tune in to the radio daily. This demonstrates why PMC chose radio to reach key intended audiences. They hope to reach families with important messages. "I dream if I could stop [the drama character] Shilpa from obeying her family," says Lalita about Hilkor. She says she has learned that crying and complaining about life is not a solution and that listening to the drama has made her feel empowered and hopeful for other girls. "If I had chance to listen the drama 'Hilkor' before in my life, I would have filed a case against my parents but would never get married."</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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/img_2096-web-1000.jpg" alt="" title="Hilkor (&quot;Ripples in the Water&quot;) and Mai Sari Sunakhari (&quot;Orchid, Like Me&quot;) Radio Dramas" 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>PMC and the Antenna Foundation (AFN), with funding from the Kendeda Fund.</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"> Missie Thurston </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="https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/04/18/829818/10161898/en/Nepal-s-First-President-Celebrates-Efforts-to-End-Child-Marriage-this-Nepali-New-Year.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Nepal's First President Celebrates Efforts to End Child Marriage this Nepali New Year"</a>, April 18 2016 press release, and <a href="https://www.populationmedia.org/projects/hilkor/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Hilkor description on the PMC website</a> and <a href="https://www.populationmedia.org/projects/mai-sari-sunakhari/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Mai Sari Sunakhari page on the PMC website</a>, all accessed on February 24 2017; and email from Missie Thurston to The Communication Initiative on February 27 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/hilkor-ripples-water-and-mai-sari-sunakhari-orchid-me-radio-dramas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/hilkor-ripples-water-and-mai-sari-sunakhari-orchid-me-radio-dramas#comments Nepal Experiences SDG 3: Good Health Children Entertainment Radio Television Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs Nutrition Reproductive Health Rights Women Youth Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Entertainment-Education Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:52:26 +0000 Missie Thurston 9487447 at http://comminit.com AidDrops http://comminit.com/global/content/aiddrops <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"> Martin Dawes </div> </div> </div> <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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/aiddrop.png" alt="" title="AidDrops" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Connectivity is the lifeblood of migration." - Deidre McKay, interviewee on an AidDrops podcast</em></p> <p> This resource is a series of podcasts on SoundCloud featuring interviews conducted by Martin Dawes, a former BBC foreign correspondent and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) worker in Africa and South Asia who is part of the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network. CDAC-N is a growing platform of more than 30 humanitarian, media development, social innovation, technology, and telecommunication organisations that are dedicated to saving lives and making aid more effective through communication and information exchange. Dawes's intention in conducting the interviews is to support his working with those in the CDAC Network who respond to disasters and who believe that listening to those affected is the right and effective way to go.</p> <p> To cite only a few examples of the podcasts:</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://soundcloud.com/listener1984" target="_blank">Click here to access all the podcasts.</a></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/communicating-disaster-affected-communities-cdac">Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC)</a> </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"> Martin Dawes </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/communicating-disaster-affected-communities-cdac-0">Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/when-communicating-really-matters-experience-cdac-haiti">When Communicating Really Matters: The Experience of CDAC in Haiti</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="http://www.cdacnetwork.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CDAC-N website</a>, <a href="http://framing.indiana.edu/about/books-2/archipelago-care-filipino-migrants-global-networks/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Indiana University website</a>, and <a href="http://www.internews.org/our-stories/news/information-helps-refugees-protect-themselves-vital" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Internews website</a> - all accessed on February 23 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/aiddrops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/aiddrops#comments Global Materials Network Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Economic Development News/Information New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Population Risk Management Global ICT for Development Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:35:10 +0000 Martin Dawes 9487428 at http://comminit.com Inspiring Political Participation http://comminit.com/global/content/inspiring-political-participation <h4>Lessons from the Media</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"> Will Taylor </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, November 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"[A]ll these programmes sought to increase participation and accountability; reaching people that other media tend to ignore, getting them talking about politics and supporting them to influence decisions on the issues that affect their lives."</p> <p>This BBC Media Action practice briefing summary accompanies <a href="https://www.comminit.com/global/content/research-briefing-can-media-affect-political-participation" target="_blank">Andrea Scavo and Chris Snow’s research repor</a>t, published in October 2016, and reviews how political participation was measure in the research across seven countires and describes the lessons learned. "Four factors were important for BBC Media Action’s programmes to connect with people, and inspire them to discuss and pursue change on the issues that mattered to them."</p> <p>Those factors include the following:&nbsp;</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/practicebriefings/inspiring-participation.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 16-page document 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/bbc_inspiration.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="71" 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"> BBC Media Action </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.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/policy/practice-briefings/participation" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, February 22 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/research-briefing-can-media-affect-political-participation">Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/inspiring-political-participation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/inspiring-political-participation#comments Global Strategic Thinking Dialogue, Debate, Conversation SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Civic Engagement Community Participation Inclusive Politics Civil Society Elections Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Community Media Gender Empowerment Media and D and G Radio Television Rights and Justice News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Democracy and Governance Global Fragile Contexts Media Development Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:01:57 +0000 BBC Media Action 9487399 at http://comminit.com Routine Health Information Systems: A Curriculum on Basic Concepts and Practice http://comminit.com/global/content/routine-health-information-systems-curriculum-basic-concepts-and-practice <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, February 1, 2017</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/rhis.jpg" alt="" title="Routine Health Information Systems: A Curriculum on Basic Concepts and Practice" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Relevant and well-structured courses on RHIS are few, and are not tailored to the needs of developing countries."</em></p> <p> Routine health information systems (RHIS), also called health facility and community information systems, regularly generate data that have been collected at public and private health facilities and institutions, as well as at community-level healthcare posts and clinics. The purpose of this curriculum from MEASURE Evaluation is to enhance participants' capacity to conceptualise, design, develop, govern, and manage an RHIS and to use the information the system generates to improve public health practice and service delivery.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.measureevaluation.org/our-work/routine-health-information-systems/rhis-curriculum" 0="s:13:&quot;s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to access the curriculum.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/sr-16-135a/" 0="s:13:&quot;s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the syllabus in PDF or Word format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/sr-16-135b" 0="s:13:&quot;s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the facilitators&#039; guide in PDF or Word 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/5308">MEASURE Evaluation</a> </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"> MEASURE Evaluat... </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 Measure Evaluation to the IBP Knowledge Gateway, February 22 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> 2007 Hector Guerrero Skinfill, Courtesy of Photoshare</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/routine-health-information-systems-curriculum-basic-concepts-and-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/routine-health-information-systems-curriculum-basic-concepts-and-practice#comments Global Materials Digital SDG 3: Good Health Bilaterals Indicators News/Information Government Departments Health United Nations World Health Organization Global Health ICT for Development Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:51:51 +0000 MEASURE Evaluation Capacity Building Officer 9487393 at http://comminit.com 2016 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan http://comminit.com/global/content/2016-nigeria-polio-eradication-emergency-plan <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, December 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"The entire communication network coupled with other demand creation initiatives such as the scaling up of health camps and attractive pluses have shown results in reducing missed children, including non-compliance. Additional social data showed overall high levels of acceptance for both polio vaccines and routine immunization. There remain however some gaps in knowledge and understanding..."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://polioeradication.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/3.2_14IMB.pdf" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here for the 41-page document 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/20161011_nigeria-768x576.jpg" alt="" title="2016 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan" width="100" height="75" 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"> Emmanuel Abanid... </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>Image credit:</em> ©UNICEF/Nigeria (sourced from: <a href="http://polioeradication.org/news-post/delivering-polio-vaccine-within-a-complex-humanitarian-emergency-response-in-nigeria/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Delivering polio vaccine within a complex humanitarian emergency response in Nigeria"</a>)</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/2014-nigeria-polio-eradication-emergency-plan">2014 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/2016-nigeria-polio-eradication-emergency-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/2016-nigeria-polio-eradication-emergency-plan#comments Nigeria Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital SDG 3: Good Health Community Participation Entertainment Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Radio Television Government Departments Immunisation and Vaccines Religious Groups United Nations UNICEF World Health Organization Global Polio Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:20:45 +0000 Emmanuel Abanida - National Primary Health Care Development 9487387 at http://comminit.com The RED Strategy http://comminit.com/global/content/red-strategy <p>Reaching Every District (RED) is a strategy to achieve the goal of 80% immunisation coverage in all districts and 90% nationally in the World Health Organization (WHO) member states. RED aims to fully immunise every infant with all vaccines included in the national immunisation schedule of countries. In order to achieve this goal, the strategy focuses on building national capacity from district level upward to maximise access to all vaccines, old and new, and to address common obstacles to increasing immunisation coverage, with a focus on planning and monitoring. In brief, the RED approach encourages countries to use coverage data to make an analysis of the distribution of unimmunised infants, and thereby prioritise districts with poor access and utilisation of immunisation, while districts are encouraged to make microplans to identify local problems and adopt corrective solutions.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.who.int/immunization/programmes_systems/service_delivery/red/en/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here to access various documents on the RED strategy (and see Related Summaries, below).</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/az-pak-polio-397.jpg" alt="" title="The RED Strategy" width="100" height="67" 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"> Department of I... </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.who.int/immunization/programmes_systems/service_delivery/red/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WHO website</a>, and documents linked to from there, such as <a href="http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/3/07-042127/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Reaching Every District (RED) approach: a way to improve immunization performance"</a>, by Jos Vandelaer, Julian Bilous, and Deo Nshimirimana, <em>Bulletin of the World Health Organization</em> - accessed on February 22 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> End Polio Pakistan</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/microplanning-immunization-service-delivery-using-reaching-every-district-red-strategy">Microplanning for Immunization Service Delivery Using the Reaching Every District (RED) Strategy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/implementing-reaching-every-district-approach-guide-district-health-management-teams">Implementing the Reaching Every District Approach: A Guide for District Health Management Teams</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/depth-evaluation-reaching-every-district-approach-african-region-2007">In-Depth Evaluation of the Reaching Every District Approach in the African Region, 2007</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/implementation-and-evaluation-reaching-every-district-red-strategy-assam-india-2005%E2%80%932008">Implementation and evaluation of the Reaching Every District (RED) strategy in Assam, India, 2005–2008</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/reaching-every-district-development-and-testing-health-micro-planning-strategy-reaching-">Reaching every district - development and testing of a health micro-planning strategy for reaching difficult to reach populations in Mongolia</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/what-reaching-every-district-red-immunization-brief-overview">What is Reaching Every District (RED) in Immunization?: A brief overview</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/red-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/red-strategy#comments Global Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking SDG 3: Good Health Children Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information Government Departments Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations UNICEF USAID World Health Organization Global Health Polio Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:34:46 +0000 Department of Immunization 9487379 at http://comminit.com