<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Impact Data - Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-data-domin-nakloke-unlocking-love <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/iddomin.jpg" alt="" title="Impact Data - Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Launched in July 2017 by the Timorese non-governmental organisation (NGO) Ba Futuru, Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) is an entertainment-education film series in Timor-Leste that explores issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, gender equality, and healthy relationships. Centred around the trials and tribulations of a group of best friends, its intended audience is young people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-methodologies-impact"> <div class="field-label">Methodologies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ba Futuru undertook anonymous, pre- and post-surveys with 43 high school students (27 female and 16 male) ages 16 to 20 years old in Manatuto before and after the students viewed the first three episodes of the Domin Nakloke film series. (Four of the 43 students had previously watched two of the episodes.)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-access-impact"> <div class="field-label">Access:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To date, the first three episodes have reached more than 175,000 viewers on social media.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-5"> <div class="field-label">Knowledge Shifts:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With regard to <em>Shout It Out:</em></p> <ul> <li>Before watching the episode, only 58% of viewers knew that a neighbour could report a case of domestic violence, whereas after watching the film, 100% of the participants knew this to be the case.</li> <li>Beforehand, only 58% of viewers reported that they know the places where a victim can get assistance for gender-based violence and were able to list the places, whereas afterwards 100% of viewers reported knowing the places, and 98% of viewers were able to list two places that victims could get assistance.</li> <li>The student viewers were asked: If violence were taking place in your neighbour's house, what would you do in order to get help? Beforehand, 35% could list two ways to help; afterwards, 100% could list one way to help, and 84% could list two ways they could help. Moreover, 98% (all but one male respondent) reported that they felt confident to use the pot banging strategy depicted in the film to try to stop violence by shaming the perpetrator.</li> <li>Beforehand, 28% of people (six out of the 16 males and six out of the 27 females) thought it was legal for a person to hit their spouse; afterwards, this decreased to 7% (two males and one female).</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Attitudes:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Regarding <em>Selfie</em>:</p> <ul> <li>The number of people thinking that is okay to force someone to have sex when you are in a relationship decreased from 12% to 2% after viewing the episode.</li> <li>When asked if they think there can be negative consequences if one shares someone's sexy photo on social media - the percentage before viewing <em>Selfie</em> was 81%; it increased to 100% after the viewing.</li> <li>63% were able to list the potential negative consequences before viewing, whereas afterwards all viewers were able to list the negative consequences.</li> </ul> <p>Regarding <em>Shout It Out</em>: Before watching, 19% of the students said yes, a woman's boyfriend or husband should hit her if she does something wrong (there was no gender difference in this percentage); after viewing the film, this reduced to 2% (only one male viewer still reporting this belief).</p> <p> Regarding <em>No Means No</em>:</p> <ul> <li>When asked if they think it is okay for a man to make sexual advances towards a woman when she is wearing sexy clothes, beforehand, 26% of student viewers said yes (eight males and three females), whereas afterwards, this decreased to 5% (one female and one male).</li> <li>When they were asked, "If you want to have sexual relations but your girlfriend/boyfriend doesn't want to, it is okay for you to force them to have sexual relations?" 12% (three males and two females) responded yes before watching this film; afterwards, this reduced to 2% (one female).</li> <li>Viewers were also asked if the people were already married whether it was okay to force one's spouse to have sex (an issue that was addressed in the talk show of this episode). 19% (two males and six females) responded yes before watching the film; afterwards, this decreased to 2% (one male).</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Increased Discussion of Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li>All of the viewers surveyed reported that they now feel confident to share information about relationship issues with their friends.</li> <li>44% of male respondents said that after watching the film series, they will remind their male friends not to perform sexual harassment, and 81% of male respondents said that they will remind their male friends not to use violence against their romantic partners.</li> <li>All of the women surveyed reporting that they will remind their friends to end a relationship if their romantic partner is overly controlling.</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-9"> <div class="field-label">Other Impacts:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>98% of viewers interviewed reported that they think the film series is relevant to their life (all but one male viewer), and 95% reported that Domin Nakloke got them to think about how to have better romantic relationships (all but one female and one male).</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FDominNakloke%2Fvideos%2F462970637415342%2F&amp;show_text=0&amp;width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe></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"> Sierra James </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/domin-nakloke-unlocking-love">Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)</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 Sierra James to The Communication Initiative on September 22 2017; and <a href="http://www.dominnakloke.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Domin Nakoloke website</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DominNakloke" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Domin Nakoloke on Facebook</a>, and <a href="https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/unlocking-love-domin-nakloke-film-series/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GlobalGiving website</a> (including the downloadable document "Domin Nakloke Student Viewer Survey Results") - all accessed on September 22 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-data-domin-nakloke-unlocking-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-data-domin-nakloke-unlocking-love#comments East Timor / Timor-Leste Excerpted Project Impact Data Evaluations Digital Impact Evaluation Data Film and Video Entertainment Adolescents and Violence Television Gender and Adolescence NGOs Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality Rights Women Youth Adolescent Development Global Entertainment-Education Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:29:51 +0000 Sierra James 9495956 at http://comminit.com Quick Guide to Adapting the Strategic Communication Framework for Zika Prevention http://comminit.com/global/content/quick-guide-adapting-strategic-communication-framework-zika-prevention <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"> Jennifer Orkis </div> <div class="field-item even"> Alice Payne Merritt </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Anne Ballard </div> <div class="field-item even"> Gabrielle Hunter </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Priya Parikh </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, July 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/title532926184.png" alt="" title="Quick Guide to Adapting the Strategic Communication Framework for Zika Prevention" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Based upon its comprehensive sister document (<em>Strategic Communication for Zika Prevention: A Framework for Local Adaptation</em> - available at Related Summaries, below), this guide provides concise, step-by-step guidance on how to adapt the strategic communication framework to a particular context. (The Framework provides a basic foundation and comprehensive illustrative content that can be adapted and expanded upon to create communication strategies tailored to the local context and the specific phase of the Zika response.) Developed by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), the guide walks the user through the entire process, using checklists and bulleted questions and tips. </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://healthcommcapacity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Quick-Guide-to-Adapting-the-Strategic-Communication-Framework-for-Zika-Prevention_-ae.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for the 19-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/content/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3-1">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)</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>19</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"> Kirsten Böse - ... </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/strategic-communication-zika-prevention-framework-local-adaptation">Strategic Communication for Zika Prevention: A Framework for Local Adaptation</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="https://healthcommcapacity.org/hc3resources/quick-guide-adapting-strategic-communication-framework-zika-prevention/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 website</a>, September 22 2017. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> Community members in La Lima, Honduras, participate in a Centro Social La Paz community dialogue on Zika with health educators from Global Communities. © 2017 Brendan Bannon/USAID, Courtesy of Photoshare.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/quick-guide-adapting-strategic-communication-framework-zika-prevention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/quick-guide-adapting-strategic-communication-framework-zika-prevention#comments Global Materials Digital Community Participation Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Television Research SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Health Risk Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Global Health Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:04:06 +0000 Kirsten Böse - Johns Hopkins University Center for Communica 9495953 at http://comminit.com Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) http://comminit.com/global/content/domin-nakloke-unlocking-love <p>As a key part of its violence prevention work, the Timorese non-governmental organisation (NGO) Ba Futuru utilises methods like film in an effort to create changes in attitudes and behaviour. Launched in July 2017, Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love) is an entertainment-education film series in Timor-Leste that explores issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, gender equality, and healthy relationships. Centred around the trials and tribulations of a group of best friends, its intended audience is young people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Created by behaviour change communication experts, the series is meant to be fun and engaging while addressing serious issues. According to Ba Futuru, research shows that entertainment-education influences mental models of individual viewers and, in the process, sets the stage for collective action by impacting mental models accepted by society. Dramas can be an accessible and engaging way through which to spread messages and promote positive behaviour.</p> <p> The series seeks to balance realistic scenarios with aspirational ones so as to:</p> <ul> <li>show the negative consequences of using violence;</li> <li>provide opportunities for male and female champions of violence prevention to have their voices heard widely through the talk shows associated with the series; and</li> <li>promote individual and collective thought on the eradication of violence against women and girls.</li> </ul> <p>To date, the episodes that have been produced include:</p> <ol> <li><em>Selfie</em> is about a high school student named Teresa and her boyfriend Adao. They love each other, but will one selfie destroy their entire relationship? Objectives include: highlighting the potential negative consequences of sharing sexual images of yourself; and reducing the acceptance of controlling behaviour towards women and girls.</li> <li>In <em>Shout It Out</em>, Elvira's friend Tina's father is a drunkard and a gambler. When he loses at cards, he is violent towards his family. This is contrasted with Elvira's house next door, where the father is often looking after his children and preparing their food. Will the community band together to stop Tina's father before he kills his wife? Objectives include: demonstrating the benefits of non-violent family relationships; empowering communities and individuals to reduce and prevent gender-based violence; and spreading information on how to file a case with the Vulnerable Persons Unit (VPU) of the Policia Nacíonal de Timor-Leste (PNTL). Another aim of the episode is to let people know that neighbours can report domestic violence and to provide a strategy for shaming the perpetrator in order to call on them to stop the use of violence. Thus, the episode promotes the use of pot banging or banging other metal objects (such as banging on a metal pole, which commonly used to draw attention in an earthquake or other event) as a practical tool for calling attention to domestic violence while the community is waiting for the police to come, or in cases where the police do not come (which is often also common, particularly in rural areas).</li> <li>In <em>No Means No</em>, the group of girls goes to a wedding party. They meet Jose (a football star) and Siku (a talented singer), who are best friends. When Jose tries to push himself on Sonia, the wedding becomes chaotic, and Jose's life may be destroyed as well. According to behaviour change specialists, peer attitudes are extremely important in shifting the behaviour of young men, and thus, Ba Futuru included a scene where a key positive male role model (and other peers of the sexual assailant) clearly speak out on this issue. This episode works to: portray negative consequences of sexual assault; send a clear message from male peers that forcing a woman sexually is unacceptable behaviour; decrease the acceptance of sexual violence; and share information on how to get assistance in the cases of sexual assault.</li> </ol> <p>Each episode is coupled with a talk show element that allows for debriefing around the series content, provides expert advice for young people, and features celebrity guests. For example, the <em>Shout It Out</em> episode offered an opportunity in the talk show element to talk about the different strategies for a victim to get assistance - whether it be legal aid, counseling, or a safe house. Similarly, after <em>No Means No</em>, the talk show provided a forum for service providers to speak about their work, giving clear information on how to access assistance. It also communicated that there is special support available for people living with a disability if they are sexually assaulted or if they are experiencing other problems or violence; information was provided on how this support can be accessed.</p> <p> Domin Nakoloke is active <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DominNakloke" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">on Facebook</a>, where the episodes may be viewed. (They can also be seen on the <a href="http://www.dominnakloke.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Domin Nakoloke website</a>.) The series has been played in high schools by Ba Futuru and Plan International and soon is expected to be aired on national television.</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>Youth, Gender Equality, Violence against Women</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>Timor-Leste is a post-conflict country where the use of violence against women and children is a commonplace and often culturally accepted behaviour. Despite Timor-Leste passing the Law Against Domestic Violence in 2010, rates of domestic violence remain high, and there is still a lack of knowledge that domestic violence is illegal. Moreover, many people still do not realise that, according to the law, domestic violence is a public crime and that everyone can report cases of domestic violence (not only the victim). The 2016 Nabilan (Ending Violence Against Women) Program "Health and Life Experiences Baseline Study" on the prevalence, perpetration, and consequences of violence in Timor-Leste found that 59% of women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence. This study also showed that 34% of women have experienced rape (mostly by their intimate partner), 14% of women experienced rape by a non-partner, and 3% of women have been gang-raped. In this context, Ba Futuru contends, it is critical to equip women and children with knowledge of support services and how to seek assistance when violence does occur, while also reducing the acceptance and normalisation of violence against women and children.</p> <p>Ba Futuru is a national not-for-profit organisation, whose name, in the local language Tetun, means "For the Future". Since its founding in 2004, Ba Futuru has worked to stop violence by empowering people across Timor-Leste with conflict mitigation skills, positive discipline strategies, protection information, and human rights awareness. Approaches include: using interactive, collaborative, human-rights-based approaches and training models; using the arts (including visual arts, drama, theatre, and film) as a medium for transformation and a tool of engagement; using media and dynamic learning materials; creating public events; strengthening effective community leadership; seeking innovative ways to enable participation and embed change; delivering programmes based on research, learning, and evidence; pursuing targeted advocacy and policy development; building strong partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally; and ensuring that empowerment is central to all of its efforts.</p> <p>Thus far, Ba Futuru has undertaken anonymous pre- and post-surveys with 43 high school students (27 female and 16 male) ages 16 to 20 years old in Manatuto before and after the students viewed the first 3 episodes of the Domin Nakloke film series. The results demonstrate the power of the series to increase knowledge and shift attitudes around healthy relationships. <em>See Related Summaries below to access the data</em>. To cite only one example: The number of people thinking that is okay to force someone to have sex when you are in a relationship decreased from 12% to 2% after viewing <em>Selfie</em>.</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/domin.png" alt="" title="Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)" 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>Support provided by the Partnership for Human Development and Australian Aid.</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"> Sierra James </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/hnd7t2mxVWk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/hnd7t2mxVWk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnd7t2mxVWk"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/hnd7t2mxVWk/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-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/impact-data-domin-nakloke-unlocking-love">Impact Data - Domin Nakloke (Unlocking Love)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Emails from Sierra James to Soul Beat Africa and The Communication Initiative on September 21 2017 and September 22 2017, respectively; and <a href="http://www.dominnakloke.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Domin Nakoloke website</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DominNakloke" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Domin Nakoloke on Facebook</a>, <a href="http://bafuturu.org/about-us/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ba Futuru website</a>, and <a href="https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/unlocking-love-domin-nakloke-film-series/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GlobalGiving website</a> (including the downloadable document "Domin Nakloke Student Viewer Survey Results") - all accessed on September 22 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://comminit.com/global/content/domin-nakloke-unlocking-love#comments East Timor / Timor-Leste Experiences Digital Film and Video Entertainment Adolescents and Violence Television Gender and Adolescence NGOs SDG 4: Quality Education Gender Rights Women Youth Featured Adolescent Development Global Entertainment-Education Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:31:51 +0000 Sierra James 9495948 at http://comminit.com A Study in User-Centered Communication and Family Planning Decision-Making in Nepal http://comminit.com/global/content/study-user-centered-communication-and-family-planning-decision-making-nepal <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, September 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>The case studies from Nepal in this report detail conversations that took place between young couples and Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) health workers and family members, also sharing their reflections on campaign-related media. The case studies demonstrate the complex process by which communicative exchanges intermingle to influence family planning (FP) decision-making and use.</p> <p> In the context of HC3, communication is understood as a unified communicative field with the interested user-actor at the centre of the circle. The communicative field spans three types of exchange, all of which coexist and interact:</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://healthcommcapacity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Entering-the-Conversation.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 7-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/nepal2.jpg" alt="" title="A Study in User-Centered Communication and Family Planning Decision-Making in Nepal" 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"> svelu1 </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kirsten Böse - ... </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 Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs to The Communication Initiative on September 20 2017; and <a href="https://healthcommcapacity.org/hc3resources/study-user-centered-communication-family-planning-decision-making-nepal/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 website</a>, September 21 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/smart-couple-family-planning-campaign-nepal">&quot;Smart Couple&quot; Family Planning Campaign in Nepal</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/entering-conversation-young-couples-talking-about-life-goals">Entering the Conversation of Young Couples Talking About Life Goals</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/study-user-centered-communication-and-family-planning-decision-making-nepal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/study-user-centered-communication-and-family-planning-decision-making-nepal#comments Nepal Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Community Participation Bilaterals Entertainment Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Radio Television SDG 3: Good Health Reproductive Health Youth Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Global Health Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:12:30 +0000 svelu1 9495943 at http://comminit.com ICT4D Research: Reflections on History and Future Agenda http://comminit.com/global/content/ict4d-research-reflections-history-and-future-agenda <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"> Geoff Walsham </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, January 9, 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>Judge Business School, University of Cambridge</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"[T]o what extent are ICTs contributing to development, particularly that of the relatively poor members of society? How can we extend the benefits of ICTs more widely in society and mitigate the negative effects of rich/poor divides, for example? How can we as researchers theorize what is happening in a compelling way?"</em></p> <p> Information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) research has a history going back some 30 years. This paper first provides some brief reflections on the history of the field, broken down into three phases - from the mid-1980s to the present day. This is followed by a detailed discussion of future research agenda, including topic selection, the role of theory, methodological issues and multidisciplinarity, and research impact. The final section draws some conclusions on the ICT4D field and its significance in the future.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02681102.2016.1246406" target="_blank">Click here to read the full paper online or to download it in PDF format (25 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/10281297776_49c10b5857_o-2.jpg" alt="" title="ICT4D Research: Reflections on History and Future Agenda" 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"> Geoff Walsham -... </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>Information Technology for Development</em>, 23:1, 18-41, DOI: 10.1080/02681102.2016.1246406 <em>Image credit:</em> ICTworks</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/ict4d-research-reflections-history-and-future-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/ict4d-research-reflections-history-and-future-agenda#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Digital Network Voice Phone/Mobile Research New Technology Company New Technologies Global ICT for Development Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:42:30 +0000 Geoff Walsham - University of Cambridge 9495940 at http://comminit.com ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report http://comminit.com/global/content/all-end-adolescent-aids-epidemic-progress-report <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">Saturday, December 31, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"ALL IN...recognizes the importance of a holistic, multi-sectoral approach towards addressing risk and vulnerability in adolescents, seeking to drive this fast-track effort through partnerships that combine forces to improve leadership, commitment, investments and programmes, and strengthen data, implementation and systems for adolescent engagement across a wide range of areas..."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.unicef.org/aids/files/ALL_IN_2016_Progress_Report_6_16_17.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 202-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/allin.png" alt="" title="ALL IN to End the Adolescent AIDS Epidemic: A Progress Report" width="94" 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"> UNAIDS - ONUSIDA </div> <div class="field-item even"> UNICEF - Public... </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.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2016/ALLIN2016ProgressReport" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNAIDS website</a>, September 20 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> © UNICEF/UNI177053/Palasi</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/all-endadolescentaids">All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/all-end-adolescent-aids-epidemic-progress-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/all-end-adolescent-aids-epidemic-progress-report#comments Global Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy Digital Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Empower Young People Entertainment Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Eliminate Gender Inequalities Eliminate New HIV Infections Among Children Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Gender and Adolescence SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Gender Reduce Sexual Transmission SDG 5: Gender Equality Remove Punitive Laws and Policies HIV AIDS Treatment, Care and Support United Nations Reproductive Health Rights Youth UNFPA UNAIDS UNICEF World Health Organization Adolescent Development Global HIV / AIDS Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:56:40 +0000 UNAIDS - ONUSIDA 9495927 at http://comminit.com Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and Impact of Communication and Media for Development, Social and Behaviour Change http://comminit.com/global/content/development-global-mechanism-support-advancing-scale-and-impact-communication-and-media- <h4>Meeting Report</h4> <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, September 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline">Note:</span> What follows is the summary of this report. <a href="https://www.comminit.com/files/globalmechanismmeetingreport_0.pdf" target="_blank">The full report can be accessed at this link. </a></strong></em></p> <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/mechanism.png" alt="" title="Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and Impact of Communication and Media for Development, Social and Behaviour Change" width="100" height="62" 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"> Warren Feek </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/development-calling-introduction-purpose-stimulus-consultation-draft">Development Calling - Introduction, Purpose, Stimulus, Consultation (draft)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/development-global-mechanism-support-advancing-scale-and-impact-communication-and-media-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/development-global-mechanism-support-advancing-scale-and-impact-communication-and-media-#comments Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Ageing Dialogue, Debate, Conversation Digital Community Participation Ebola Communication Film and Video Entertainment Live Performance Mobile Populations Folk Media Person-to-Person Polio Communication Children Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Conflict Marketing Print Debt News/Information Radio Governance and Democracy Recognition/Awards Television Development Assistance Research Visual Arts Economic Development School Curricula Education Environment NGOs Gender Health HIV AIDS Immunisation and Vaccines Malaria and Dengue United Nations Media Development Natural Resources Management New Technologies Nutrition Population Reproductive Health Rights Risk Management Tobacco Women Youth Soul City UNICEF Global Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:24:26 +0000 Warren Feek 9495925 at http://comminit.com Communicating Research Through Data Visualization http://comminit.com/global/content/communicating-research-through-data-visualization <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">Monday, May 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/vis.png" alt="" title="Communicating Research Through Data Visualization" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 5-part video series from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) offers an introduction to data visualisations to help researchers better communicate female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) findings to key policy and programme audiences. It covers: strategies on how to present data, basic design concepts, and tools that can help improve workflow. Examples include health and FGM/C data.</p> <p>PRB is a core partner on the Population Council's <em>Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive</em>, a research programme seeking to generate evidence to inform and influence investments, policies, and programmes for ending FGM/C in different contexts. Through offerings such as this video series, PRB's role is to build the consortium's capacity for research utilisation and to develop tools and products to improve how researchers communicate their findings about FGM/C to key decisionmakers.</p> <p> The series includes:</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.popcouncil.org/research/digital-data-visualization-toolkit" target="_blank">Click here to access all the videos.</a></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"> Population Refe... </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/health-impacts-female-genital-mutilationcutting-synthesis-evidence">Health Impacts of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Synthesis of the Evidence</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.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2017/FGMC-Digital-Data-Visualization-Toolkit.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">PRB website</a>, September 20 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="658" width="800" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/Hz5oQIqqcxM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Hz5oQIqqcxM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz5oQIqqcxM"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/Hz5oQIqqcxM/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="800" height="658" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/communicating-research-through-data-visualization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/communicating-research-through-data-visualization#comments Global Materials Digital Children News/Information Research SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality Health Rights Youth Global Health Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:31:01 +0000 Population Reference Bureau (PRB) 9495912 at http://comminit.com Look beyond numbers: we need to know why change happens http://comminit.com/global/content/look-beyond-numbers-we-need-know-why-change-happens <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_66.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="61" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: BBC Media Action's Head of Research Programmes Sonia Whitehead, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/83fc89bb-20f1-4b8d-9e87-fd0e9938b7b6" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">originally posted September 13 2017</a> - <strong><em>Working in the development sector I am aware that, particularly over the last few years, donors and others expect project results to be quantifiable. Numbers talk.</em></strong></p> <p>This was apparent at the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/5f0bbf59-5c82-4594-8680-836ef62e84cd" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UN World Data Forum</a> in Cape Town in January when we looked at how the SDGs will be measured, and it was discussed again at the <a href="https://www.esomar.org/events" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Esomar World Research Congress</a> in Amsterdam this week. Donors want statistics to demonstrate impact and show a project is value for money, but aren’t as confident using insights from qualitative research.</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/look-beyond-numbers-we-need-know-why-change-happens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/look-beyond-numbers-we-need-know-why-change-happens#comments Global Blogs: Donors and the Development System Mobile Populations Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Interpersonal Foundations SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals Development Assistance Research NGOs United Nations Reproductive Health Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:43:28 +0000 BBC Media Action 9495910 at http://comminit.com Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement http://comminit.com/global/content/voice-or-chatter-making-icts-work-transformative-engagement <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"> Anita Gurumurthy </div> <div class="field-item even"> Deepti Bharthur </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Nandini Chami </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, September 1, 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>IT for Change</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Digital choices for democracy can empower or disempower citizens; can present citizens with real alternatives for equality, thereby deepening democracy; or [can] prove costly for both individual citizens and the polity as a whole."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/13205/RReport_VoiceorChatter_Online.pdf?sequence=1&amp;isAllowed=y" target="_blank">Click here for the 68-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/chatter.png" alt="" title="Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement" width="100" height="86" 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"> Making All Voic... </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 Making All Voices Count to Soul Beat Africa on September 19 2017; and <a href="https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/13206/ResReportSummary_VoC_Online.pdf?sequence=1&amp;isAllowed=y" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">research report summary [PDF]</a> - both accessed on September 20 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/citizenship-crisis-voice-welfare-and-other-contestations-digital-state">A Citizenship in Crisis: Voice, Welfare and Other Contestations in the Digital State</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/tale-two-consultations-online-participatory-practices-brazil">A Tale of Two Consultations: Online Participatory Practices in Brazil</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/citizen-participation-and-rise-open-source-city-spain">Citizen Participation and the Rise of the Open Source City in Spain</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/democratic-accountability-digital-age">Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/digital-mapping-warwick-junction-and-remaking-space-notes-south-africa">Digital Mapping in Warwick Junction and the Remaking of &#039;Space&#039;: Notes from South Africa</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/new-pathways-citizen-agency-open-government-national-action-plans-uruguay">New Pathways for Citizen Agency: Open Government National Action Plans in Uruguay</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/open-data-philippines-issue-access-and-awareness">Open Data in the Philippines: An Issue of Access and Awareness</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/when-digital-democracy-falls-short-insights-colombia">When Digital Democracy Falls Short: Insights from Colombia</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/when-top-down-visions-meet-grassroots-digital-activism-notes-netherlands">When Top Down Visions Meet Grassroots Digital Activism: Notes from Netherlands</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/voice-or-chatter-making-icts-work-transformative-engagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/voice-or-chatter-making-icts-work-transformative-engagement#comments Brazil Colombia India Netherlands Philippines South Africa Spain Uruguay Strategic Thinking Access Digital Community Participation Voice Phone/Mobile Governance and Democracy Research New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Rights DFID USAID Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:39:34 +0000 Making All Voices Count 9495909 at http://comminit.com