<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Breakthrough-RESEARCH http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-research <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/two_women_cell_0.jpg" alt="" title="Breakthrough-RESEARCH" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Breakthrough-RESEARCH addresses a clear need for increased study of SBC [social and behaviour change] interventions. Few existing studies examine mechanisms of effect in large, multi-component interventions, raise questions of cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness, or explore challenges in implementation that may negatively affect behavioral impact. There is also limited understanding of the sustained behavioral or health impact of SBC due in part to donor priorities and funding cycles as well as a failure of donors and governments to systematically coordinate their evaluation efforts to allow for longer-term review of intervention impact."</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 3, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in the request for application (RFA) that is available under the <a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291035" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Related Documents tab here</strong></a> and meet eligibility standards in Section C of the RFA. Any questions concerning the RFA must be submitted to Ms. Samantha Corey, Agreement Officer, via email at <a href="mailto:scorey@usaid.gov" rel="nofollow">scorey@usaid.gov</a>.</p> <p> Applications must be submitted in electronic format only as described in Section D of the RFA. Applicants will need to have available, or need to download, Adobe to their computers in order to view and save the Adobe forms properly. If you have difficulty registering on <a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/apply-for-grants.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a> or accessing the RFA, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at <a href="mailto:support@grants.gov" rel="nofollow">support@grants.gov</a> for technical assistance.</p> <p> Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide approximately US$55 million in total USAID funding to support countries in achieving desired improvements in health and development outcomes, including: increasing demand for FP satisfied with modern contraception; ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD); achieving and maintaining an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG); and achieving a malaria-free world. While one award is anticipated as a result of this RFA, USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. Note: An organisation cannot submit an application to both Breakthrough-RESEARCH and Breakthrough-ACTION RFAs as a prime applicant. If it is discovered during the evaluation phase of the Breakthrough RFAs that an organisation has applied as a prime applicant to both Breakthrough-ACTION and Breakthrough-RESEARCH, the applicant and applications will not be considered for either award. An organisation may, however, respond to one of the Breakthrough RFAs as a prime applicant, and be included as a proposed sub-awardee in another organisation's application to the other Breakthrough RFA.</p> <p> The period of performance anticipated is 5 years from the date of award. The estimated start date will be upon the signature of the award, on or about July 1 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> slc729 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291035" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a>, January 17 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> USAID</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/breakthrough-action">Breakthrough-ACTION</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-research#comments Global Funding 2017 March Digital SDG 3: Good Health Children Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Marketing Print News/Information Radio Television Research Visual Arts Gender Health HIV AIDS Immunisation and Vaccines Malaria and Dengue Reproductive Health Women Featured USAID Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:38:17 +0000 slc729 9486542 at http://comminit.com Breakthrough-ACTION http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-action <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/landing-page-800.jpg" alt="" title="Breakthrough-ACTION" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Recent years have seen significant changes in behavioral programming generally, and SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] specifically. Widespread access to mobile phones and social media has transformed the communication landscape, enhancing interpersonal connectivity and speeding the spread of new ideas and norms. The number and types of institutions engaged in SBC - including international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local NGOs, local and international creative agencies, and donors - has increased dramatically, introducing new ways of thinking about and describing behavioral programming."</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 3, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in the request for application (RFA) that is available under the <strong><a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291035" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Related Documents tab here</a></strong> and meet eligibility standards in Section C of the RFA. Any questions concerning the RFA must be submitted to Ms. Samantha Corey, Agreement Officer, via email at <a href="mailto:scorey@usaid.gov" rel="nofollow">scorey@usaid.gov</a>.</p> <p> Applications must be submitted in electronic format only as described in Section D of the RFA. Applicants will need to have available, or need to download, Adobe to their computers in order to view and save the Adobe forms properly. If you have difficulty registering on <a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/apply-for-grants.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a> or accessing the RFA, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at <a href="mailto:support@grants.gov" rel="nofollow">support@grants.gov</a> for technical assistance.</p> <p> Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide approximately US$300 million in total USAID funding to support countries in achieving desired improvements in health and development outcomes, including: increasing demand for FP satisfied with modern contraception; ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD); achieving and maintaining an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG); and achieving a malaria-free world. While one award is anticipated as a result of this RFA, USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. Note: An organisation cannot submit an application to both Breakthrough-RESEARCH and Breakthrough-ACTION RFAs as a prime applicant. If it is discovered during the evaluation phase of the Breakthrough RFAs that an organisation has applied as a prime applicant to both Breakthrough-ACTION and Breakthrough-RESEARCH, the applicant and applications will not be considered for either award. An organisation may, however, respond to one of the Breakthrough RFAs as a prime applicant, and be included as a proposed sub-awardee in another organisation's application to the other Breakthrough RFA.</p> <p> The period of performance anticipated is 5 years from the date of award. The estimated start date will be upon the signature of the award, on or about July 1 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> slc729 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291016" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a>, January 17 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Amy Fowler, USAID</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/breakthrough-research">Breakthrough-RESEARCH</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-action#comments Global Funding 2017 March Digital SDG 3: Good Health Children Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Marketing Print News/Information Radio Television Visual Arts Gender Health HIV AIDS Immunisation and Vaccines Malaria and Dengue Reproductive Health Women Featured USAID Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:33:30 +0000 slc729 9486541 at http://comminit.com Training Toolkit on MSM Programming for the MENA Region http://comminit.com/global/content/training-toolkit-msm-programming-mena-region <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 20, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/msm_mena_figures_listing.jpg" alt="" title="Training Toolkit on MSM Programming for the MENA Region" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 4-volume training toolkit on men who have sex with men (MSM) programming for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region was developed jointly by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the civil society organisation (CSO) partners of the Alliance's MENA programme. The source document is the 2012 MENA regional UNAIDS handbook: <a href="http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2012/20120920_MSM_MENA" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>HIV and Outreach Programmes with Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Middle East and North Africa: From a Process of Raising Awareness to a Process of Commitment</em></a>. It is intended for training and guiding community outreach workers, peer educators, and managers of organisations that want to start MSM programmes in their country or town.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/888/Alliance_MENA_MSM_project_orient_original.pdf?1484579022" target="_blank">Click here for the 72-page orientation manual in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/889/Alliance_MENA_MSM_module_1_original.pdf?1484578944" target="_blank">Click here for module 1 of the 80-page peer education manual in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/890/Alliance_MENA_MSM_module_2_original.pdf?1484578968" target="_blank">Click here for module 2 of the 60-page peer education manual in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/891/Alliance_MENA_MSM_module_3_original.pdf?1484578998" target="_blank">Click here for module 3 of the 60-page peer education manual in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/4879">International HIV/AIDS Alliance</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>72 (orientation manual); 80, 80, 60 (peer education manual)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AIDS Alliance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/resources/868-training-toolkit-on-msm-programming-for-the-mena-region" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Alliance website</a>, and <a href="http://aidsalliance.org/blog/867-meeting-the-needs-of-msm-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Meeting the needs of MSM in the Middle East and North Africa"</a>, by Manuel Couffignal, December 20 2016 - both accessed on January 17 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/training-toolkit-msm-programming-mena-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/training-toolkit-msm-programming-mena-region#comments Middle East North Africa Materials Advocacy Empower MSM Sex Workers Transgender Civil Society Person-to-Person Interpersonal Gender HIV AIDS NGOs United Nations Rights Featured UNAIDS Global HIV / AIDS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:43:36 +0000 AIDS Alliance 9486539 at http://comminit.com A Guide to Data Innovation for Development: From Idea to Proof-of-Concept http://comminit.com/global/content/guide-data-innovation-development-idea-proof-concept <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 6, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/innovate.png" alt="" title="A Guide to Data Innovation for Development: From Idea to Proof-of-Concept" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resource provides step-by-step guidance for development practitioners to leverage new sources of data. "Data innovation" is described here as the use of new or non-traditional data sources - e.g., digital data derived from social media, web content, transaction data, global positioning system (GPS) devices - and methods to gain a more nuanced understanding of development challenges. In the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for instance, effective data collection, analysis, and monitoring can help policymakers to course-correct programmes and policies more quickly and cost efficiently.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/innovation/UNGP_BigDataGuide2016_%20Web.pdf?download" target="_blank">Click here to download the 42-page guide in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/5496">United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>42</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> United Nations ... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/development-impact/a-guide-to-data-innovation-for-development---from-idea-to-proof-.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNDP website</a>, January 17 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/guide-data-innovation-development-idea-proof-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/guide-data-innovation-development-idea-proof-concept#comments Global Materials Digital Governance and Democracy Economic Development News/Information Research New Technologies United Nations UNDP Global ICT for Development Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:54:49 +0000 United Nations Development Programme - UNDP 9486538 at http://comminit.com Ethics in the News http://comminit.com/global/content/ethics-news <h4>EJN Report on Challenges for Journalism in the Post-Truth Era</h4> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aidan White, Ed. </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 10, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ethical Journalism Network (EJN)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"After a year of unprecedented news-making, media around the world are stepping back to ask a pertinent question - what is the future of ethical journalism in an age when it appears that the public around the world are falling out with facts, humanity and accountable truth-telling?"</em></p> <p> From the <a href="http://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ethical Journalism Network (EJN)</a>, this report explores some of the ethical challenges media faced in 2016 and looks forward by giving journalists guidance and tips on ethical survival techniques.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ejn-ethics-in-the-news.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 52-page report in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ethics_1.png" alt="" title="Ethics in the News" width="100" height="94" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ethical Journal... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/ethics-in-the-news" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Press Release - 10 January 2017</a>, sent to The Communication Initiative on January 9 2017, and email from Tom Law to The Communication Initiative on January 15 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/tell-you-truth-ethical-journalism-initiative">To Tell You the Truth: The Ethical Journalism Initiative</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/hate-speech-five-point-test-journalists">Hate-Speech: A Five-Point Test for Journalists</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/ethics-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/ethics-news#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Journalism Governance and Democracy Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media Political Orgs Rights Democracy and Governance Global Media Development Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:54:22 +0000 Ethical Journalism Network 9486535 at http://comminit.com A tribute to Om Prakash Puri http://comminit.com/global/content/tribute-om-prakash-puri-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_india_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Devika Bahl on January 13 2017 - <strong><em>Veteran Indian actor, Om Puri, who passed away last week, fronted our HIV and AIDS drama series, Jasoos Vijay – helping make it one of India’s most watched TV shows of its time. Devika Bahl, creative director for the series shares fond memories of an exceptional man.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/tribute-om-prakash-puri-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/tribute-om-prakash-puri-0#comments India Film and Video Entertainment Enhance Social Protection Blogs: Media Development Entertainment Orgs Television HIV AIDS NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs HIV / AIDS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:52:05 +0000 BBC Media Action 9486534 at http://comminit.com Conversation: Hard or Soft strategy? http://comminit.com/global/content/conversation-hard-or-soft-strategy <p>As the struggle continues to effectively address both the transmission of HIV and the social, political and economic ramifications of <a href="//www.comminit.com/hiv-aids/category/sites/global/hiv-aids" rel="nofollow"><strong>HIV/AIDS</strong></a>, how do you assess the value associated with <strong>conversation, dialogue and debate as key communication elements in that struggle?</strong> Highly valued and well supported? Lip service and few resources provided? Doubted as simply a soft approach and therefore overlooked?&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p>As an input to that consideration and dialogue please also consider and provide your critique of the following <strong><a href="http://www.comminit.com/hiv-aids/search/apachesolr_search/?filters=tid%3A347%20tid%3A347%20tid%3A36&amp;retain-filters=1">action knowledge and strategic thinking shared from the network</a></strong> in 2016:</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/conversation-hard-or-soft-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/conversation-hard-or-soft-strategy#comments Global HIV / AIDS HIV/AIDS Network Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:19:15 +0000 Warren Feek 9486493 at http://comminit.com Translation Is not Enough: Cultural Adaptation of Health Communication Materials http://comminit.com/global/content/translation-not-enough-cultural-adaptation-health-communication-materials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Five-Step Guide </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">Monday, April 25, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/translation.jpg" alt="" title="Translation Is not Enough: Cultural Adaptation of Health Communication Materials" width="72" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This guide from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) introduces a 5-step, stakeholder-based approach to adapting health communication materials. It describes how countries can take any health communication material (produced in English or other languages) and create adapted products that reflect national or local realities, needs, and assets without losing the scientific correctness, core concepts, and messages of the original version. The methodology presented here has been developed, tested, and evaluated through a series of ECDC projects with public health practitioners, agencies and associations in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, and Romania. While this methodology was developed for specific communicable disease-related materials (the guide focuses on increasing childhood vaccination uptake), it can be applied to any communication or training resource in public health and other sectors.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/Publications/translation-is-not-enough.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 34-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/european-centre-disease-prevention-and-control-ecdc">European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)</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>34</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"> European Centre... </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/lets-talk-about-protection-enhancing-childhood-vaccination-uptake">Let&#039;s Talk about Protection: Enhancing Childhood Vaccination Uptake</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://ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications/_layouts/forms/Publication_DispForm.aspx?List=4f55ad51-4aed-4d32-b960-af70113dbb90&amp;ID=1477" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ECDC website</a>, January 13 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-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="658" width="800" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/SRvofWxhSbY&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/SRvofWxhSbY&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=SRvofWxhSbY"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/SRvofWxhSbY/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/translation-not-enough-cultural-adaptation-health-communication-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/translation-not-enough-cultural-adaptation-health-communication-materials#comments Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Estonia Greece Hungary Romania Global Guides and Manuals Materials Digital Children Interpersonal News/Information Government Departments Health Immunisation and Vaccines Global Health Polio Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:34:46 +0000 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) 9486468 at http://comminit.com Researching women in Afghanistan http://comminit.com/global/content/researching-women-afghanistan <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/afghan_women.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally posted on the BBC Media Action [Insight] blog by Katy Williams, Research Editor, BBC Media Action, on January 6 2017 - International development organisations need to understand the viewpoints and experiences of women and girls if they are to improve opportunities for them.&nbsp;</p> <p>BBC Media Action’s research editor Katy Williams spoke to Ahmad Tamim Sharifzai, the organisation’s senior research officer in Afghanistan, about the challenges of conducting formative and evaluative research with women in the country.</p> <p><strong><em>Q What are some of the broader challenges you face when conducting research in Afghanistan?</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/researching-women-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/researching-women-afghanistan#comments Afghanistan Access Community Participation Person-to-Person Voice Blogs: Media Development Community Groups Gender Empowerment Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Gender NGOs Women Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:44:55 +0000 BBC Media Action 9486467 at http://comminit.com Nepal: Reconstruction through radio http://comminit.com/global/content/nepal-reconstruction-through-radio-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/nepal_6.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Pratibha Tuladhar on January 11 2017 - <strong><em>Timorous rays of winter sun fall on the potato fields of Nuwakot, a district in central Nepal still recovering from the impact of the 2015 earthquakes. The residents of Belkot village are outside, digging and weeding their patches of land.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/nepal-reconstruction-through-radio-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/nepal-reconstruction-through-radio-0#comments Nepal Blogs: Humanitarian Response Policies Civil Society Community Groups Community Media Development Assistance News/Information Radio News Media NGOs Risk Management Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:19:35 +0000 BBC Media Action 9486465 at http://comminit.com