<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development: Sharing Lessons of Improving Development Processes with Evidence http://comminit.com/global/content/social-realities-knowledge-development-sharing-lessons-improving-development-processes-e <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> James Georgalakis (Ed.) </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nasreen Jessani (Ed.) </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Rose Oronje (Ed.) </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ben Ramalingam (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">Thursday, March 16, 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>Institute of Development Studies (<em>Georgalakis, Ramalingam</em>); Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (<em>Jessani</em>); African Institute for Development Policy, or AFIDEP (<em>Oronje</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Shifts in ideas about research for development have seen externally imposed models and theory-based policy prescriptions replaced by processes of participation and co-production, with a greater focus on local knowledge and engaging key stakeholders. Paradoxically, however, greater acknowledgement of the social process involved in translating evidence into practice seems now to be accompanied by a loss of social content in the very knowledge that is recognised as evidence." - From the Foreword by Sarah Cook, Director, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Florence</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.theimpactinitiative.net/socialrealities" target="_blank">Click here to read the book&#039;s chapters online or to download it in PDF format (198 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/banner-image.jpg" alt="" title="The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development: Sharing Lessons of Improving Development Processes with Evidence" 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"> Ben Ramalingam </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.ids.ac.uk/opinion/is-it-time-to-stop-talking-about-research-uptake" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Is it time to stop talking about research uptake?"</a>, by James Georgalakis, March 23 2017, and <a href="http://www.ids.ac.uk/publication/the-social-realities-of-knowledge-for-development-sharing-lessons-of-improving-development-processes-with-evidence" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IDS website</a> - both accessed on March 28 2017. <em>Image caption</em>: "Scribe from the Lessons from a Decade's Research on Poverty: Innovation, Engagement and Impact Conference in Pretoria, South Africa"</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/social-realities-knowledge-development-sharing-lessons-improving-development-processes-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/social-realities-knowledge-development-sharing-lessons-improving-development-processes-e#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal Economic Development News/Information Research NGOs DFID Global Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:32:09 +0000 Ben Ramalingam 9488136 at http://comminit.com Beyond Eradication: The United States' Role in Sustaining Public Health Gains Achieved Through Polio Programs http://comminit.com/global/content/beyond-eradication-united-states-role-sustaining-public-health-gains-achieved-through-po <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"> Elana Banin </div> <div class="field-item even"> Erin Fry Sosne </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Heather Ignatius </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kelly Healy </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, August 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Sustained investment and policy leadership by the United States will enable the eradication and certification of polio, harness its momentum for broader health gains, and foster tremendous impact on strengthening public-health systems globally to save lives."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.path.org/publications/files/APP_polio_pol_recs.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 16-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/03769-path-accelerates-the-development-delivery-and-introduction-of-vaccines-that-protect-children-and-communities-from-disease.-photo-pathumit-kartoglu.-810x608.jpg" alt="" title="Beyond Eradication: The United States&#039; Role in Sustaining Public Health Gains Achieved Through Polio Programs" 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"> Ebanin </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 Ellyn Ogden to The Communication Initiative on March 24 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> PATH/Umit Kartoglu</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/beyond-eradication-united-states-role-sustaining-public-health-gains-achieved-through-po" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/beyond-eradication-united-states-role-sustaining-public-health-gains-achieved-through-po#comments United States Global Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Advocacy SDG 3: Good Health Community Participation Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal Development Assistance Government Departments Health Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations UNICEF USAID World Health Organization Global Polio Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:13:08 +0000 Ebanin 9488129 at http://comminit.com Gender Socialization during Adolescence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries http://comminit.com/global/content/gender-socialization-during-adolescence-low-and-middle-income-countries <h4>Conceptualization, Influences and Outcomes</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"> Neetu A. John </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kirsten Stoebenau </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Samantha Ritter </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jeffrey Edmeades </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikola Balvin </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 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>International Center for Research on Women, or ICRW (<em>John, Stoebenau, Ritter, Edmeades</em>); UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti (<em>Balvin</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"By drawing attention to the gender socialization process among adolescents, it is possible to re-direct intervention efforts, taking into consideration how young people imagine their transitions to adulthood – and how they achieve them. Rather than reproducing gender inequality, girls and boys can work to transform gender systems, roles and identities."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/IDP_2017_01.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 63-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/title977757353.jpg" alt="" title="Gender Socialization during Adolescence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" width="100" height="49" 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"> UNICEF Innocent... </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://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/885" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti website</a> and <a href="https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1549/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Towards a clearer understanding of gender socialization in adolescence"</a>, March 8 2017, both accessed on March 28 2017. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> "Yousra (left), 8, with her brothers Haroor rasheed 14 and Umair Rasheed sitting in a classroom in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan." UNICEF Innocenti</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="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/ymgc6JISSwc&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/ymgc6JISSwc&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" 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Research Centre 9488118 at http://comminit.com Monitoring and Evaluating Digital Health Interventions: A Practical Guide to Conducting Research and Assessment http://comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-and-evaluating-digital-health-interventions-practical-guide-conducting-resear <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2016 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ehealth2.png" alt="" title="Monitoring and Evaluating Digital Health Interventions: A Practical Guide to Conducting Research and Assessment" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"From those just beginning their digital journey to more sophisticated project teams, we hope that this Toolkit will continue to advance the quality of monitoring and evaluation activities within digital health and contribute to more evidence-based planning, implementation and investment."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/mhealth/digital-health-interventions/en/" target="_blank">Click here in order to access the 144-page resource in PDF format.</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/node/6045">Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization (WHO)</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>144</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"> gmehl </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>Posting from Garrett Mehl, Carolyn Florey, and Alain Labrique to the IBP Knowledge Gateway, March 27 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Mark Leong for WHO/HRP</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-and-evaluating-digital-health-interventions-practical-guide-conducting-resear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-and-evaluating-digital-health-interventions-practical-guide-conducting-resear#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Materials Academic Institutions Digital SDG 3: Good Health Evaluation Methodologies Indicators Phone/Mobile News/Information Research Health New Technologies United Nations Reproductive Health World Health Organization Global Health ICT for Development Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:53:02 +0000 gmehl 9488067 at http://comminit.com Women's Meaningful Participation in Peace: Lessons from the Bangsamoro (Mindanao, Philippines) http://comminit.com/global/content/womens-meaningful-participation-peace-lessons-bangsamoro-mindanao-philippines <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>"It is widely acknowledged that women's meaningful participation in peace processes is fundamental to ensuring a sustainable and transformative peace. However there is still much to be learned about how to move forward in practical terms."</em></p> <p> This learning paper reflects on the achievements and the challenges of 4 civil society organisations in the Philippines that worked together on the Mindanao peace process between 2013 and 2016, with support from Conciliation Resources and the British Embassy in Manila. The purpose of the paper is to share reflections and learning from this experience to inform decisions on planning and the funding of other initiatives that contribute to women's meaningful participation in peace.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.c-r.org/downloads/Women&#039;s%20meaningful%20participation%20in%20peace-%20lessons%20from%20the%20Bangsamoro.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 8-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/peace_1.png" alt="" title="Women&#039;s Meaningful Participation in Peace: Lessons from the Bangsamoro (Mindanao, Philippines)" width="100" height="61" 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"> Conciliation Re... </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.c-r.org/resources" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">C-R website</a>, March 27 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/womens-meaningful-participation-peace-lessons-bangsamoro-mindanao-philippines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/womens-meaningful-participation-peace-lessons-bangsamoro-mindanao-philippines#comments Philippines Strategic Thinking Advocacy Community Participation Film and Video Conflict Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Print Government Departments Gender NGOs Religious Groups Rights Women Democracy and Governance Global Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:36:21 +0000 Conciliation Resources 9488066 at http://comminit.com Technology Innovation Hubs and Policy Engagement http://comminit.com/global/content/technology-innovation-hubs-and-policy-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"> Nanjira Sambuli </div> <div class="field-item even"> J. Preston Whitt </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, March 14, 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>Web Foundation (<em>Sambuli</em>); Results for Development (<em>Whitt</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"There is latent, but recognised, potential for tech innovation hubs in the global South to play a more overt role in promoting social change through contributing to the 'thickening' of local democratic space and policy co-creation. Unfortunately, in many cases, the mutual trust, understanding of incentives and shared buy-in that would facilitate this co-creation and collaboration between tech innovation hubs and public sector partners are lacking."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/12860/RReport_TechHub_Online.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 28-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/tech_0.jpg" alt="" title="Technology Innovation Hubs and Policy Engagement" width="100" height="68" 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"> Institute for D... </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.makingallvoicescount.org/publication/technology-innovation-hubs-policy-engagement/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Making All Voices Count website</a>, March 24 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> "Civil society and education agency representatives discuss newly opened data at a project event in Banda Aceh." Open Data Lab Jakarta</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/technology-innovation-hubs-and-policy-engagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/technology-innovation-hubs-and-policy-engagement#comments Ghana Indonesia Kenya Nigeria Philippines South Africa Tanzania Strategic Thinking Access Advocacy Digital Network Voice Governance and Democracy New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:32:03 +0000 Institute for Development Studies 9488033 at http://comminit.com Strengthening Learning and Knowledge Management: Review of WaterAid's Approach to Knowledge Management http://comminit.com/global/content/strengthening-learning-and-knowledge-management-review-wateraids-approach-knowledge-mana <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"> P. Cranston </div> <div class="field-item even"> A. Chandak </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2016 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"The key conclusion from the review is that behaviour change should be the target of activities aiming to improve learning, knowledge sharing, communication and information management." - Aditi Chandak, WaterAid's Knowledge and Learning Advisor</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.wateraid.org/~/media/Publications/CranstonChandak2016.pdf?la=en" target="_blank">Click here to access the 5-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/knowledge-management-645x401.jpg" alt="" title="Strengthening Learning and Knowledge Management: Review of WaterAid&#039;s Approach to Knowledge Management" 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"> petecranston </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.wateraid.org/news/blogs/2016/august/knowledge-management-connections-not-collections" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Knowledge management: connections not collections"</a>, by Aditi Chandak, August 1 2016 - accessed on March 16 2017. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> "Partners learning and reflecting at a training session called 'Think, link and communicate for change' in Otukpo, Nigeria, March 2016." © WaterAid/ Behailu Shiferaw</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/strengthening-learning-and-knowledge-management-review-wateraids-approach-knowledge-mana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/strengthening-learning-and-knowledge-management-review-wateraids-approach-knowledge-mana#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information Recognition/Awards Environment Health NGOs Global Health Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:56:04 +0000 petecranston 9488030 at http://comminit.com A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Work to Improve Maternal and Child Health http://comminit.com/global/content/bigger-splash-partnering-impact-lessons-bbc-media-actions-work-improve-maternal-and-chil <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"> Sophia Wilkinson </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>"By working with governmental and non-governmental partners, BBC Media Action's content was able to go beyond mass media to reach those without access, spark discussion and deepen the impact of work to improve reproductive, maternal and newborn health."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/practicebriefings/a-bigger-splash.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 32-page briefing 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/splash.png" alt="" title="A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action&#039;s Work to Improve Maternal and Child Health" width="100" height="80" 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>Email from Delia Lloyd to The Communication Initiative on March 23 2017; and <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/policy/practice-briefings/a-bigger-splash" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, March 23 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/ujan-ganger-naiya">Ujan Ganger Naiya</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/impact-data-ujan-ganger-naiya-and-natoker-pore">Impact Data - Ujan Ganger Naiya and Natoker Pore</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/health-move-can-mobile-phones-save-lives">Health on the Move: Can Mobile Phones Save Lives?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/dr-anita-guides-way-0">Dr Anita guides the way</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/bigger-splash-partnering-impact-lessons-bbc-media-actions-work-improve-maternal-and-chil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/bigger-splash-partnering-impact-lessons-bbc-media-actions-work-improve-maternal-and-chil#comments Bangladesh Ethiopia India Strategic Thinking Access Advocacy Children Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Bilaterals Entertainment Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Radio Television Government Departments Health News Media NGOs Reproductive Health Featured BBC Media Action DFID Communicating with, for and about children Global ICT for Development Entertainment-Education Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:05:17 +0000 BBC Media Action 9488005 at http://comminit.com Impact Data - Ujan Ganger Naiya and Natoker Pore http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-data-ujan-ganger-naiya-and-natoker-pore <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/title560856049.jpg" alt="" title="Impact Data - Ujan Ganger Naiya and Natoker Pore" width="100" height="56" 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">Wednesday, March 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every day in Bangladesh, more than 320 newborn babies die, and women have a 1 in 110 chance of dying during childbirth. Lack of knowledge, social and cultural barriers, and inequitable access to services, particularly in lower socio-economic groups, are limiting the uptake of healthier maternal and neonatal practices. With nearly 100 million Bangladeshi adults having access to a television, BBC Media Action developed a television drama, <em>Ujan Ganger Naiya (Sailing Against the Tide)</em>, and discussion show, <em>Natoker Pore (After the Drama)</em>, to help respond to these challenges. (<em>See Related Summaries, below</em>.) The programmes aimed to change behaviour around and improve knowledge about the importance of regular antenatal care (ANC) check-ups, preparation for birth, and essential newborn care.</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>BBC Media Action used a randomised controlled trial in 2 locations in Bangladesh (rural and urban), to test the impact of the health drama, with and without the additional effects of the complementary discussion show. Nine hundred women of reproductive age who had watched TV in the last month were recruited. The women were randomly assigned to treatment or control groups: 300 women watched the drama and non-health discussion show, 300 watched the drama and health discussion show, and 300 watched a non-health drama and non-health discussion show. All women were surveyed immediately after exposure; 2 weeks later, a sub-sample of women participated in focus group discussions.</p> <p> This summary only covers the effects on 2 outcomes: health knowledge and behavioural intent.</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>Compared with the control, watching the health drama positively affected 4 of 5 knowledge areas (need to go for ANC in the first trimester, need to exclusively breast-feed in the first 3 days, need for 4 or more ANC check-ups, and need to always go for ANC), and watching the health drama and health discussion show positively affected 5 of 5 (also: need to start breast-feeding within an hour) knowledge areas. For example, women who watched the drama only had an increase in knowledge of the need for 4 or more ANC check-ups of 15 percentage points compared with women in the control group; the number was 38 points greater than the control group for those who watched both the drama and discussion show.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Practices:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Compared with the control, watching the health drama positively affected 4 of 9 behavioural intentions, and watching the health drama and health discussion show positively affected 6 of 9 behavioural intentions. For example, women who watched the drama only had an increase in the intent to go for 4 or more ANC check-ups of 10 percentage points compared with women in the control group; the number was 42 points greater than the control group for those who watched both the drama and discussion show.</p> </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"> <p>Most women had gone on to discuss information from the programmes with others, suggesting a potential diffusion effect. However, neither format affected women's intentions to talk to their husbands about exclusive breastfeeding in particular.</p> </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>Audiences responded differently to the 2 formats, with equal, dose response, reinforcement, and dampening effects being seen. Content analysis of the programmes found that covering a health topic often and providing information that audiences perceived to be new led to greater increases in knowledge and behavioural intent. It also suggested that, by covering pregnancy complications, the discussion show may have unintentionally triggered viewers to associate ANC check-ups with ill health, thereby dampening the drama's effects on this knowledge area.</p> <p> Analysis also revealed intra-audience differences in responses to the 2 formats. For example, urban women gained more knowledge on the importance of going for 4 or more ANC visits from watching the health programmes than their rural counterparts.</p> <p> "In brief, we found that watching <em>Ujan Ganger Naiya (Sailing Against the Tide)</em> and <em>Natoker Pore (After the Drama)</em>, independently or in combination, positively affected both these drivers [women's knowledge and behavioural intent], and that exposure both the health drama and complementary discussion show had a greater effect. The study therefore demonstrated the power of media-delivered health interventions with multiple communication strands."</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"> BBC Media Action </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/ujan-ganger-naiya">Ujan Ganger Naiya</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/pushing-boundaries-tv-birth-bangladesh-0">Pushing boundaries: a TV birth in Bangladesh</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/inside-randomised-control-trial-insights-bangladesh">Inside a randomised control trial: insights from Bangladesh</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/can-mass-media-cause-change-randomised-control-trial-finds-out">Can mass media cause change? A randomised control trial finds out</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/tv-drama-helping-improve-health-garment-factory-workers-bangladesh-their-lunch-break-0">The TV drama helping improve the health of garment factory workers in Bangladesh on their lunch break</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 Delia Lloyd to The Communication Initiative on March 23 2017; and <a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/research/health-drama-behaviour-change.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Can a Health Drama and Discussion Show Affect the Drivers of Behaviour Change? [PDF]</a>, by Anna Godfrey, March 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-data-ujan-ganger-naiya-and-natoker-pore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-data-ujan-ganger-naiya-and-natoker-pore#comments Bangladesh Excerpted Project Impact Data Evaluations Impact Evaluation Data SDG 3: Good Health Children Entertainment Television News Media Reproductive Health BBC Media Action DFID Communicating with, for and about children Global Health Entertainment-Education Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:34:24 +0000 BBC Media Action 9488002 at http://comminit.com Managing Knowledge During Partnerships: A Case of Intermediaries in Agricultural Innovation System http://comminit.com/global/content/managing-knowledge-during-partnerships-case-intermediaries-agricultural-innovation-syste <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"> Benjamin Kwasi Addom </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, July 6, 2015</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>Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The advent of the Internet and its emerging collaborative web-based tools has assumed a crucial role in both inter- and intra-organizational knowledge management systems."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/785/1125" target="_blank">Click here to read the full paper online.</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/indian_phone_farmer.jpg" alt="" title="Managing Knowledge During Partnerships: A Case of Intermediaries in Agricultural Innovation System" 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"> bkaddom </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>The Journal of Community Informatics</em>, Vol 11, No 1 (2015) - sourced from: <a href="http://www.e-agriculture.org/news/managing-knowledge-during-partnerships-case-intermediaries-agricultural-innovation-system" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">e-Agriculture website</a>, March 23 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> N. Palmer (CIAT - International Center for Tropical Agriculture)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/managing-knowledge-during-partnerships-case-intermediaries-agricultural-innovation-syste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/managing-knowledge-during-partnerships-case-intermediaries-agricultural-innovation-syste#comments Global Strategic Thinking Agriculture Digital SDG 15: Life on Land Livelihoods Network Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information Radio Television Research New Technology Company Natural Resources Management New Technologies Featured Global ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:23:46 +0000 bkaddom 9487994 at http://comminit.com