<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Communicating in a Crisis like Ebola: Facts and Figures http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicating-crisis-ebola-facts-and-figures <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"> Elizabeth Smout </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, April 29, 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>London School of Hygiene &amp; Tropical Medicine</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"A critical look at the complications and experiences from the perspective of communications and social science holds lessons for future public health responses to infectious disease outbreaks."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.scidev.net/global/ebola/feature/communicating-crisis-ebola-facts-figures.html" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to read the full article online.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ebola.png" alt="" title="Communicating in a Crisis like Ebola: Facts and Figures" width="100" height="73" 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"> <a href="/global/users/esmout" title="View user profile.">ESmout</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><em>SciDev.Net</em>, April 29 2015 - accessed February 11 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Copyright: Samuel Aranda / Panos</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicating-crisis-ebola-facts-and-figures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communicating-crisis-ebola-facts-and-figures#comments Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Digital Ebola Communication Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Health Risk Management Featured Global Ebola Health Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:56:14 +0000 ESmout 9378650 at http://www.comminit.com The Logic of Hope and Trust http://www.comminit.com/global/content/logic-hope-and-trust <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"> Positive Movements and Successes: CORE Group Polio Project in India </div> </div> </div> <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"> Sanjog Sharan, Ed. </div> </div> </div> <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://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/drops.png" alt="" title="The Logic of Hope and Trust" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"For our mobilisers this became a personal fight, protecting babies from the dreaded virus, pleading with parents to let them get immunised, facing irate communities, braving extreme weather conditions but never giving up. All this and more is captured in the pages ahead - a testimony to their grit, perseverance and determination to fight to the end." - Dr. Roma Solomon</em></p> <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/311164">CORE Group</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>106</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"> <a href="/global/users/rina-dey" title="View user profile.">Rina Dey</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 Rina Dey to The Communication Initiative on February 9 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.coregroup.org/our-technical-work/initiatives/polio/185-core-group-polio-project-india" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CORE Group website</a>, accessed February 11 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/logic-hope-and-trust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/logic-hope-and-trust#comments India Publications Materials Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF Global Polio Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:19:40 +0000 Rina Dey 9378627 at http://www.comminit.com Health communication in the time of Zika in Haiti http://www.comminit.com/global/content/health-communication-time-zika-haiti <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/zika-virus-disease-in-haiti.jpg" alt="" title="Health communication in the time of Zika in Haiti" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Kenny Moise, January 23 2016 [cross-posted from Kenny Moise's blog site Feeds You Stories, linked below] - The day was coming to its end as I was dealing with annoying paperwork at an outpatient clinic in the area of Delmas, in Port-au-Prince. The attending nurse sharply knocked at the door and introduced me to Zoune, a woman in her mid-forties. Calmed by the fan in motion, the ambient heat hardly bothered on this particular afternoon. Even though January hasn't seen any rain yet, puddles and piles of rubbish in the streets form a sure cottage for mosquitoes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/health-communication-time-zika-haiti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Haiti Global Community Participation Blogs: Global Health Policies Person-to-Person Interpersonal Health Risk Management Featured Global Health Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:03:30 +0000 kennymoise 9378611 at http://www.comminit.com Research Communication for Policy Influence: Key Toolkits http://www.comminit.com/global/content/research-communication-policy-influence-key-toolkits <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"> Ingvild Storm </div> </div> </div> <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"> 2015 </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://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/screen_shot_2016-02-10_at_11.09.43.png" alt="" title="Research Communication for Policy Influence: Key Toolkits" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Research communication is at the heart of evidence based policy making, as it includes understanding the obstacles preventing the uptake of research by decision makers and reflects on the most appropriate strategies, tools and channels to reach key audiences that can promote policy changes."</em> </p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.researchtoaction.org/2015/04/research-communication-for-policy-influence-key-toolkits/" target="_blank"> Click here to access these guides in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>37</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"> <a href="/global/users/research-action" title="View user profile.">Research to Action</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="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.researchtoaction.org/2015/04/research-communication-for-policy-influence-key-toolkits/" target="_blank">Research2Action website</a>, February 9 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/research-communication-policy-influence-key-toolkits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/research-communication-policy-influence-key-toolkits#comments Global Materials Advocacy Research NGOs Featured DFID DFID Global Africa Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:48:50 +0000 Research to Action 9378569 at http://www.comminit.com Eradicating Polio in Nigeria http://www.comminit.com/global/content/eradicating-polio-nigeria <h4>The Country&#039;s Novel Approach to Disease Control Can Offer Lessons for Other Countries Facing Urgent Public-Health Challenges</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"> Scott Desmarais </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, February 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>McKinsey &amp; Company</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The success of Nigeria's federal and state governments, Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, and the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation is all the more impressive given the climate of disinformation, intimidation, and violence..."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/health_systems_and_services/eradicating_polio_in_nigeria" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to read the article online.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/eoc.png" alt="" title="Eradicating Polio in Nigeria" width="100" height="72" 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"> <a href="/global/users/sdesmarais" title="View user profile.">SDesmarais</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="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.mckinsey.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">McKinsey &amp; Company website</a>, February 8 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/eradicating-polio-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/eradicating-polio-nigeria#comments Nigeria Endemic Countries Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Digital Live Performance Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information Foundations Government Departments Research Health Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Risk Management Featured UNICEF World Health Organization Global Ebola Health Polio Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:07:49 +0000 SDesmarais 9378531 at http://www.comminit.com Forging a West African Consensus on UNGASS http://www.comminit.com/global/content/forging-west-african-consensus-ungass <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ungass.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>A recent <span style="text-decoration:underline"><strong><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://ghanaweb.com/mobile/wap/article.php?ID=400890" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">news story </a></strong></span>cited Ghana’s Deputy Superintendent of Police, David Selom Hukportie, as bemoaning the formidable challenges he faces trying to destroy marijuana farms across the country. Mr. Hukportie, who also heads the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police Service, said the effort was like "trying to kill a swarm of flies with one’s bare hands".</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/forging-west-african-consensus-ungass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Benin Ghana Senegal West Africa Advocacy Dialogue, Debate, Conversation Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Blogs: Rights and Development Government Departments United Nations Rights Democracy and Governance Global Policy Blogs Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:03:11 +0000 LansanaGberie 9378527 at http://www.comminit.com Local Perspectives on Climate Change: Participatory Video in Somotillo, Nicaragua http://www.comminit.com/global/content/local-perspectives-climate-change-participatory-video-somotillo-nicaragua <h4>Working Paper No. 100</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"> Manon Koningstein </div> <div class="field-item even"> Shadi Azadegan </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"> 2015 </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>CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Participatory video (PV) is a methodology premised on particular attitudes and behaviours that value collective and consensual decision-making and equalised power relations, seeking local solutions to local problems through coming together, reflecting, communicating, and taking positive action.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://cgspace.cgiar.org/bitstream/handle/10568/56665/Working%20Paper%20100.pdf?sequence=1" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for the 47-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://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/80.jpg" alt="" title="Local Perspectives on Climate Change: Participatory Video in Somotillo, Nicaragua" 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"> <a href="/global/users/mkoningstein" title="View user profile.">MKoningstein</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/users/sazadegan" title="View user profile.">SAzadegan</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="/redirect.cgi?r=http://c4dnetwork.ning.com/this-week-s-member-forum-postings/c4d-network-twitter-trawl-16-22-feb-2015?xg_source=msg_mes_network" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Slimline C4D Network Twitter Trawl (16 - 22 Feb 2015)</a>; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/participatory-video-local-perspectives-climate-change#.VOrhti7sR5m" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CCAFS website</a>, February 8 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Gian Betancourt</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/7v6yiITDr54&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/7v6yiITDr54&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=7v6yiITDr54"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/7v6yiITDr54/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/local-perspectives-climate-change-participatory-video-somotillo-nicaragua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/local-perspectives-climate-change-participatory-video-somotillo-nicaragua#comments Nicaragua Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Community Participation Film and Video Livelihoods Person-to-Person Voice Interpersonal MDG 7. Environment Environment NGOs Natural Resources Management Featured Global ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:51:30 +0000 MKoningstein 9378526 at http://www.comminit.com A 3rd News group just for the heck if it! http://www.comminit.com/global/content/3rd-news-group-just-heck-if-it <p>Need to see how the content stacks up - these will be short items but can get the idea</p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/3rd-news-group-just-heck-if-it#comments Global Warren Test Group - to be deleted Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:23:55 +0000 Warren Feek 9378512 at http://www.comminit.com Warren Test Group - to be deleted http://www.comminit.com/global/content/warren-test-group-be-deleted <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/chris_-_polio_8.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="form-item"> <label>Description: </label> Test group for The CI staff. This will be deleted </div> <p>The Test Group on Live - this will be deleted - will monitor twitter and facebook n case it shows up there.</p> Global Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:03:09 +0000 Warren Feek 9378509 at http://www.comminit.com Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South http://www.comminit.com/global/content/impact-information-society-research-global-south <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"> Arul Chib, Ed. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Julian May, Ed. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Roxana Barrantes, Ed. </div> </div> </div> <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"> 2015 </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://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/sirca_workshop_jamaica.jpg" alt="" title="Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"There is a multiplicity of voices, methodologies and theoretical traditions in the interdisciplinary fields of research that investigate the role of ICTs 'in', 'for', and sometimes 'and' development. This volume includes many illustrations of the richness of approaches within the social sciences." - Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-287-381-1" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to read or download the volume online and/or in PDF format (in parts or in full).</a></div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/springer-singapore">Springer Singapore</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>293</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"> <a href="/global/users/achib" title="View user profile.">AChib</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="/redirect.cgi?r=http://c4dnetwork.ning.com/this-week-s-member-forum-postings/c4d-network-twitter-trawl-4-may-10-may-2015?xg_source=msg_mes_network" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">C4D Network Slimline Twitter Trawl: 4 - 10 May 2015</a>, accessed on February 5 2016; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Themes/Information_and_Communication/Pages/ResultDetails.Aspx?ResultID=332" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IDRC website</a>, February 5 2016. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> "Workshops like this SIRCA II session in Jamaica provide researchers with training" - Yvonne Lim</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/impact-information-society-research-global-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/impact-information-society-research-global-south#comments Africa Eastern Europe/Central Asia Latin America South Asia South East and East Asia Evaluations Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Digital Community Participation Network Voice Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information Radio MDG 8. Global Partnership Television Research NGOs New Technologies Rights Featured Global ICT for Development Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:03:58 +0000 AChib 9378493 at http://www.comminit.com