<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Agricultural Policy Technical Expert - Pact - Cambodia http://comminit.com/global/content/agricultural-policy-technical-expert-pact-cambodia <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pact </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cambodia</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><strong>Department Name&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Program Delivery</p> <p><strong>Pact Overview&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. &nbsp;The promise of a healthy life. &nbsp;Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. &nbsp;Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/pact_159_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="41" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-admin-information"><legend>ADMIN INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contacts:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/demetria-goode">Demetria Goode</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/users/demetria-goode" title="View user profile.">Demetria Goode</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/agricultural-policy-technical-expert-pact-cambodia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/agricultural-policy-technical-expert-pact-cambodia#comments Cambodia South East and East Asia Vacancies Advocacy Agriculture Community Participation Person-to-Person Community Groups Development Assistance Government Departments NGOs Featured Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:21:12 +0000 Demetria Goode 9381016 at http://comminit.com Media as a Form of Aid in Humanitarian Crises http://comminit.com/global/content/media-form-aid-humanitarian-crises <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"> Jeffrey Ghannam </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, April 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"For mainstream media, the millions of people whose lives have been upended are mostly data points, illustrations of the misery and upheaval that have swept across Syria, Yemen, Gaza, Iraq, and many places between. Yet for those who are caught in the crises, and plagued not only by insecurity and uncertainty but a lack of information, relatively little is available to help them make informed decisions for their own survival."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/CIMA-Insights_MENA-Crisis-Reporting_Web.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 6-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/cima_0.jpg" alt="" title="Media as a Form of Aid in Humanitarian Crises" width="100" height="34" 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/center-international-media-assistance-cima" title="View user profile.">Center for Inte...</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.cima.ned.org/publication/media-as-aid-in-humanitarian-crises/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CIMA website</a>, June 23 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> © Istvan Csak / Shutterstock.com</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/verification-handbook-definitive-guide-verifying-digital-content-emergency-coverage">Verification Handbook: A Definitive Guide to Verifying Digital Content for Emergency Coverage</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/media-form-aid-humanitarian-crises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/media-form-aid-humanitarian-crises#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Mobile Populations Film and Video Voice Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Print News/Information Radio Television News Media Population Featured BBC Media Action Global ICT for Development Media Development Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:44:18 +0000 Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) 9380990 at http://comminit.com World Comics India http://comminit.com/global/content/world-comics-india-0 <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.worldcomicsindia.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">World Comics India</a>, a partner in the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.worldcomicsindia.com/grassrootcomics.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">World Comics network</a>, conducts comic creation workshops in rural India, particularly focusing on presentation in "remote and disturbed areas." It is a volunteer movement that receives invitations from non-governmental organisation (NGOs), institutes, and universities and especially intends to serve small organisations and people's movements to enable them to create comics in their own languages as a medium of communication on issues of concern at the grassroots.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Through its basic manual, training manual, and campaign manual, the organisation promotes grassroots comics as a development communication tool that can give voice to marginalised groups. The comics have the potential for advocacy and for information dissemination in local languages and can be used to promote literacy. Comics and comic creation can be used as teaching-learning tools.</p> <p>The organisation works to:</p> <ul> <li>create issue specific campaigns</li> <li>train comics workshop trainers</li> <li>publish training manuals, issue-specific comic anthologies, comic newspapers, and information booklets</li> <li>place local voices in mainstream press syndicated services</li> <li>establish independent and local networks for comic creation</li> </ul> <p>The website offers samples from Asia, particularly South Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Mid East, among other locations. It welcomes interns and volunteers.</p> <p>The basic training manul is available in "English, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, German, Portuguese, Thai, Marathi, Assamese, Mizo and many more..." by requst from the website.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From World Comics India founder Sharad Sharma: "World Comics India in repsonse to the the Community Media Network Group on The Communication Initiative platform: Interestingly, I received notification about this thread while I am running a grassroots comics workshop here in Chhattisgarh, one of the states in India, where tribal population is in good number but unfortunately less representation in all areas. The medium of text book and school education here is Hindi, while there are close to hundred dialects in the region and many of them vanishing fast. Southern part of the state speaks languages like Halbi and Bhatri but there is no content available or many of these teachers don't speak the language of what the majority of the students understand. While World Comics India is extensively using 'Grassroots Comics as a teaching learning tool' to improve the quality of education. Here in current workshop we are helping teachers to develop their own comics in these two languages and cutomise the text book content according to their need.</p> <p>Grassroots Comics being a cost effective medium (since we use only A-4 size papers and create comics only in Black &amp; White mode) is sustainable. Teachers don't require any resources or support from any agency to create content further in their classroom.</p> <p>They have already made comics on local poem, saying, stories and also developed their visual cum local languages dictionary. This would not only help to preserve the language but would also help student to gradually understand Hindi, without that majority of them were not able to continue their studies after middle school."</p> <p>The World Comics introductory video is below.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/india2_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="47" 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/sharad-sharma-world-comics-india" title="View user profile.">Sharad Sharma -...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/iH5wTN8eoJY&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/iH5wTN8eoJY&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH5wTN8eoJY"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/iH5wTN8eoJY/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/comics-public-health-power-storytelling">Comics for Public Health: Power of Storytelling</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/grassroots-comics-development-communication-tool">Grassroots Comics - A Development Communication Tool</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/using-comics-development-communication">Using Comics for Development Communication</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/soul-beat-166.html">Communicating through Comics</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/global-comics-uniting-nations">Comics Uniting Nations</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>Community Media Network, "Local language communication importance" thread, April 30 2016, and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.worldcomicsindia.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">World Comics India website</a>, June 22 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://comminit.com/global/content/world-comics-india-0#comments Latin America Middle East India Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka Western Europe Global Experiences Academic Institutions Advocacy Civic Engagement Community Participation Person-to-Person Community Groups Governance and Democracy Print Rights and Justice NGOs Rights Featured Democracy and Governance Global Media Development Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:05:14 +0000 Sharad Sharma - World Comics India 9380981 at http://comminit.com Connected Society: Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT) http://comminit.com/global/content/connected-society-mobile-internet-skills-training-toolkit-mistt <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 Guide for Training People in Basic Mobile Internet Skills, in India </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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/1-introduction.jpg" alt="" title="Connected Society: Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT)" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This GSMA toolkit is for mobile network operators (MNOs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), development organisations, and governments who want to provide training to improve people's basic knowledge and understanding of the mobile internet. The training presented in this toolkit is designed for people with little or no mobile internet skills. It aims to teach those who want to learn what the mobile internet is and how to communicate and search online. This toolkit is not suitable for people with no experience of using mobile phones, and it does not cover basic functions such as making calls or sending SMS (text messages). For this reason, this toolkit does not include information on how to download apps or open an email account.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/programmes/connected-society/mistt" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to read the resource online or to download it (as well as the companion guide) in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/wp-content/themes/M4D2016/mistt/pdfs/Mobile_Internet_Skills_Toolkit_FINAL.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for the 69-page toolkit 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/gsma">GSMA</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>69 pages (toolkit); 41 pages (how-to guide)</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/connected-society-programme-gsma" title="View user profile.">Connected Socie...</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.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/programmes/connected-society/mistt" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GSMA website</a>, June 21 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="658" width="800" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/JzBxpc9PAm8&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/JzBxpc9PAm8&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=JzBxpc9PAm8"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/JzBxpc9PAm8/0.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/connected-society-mobile-internet-skills-training-toolkit-mistt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/connected-society-mobile-internet-skills-training-toolkit-mistt#comments India Global Materials Access Entertainment Network Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information New Technology Company New Technologies Featured Global ICT for Development Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:47:41 +0000 Connected Society Programme GSMA 9380949 at http://comminit.com App designed to help Syrian refugees http://comminit.com/global/content/app-designed-help-syrian-refugees-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_syria.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Leen Hashem, June 21 2016 - 'We've started a WhatsApp group for refugees living in this area' a middle aged man said enthusiastically, explaining how the platform was helping the group share information and provide each other with much needed support.</p> <p>The man, formerly a respected school teacher in Syria, was speaking to a group of people at a drop-in information centre (called <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://syrialifeline.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Dawaween</a> in Arabic). Forced to flee his home in Syria to Lebanon five years ago, he was determined to help his community build a future. ‘Syria is our homeland and we must be prepared to rebuild it on our return’ he remarked assuredly. His peers nodded in agreement.</p> <p><strong><em>Information is aid</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/app-designed-help-syrian-refugees-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/app-designed-help-syrian-refugees-0#comments Lebanon Syria Blogs: Conflict and Fragility Mobile Populations Film and Video Conflict Public Expectations Community Groups Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Development Assistance News/Information Education Rights and Justice Health NGOs Population Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Fragile Contexts Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:52:36 +0000 BBC Media Action 9380939 at http://comminit.com Promotion of Girls' Education (PROGE) - presented by Blessings Mtuwa Nkhata http://comminit.com/global/content/promotion-girls-education-proge-presented-blessings-mtuwa-nkhata <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/blessings2_0.png" alt="" title="" width="100" height="41" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>I reviewed the presentation #5&nbsp; on <strong><a href="http://www.comminit.com/sbcs2016/content/promotion-girls-education-proge" rel="nofollow">Girl Child Education in Malawi.</a></strong> Statement is clear and well organized. Ideas are potent and should yield results. My observations are:</p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ideally project should have included some qualitative research to explore why parents do not send girls to school and why girls drop out so rapidly. &nbsp;What benefits and drawbacks they vision of girls education?</p> <p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This phenomenon is not only true for Malawi but many other countries with Muslim populations. In other words, religious instructions are misinterpreted to de-emphasize girls education. I have seen it in Kenya. In 1986, I launched a small initiative to raise awareness and funds for girls education in local Muslim communities.</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/promotion-girls-education-proge-presented-blessings-mtuwa-nkhata" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/promotion-girls-education-proge-presented-blessings-mtuwa-nkhata#comments Malawi Children Health Social and Behaviour Change Summit - Ethiopia - 2016 Communicating with, for and about children Health Communication - Africa Children, Equity and Development Global Health Africa The Social and Behavioral Change Communication Summit - February 2016 Children and Equity Network Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:07:18 +0000 JSAhmad 9380912 at http://comminit.com Skiing in Afghanistan http://comminit.com/global/content/skiing-afghanistan-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_ma_afghanistan.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Mukhtar Yadgar, June 15 2016 - Afghanistan’s Bamyan province is best known for its ancient statues of Buddha, destroyed 15 years ago by the Taliban government. Today, its relative security and freezing winters are aiding the growth of a fledgling skiing industry. Mukhtar Yadgar explains how a radio station is helping local people discuss its potential for growth.</p> <p>A five minute drive from the site where the ancient <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31813681" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Buddhas of Bamyan</a> once stood, a radio mast sprouts from the ground. It belongs to Radio Bamyan, a local radio station in one of Afghanistan’s most mountainous regions. It’s summer now and wisps of brown dust rise up with the heat, yet in the winter months, Radio Bamyan’s roof is covered with snow.<br />&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/skiing-afghanistan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/skiing-afghanistan-0#comments Afghanistan Community Participation Inclusive Politics Entertainment Public Expectations Person-to-Person Blogs: Media Development Community Groups Governance and Democracy Community Media Economic Development Radio News Media Featured BBC Media Action Democracy and Governance Global Policy Blogs Fragile Contexts Media Development Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:13:15 +0000 BBC Media Action 9380899 at http://comminit.com Global School Feeding Sourcebook: Lessons from 14 Countries http://comminit.com/global/content/global-school-feeding-sourcebook-lessons-14-countries <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"> Lesley Drake </div> <div class="field-item even"> Alice Woolnough </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Carmen Burbano </div> <div class="field-item even"> Donald Bundy </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">Wednesday, June 1, 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/capture2_7.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="46" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The Sourcebook documents and analyzes a range of government-led school meals programmes to provide decision-makers and practitioners worldwide with the knowledge, evidence and good practice they need to strengthen their national school feeding efforts."</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://hgsf-global.org/en/bank/downloads/doc_download/476-global-school-feeding-sourcebooklessons-from-14-countries" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to access this document 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/content/imperial-college-press">Imperial College Press</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>507</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/franko-peel" title="View user profile.">Franko Peel</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 Francis Peel to The Communication Initiative and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.hgsf-global.org/en/bank/news/512-ground-breaking-school-feeding-analysis-launched-to-help-countries-implement-sustainable-programmes" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Home Grown School Feeding website</a>, on June 9 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/global-school-feeding-sourcebook-lessons-14-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/global-school-feeding-sourcebook-lessons-14-countries#comments Botswana Brazil Cape Verde Chile Cote d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast Ecuador Ghana India Kenya Mali Mexico Namibia Nigeria Global Materials Academic Institutions Advocacy Improved Physical Environments Basic Education for All Children Community Participation Quality Early Learning to Scale Child Survival and Growth Person-to-Person Community Groups Government Departments Nutrition Featured Children, Equity and Development Global Early Child Development Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:13:56 +0000 Franko Peel 9380895 at http://comminit.com Improving Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies: IFRC's MHM Kit http://comminit.com/global/content/improving-menstrual-hygiene-management-emergencies-ifrcs-mhm-kit <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"> Alice Robinson </div> <div class="field-item even"> Alice Obrecht </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>Jigsaw Consult (<em>Robinson</em>); Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action, or ALNAP (<em>Obrecht</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"A key strength of this innovation process is the effort grantees have made to understand and incorporate the varying needs and preferences of beneficiaries and to seek their feedback on the products provided."</em></p> <p> This case study explores International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s innovation process in developing and testing a comprehensive relief item to meet more effectively and appropriately the menstrual hygiene needs of women and girls in emergencies. It is based on a review of project literature and nine interviews with project staff, partner staff, advisors, and wider stakeholders across the humanitarian sector over a period of 2 months in 2015.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.alnap.org/pool/files/alnap-ifrc-menstrual-hygiene-case-study-2016.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the 33-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/p4270058_resized.jpg" alt="" title="Improving Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies: IFRC&#039;s MHM Kit" width="100" height="85" 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/alnap" title="View user profile.">ALNAP</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.alnap.org/resource/21861" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) website</a>, June 15 2016. <em>Image caption/credit</em>: Somali Red Crescent Society staff and volunteers conduct a focus group discussion in Dilla, Somaliland, to understand practices, challenges, knowledge and attitudes around menstrual hygiene. IFRC</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/improving-menstrual-hygiene-management-emergencies-ifrcs-mhm-kit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/improving-menstrual-hygiene-management-emergencies-ifrcs-mhm-kit#comments Burundi Madagascar Somalia Uganda Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Digital Community Participation Adolescent Physical Health Person-to-Person Interpersonal Development Assistance Print Adolescents and Migration Research Gender NGOs Reproductive Health Risk Management Women Adolescent Development Global Health Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:23:13 +0000 ALNAP 9380893 at http://comminit.com Standardising Humanitarian Data for a Better Response: The Humanitarian EXchange Language http://comminit.com/global/content/standardising-humanitarian-data-better-response-humanitarian-exchange-language <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"> Alexandra T. Warner </div> <div class="field-item even"> Alice Obrecht </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 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>Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Standardisation efforts are challenging in the humanitarian sector, as defining a common vocabulary can easily become very political. Issues can arise at all levels, on everything from country names to how to refer to the affected population."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.alnap.org/pool/files/alnap-hot-open-aerial-mapping-case-study-2016.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the 32-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/hxl-postcard-en-0.jpg" alt="" title="Standardising Humanitarian Data for a Better Response: The Humanitarian EXchange Language" 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/alnap" title="View user profile.">ALNAP</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.alnap.org/resource/21965" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) website</a>, June 15 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://hxlstandard.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Humanitarian eXchange Language (HXL)</a></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-3" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-3"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/1TWsCt0Yx_g&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-3"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/1TWsCt0Yx_g&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=1TWsCt0Yx_g"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/1TWsCt0Yx_g/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/standardising-humanitarian-data-better-response-humanitarian-exchange-language" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/standardising-humanitarian-data-better-response-humanitarian-exchange-language#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital Development Assistance News/Information New Technology Company United Nations Featured Global ICT for Development Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:06:19 +0000 ALNAP 9380892 at http://comminit.com