<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs with Men Who Have Sex With Men: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions http://comminit.com/global/content/implementing-comprehensive-hiv-and-sti-programs-men-who-have-sex-men-practical-guidance- <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">Sunday, November 1, 2015</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/screen-shot-2015-11-10-at-4.51.10-pm-e1447203183508.png" alt="" title="Implementing Comprehensive HIV and STI Programs with Men Who Have Sex With Men: Practical Guidance for Collaborative Interventions" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Despite major scientific advances in the fight against HIV and AIDS, health departments around the world lack the necessary know-how to deliver responsive sexual health services targeting men who have sex with men. This and other barriers like criminalization, stigma and violence exacerbate worsening health outcomes among men who have sex with men." - Dr. George Ayala, Executive Director of MSMGF</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://msmgf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/MSMIT-for-Web.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 264-page resource in English (PDF format).</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://msmgf.org/current-projects/msmit/" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the resource in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and/or Russian.</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/global-forum-msm-and-hiv-msmgf-1">The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF)</a> </div> </div> </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, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian</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>264 (English)</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"> Pato Hebert - T... </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/cpr-e-learning-health-professionals-serving-gay-and-bisexual-men">CPR: E-learning for Health Professionals Serving Gay and Bisexual Men</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 Nadia Rafif to The Communication Initiative on January 18 2017; and <a href="http://msmgf.org/global-launch-of-msmit-a-comprehensive-guide-for-implementing-sexual-health-interventions-with-men-who-have-sex-with-men/#ixzz4W35ZtX5g" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MSMGF website</a>, January 19 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="658" width="800" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/3tNAV4pRHDo&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/3tNAV4pRHDo&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=3tNAV4pRHDo"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/3tNAV4pRHDo/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/implementing-comprehensive-hiv-and-sti-programs-men-who-have-sex-men-practical-guidance-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/implementing-comprehensive-hiv-and-sti-programs-men-who-have-sex-men-practical-guidance-#comments Global Materials Advocacy Digital Empower MSM Sex Workers Transgender Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal Foundations Gender Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Treatment, Care and Support United Nations Rights UNFPA USAID World Health Organization Global Health HIV / AIDS ICT for Development Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:38:59 +0000 Pato Hebert - The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) 9486600 at http://comminit.com Media and Information Literacy: A Human Rights-based Approach in Developing Countries http://comminit.com/global/content/media-and-information-literacy-human-rights-based-approach-developing-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"> Jan Lublinski </div> <div class="field-item even"> Dennis Reineck </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, October 1, 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>DW Akademie</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Media and information literacy (MIL) is linked to access to information, free expression and education."</p> <p>This discussion paper from DW Akademie defines media and information literacy (MIL) through a rights-based approach and examines, in particular, digital media and information literacy (DMIL), using case studies of DW Akademie projects as illustration. "They illustrate that various stakeholders need to be involved so that citizens can critically access, use, and participate in the flow of information on a broad scale."</p> <p>The paper attempts to answer: "But what exactly is meant by Media and Information Literacy and how is it possible to advance projects beyond short-term workshops and bring about more sustainable change?" The document emphases participatory, "lean-forward" strategies &nbsp;for complex digital media ecologies that create two-way or multiple user interaction through, for example, online comments,</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.dw.com/downloads/29875203/media-information-literacy.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 8-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/dw_akadamie.png" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/dw-akademie-0">DW Akademie</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"> DW Akademie </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.dw.com/en/new-publication-media-and-information-literacy/a-18787411" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DW Akademie website</a>, January 18 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/media-and-information-literacy-human-rights-based-approach-developing-countries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/media-and-information-literacy-human-rights-based-approach-developing-countries#comments Burundi Cambodia Palestinian Territory Uganda Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Access Adolescent Civic Engagement Digital Journalism Community Participation Person-to-Person Voice Community Groups Governance and Democracy Community Media Print Media and D and G Radio Foundations Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents News Media Rights Youth Adolescent Development Global Media Development Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:10:36 +0000 DW Akademie 9486598 at http://comminit.com Space for Civil Society - How to Protect and Expand an Enabling Environment http://comminit.com/global/content/space-civil-society-how-protect-and-expand-enabling-environment <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"> Kerrie Howard </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sive Bresnihan </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Dewa Mavhinga </div> <div class="field-item even"> Professor Wiseman Chirwa </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Billy Mayaya </div> <div class="field-item even"> Louise Winstanley </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, April 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"Drawing on the input of their members and partners in the field over the last few years, the faithbased networks, ACT Alliance and CIDSE, have been assessing political and social developments that have had an impact on the space for civil society."</p> <p>This study is the outcome of a research process, beginning in 2013, through which ACT and CIDSE &nbsp;brought their networks together to "jointly explore and record the enabling and disabling conditions under which local civil society organisations [CSOs] operate in Colombia, Malawi, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. The aim was to document the perceptions of a wide range of civil society and so better understand the strategies civil society uses to engage and protect their space, even in restrictive environments."</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://178.62.114.239/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SpaceForCivilSociety.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 114-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/civil_society.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/cordaid-0">Cordaid</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"> Cordaid </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.cordaid.org/en/publications/space-civil-society/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Cordaid website</a>, January 16 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/space-civil-society-how-protect-and-expand-enabling-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/space-civil-society-how-protect-and-expand-enabling-environment#comments Colombia Malawi Rwanda Zimbabwe Strategic Thinking Advocacy Dialogue, Debate, Conversation Civic Engagement Community Participation Conflict Conflict and Peace Entertainment Live Performance Network Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Print Radio Television Environment Gender NGOs Private Sector Religious Groups Rights Featured Democracy and Governance Global Natural Resource Management Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:19:40 +0000 Cordaid 9486588 at http://comminit.com A Review of 10 Years of Vasectomy Programming and Research in Low-Resource Settings http://comminit.com/global/content/review-10-years-vasectomy-programming-and-research-low-resource-settings <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"> Dominick Shattuck </div> <div class="field-item even"> Brian Perry </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Catherine Packer </div> <div class="field-item even"> Dawn Chin Quee </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, December 23, 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>Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University (<em>Shattuck</em>); Duke Clinical Research Institute (<em>Perry</em>); FHI 360 (<em>Packer, Quee</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"With...growing support and refinement of gender and male involvement programming, now is an opportune time to incorporate voluntary vasectomy services into national family planning strategies."</em></p> <p> This article reviews recent literature related to voluntary vasectomy programmes in low-resource settings to synthesise common barriers and facilitators to vasectomy uptake and identify recommendations to strengthen future vasectomy promotion efforts. According to research cited here, vasectomy is a highly effective and safe contraceptive method for couples who want to stop childbearing, but only 2.4% of men around the world use this method.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/4/4/647.full.pdf+html" target="_blank">Click here in order to access the 14-page paper online or 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/smile.jpg" alt="" title="A Review of 10 Years of Vasectomy Programming and Research in Low-Resource Settings" width="86" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catherine Packer </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>Global Health: Science and Practice</em>, December 23 2016, vol. 4 no. 4, p. 647-660 doi: 10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00235 - sent via email from Catherine Packer to The Communication Initiative on January 13 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> ACQUIRE Project</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/promoting-vasectomy-services">Promoting Vasectomy Services</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/how-create-successful-vasectomy-programs">How to Create Successful Vasectomy Programs</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/get-permanent-smile-increasing-awareness-access-and-utilization-vasectomy-services-ghana">&#039;Get a Permanent Smile&#039;- Increasing Awareness of, Access to, and Utilization of Vasectomy Services in Ghana</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/vasectomy-long-slow-haul-successful-takeoff">Vasectomy: A Long, Slow Haul to Successful Takeoff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/review-10-years-vasectomy-programming-and-research-low-resource-settings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/review-10-years-vasectomy-programming-and-research-low-resource-settings#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Television Gender NGOs Reproductive Health USAID Global Health Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:33:07 +0000 Catherine Packer 9486553 at http://comminit.com Vasectomy: A Long, Slow Haul to Successful Takeoff http://comminit.com/global/content/vasectomy-long-slow-haul-successful-takeoff <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 Shelton </div> <div class="field-item even"> Roy Jacobstein </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, December 23, 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>Global Health: Science and Practice (<i>Shelton</i>); IntraHealth International (<i>Jacobstein</i>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Robust demand generation should include messaging specific to vasectomy, but should also draw on broader social and behavior change communication efforts increasingly aimed at engaging men in family planning."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/4/4/514.full.html" target="_blank">Click here to access the 4-page editorial online or 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/kenyan-couple-jacobstein-post.jpg" alt="" title="Vasectomy: A Long, Slow Haul to Successful Takeoff" width="100" height="56" 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"> James D. Shelton </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>Global Health: Science and Practice</em>. 2016; 4(4): 514–517. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00355" title="http://dx.doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00355" rel="nofollow">http://dx.doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-16-00355</a> <em>Image credit:</em> Knowledge for Health (K4Health)</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/review-10-years-vasectomy-programming-and-research-low-resource-settings">A Review of 10 Years of Vasectomy Programming and Research in Low-Resource Settings</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/vasectomy-long-slow-haul-successful-takeoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/vasectomy-long-slow-haul-successful-takeoff#comments Global Strategic Thinking Person-to-Person Interpersonal Gender NGOs Reproductive Health Global Health Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:22:15 +0000 James D. Shelton 9486551 at http://comminit.com Communication for Development: Dialogue and Involvement to Achieve Sustainable Results http://comminit.com/global/content/communication-development-dialogue-and-involvement-achieve-sustainable-results <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/c4d.jpg" alt="" title="Communication for Development: Dialogue and Involvement to Achieve Sustainable Results" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Including C4D in a project does not require an exceptional effort. It requires a listening and open attitude, accompanying the project from the beginning to the end to make the project live locally, facilitate its progress and enhance its impact."</em></p> <p> Designed by the Belgian Development Agency (BTC) to be both a source of inspiration and a practical guide, this resource facilitates the incorporation of communication for development (C4D) in activities carried out as part of development projects to obtain better results. In brief, C4D involves ascertaining whether all stakeholders of a project are on the same wavelength, ensuring that they are aware of their role and that they are participants in achieving a better outcome. C4D principles emphasise:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.btcctb.org/sites/default/files/communication_for_development_dialogue_and_involvement_to_achieve_sustainable_results_c4d_guide_btc_en.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 32-page manual in English (PDF format).</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="https://www.btcctb.org/sites/default/files/communication_pour_le_developpement_dialogue_et_participation_pour_des_resultats_durables_guide_c4d_ctb_fr_final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 32-page manual in French (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/belgian-development-agency-btc">Belgian Development Agency (BTC)</a> </div> </div> </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, French</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>32</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"> gcouck </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 Guido Couck to The Communication Initiative on January 17 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/communication-development-dialogue-and-involvement-achieve-sustainable-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/communication-development-dialogue-and-involvement-achieve-sustainable-results#comments Global Materials Digital Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Print News/Information Radio Television Research Visual Arts Gender Global Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:53:14 +0000 gcouck 9486549 at http://comminit.com Breakthrough-RESEARCH http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-research <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/two_women_cell_0.jpg" alt="" title="Breakthrough-RESEARCH" width="100" height="68" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Breakthrough-RESEARCH addresses a clear need for increased study of SBC [social and behaviour change] interventions. Few existing studies examine mechanisms of effect in large, multi-component interventions, raise questions of cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness, or explore challenges in implementation that may negatively affect behavioral impact. There is also limited understanding of the sustained behavioral or health impact of SBC due in part to donor priorities and funding cycles as well as a failure of donors and governments to systematically coordinate their evaluation efforts to allow for longer-term review of intervention impact."</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 3, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in the request for application (RFA) that is available under the <a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291035" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Related Documents tab here</strong></a> and meet eligibility standards in Section C of the RFA. Any questions concerning the RFA must be submitted to Ms. Samantha Corey, Agreement Officer, via email at <a href="mailto:scorey@usaid.gov" rel="nofollow">scorey@usaid.gov</a>.</p> <p> Applications must be submitted in electronic format only as described in Section D of the RFA. Applicants will need to have available, or need to download, Adobe to their computers in order to view and save the Adobe forms properly. If you have difficulty registering on <a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/apply-for-grants.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a> or accessing the RFA, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at <a href="mailto:support@grants.gov" rel="nofollow">support@grants.gov</a> for technical assistance.</p> <p> Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide approximately US$55 million in total USAID funding to support countries in achieving desired improvements in health and development outcomes, including: increasing demand for FP satisfied with modern contraception; ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD); achieving and maintaining an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG); and achieving a malaria-free world. While one award is anticipated as a result of this RFA, USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. Note: An organisation cannot submit an application to both Breakthrough-RESEARCH and Breakthrough-ACTION RFAs as a prime applicant. If it is discovered during the evaluation phase of the Breakthrough RFAs that an organisation has applied as a prime applicant to both Breakthrough-ACTION and Breakthrough-RESEARCH, the applicant and applications will not be considered for either award. An organisation may, however, respond to one of the Breakthrough RFAs as a prime applicant, and be included as a proposed sub-awardee in another organisation's application to the other Breakthrough RFA.</p> <p> The period of performance anticipated is 5 years from the date of award. The estimated start date will be upon the signature of the award, on or about July 1 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> slc729 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291035" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a>, January 17 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> USAID</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/breakthrough-action">Breakthrough-ACTION</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-research#comments Global Funding 2017 March Digital SDG 3: Good Health Children Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Marketing Print News/Information Radio Television Research Visual Arts Gender Health HIV AIDS Immunisation and Vaccines Malaria and Dengue Reproductive Health Women Featured USAID Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:38:17 +0000 slc729 9486542 at http://comminit.com Breakthrough-ACTION http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-action <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/landing-page-800.jpg" alt="" title="Breakthrough-ACTION" width="100" height="61" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Recent years have seen significant changes in behavioral programming generally, and SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] specifically. Widespread access to mobile phones and social media has transformed the communication landscape, enhancing interpersonal connectivity and speeding the spread of new ideas and norms. The number and types of institutions engaged in SBC - including international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local NGOs, local and international creative agencies, and donors - has increased dramatically, introducing new ways of thinking about and describing behavioral programming."</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, March 3, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To be eligible for award, the applicant must provide all information as required in the request for application (RFA) that is available under the <strong><a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291035" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Related Documents tab here</a></strong> and meet eligibility standards in Section C of the RFA. Any questions concerning the RFA must be submitted to Ms. Samantha Corey, Agreement Officer, via email at <a href="mailto:scorey@usaid.gov" rel="nofollow">scorey@usaid.gov</a>.</p> <p> Applications must be submitted in electronic format only as described in Section D of the RFA. Applicants will need to have available, or need to download, Adobe to their computers in order to view and save the Adobe forms properly. If you have difficulty registering on <a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/apply-for-grants.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a> or accessing the RFA, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at <a href="mailto:support@grants.gov" rel="nofollow">support@grants.gov</a> for technical assistance.</p> <p> Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide approximately US$300 million in total USAID funding to support countries in achieving desired improvements in health and development outcomes, including: increasing demand for FP satisfied with modern contraception; ending preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD); achieving and maintaining an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG); and achieving a malaria-free world. While one award is anticipated as a result of this RFA, USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted. Note: An organisation cannot submit an application to both Breakthrough-RESEARCH and Breakthrough-ACTION RFAs as a prime applicant. If it is discovered during the evaluation phase of the Breakthrough RFAs that an organisation has applied as a prime applicant to both Breakthrough-ACTION and Breakthrough-RESEARCH, the applicant and applications will not be considered for either award. An organisation may, however, respond to one of the Breakthrough RFAs as a prime applicant, and be included as a proposed sub-awardee in another organisation's application to the other Breakthrough RFA.</p> <p> The period of performance anticipated is 5 years from the date of award. The estimated start date will be upon the signature of the award, on or about July 1 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> slc729 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291016" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Grants.gov</a>, January 17 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Amy Fowler, USAID</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/breakthrough-research">Breakthrough-RESEARCH</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/breakthrough-action#comments Global Funding 2017 March Digital SDG 3: Good Health Children Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Marketing Print News/Information Radio Television Visual Arts Gender Health HIV AIDS Immunisation and Vaccines Malaria and Dengue Reproductive Health Women Featured USAID Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:33:30 +0000 slc729 9486541 at http://comminit.com Training Toolkit on MSM Programming for the MENA Region http://comminit.com/global/content/training-toolkit-msm-programming-mena-region <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 20, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/msm_mena_figures_listing.jpg" alt="" title="Training Toolkit on MSM Programming for the MENA Region" width="100" height="68" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 4-volume training toolkit on men who have sex with men (MSM) programming for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region was developed jointly by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the civil society organisation (CSO) partners of the Alliance's MENA programme. The source document is the 2012 MENA regional UNAIDS handbook: <a href="http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2012/20120920_MSM_MENA" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>HIV and Outreach Programmes with Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Middle East and North Africa: From a Process of Raising Awareness to a Process of Commitment</em></a>. It is intended for training and guiding community outreach workers, peer educators, and managers of organisations that want to start MSM programmes in their country or town.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/888/Alliance_MENA_MSM_project_orient_original.pdf?1484579022" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for the 72-page orientation manual in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/889/Alliance_MENA_MSM_module_1_original.pdf?1484578944" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for module 1 of the 80-page peer education manual in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/890/Alliance_MENA_MSM_module_2_original.pdf?1484578968" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for module 2 of the 60-page peer education manual in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/assets/000/002/891/Alliance_MENA_MSM_module_3_original.pdf?1484578998" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for module 3 of the 60-page peer education manual in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/4879">International HIV/AIDS Alliance</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>72 (orientation manual); 80, 80, 60 (peer education manual)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeffrey O’Malle... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.aidsalliance.org/resources/868-training-toolkit-on-msm-programming-for-the-mena-region" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Alliance website</a>, and <a href="http://aidsalliance.org/blog/867-meeting-the-needs-of-msm-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Meeting the needs of MSM in the Middle East and North Africa"</a>, by Manuel Couffignal, December 20 2016 - both accessed on January 17 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/training-toolkit-msm-programming-mena-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/training-toolkit-msm-programming-mena-region#comments Middle East North Africa Materials Advocacy Empower MSM Sex Workers Transgender Civil Society Person-to-Person Interpersonal Gender HIV AIDS NGOs United Nations Rights Featured UNAIDS Global HIV / AIDS Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:43:36 +0000 Jeffrey O’Malley - International HIV/AIDS Alliance (AIDS All 9486539 at http://comminit.com A Guide to Data Innovation for Development: From Idea to Proof-of-Concept http://comminit.com/global/content/guide-data-innovation-development-idea-proof-concept <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, December 6, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/innovate.png" alt="" title="A Guide to Data Innovation for Development: From Idea to Proof-of-Concept" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resource provides step-by-step guidance for development practitioners to leverage new sources of data. "Data innovation" is described here as the use of new or non-traditional data sources - e.g., digital data derived from social media, web content, transaction data, global positioning system (GPS) devices - and methods to gain a more nuanced understanding of development challenges. In the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for instance, effective data collection, analysis, and monitoring can help policymakers to course-correct programmes and policies more quickly and cost efficiently.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/innovation/UNGP_BigDataGuide2016_%20Web.pdf?download" target="_blank">Click here to download the 42-page guide in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/5496">United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>42</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> United Nations ... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/development-impact/a-guide-to-data-innovation-for-development---from-idea-to-proof-.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNDP website</a>, January 17 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/guide-data-innovation-development-idea-proof-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/guide-data-innovation-development-idea-proof-concept#comments Global Materials Digital Governance and Democracy Economic Development News/Information Research New Technologies United Nations UNDP Global ICT for Development Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:54:49 +0000 United Nations Development Programme - UNDP 9486538 at http://comminit.com