<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Disability and HIV http://comminit.com/global/content/disability-and-hiv <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, August 15, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Persistent discrimination against and exclusion of people with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities, increases their vulnerability, including their risk of HIV infection."</em></p> <p> This report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) highlights existing key evidence on the relationship between disability and HIV. Persons with disabilities are defined here as those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. It discusses the concrete steps needed for a person-centred, disability-inclusive HIV response that allows for increased participation of people with disabilities and integrates rehabilitation within the continuum of HIV care.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/JC2905_disability-and-HIV_en.pdf" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here for the 28-page report in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/title891785980.png" alt="" title="Disability and HIV" width="100" height="90" 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"> UNAIDS - ONUSIDA </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.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2017/jc2905_disability-and-hiv" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNAIDS website</a>, October 23 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Rachel Chaikof</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/disability-and-hiv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/disability-and-hiv#comments Global Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Community Participation Enhance Social Protection Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information SDG 3: Good Health Gender HIV AIDS Treatment, Care and Support United Nations Reproductive Health Rights UNAIDS UNAIDS Global HIV / AIDS Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:12:01 +0000 UNAIDS - ONUSIDA 9496459 at http://comminit.com Learn to Discern (L2D) http://comminit.com/global/content/learn-discern-l2d <p>Implemented from October 2015 through March 2016 in 14 oblasts of Ukraine by IREX through the Citizen Media Literacy Project (CMLP), Learn to Discern (L2D) was a demand-side response to the problem of manipulative information. IREX believes that citizens must be able to separate fact from fiction and recognise manipulation and hate speech, and they must demand and seek out independent, fact-based journalism. L2D was envisioned as a companion to supply-side solutions such as alternative content production and support of independent, ethical, and truthful journalism. L2D was carried out with funding from the Canadian government and in partnerships with local organisations Academy of Ukrainian Press (AUP) and StopFake.</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>L2D was designed to help citizens detect and decode misinformation and propaganda by: enhancing citizen capacity to establish reliability of news sources and content; and increasing public demand for truthful reporting in the 14 eastern, southern, and central target oblasts. The customised skill-building and awareness-raising approach is based on the principle, "It is not about <em>what</em> you read, but <em>how</em> you read it!" Rather than endorse specific sources as reliable, the workshops and public information campaign focused on helping participants improve their critical thinking skills, assess their media consumption habits, and detect bias and manipulation.</p> <p> Project activities included:</p> <ul> <li>Media literacy training development: L2D developed an interactive, user-centred media literacy training curriculum, tailored for Ukrainians, that provides trainees with practical tools they can use to protect themselves from propaganda. Staff also designed a self-guided distance learning course and video game to help teach media literacy in a fun, engaging way and to enable continued learning after the project's end. <a href="http://irex.mocotms.com/ml_web/story_html5.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to view the course in Ukrainian.</a>; the game can be played in <a href="http://irex.mocotms.com/ml_en/story_html5.html?lms=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">English (a demo version)</a> or <a href="http://irex.mocotms.com/ml_game/story_html5.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ukrainian</a>.</li> <li>Media literacy cadre formation: L2D worked with the AUP to create a cadre of 428 mixed-age, mixed-occupation grassroots media literacy trainers in targeted oblasts. These trainers joined a closed Facebook group to stimulate sharing of training delivery ideas and attended a two-day peer learning workshop in March 2016.</li> <li>Media literacy trainings for citizens: L2D trainers conducted trainings and consultations for over 15,000 citizens representing various sectors, such as unions, police units, high schools, and libraries. Participants learned to spot red flags such as use of hate speech and cross-check the information they consume against other sources. Trainers adapted the L2D curriculum to provide participants with tailored instruction and supplemental resources. <a href="https://www.irex.org/sites/default/files/pdf/citizen-media-literacy-project-trainer-manual.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to access the trainer's guide, "Citizen Media Literacy Training" [PDF]</a>.</li> <li>Public media literacy campaign: L2D conducted a highly visible public media literacy campaign (with public service announcements (PSAs), billboards, and print and social media components) in Russian and Ukrainian to amplify trainings' effect in each oblast, encourage follow-on engagement, and reach those who were unable to attend L2D trainings in person. The media literacy campaign reached approximately 20 million TV viewers, 8 million radio listeners, 10,000 YouTube users, 2.5 million people who viewed billboards, and countless Metro riders.</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Media Literacy</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>According to IREX, since late 2013, "a sharp increase in Kremlin disinformation and propaganda has threatened to upend democratic progress and political stability in Ukraine....Ukrainians live in a propaganda-filled environment where half-truths and 'alternative facts' play on fears, confusion, national identities, and patriotic feelings....The disinformation problem is exacerbated by structural weaknesses in Ukraine's media sector. Media ownership drives editorial policies, and major channels are owned by oligarchs and political elites with business ties in Russia....Citizens' perceptions and opinions are shaped as they try to navigate a disorienting information deluge colored by influences from the Kremlin, Ukraine's political parties, and oligarch-controlled media that drown out independent and objective voices. Against this backdrop, Ukrainians remain poorly informed and confused about crucial governance reforms; many are becoming increasingly cynical and apathetic about the country's future. While barely one in four Ukrainians trust the media, media consumption and its influence on Ukrainians remains high. Yet even cross-checking news sources to verify them - the most basic form of media literacy - is not standard behavior and about half of the population never cross-checks the news they consume."</p> <p> IREX finds that most Ukrainians are aware that they lack reliable news and information. In a poll conducted by IREX, only 35% of those surveyed reported trusting the media, yet 74% still watch TV news every day, and 37% get their information online. In 2015, only 23% of citizens reported that they sometimes cross-check news they consume.</p> <p> Through its seminars, L2D reached more than 15,000 people of all ages and professional backgrounds. L2D also reached more than 90,000 people indirectly: 91% of direct participants (trainees) shared their new knowledge and skills with an average of 6 friends, relatives, or colleagues. Project evaluation found that L2D resulted in:</p> <ul> <li>Enhanced citizen capacity to discern the reliability of news sources and their content (in other words, media literacy): an observed 24% increase in participants' ability to distinguish trustworthy news from fake news, a 22% increase in those who cross-check the information in the news they consume, and a 26% increase in participants' confidence in analysing news.</li> <li>Increased demand for truthful reporting: 54% of those who viewed the information campaign reported a need for skills on how to discern untruthful reporting, representing more than 1 million Ukrainians.</li> </ul> <p>An exit survey of the L2D citizen trainers in 2016 found that at least 174 of them intended to pass on the skills even after the end of the project. A spot-check in Kharkiv revealed several examples of such initiatives: a training for teachers at Kharkiv region boarding schools; a local roundtable on propaganda and media literacy; and an academic course based on L2D methodology planned for 2018 at Kharkiv National University of Economics. In addition, IREX received reports from some librarians who were engaged as L2D trainers that they use the materials in their work to educate their patrons. Several trainers also reported receiving small grants to continue using L2D materials and train more people.</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/learndiscern.png" alt="" title="Learn to Discern (L2D)" width="100" height="43" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>CMLP was implemented by IREX in partnership with the AUP and StopFake. The project was funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development's Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force.</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"> IREX </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/RsP5TkrzBD8&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/RsP5TkrzBD8&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=RsP5TkrzBD8"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/RsP5TkrzBD8/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-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.irex.org/project/learn-discern" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">L2D website</a>, <a href="https://www.irex.org/insight/ukrainians-self-defense-against-information-war-what-we-learned-learn-discern" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Ukrainians' self-defense against information war: What we learned from Learn to Discern"</a>, by Tara Susman-Peña and Katya Vogt June 12 2017 - all accessed on October 23 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://comminit.com/global/content/learn-discern-l2d#comments Ukraine Experiences Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Person-to-Person Interpersonal Community Media Print News/Information Radio Governance and Democracy Television News Media NGOs Rights Democracy and Governance Global Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:13:17 +0000 IREX 9496451 at http://comminit.com Gender and Sexual Diversity Training: A Facilitator's Guide for Public Health and HIV Programs http://comminit.com/global/content/gender-and-sexual-diversity-training-facilitators-guide-public-health-and-hiv-programs <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, September 30, 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/diversity.png" alt="" title="Gender and Sexual Diversity Training: A Facilitator&#039;s Guide for Public Health and HIV Programs" width="100" height="43" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"...addressing norms and attitudes related to sexual orientation and gender identity are important components of gender integration..."</em></p> <p> With a focus on how gender and sexuality affect all people, this curriculum was developed specifically for the United States (US) President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) staff and their country-level implementing partners to help country programmes understand and address the needs of gender and sexual minority (GSM) communities in the context of HIV programming, US workplace policy on non-discrimination, and through a human rights lens. While the focus of this training curriculum is HIV programming, and it is centred on US Government-funded programmes, much of the material could be adapted and applied to a variety of country-specific and technical programme areas.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.healthpolicyproject.com/pubs/398_GSDGuide.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 132-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="https://www.healthpolicyproject.com/pubs/398_GSDSlidesFINAL.pptx" target="_blank">Click here for the Gender &amp; Sexual Diversity Slide Deck.</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/health-policy-project">Health Policy Project</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>138</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"> Health Policy P... </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.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health/hiv-and-aids/gender" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">USAID website</a>, October 20 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Health Policy Plus</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/gender-and-sexual-diversity-training-facilitators-guide-public-health-and-hiv-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/gender-and-sexual-diversity-training-facilitators-guide-public-health-and-hiv-programs#comments United States Materials Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Empower MSM Sex Workers Transgender Bilaterals Person-to-Person Voice SDG 3: Good Health Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality HIV AIDS Treatment, Care and Support Rights USAID Global HIV / AIDS Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:49:19 +0000 Health Policy Project 9496430 at http://comminit.com HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC http://comminit.com/global/content/hc3-action-enhancing-family-planning-service-delivery-through-sbc <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, October 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"When family planning SBC and service delivery partners align, programs are more effective and lead to better population and reproductive health outcomes."</em></p> <p> In 34 countries around the world and at the global level, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has worked to align social and behaviour change (SBC) and service delivery partners by developing resources for understanding and using strategic communication along the service delivery continuum. HC3 is also integrating SBC and service delivery in an attempt to improve family planning (FP) outcomes for youth, women of advanced maternal age (AMA), women of high parity (HP), and couples. This brief, which is part of the "HC3 in Action" series, describes key examples, challenges, and insights from FP service delivery initiatives across the HC3 project.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://healthcommcapacity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HC3-in-Action_FPSD.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 10-page brief 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/title99881607.jpg" alt="" title="HC3 in Action: Enhancing Family Planning Service Delivery through SBC" width="100" height="48" 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"> kbose </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 HC3 to The Communication Initiative on October 18 2017; and <a href="https://healthcommcapacity.org/hc3resources/hc3-action-enhancing-family-planning-service-delivery-sbc/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HC3 website</a>, October 20 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> HC3</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/circle-care-model">Circle of Care Model</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/service-communication-implementation-kit-integrating-sbcc-service-delivery-programs">Service Communication Implementation Kit: Integrating SBCC into Service Delivery Programs</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/smart-couple-family-planning-campaign-nepal">&quot;Smart Couple&quot; Family Planning Campaign in Nepal</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/talking-about-larcs-young-clients">Talking about LARCs with Young Clients</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/advanced-maternal-age-and-high-parity-pregnancy-perceived-risks-and-associated-provider-">Advanced Maternal Age and High-Parity Pregnancy - Perceived Risks and Associated Provider Communication Barriers in Togo and Niger</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/addressing-advanced-maternal-age-and-high-parity-pregnancies-healthy-timing-and-spacing-">Addressing Advanced Maternal Age and High Parity Pregnancies: A Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy Implementation Kit</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/hc3-action-strengthening-sbcc-system">HC3 in Action: Strengthening the SBCC System</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/hc3-action-supporting-youth-health-sbcc">HC3 in Action: Supporting Youth Health with SBCC</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/hc3-action-sbcc-public-health-emergencies">HC3 in Action: SBCC in Public Health Emergencies </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/hc3-action-enhancing-family-planning-service-delivery-through-sbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/hc3-action-enhancing-family-planning-service-delivery-through-sbc#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Community Participation Film and Video Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information Research SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Global Health Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:09:27 +0000 kbose 9496420 at http://comminit.com Monitoring Human Rights in Contraceptive Services and Programmes http://comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-human-rights-contraceptive-services-and-programmes <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"> 2017 </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/15740-1.contest.jpg" alt="" title="Monitoring Human Rights in Contraceptive Services and Programmes" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to the mainstreaming of gender, equity and human rights, and also works to develop evidence-based norms, standards and tools for scaling up equitable access to quality care and services within a rights- and gender-based framework."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259274/1/9789241513036-eng.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank">Click here for the 84-page resource 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/6045">Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization (WHO)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>83</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"> WHO Department ... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Posting to the <a href="https://knowledge-gateway.org/global/ibpmembers" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IBP Knowlege Gateway</a>, October 19 2017; <a href="http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/contraceptive-services-monitoring-hr/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WHO website</a>, October 19 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Haydee Lemus/Photoshare</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-human-rights-contraceptive-services-and-programmes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/monitoring-human-rights-contraceptive-services-and-programmes#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Materials SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Person-to-Person Indicators News/Information SDG 3: Good Health Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality United Nations Reproductive Health Rights World Health Organization Global Health Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:57:49 +0000 WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research 9496411 at http://comminit.com IREX's Guide to Organizational Performance Improvement http://comminit.com/global/content/irexs-guide-organizational-performance-improvement <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"> 2017 </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/irex.png" alt="" title="IREX&#039;s Guide to Organizational Performance Improvement" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Inclusive and genuinely participatory approaches ensure commitment from all stakeholders to the performance improvement process, build trust, and result in performance solutions that make sense for all involved."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.irex.org/sites/default/files/node/resource/irex-guide-organizational-performance-improvement.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 45-page resource 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/307364">IREX</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>45</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"> IREX </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.irex.org/resource/irexs-guide-organizational-performance-improvement" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IREX website</a>, October 19 2017. <i>Image credit:</i> IREX</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/irexs-guide-organizational-performance-improvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/irexs-guide-organizational-performance-improvement#comments Global Materials Community Participation Person-to-Person Interpersonal Situation Analysis Questions Radio NGOs Youth Global Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:31:59 +0000 IREX 9496405 at http://comminit.com Going to Scale with ICTs for Agriculture http://comminit.com/global/content/going-scale-icts-agriculture <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 Willmott-Harrop </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, January 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"...These technological applications are capable of reaching hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers and stakeholders in rural areas, acting as a catalyst for positive change and in achieving the SDGs...."</p> <p>This series of seven case studies from the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a range of projects which, in different ways, highlight the potential for the long term and scaled use of information and communication technology for agriculture (ICT4Ag). It comes from a recognition of how SMS applications, mobile banking and satellite data have been used successfully to give agricultural stakeholders access to farm mapping, weather data, marketing tools, financial credit, advice from extension workers, and social networks, among other things, to give them potential advantages in crop yields and market prices.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://publications.cta.int/media/publications/downloads/1992_PDF_Updated.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 32-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/cta_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="93" 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"> Technical Centr... </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://publications.cta.int/media/publications/downloads/1992_PDF_Updated.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CTA Publishing website</a>, October 18 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/going-scale-icts-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/going-scale-icts-agriculture#comments Africa Caribbean Burkina Faso Cote d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast Ghana Kenya Mali Sudan Trinidad & Tobago Uganda Strategic Thinking Agriculture Digital Livelihoods Person-to-Person Community Groups Phone/Mobile Marketing News/Information Development Assistance Government Departments Research New Technology Company SDG 2: No Hunger Education NGOs Private Sector Natural Resources Management Women Global ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:36:51 +0000 Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation 9496391 at http://comminit.com Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies http://comminit.com/global/content/digital-health-systems-strengthening-family-planning-systems-through-time-and-resource-e <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicole Ippoliti </div> <div class="field-item even"> Trinity Zan </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Margaret D&#039;Adamo </div> <div class="field-item even"> Shawn Malarcher </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, September 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This brief summarises the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed at supporting health systems and service delivery for family planning around the world. Digital health has been identified as a high-impact practices in family planning (HIP) enhancement by the HIP technical advisory group of international experts. (A HIP enhancement is a practice that can be implemented in conjunction with HIPs to further intensify the impact of the <a href="https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/overview" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HIPs</a>.)</p> <p> Digital health applications, such as mobile phones, tablets, and computers, for health systems and providers can support implementation of HIPs by offering:</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/DigitalHealthForSystems.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 8-page brief 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/digital2.png" alt="" title="Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies" width="100" height="39" 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"> HIP Team </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Posting from Debra L. Dickson to <a href="https://knowledge-gateway.org/global" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IBP Global</a>, October 10 2017. <em>Image caption/credit</em>: "A community health worker uses D-tree International's mobile application to provide comprehensive family planning services to a client in Shinyanga, Tanzania." ©2015 Ueli Litscher, Courtesy of Photoshare</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/digital-health-systems-strengthening-family-planning-systems-through-time-and-resource-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/digital-health-systems-strengthening-family-planning-systems-through-time-and-resource-e#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Bilaterals Phone/Mobile News/Information SDG 3: Good Health NGOs New Technologies Reproductive Health USAID Global Health ICT for Development Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:01:12 +0000 HIP Team 9496383 at http://comminit.com International Practices to Promote Budget Literacy: Key Findings and Lessons Learned http://comminit.com/global/content/international-practices-promote-budget-literacy-key-findings-and-lessons-learned <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"> Harika Masud </div> <div class="field-item even"> Helene Pfeil </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sanjay Agarwal </div> <div class="field-item even"> Alfredo Gonzalez Briseno </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sunday, January 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <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>World Bank Group</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Budget literacy is defined as 'the ability to read, decipher, and understand public budgets to enable and enhance meaningful citizen participation in the budget process.' Budget literacy consists of two main parts: (1) a technical understanding of public budgets, including familiarity with government spending, tax rates, and public debt; and (2) the ability to engage in the budget process, comprising practical knowledge on day-to-day issues, as well as an elementary understanding of the economic, social, and political implications of budget policies, the stakeholders involved, and when and how to provide inputs during the annual budget cycle."</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/26956/9781464810718.pdf?sequence=2&amp;isAllowed=y" target="_blank">Click here to read this 233-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/wb4.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="84" 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"> The World Bank </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://openknowledge.worldbank.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Open Knowledge Repository of World Bank Group website</a>, October 18 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/international-practices-promote-budget-literacy-key-findings-and-lessons-learned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/international-practices-promote-budget-literacy-key-findings-and-lessons-learned#comments Global Strategic Thinking Adolescent Development theme site SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Person-to-Person Adolescents and Education Children Adolescents and Livelihoods Debt Research Education SDG 4: Quality Education Youth Adolescent Development Children, Equity and Development Global Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:12:02 +0000 The World Bank 9496382 at http://comminit.com Understanding the Perceived Logic of Care by Vaccine-Hesitant and Vaccine-Refusing Parents: A Qualitative Study in Australia http://comminit.com/global/content/understanding-perceived-logic-care-vaccine-hesitant-and-vaccine-refusing-parents-qualita <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"> Paul R. Ward </div> <div class="field-item even"> Katie Attwell </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Samantha B. Meyer </div> <div class="field-item even"> Philippa Rokkas </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Julie Leask </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 12, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Flinders University (<em>Ward</em>); University of Western Australia (<em>Attwell</em>); University of Waterloo (<em>Meyer</em>); University of Adelaide (<em>Rokkas</em>); University of Sydney (<em>Leask</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Our research shows that parents who make decisions not to vaccinate their children are simply trying to do their best for their child's health." - Paul R. Ward</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185955" target="_blank">Click here to read the paper online or to download it in PDF format (15 pages).</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/children-in-field-pixabay-1024x661.jpg" alt="" title="Understanding the Perceived Logic of Care by Vaccine-Hesitant and Vaccine-Refusing Parents: A Qualitative Study in Australia" width="100" height="65" 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"> paul.ward@flind... </div> <div class="field-item even"> Julie Leask </div> <div class="field-item odd"> slatzdakat </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>PLoS ONE 12(10): e0185955; <a href="http://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2017/10/18/new-insights-vaccination-debate/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Flinders University website</a>, October 18 2017; and email from Paul Ward to The Communication Initiative on October 17 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Flinders University</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="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/Rj99Npa3RYg&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/Rj99Npa3RYg&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=Rj99Npa3RYg"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/Rj99Npa3RYg/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/understanding-perceived-logic-care-vaccine-hesitant-and-vaccine-refusing-parents-qualita" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/understanding-perceived-logic-care-vaccine-hesitant-and-vaccine-refusing-parents-qualita#comments Australia Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal Research SDG 3: Good Health Immunisation and Vaccines Featured Global Health Polio Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:12:02 +0000 paul.ward@flinders.edu.au 9496377 at http://comminit.com