<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects http://comminit.com/global/content/changing-gender-norms-monitoring-and-evaluating-programmes-and-projects <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"> Rachel Marcus </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, September 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>Overseas Development Institute (ODI)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>To understand whether projects and programmes to change discriminatory gender norms affecting adolescent girls are having their intended effect – and to make the necessary changes if they are not - it is important to monitor change (or lack of change) at regular intervals. In addition to being vital to helping individual programmes and projects be as effective as possible, impact monitoring data and evaluations can contribute to the pool of global knowledge on how to change discriminatory gender norms. This research and practice note focuses on monitoring gender norm change in programmes and projects, outlining key principles for monitoring and evaluating changes. The note also provides indicators of gender norm change which have been used in local, national, and international surveys, such as the Demographic and Health Survey, World Values Survey, and studies carried out by BRAC.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/9815.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 13-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/measure.png" alt="" title="Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects" width="100" height="66" 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/overseas-development-institute" title="View user profile.">Overseas Develo...</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=https://www.odi.org/publications/9830-changing-gender-norms-monitoring-evaluating-programmes-projects" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ODI website</a>, June 29 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> David Walker/ODI</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/what-can-internationally-comparable-quantitative-data-tell-us-about-how-gender-norms-are">What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How Gender Norms Are Changing? </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/changing-gender-norms-monitoring-and-evaluating-programmes-and-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/changing-gender-norms-monitoring-and-evaluating-programmes-and-projects#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Strategic Thinking Bilaterals Indicators News/Information Education Research Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs Reproductive Health Featured DFID Adolescent Development Global Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:51:25 +0000 Overseas Development Institute 9381087 at http://comminit.com What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How Gender Norms Are Changing? http://comminit.com/global/content/what-can-internationally-comparable-quantitative-data-tell-us-about-how-gender-norms-are <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"> Paola Pagliani </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, September 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>Overseas Development Institute (ODI)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Which types of data can tell us about changes in people's attitudes and practices when it comes to gender?"</em></p> <p> This research and practice note outlines how standardised national surveys, opinion data, and administrative data from developing countries, collected at regular intervals, can reveal information about how gender norms affect adolescent girls, as well as whether prevailing norms are changing. It is part of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)'s Knowledge to Action Resource Series 2015, which was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). This series emerged from the 4-year programme <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.odi.org/projects/2590-transforming-lives-adolescent-girls" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Transforming the Lives of Adolescent Girls</a>, which involved fieldwork in Ethiopia, Uganda, Nepal, and Viet Nam.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/9816.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 20-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/girls2.png" alt="" title="What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How Gender Norms Are Changing?" width="100" height="66" 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/overseas-development-institute" title="View user profile.">Overseas Develo...</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=https://www.odi.org/publications/9808-internationally-comparable-quantitative-data-tell-us-about-gender-norms-changing" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ODI website</a>, June 29 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Dao Hong Le/ODI</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/changing-gender-norms-monitoring-and-evaluating-programmes-and-projects">Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/what-can-internationally-comparable-quantitative-data-tell-us-about-how-gender-norms-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/what-can-internationally-comparable-quantitative-data-tell-us-about-how-gender-norms-are#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Strategic Thinking Bilaterals Evaluation Methodologies Indicators News/Information Research Gender Gender and Adolescence NGOs Rights Featured DFID Adolescent Development Global Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:00:20 +0000 Overseas Development Institute 9381085 at http://comminit.com Core List of ICT Indicators http://comminit.com/global/content/core-list-ict-indicators <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"> March 2016 Version </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">Tuesday, March 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/blo.jpg" alt="" title="Core List of ICT Indicators" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"ICTs are cross-cutting enablers of development and are therefore critical to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Documents/coreindicators/Core-List-of-Indicators_March2016.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 34-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/6224">International Telecommunication Union (ITU)</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>34</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/international-telecommunication-union-itu" title="View user profile.">International T...</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.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/events/geneva2015/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WSIS Forum 2015 description on the ITU website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/coreindicators/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ITU website</a> - both accessed on June 29 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Alexandre Fernandes Barbosa, Center of Studies for Information and Communications Technologies (CETIC.br)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/core-list-ict-indicators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/core-list-ict-indicators#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Materials Access Digital Governance and Democracy Indicators Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Economic Development News/Information Radio Education Television New Technology Company New Technologies Featured Global ICT for Development Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:21:32 +0000 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 9381083 at http://comminit.com Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Evaluation http://comminit.com/global/content/case-study-peace-clubs-participatory-video-and-most-significant-change-evaluation <h4>Côte d&#039;Ivoire 2015</h4> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emilie Flower </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, September 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>InsightShare</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Participatory Video (PV) was used in this context because it is an accessible, flexible medium of recording community stories of change. It can capture what surveys, questionnaires and bar charts fail to communicate: the human stories of development projects."</em></p> <p> During January 2015, a team of 10 young people were trained by Insightshare to carry out an evaluation using Participatory Video combined with Most Significant Change (PV MSC) for United Nations Children's Fund in West and Central Africa (UNICEF WCARO) and UNICEF Côte d'Ivoire. The aim of the activity was to carry out an end-of-year participatory evaluation led by students and young people who participate in the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://learningforpeace.unicef.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Learning for Peace</a> programme that UNICEF and the Search for Common Ground (SFCG) lead in Côte d'Ivoire.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJ4UscjhrFBcDd1azBNMDlPV2c/view" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to download the 22-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/title545124633.jpg" alt="" title="Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Evaluation" width="100" height="57" 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/soledad-muniz-insightshare" title="View user profile.">Soledad Muniz -...</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.insightshare.org/watch/video/clubs-messagers-de-paix" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">InsightShare website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org/2015/10/does-engaging-school-students-in-peacebuilding-work-using-participatory-video-and-most-significant-change-in-cote-divoire-fall-2015/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Alliance for Peacebuilding website</a> - both accessed on June 27 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-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/bf_KnIOshbI&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/bf_KnIOshbI&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=bf_KnIOshbI"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/bf_KnIOshbI/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/case-study-peace-clubs-participatory-video-and-most-significant-change-evaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/case-study-peace-clubs-participatory-video-and-most-significant-change-evaluation#comments Cote d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Community Participation Film and Video Conflict Live Performance Person-to-Person Interpersonal Research NGOs United Nations Youth Featured UNICEF Global Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:59:01 +0000 Soledad Muniz - InsightShare 9381043 at http://comminit.com Tackling the Silent Killer With Open Source Health Communications: A Campaign to End Child Pneumonia http://comminit.com/global/content/tackling-silent-killer-open-source-health-communications-campaign-end-child-pneumonia <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/ebc.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>A <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://lifesavingcommodities.org/pneumonia" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">campaign</a> to end child pneumonia by reaching mothers and health workers with life-saving information</em></p> <p>Authors:</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/tackling-silent-killer-open-source-health-communications-campaign-end-child-pneumonia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/tackling-silent-killer-open-source-health-communications-campaign-end-child-pneumonia#comments Nigeria Uganda Global Access Digital Children Bilaterals Blogs: Global Health Policies Civil Society News/Information Health NGOs Private Sector United Nations Featured UNICEF USAID Children, Equity and Development Global Policy Blogs Health Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:36:06 +0000 ntyler 9381037 at http://comminit.com Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired by Stories of Love and Tragedy http://comminit.com/global/content/where-mothers-and-children-are-inspired-stories-love-and-tragedy <h4>Ouro Negro (Black Gold) Celebrates First Successes for Its Long-Running Entertainment-Education Radio Drama in Mozambique</h4> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Massimiliano Sani </div> <div class="field-item even"> Luca Solimeo </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Yolanda Teresa Nunes Correia </div> <div class="field-item even"> Brenda Campos </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Bert Sonnenschein </div> <div class="field-item even"> Francesca De Maria </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Carina Schmid </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, June 24, 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>UNICEF Mozambique (<em>Sani, Solimeo, Nunes Correia</em>); PCI Media Impact (<em>Campos, Sonnenschein, De Maria, Schmid</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>With its goal to protect the lives of children, <em>Ouro Negro</em> (Black Gold) in Mozambique is a national entertainment-education (EE) radio drama designed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Radio Mozambique, PCI Media Impact, and the World Food Program as Facts for Life (FFL)'s flagship communication programme. (<em>See Related Summaries, below, for more information on Black Gold and FFL.</em>) UNICEF contracted Drexel University to conduct in-depth impact and process evaluation activities, with support by GfK Intercampus as a local research partner.</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/gold.png" alt="" title="Where Mothers and Children Are Inspired by Stories of Love and Tragedy" 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"> <a href="/global/users/carina-schmid" title="View user profile.">Carina Schmid</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 Carina Schmid to The Communication Initiative on June 24 2016.</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/facts-life-ffl">Facts for Life (FFL)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/black-gold-ouro-negro-radio-drama">Black Gold (Ouro Negro) Radio Drama</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/where-mothers-and-children-are-inspired-stories-love-and-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/where-mothers-and-children-are-inspired-stories-love-and-tragedy#comments Mozambique Project Evaluations Evaluations Impact Evaluation Data Children Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Entertainment Interpersonal Community Media Radio Health HIV AIDS NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Nutrition United Nations Reproductive Health Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Entertainment-Education Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:34:45 +0000 Carina Schmid 9381034 at http://comminit.com 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 Campaign for Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) http://comminit.com/global/content/campaign-post-polio-syndrome-pps <p><em>"Living with the effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) can influence many areas of life, but here at The British Polio Fellowship we work hard to help members achieve the greatest level of independence. This campaign is important because we're sending that message out to the world: being differently abled doesn't exclude you from fashion or creativity - in fact it can inspire it!" - Ted Hill MBE, British Polio CEO</em></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>This campaign strategy involves engaging well-known fashion designers, athletes and sports figures, and Polio Ambassadors to create and wear garments suitable for people of varying mobility, including garments for men and women, that are meant to be inclusive and eye-catching. For example, the 2015 collection by Aleah Leigh, to be modelled not only by Paralympian Anne Wafula-Strike (again) but also by fellow British Polio Ambassadors QVC presenter and author Julia Roberts and fellow Paralympian James Crisp and his wife Katie, were joined by well-known faces from the world of football. The public debut of the full collection was held at half time of a football match.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The June 2016 "Heading for a hat trick" campaign strategically involved the reveal of the designer hats at Royal Ascot Gold Cup Day - "Ladies day" - where the innovation and presentation of millinery products have a vibrant history. Some of the hats featured include England's three lions (three separate lion hats); a Welsh football dragon (England was slated to play Wales in the Euros a few days later); a Scottish RFU thistle; an Irish RFU clover; a Leicester City FC fox; Saracens Rugby Union "star and moon" and Spurs' equally famous cockerel; and a wasp for Wasps RFC. The CEO of the British Polio Fellowship explained: "2016 is a year with a massive sporting focus, with the European football championships, the Olympic and Paralympic Games - not forgetting the momentous rise of underdogs Leicester City FC winning the Premier League recently. We're honouring these sporting achievements with the hats whilst at the same time getting people to spare a thought for those living with PPS." Creativity is the approach here to get people talking about a condition about which many people are uninformed.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.britishpolio.org.uk/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">British Polio Fellowship website</a> is one tool for helping to share information about PPS in the form of up-to-date factsheets, publications, contact lists, ideas for travel for people with disabilities, and so on. One section of the site, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.britishpolio.org.uk/polio-a-living-history/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">the British Polio Heritage site</a>, is part of a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. "We hope that you find the website both an interesting and enlightening insight into an important part of social history. The site provides information about the experiences of people who contracted polio when there was no vaccine to prevent it, the treatment that they had to endure, the impact that the poliovirus had upon their lives, discovery of the vaccine in 1958, the discovery of Post Polio Syndrome, and on some of the activities of the British Polio Fellowship today. The life stories that are told in the interviews have been captured through the eyes and ears of fifty members of The British Polio Fellowship. Listen to their experiences, look at the photo galleries, and see if you recognise friends, relatives, or yourself."</p> </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>Health, Rights</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>Founded in 1938 and incorporated in 2005, The British Polio Fellowship is a charity dedicated to helping, supporting and empowering approximately 120,000 people in the UK living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS), a neurological condition. It seeks to empower and support all people in the UK living with the effects of Polio and PPS by:</p> <ul> <li>actively campaigning in support of their rights and needs and those of their carers;</li> <li>providing information, welfare, and support to enable people affected by Polio and PPS to live full, independent, and integrated lives;</li> <li>supporting a regional/branch/group structure that enables mutual support amongst members to be carried out in a caring and inclusive environment; and</li> <li>raising the profile of The British Polio Fellowship to enhance its effectiveness and</li> <li>developing worldwide alliances with other Polio and PPS groups.</li> </ul> <p>PPS occurs in 80% of people that have had polio; symptoms include a severe reduction in stamina, cold intolerance, and muscle pain. Research conducted by the charity shows that only 7% of the British public have heard of PPS, despite it affecting the same number of people who have Parkinson's disease.</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/ppsfashionlaunch_04-copy.jpg" alt="" title="Campaign for Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)" 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/british-polio-fellowship" title="View user profile.">British Polio F...</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.networkshe.co.uk/campaign-for-post-polio-syndrome-pps-turned-heads-at-royal-ascot-ladies-day/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Network She</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.britishpolio.org.uk/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">British Polio Fellowship website</a> - both accessed on June 22 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Geoff Caddick/PA Wire</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/campaign-post-polio-syndrome-pps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/campaign-post-polio-syndrome-pps#comments United Kingdom (UK) Experiences Digital Polio Communication Interpersonal Visual Arts Health NGOs Sports Orgs Rights Featured Global Polio Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:56:22 +0000 British Polio Fellowship 9380984 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-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <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-2"> <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