<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Work to Improve Maternal and Child Health http://comminit.com/global/content/bigger-splash-partnering-impact-lessons-bbc-media-actions-work-improve-maternal-and-chil <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"> Sophia Wilkinson </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><em>"By working with governmental and non-governmental partners, BBC Media Action's content was able to go beyond mass media to reach those without access, spark discussion and deepen the impact of work to improve reproductive, maternal and newborn health."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/practicebriefings/a-bigger-splash.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 32-page briefing 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/splash.png" alt="" title="A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action&#039;s Work to Improve Maternal and Child Health" width="100" height="80" 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"> BBC Media Action </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 Delia Lloyd to The Communication Initiative on March 23 2017; and <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/policy/practice-briefings/a-bigger-splash" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, March 23 2017.</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/ujan-ganger-naiya">Ujan Ganger Naiya</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/impact-data-ujan-ganger-naiya-and-natoker-pore">Impact Data - Ujan Ganger Naiya and Natoker Pore</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/health-move-can-mobile-phones-save-lives">Health on the Move: Can Mobile Phones Save Lives?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/dr-anita-guides-way-0">Dr Anita guides the way</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/bigger-splash-partnering-impact-lessons-bbc-media-actions-work-improve-maternal-and-chil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/bigger-splash-partnering-impact-lessons-bbc-media-actions-work-improve-maternal-and-chil#comments Bangladesh Ethiopia India Strategic Thinking Access Advocacy Children Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Bilaterals Entertainment Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Radio Television Government Departments Health News Media NGOs Reproductive Health Featured BBC Media Action DFID Communicating with, for and about children Global ICT for Development Entertainment-Education Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:05:17 +0000 BBC Media Action 9488005 at http://comminit.com Impact Data - Ujan Ganger Naiya and Natoker Pore http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-data-ujan-ganger-naiya-and-natoker-pore <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/title560856049.jpg" alt="" title="Impact Data - Ujan Ganger Naiya and Natoker Pore" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every day in Bangladesh, more than 320 newborn babies die, and women have a 1 in 110 chance of dying during childbirth. Lack of knowledge, social and cultural barriers, and inequitable access to services, particularly in lower socio-economic groups, are limiting the uptake of healthier maternal and neonatal practices. With nearly 100 million Bangladeshi adults having access to a television, BBC Media Action developed a television drama, <em>Ujan Ganger Naiya (Sailing Against the Tide)</em>, and discussion show, <em>Natoker Pore (After the Drama)</em>, to help respond to these challenges. (<em>See Related Summaries, below</em>.) The programmes aimed to change behaviour around and improve knowledge about the importance of regular antenatal care (ANC) check-ups, preparation for birth, and essential newborn care.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-methodologies-impact"> <div class="field-label">Methodologies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BBC Media Action used a randomised controlled trial in 2 locations in Bangladesh (rural and urban), to test the impact of the health drama, with and without the additional effects of the complementary discussion show. Nine hundred women of reproductive age who had watched TV in the last month were recruited. The women were randomly assigned to treatment or control groups: 300 women watched the drama and non-health discussion show, 300 watched the drama and health discussion show, and 300 watched a non-health drama and non-health discussion show. All women were surveyed immediately after exposure; 2 weeks later, a sub-sample of women participated in focus group discussions.</p> <p> This summary only covers the effects on 2 outcomes: health knowledge and behavioural intent.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-5"> <div class="field-label">Knowledge Shifts:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Compared with the control, watching the health drama positively affected 4 of 5 knowledge areas (need to go for ANC in the first trimester, need to exclusively breast-feed in the first 3 days, need for 4 or more ANC check-ups, and need to always go for ANC), and watching the health drama and health discussion show positively affected 5 of 5 (also: need to start breast-feeding within an hour) knowledge areas. For example, women who watched the drama only had an increase in knowledge of the need for 4 or more ANC check-ups of 15 percentage points compared with women in the control group; the number was 38 points greater than the control group for those who watched both the drama and discussion show.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Practices:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Compared with the control, watching the health drama positively affected 4 of 9 behavioural intentions, and watching the health drama and health discussion show positively affected 6 of 9 behavioural intentions. For example, women who watched the drama only had an increase in the intent to go for 4 or more ANC check-ups of 10 percentage points compared with women in the control group; the number was 42 points greater than the control group for those who watched both the drama and discussion show.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Increased Discussion of Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Most women had gone on to discuss information from the programmes with others, suggesting a potential diffusion effect. However, neither format affected women's intentions to talk to their husbands about exclusive breastfeeding in particular.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-9"> <div class="field-label">Other Impacts:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Audiences responded differently to the 2 formats, with equal, dose response, reinforcement, and dampening effects being seen. Content analysis of the programmes found that covering a health topic often and providing information that audiences perceived to be new led to greater increases in knowledge and behavioural intent. It also suggested that, by covering pregnancy complications, the discussion show may have unintentionally triggered viewers to associate ANC check-ups with ill health, thereby dampening the drama's effects on this knowledge area.</p> <p> Analysis also revealed intra-audience differences in responses to the 2 formats. For example, urban women gained more knowledge on the importance of going for 4 or more ANC visits from watching the health programmes than their rural counterparts.</p> <p> "In brief, we found that watching <em>Ujan Ganger Naiya (Sailing Against the Tide)</em> and <em>Natoker Pore (After the Drama)</em>, independently or in combination, positively affected both these drivers [women's knowledge and behavioural intent], and that exposure both the health drama and complementary discussion show had a greater effect. The study therefore demonstrated the power of media-delivered health interventions with multiple communication strands."</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"> BBC Media Action </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/ujan-ganger-naiya">Ujan Ganger Naiya</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/pushing-boundaries-tv-birth-bangladesh-0">Pushing boundaries: a TV birth in Bangladesh</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/inside-randomised-control-trial-insights-bangladesh">Inside a randomised control trial: insights from Bangladesh</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/can-mass-media-cause-change-randomised-control-trial-finds-out">Can mass media cause change? A randomised control trial finds out</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/tv-drama-helping-improve-health-garment-factory-workers-bangladesh-their-lunch-break-0">The TV drama helping improve the health of garment factory workers in Bangladesh on their lunch break</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 Delia Lloyd to The Communication Initiative on March 23 2017; and <a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/research/health-drama-behaviour-change.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Can a Health Drama and Discussion Show Affect the Drivers of Behaviour Change? [PDF]</a>, by Anna Godfrey, March 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-data-ujan-ganger-naiya-and-natoker-pore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/impact-data-ujan-ganger-naiya-and-natoker-pore#comments Bangladesh Excerpted Project Impact Data Evaluations Impact Evaluation Data SDG 3: Good Health Children Entertainment Television News Media Reproductive Health BBC Media Action DFID Communicating with, for and about children Global Health Entertainment-Education Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:34:24 +0000 BBC Media Action 9488002 at http://comminit.com Managing Knowledge During Partnerships: A Case of Intermediaries in Agricultural Innovation System http://comminit.com/global/content/managing-knowledge-during-partnerships-case-intermediaries-agricultural-innovation-syste <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"> Benjamin Kwasi Addom </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, July 6, 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>United States Agency for International Development (USAID)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The advent of the Internet and its emerging collaborative web-based tools has assumed a crucial role in both inter- and intra-organizational knowledge management systems."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/785/1125" target="_blank">Click here to read the full paper online.</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/indian_phone_farmer.jpg" alt="" title="Managing Knowledge During Partnerships: A Case of Intermediaries in Agricultural Innovation System" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> bkaddom </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>The Journal of Community Informatics</em>, Vol 11, No 1 (2015) - sourced from: <a href="http://www.e-agriculture.org/news/managing-knowledge-during-partnerships-case-intermediaries-agricultural-innovation-system" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">e-Agriculture website</a>, March 23 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> N. Palmer (CIAT - International Center for Tropical Agriculture)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/managing-knowledge-during-partnerships-case-intermediaries-agricultural-innovation-syste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/managing-knowledge-during-partnerships-case-intermediaries-agricultural-innovation-syste#comments Global Strategic Thinking Agriculture Digital SDG 15: Life on Land Livelihoods Bilaterals Network Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information Radio Television Research New Technology Company Natural Resources Management New Technologies Featured USAID Global ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:23:46 +0000 bkaddom 9487994 at http://comminit.com Media Development in the Digital Age: Five Ways to Engage in Internet Governance http://comminit.com/global/content/media-development-digital-age-five-ways-engage-internet-governance <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"> Corinne Cath </div> <div class="field-item even"> Niels ten Oever </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Daniel O&#039;Maley </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, March 22, 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>ARTICLE 19 (<em>Cath, ten Oever</em>); Center for International Media Assistance, or CIMA (<em>O'Malley</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"This report makes the case to this community that they can, and must, engage in the decision-making bodies that are shaping Internet governance (IG) to ensure that the Internet - and the growing media sphere it sustains - remains open, pluralistic, and democratic."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.cima.ned.org/publication/media-development-digital-age-five-ways-engage-internet-governance/" target="_blank">Click here to read the full report online.</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/ocupa-rede-globo_rio-de-janeiro_midia-ninja_cc-by-2.0-768x512.jpg" alt="" title="Media Development in the Digital Age: Five Ways to Engage in Internet Governance" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CIMA </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.article19.org/resources.php/resource/38670/en/media-development-in-the-digital-age" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Media Development in the Digital Age"</a>, by Corinne Cath, Article 19 blog, March 14 2017 - accessed on March 22 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> CC BY 3.0; © Mídia NINJA</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/media-development-digital-age-five-ways-engage-internet-governance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/media-development-digital-age-five-ways-engage-internet-governance#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital Network Civil Society Voice Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information New Technology Company News Media Rights Global ICT for Development Media Development Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:46:43 +0000 CIMA 9487991 at http://comminit.com Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America http://comminit.com/global/content/media-movements-civil-society-and-media-policy-reform-latin-america <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"> María Soledad Segura </div> <div class="field-item even"> Silvio Waisbord </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">Monday, August 15, 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/p-1471265973-media-movements-320x501.jpg" alt="" title="Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America" width="64" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Why is participation in policy-making normatively desirable? How do citizens make policy-making better? What difference does it make if citizens take part in public debate, parliamentary discussions and procedures, and policy implementation and monitoring? What are the benefits of public consultations, participatory budgeting, the inclusion of citizens in parliamentary debates, and other forms of participation?"</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.zedbooks.net/shop/book/media-movements/" target="_blank">Click here to purchase the book from Zed.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/M/bo23368566.html" target="_blank">Click here to purchase the book from University of Chicago Press.</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/4912">Zed Books</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paper (ISBN: 9781783604623): US$29.95 via University of Chicago Press in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only; £19.99 elsewhere via Zed/Cloth (ISBN: 9781783604630): US$95.00 via University of Chicago Press in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only. </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>224</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"> Waisbord </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.amazon.com/Media-Movements-Society-Policy-America/dp/178360462X#reader_178360462X&quot;" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Amazon website (look inside)</a>, March 22 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/media-movements-civil-society-and-media-policy-reform-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/media-movements-civil-society-and-media-policy-reform-latin-america#comments Latin America Materials Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital Community Participation Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media Rights Featured Democracy and Governance Global Media Development Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:35:01 +0000 Waisbord 9487965 at http://comminit.com UK Diaspora Engagement with Polio Eradication in Pakistan http://comminit.com/global/content/uk-diaspora-engagement-polio-eradication-pakistan <p><i>Photo Credit: © Rotary International/Khaula Jamil</i><br /><br /></p> <p>UK Diaspora Engagement with Polio Eradication in Pakistan is a Muslim- and diaspora-led initiative to once and for all eliminate the spectre of polio from Pakistan's children. Implemented by Global One, a Muslim women-led international non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the United Kingdom (UK), and funded by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the 2-year (2016-2017) project has 3 main areas of focus:</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>Global One is working to engage the UK diaspora (and, through its activities, the global diaspora, by extension) in polio eradication in Pakistan by building support for polio eradication among diaspora faith leaders in the UK and with the GPEI. The work involves engaging influential/skilled diaspora women to become ambassadors - championing the cause through media and community engagement - and mobilising a delegation of diaspora stakeholders to support the strategy and capacity of Pakistan's Polio Task Force. Activities include the following:</p> <p> With faith leaders, Global One:</p> <ul> <li>conducted a short survey to map opinions on where Muslims in the UK look to for healthcare advice, such as doctors, faith leaders, and family members. A report titled "Where Muslims in the UK look to for Healthcare Advice" was produced based on the findings, which have been kept in mind whilst planning activities with faith leaders.</li> <li>had conversations with Centre for Islam and Medicine (CIM) regarding the project, which resulted in them assisting Global One in identifying faith leaders that have a background in both healthcare as well as Islamic studies. An example of such a faith leader is Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf, who is an Islamic scholar as well as psychiatrist based in Wolverhampton, UK.</li> <li>brought on board Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf and produced training resource material on "Islam and Public Health", which focuses on the importance of preventative health measures, including vaccinations, within the Islamic framework. The training is aimed at future scholars and faith leaders who are in training at Islamic institutions in the UK. The training seeks to equip them with knowledge from the Quran and hadith to understand the role of faith leaders in promoting good healthcare practices in the community. Trainings are being scheduled in London and Birmingham.</li> <li>produced what are intended to be easy-to-read fact sheets based on the Islam and Public Health training for faith leaders to distribute in mosques and to make available on Islamic websites where people turn when asking fiqh-related questions. (<em>Fiqh</em> is an Arabic term meaning "deep understanding" or "full comprehension". It refers to the body of Islamic law extracted from detailed Islamic sources (which are studied in the principles of Islamic jurisprudence) and the process of gaining knowledge of Islam through jurisprudence.). These will have evidence from the Quran and Hadith about the importance of preventative health.</li> <li>produced a template khutbah (sermon, which serves as the primary formal occasion for public preaching in the Islamic tradition) about health with the assistance of Muslim Council of Britain (MCB). ("Ultimately, we rely on Allah for our good health and for all the blessings He bestows on us. We must give our best efforts and look after ourselves to the best of our ability and leave the rest to Allah.") The MCB has a wide reach, as it is a national representative Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities, and schools. Mosques will deliver the khutbah on Fridays on the importance of health promotion in Islam and touch upon preventative health measures such as vaccines. The mosques they plan to reach out to include East London Mosque, Wembley Mosque, Harrow Central Mosque, London Central Mosque, Finsbury Park Mosque, Croydon Mosque, Medina Mosque, Birmingham Central Mosque, Manchester Central Mosque, and Glasgow Central Mosque. These mosques were chosen keeping in mind high attendance from the Pakistani diaspora during Friday prayers.</li> <li>is working with a female scholar to produce a toolkit and training guide on the importance of maternal and child health that will promote the importance of vaccination and the rights of a child from an Islamic perspective.</li> </ul> <p>Global One has worked specifically with women; for example:</p> <ul> <li>In a visit to Pakistan in March 2016, they met with relevant women working in the polio eradication taskforce in Pakistan. This included: Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq, who is the Prime Minister's Focal Person for Polio Eradication; Huma Khawar, a journalist who writes for GAVI Alliance, Johns Hopkins University, and local media newspapers in Pakistan such as Dawn News on stories related to immunisation; and Lubna Hashmat, who is heading the Pakistan CSOs [civil society organisations] Coalition for Health and Immunisation (PCCHI), which is a consortium of NGOs in Pakistan working on improving health outcomes. By meeting with these women in Pakistan, Global One was able to discuss how women from the diaspora in the UK could meaningfully feed into their efforts. The need for women to highlight the role of women in the eradication initiative, alongside other success stories with regard to eliminating polio, was brought up repeatedly in those discussions. According to Global One, while the media industry in Pakistan reports regularly on the issue of polio, there is little news in the mainstream media, as well as in ethnic and mainstream media in the UK. This is where women in the diaspora, especially those working with large mainstream media outlets, could feed into the initiative.</li> <li>Upon returning to the UK, Global One held discussions with journalists from the diaspora in the UK on their potential role in the eradication initiative. They also reached out to media outlets such as the Guardian, Reuters, Newsweek Middle East, and digital news outlets such as Muftah with their project and the need for them to highlight the role of women in the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan. The strategic thought behind this is to shift the rhetoric from polio being a political issue, to the important role women play as agents of change in their communities. It is hoped that this will strengthen the morale of women working on the frontlines by giving them recognition, as well as to encourage them to continue their efforts.</li> <li>Global One reached out to Rotary International in the UK and United States (US) to discuss how they could work together to amplify efforts in vaccinating refugee and nomadic populations. They then hosted photo exhibitions in London and Bradford, UK that exhibited photos taken by a female Pakistani photojournalist named Khaula Jamil who was on assignment with Rotary International, highlighting the role of women to polio eradication in Pakistan, from the lady health workers who meet families face-to-face to the vaccinators and co-ordinators who organise and execute campaigns, as well as the determination of vaccinators to vaccinate every child, irrespective of their domicile. <a href="http://www.vaccineswork.org/post/158102240792/shifting-the-narrative-for-women-on-the-frontline" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">This blog post by Aleena Khan</a> describes the experience of the exhibition, which saw Khaula sharing details of her work as a photographer (e.g., "how the most fascinating moment of the assignment was when she followed vaccinators trying to reach children on the move – they had seconds to get on a bus, administer polio drops and jump off the bus before it left for the next station!") and other change makers discussing the critical role of women to polio eradication in Pakistan. To aid their conversations, they also screened Rotary's video "Walk with Pride", which outlines the difficulties of immunising children in transit. (See below.) <a href="https://www.islamchannel.tv/programme-video/living-the-life276/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> to watch an episode of the TV programme Living The Life in which Amina Khalid from Global One speaks about the polio exhibitions.</li> </ul> <p>Global One aims to build a coalition of cross-sector diaspora players to overcome the significant barriers and obstacles seen thus far in the polio eradication journey due to a highly cultural and faith-specific context. In partnership with other organisations, Global One's coalition building has involved the following:</p> <ul> <li>In March-April 2016, Global One visited Islamabad, Pakistan and met with the GPEI stakeholders. A strategy paper was then produced (<a href="https://www.comminit.com/files/strategypaper-polioeradicationinitiative-nov2016.pdf" target="_blank">click here [PDF]</a>) to highlight the strengths and challenges faced by the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan and strategies for collaboration based on the meetings with relevant stakeholders (e.g., Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq, Prime Minister's Focal Person for Polio Eradication; Dr Rana Muhammad Safdar, Coordinator National Emergency Operation Centre and Chief Field Epidemiology &amp; Disease Surveillance Division NIH; Lubna Hashmat, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Civil Society Human and Institutional Development Programme (CHIP) and Chair of Pakistan CSO Coalition for Health and Immunisation (PCCHI); Jalpa Ratna, Deputy Chief – Polio, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); Chris Athayde, Team Leader, Health, UK Department for International Development (DFID); Yohei Ishiguro, Project Formulation Advisor (Health), JICA; Huma Khawar, Advisor Advocacy &amp; Communication, GAVI; among other NGOs.</li> <li>In January 2017, Global One led a delegation of Muslim NGOs that have an interest in working in Pakistan on healthcare issues on a visit that was arranged in partnership with PCCHI. The delegation consisted of the following NGOs: Al-Khair Foundation, Muslim Charity, Islamic Help, MCEC Palmers Green Mosque, and a freelance female journalist. The delegation met with NGOs and government and Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) stakeholders and visited field areas in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa (KPK) and Sindh. The aim of the delegation was for the Muslim NGOs to learn about the realities of the situation in Pakistan and come up with methods of collaboration with the local NGOs and government bodies.</li> <li>The main strengths observed through the discussions in Pakistan were political advocacy, communications strategies, and engagement with faith leaders. However, challenges included maintenance of cold storage, social mobilisation, monitoring and accountability, and mitigating security issues and politics. Keeping these in mind, the delegates are coming up with strategies, in collaboration with local NGOs and the government, about how to overcome these barriers to immunisation. An action plan is being produced based on the delegation visit in January 2017. It will focus on how the Muslim NGOs can reach children that are likely to be missed when it comes to vaccinations, which includes children from migrant populations, those in hard-to-reach areas, and those in areas of political unrest and conflict. It will also emphasise strengthening routine immunisation and carrying out polio-plus initiatives that encapsulate issues such as water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), maternal and child health, and better nutrition along with polio.</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>Immunisation and Vaccines</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>Despite being one of the few diseases that can be completely eradicated, polio still remains endemic in two countries: Pakistan and Afghanistan. Children living in areas with poor public health services, and areas where immunity levels are low, are at a higher risk of suffering from polio-paralysis unless the virus is eradicated. With the unabating threat of polio in Pakistan, the rising urgency of the situation, and as a Muslim majority country, the need to engage Muslims in exploring innovative ways of eradicating the disease has become increasingly pressing to Global One. Despite the fact that the oral polio vaccine (OPV) has been declared halal by major Islamic leaders such as the Grand Sheikh Tantawi of Al-Azhar University, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, and the Majelis Council of Ulemmas in Indonesia, communities still refuse drops.</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/aleena.png" alt="" title="UK Diaspora Engagement with Polio Eradication in Pakistan" 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>Global One, with funding from Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)</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"> Aleena Khan </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/Oo3ay4nWDa4&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/Oo3ay4nWDa4&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=Oo3ay4nWDa4"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/Oo3ay4nWDa4/0.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="http://www.vaccineswork.org/post/158102240792/shifting-the-narrative-for-women-on-the-frontline" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Shifting the Narrative for Women on the Frontline of Pakistan's Polio Eradication"</a>, by Aleena Khan, Vaccineswork blog, March 8 2017, <a href="https://www.globalone.org.uk/home/global-health/global-health-pakistan/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global One website</a>, and <a href="https://www.comminit.com/files/strategypaper-polioeradicationinitiative-nov2016.pdf" target="_blank">UK Diaspora Engagement in Polio Eradication in Pakistan: Strategy Paper [PDF]</a>, November 2016 - all accessed on March 21 2017 - and email from Aleena Khan to The Communication Initiative on March 17 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Rotary International / Khaula Jamil</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/uk-diaspora-engagement-polio-eradication-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/uk-diaspora-engagement-polio-eradication-pakistan#comments Pakistan United Kingdom (UK) Global Endemic Countries Experiences Children Community Participation Civil Society Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Foundations Visual Arts Health News Media NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Religious Groups Rights Women Featured Global Polio Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:40:33 +0000 Aleena Khan 9487929 at http://comminit.com Guidebook for Online Facilitators: Sharing Experiences from Climate Change and Agriculture Communities of Practice http://comminit.com/global/content/guidebook-online-facilitators-sharing-experiences-climate-change-and-agriculture-communi <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"> Maria Nuutinen </div> <div class="field-item even"> Constance Neely </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Claudia García </div> <div class="field-item even"> Armine Avagyan </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2016 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/copfao.png" alt="" title="Guidebook for Online Facilitators: Sharing Experiences from Climate Change and Agriculture Communities of Practice" width="100" height="65" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The impacts of climate change have required wide scale adaptation, especially in sectors like agriculture directly impacted by weather and climatic conditions. Therefore there is a need to transform agriculture sectors quickly and efficiently. Rapid sharing of practical and scientific information is therefore essential for the sectors to respond adequately to adaptation and mitigation requirements."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5742e.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 80-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/5831">Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations</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>80</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"> Mitigation of C... </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.e-agriculture.org/news/guidebook-online-facilitators-sharing-experiences-climate-change-and-agriculture-communities" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">e-agriculture.org</a>, March 16 2017. <em>Image credits (left to right):</em> © UygarGeographic/Shutterstock.com, © Pinkypills, © HABesen/Shutterstock.com, © FAO/Marco Longari</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/guidebook-online-facilitators-sharing-experiences-climate-change-and-agriculture-communi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/guidebook-online-facilitators-sharing-experiences-climate-change-and-agriculture-communi#comments Global Materials Access Agriculture Digital SDG 13: Climate Action Network Interpersonal News/Information Environment United Nations Featured FAO Global ICT for Development Natural Resource Management Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:15:35 +0000 Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programm 9487873 at http://comminit.com Experts Recommend Strategic Shift in Nigeria's Polio Eradication Programme http://comminit.com/global/content/experts-recommend-strategic-shift-nigerias-polio-eradication-programme <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, June 23, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This news story from the World Health Organization (WHO) describes the outcomes of the 32nd meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) on Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization in Nigeria, a country that is moving towards polio-free certification. In assessing the progress made, current challenges, and priorities for the next 6 months, the experts at the June 2016 meeting recommended a strategic programmatic shift that will entail strengthening of the routine immunisation (RI) programme, closing of surveillance gaps, and reduction in the intensity of supplemental immunisation activities (SIAs) to be implemented in Nigeria. As of this meeting, the polio eradication programme had reached close to 2 years since Nigeria interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus (WPV) and 22 months since the last WPV on the African continent.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.afro.who.int/en/nigeria/press-materials/item/8760-experts-recommend-strategic-shift-in-nigerias-polio-eradication-programmme.html" target="_blank">Click here to read the full story.</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/nigeria_3.png" alt="" title="Experts Recommend Strategic Shift in Nigeria&#039;s Polio Eradication Programmme" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CWarigon </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.afro.who.int/en/nigeria/press-materials/item/8760-experts-recommend-strategic-shift-in-nigerias-polio-eradication-programmme.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WHO Regional Office for Africa website</a>, March 16 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/experts-recommend-strategic-shift-nigerias-polio-eradication-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/experts-recommend-strategic-shift-nigerias-polio-eradication-programme#comments Nigeria Strategic Thinking Person-to-Person Interpersonal Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations UNICEF World Health Organization Global Polio Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:25:34 +0000 CWarigon 9487868 at http://comminit.com Knowledge Exchange Toolbox http://comminit.com/global/content/knowledge-exchange-toolbox <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"> Group Methods for Sharing, Discovery and Co-Creation </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2015 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/know.png" alt="" title="Knowledge Exchange Toolbox" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Principal Author</strong>: Meena Arivananthan<br /> <strong>Contributing Authors</strong>: Angèle Bijanu, Paula Bulancea, Jens Matthes, Diksha Mudbhary-Sitaula, Eric Mullerbeck, Paola Storchi, and Ian Thorpe</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.unicef.org/knowledge-exchange/index_82053.html" target="_blank">Click here to access the individual tools online.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.unicef.org/knowledge-exchange/files/UNICEF_Knowledge_Exchange_Toolbox.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to access the 210-page toolbox.</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/united-nations-children%E2%80%99s-fund-unicef">United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)</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>210</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"> UNICEF Learning... </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.unicef.org/knowledge-exchange/index_82053.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF website</a>, March 16 2017, and email from Eric Mullerbeck to The Communication Initiative on March 23 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1237/Pirozzi</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/knowledge-exchange-toolbox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/knowledge-exchange-toolbox#comments Global Materials Digital Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information United Nations UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:26:27 +0000 UNICEF Learning and Knowledge Exchange 9487862 at http://comminit.com Research Capacity Strengthening for Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Case Study from Latin America http://comminit.com/global/content/research-capacity-strengthening-sexual-and-reproductive-health-case-study-latin-america <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"> Rita Kabra </div> <div class="field-item even"> Marco Castillo </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Mercedes Melián </div> <div class="field-item even"> Moazzam Ali </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Lale Say </div> <div class="field-item even"> A. Metin Gulmezoglu </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, March 7, 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>Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, or WHO (<em>Kabra, Ali, Say, Gulmezoglu</em>); Paraguayan Center for Population Studies, or CEPEP (<em>Castillo, Melián</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This paper presents the case study of World Health Organization (WHO) Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP)'s efforts to build research capacity in Latin America by studying and analysing the 5-year history of institutional development support to the <a href="http://www.cepep.org.py" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Paraguayan Center for Population Studies (CEPEP)</a> in Paraguay. The authors discuss the strengths in the approaches used by HRP, as well as the challenges and outcomes of the process, and present recommendations for future efforts to strengthen research capacity to improve sexual and reproductive health (SRH). They argue that greater support and collaborative efforts of developmental partners and governments is required to strengthen research capacity in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to improve SRH.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://goo.gl/FGgt2S" target="_blank">Click here for the 5-page paper 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/cito.jpg" alt="" title="Research Capacity Strengthening for Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Case Study from Latin America" width="100" height="74" 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"> Kabrar </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>Reproductive Health</em> (2017) 14:35 DOI 10.1186/s12978-016-0222-0 - via a posting to the IBP Consortium on March 9 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> CEPEP</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/research-capacity-strengthening-sexual-and-reproductive-health-case-study-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/research-capacity-strengthening-sexual-and-reproductive-health-case-study-latin-america#comments Paraguay Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital SDG 3: Good Health Person-to-Person Interpersonal Research NGOs United Nations Reproductive Health UNFPA UNICEF World Health Organization UNDP Global Health Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:36:14 +0000 Kabrar 9487859 at http://comminit.com