<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en AidDrops http://comminit.com/global/content/aiddrops <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"> Martin Dawes </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ongoing</p> </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/aiddrop.png" alt="" title="AidDrops" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Connectivity is the lifeblood of migration." - Deidre McKay, interviewee on an AidDrops podcast</em></p> <p> This resource is a series of podcasts on SoundCloud featuring interviews conducted by Martin Dawes, a former BBC foreign correspondent and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) worker in Africa and South Asia who is part of the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network. CDAC-N is a growing platform of more than 30 humanitarian, media development, social innovation, technology, and telecommunication organisations that are dedicated to saving lives and making aid more effective through communication and information exchange. Dawes's intention in conducting the interviews is to support his working with those in the CDAC Network who respond to disasters and who believe that listening to those affected is the right and effective way to go.</p> <p> To cite only a few examples of the podcasts:</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://soundcloud.com/listener1984" target="_blank">Click here to access all the podcasts.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/communicating-disaster-affected-communities-cdac">Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC)</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"> Martin Dawes </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/communicating-disaster-affected-communities-cdac-0">Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/when-communicating-really-matters-experience-cdac-haiti">When Communicating Really Matters: The Experience of CDAC in Haiti</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="http://www.cdacnetwork.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CDAC-N website</a>, <a href="http://framing.indiana.edu/about/books-2/archipelago-care-filipino-migrants-global-networks/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Indiana University website</a>, and <a href="http://www.internews.org/our-stories/news/information-helps-refugees-protect-themselves-vital" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Internews website</a> - all accessed on February 23 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/aiddrops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/aiddrops#comments Global Materials Network Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Economic Development News/Information New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Population Risk Management Global ICT for Development Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:35:10 +0000 Martin Dawes 9487428 at http://comminit.com Inspiring Political Participation http://comminit.com/global/content/inspiring-political-participation <h4>Lessons from the Media</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"> Will Taylor </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, November 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"[A]ll these programmes sought to increase participation and accountability; reaching people that other media tend to ignore, getting them talking about politics and supporting them to influence decisions on the issues that affect their lives."</p> <p>This BBC Media Action practice briefing summary accompanies <a href="https://www.comminit.com/global/content/research-briefing-can-media-affect-political-participation" target="_blank">Andrea Scavo and Chris Snow’s research repor</a>t, published in October 2016, and reviews how political participation was measure in the research across seven countires and describes the lessons learned. "Four factors were important for BBC Media Action’s programmes to connect with people, and inspire them to discuss and pursue change on the issues that mattered to them."</p> <p>Those factors include the following:&nbsp;</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/practicebriefings/inspiring-participation.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 16-page document in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_inspiration.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="71" 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><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/policy/practice-briefings/participation" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, February 22 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/research-briefing-can-media-affect-political-participation">Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/inspiring-political-participation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/inspiring-political-participation#comments Global Strategic Thinking Dialogue, Debate, Conversation SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Civic Engagement Community Participation Inclusive Politics Civil Society Elections Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Community Media Gender Empowerment Media and D and G Radio Television Rights and Justice News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Democracy and Governance Global Fragile Contexts Media Development Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:01:57 +0000 BBC Media Action 9487399 at http://comminit.com Routine Health Information Systems: A Curriculum on Basic Concepts and Practice http://comminit.com/global/content/routine-health-information-systems-curriculum-basic-concepts-and-practice <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, February 1, 2017</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/rhis.jpg" alt="" title="Routine Health Information Systems: A Curriculum on Basic Concepts and Practice" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Relevant and well-structured courses on RHIS are few, and are not tailored to the needs of developing countries."</em></p> <p> Routine health information systems (RHIS), also called health facility and community information systems, regularly generate data that have been collected at public and private health facilities and institutions, as well as at community-level healthcare posts and clinics. The purpose of this curriculum from MEASURE Evaluation is to enhance participants' capacity to conceptualise, design, develop, govern, and manage an RHIS and to use the information the system generates to improve public health practice and service delivery.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.measureevaluation.org/our-work/routine-health-information-systems/rhis-curriculum" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to access the curriculum.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/sr-16-135a/" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the syllabus in PDF or Word format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="https://www.measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/sr-16-135b" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the facilitators&#039; guide in PDF or Word 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/5308">MEASURE Evaluation</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"> MEASURE Evaluat... </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 Measure Evaluation to the IBP Knowledge Gateway, February 22 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> 2007 Hector Guerrero Skinfill, Courtesy of Photoshare</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/routine-health-information-systems-curriculum-basic-concepts-and-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/routine-health-information-systems-curriculum-basic-concepts-and-practice#comments Global Materials Digital Bilaterals Indicators News/Information Government Departments Health United Nations World Health Organization Global Health ICT for Development Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:51:51 +0000 MEASURE Evaluation Capacity Building Officer 9487393 at http://comminit.com 2016 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan http://comminit.com/global/content/2016-nigeria-polio-eradication-emergency-plan <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, December 1, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"The entire communication network coupled with other demand creation initiatives such as the scaling up of health camps and attractive pluses have shown results in reducing missed children, including non-compliance. Additional social data showed overall high levels of acceptance for both polio vaccines and routine immunization. There remain however some gaps in knowledge and understanding..."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://polioeradication.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/3.2_14IMB.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 41-page document in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/20161011_nigeria-768x576.jpg" alt="" title="2016 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan" width="100" height="75" 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"> Emmanuel Abanid... </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>Image credit:</em> ©UNICEF/Nigeria (sourced from: <a href="http://polioeradication.org/news-post/delivering-polio-vaccine-within-a-complex-humanitarian-emergency-response-in-nigeria/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Delivering polio vaccine within a complex humanitarian emergency response in Nigeria"</a>)</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/2014-nigeria-polio-eradication-emergency-plan">2014 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/2016-nigeria-polio-eradication-emergency-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/2016-nigeria-polio-eradication-emergency-plan#comments Nigeria Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Advocacy Digital Community Participation Entertainment Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Radio Television Government Departments Immunisation and Vaccines Religious Groups United Nations UNICEF World Health Organization Global Polio Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:20:45 +0000 Emmanuel Abanida - National Primary Health Care Development 9487387 at http://comminit.com The RED Strategy http://comminit.com/global/content/red-strategy <p>Reaching Every District (RED) is a strategy to achieve the goal of 80% immunisation coverage in all districts and 90% nationally in the World Health Organization (WHO) member states. RED aims to fully immunise every infant with all vaccines included in the national immunisation schedule of countries. In order to achieve this goal, the strategy focuses on building national capacity from district level upward to maximise access to all vaccines, old and new, and to address common obstacles to increasing immunisation coverage, with a focus on planning and monitoring. In brief, the RED approach encourages countries to use coverage data to make an analysis of the distribution of unimmunised infants, and thereby prioritise districts with poor access and utilisation of immunisation, while districts are encouraged to make microplans to identify local problems and adopt corrective solutions.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.who.int/immunization/programmes_systems/service_delivery/red/en/" target="_blank">Click here to access various documents on the RED strategy (and see Related Summaries, below).</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/az-pak-polio-397.jpg" alt="" title="The RED Strategy" 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"> Department of I... </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.who.int/immunization/programmes_systems/service_delivery/red/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WHO website</a>, and documents linked to from there, such as <a href="http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/3/07-042127/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Reaching Every District (RED) approach: a way to improve immunization performance"</a>, by Jos Vandelaer, Julian Bilous, and Deo Nshimirimana, <em>Bulletin of the World Health Organization</em> - accessed on February 22 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> End Polio Pakistan</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/microplanning-immunization-service-delivery-using-reaching-every-district-red-strategy">Microplanning for Immunization Service Delivery Using the Reaching Every District (RED) Strategy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/implementing-reaching-every-district-approach-guide-district-health-management-teams">Implementing the Reaching Every District Approach: A Guide for District Health Management Teams</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/depth-evaluation-reaching-every-district-approach-african-region-2007">In-Depth Evaluation of the Reaching Every District Approach in the African Region, 2007</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/implementation-and-evaluation-reaching-every-district-red-strategy-assam-india-2005%E2%80%932008">Implementation and evaluation of the Reaching Every District (RED) strategy in Assam, India, 2005–2008</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/reaching-every-district-development-and-testing-health-micro-planning-strategy-reaching-">Reaching every district - development and testing of a health micro-planning strategy for reaching difficult to reach populations in Mongolia</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/what-reaching-every-district-red-immunization-brief-overview">What is Reaching Every District (RED) in Immunization?: A brief overview</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/red-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/red-strategy#comments Global Research and Strategy Strategic Thinking Children Bilaterals Person-to-Person Interpersonal News/Information Government Departments Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations UNICEF USAID World Health Organization Global Health Polio Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:34:46 +0000 Department of Immunization 9487379 at http://comminit.com Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides http://comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-education-and-child-marriage-scoping-study-girls-not-brides <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"> Prof. Dr. Martine Bouman </div> <div class="field-item even"> Dr. Sarah Lubjuhn </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Drs. Hester Hollemans </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>January 2017</p> </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>Center for Media &amp; Health</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Knowing that tackling child marriage requires transforming the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate the practice among families and communities, Entertainment-Entertainment strategies could be a powerful way to engage individuals and communities to create new norms, values and behaviours."</em></p> <p> Developed by the Center for Media &amp; Health (CMH) and dance4life for Girls Not Brides, this report looks at the opportunities and challenges of entertainment-education (EE) - the use of radio, television, soap operas, theatre, and comic books to effect positive social change - as a way to address child marriage. Informed by a range of practical and theoretical insights, the report analyses a selection of current initiatives (in 9 countries: Pakistan, India, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Nepal, Nigeria, and Nicaragua), draws out key lessons, and provides tips for practitioners and donors of EE initiatives.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/reports-and-publications/entertainment-education-and-child-marriage-a-scoping-study/" target="_blank">Click here to access the 56-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/our-negro-mozambique.png.jpg" alt="" title="Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Martine Bouman </div> <div class="field-item even"> Girls Not Brides </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.girlsnotbrides.org/reports-and-publications/entertainment-education-and-child-marriage-a-scoping-study/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Girls Not Brides website</a> and <a href="http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/entertainment-education-tackling-child-marriage-works" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Entertainment-education and tackling child marriage: what works"</a>, by Professor Martine Bouman and Kate Whittington, February 13 2017 - both accessed on February 22 2017, and email from Kate Whittington to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2017. <em>Image credit:</em> Sergio Santimano/Ouro Negro - Mozambique</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-education-and-child-marriage-scoping-study-girls-not-brides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-education-and-child-marriage-scoping-study-girls-not-brides#comments India Malawi Mozambique Nepal Nicaragua Nigeria Pakistan South Africa Tanzania Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Advocacy SDG 5: Gender Equality Children Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Entertainment Live Performance Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Adolescents and Education Phone/Mobile Entertainment Orgs Radio Television Research Gender Gender and Adolescence Reproductive Health Rights Youth Featured Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Entertainment-Education Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:54:08 +0000 Martine Bouman 9487378 at http://comminit.com Communicating Research: Policymakers' Perspective http://comminit.com/global/content/communicating-research-policymakers-perspective <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"> Marlene Lee </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, March 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Population Reference Bureau</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"This policy brief summarizes policymakers’ perspectives on what constitutes barriers to evidence-informed policymaking. It also presents strategies for making research results more accessible to high-level policymakers at the country level, based on what they say they want as well as evidence about what information policymakers can and do use in policymaking. Finally, the brief includes examples of how PopPov-supported researchers addressed policy-relevant questions and applied some of the outreach strategies that policymakers suggest."</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.prb.org/pdf16/prb-policy-brief-poppov-brief-on-policymakers-perspective.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 4-page document in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/policy.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/population-reference-bureau-0">Population Reference Bureau</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"> Population Refe... </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.prb.org/Publications/Reports/2016/poppov-policy-brief-policymakers.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Population Reference Bureau website</a>, February 21 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/communicating-research-policymakers-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/communicating-research-policymakers-perspective#comments Global Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals Civic Engagement Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Foundations Government Departments Research NGOs Featured Democracy and Governance Global Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:04:31 +0000 Population Reference Bureau 9487360 at http://comminit.com Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability http://comminit.com/global/content/doing-debate-differently-media-and-accountability <h4>Practice Briefing 04</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"> Will Taylor </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, February 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BBC Media Action</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Media’s role in shaping public dialogue can help to bridge the gap between information provision and political action, developing more inclusive and effective patterns of interaction between state and society. Supporting people from across society to understand, discuss and influence the issues that matter to them creates an enabling environment for transparency, accountability and citizen engagement. It can also contribute directly to increasing accountability and responsiveness."</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/practicebriefings/doing-debate-differently.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 36-page document in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_debate.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/will-taylor">Will Taylor</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"> 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><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources//policy/practice-briefings/doing-debate-differently" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, February 21 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/doing-debate-differently-media-and-accountability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/doing-debate-differently-media-and-accountability#comments Global Strategy Evaluations Evaluations Strategic Thinking Access Dialogue, Debate, Conversation SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Community Participation Live Performance Person-to-Person Voice Community Groups Governance and Democracy Community Media Media and D and G Radio Television Government Departments News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Democracy and Governance Global Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:46:25 +0000 BBC Media Action 9487357 at http://comminit.com Seeing What We Don't See: An Experience of Supportive Supervision http://comminit.com/global/content/seeing-what-we-dont-see-experience-supportive-supervision <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/dsc_0217-1-web.jpg" alt="" title="Seeing What We Don&#039;t See: An Experience of Supportive Supervision" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Ellen Coates, February 21 2017 - Busy medical, epidemiology, and immunization managers at district levels and above can easily get so caught up in managing logistics and reviewing data that they forget to make the time to go out and gather their own data by visiting static sites and observing field teams. Traveling in Africa and Asia with a polio Outbreak Response Assessment (OBRA) team was an eye-opening experience. None of us ever know what we don't know - managers who don't watch the work being done can’t possibly know what performance gaps exist, and where there are opportunities to support staff and strengthen quality.</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/seeing-what-we-dont-see-experience-supportive-supervision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/seeing-what-we-dont-see-experience-supportive-supervision#comments Africa South Asia South East and East Asia Children Blogs: Global Health Policies Person-to-Person Interpersonal Health Immunisation and Vaccines Global Policy Blogs Polio Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:43:00 +0000 Ellen Coates 9487340 at http://comminit.com Road Safety Mass Media Campaigns: A Toolkit, Plus a Video Library http://comminit.com/global/content/road-safety-mass-media-campaigns-toolkit-plus-video-library <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"> 10 Steps for Developing Road Safety Mass Media Campaigns in Low- and Middle-Income Countries </div> </div> </div> <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"> Elena Altieri </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">Friday, January 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/road4.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Road user behaviour can be improved by road safety campaigns, which in combination with behavioural measures (e.g., law enforcement, education or training), can become a powerful way to persuade the public to behave more safely in traffic."</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/254281/1/9789241511797-eng.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank">Click here to access the toolkit in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/5814">World Health Organization (WHO)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>88</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"> EleAltComm1976 </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/reporting-road-safety-guide-journalists">Reporting on Road Safety: A Guide for Journalists</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 Elena Altieri to The Communication Initiative on February 20 2017, and the <a href="http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/road_traffic/media-campaigns/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WHO website</a>, February 20 2017.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/road-safety-mass-media-campaigns-toolkit-plus-video-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/road-safety-mass-media-campaigns-toolkit-plus-video-library#comments Brazil Cambodia China India Kenya Mexico Russia Turkey Vietnam Materials Advocacy SDG 12: Responsible Consumption Community Participation Film and Video Civil Society Phone/Mobile Community Media Marketing Print Radio Television Government Departments Health News Media NGOs Risk Management Featured Global Health Entertainment-Education Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:38:46 +0000 EleAltComm1976 9487266 at http://comminit.com