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Charting a New Course: Women Preventing Violent Extremism
July 26, 2016

Charting a New Course: Women Preventing Violent Extremism

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"A gender-aware countering violent extremism program recognizes the differential impacts of violent extremist messaging for women and men. It also seeks to analyze how traditional stereotypes, attitudes and behaviors affect women and men and how ...

Cochrane Review: Improving Immunisation Coverage
July 25, 2016

Cochrane Review: Improving Immunisation Coverage

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We have just summarized a Cochrane Review: Interventions for Improving Coverage of Childhood Immunisation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries The relevant headline from the summary is: "Giving information about vaccination to parents and ...

Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis
July 25, 2016

Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis

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From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this web-based multimedia package explores social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in the context of a public health crisis. Presented in a gallery-style format, the multimedia ...

Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition
July 25, 2016

Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition

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"Statistics are important in fighting global hunger and malnutrition, but it's critical that we don't forget the names, faces, and stories of those who feel it firsthand." - Stuart Gillespie, IFPRI senior research fellow

Worth 100 Men (Be 100 Ragl) II
July 22, 2016

Worth 100 Men (Be 100 Ragl) II

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"Fiction can be an engaging, non-confrontational way to set the scene for constructive conversations, even on the most serious issues. We hope that Be 100 Ragl II can help enlighten men and women on how to build a more just and equal society ...

CPR: E-learning for Health Professionals Serving Gay and Bisexual Men
July 21, 2016

CPR: E-learning for Health Professionals Serving Gay and Bisexual Men

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CPR is an e-learning hub assembled by The Global Forum on MSM (men who have sex with men) & HIV (MSMGF) offering continuing education opportunities for health professionals to ensure that sexual health programmes for gay and bisexual men are ...

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)
July 21, 2016

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)

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This HealthCompass portal from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) offers access to social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) "How-to Guides" that are short guides providing step-by-step instructions on how to perform ...

Ujan Ganger Naiya
July 20, 2016

Ujan Ganger Naiya

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The BBC Media Action television and radio programme Ujan Ganger Naiya, broadcast beginning in May 2014, was formulated through research to work on pregnancy and birth practices through social and behaviour change communication designed for ...

Can mass media cause change? A randomised control trial finds out
July 20, 2016

Can mass media cause change? A randomised control trial finds out

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Author: Paul Bouanchaud and others including a team from BBC Media Action, July 20 2016 - Can the mass media cause changes in an audience's knowledge, attitudes and intention to practise behaviours? At BBC Media Action, we have just successfully ...

Sexploitation in Tanzania - how a radio show is helping young people
July 20, 2016

Sexploitation in Tanzania - how a radio show is helping young people

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Author: Gaure Mdee, July 20 2016 - We arrived in Kahama in north-western Tanzania on a cool Thursday afternoon. The town is home to one of the country’s largest gold mines but unemployment here is high. Many people struggle to make ends meet in ...

Interventions for Improving Coverage of Childhood Immunisation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
July 19, 2016

Interventions for Improving Coverage of Childhood Immunisation in Low- and ...

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"Giving information about vaccination to parents and community members, handing out specially designed vaccination reminder cards, offering vaccines through regular immunisation outreach with and without household incentives (rewards), ...

Association of Volunteer Communication Mobilizers' Polio-Related Knowledge and Job-Related Characteristics with Health Message Delivery Performance in Kano District of Nigeria
July 19, 2016

Association of Volunteer Communication Mobilizers' Polio-Related Knowledge ...

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"The success of any community health awareness interventions including polio eradication programs largely depends on health workers having appropriate knowledge and skills, and on their quality delivery of health messages."

Syria Lifeline
July 18, 2016

Syria Lifeline

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Syria Lifeline is BBC Media Action's communication project for Syrian refugees whose purpose is to communicate with people who have lost their normal media channels along with their homes. It consists of a library of video content and other ...

Voices of Refugees: Information and Communication Needs of Refugees in Greece and Germany
July 18, 2016

Voices of Refugees: Information and Communication Needs of Refugees in ...

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"The social, cultural and ethnic diversity of refugees passing through the region, highlighted by their diverse languages and dialects and their differing levels of literacy and ability to access technology, has added to the complexity of their ...

Impact of Peer Education and On-Site Clinical Services for Female Sex Workers in Bangladesh Brothels: A Link Up Evaluation Study
July 18, 2016

Impact of Peer Education and On-Site Clinical Services for Female Sex ...

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"The joint provision of social support, health education, and clinical care within the brothels may be a formidable strategy for addressing the substantial HIV and SRHR needs of young women who sell sex in Bangladesh brothels."

Reducing Provider-Held Stigma and Improving Young Client Satisfaction in Bangladesh: Findings from a Link Up Evaluation
July 18, 2016

Reducing Provider-Held Stigma and Improving Young Client Satisfaction in ...

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"The Link Up training package had a positive impact on providers' beliefs and attitudes, and on the quality of care provided to young people living with - or at increased risk of contracting - HIV, including young key populations."

Mass Communication Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Camps
July 15, 2016

Mass Communication Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Camps

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"It is crucial that all populations affected by the Syrian crisis, including those currently staying in the KRI [Kurdistan Region of Iraq] are adequately informed about the services available to them and/or know how to contact aid providers in ...

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe
July 15, 2016

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and ...

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This guidance note provides advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants on the move in Europe on their way to a destination country. Amidst the multiple needs of these ...

Can a Radio Series Change Attitudes and Norms on Violence Against Women?
July 15, 2016

Can a Radio Series Change Attitudes and Norms on Violence Against Women?

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"...impact is likely produced through engaging in the discussions...rather than exposure to the series alone..." In 2015, Oxfam Novib's impact measurement unit conducted a rigorous (randomised) evaluation of an edutainment pilot project aiming ...

An Integrated Peer Outreach and Clinic-Based Intervention to Improve the Sexual Health of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Myanmar: A Link Up Evaluation
July 15, 2016

An Integrated Peer Outreach and Clinic-Based Intervention to Improve the ...

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"Taken together, these findings suggest that the Link Up project was successful at integrating peer outreach and clinic-based components, and building capacity of clinics to provide MSM-friendly services."

An Assessment of Media Development in Myanmar
July 14, 2016

An Assessment of Media Development in Myanmar

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This joint report by International Media Support (IMS) and UNESCO is a study of Myanmar’s media landscape and includes recommendations for steps in the country’s media reform process. Based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators (MDIs), ...

E-Agriculture Strategy Guide
July 14, 2016

E-Agriculture Strategy Guide

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Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), this guide provides a framework for countries in developing their national e-agriculture strategies in alignment ...

Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls
July 14, 2016

Building Assets Toolkit: Developing Positive Benchmarks for Adolescent Girls

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"The asset-building exercise offers a 'refreshed take' on girls programming, which can engage stakeholders at different levels and with different viewpoints. Together, these views generate an evidence-based dialogue."

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones
July 14, 2016

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones

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This Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Spotlight on Health COMpass from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) explores the process and impact of developing an android-based phone app called Gyan Jyoti ("light of ...

Rebuilding Public Trust - Assessment of the Media Industry and Profession in Sri Lanka
July 14, 2016

Rebuilding Public Trust - Assessment of the Media Industry and Profession in ...

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This publication from the Secretariat for Media Reforms, Sri Lanka, is an assessment of the media environment using the Media Development Indicators (MDIs), an international framework developed by UNESCO. The consultative process to assess the ...

Zamboanga Learning Review on Post-Conflict Community Engagement
July 14, 2016

Zamboanga Learning Review on Post-Conflict Community Engagement

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"Critical here was how we engaged the displaced populations to understand their experiences and listen to their feedback as regards access to life-saving information, as well as opportunities for dialogue, connectivity and community ...

ICT Solutions for Strengthening SRHR Programmes
July 13, 2016

ICT Solutions for Strengthening SRHR Programmes

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This position paper explores some of the information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for sexual reproduction and health rights (SRHR) programmes that were developed by the International Institute for Communication and Development ...

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through Gender-sensitive Social and Behavior Change: Technical Resource Guide and Technical Brief
July 13, 2016

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through ...

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"Many of the core components of malnutrition and hunger - the multigenerational effects, behavioral manifestations, gender inequality - have proven to be insurmountable for traditional interventions."

Independent Media in Exile: A Baseline Consultation
July 13, 2016

Independent Media in Exile: A Baseline Consultation

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"Repression of a free media is increasing worldwide....Many journalists have been forced to flee their countries and operate from exile in order to carry on their work as reporters."

The Media (and) Development Network
July 12, 2016

The Media (and) Development Network

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No matter the mission of an organisation, media is central to the chnage process. This applies to news media and journalism based organisations. And it also applies to all of those organisations seeking to expand debate, dialogue and critical ...

Protecting Children from Cybercrime: Legislative Responses in Asia to Fight Child Pornography, Online Grooming, and Cyberbullying
July 12, 2016

Protecting Children from Cybercrime: Legislative Responses in Asia to Fight ...

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This joint report of the World Bank and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children provides an overview of 17 Asian countries' responses to online child abuse and exploitation, with a particular focus on activities related to ...

Gender in the Myanmar Media Landscape
July 12, 2016

Gender in the Myanmar Media Landscape

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"To change the existing gender roles, the media itself must mirror gender equity within the media institutions, both in policy and practice. A professional media that respects gender equity, promotes liberal values and a plural society can ...

Purple4Polio
July 12, 2016

Purple4Polio

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Launched in July 2016, Purple4Polio is designed to unite United Kingdom (UK) communities to engage in activities as part of the final global push to eradicate polio for good. As part of the campaign, Rotary International clubs across Britain and ...

Family Planning 2020 Midpoint Campaign
July 12, 2016

Family Planning 2020 Midpoint Campaign

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"We have a window of opportunity to raise our collective voices to ensure that health, rights, and the dignity of women and girls are central to family planning and broader development conversations."

Improving Polio Campaign Quality in Jordan, Somalia, and South Sudan
July 12, 2016

Improving Polio Campaign Quality in Jordan, Somalia, and South Sudan

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"For the World Health Organization (WHO) and ministries of health working to combat and forever put an end to the debilitating poliovirus, access to accurate and time-sensitive information makes a world of difference." In this article, one of ...

Manual for Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaigns
July 11, 2016

Manual for Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaigns

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This manual is meant to be used by immunisation programme managers to develop training sessions in preparation for carrying out oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaigns. It is also intended to serve as a reference guide for health care workers ...

Project-Based Learning
July 11, 2016

Project-Based Learning

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In many instances, a social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) project is asked to design, implement, and evaluate SBCC projects in collaboration with local country-based partners. This collaborative implementation process offers ...

The SBCC Capacity Ecosystem™: A Model for Social and Behavior Change Communication Capacity Strengthening
July 11, 2016

The SBCC Capacity Ecosystem™: A Model for Social and Behavior Change ...

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"An 'ecosystem' speaks to the inherently complex, interconnected and often unpredictable nature of capacity strengthening and to...dynamic human environments....It recognizes that one intervention is almost never enough to make change." The ...

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Ebola
July 11, 2016

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: ...

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“BBC Media Action asserts that lives can be saved if high-quality media and communication is central to planning responses to any future disease outbreak, as opposed to being peripheral to the practical hardware of a response.” This practice ...

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Latina/o Americans
July 8, 2016

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive ...

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...showing the potential of transmedia edutainment as a sustainable platform for large-scale, longer-term audience engagement..."

Country Case Studies on Promising EFA Practices in the Asia-Pacific Region
July 8, 2016

Country Case Studies on Promising EFA Practices in the Asia-Pacific Region

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In view of the 2015 deadline for achieving the Education for All (EFA) goals, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) created this series of 5 country case studies to share the experiences and lessons learned ...

Pathogens, Prejudice, and Politics: The Role of the Global Health Community in the European Refugee Crisis
July 8, 2016

Pathogens, Prejudice, and Politics: The Role of the Global Health Community ...

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In light of the fact that the number of displaced people reached a total of 60 million worldwide in 2015, this opinion piece explores contributions the global health community can make to help address infectious disease risks and global health ...

The Agents of Polio Eradication
July 8, 2016

The Agents of Polio Eradication

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"Sometimes it takes different methods of communication to get a story told around the world." This animated video from Rotary International as part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) tells the story of the global fight to ...

Overcoming Barriers to Family Planning in Pakistan: Lessons from Stories of Change and a Literature Review
July 7, 2016

Overcoming Barriers to Family Planning in Pakistan: Lessons from Stories of ...

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This report presents findings from stories of change and existing scientific literature on family planning in Pakistan, where 20% of all married women have an unmet need for family planning. Objectives are to: i) give an overview of the barriers ...

Zika Communication Network (ZCN)
July 7, 2016

Zika Communication Network (ZCN)

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This online resource curates evidence-based tools and resources to help health and development professionals minimise the spread of Zika and related negative pregnancy outcomes. ZCN strives to support communities currently affected - and those ...

How can humanitarian broadcasting help support recovery from crises?
July 7, 2016

How can humanitarian broadcasting help support recovery from crises?

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Author: Theo Hannides, July 7 2016 - When disaster strikes – whether in the form of an earthquake, conflict or epidemic – people need the right information to understand what is happening and how they can best respond. In recent years, the ...

'Together we can do it': an action-packed festival
July 7, 2016

'Together we can do it': an action-packed festival

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Author: BBC Media Action's Mahbubul Hasan Manik, July 7 2016 - "This event helped me learn these techniques by heart" one man told me after he finished watching a demonstration of how to build a simple water filter. This knowledge will help him ...

Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Toolkit
July 7, 2016

Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Toolkit

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This toolkit provides the training notes, handouts, sample agendas, and resource templates to initiate a peer mediation programme for youth. Such programmes are based on "a model of education that empowers individuals to prevent, resolve, and ...

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences
July 7, 2016

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences

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"Sierra Leone has seen notable changes to the mobile and media landscape, but accurate, up-to-date, nationally representative data about how people use and access media and mobile phones has not been publicly available for some years."

Digital Journalism Trainers Manual - Introduction to Digital Media and Media Convergence
July 7, 2016

Digital Journalism Trainers Manual - Introduction to Digital Media and Media ...

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This trainers manual, developed for journalists in Tunisia, introduces the concepts, practices, and tools of digital journalism. The manual was produced as part of a 10-month project called the New Tricks Project: Re-Training for the Middle ...

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