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Gender Assessment of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in Serbia and fYR Macedonia
July 27, 2016

Gender Assessment of the Refugee and Migration Crisis in Serbia and fYR ...

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"The advance of ISIS terrified me. I bid farewell to my husband and sold my business in order escape with my daughter. I wanted her to be able to continue her studies in law and live a good life in peace. After years of conflict and unrest in ...

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and Youth
July 26, 2016

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and ...

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"In a country with insecure and inaccessible regions, our pilot project demonstrated the value of Africa's Voices approach as a tool for remote monitoring and real-time citizen feedback - helping to amplify the voices of hard-to-reach communities ...

Understanding Communication Pathways to Foster Community Engagement for Health Improvement in North West Pakistan
July 25, 2016

Understanding Communication Pathways to Foster Community Engagement for ...

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"This article responds to calls to document with greater clarity community participation strategies used in health promotion research in order to maximise translation potential to other contexts."

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."

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 ...

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 ...

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), ...

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."

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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."

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change
July 6, 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation of Participatory Theatre for Change

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"Participatory Theatre for Change is a creative approach used with and by communities and groups to collectively research and critically analyse their own situation, develop and perform artistic and cultural content that reflects their reality, ...

Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths
July 5, 2016

Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths

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"They said the vaccines are made out of pigs, wild animals, (that) our children will behave like wild animals." - Minister of Parliament (MP) Huda Oleru This news article describes one approach to combating resistance to vaccination: passage of ...

Supporting Safety of Journalists in Kenya: An Assessment Based on UNESCO’s Journalists' Safety Indicators
July 5, 2016

Supporting Safety of Journalists in Kenya: An Assessment Based on UNESCO’s ...

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"Threats to the safety of those doing journalism amount to censorship by intimidation and force. The results are widespread self-censorship and a public that is deprived of the right to know. The rule of law is weakened when citizens see the lack ...

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls
July 1, 2016

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls

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"Can communications programmes help to change discriminatory gender norms and improve adolescent girls' wellbeing? The short answer is yes. Of the programmes examined in our recent systematic review, most (71%) had positive impacts on norms, ...

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects
June 29, 2016

Changing Gender Norms: Monitoring and Evaluating Programmes and Projects

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To understand whether projects and programmes to change discriminatory gender norms affecting adolescent girls are having their intended effect – and to make the necessary changes if they are not - it is important to monitor change (or lack of ...

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How Gender Norms Are Changing?
June 29, 2016

What Can Internationally Comparable Quantitative Data Tell Us about How ...

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"Which types of data can tell us about changes in people's attitudes and practices when it comes to gender?" This research and practice note outlines how standardised national surveys, opinion data, and administrative data from developing ...

Theatre for Change's Tiphunzire! Project: Baseline Study Report
June 28, 2016

Theatre for Change's Tiphunzire! Project: Baseline Study Report

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""Gender norms as well as inadequate SRH [sexual and reproductive health] practices significantly affects the livelihoods and life aspirations of girls and women alike. By improving the knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights at an ...

Migration Media Usage Survey
June 28, 2016

Migration Media Usage Survey

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From November 2015 to February 2016, the Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT) research unit conducted in-depth interviews and focus-group discussions with 88 refugees from Iraq and Syria in Berlin, Germany. The central aim was to ...

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Evaluation
June 27, 2016

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change ...

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"Participatory Video (PV) was used in this context because it is an accessible, flexible medium of recording community stories of change. It can capture what surveys, questionnaires and bar charts fail to communicate: the human stories of ...

Understanding the Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Northern Iraq
June 24, 2016

Understanding the Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Northern ...

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"The key finding of the assessment is that displaced people in northern Iraq live in an information vacuum which is hindering their ability to cope with the catastrophe in which they find themselves." To understand the communication needs of ...

Understanding Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Eastern Ukraine
June 24, 2016

Understanding Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Eastern Ukraine

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"In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, keeping communities informed about what's happening around them, how to reconnect with their families and friends or what aid services may be available for them, goes beyond saving lives. It is about ...

Media as a Form of Aid in Humanitarian Crises
June 24, 2016

Media as a Form of Aid in Humanitarian Crises

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"For mainstream media, the millions of people whose lives have been upended are mostly data points, illustrations of the misery and upheaval that have swept across Syria, Yemen, Gaza, Iraq, and many places between. Yet for those who are caught in ...

A Study on Child Participation in Eastern Africa
June 24, 2016

A Study on Child Participation in Eastern Africa

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As part of efforts to gain an in-depth understanding of child participation in Eastern Africa, this study by The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and Save the Children (East Africa Regional Office) examines the mechanisms currently in place to ...

Improving Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies: IFRC's MHM Kit
June 15, 2016

Improving Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies: IFRC's MHM Kit

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"A key strength of this innovation process is the effort grantees have made to understand and incorporate the varying needs and preferences of beneficiaries and to seek their feedback on the products provided." This case study explores ...

Standardising Humanitarian Data for a Better Response: The Humanitarian EXchange Language
June 15, 2016

Standardising Humanitarian Data for a Better Response: The Humanitarian ...

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"Standardisation efforts are challenging in the humanitarian sector, as defining a common vocabulary can easily become very political. Issues can arise at all levels, on everything from country names to how to refer to the affected population."

Mapping A Response: Using Satellite Images to Aid Humanitarian Action
June 14, 2016

Mapping A Response: Using Satellite Images to Aid Humanitarian Action

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"Today, aerial imagery is available from a variety of sources, including traditional satellites, nano satellites, manned and unmanned aircrafts, balloons and kites. This imagery can benefit humanitarian organisations in their response to ...

Words of Relief: Translators without Borders' Local Language Translation for Emergencies
June 14, 2016

Words of Relief: Translators without Borders' Local Language Translation for ...

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"Overall, the innovation process has been successful in creating enhanced learning and evidence around the importance of language translation in disaster response, and has succeeded in producing a measurably improved mode of communicating with ...

Using Mobile Voice Technology to Improve the Collection of Food Security Data: WFP's Mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping
June 14, 2016

Using Mobile Voice Technology to Improve the Collection of Food Security ...

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"Reliable information is critical to understanding food security trends, assessing crises and informing decision-making. However, traditional methods for collecting this information - in particular food security data at household level - are ...

Building Communities of Practice for Urban Refugees: Workshop and Roundtable Reports
June 14, 2016

Building Communities of Practice for Urban Refugees: Workshop and Roundtable ...

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"Horizontal partnerships in the form of networks or other collaborative structures provide a better platform for service provision and information dissemination."

Mapping Refugee Media Journeys: Smart Phones and Social Media Networks
June 13, 2016

Mapping Refugee Media Journeys: Smart Phones and Social Media Networks

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"We urge states and news organisations to work together with tech companies, NGOs, and other stakeholders, in order to develop sustainable partnerships which in turn can orchestrate a coherent news and information strategy for and with refugees: ...

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada: Results of a Consultation Study by the Canadian Immunization Research Network
June 10, 2016

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada: Results of a Consultation Study ...

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The aim of this consultation study was to identify the views of Canadian vaccination experts and health professionals concerning the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of vaccine hesitancy in Canada. "Vaccine hesitancy" is a concept that ...

A Social Informatics Analysis of Refugee Mobile Phone Use: A Case Study of Za'atari Syrian Refugee Camp
June 9, 2016

A Social Informatics Analysis of Refugee Mobile Phone Use: A Case Study of ...

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"What level of mobile phone ownership and use is typical among refugee camp youth? How has their use changed (if at all) between the pre-conflict and refugee lives? What types of internet-based services might interest refugee youth and what are ...

Community-based Health Information Systems in the Global Context: Literature Review
June 9, 2016

Community-based Health Information Systems in the Global Context: Literature ...

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"CBHIS have the potential to engage community members, provide them with an avenue to health services, and hold them accountable, contributing to the goals of sustainability." Community workers (CWs), including community health workers (CHWs), ...

ICT4Refugees: A Report on the Emerging Landscape of Digital Responses to the Refugee Crisis
June 8, 2016

ICT4Refugees: A Report on the Emerging Landscape of Digital Responses to the ...

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"...[T]he current phenomenon of 'ICT for refugees' is novel and has great potential that should be investigated." In the efforts to respond to mass migrations and to support refugees, there has been a proliferation in digitally focused projects, ...

Improving Quality of Post-Partum Family Planning in Low-Resource Settings
June 7, 2016

Improving Quality of Post-Partum Family Planning in Low-Resource Settings

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"...even in a severely resource-constrained environment, gains are possible when managers and front-line providers work together to solve local system challenges and make changes to care delivery processes..." This framework, developed by the ...

A Gender-Responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture: Evidence and Guidance for Practitioners
June 6, 2016

A Gender-Responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture: Evidence and ...

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"Taking a gender-responsive approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) means that the particular needs, priorities, and realities of men and women are recognized and adequately addressed in the design and application of CSA so that both men and ...

Exploratory Study of the Role of Knowledge Brokers in Translating Knowledge to Action following Global Maternal and Newborn Health Technical Meetings
June 6, 2016

Exploratory Study of the Role of Knowledge Brokers in Translating Knowledge ...

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"An interactive meeting format alone does not ensure knowledge translation afterwards..."

Data for Management: It's Not Just Another Report
June 6, 2016

Data for Management: It's Not Just Another Report

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"The vaccine program has taken on a culture of reporting rather than a culture of using the information for continuous improvement....[V]accine supply chain managers are being encouraged to contextualize data for more effective, immediate and ...

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