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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Zika Vaccine Misconceptions: A Social Media Analysis
June 6, 2016

Zika Vaccine Misconceptions: A Social Media Analysis

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"...once people believe something, it is difficult to dissuade them. Public health officials must get out in front of the conspiracy theorists to educate and influence the population now." This study analyses conversations about Zika vaccine ...

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in Care Work in West Nile, Uganda
June 3, 2016

Examining Pathways Towards Engendered Change: Involving Men and Women in ...

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"This case study of a value chain development (VCD) programme in Uganda argues that it is possible to change gender norms and relations that have existed for generations, and that this improves development outcomes significantly - but it takes ...

Can the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Be Used to Increase Vaccine Acceptance and Trust?
June 3, 2016

Can the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Be Used to Increase Vaccine ...

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"One reason for vaccine hesitancy is lack of trust that vaccine harms are adequately documented and reported, yet few communication strategies have explicitly attempted to improve this trust."

Out in the Open: Education Sector Responses to Violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression
June 3, 2016

Out in the Open: Education Sector Responses to Violence based on Sexual ...

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In some countries, 85% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students experience homophobic and transphobic violence in school, and 45% of transgender students drop out. Homophobic violence also targets 33% of students who are wrongly ...

The World Bank Live: A Model of Marketing Success, But Is It the Right Model?
June 2, 2016

The World Bank Live: A Model of Marketing Success, But Is It the Right Model?

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"With a stated mission to end poverty by 2030, the Bank should be motivated to rethink how it shares knowledge via webcasting and how it influences development outcomes via its online engagement."

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an Imperilled Media Needs Better Support
June 2, 2016

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an ...

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"An independent media is one of the most effective assets we have in efforts to curb corruption and foster accountability. Yet it is deeply imperilled, particularly in fragile states and often poorly understood by the international development ...

Strengthening Media in the Pacific: Country Situational Reports from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
June 2, 2016

Strengthening Media in the Pacific: Country Situational Reports from Papua ...

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"The problem of writing stories about someone known personally to the writer is indicative of many small communities where there are fewer the degrees of separation."

Using Interactive Web Tools in Environmental Planning to Improve Communication about Sustainable Development
June 1, 2016

Using Interactive Web Tools in Environmental Planning to Improve ...

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"Public involvement in the landscape planning process is an essential opportunity to communicate the goals and objectives of a sustainable planning....This involvement can be supported by interactive information, discussion, and learning ...

Polio Eradication and Health Systems in Karachi: Vaccine Refusals in Context
June 1, 2016

Polio Eradication and Health Systems in Karachi: Vaccine Refusals in Context

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"Community and health worker engagement will be key to polio eradication in Karachi, Pakistan."

Success Stories on Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture and Rural Development
May 31, 2016

Success Stories on Information and Communication Technologies for ...

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This Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) publication uses 7 case studies to document how small resource-poor farmers can use emerging technologies to improve agricultural productivity and value chains and to improve living standards of ...

Transparency, Accountability and Technology
May 31, 2016

Transparency, Accountability and Technology

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This policy paper seeks to update current understanding of information communication technology (ICT) for transparency and accountability (T/A) and discusses whether or not ICT for developtment (ICT4D) is succeeding in bringing T/A to ...

Using Behavior Change Frameworks to Improve Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Rates: A Systematic Review
May 27, 2016

Using Behavior Change Frameworks to Improve Healthcare Worker Influenza ...

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"This review highlights that psychological theories of behavior change can help researchers, clinicians, and decision makers better understand HCW vaccination behavior, which may be used in turn to inform the development of evidence-based ...

Effective Vaccine Communication during the Disneyland Measles Outbreak
May 27, 2016

Effective Vaccine Communication during the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

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"Both social media and provider recommendations can influence parental decision-making about vaccination, and our findings suggest practical implications and future research questions for public health communicators and clinicians."

Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families
May 26, 2016

Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families

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"Substantial digital inequalities still exist....Among youth, being under-connected [to the internet] means that critical opportunities to develop creative projects, take advantage of educational media, explore extracurricular programs, and ...

Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design
May 26, 2016

Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design

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"A one-size-fits-all model of product development is all too often the norm in the children's media industry. The implications for equity here are of course, enormous." - Lori Takeuchi

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens
May 26, 2016

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens

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"As women farmers are often invisible, it is the responsibility of researchers, practitioners, and extension officers to tailor communication methods to women's needs so that they also can benefit from climate information services and adapt their ...

Media and Conflict in Myanmar: Opportunities for Media to Advance Peace
May 25, 2016

Media and Conflict in Myanmar: Opportunities for Media to Advance Peace

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"To build trust and reduce fear between citizen and state, respondents tended to prioritize media interventions, such as a participatory radio or television talk show that features state and national officials interacting with citizens." This ...

Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace: A Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325
May 24, 2016

Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace: A Global ...

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"This Study reinforces the [United Nations] Security Council's original crucial recognition of the power of engaging women in peace with compelling proof. It shows that women's participation and inclusion makes humanitarian assistance more ...

Family as Mediation - A Caribbean Perspective
May 20, 2016

Family as Mediation - A Caribbean Perspective

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"Through daily interactions, routines and most importantly relationships, family enacts and reproduces its values, which include ideas and practices around media engagement and use. It is through relationships that approaches of mediation are ...

Infomediaries and Accountability
May 20, 2016

Infomediaries and Accountability

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"With growing consensus that transparency does not always or automatically lead directly to accountability - and research pointing to a role for infomediaries in generating accountability from transparent information - there is an emerging ...

Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack No. 31
May 20, 2016

Social Norms: GSDRC Professional Development Reading Pack No. 31

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"Evidence suggests that when norms are at play, shifting knowledge or individual attitudes is often not enough to shift behaviour." Noting that "[a]ctivists, program planners, and donors have tended to refer loosely to the need to address ...

The Effect of Gender Equality Programming on Humanitarian Outcomes
May 20, 2016

The Effect of Gender Equality Programming on Humanitarian Outcomes

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"Despite a number of developments in policy and practice aimed at integrating gender equality and women's empowerment into humanitarian action, what remains missing is a strong evidence base that demonstrates just how gender equality programming ...

Media, Discussion, and Attitudes in Fragile Contexts
May 19, 2016

Media, Discussion, and Attitudes in Fragile Contexts

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"...we are not yet in a position to claim that media can affect attitudes towards violence at scale. We are, however, in a position to highlight the importance of discussion as a predictor of conflict-related attitudes and the need to fully ...

Child-Centred Climate Resilience: Case Studies from the Philippines and Vietnam
May 19, 2016

Child-Centred Climate Resilience: Case Studies from the Philippines and Vietnam

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"Including the voices of children is not just about including their views on certain topics. It is about creating a favourable environment that actively promotes their participation throughout the process, as well as engaging adults." This ...

Media and Communication in Governance: It's Time for a Rethink
May 19, 2016

Media and Communication in Governance: It's Time for a Rethink

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This book chapter provides: a framework for thinking through the different development outcomes media support might achieve; arguments for why successful governance strategies are likely to involve a stronger media support focus in future; the ...

The Role of Communications in a World in Crisis - SBCC Summit 2016 Keynote
May 19, 2016

The Role of Communications in a World in Crisis - SBCC Summit 2016 Keynote

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“What is needed is not incremental baby steps change to make the world safer, more just, and more sustainable; what is needed is fundamental structural and systemic change.” This Keynote Speech by Kumi Naidoo was presented at the First ...

The Habitual Brain:  Advances in Creating Disruptive and Sticky Behavior - SBCC Summit 2016 Keynote Speech
May 18, 2016

The Habitual Brain: Advances in Creating Disruptive and Sticky Behavior - ...

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“I'm going to talk about the science of habit and what it can tell us about human behaviour....” This Keynote Speech by David T. Neal was presented at the First International SBCC (Social and Behaviour Change Communication) Summit in February ...

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts
May 18, 2016

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts

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"The evidence base for this area is weak despite much enthusiasm over the potential impact social media could have." This rapid review identifies recent literature on the role of social media plays in conflict management in post-conflict and ...

Social Media and Governance
May 17, 2016

Social Media and Governance

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"What is the recent evidence on the impact of social media on governance of social, political, and economic bodies? How is social media regulated and governed in low-income and fragile contexts?" This report presents links to, and an annotated ...

Improving Access to Justice through Information and Communication Technologies
May 17, 2016

Improving Access to Justice through Information and Communication Technologies

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This rapid literature review collates information about the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) - radio, television, phones, computers, and the internet - in access to justice initiatives. Seeking to support disadvantaged ...

The Politics of Media Development: The Importance of Engaging Government and Civil Society
May 16, 2016

The Politics of Media Development: The Importance of Engaging Government and ...

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"Without the enabling political conditions for the media to operate freely, media development efforts can achieve only limited success." This report provides guidance on how to engage the public sector - governmental and political systems - in ...

Polio Eradication - Endgame Strategies - Polio Type 2 Withdrawal: National tOPV-bOPV Switch Plan
May 13, 2016

Polio Eradication - Endgame Strategies - Polio Type 2 Withdrawal: National ...

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This guidance document was designed to prepare Sri Lanka's National Switch Coordination Committee (NSCC) and other stakeholders for the April 30 2016 switch day - the day on which, as per the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 ...

Countering Antivaccination Attitudes
May 12, 2016

Countering Antivaccination Attitudes

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"Rather than attempting to overcome vaccination myths by convincing parents of the safety of vaccines, provaccine messages might be more effective if they work to convince parents of the dangers of failing to vaccinate their children." Myths ...

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