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Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and Skills Development Through Radio and Community Dialogue
August 26, 2016

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and ...

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This case study looks at a youth-focused communication for development intervention in Uganda carried out in partnership with the Straight Talk Foundation as part of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) ...

Community Perceptions of Behaviour Change Communication Interventions of the Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Programme in Rural Bangladesh: An Exploratory Study
August 24, 2016

Community Perceptions of Behaviour Change Communication Interventions of the ...

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"Our findings about community perceptions of the BCC tools, reveal that a well co-ordinated, simultaneous and repeated use of different channels are likely to continue to be useful to communicate and reinforce key, carefully structured messages ...

Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia: Basic Concepts
August 19, 2016

Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia: Basic Concepts

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"The understanding that children and young people can evolve from vulnerable individuals to empowered citizens lies at the heart of child-centred DRR."

Zambia Elections 2016 - championing live TV debate
August 17, 2016

Zambia Elections 2016 - championing live TV debate

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Author: Changwe Kabwe, August 17 2016 - In an election campaign dominated by personality politics, a national TV debate featuring key presidential contenders in the Zambian general election presented a rare opportunity for people to directly ...

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding
August 16, 2016

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding

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This report highlights the results of an evaluation of peacebuilding initiatives involving children and youth in three countries: Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Nepal. The objectives of the study are to: explore children ...

Managing Ebola Will Take Powerful Communication
August 2, 2016

Managing Ebola Will Take Powerful Communication

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Author: Christopher Graves, August 8 2014 [cross-posted from the Harvard Business Review, linked below] - Whether the world's scariest outbreak of Ebola can be managed may come down to communications. Can governments, NGOs [non-governmental ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

Drama for Conflict Transformation Toolkit: Youth Theater for Peace
July 6, 2016

Drama for Conflict Transformation Toolkit: Youth Theater for Peace

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Across Kyrgyzstan, youth participants in IREX's Youth Theater for Peace (YTP) programme, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are using the Drama for Conflict Transformation (DCT) methodology introduced in ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Capoeira4Refugees (C4R)
May 24, 2016

Capoeira4Refugees (C4R)

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"We follow a model that links students and communities at lots of different levels. Through having different and complementary access points we can be in the strongest position to provide the framework of support that will allow for positive ...

Girl Rising
May 20, 2016

Girl Rising

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"To me the common thread for the girls in the film, was that they each believed (against all evidence) that they deserved more. They just had a deep sense of their own power and potential. For many of the girls we profiled, they often found an ...

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 ...

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration
May 16, 2016

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration

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"Understanding the decisions to leave is a key part of the success of communication campaigns to deter irregular migration. However there is very little evidence on the impact and effectiveness of these campaigns and anecdotal evidence suggests ...

Playback Theatre
May 11, 2016

Playback Theatre

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"We discover who we are by telling our stories." Playback Theatre is an interactive form of improvisational theatre in which audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot. Playback Theatre is used in a range ...

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family Planning in Pakistan
May 10, 2016

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family ...

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"When they are directly and effectively engaged, Pakistani men are ready to participate and share responsibility in family planning." Results from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Family Advancement for Life ...

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in Medellin, Colombia
April 21, 2016

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in ...

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"Neighborhood-level interventions provide an opportunity to better understand the impact that neighborhoods have on health." This research was done in Medellín, Colombia, to access the effects of transit-oriented development and municipal ...

Demand Creation for Polio Vaccine in Persistently Poor-Performing Communities of Northern Nigeria: 2013-2014
April 4, 2016

Demand Creation for Polio Vaccine in Persistently Poor-Performing ...

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"...[D]emand creation interventions played a critical role in improving the quality of polio SIAs [supplementary immunisation activities] in communities noncompliant with uptake of polio vaccines and contributed to a reduction in polio ...

Crowd-pleasing radio
March 23, 2016

Crowd-pleasing radio

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Author: Amensisa Tefasilasie, DATE 2014 - The Jember team pulled in the crowds when they set out to meet listeners face to face in Ethiopia’s Amhara region. Mother-of-two Addisie Beryihun visits her local market occasionally but today she’s in ...

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples to Communicate Effectively for HIV-Free Households
March 14, 2016

Vunja Ukimya, Zungumza na Mwenzio: A Mass Media Campaign to Motivate Couples ...

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"As a result of the campaign, couples were motivated to communicate about health, and men and women were more likely to seek reproductive health services together."

Contributions of Western Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health Communication
February 22, 2016

Contributions of Western Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health Communication

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“Modern Western communication research '...is about effects. It could have been otherwise - consider the study of art, for example - but it is not'(Katz, 2001). Often this is a fruitful line of thinking that produces useful solutions to immediate ...

Polio Outbreak Response Plan: Lao People's Democratic Republic
February 19, 2016

Polio Outbreak Response Plan: Lao People's Democratic Republic

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This document provides a plan - including a communication plan - to respond to an outbreak of polio in 2015 in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), a country that had been polio-free since 2000. In it, the Ministry of Health (MoH), the ...

Engaging School Children as Change Agent to Create a Malaria Control Culture: A Case Study of the Malaria Control Culture Project in Uganda
February 16, 2016

Engaging School Children as Change Agent to Create a Malaria Control ...

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This presentation formed part of the Malaria in the Not So New Millennium technical panel, and was designed to: highlight the contribution of the Malaria Control Culture project in improving performance and attendance in primary schools in ...

Eradicating Polio in Nigeria
February 8, 2016

Eradicating Polio in Nigeria

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"The success of Nigeria's federal and state governments, Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is all the more impressive given the climate of disinformation, intimidation, and violence..."

Multisectoral Responses to Gender-based Violence in Mozambique
January 15, 2016

Multisectoral Responses to Gender-based Violence in Mozambique

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"Gender-based violence (GBV) is both pervasive and widely accepted in Mozambique. The complex and multifaceted structural and sociocultural factors that underlie and reinforce GBV warrant a strong multi-level and multisectoral response."

We Can Do It: Solutions to Prevent Violence against Children
January 5, 2016

We Can Do It: Solutions to Prevent Violence against Children

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"...the utilisation of systemic, holistic and multifaceted approaches is critical to address the variety of drivers behind different forms of violence, abuse and exploitation."

World's Largest Lesson
January 5, 2016

World's Largest Lesson

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"If every school in the world teaches children about these goals, we will help them become the generation that changed the world." Through its various entertaining yet educational resources and activities, this collaborative education project is ...

Tanzania's all-female production crew
December 11, 2015

Tanzania's all-female production crew

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Author: BBC Media Action's Jo Casserly, December 11 2015 - "There's one thing I felt today and it was sisterhood and I've never felt that before during a production."

100 women interview their president
December 7, 2015

100 women interview their president

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Author: BBC Media Action blogger Bidhya Chapagain, December 7 2015 - I met Bidhya Devi Bhandari - Nepal's first female president - a while back while presenting an episode of Sajha Sawal (Common Questions), a weekly TV debate show giving ...

Open Jirga: national identity in Afghanistan
December 3, 2015

Open Jirga: national identity in Afghanistan

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Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi of BBC Media Action, December 3 2015 - When a TV debate show was filmed at the tomb of one of Afghanistan's founding fathers it was clear how much a sense of 'place' is interlinked with 'identity'. Not even a mosquito ...

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV Behaviour Change for Adolescents in Africa
November 23, 2015

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV ...

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"MTV Shuga is a ground-breaking TV show that portrays the lives and loves of a group of young people.

"If you can't be a father, I beg you Mr President, be a stepfather!"
November 9, 2015

"If you can't be a father, I beg you Mr President, be a stepfather!"

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Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, November 9 2015 - Three years after its launch, Shirazuddin Siddiqi reflects on how Afghanistan's TV debate show Open Jirga continues to provide a voice to Afghans amid insecurity and increased uncertainty.

"AMANDLA!" The story of Nelson Mandela
October 26, 2015

"AMANDLA!" The story of Nelson Mandela

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Author: Chris Haydon, October 26 2015 - Disability theatre company Freewheelers Theatre will perform their latest stage production "AMANDLA!" (Power to the People) on 3rd December 2015.

Learning from Community Communication: For better Mission Indradhanush
October 9, 2015

Learning from Community Communication: For better Mission Indradhanush

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Author: Suchi Gaur, October 9 2015 - I had the opportunity to attend the launch of the Immunization initiative titled "Mission Indradhanush" of the Government of India. With the objective that every child gets immunized for seven (7) vaccine ...

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and Rift Valley Provinces, Kenya
October 5, 2015

Evaluation of the SOPO School Handwashing Promotion Programme: Nyanza and ...

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"Soap was available to children in a minority of schools, limiting the students' ability to wash their hands, regardless of their knowledge and desire to do so. At home, nearly half the school children reported that soap was unavailable to them ...

Glocal Times No 22/23
October 2, 2015

Glocal Times No 22/23

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Glocal Times (GT), the web magazine published by Malmö University's Master's program in Communication for Development in Sweden, is celebrating ten years of publication. This anniversary double issue gathers the thinking of academics, ...

Assessing Participatory Development Communication as a Strategy for Agricultural Information Dissemination in Uganda
September 16, 2015

Assessing Participatory Development Communication as a Strategy for ...

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This study assessed Participatory Development Communication (PDC) effectiveness as a strategy for agricultural information dissemination (indicated in the dissertation as "AIDS", the acronym is used in this summary as well) in Uganda. It is based ...

A girl without education is like a bird without wings
September 6, 2015

A girl without education is like a bird without wings

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Author: Trish Doherty, August 12 2015 - In a country where only one in ten girls complete primary education, Trish Doherty looks at how a BBC Media Action radio programme is helping more girls stay in school in South Sudan.

Our School and Girls Education South Sudan (GESS)
September 4, 2015

Our School and Girls Education South Sudan (GESS)

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"BBC Media Action’s radio programmes are part of Girls Education South Sudan [GESS], a major initiative designed to increase the number of girls enrolling in school and completing their education, as well as improving learning outcomes at both ...

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategies in Four Countries: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia
September 4, 2015

Desk Review and Qualitative Assessment of Malaria Case Management Social and ...

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"The purpose of this desk review is to identify promising SBCC practices related to malaria case management at both community and service provider levels in the four focus countries: Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Senegal."

"Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal
September 1, 2015

"Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal

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The Next Generation "Smart Couple" Family Planning Campaign in Nepal, launched by the Johns Hopkins University Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (JHU-HC3) in August 2015, sought to reach young couples with one or two children in an ...

Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign
August 14, 2015

Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign

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Moyo ndi Mpamba, Usamalireni (Life is Precious, Take Care of It) is an interactive communications campaign designed to address public health challenges in Malawi. Moyo ndi Mpamba includes a Music4Life Initiative that engages local artists in ...

Saria Khalifa - Youth Programme Lead, FORWARD - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 12, 2015

Saria Khalifa - Youth Programme Lead, FORWARD - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"Youth advocacy is about passion in the face of adversity: about challenging the status quo; questioning the expectation that young people are unable or unwilling to stand up and make a change. It is challenging the idea that the youth voice is ...

No Yawa Youth Project
July 15, 2015

No Yawa Youth Project

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Launched in Ghana in January 2013, No Yawa is a youth project developed by DKT Ghana (DKT), Marie Stopes International Ghana (MSIG), and the Grameen Foundation (with funding from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana) that links ...

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