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What Have We Learnt about CwC Coordination from Previous Experience?

What Have We Learnt about CwC Coordination from Previous Experience?
"The CDAC (communicate with disaster affected communities) Network aims to ensure that communities affected by, and prone to, crisis are better able to withstand and recover from humanitarian emergencies, and are actively engaged in decisions ...
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Innovation Webinar on Health Apps

Innovation Webinar on Health Apps
An invitation from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative: "Join the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) on Tuesday, June 9 at 11am EDT for a webinar on innovative health communication apps and their uses. This webinar is ...
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Can You Hear Me Now? Why Good Communication Is Critical to the Nepal Quake ...

Can You Hear Me Now? Why Good Communication Is Critical to the Nepal Quake Response
"The need to communicate - and the idea that information is a form of assistance in its own right - is increasingly acknowledged as an urgent but under-supported aspect of disaster response." In this article, Imogen Wall offers examples of the ...
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Assessing Information and Communication Needs: A Quick and Easy Guide for ...

Assessing Information and Communication Needs: A Quick and Easy Guide for Those Working in Humanitarian Response
This guide, developed by Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network Member agencies in collaboration with the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), contains "common tools to assess information and communication needs of ...
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GeoChat

GeoChat
GeoChat is a collaboration tool that allows users to chat, report, and get alerts on their phone. "GeoChat is a[n]...open source group communications technology that lets team members interact to maintain shared geospatial awareness of who is ...
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Verboice

Verboice
Verboice is a free and open-source tool for creating and running projects that interact via voice, allowing users to listen and record messages in their own language and dialect or answer questions with a phone keypad.
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What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake?

What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake?
 The Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network has put together a lessons-learned web document on communicating with communities following an earthquake, focused on communication with Nepali communities and connecting ...
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Ebola: audience research by mobile phone

Ebola: audience research by mobile phone
Author: Dorothy Peprah, April 21 2015 - As we tentatively celebrate the recovery of Beatrice Yardolo, the last known Ebola patient to be discharged from a treatment centre in Liberia, BBC Media Action continues working on programmes and training ...
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8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women

8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women
Author: Alexandra Tyers, April 21 2015 - I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a few months ago. Tigo were awarded an ...
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For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence

For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence
In celebration of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, leaders of different religious and faith communities in Panama, members of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), with the support of the United Nations Children's ...
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Escuela Audiovisual Infantil - EAI (Child Audiovisual School), Belén de los ...

Escuela Audiovisual Infantil - EAI (Child Audiovisual School), Belén de los Andaquíes
This project, centred on community participatory communication, was created to give the children of Belén de los Andaquíes (Caquetá), Colombia, a place to "expand the project of living" through storytelling and media, in order to move away from ...
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I Decide - Yo Decido

I Decide - Yo Decido
To help strengthen the systems of protection for children and youth in Guatemala, since 2013, the organisation Young Guatemala Peace Association, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), has undertaken a number of ...
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Voces Moviles (VozMob) - Mobile Voices

Voces Moviles (VozMob) - Mobile Voices
On this digital/mobile platform, young and adult Latino immigrant workers in Los Angeles, California, United States (US), can create stories about their lives and communities directly from a cell phone. Vozmob appropriates technology to promote ...
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Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response

Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response
"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.
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MIRA Channel

MIRA Channel
MIRA Channel, a mobile health initiative produced in India, "is an integrated mobile phone channel to provide health information to rural women and connect them with public health services using mobile phones in low-resource settings. The ...
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Three Examples of Why Content Is King and Context Shapes the Package

Three Examples of Why Content Is King and Context Shapes the Package
Author: Damalie Wasukira, March 25 2015 - Without understanding context, one can't communicate effectively. Considering context in communication means you consider the framework of related facts, conditions and circumstances within which the ...
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Social Media and Global Health

Social Media and Global Health
Author:  Silvio Waisbord, March 18 2015, cross-posted from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) website: In this guest post, Silvio Waisbord, Ph.D. of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs ...
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Yo decido

Yo decido
Para contribuir a fortalecer los sitemas de protección a favor de la infancia y la juventud en Guatemala, desde 2013 la organización Paz Joven en alianza con UNICEF ha emprendido una serie de estrategias para que los gobiernos locales lleven a ...
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Mobile Videos for Early Childhood Care and Development Project

Mobile Videos for Early Childhood Care and Development Project
Since July 2012, Plan International has been using mobile phone videos to reach out to remote communities in Uganda to share best practices in supporting the early childhood care and development (ECCD) needs of young children. In collaboration ...
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ZMQ's FreedomTB: An Active Compliance System to Combat Tuberculosis

ZMQ's FreedomTB: An Active Compliance System to Combat Tuberculosis
This tool from ZMQ's FreedomTB initiative is designed using a "fully-technology linked" development model that informs the tool design of a mobile phone app, the Active Compliance System, used to combat tuberculosis (TB).  This tool, being ...
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Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: ...

Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project
This 30-page paper, commissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), discusses how communication can be used in emergency contexts to improve humanitarian responses, with particular focus on the ...
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Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up

Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up
This 83-page report discusses a study to assess the impact of the Shamba Shape Up (SSU) television edutainment programme on small-scale agriculture in Kenya and to research how the programme influences farmers' activities. Led by the University ...
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Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan ...

Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP), July 2013 - June 2014
"...Polio program in Afghanistan has identified 6 key intervention areas that will be essential to assure the implementation of strategies [including]:...Communication directed to increased community demand and ownership..."
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Vojo Brasil

Vojo Brasil
Vojo es una plataforma móvil desarrollada en el Instituto del Centro de Tecnología para Medios Cívicos de Massachusetts.
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Voces Moviles (VozMob)

Voces Moviles (VozMob)
Es una plataforma para que jóvenes y adultos trabajadores y trabajadoras inmigrantes latinos puedan crear historias sobre sus vidas y comunidades directamente desde su teléfono celular. VozMob se apropia de la tecnología para promover la ...
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Global Polio Eradication Emergency Action Plan

Global Polio Eradication Emergency Action Plan
From the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the Global Polio Emergency Action Plan (EAP) aims to boost vaccination coverage in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the 3 remaining polio-endemic countries. It builds on India's success in ...
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Evaluating Social Media Components of Health Communication Campaigns

Evaluating Social Media Components of Health Communication Campaigns
Author:  Emma Schwartz of NetHope Solutions Center, originally posted December 15 2014, cross-posted February 5 2015 - [Health Communication Capacity Collaborative] HC3’s held its seventh Health Communication Innovation Webinar on Dec. 9 ...
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Vojo Brazil: Amplifying Quilombola Voices through Mobile Phones

Vojo Brazil: Amplifying Quilombola Voices through Mobile Phones
In October 2013, a training in Salvador, Brazil, introducing a multimedia technology called Vojo, was presented to 20 youth in a quilombo community (a settlement of people originally of African origin), Ilha de Maré, which has no internet access. ...
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Sitting on the fence: Is the new Government pro or anti poor?

Sitting on the fence: Is the new Government pro or anti poor?
Author: Priya Anand, January 20 2015 - With an overwhelming victory for the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies in 2014, the then newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to focus on people-centered policies and effective ...
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Hathipaon Mukt Bharat (Filaria Free India)

Hathipaon Mukt Bharat (Filaria Free India)
Certified polio-free in 2014, India turned its attention to another public health challenge: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (also called filaria or elephantiasis - "Hathipaon" in colloquial Hindi), which is a neglected tropical disease ...
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I Survived Ebola Multi-media Campaign

I Survived Ebola Multi-media Campaign
Launched in December 2014, the I Survived Ebola campaign is using personal stories and experiences told by Ebola survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea "to inform, protect, and spread hope" while also countering stigma and discrimination. ...
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Clean, Fed & Nurtured: Joining Forces to Promote Child Growth and Development

Clean, Fed & Nurtured: Joining Forces to Promote Child Growth and Development
"[E]arlier conversations had revealed that while the WASH sector was increasingly integrating with the nutrition sector; and that ECD research and programming experts have been coordinating with nutrition specialists, little coordination existed ...
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Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide

Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide
"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional ...
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Social Networking, Social Media: An Annotated Bibliography

Social Networking, Social Media: An Annotated Bibliography
"The role that new media and communications technologies have played in the recent 'Arab Spring' uprisings, as well as in recent disaster responses, has sparked a large amount of academic and professional interest in their potential, how they can ...
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Reading in the Mobile Era: A Study of Mobile Reading in Developing Countries

Reading in the Mobile Era: A Study of Mobile Reading in Developing Countries
"[T]he findings clearly indicate that mobile reading is opening up a new pathway to literacy for children."
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How to hunt a virus: 5 ways polio is helping fight Ebola

How to hunt a virus: 5 ways polio is helping fight Ebola
Author: Sherine Guirguis, January 2 2015 - I'm often asked how the largest-ever public health movement - to end polio - has boosted the world’s ability to fight other deadly infectious diseases.
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Chala Skul Ku Jiba (Let Us Go to School)

Chala Skul Ku Jiba (Let Us Go to School)
Launched by the community radio FM station Radio Namaskar in Puri District, Odisha, India, in July 2010, Chala Skul Ku Jiba (Let Us Go to School) was a multi-media behaviour change initiative that sought to mobilise school dropouts to go back to ...
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Communicating with Communities: A Case Study and Guide from Pakistan and ...

Communicating with Communities: A Case Study and Guide from Pakistan and Elsewhere
"While there now are standard specifications for frequently used commodities and significant advances in information-sharing have been made, there is still a struggle to achieve a certain level of uniformity in the delivery of messages to ...
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Children for Health

Children for Health
Children for Health is "dedicated to the promotion of health education in developing countries, focused on developing children as ambassadors and communicators of essential health messages in their communities." The United Kingdom (UK)-based ...
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The Future of Routine Immunization in the Developing World: Challenges and ...

The Future of Routine Immunization in the Developing World: Challenges and Opportunities
"Routine immunization creates opportunities to educate parents about the benefits of vaccines and other health services. Engaging the community in planning, financing, and delivering the program can increase equity and build trust in the ...
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An institutional lens to Goal 5 of SDGs on Gender Equality and Empowerment ...

An institutional lens to  Goal 5 of  SDGs on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, December 8 2014 Background The Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Social Development Goals [SDGs] proposed 17 Goals in 2014, of which the fifth one is on "Achieving gender equality and empower all women and ...
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Emergency Communications Toolkit

Emergency Communications Toolkit
This toolkit, designed for Save the Children staff, provides guidance on how to communicate emergency response. It has been developed by members of the All Members Cooperating in Emergencies (ACE) Communications Working Group as a resource for ...
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Hashtag Standards for Emergencies

Hashtag Standards for Emergencies
This 18-page "Think Brief", published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), discusses the emerging use of social media, particularly Twitter, as part of emergency responses. It outlines the value of ...
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The State of the World's Girls 2014: Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable ...

The State of the World's Girls 2014: Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable Change for Adolescent Girls
"The eighth report in Plan’s annual State of the World’s Girls series, Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable Change for Adolescent Girls, asks what will shift the unequal power relations that bolster gender discrimination, injustice and ...
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