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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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..."

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."

Core List of ICT Indicators
June 29, 2016

Core List of ICT Indicators

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"ICTs are cross-cutting enablers of development and are therefore critical to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)."

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 ...

Reaching Marginalized Populations: the Power of Radio and Mobile Voice
June 27, 2016

Reaching Marginalized Populations: the Power of Radio and Mobile Voice

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Author: Natasha Beale, July 7 2016 - Discourse in the ICT4D field can often get ahead of itself, focusing so much on new technologies that developing the newest app or handing every teacher a tablet becomes the magic bullet to solving the world’s ...

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 ...

Connected Society: Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT)
June 21, 2016

Connected Society: Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT)

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This GSMA toolkit is for mobile network operators (MNOs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), development organisations, and governments who want to provide training to improve people's basic knowledge and understanding of the mobile internet. ...

App designed to help Syrian refugees
June 21, 2016

App designed to help Syrian refugees

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Author: Leen Hashem, June 21 2016 - 'We've started a WhatsApp group for refugees living in this area' a middle aged man said enthusiastically, explaining how the platform was helping the group share information and provide each other with much ...

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 ...

Ser refugiado es como ser tico [Being a Refugee Is like Being a Costa Rican]
June 13, 2016

Ser refugiado es como ser tico [Being a Refugee Is like Being a Costa Rican]

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"All the messages and materials of the strategy were created and validated with the refugee community..."

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: ...

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), ...

Sharing stories from the World Humanitarian Summit
June 8, 2016

Sharing stories from the World Humanitarian Summit

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Author: Caroline Nursey, June 6 2016 - It was quite something to see more than 6,000 humanitarians gathered at this week’s World Humanitarian Summit [WHS] - and not a pair of muddy boots in sight! We were seeking an answer to how the 130 million ...

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, ...

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 ...

eBilim Mobile Digital Library Project
June 2, 2016

eBilim Mobile Digital Library Project

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"Bilim" means knowledge in the Kyrgyz language, and "e" indicates electronic media. "eBilim" brings together two important components of this project: locally accessible knowledge and current technology and media. With the aim of minimising the ...

We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time [Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez]
May 31, 2016

We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time [Podemos Detener el VIH Una ...

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"The first step to stopping HIV in the Hispanic/Latino community is talking about it." One Conversation at a Time is a national (United States, or US) communication campaign that encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about HIV/AIDS with ...

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 ...

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the Context of Polio Outbreak Response
May 31, 2016

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the ...

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"Overall, the SMS approach did reach a large number of people in a short time compared to conventional methods like interpersonal communication, which in this case would have increased security risks for the community mobilisers." This paper ...

Maternal Immunisations (MatImms) App
May 27, 2016

Maternal Immunisations (MatImms) App

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"When women were surveyed about what would help them to make an informed decision about taking up the recommended vaccines during their pregnancies, the consensus was that the information given to them was not sufficient and many had suggested ...

Social Media Strategy Development - A Guide to Using Social Media for Public Health Communication
May 27, 2016

Social Media Strategy Development - A Guide to Using Social Media for Public ...

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This guide from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) provides public health organisations, especially those in the European Union (UN), with a practical approach to integrate social media into their overall communication ...

Media and Elections: A Guide for Electoral Practitioners
May 27, 2016

Media and Elections: A Guide for Electoral Practitioners

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"[T]he electorate and political actors have the right to freely discuss political issues and public policies and to express opinions. Voters and candidates rely heavily on access to the media to both impart and receive information. This requires ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Neenv (Shiksha Ka Sawal) Campaign
May 17, 2016

Neenv (Shiksha Ka Sawal) Campaign

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Launched in May 2015 in Sikar, a district of the Indian state Rajasthan in western India, Neenv (meaning "Foundation "in Hindi) is an initiative to strengthen 30,000+ government schools through citizen audit for quality public education for all ...

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