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Hands Up for #HIVprevention Campaign
December 1, 2016

Hands Up for #HIVprevention Campaign

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What does HIV prevention mean to you? Write it on your hand, take a photo, and share it. In the lead-up to World AIDS Day (WAD), December 1 2016, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) implemented a social media-based ...

Lifeline Production Manual: A Guide on How to Make Programming for People Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies
November 30, 2016

Lifeline Production Manual: A Guide on How to Make Programming for People ...

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"...by doing Lifeline programming, media can play a role in bringing communities together, connecting affected people to each other and to aid workers and leaders. This can enable survivors to hold relief agencies to account, and also to ...

Experiences, Challenges, and Lessons Learned From an Immunization Demand Generation Project in Afar, Ethiopia
November 29, 2016

Experiences, Challenges, and Lessons Learned From an Immunization Demand ...

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"Expanding this model to other remote and pastoral regions in Ethiopia, as well as similar communities in other countries, could improve community acceptance of and demand for immunization." This report describes a pilot project that PATH ...

Celebrate 27th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Universal Children's Day and Every Day
November 23, 2016

Celebrate 27th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on ...

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Author: Jacques Brodeur, November 23 2016 - Edupax seizes the opportunity of the 27th anniversary of the Convention to remind readers about various and important benefits of protecting children from material injurious to their health and ...

Sierra Leone's Changing Media Landscape Offers Fresh Opportunities for Development Communications
November 23, 2016

Sierra Leone's Changing Media Landscape Offers Fresh Opportunities for ...

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“Mobile phone uptake in Sierra Leone has burgeoned making mobiles the most accessed form of communication on a weekly basis alongside radio.” This research summary looks at the results of a national survey on the use of mobiles and media, such as ...

YouthMobile
November 18, 2016

YouthMobile

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"At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, encouraging innovation and creativity of youth is vital for effectively addressing these challenges."

Great Idea
November 18, 2016

Great Idea

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"Great Idea makes use of...ICT [information and communication technology] and media to amplify the effect of good quality lessons to be used inside and outside of schools." Great Idea is a mobile- and distance-learning project for secondary ...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Communication for Development (C4D) to Counter-Trafficking Activities
November 15, 2016

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Communication for Development (C4D) to ...

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Guided by other communication for development (C4D) tools in existence, IOM X - the International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s campaign to encourage safe migration and public action to stop exploitation and human trafficking - created its ...

eHealth Conversations: Using Information Management, Dialogue, and Knowledge Exchange to Move Toward Universal Access to Health
November 10, 2016

eHealth Conversations: Using Information Management, Dialogue, and Knowledge ...

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"Due to the variety and timeliness of the topics addressed, this work is useful for health professionals, decision makers, political leaders, developers of health-related programs, and other players interested in the broad field of eHealth."

eHealth in the Region of the Americas: Breaking down the Barriers to Implementation
November 10, 2016

eHealth in the Region of the Americas: Breaking down the Barriers to ...

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In 2005, all World Health Organization (WHO) Member States committed to working to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in a collective expression of the belief that all people in need should have access to health services without risk of ...

#Unite4Heritage
November 10, 2016

#Unite4Heritage

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"Empowering youth to actively participate in cultural life and equipping learners to become responsible global citizens is vital to forging more fair, inclusive and peaceful societies. Digital technologies and the Internet, which impact on the ...

Why isn't communication a greater public health priority?
November 3, 2016

Why isn't communication a greater public health priority?

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Author: BBC Media Action's Caroline Sugg, November 3 2016 - Drawing on her new policy briefing, Caroline Sugg reflects on why communication is often a peripheral part of public health interventions, looking at challenges around evidence, the ...

Working with News and Social Media to Prevent Violence against Women and Their Children: A Strategic Framework for Victoria
October 26, 2016

Working with News and Social Media to Prevent Violence against Women and ...

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...a map of the approaches required and a supporting tool to align and encourage informed and critical engagement with news and social media on VAW [violence against women]..." This Framework reflects the experience of Melbourne, Australia's ...

We need more media coverage of disaster prevention
October 20, 2016

We need more media coverage of disaster prevention

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Author: Marcus Oxley, October 20 2016 - Marking International Day for Disaster Reduction, Marcus Oxley argues that we need more media coverage of disasters before – rather than after – they happen. This would make prevention more of a priority, ...

Priya's Shakti and Priya's Mirror
October 11, 2016

Priya's Shakti and Priya's Mirror

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"...shatters the taboos around gender based violence through art, education, and a strong identifiable female character who is a rape survivor and superhero."

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Surveys: Zika Virus Disease and Potential Complications
October 5, 2016

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Surveys: Zika Virus Disease and ...

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in disease outbreaks and health emergencies, people's perceptions and beliefs can determine how they take advice on protective behaviours. Assessing their knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) ...

A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators in mHealth for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
October 5, 2016

A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators in mHealth for ...

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This guide from the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations (UN) Foundation distills best practices and industry-wide lessons by providing key motivators, challenges, and recommendations for mobile health (mHealth) service providers to ...

Achieving Impact at Scale through ICT-Enabled Extension Services (AIS)
October 4, 2016

Achieving Impact at Scale through ICT-Enabled Extension Services (AIS)

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"Radio broadcasts, text messaging, and phone apps are providing more farmers with the information and market linkages needed to adopt technologies that increase their productivity and improve nutrition in their communities."

Accountability, nation and society: the role of media in remaking Nepal
October 4, 2016

Accountability, nation and society: the role of media in remaking Nepal

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"This briefing is written principally for the international community that wants to understand the current reality of governance in Nepal and the role of media in it." This BBC Media Action policy briefing describes the role of media in 21st ...

Good Men Give Value to Women
October 3, 2016

Good Men Give Value to Women

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Implemented by Paz y Desarrollo (PYD) Cambodia, a Spanish non-governmental organisation (NGO), in partnership with the Ministry of Women's Affairs (MoWA), Good Men Give Value to Women - the Good Men campaign - sought to contribute to the ...

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, Results and Lessons
October 3, 2016

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, ...

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"...health-related social media interventions should be grounded in a theory of change, enhance meaningful participation of critical actors in the development process, and address the problem of inequities."

Getting from 'Wow' to Sustainability
September 29, 2016

Getting from 'Wow' to Sustainability

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Author: Jim Thomas, PhD, Project Director, MEASURE Evaluation, June 28 2016 [a MEASURE Evaluation blog reprinted from the Global Digital Health Network on the Knowledge Gateway] BANGKOK, Thailand - With a cellphone application, mClinica can ...

What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe Motherhood and Prevention of Vertical Transmission: Antenatal Care - Treatment
September 28, 2016

What Works for Women and Girls: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Safe ...

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This updated (2016) component of the resource What Works for Women & Girls (see Related Summaries, below) provides a public health perspective on what works for women in access and adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the context of ...

Afghan Information Ecosystems: A Design Research Approach
September 27, 2016

Afghan Information Ecosystems: A Design Research Approach

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"[P]ractitioners should take steps to increase online security, online literacy, and inclusivity while keeping sight of the enduring value of face to face networks and conventional communication methods."

A Parent's Guide: Talk to Your Children about the Internet
September 27, 2016

A Parent's Guide: Talk to Your Children about the Internet

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"You know your children best. Sit down with them and discuss the benefits of the Internet....In the same conversation, have a realistic plan for avoiding misuse of the Internet. Use the language best suited to your relationship to create a safe, ...

Strategies for Reducing Police Arrest in the Context of an HIV Prevention Programme for Female Sex Workers: Evidence from Structural Interventions in Karnataka, South India
September 26, 2016

Strategies for Reducing Police Arrest in the Context of an HIV Prevention ...

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"Our findings bolster growing evidence that even in an environment such as in India, where sex work is criminalized, structural approaches to address violence can be effectively delivered to scale, to reduce arrest of and violence against FSWs."

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV
September 26, 2016

Documenting Best Practices: Advocacy on Integrating SRH HIV

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"...when HIV/AIDS programs are linked with other initiatives {e.g. family planning, sexual health, ante- and post-natal care, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and services, prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), ...

Shining a Light on Untapped Resources for Behavior Change Communication in Guatemala
September 23, 2016

Shining a Light on Untapped Resources for Behavior Change Communication in ...

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"These studies provided new and important insights on three avenues for engagement that have, to date, been underutilized for social and behavior change communication."

Connecting Refugees
September 22, 2016

Connecting Refugees

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"The digital revolution is transforming the world but refugees are being left behind. Today, almost 65 million forcibly displaced refugees and internally displaced persons are living without reliable internet and mobile connectivity." This ...

Changing perspective - the power of vertical video
September 21, 2016

Changing perspective - the power of vertical video

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Author: Tom Hannen, September 21 2016 - I was watching my one-year-old son playing on a beach in Turkey when the terrible photo of Aylan Kurdi lying motionless on a beach further along the coast appeared on social media. I will never forget the ...

Leveraging Mobile Network Big Data for Developmental Policy: Research papers from the project
September 19, 2016

Leveraging Mobile Network Big Data for Developmental Policy: Research papers ...

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"Many developing countries lack the capacity and resources to collect and analyze data for evidence-based policy-making. Is big data, which involves large and complex data sets, an opportunity to meet this challenge? Or will it become difficult ...

Toward a Networked Economy in Myanmar
September 16, 2016

Toward a Networked Economy in Myanmar

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Funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), this research project is an effort to help Myanmar (Burma) transition to an inclusive, networked economy that advances its social and economic goals, giving citizens access to ...

Mobile Phones, Internet, and Gender in Myanmar
September 15, 2016

Mobile Phones, Internet, and Gender in Myanmar

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This report is the result of research conducted by LIRNEasia and GSMA's Connected Women programme focusing on women's access to and use of mobile phones in Myanmar, where 40% of the population aged 15-65 owned a mobile phone and 30% of the ...

Information Networks and Social Inclusion in Latin America
September 15, 2016

Information Networks and Social Inclusion in Latin America

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Rapid changes in information networks throughout Latin America may provide new opportunities to address inequalities in the region. With International Development Research Centre (IDRC) support, the Diálogo Regional sobre Sociedad de la ...

Catalyzing Broadband Internet in Africa - Ensuring Economic and Social Inclusion
September 15, 2016

Catalyzing Broadband Internet in Africa - Ensuring Economic and Social Inclusion

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"Broadband Internet creates an environment that spurs business growth, nurtures science and innovation, and empowers people." This project aims to inform policies in Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria that help marginalised groups in Africa, such ...

Communicating with Communities (CwC) during Post-Disaster Reconstruction: An Initial Analysis
September 14, 2016

Communicating with Communities (CwC) during Post-Disaster Reconstruction: An ...

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"International organisations have acknowledged that providing information to and communicating with communities affected by disasters should be considered as an integral part of the humanitarian aid. Yet little is known on the information and ...

Guidelines for Reporting of Health Interventions Using Mobile Phones: Mobile Health (mHealth) Evidence Reporting and Assessment (mERA) Checklist
September 13, 2016

Guidelines for Reporting of Health Interventions Using Mobile Phones: Mobile ...

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"Adoption of the mERA checklist by journal editors and authors in a standardised manner is anticipated to improve the transparency and rigour in reporting, while highlighting issues of bias and generalisability, and ultimately temper criticisms ...

Stand up and be heard
September 8, 2016

Stand up and be heard

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Author: Jackie Christie, September 8 2016 - Bribing people for their vote is common in Kenya – and young people are especially vulnerable. Jackie Christie explains how a new radio show is helping young people learn more about politics. It was a ...

New Phone Tool in South Africa Helps Groups Mobilise around Important Issues, from Burial Societies to Protest Groups
September 8, 2016

New Phone Tool in South Africa Helps Groups Mobilise around Important ...

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Author Julie Taylor, September 8 2016: Grassroot is a free mobile phone tool that helps groups of people in South Africa interact and exchange information, ranging from small social groups to massive community organisations. Grassroot allows ...

Online Platform in Uganda Allows People to Anonymously Report Poor Service Delivery and Corruption in their Community
September 7, 2016

Online Platform in Uganda Allows People to Anonymously Report Poor Service ...

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Author Julie Taylor, September 8 2016 -  In recent decades, Uganda has made various efforts to establish systems to fight corruption, including a strong legal framework, but actual implementation of corruption prevention has been weak. “In ...

Tools of the Trade: Children's Rights and Internet
September 7, 2016

Tools of the Trade: Children's Rights and Internet

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"The Internet offers access to education, information and play, but with children aged 10 years or younger accounting for 80 per cent of all child online exploitation victims, more needs to be done to protect children online." Launched by the ...

Calling All Producers: Creating Media for Hispanic-Latino Families
September 7, 2016

Calling All Producers: Creating Media for Hispanic-Latino Families

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"Read on for tips to help ensure your products are inclusive, relevant, and thoughtfully distributed for Hispanic-Latino families in the United States." Developed for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center's Aprendiendo Juntos (Learning Together) Council ...

Voice & Matter - Communication, Development and the Cultural Return
September 7, 2016

Voice & Matter - Communication, Development and the Cultural Return

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This book contains a collection of articles by renowned academics in the field of communication, cultural, and development studies. The collections seeks to “reinstate the centrality and urgency of Communication for Development as an area of ...

Towards A Safer City: Sexual Harassment in Greater Cairo: Effectiveness of Crowdsourced Data
September 6, 2016

Towards A Safer City: Sexual Harassment in Greater Cairo: Effectiveness of ...

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"Sexual harassment is underreported all over the globe. Stigma and shame prevent many targets of sexual harassment from talking about or reporting these crimes. New technologies and social media platforms open up possibilities to overcome some of ...

Namma Vaani
August 30, 2016

Namma Vaani

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Namma Vaani is a social networking platform designed to empower the disability community in Karnataka, India. Created by EnAble India, Namma Vaani is a channel to build a community of people with disabilities whom they help place in companies, to ...

Design Lessons from Creating a Mobile-based Community Media Platform in Rural India
August 30, 2016

Design Lessons from Creating a Mobile-based Community Media Platform in ...

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"It is well known that technology based interventions targeted towards development need to look beyond technology to be successful - cultural nuances, capability and intentions of the people, institutional linkages, financial sustainability, etc ...

Interventions to Improve HPV Vaccine Uptake: A Systematic Review
August 30, 2016

Interventions to Improve HPV Vaccine Uptake: A Systematic Review

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"Multiple interventions to address poor vaccination rates have increased knowledge of HPV-related diseases and the HPVV....Although vaccination intent was increased, it was neither sustained nor translated into vaccination behavior. Furthermore, ...

Kahi Ankahi Baatein (KAB) [Speaking the Unsaid]
August 30, 2016

Kahi Ankahi Baatein (KAB) [Speaking the Unsaid]

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In a country where young people constitute about 22.8% of the population, the New Delhi, India-based human rights organisation CREA (Creating Resources for Empowerment and Action) observed that there exist very few resources that provide ...

Making All Voices Count
August 30, 2016

Making All Voices Count

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Making All Voices Count is an international initiative that supports effective and accountable governance in 12 countries in Africa and Asia. The initiative brings together actors from government, civil society, academia, and the technology ...

Who to follow on Twitter if you're interested in international development, media and communication
August 25, 2016

Who to follow on Twitter if you're interested in international development, ...

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Author: Melanie Archer, August 25 2016 - A list of Twitter accounts covering governance, health and humanitarian affairs that are well worth following. August is a time for recharging on holiday, resurrecting neglected projects and… refreshing ...

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