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Kate Wedgwood - Country Director, Girl Hub Rwanda - DFID Girl Summit 2014

Kate Wedgwood - Country Director, Girl Hub Rwanda - DFID Girl Summit 2014
"We've taken the positive aspects of Rwanda culture and reframed them to address the girls' needs and unique challenges." Kate Wedgwood Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Brands, Media and Communications: Powerful Tools to Shift Social ...
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Poonam Muttreja - Executive Director, Population Foundation of India - DFID ...

Poonam Muttreja - Executive Director, Population Foundation of India - DFID Girl Summit 2014
"Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon - I, A Woman, Can Achieve Anything is a multi-media initiative which aims to enhance knowledge and change perceptions and attitudes on women’s empowerment, family planning and the social determinants of reproductive ...
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Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign

Moyo ndi Mpamba Health Campaign
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 radio drama, which encourages listeners to interact with ...
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Kecia Bertermann - Monitoring & Learning Director, Girl Hub - DFID Girl ...

Kecia Bertermann - Monitoring & Learning Director, Girl Hub - DFID Girl Summit 2014
"As you can imagine, conducting research with young girls is very challenging. They might be shy and reluctant to speak and to share their stories and their experiences." Kecia Bertermann  Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - ...
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ICTs for Agricultural Development: Unlocking the Potential

ICTs for Agricultural Development: Unlocking the Potential
Author: Lilian Kiefer, August 31 2015 - The advancement of digital technology and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) presents an untapped opportunity to propel Zambia towards sustainable development and poverty eradication.
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Khushi Baby

Khushi Baby
Developed to address the challenge rural clinicians and parents face in documenting children's vaccination records, Khushi Baby stores children's medical history in a digital necklace. The form of a necklace was selected after talking to hundreds ...
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Radio and WhatsApp: shining a light on early marriage in Sierra Leone

Radio and WhatsApp: shining a light on early marriage in Sierra Leone
Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, July 29 2015 - Skipping home from school one day, a 10 year old girl named Mariama found her dad in an unusually happy mood. Ushering her inside, he ordered her to remove her school uniform and change into plain ...
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mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth

mCenas! SMS Client Education among Youth
"mCenas! engaged young people aged 15-24 with an SMS-based role model story, in which characters were shown overcoming common barriers to contraceptive use faced by youth."  
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Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents

Wazazi Nipendeni - Love Me, Parents
"Wazazi Nipendeni (Love me, Parents) is a national safe motherhood social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaign that aims to encourage Tanzanian women and their partners to take steps for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery."
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Communication and Social Mobilization in Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaigns

Communication and Social Mobilization in Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaigns
"Effective communication techniques - in the form of advocacy, social mobilization, and social and behavioral change - are key to a successful mass vaccination campaign. At a minimum, the Yellow Fever Initiative recommended that certain specific ...
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Getting our mojo back with MOELJO

Getting our mojo back with MOELJO
Author: Clare Lyons, July 22 2015 - One good thing that came from an unsuccessful grant application last year was the seed of an idea for what became our MOELJO course (mobile phone skills and election reporting for journalists).
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Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their ...

Our Time To Be Heard: Stories Giving Voice to Young People and Their Experience of HIV
"Don't take the place of adolescents and young people in decision-making, but listen to us and support us, and together we will end AIDS." - Cédric Nininahazwe, executive director of the Burundian National Network of young people living with HIV
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Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Poliomyelitis ...

Summary Report on the Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Poliomyelitis Eradication for Afghanistan
"While the [polio eradication] programme has gained information as to why these children have remained unvaccinated, it has yet to fully elaborate on how it will address the causes of persistently missed children, and thus reduce their numbers to ...
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Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond ...

Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond to Change and Cope with Emergencies
"At BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, we believe that media and communication can help people become more resilient and recover more swiftly from disaster."
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3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design

3 Ways To Create Buy-In for True Customer-Centric Design
Author: Elizabeth Drachman, June 23 2015 - The “Customer Centric Design for Ag Programs” breakout session at this year’s ICTforAg conference sounded like a simple one. We design programs to help farmers – of course they should be ...
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Films for Syrian refugees: Do it Yourself, Do it Together

Films for Syrian refugees: Do it Yourself, Do it Together
Author: BBC Media Action blogger Maha Taki, June 22 2015 - An elderly man, one eye milky blue with age, peers into the camera. Immediately behind him lie neat rows of white tarpaulin shelters, walls flapping in the wind. "Each person builds his ...
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Little Children, Big Challenges (LCBC)

Little Children, Big Challenges (LCBC)
"Young children face new challenges at every age and stage - that's why it's so important to help them build the skills they need to become resilient. With self-confidence and the ability to express themselves, little ones will be able to handle ...
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Chapter 3: National Planning for CHW Programs

Chapter 3: National Planning for CHW Programs
Author: Dr. Ranu S. Dhillon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, June 16 2015 - The CHW Reference Guide was produced under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, the United States Agency for International ...
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Designing a Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy

Designing a Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy
"The planning steps included in this implementation kit provide guidance on how to develop a communication strategy for social and behavior change communication (SBCC).
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Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia
"...the widespread penetration and use of phones in Somalia meant that it was appropriate for reaching hard-to-reach communities and represented a relevant mechanism to deliver health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) information."
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Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families

Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families
"In this study, we look at media access among Hispanic-Latino families, children’s use of content that parents considered educational, parents’ perceptions of their child’ learning from educational media, parents' own use of technology for their ...
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Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making

Health Communication: Enabling Voluntary and Informed Decision-making
This High Impact Practices (HIP) Health Communication brief highlights practices in family planning (FP) communication gleaned from interventions that show strategies aimed to maximise FP investments. HIP briefs like this one are ...
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Can CHWs Address Access and Outcome Measurement Challenges in Surgical Care? ...

Can CHWs Address Access and Outcome Measurement Challenges in Surgical Care? Experience from Haiti
This article from CHW (Community Health Worker) Central describes efforts to increase access to surgical care in Haiti and across the globe. As stated by the author, Dr. Alexi Matousek, two main crises affecting surgery are: "lack of access to ...
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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 (communicating 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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ICT in the Classroom for Quality Education: Strengthening Learning and ...

ICT in the Classroom for Quality Education: Strengthening Learning and Teaching Methods in Under-resourced Schools in Developing Countries
"IICD believes that equipping teachers with pedagogical tools and access to information can bring about large-scale social changes in entire educational systems. Many of the gaps in education in developing countries can be bridged with the help ...
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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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Son de Tambora 312 - Infancia y Comunicación para el Cambio Social y de ...

De: La Iniciativa de Comunicación Comunicación y medios para el desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe 
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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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