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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 ...

Simple SIM Cards Provide Sexual Health and Safety for Sex Workers in Uganda
August 25, 2016

Simple SIM Cards Provide Sexual Health and Safety for Sex Workers in Uganda

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Author: Julie Taylor, August 25 2016 - New initiative by Lady Mermaid's Bureau fosters access to information and protects sex workers’ rights In Uganda, commercial sex work is illegal and perceived as immoral and socially unacceptable. As a ...

Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum
August 24, 2016

Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum

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"Mobile information literacy is necessary to help people learn how to find and evaluate the quality and credibility of information obtained online, understand how to create and share online information effectively, and participate safely and ...

The Potential and Limitations of Citizen Journalism Initiatives
August 12, 2016

The Potential and Limitations of Citizen Journalism Initiatives

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"CGNet Swara's failure to 'bridge' the citizen–professional divide and to position the experiment in terms of the larger public sphere suggests continuing challenges for citizen journalism, potentially undercutting confidence that it currently ...

Toms and Toilets
August 11, 2016

Toms and Toilets

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Author: Praekelt Foundation's Ambika Samarthya-Howard, August 11 2016 - The popular shoe brand Toms was founded in 2006 with the premise that for every pair of shoes you buy, they would give one to a needy person in the developing world. This ...

Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding - A Practice Note
August 10, 2016

Young People's Participation in Peacebuilding - A Practice Note

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"...a growing body of evidence suggests that young women and men can and do play active roles as agents of positive and constructive change. The recently adopted Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security marks the formal ...

This Is How We Stop Zika
August 5, 2016

This Is How We Stop Zika

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Carried out from July through September 2016 by RTI International, this research-based multimedia campaign aims at empowering pregnant women on how to prevent Zika virus transmission in Puerto Rico. The campaign, part of an effort with the ...

Integrity Idol
August 4, 2016

Integrity Idol

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"Integrity Idol is all about building a positive narrative. Instead of putting wrongdoers behind bars, it's about highlighting the good people. We really want to change the system through individuals, and inspire the younger generation to join ...

Curing Pilot-itis for mHealth
August 3, 2016

Curing Pilot-itis for mHealth

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Author: Praekelt Foundation's Ambika Samarthya-Howard, August 3 2016 -

The Measles Vaccination Narrative in Twitter: A Quantitative Analysis
August 2, 2016

The Measles Vaccination Narrative in Twitter: A Quantitative Analysis

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"[S]ocial media analysis [can] be invaluable for providing insights about how popular health narratives are being shaped, as a better understanding of public perception of health issues can lead to more effective communication strategies."

Understanding Immunisation Awareness and Sentiment Through Social and Mainstream Media
August 2, 2016

Understanding Immunisation Awareness and Sentiment Through Social and ...

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"As immunisation uptake is mediated by socio-cultural and political influences, locally appropriate communication responses are required to meet and sustain coverage goals." This brief describes a multi-country study by United Nations (UN) ...

Using Preference Parameter Estimates to Optimise Public Sector Wage Contracts
August 1, 2016

Using Preference Parameter Estimates to Optimise Public Sector Wage Contracts

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"Using smartphones to collect data on the performance of polio vaccination campaign workers is a cheap and reliable way to improve the existing monitoring activities. The use of geo stamped and time stamped data provides a good picture of the ...

Cell Coverage: Reaching Pakistan's Children with the Polio Vaccine
July 29, 2016

Cell Coverage: Reaching Pakistan's Children with the Polio Vaccine

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"With better knowledge of the reasons for resistance to polio vaccines in specific regions, Rotary has been able to adapt its existing strategies appropriately, such as engaging religious and community leaders to educate them about the importance ...

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 ...

HNI Madagascar: Information Via Mobile to Tackle Gender-based Violence
July 20, 2016

HNI Madagascar: Information Via Mobile to Tackle Gender-based Violence

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“The addition of gender content to the 3-2-1 Service is beginning to show evidence of positive social impacts for both male and female users and commercial benefits for Airtel.” This case study describes the 3-2-1 mobile-phone-based information ...

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 ...

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies
July 14, 2016

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing ...

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This book offers a selection of articles that look at the link between information and communication technology (ICT) and women’s empowerment, and how ICTs can facilitate the pursuit of a world that is grounded in social justice and ...

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 ...

Information and Communications Technologies: Engaging the Private Sector and Communities in HIV Programmes with Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men
June 28, 2016

Information and Communications Technologies: Engaging the Private Sector and ...

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"Discussions throughout the meeting highlighted how creating meaningful and effective partnerships among everyone involved in using ICT for the health and well-being of gay men and other men who have sex with men..."

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 ...

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