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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 ...

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 ...

Project-Based Learning
July 11, 2016

Project-Based Learning

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In many instances, a social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) project is asked to design, implement, and evaluate SBCC projects in collaboration with local country-based partners. This collaborative implementation process offers ...

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..."

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Evaluation
June 27, 2016

Case Study: Peace Clubs - Participatory Video and Most Significant Change ...

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"Participatory Video (PV) was used in this context because it is an accessible, flexible medium of recording community stories of change. It can capture what surveys, questionnaires and bar charts fail to communicate: the human stories of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Words of Relief: Translators without Borders' Local Language Translation for Emergencies
June 14, 2016

Words of Relief: Translators without Borders' Local Language Translation for ...

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"Overall, the innovation process has been successful in creating enhanced learning and evidence around the importance of language translation in disaster response, and has succeeded in producing a measurably improved mode of communicating with ...

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 ...

The World Bank Live: A Model of Marketing Success, But Is It the Right Model?
June 2, 2016

The World Bank Live: A Model of Marketing Success, But Is It the Right Model?

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"With a stated mission to end poverty by 2030, the Bank should be motivated to rethink how it shares knowledge via webcasting and how it influences development outcomes via its online engagement."

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 ...

Mission Zika
May 27, 2016

Mission Zika

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"Our experience around the world shows that children can make a real difference as part of community engagement strategies to address public health issues. This campaign aims to reduce fear, counteract misinformation, and show positive actions ...

Girl Effect - Girl Safeguarding Policy: Digital Privacy, Security, Safety Principles and Guidelines
May 25, 2016

Girl Effect - Girl Safeguarding Policy: Digital Privacy, Security, Safety ...

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Developed as part of the Girl Effect programme, this set of guidelines was produced to provide staff and partners with guidance on how all programme actions will protect girls who are using the digital tools that they create and/or promote. The ...

Girl Rising
May 20, 2016

Girl Rising

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"To me the common thread for the girls in the film, was that they each believed (against all evidence) that they deserved more. They just had a deep sense of their own power and potential. For many of the girls we profiled, they often found an ...

Child-Centred Climate Resilience: Case Studies from the Philippines and Vietnam
May 19, 2016

Child-Centred Climate Resilience: Case Studies from the Philippines and Vietnam

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"Including the voices of children is not just about including their views on certain topics. It is about creating a favourable environment that actively promotes their participation throughout the process, as well as engaging adults." This ...

The Habitual Brain:  Advances in Creating Disruptive and Sticky Behavior - SBCC Summit 2016 Keynote Speech
May 18, 2016

The Habitual Brain: Advances in Creating Disruptive and Sticky Behavior - ...

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“I'm going to talk about the science of habit and what it can tell us about human behaviour....” This Keynote Speech by David T. Neal was presented at the First International SBCC (Social and Behaviour Change Communication) Summit in February ...

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 ...

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration
May 16, 2016

Impact of Communication Campaigns to Deter Irregular Migration

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"Understanding the decisions to leave is a key part of the success of communication campaigns to deter irregular migration. However there is very little evidence on the impact and effectiveness of these campaigns and anecdotal evidence suggests ...

Gender Bias Without Borders: An Investigation of Female Characters in Popular Films Across 11 Countries
May 11, 2016

Gender Bias Without Borders: An Investigation of Female Characters in ...

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"Twenty years ago, 189 Governments adopted the Beijing Platform for Action, the international roadmap for gender equality, which called on media to avoid stereotypical and degrading depictions of women. Two decades on, this study is a wake-up ...

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family Planning in Pakistan
May 10, 2016

Engaging the Missing Link: Evidence from FALAH for Involving Men in Family ...

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"When they are directly and effectively engaged, Pakistani men are ready to participate and share responsibility in family planning." Results from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Family Advancement for Life ...

Close the Immunization Gap
May 3, 2016

Close the Immunization Gap

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"No child should be denied the right to immunization for unfair reasons, including economic or social causes. All barriers must be overcome." - Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General Launched during World Immunization Week 2015, this multiyear ...

Radio Saathi App
May 2, 2016

Radio Saathi App

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"We understood from the very onset that the role of the CR community in the creation of such a learning tool was pivotal..." The Radio Saathi app is an Android mobile application for multimedia-based training for individuals in India who are ...

Le We Tap Ebola (Let Us Stop Ebola)
April 27, 2016

Le We Tap Ebola (Let Us Stop Ebola)

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"In order to get to zero Ebola cases, we must all work together. Every Sierra Leonean must take responsibility to ensure that our families, our communities, and our country will end Ebola." "Le We Tap Ebola", meaning "Let Us Stop Ebola", is a ...

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and Evaluation for an Emerging Field
April 26, 2016

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and ...

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"More effective instruments are needed that perform the difficult task of re-connecting broken communities, informing citizens and involving them in processes of reconstruction, and enabling all groups in civil society to have a voice in the ...

Delaying Child Marriage through Community-Based Skills-Development Programs for Girls: Results from a Randomized Controlled Study in Rural Bangladesh
April 26, 2016

Delaying Child Marriage through Community-Based Skills-Development Programs ...

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"BALIKA results show that programs that educate girls, build their skills for modern livelihoods and engage their communities can reduce the likelihood of child marriage by one-third and produce better health, educational and social outcomes for ...

Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income, and Knowledge for Adolescents (BALIKA)
April 26, 2016

Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income, and Knowledge for ...

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"As an intervention research initiative we chose to offer a package of activities that included the engagement of key actors and mentors from the community and active engagement of a research process to ensure that the effort produced rigorous ...

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in Medellin, Colombia
April 21, 2016

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in ...

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"Neighborhood-level interventions provide an opportunity to better understand the impact that neighborhoods have on health." This research was done in Medellín, Colombia, to access the effects of transit-oriented development and municipal ...

Report on the Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group for the Eradication of Poliomyelitis in Afghanistan [January 2016]
April 21, 2016

Report on the Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group for the Eradication of ...

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"The TAG acknowledges the increased focus on household and community engagement approaches to build further trust as an important and necessary addition to mass media activities. However, more emphasis must now be placed on expanding this work ...

From Access to Inclusion: Educating Clients
April 13, 2016

From Access to Inclusion: Educating Clients

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"...using media and audiovisual campaigns is a powerful channel in reaching to un- and underbanked populations and providing low-income women with relevant financial education messages that will help them make full use of the financial products ...

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit
March 31, 2016

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit

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"By integrating gender into your SBCC strategy, you can make health messages more effective, stimulate equity in gender roles, and improve health outcomes. Since the roles and power relations between men and women affect how an activity is ...

Universe Within: Digital Lives in the Global Highrise
March 16, 2016

Universe Within: Digital Lives in the Global Highrise

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"Never in history have we humans been so networked and migratory, yet so segregated within our own cities and apartment buildings. Through our communications devices, we feel closer to people halfway around the world than to the person only a few ...

Impact Data - Alive & Thrive (A&T) in Ethiopia
March 10, 2016

Impact Data - Alive & Thrive (A&T) in Ethiopia

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"Results indicate that the more ways mothers were exposed to feeding messages - through home visits, village gatherings, and radio spots - the more likely they were to sustain changes in feeding practices."

Comics Uniting Nations
March 9, 2016

Comics Uniting Nations

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Comics Uniting Nations is a partnership of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), PCI Media Impact, and Reading with Pictures which seeks to communicate information about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) using comics. The ...

World Malaria Day Photo Contest "End Malaria For Good"
March 9, 2016

World Malaria Day Photo Contest "End Malaria For Good"

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Ahead of this year's World Malaria Day on April 25 2016, the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) is looking for photos that support the theme of "End Malaria For Good," to showcase stories of efforts to reduce malaria illness and death around ...

Contributions of Latin American Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health Communication
February 22, 2016

Contributions of Latin American Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health ...

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“The Latin American theoretical tradition provides insights into self-determination, local ownership and empowerment as central to the “praxis” in communication with participants actively involved in the process of change and transformation.” ...

Contributions of Western Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health Communication
February 22, 2016

Contributions of Western Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health Communication

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“Modern Western communication research '...is about effects. It could have been otherwise - consider the study of art, for example - but it is not'(Katz, 2001). Often this is a fruitful line of thinking that produces useful solutions to immediate ...

Local Perspectives on Climate Change: Participatory Video in Somotillo, Nicaragua
February 8, 2016

Local Perspectives on Climate Change: Participatory Video in Somotillo, ...

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Participatory video (PV) is a methodology premised on particular attitudes and behaviours that value collective and consensual decision-making and equalised power relations, seeking local solutions to local problems through coming together, ...

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh
February 4, 2016

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh

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"What behavior will you promote? What key factors will you address to motivate people?"

Community Video for Nutrition Guide
February 2, 2016

Community Video for Nutrition Guide

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"SPRING and DG see this community-led video approach, with videos created by the community for the community, as a revolutionary tool for nutrition and health behavior change which blends innovative, low-cost, accessible technology with the ...

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in Odisha, India
February 2, 2016

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young ...

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In October 2012, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project began a collaboration with Digital Green (DG) and the Voluntary Association for Rural Reconstruction and Appropriate Technology ...

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding
January 27, 2016

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding

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"Several recent projects have implemented innovative methods to reach fathers in culturally appropriate ways that both respect and challenge traditional gender roles. Initial results suggest that fathers' potential contributions to child health ...

Improving Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition and Hygiene through Community Videos in Niger
January 19, 2016

Improving Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition and Hygiene through ...

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Since 2012, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) Project and Digital Green have collaborated to produce a series of videos to encourage better maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) ...

Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change: A Guide for Facilitators
January 15, 2016

Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change: A Guide for Facilitators

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This toolkit is designed to support users in planning and carrying out evaluations using Participatory Video (PV) with the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique (PVMSC). According to the guide, this is "a participatory approach to monitoring, ...

World's Largest Lesson
January 5, 2016

World's Largest Lesson

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"If every school in the world teaches children about these goals, we will help them become the generation that changed the world." Through its various entertaining yet educational resources and activities, this collaborative education project is ...

HIV and AIDS: A global health success story?
December 3, 2015

HIV and AIDS: A global health success story?

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Author: BBC Media Action's Sophia Wilkinson, December 3 2015 - December 1st is World AIDS Day (WAD), a time when people across the globe wear their red ribbons to raise awareness about HIV and for people to show their solidarity with and support ...

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV Behaviour Change for Adolescents in Africa
November 23, 2015

MTV Shuga - A Multi-platform Communication Initiative Achieving HIV ...

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"MTV Shuga is a ground-breaking TV show that portrays the lives and loves of a group of young people.

Myanmar elections: using media to inform and empower
November 13, 2015

Myanmar elections: using media to inform and empower

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Authors: BBC Media Action's Phyo Wai Lin and Su Myat Mon, November 13 2015 -  "In our state, the children in grade two [age 7] cannot even read Burmese. Why is that?" On Saturday 12 September, an 18-year-old woman from Kachin in northern ...

Integrating Family Planning and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services
November 2, 2015

Integrating Family Planning and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services

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This  cumulative resource, open to reader contributions, is intended for those who are integrating family planning with maternal, newborn, and child health services throughout the life cycle. The website includes sections entitled: Overview ...

Reporters on the Borders Network
October 29, 2015

Reporters on the Borders Network

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Running from 2014 to 2016, the Reporters on the Borders Network project is designed to create a network of African journalists who specialise in migration issues (both professional and citizen journalists) and collaborate across the borders of ...

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