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Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (ViVI)
May 11, 2017

Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (ViVI)

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ViVI was founded in 2008 in Vienna, Austria, as an international think tank aiming to promote evidence-based vaccine safety research and communication, and has since been registered as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO). ViVI ...

Strengthening CORE Group Polio Project Impact: Community-Based Surveillance Activities  in South Sudan - 2017 Annual Report, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
February 23, 2018

Strengthening CORE Group Polio Project Impact: Community-Based Surveillance ...

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This is an annual report on the work of the CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP) in South Sudan. CGPP is a multi-country, multi-partner initiative providing support to strengthen host country efforts to eradicate polio. The Secretariat team ...

CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP) Polio Eradication Toolkit
February 22, 2018

CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP) Polio Eradication Toolkit

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This toolkit catalogs many of the materials created and used by each CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP) country: Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan. CGPP is a multi-country, multi-partner initiative providing financial support ...

A Design Thinking Approach to Effective Vaccine Safety Communication
February 21, 2018

A Design Thinking Approach to Effective Vaccine Safety Communication

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"The highly complex and controversial topic of vaccine safety communication warrants innovative, user-centered solutions that would start with gaining mutual respect while taking into account the needs, concerns and underlying motives of ...

Faking It: Fake News and How It Impacts on the Charity Sector
February 20, 2018

Faking It: Fake News and How It Impacts on the Charity Sector

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"NGOs have become accustomed to addressing the criticisms and misrepresentations of some parts of the mainstream media, but the speed, reach and toxicity of the methods used to spread false information on social media are in another league. ...

Behavior Change Communication Activities Improve Infant and Young Child Nutrition Knowledge and Practice of Neighboring Non-Participants in a Cluster-Randomized Trial in Rural Bangladesh
February 20, 2018

Behavior Change Communication Activities Improve Infant and Young Child ...

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"Studies of nutrition BCC that do not account for information spillovers to non-participants may underestimate its benefits in terms of IYCN knowledge and practice."

Women making history in Nepal - the story of Sajha Sawal
February 20, 2018

Women making history in Nepal - the story of Sajha Sawal

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Author: BBC Media Action's Pratibha Tuladhar, originally posted February 19 2018 - As Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) takes a break, we revisit the questions and answers that changed lives - and the evolution of the most-watched debate show in ...

Every Newborn: An Advocacy Toolkit and Guidance Manual for Ending Preventable Deaths
February 16, 2018

Every Newborn: An Advocacy Toolkit and Guidance Manual for Ending ...

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"You may be acting as a lone crusader or as part of a larger advocacy effort. Either way, you share an objective with all other advocates: to have your story move audiences from apathy to empathy to action." Offered by Every Newborn, this guide ...

Video First: Making an Impact
February 16, 2018

Video First: Making an Impact

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"In order to post videos successfully online you have to know how to play by their rules, and how to deliver what people want to watch and how to encourage them to share." The practice of watching video online has increased exponentially, much ...

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play
February 15, 2018

Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play

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"Australia’s first International Cyber Engagement Strategy lays out three simple... goals to harness the opportunities of the digital age and accelerate sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific..." From the Institute of Development Studies ...

Nutrition Behaviour Change Communication Causes Sustained Effects on IYCN Knowledge in Two Cluster-Randomised Trials in Bangladesh
February 15, 2018

Nutrition Behaviour Change Communication Causes Sustained Effects on IYCN ...

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"Impacts of BCC programmes may be underestimated if persistence of effects is unaccounted for." This paper assesses the effect of nutrition-sensitive social protection interventions on infant and young child nutrition (IYCN) knowledge in rural ...

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts
February 14, 2018

The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts

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"This report addresses the future of basic education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) use in deprived locations, and the use of ICTs in primary school learning in 2020 and 2025, especially in deprived contexts." This report from ...

Evaluation and Communication in Practice: Website and e-Guide
February 14, 2018

Evaluation and Communication in Practice: Website and e-Guide

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"Designing evaluation and communication strategies together creates a learning space that enables projects to be clear on their goals and strategies." DECI-2: Developing Evaluation and Communication Capacity in Information Society Research is a ...

Style Guide for Reporting on Indigenous People
February 13, 2018

Style Guide for Reporting on Indigenous People

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"Media plays a key role in educating the public on Indigenous communities. It could start with describing the communities in a fair, accurate and respectful way." - JHR Indigenous Reporters Program manager Lenny Carpenter Produced in ...

Understanding Activism: How International NGOs, Foundations and Others Can Provide Better Support to Social Movements
February 12, 2018

Understanding Activism: How International NGOs, Foundations and Others Can ...

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"The most significant and consistent theme of this research is that trust, respect, and collaboration make the most difference in terms of what activists and outside actors can achieve together."

Learning from Polio Eradication: Community Involvement in Reaching Under-Immunized in Northern Nigeria
February 9, 2018

Learning from Polio Eradication: Community Involvement in Reaching ...

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This presentation explores the role of community involvement in reaching the under-immunised in northern Nigeria, which at the time of writing was a polio-endemic country. Featuring slides from the Nigeria National Primary Health Care Development ...

DFID's "transparency revolution" is welcome - but supporting independent media is urgent and challenging
February 9, 2018

DFID's "transparency revolution" is welcome - but supporting independent ...

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Author: BBC Media Action's James Deane, originally posted on February 7 2018 - The UK Department for International Development's commitment to undertake a "transparency revolution" is welcome. Their new strategy outlined yesterday Open Aid, Open ...

Measurement of Social Norms Affecting Modern Contraceptive Use: A Literature Review
February 9, 2018

Measurement of Social Norms Affecting Modern Contraceptive Use: A Literature ...

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"In 2017, as part of the USAID-funded Passages Project, we set out to systematically assess what empirical evidence exists around the relationship between social norms and use of modern family planning methods. The results are detailed in, ...

Use of Social and Behavioral Research and Data in Immunization
February 9, 2018

Use of Social and Behavioral Research and Data in Immunization

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In this presentation, Lora Shimp, Senior Immunization Technical Officer and Technical Lead at John Snow, Inc. (JSI), provides examples of the use of social and behavioural research and data in immunisation. She begins by asking, What works in ...

Challenges and threats for Spanish cybersecurity (II)
February 8, 2018

Challenges and threats for Spanish cybersecurity (II)

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Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 6 2018 - Along with the advance in digital matters, new challenges and risks for the Information Society appear in Spain. This was expressed by José María Sanz-Magallón, director of ...

Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents
February 8, 2018

Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Adolescents

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"Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, neurological, social, and sexual development marked by the growing significance of peer networks, individual behavioral choices, and increased risk-taking behavior. It is also a pivotal period for the ...

My Village My Home (MVMH) in Malawi
February 8, 2018

My Village My Home (MVMH) in Malawi

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"The level of vaccination coverage in a given community depends on both service factors and the degree to which the public understands and trusts immunization services." - Michael Favin and Asnakew Tsega

Girls' Rights Are Human Rights: An In-Depth Study of the Status of Girls in the International Human Rights Framework
February 8, 2018

Girls' Rights Are Human Rights: An In-Depth Study of the Status of Girls in ...

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"Plan International is rallying those in power, civil society organisations, and young activists - especially girls - to join the movement for girls' rights." From Plan International, this report is an in-depth study into the status of girls in ...

Two-Way Radio: Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning Immunisation
February 7, 2018

Two-Way Radio: Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Concerning Immunisation

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Prepared by Africa's Voices Foundation (AVF) for the Health section at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Somalia, this report shares findings from interactive radio programmes on immunisation that aired during October 2016. As part of a ...

Smart Service Provider's Guide to ICT and Sex Work
February 6, 2018

Smart Service Provider's Guide to ICT and Sex Work

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From the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), this a resource for service providers who want to better understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) have impacted sex workers and the prevention of HIV. The guide reviews ...

Using Farming Families' Perspectives to Inform Recommended Priority Practices
February 6, 2018

Using Farming Families' Perspectives to Inform Recommended Priority Practices

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"Regardless of specific practices being promoted, UPAVAN videos should model good decision-making and positive communication styles. Additional opportunities to help farming families build communication, planning, and joint decision-making skills ...

mHealth Data Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality
February 5, 2018

mHealth Data Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality

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From MEASURE Evaluation, these two documents - (i) mHealth data security, privacy, and confidentiality guidelines and (ii) an accompanying checklist - have been created in response to the recognition that, as healthcare organisations turn to ...

A Design Experiment: Imagining Alternative Humanitarian Action
February 5, 2018

A Design Experiment: Imagining Alternative Humanitarian Action

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"What would humanitarian action look like if it were re-imagined based on lived, human experiences? The primary aim for our design consultations was to explore just that."

Happy New Year: The SDGs and BIG IDEAS
February 3, 2018

Happy New Year: The SDGs and BIG IDEAS

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Author: Warren Feek, originally posted January 9 2018 - Happy New Year: Do the SDGs need some Big Ideas? Hi and welcome to 2018 by the Gregorian calendar! 2017 has left the room. Happy New Year. Many thanks for joining and engaging with The ...

Ending the Gender Digital Divide in Myanmar: A Problem-Driven Political Economy Assessment
February 2, 2018

Ending the Gender Digital Divide in Myanmar: A Problem-Driven Political ...

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"[I]t [is] imperative to improve understanding of how ICTs are becoming yet another barrier, enforced through policies, practices, and norms, that limits women's and girls' agency and voice." In Myanmar, women are 28% less likely than men to own ...

Redraw Misogyny to change society's narrative
February 2, 2018

Redraw Misogyny to change society's narrative

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Author: Purva Khetrapal, February 3 2018 - Working in the communication team of a human rights organization, it always disappointed us how stories of gender-based violence are reported in media. While sensitization of journalists towards issues ...

Addressing Stigma and Gender-Based Violence to Improve HIV Service Delivery to Key Populations: Findings From a Rapid Assessment
February 1, 2018

Addressing Stigma and Gender-Based Violence to Improve HIV Service Delivery ...

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"In Guyana, there is concern that KPs [key populations] are not being adequately reached with [HIV prevention and treatment] services and that insufficient frameworks, policies, and regulations are contributing to the marginalization of those at ...

BRAC Road Safety Programme
February 1, 2018

BRAC Road Safety Programme

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Road traffic injuries are estimated to be the eighth leading cause of death globally and the leading cause of death for young people aged 15-29. In Bangladesh, the non-governmental organisation (NGO) BRAC initiated its Road Safety Programme in ...

Indian draft SDG 5 indicators when compared to global ones: One step forward and two steps backward?
February 1, 2018

Indian draft SDG 5 indicators when compared to global ones: One step forward ...

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Author: Ranjani K Murthy, February 1 2018 - After framing of global SDGs, many countries have begun to frame country specific ones. India was not one to be left behind, and it has drafted a document “SDG Targets and Proposed Draft National ...

A Guide to the Science of Climate Change Communication
February 1, 2018

A Guide to the Science of Climate Change Communication

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This online resource is a workshop with information and practical exercises that are designed to enhance understanding of the science of climate change communication and to give participants confidence to apply this knowledge in practice with ...

Diva Centres and Divine Divas
February 1, 2018

Diva Centres and Divine Divas

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In Zambia, IDEO.org partnered with Marie Stopes International and the Hewlett Foundation to design the Diva Centres - a multi-touchpoint service that helps adolescent girls in urban Lusaka access the contraception they need to take control of ...

The Effect of Civic Leadership Training on Citizen Engagement and Government Responsiveness: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines
January 31, 2018

The Effect of Civic Leadership Training on Citizen Engagement and Government ...

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"What are the effects of providing civic leadership training to community leaders from marginalised groups? Can it lead to increased participation by new leaders in local government processes, and increased government responsiveness to the needs ...

Technology to Monitor and Share Information on Rainforests and Forest People's Rights: Primer
January 31, 2018

Technology to Monitor and Share Information on Rainforests and Forest ...

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"Technology is never a magic bullet and rarely a quick fix. No tool can replace the need for strong relationships with communities, based on trust and knowledge of local context." This is an introduction (or primer) for using technology to ...

Gender and Adolescence: Why Understanding Adolescent Capabilities, Change Strategies and Contexts Matters
January 30, 2018

Gender and Adolescence: Why Understanding Adolescent Capabilities, Change ...

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Adolescent transitions shape both girls' and boys' lives, but often in highly gendered ways. Advancing understanding of these gendered dimensions of adolescent experiences is a core aim of Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), a ...

Vaccine Indicator and Reminder (VIR) Band Initiative
January 30, 2018

Vaccine Indicator and Reminder (VIR) Band Initiative

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Conceptualised by a physician and public health practitioner from Pakistan, the VIR band is a low-cost device that reminds parents when it is time to vaccinate their newborn children. Constructed with a built-in "timestrip" indicator and secured ...

Increasing Male Engagement in the HIV Response - Promising Practices in Eastern and Southern Africa
January 30, 2018

Increasing Male Engagement in the HIV Response - Promising Practices in ...

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"As Eastern and Southern African countries heed the call to implement programmes aimed at engaging men and adolescent boys in the HIV response, it is invaluable to be able to refer to strategies and programmes already being implemented within the ...

Increasing Citizen Voice and Government Responsiveness: What Does Success Really Look Like, and Who Decides?
January 29, 2018

Increasing Citizen Voice and Government Responsiveness: What Does Success ...

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"[D]o the key elements for change come from the processes of participation generated by the use of ICTs? Or do they lie as preconditions that must already be in place, arising from other political dynamics and not connected to the ICT-enabled ...

Facilitator's Guide for Introducing Human-Centered Design
January 29, 2018

Facilitator's Guide for Introducing Human-Centered Design

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This step-by-step guide from Ideo.org is designed to be used by people who have some understanding of human-centred design (HCD) and want to introduce others to this creative approach to problem solving in a hands-on way. The materials in this ...

Assessing Conflict Drivers and Re-Framing Radicalization in Northern Nigeria: Formative Research Report for the Farar Tattabara ("White Dove") Radio Project
January 26, 2018

Assessing Conflict Drivers and Re-Framing Radicalization in Northern ...

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"In late 2016, Equal Access [EA] launched a new CVE (countering violent extremism) radio project in northern Nigeria. In order to better understand evolving conflict dynamics, [Equal Access-Nigeria] conducted formative research across northern ...

The Missing Target: Changing Beliefs and Behaviours to Deliver Gender Equality
January 26, 2018

The Missing Target: Changing Beliefs and Behaviours to Deliver Gender Equality

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"Discriminatory gender norms can be challenged, power imbalances between women and men can be changed, but they must be confronted before young women arrive in the workplace because they start at home, continue at school and pervade every area of ...

The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design
January 26, 2018

The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design

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"There's no better way to understand the hopes, desires, and aspirations of those you're designing for than by talking with them directly." From the nonprofit design organisation IDEO.org, this resource shares the practice and promise of ...

Académie de l’Artisanat -  Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their Reproductive Future and Their Financial Life
January 26, 2018

Académie de l’Artisanat - Helping Girls in Benin Take Control of their ...

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“As designers, we do research to get inspired. When we begin a project, we immerse ourselves in the lives of the people we’re designing for.”

Poverty, Voice and Advocacy: A Haitian Study
January 25, 2018

Poverty, Voice and Advocacy: A Haitian Study

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"[H]ow do successful innovations get taken up by policy processes? And how to give voice to those with direct experience or connection to the issues at hand in the process?" The product of a 12-month action research project by the Haitian ...

Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar
January 25, 2018

Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar

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"It is imperative that efforts be undertaken to equip Myanmar's citizenry, especially women, with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and other abilities to shape a democratic, trustworthy, and vibrant local information society."

Communication, Social Movements, and Collective Action: Special Section, Journal of Communication
January 25, 2018

Communication, Social Movements, and Collective Action: Special Section, ...

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"What actors drive processes of collective action? What are the communication features of their interventions? What type of social change processes do they enhance? What evidence demonstrates the impact of collective action processes? What ...

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