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Strengthening Learning and Knowledge Management: Review of WaterAid's Approach to Knowledge Management
March 24, 2017

Strengthening Learning and Knowledge Management: Review of WaterAid's ...

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"The key conclusion from the review is that behaviour change should be the target of activities aiming to improve learning, knowledge sharing, communication and information management." - Aditi Chandak, WaterAid's Knowledge and Learning Advisor

Guidebook for Online Facilitators: Sharing Experiences from Climate Change and Agriculture Communities of Practice
March 16, 2017

Guidebook for Online Facilitators: Sharing Experiences from Climate Change ...

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"The impacts of climate change have required wide scale adaptation, especially in sectors like agriculture directly impacted by weather and climatic conditions. Therefore there is a need to transform agriculture sectors quickly and efficiently. ...

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform
February 15, 2017

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development ...

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The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform is an online resource that aims to establish networks of social scientists who can rapidly provide insight and advice to emergency responses, with a focus on the ...

PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health) Project
February 10, 2017

PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and ...

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Implemented by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) starting in November 2015, the 5-year PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health) project focuses on ensuring that family planning and population ...

Responding to Global Change: A Theory of Change Approach to Making Agricultural Research for Development Outcome-Based
February 7, 2017

Responding to Global Change: A Theory of Change Approach to Making ...

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"Theory of change represents our best understanding of how engagement and learning can enable change as well as how progress towards outcomes might be measured."

Inoculating the Public against Misinformation about Climate Change
February 1, 2017

Inoculating the Public against Misinformation about Climate Change

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"Just as a small dose of vaccine activates the body's immune system to protect against an infectious disease, so message inoculation can help protect the mind against the effects of disinformation." This research investigated if and how public ...

Media Toolkit: Helping Journalists Get The Story - And Get It Right
February 1, 2017

Media Toolkit: Helping Journalists Get The Story - And Get It Right

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This interactive toolkit offers a detailed description of a journalism training project called Women’s Edition - a global journalism project and model designed to increase and strengthen reporting on population and reproductive health in Africa, ...

Dominant Visual Frames in Climate Change News Stories: Implications for Formative Evaluation in Climate Change Campaigns
January 25, 2017

Dominant Visual Frames in Climate Change News Stories: Implications for ...

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"Although images used in public communication are known to play an important role in the development of public awareness, knowledge, and attitudes, the understanding of appropriate and effective use of visual imagery in climate change ...

Klima 101: A Climate Change Guidebook for Philippine Journalists
January 24, 2017

Klima 101: A Climate Change Guidebook for Philippine Journalists

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"Aside from being a source of timely information and a vehicle of social engagement and mobilization, the media serve to amplify the voice of the people, articulating climate change issues and concerns that can help influence and mobilize ...

Filling Buckets, Fueling Change - Ensuring Gender-Responsive Climate Change Adaptation
January 20, 2017

Filling Buckets, Fueling Change - Ensuring Gender-Responsive Climate Change ...

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"With an explicit effort to address gender equality in the context of adaptation, the CCAF projects shifted the paradigm from focusing on women as vulnerable to directly empowering them as agents of change."

Space for Civil Society - How to Protect and Expand an Enabling Environment
January 19, 2017

Space for Civil Society - How to Protect and Expand an Enabling Environment

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"Drawing on the input of their members and partners in the field over the last few years, the faithbased networks, ACT Alliance and CIDSE, have been assessing political and social developments that have had an impact on the space for civil ...

BRACED Gender and Resilience Toolkit
February 14, 2017

BRACED Gender and Resilience Toolkit

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This toolkit consists of a set of three participatory tools that are designed to be used to ensure that programmes to build resilience and adaptation to climate extremes and disasters are taking gender issues into account. The activity tools - ...

Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Communications Toolkit
January 16, 2017

Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Communications Toolkit

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This toolkit provides National HydroMeteorological Services (NHMS), policymakers, and media and communications for development practitioners with the tools, resources, and templates necessary to design and implement an integrated communications ...

Faith & Climate Change: A Guide to Talking with the Five Major Faiths
December 13, 2016

Faith & Climate Change: A Guide to Talking with the Five Major Faiths

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"Faith shapes the values and behaviour of billions of people....For climate communicators both within and outside faith communities, there is a need to better understand the language that works when trying to lift up the desire for action from ...

Men, Masculinities & Climate Change
November 21, 2016

Men, Masculinities & Climate Change

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"...few studies look at the diverse and nuanced ways in which boys and men...impact and are impacted by climate change, including as heads of large corporate sector organizations that are the drivers of climate change, as energy consumers, as ...

What are the Barriers to Community Involvement in Local Level Disaster Preparedness Measures in Bangladesh?
November 17, 2016

What are the Barriers to Community Involvement in Local Level Disaster ...

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"Amrai Pari (Together We Can Do It)...a reality TV programme...visits communities in the areas of the country most susceptible to environmental hazards and challenges them to work together with their neighbours and local traders to make their ...

WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) Project
November 15, 2016

WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) Project

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WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) is a participatory research and media project that advocates for the rights of women and girls in the fast-expanding settlements of the urban economically poor surrounding Nigeria’s ...

Resilience Handbook: A Guide to Integrated Resilience Programming
November 14, 2016

Resilience Handbook: A Guide to Integrated Resilience Programming

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From ActionAid, this handbook aims to help readers think, plan, and implement their work in a way that supports the reduction of people's vulnerability and contributes to the building of their resilience to a range of hazards, shocks, stresses, ...

Coming out about indoor pollution in Ethiopia
November 3, 2016

Coming out about indoor pollution in Ethiopia

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Author: BBC Media Action's Andrey Vladov, November 3 2016 - A new radio drama is helping improve people’s health in Ethiopia by drawing attention to the harmful effects of traditional ways of cooking, heating and lighting homes. “Bring that wood ...

How Change Happens
November 2, 2016

How Change Happens

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“Despite the fact that much of human history has been about attempting to create different realities, we do not understand the process of social change very well.” In this book, the author combines research with practical experience to explore ...

Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit
October 31, 2016

Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit

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"[A]mong the many adaptation and mitigation initiatives under way in the Pacific region, few integrate gender dimensions across the design and implementation, but overlooking gender can greatly weaken the outcomes of these initiatives. Developing ...

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, ...

Announcements (PSAs), TV adverts sharing simple solutions to prepare for cyclones, flooding and drought.
October 20, 2016

Announcements (PSAs), TV adverts sharing simple solutions to prepare for ...

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Author: Myoset Nyeinchan, October 20 2016 - Why we chose “"real people" instead of actors to feature in our Public Service Announcements (PSAs), TV adverts sharing simple solutions to prepare for cyclones, flooding and drought. When her husband ...

10 Things to Know: Gender Equality and Achieving Climate Goals
October 20, 2016

10 Things to Know: Gender Equality and Achieving Climate Goals

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"Climate compatible development is about transforming development pathways to face the climate problem in a way that moves beyond the traditional separation of adaptation, mitigation and development strategies. Climate compatible development ...

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Peru
October 4, 2016

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Peru

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"Women who are empowered and assume leadership roles contribute to gender-based approaches and to the outcomes of climate compatible development interventions."

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from India
October 4, 2016

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from India

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"Support and encouragement by facilitators, as well as attempts to build awareness amongst men and other decision-makers about how women are affected by climate change, helped a number of women to speak out, gain awareness and confidence and ...

Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at Country Level
September 23, 2016

Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at Country Level

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This final report from the Post-2015 Data Test initiative offers research-based reflections on how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be effectively and universally applied, as well as ...

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Kenya
September 22, 2016

Gender Approaches in Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from Kenya

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"Given the impact that climate change and extreme weather events are having on urban populations around the world, there is a clear need to provide more evidence to inform climate change and development interventions."

Water Resource Management and the Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal Settlements
September 21, 2016

Water Resource Management and the Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal ...

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"Climate-related risks to the population are likely to worsen in the future and it is important to understand and prepare for them. Unfortunately, a dearth of relevant data has made it difficult to assess these risks." Convinced that ...

Partnership for Canada-Caribbean Community Climate Change Adaptation (ParCA)
September 12, 2016

Partnership for Canada-Caribbean Community Climate Change Adaptation (ParCA)

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"Refining the climate change science knowledge gaps and building capacity for the Caribbean to pose and answer for itself some of the emerging second-generation climate change questions were key advances in knowledge."

Digital Innovation Library
September 1, 2016

Digital Innovation Library

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Launched in 2016, the Digital Innovation Library is an interactive platform designed to showcase the wide range of digital activities that are taking place across the Global South to explore some of the issues prominent in media development, such ...

The Influence of Climate Change Efficacy Messages and Efficacy Beliefs on Intended Political Participation
September 1, 2016

The Influence of Climate Change Efficacy Messages and Efficacy Beliefs on ...

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...political engagement on climate change by members of the public remains somewhat rare, with only about 10% of the U.S. public having contacted government officials to ask for action to be taken on the issue....In light of this, communication ...

Talking Climate Change via Social Media: Communication, Engagement and Behaviour
August 30, 2016

Talking Climate Change via Social Media: Communication, Engagement and Behaviour

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"Aiming to raise awareness, and to promote behaviour change, governments and organisations are conducting multiple pro-environmental campaigns, particularly via social media. However, to the best of our knowledge, these campaigns are neither ...

Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto
August 29, 2016

Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto

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"The CKB [Climate Knowledge Brokers] group believes that people who are trying to address climate change or adapt to its impacts deserve high quality information to support them in their decision making." The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto ...

Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia: Basic Concepts
August 19, 2016

Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia: Basic Concepts

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"The understanding that children and young people can evolve from vulnerable individuals to empowered citizens lies at the heart of child-centred DRR."

A Gender-Responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture: Evidence and Guidance for Practitioners
June 6, 2016

A Gender-Responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture: Evidence and ...

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"Taking a gender-responsive approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) means that the particular needs, priorities, and realities of men and women are recognized and adequately addressed in the design and application of CSA so that both men 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 ...

17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities
June 1, 2016

17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities

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As a multi-issue call to organise for change providing advocacy tools, strategies, and recommendations for action, the 17 Days Campaign involves rural women leaders and their communities in becoming lobby groups for claiming basic human rights ...

Using Interactive Web Tools in Environmental Planning to Improve Communication about Sustainable Development
June 1, 2016

Using Interactive Web Tools in Environmental Planning to Improve ...

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"Public involvement in the landscape planning process is an essential opportunity to communicate the goals and objectives of a sustainable planning....This involvement can be supported by interactive information, discussion, and learning ...

Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management: A Field Guide
May 30, 2016

Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management: A Field Guide

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), this field guide provides an overview on how to assess rural people's communication needs and how to plan and implement communication for development (ComDev) activities in the context of ...

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens
May 26, 2016

Investigating Climate Information Services through a Gendered Lens

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"As women farmers are often invisible, it is the responsibility of researchers, practitioners, and extension officers to tailor communication methods to women's needs so that they also can benefit from climate information services and adapt their ...

Geojournalism.org
May 24, 2016

Geojournalism.org

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"We've gotten to the point where data and the tools for explaining it are in the hands of journalists and communicators around the world. But to transform the global issues of climate change, deforestation, and air pollution into local, ...

The Role of Communications in a World in Crisis - SBCC Summit 2016 Keynote
May 19, 2016

The Role of Communications in a World in Crisis - SBCC Summit 2016 Keynote

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“What is needed is not incremental baby steps change to make the world safer, more just, and more sustainable; what is needed is fundamental structural and systemic change.” This Keynote Speech by Kumi Naidoo was presented at the First ...

Playback Theatre
May 11, 2016

Playback Theatre

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"We discover who we are by telling our stories." Playback Theatre is an interactive form of improvisational theatre in which audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot. Playback Theatre is used in a range ...

Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit
April 28, 2016

Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit

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This toolkit from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was created "to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs)." As ...

Gender Mainstreaming in Mitigation and Technology Development and Transfer Interventions: Capacity-Building Package
April 28, 2016

Gender Mainstreaming in Mitigation and Technology Development and Transfer ...

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This Capacity-Building Package from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is written for "policymakers to guide them on how to promote gender equality across all levels of policy and programming in climate change, and to provide them ...

Global Population Speak Out
April 6, 2016

Global Population Speak Out

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"I would like to see people talk about this issue, this radical upward trajectory in our numbers. I'd love to see people discuss that, and then not forget about it the next day when there are 200,000 more people at the breakfast table. I don't ...

World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development
March 18, 2016

World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and ...

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"For pathways to be truly sustainable and advance gender equality and the rights and capabilities of women and girls, those whose lives and well-being are at stake must be involved in decision-making and leading the way, through community groups, ...

Act Now For Tomorrow
March 17, 2016

Act Now For Tomorrow

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This digital mapping project was launched by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in an effort to help young people around the world identify climate issues in their communities and find ways to address them. The global climate map is ...

The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies
March 14, 2016

The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of ...

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The aim of this systematic review is to identify, appraise and synthesise the findings of studies of the effects of risk communication interventions during 4 stages of the disaster cycle: mitigation and prevention, preparedness, response, and ...

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