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Early Childhood Matters 2017
July 11, 2017

Early Childhood Matters 2017

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This edition of Early Childhood Matters (EMC), the Bernard van Leer Foundation's journal, sets out to new ideas on advances in early childhood development, while exploring the challenges of scaling up. The introduction suggests that ideas like ...

The CARIAA Research-into-Use Learning Guide
July 6, 2017

The CARIAA Research-into-Use Learning Guide

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"The expectation of actively promoting research uptake requires many researchers to move out of their comfort zones and incorporate new processes, approaches and communication mechanisms into and alongside their research." This learning guide, ...

Digital Technologies for Resilience Inventory
June 12, 2017

Digital Technologies for Resilience Inventory

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"Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities and systems to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of stress and shocks, and even transform when conditions require it. Building resilience is about making people, communities and systems ...

FAO breaks new grounds in rural poverty reduction
June 7, 2017

FAO breaks new grounds in rural poverty reduction

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Author: FAO's James Ayodele, June 7 2017 - FAO is breaking new grounds in rural poverty reduction through an enhanced support to employment creation and social protection, and partnerships with counterparts outside its traditional domain, says ...

Los Humos de mi Barrio (My Neighbourhood's Smoke)
May 12, 2017

Los Humos de mi Barrio (My Neighbourhood's Smoke)

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When households cook with firewood on an open fire or on an non-improved stove (plancha sin chiminea, o con chiminea vieja), they are exposed to high levels of household air pollution (HAP), which is dangerous for their health. In 2016 in ...

Communication Is Essential for Global Impact
May 12, 2017

Communication Is Essential for Global Impact

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"[M]ore and more one considers communication to be crucial to effectively tackle the major problems of today. Hence, the question we need to address: Is there a right communication strategy?"

Ten Frontier Technologies for International Development
May 12, 2017

Ten Frontier Technologies for International Development

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"The...potential and limitations of these technologies are fundamentally dependent on choices that we make, today and in the future - choices about keeping platforms open and interoperable, choices about hardwiring users' rights and freedoms into ...

The Drum Beat 734 - Communicating on Climate Change
May 10, 2017

The Drum Beat 734 - Communicating on Climate Change

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Communicating on Climate Change - The Drum Beat 734May 10, 2017

Grounding Innovation in Pacific Media and Communication for Development Projects
May 10, 2017

Grounding Innovation in Pacific Media and Communication for Development Projects

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"The communicative ecologies approach grounds our analysis of innovation, sustainability, and strategy in local contexts, enabling us to explore how the spread of digital technologies is being integrated into Pacific media and communication ...

Guidance on Generating Content: Capturing and Creating Stories, Photos and Films
May 5, 2017

Guidance on Generating Content: Capturing and Creating Stories, Photos and Films

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Effective documentation and sharing of the experiences and lessons emerging from adaptation projects is critical in order to ensure that results are informing broader adaptation processes. To support this effort, this guidance document was ...

Lady Irwin College - M. Sc. Development Communication and Extension
May 4, 2017

Lady Irwin College - M. Sc. Development Communication and Extension

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Background Information Lady Irwin College is a constituent college of the University of Delhi. Established in 1932, it is women's college that offers graduate courses as well as post-graduate courses in Home Science, and graduate courses in Food ...

Lights, Camera, Action: The Participatory Video Experience in Nicaragua
April 24, 2017

Lights, Camera, Action: The Participatory Video Experience in Nicaragua

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"The engagement of rural communities in ICTs, paying particular attention to women and youth, is a powerful channel to foster the leap from individual and collective learning to sustainable livelihood impacts through an integrated capacity ...

Behavioural Insights at the United Nations - Achieving Agenda 2030
April 20, 2017

Behavioural Insights at the United Nations - Achieving Agenda 2030

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"Agenda 2030 can only be achieved if we critically examine the behavioural factors that lead people to utilize programs effectively and efficiently. Research in behavioural science - regarding how people make decisions and act on them, how they ...

Stories of Land, Rights, and Culture: Indigenous Community Leaders Document Their Efforts to Protect Human Rights and Preserve Traditions
April 18, 2017

Stories of Land, Rights, and Culture: Indigenous Community Leaders Document ...

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"Dominant narratives about the 'development agenda' often fail to consider the needs and desires of indigenous communities, who face disproportionate threats to their rights and cultural traditions as a result of land grabs, climate change, and ...

Tuning In To Community Radio
April 7, 2017

Tuning In To Community Radio

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"While we acknowledge there is a tyranny of distance between Pacific countries...we have the opportunity to strengthen existing information and communication exchange models which amplify voices and brings visibility to the desire for equality, ...

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 Learning and Knowledge 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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Below is a summary of: Rebich-Hespanha, S. & Rice, R. E. (2016). Dominant visual frames in climate change news stories: Implications for formative evaluation in climate change campaigns. International Journal of Communication, 10(33), ...

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 ...

Covering The Seas - An Issue Guide
May 16, 2017

Covering The Seas - An Issue Guide

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This issue guide was published by the Earth Journalism Network to assist reporters in reporting on oceans and fisheries issues. The guide takes an in-depth look at the state of the fisheries industry, the rapidly growing aquaculture business, the ...

Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education
March 7, 2017

Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education

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The World Bank’s Research Programme on Mass Media and Entertainment-Education, based in the Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation Unit (DIME), was launched in May 2016 to scale up experimental research of entertainment-education and more generally ...

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 ...

NEXSO
December 5, 2016

NEXSO

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NEXSO es una plataforma de soluciones a problemas de impacto social, que permite promover y escalar soluciones innovadoras con un impacto sistémico en las áreas sociales, ambientales y económicas de América Latina y el Caribe.  Esta ...

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 ...

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