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GenARDIS 2002 - 2010: Small Grants that Made Big Changes for Women in Agriculture

Author: 
Jennifer Radloff
Helen Hambly Odame
Sonia Jorge
Publication Date
September 1, 2010
Affiliation: 

Association for Progressive Communications (Radloff), University of Guelph (Hambly Odame)

This document discusses the work of the Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants fund, which was initiated in 2002 to support work on gender-related issues in information and communications technologies (ICTs) for the African, Caribbean, and Pacific regions. The small grants fund was disbursed to diverse projects in order to counter barriers to women living in rural areas. This document records the process and results, and is intended to contribute to more gender-aware ICT policy advocacy.

Source: 

Association for Progressive Communications (APC) website, February 16 2011 and March 30 2012.

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Citizens' Voice and Accountability: Understanding What Works and Doesn't Work in Donor Approaches

Subtitle: 
Lessons and Recommendations Emerging from a Joint Donor Evaluation
Author: 
Alina Rocha Menocal
Bhavna Sharma
Publication Date
February 1, 2009
Affiliation: 

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

This Policy Brief summarises the synthesis report from a project that looked at what works and what does not work - and why/why not - in donor support to citizens' voice and accountability (C&V) inter

Contact Information: 
Source: 

ODI website, February 25 2010.

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Track the West Africa Polio Campaign

In early 2009, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) created an initiative to enable tracking of the West Africa polio campaign via Google maps. This ongoing communication initiative is designed to raise awareness about polio by sharing updated information through information and communication technology (ICT).

Communication Strategies: 

Visitors to the West and Central Africa Regional Office website can track the progress of the February 2009 8-country synchronised polio campaign. The technology of "Google maps" provides various windows on the polio outbreak response, which sought to reach 53 million children under the age of 5 in 8 West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, and Togo, in coordination with Nigeria). Click here to view the map with either English or French content.

 

The map includes details such as polio-related facts and figures about each country, 2008 imported polio cases, and 2009 polio case count. Also, one may locate media reports about polio and the campaign for each country; for example, by clicking on an icon that looks like a transmission tower on the map in Nigeria, one accesses a list of articles published recently on strategies being implemented to fight false rumours about the vaccine, etc. Also, a green icon that looks like a microphone signifies "voices from the field". By clicking there, one may listen - for example - to an interview of Dr. Chitou, Chief of UNICEF Immunization Programme in Niger, discussing preparation efforts in that country.

Development Issues: 

Health.

Key Points: 

More than 162,000 trained immunisers will aim to reach every child with a polio vaccine (67,000 for Nigeria only). A total of 66 millions doses of vaccine are made available for each round of the campaign (33 million for Nigeria only). The campaign is scheduled in two rounds: the first from February 27 to March 2 and the second from March 27-30 2009.

Partner Text: 

This action is being organised as part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), a partnership spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and UNICEF.

Contact Information: 
Source: 

Emails from Gaëlle Bausson to The Communication Initiative on March 2 2009 and March 3 2009. Image credit: UNICEF/2009/wcaro.

Why Languages Matter: Meeting Millennium Development Goals Through Local Languages

Publication Date
August 29, 2008

Published in the International Year of Languages (2008) by the Christian faith-based organisation SIL International (formerly Summer Institute of Linguistics), “Why Languages Matter” provides readers with stories about how literacy programmes in local languages are intending to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 16-page brochure also highlights how partnerships can revitalise local languages. According to the brochure: "The MDGs focus the work of advocates, aid workers, governments, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as they partner with local communities.

Contact Information: 
Source: 

UNESCO website accessed on October 6 2008; and email from Luci Tumas to The Communication Initiative on December 5 2008.

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Kids Waves

Communication Strategies: 

Each radio show revolves around a theme linked to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and is broadcast on 110 radio stations across the region each week. According to the organisers, a big part of the project is the involvement of children and youth in the production and broadcasting of the programmes.

Each week, producers travel from village to village to train 12 children to produce and host radio shows. The project is designed to allow children to express themselves, gain valuable skills, and entertain their peers and families, while at the same time raising awareness of their rights and responsibilities. The programme's jingles as well as songs promoting child rights are also produced by young musicians.

The 30-minute radio shows are recorded live - a strategy for giving parents, community leaders, and local authorities the opportunity to discuss issues that are relevant and interesting to children. The goal is to thereby foster a greater interest and awareness of the needs, desires, and rights of young people in their communities.

Since Kids Waves has been used, adapted, and localised in different ways in each country, a brief description of each country's version is outlined below:

  1. Radio Gune Yi (Senegal) - According to the organisers, RGY was the first radio programme in West Africa produced by, for, and with children. On air since March 2005, RGY provided the base from which Kids Waves was developed. A television version, Télé Gune Yi, is currently being developed with national broadcaster RTS (Senegalese Radio Television).
  2. Deviwo Be Radio (Togo) - DBR was launched in December 2004. It has one main production partner station, and broadcasting is assured by 13 other private partner stations, rural or community, giving the programme airplay across the country. According to the organisers, the programme has had a significant impact on Togo's children and adults.
  3. Bibir Radio (Burkina Faso) - Launched in April 2005, this programme was broadcast in French and four local languages through February 2009. Child hosts hailed from diverse communities and localities where Plan works. Professional journalists from the national broadcaster supervised production. A total of 127 radio shows were produced in 127 communities for broadcast on 12 partner stations across the country. The children who participated set up 15 Bibir radio clubs in order to continue child rights promotion. One of the radio partners, "Radio La Voix du Lac", now offers his studio space for one hour per week so that the local radio club can broadcast a live radio show called "Les enfants à l'antenne". The show, which also features a contest, is designed to allow children to discuss child rights and their needs and concerns.
  4. Eto Dodo Deviwo (Benin) - Launched in May 2005, the EDD programme broadcasts in French and four local languages. Recently, Plan Benin partnered with the Office of Radio and Television in Benin (ORTB) to produce TV programmes to complement the radio show. In addition, Plan supports Radio Tokpa in their programme, Dimanche des Enfants, which gives children a half-day radio show on the last Sunday of each month. They discuss child rights and their needs and problems with adults and peers. The children are trained by professional journalists in gathering news and writing content. In this way, these shows complement those made by EDD and ORTB.
  5. Demisenw Kun Kan (Mali) - Launched in July 2005, the project has also supported the formation of 45 children's clubs to promote child rights. The programme is produced by the Office for Radio and Television Mali, and broadcast on 13 partner radio stations across the country.
  6. La Voix de Finda et Alpha (Guinea) - Launched in March 2006, this programme is, according to the organisers, possibly one of the most popular shows for young people in Plan's operational zones. It broadcasts in five languages.
  7. Pikin Dem Voice (Sierra Leone) - This programme was launched in May 2006. Prior to the launch, a recording session of stories of "I am a child but I have my rights too!" was held in the production studios in the Moyamba District Children's Awareness Radio (MODCAR) in August 2005. A two-week jingle and music workshop was also conducted in Freetown in March and April 2006 with the support of WARO radio technicians.
  8. Yen Adwen (Ghana) - These radio shows, hosted by children themselves, discuss various subjects : parents' separation/divorce, drugs, protecting children's private lives, parents' responsibilities, hygiene, protection of the environment, teenage pregnancy, water and sanitation, etc.
  9. I am a child but I have my rights too! (Cameroon) - Launched February 27 2007 following the training of radio presenters in May 2006 in Yaoundé, this initiative involves 18 partnering radio stations assuring the broadcast and coordination of short sketches related to various child rights and played by children in French and English.
  10. I am a child but I have my rights too! (Liberia) - Dozens of children were chosen and trained by professional actors to play short sketches linked to different child rights. These sketches have been recorded on CD and broadcast on various partner radio stations.


The Plan regional child media website provides details on Kids Waves and its activities in each country as well as on all the radio shows produced.

In addition to the radio programmes, Plan has produced two guides to help children and trainers prepare radio shows in the Kids Waves framework. They have also produced an information guide on child rights that can be used for planning and preparing shows.

Click here to view the Children's Guide for Pikin Dem Voice in PDF format.
Click here to view the Trainer's Guide for Pikin Dem Voice in PDF format.
Click here to view the Information Guide for Pikin Dem Voice in PDF format.

Development Issues: 

Children, Rights.

Key Points: 

According to the organisers, as of 2009:

  • More than 25,000 young people have been directly involved since 2004;
  • 2,000 radio shows have been produced since 2004 and broadcast on 110 radio stations;
  • more than 500,000 people have attended the live shows; and
  • millions from the region have listened to the programmes.
Partner Text: 

110 media partners, with funding by Nokia.

Source: 

Kids Waves website on July 16 2008; and emails from Stefanie Conrad and Allain Kounsovin to The Communication Initiative on August 20 2009 and August 26 2009, respectively.

Danida Fellowship: Role of Media in the Democratic Process

Danida (Danish International Development Agency) and the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) invite senior reporters and editors of print or electronic media with an interest in political reporting and deb

Deadline Date
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August 4, 2010

Achieving the "Good Life": Why Some People Want Latrines in Rural Benin

Author: 
Marion W. Jenkins
Val Curtis
Publication Date
June 1, 2005
2005
June
Affiliation: 

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California (Jenkins) and The Hygiene Centre, DCVB Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Curtis)

Source: 

Hygiene Central website on October 27 2008.

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Ebola News Feed

Liberia Gone 12 Days Without Any Confirm Ebola Case
Mar 4 2015 - 11:55am
The Head of Ebola Incidence Management System, Atty. Tolbert Nyanswah, has challenged Liberians to commit themselves to achieving “zero Ebola infections” “Liberia now has only one confirm Ebola case in the ETU.  “Already, counties have gone days without a single  confirm case of Ebola, but the reality of sustaining continuous zero cases rests with every Liberian and as such, the citizenry must...

UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase
Mar 4 2015 - 11:47am
(By Associated Press) BRUSSELS (AP) — The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000. U.N. experts said Monday that the spread of the disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has dropped to almost 10 percent of what it was in September. But U.N. Special Envoy on...

University Of Liberia To Resume Classes For Junior, Senior Students March 17
Mar 4 2015 - 11:32am
An official of the University of Liberia has disclosed that plans are underway to re-open the institution on March 17 with the resumption of classes for only junior and senior students. UL Vice President for Media Relations, Mr. Norris Tweah, said this is to afford pending and would-be graduating seniors the opportunity to complete their courses, while awaiting the timetable for graduation later...

Liberia To Discharge Last Ebola Patient
Mar 4 2015 - 11:31am
Liberia will on Thursday discharge the last Ebola patient from the Chinese-run Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital. “There will be a discharge ceremony of the lone confirmed case which was positive following three repeated test until a final test recently that showed the person is now negative,” said the head of the Incident Management System (IMS), Tolbert...

LIBERIA: President Sirleaf Declares March 8 International Women’s Day
Mar 4 2015 - 11:26am
The President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation, declared Sunday, March 8, 2015 as International Women’s Dayand is to be observed as a Working Holiday on Monday, March 9, 2015. A Foreign Ministry release says the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Women NGO Secretariat, women organizations and groups, in collaboration with...

Sierra Leone: A Marriage of Convenience - the UK Military and NGOs
Mar 4 2015 - 3:20am
[IRIN] London -It's an interesting moment for the UK armed forces. Currently their biggest overseas deployment is not military at all, in the normal sense of the world, but humanitarian, as part of Operation Gritrock, fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone. There they are working alongside civilian health staff and NGOs, and under the leadership of a civilian official from the overseas development...

West Africa: Liberia - We Need a 'Marshall Plan' for Ebola-Stricken Nations
Mar 4 2015 - 2:45am
[Deutsche Welle] The Liberian president has called on the global community not to forget that the devastation caused by Ebola isn't over. The worst-hit nations need financial help to overcome what the virus has done to their economies.

West Africa: Leaders Call for International Help for Economy
Mar 4 2015 - 2:44am
[Deutsche Welle] Some 600 experts, politicians and representatives of aid organizations met in Brussels to discuss the Ebola crisis and its consequences. Talks focused on the economic reconstruction of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Oxfam reaction to International Ebola conference in Brussels
Mar 3 2015 - 2:38pm
Oxfam reaction to International Ebola conference in Brussels 3 March 2015Today the Presidents of the three Ebola affected countries and senior figures from the UN, African Union and EU gathered in Brussels to discuss how to eradicate the virus and how to...

Plan Liberia Supports Ebola Survivors in Lofa County
Mar 3 2015 - 2:30pm
Plan Liberia, through its Lofa County Program Unit has concluded the food and non-food items distribution to Ebola survivals and affected families in three of Lofa's 12 districts. The distribution targeted 100 family heads with over 345 direct beneficiaries mostly women and children in Voinjama city, Samoidu, Womanor, Bakedu, Koba and Nyoquoitahun communities covering Voinjama, Quardu Gboni and...

EU, MRU Ebola Confab Starts In Brussels
Mar 3 2015 - 2:05pm
The "Ebola: from emergency to recovery" conference opened Tuesday in Brussels under the organization and patronage of the European Union. While international efforts have reduced the number of Ebola infections in recent months in West Africa, it is critical to maintain the momentum to prevent a sharp increase in new cases, the EU Liberia office said in a release. The conference aims to sustain...

Surviving together, in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone
Mar 3 2015 - 2:03pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 3 March 2015 – Picturesque mountains and lush greenery adorn the fields surrounding the Observational Interim Care Centre (OICC) in which James Kamara* and his six siblings pass day 18 of their quarantine. A soft breeze flows through the bright yellow building, carrying the laughter of children.

IMF Gives US$130m To Liberia’s Recovery
Mar 3 2015 - 2:01pm
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has disclosed that the institution gave US$130 million to Liberia’s recovery for the past five years. Lagarde indicated that the amount covers new financing and debt relief, which include about US$45.6 million from its Rapid Credit Facility and about US$36.5 million in debt relief recently approved by the Executive Board...

Sierra Leone: For Sierra Leone's Amputees, Ebola Hits Twice As Hard
Mar 3 2015 - 8:03am
[Ebola Deeply] During Sierra Leone's 11-year civil war, as many as 27,000 people are estimated to have been disabled or lost limbs in brutal amputations by Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels. Marginalized by society, many of them rely on street begging. So how has the Ebola outbreak affected them? Khadi Mansaray found out.

Africa: Nearly 30 Countries 'Highly Vulnerable' to Ebola-Style Epidemic - Charity
Mar 3 2015 - 6:01am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at risk, a major charity said on Tuesday.