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Young People for Non-Violence

One hundred and ten young people from Brazil and Paraguay, together with 40 volunteer mentors, participated in a 6-month social and educational initiative initiated by the Brazilian Institute of Appli

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Young People for Non-Violence explored how information technology (IT) can be used as a creative, educational, and catalytic tool for young people concerned about drug abuse and violence in their communities. Young participants (selected for the project based on their families' income scale) took part in regular weekend workshops in areas relevant to social and professional integration. Topics focused on sociology, history, ecology, information and communication technologies (ICT), and multimedia and media literacy. According to organisers, the use of ICT proved to be a key motivator of the initiative, with ITAI's support for community telecentres and community radios. Young people learned to document interviews, to write and lay out reports, and to produce audio and video clips.

At the final project event, 70 Brazilians and 40 Paraguayans presented the results of their workshops and shared strategies for non-violence. The gathering was intended as a celebration of their collaboration to create a culture of non-violence in the 3-border region - Foz de Iguazú (Brazil), Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), and Puerto Iguazú (Argentina) - which reportedly has one of the highest tolls of violence and drug abuse among teenagers in Latin America. Specifically, the youth displayed a book, videos containing interviews with teenagers and other community members, photos, and modern and traditional dances. Presenters from UNESCO and a local non-governmental organisation ("Iniciativa Latinoamericana") reinforced the work of project participants by making pledges to support peace, reconciliation, and a culture of non-violence in Latin America and other regions.

Development Issues: 

Youth, Conflict, Technology.

Key Points: 

May 2010 update: The project has continued, and now integrates young people from Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, as well.

Partner Text: 

ITAI, UNESCO.

Contact Information: 
Source: 

UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education's News on ICT in Education, August 6 2009; "Fostering Culture of Non-violence through ICT", UNESCO; and email from Günther Cyranek to The Communication Initiative on May 27 2010.

The Access Road

February 1, 2008
2008
February
Affiliation: 

United Villages, Inc.

Contact Information: 
Source: 

ICT Update website Issue 41: February 2008, accessed on May 5 2008.

http://ictupdate.cta.int/var/ictupdate/storage/images/media/images/issue_41_ict_the_access_road_en/57456-1-eng-GB/issue_41_ict_the_access_road_en_reference.jpg

Participatory Communication for Tuberculosis Control in Prisons in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Paraguay

Author: 
Silvio Waisbord
April 1, 2010
Affiliation: 

George Washington University, School of Media and Public Affairs

This study, published in the Rev Panam Salud Publica (2010;27(3):168-74), assesses the individual-social and structural-systemic challenges that undermine current tuberculosis (TB) control effo

Source: 

Email from Silvio Waisbord to The Communication Initiative on April 5 2010.

II Censo Nacional Indígena de Población y Vivienda 2002. Pueblos Indígenas del Paraguay

El Segundo Censo Nacional Indígena, ejecutado por la Dirección General de Estadística, Encuestas y Censos (DGEEC) buscó  obtener datos fiables de la situación demográfica y soc

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La búsqueda de la plena participación de los pueblos indígenas y el acompañamiento activo de todas las instituciones indigenistas públicas y privadas viene del reconocimiento pleno de las diversas culturas vigentes en el país.  Se intentaba zanjar las diferencias existentes entre ambos sectores respecto a la manera de cómo trabajar con y para los pueblos indígenas del país.

 

La DGEEC conformó un equipo técnico que se encargó de planificar y ejecutar las actividades, propiciando instrumentos acordes a las pautas culturales de los pueblos indígenas. En este orden, se destaca la utilización de la oralidad como vehículo de difusión del operativo. La oralidad también quedó plasmada en los diversos lenguajes indígenas empleados, lo que hizo palpable la diversidad de las minorías étnicas del Paraguay.  

 

Primeramente se realizó la traducción de los cuestionarios a los idiomas Nivaclé y Enxet Sur. Ambas traducciones fueron realizadas por indígenas, principalmente por maestros pertenecientes a estos pueblos. Los mismos fueron seleccionados por ser las etnias de mayor población en la zona chaqueña. Las primeras traducciones sirvieron de base para realizar versiones en otras lenguas indígenas.  La experiencia del censo piloto mostraba la necesidad de contar con un instrumento oral para la comunicación durante el proceso. En total se hicieron doce traducciones, grabadas luego en estudio de radio por los propios  indígenas. Para el efecto, se había contactado y seleccionado a indígenas de diversas etnias.

 

En muchas ocasiones esta tarea significó para los aborígenes viajes de ida y vuelta a centros urbanos, como Asunción, donde se llevó a cabo la mayor parte de la grabación. También colaboraron indígenas afincados en zonas urbanas periféricas. Se tuvo que ensayar durante varias horas para utilizar adecuadamente un medio tan importante, pero desconocido para la mayoría de los indígenas: el estudio de grabación radial. Para el trabajo técnico se contó con personas de primer nivel, especialmente capacitados para el relacionamiento con los indígenas, para obtener un buen resultado.

Development Issues: 

Población, exclusión, indígenas, derechos

Key Points: 

La Dirección General de Estadística, Encuestas y Censos (DGEEC), elaboró un texto en ocasión de la presentación de los materiales de difusión del operativo censal indígena 2002. El documento está distribuido en cuatro capítulos: el primero contiene un breve resumen de las principales características sociodemográficas de la población indígena; el segundo reseña la justificación y el contexto histórico del Censo Indígena 2002, la metodología y conceptos utilizados, cuadro resumen de la denominación

histórica y actual de las etnias, y finalmente, el proceso del operativo censal; en el tercer capítulo se presentan los cuadros sobre población, y por último, en el cuarto capítulo se muestran los cuadros de vivienda y hogar. El anexo contiene los siguientes documentos: a) Instrumentos censales, b) Listado de población indígena por sexo y cantidad de viviendas por etnia, desagregado a nivel de comunidades, c) Glosario, d) Términos utilizados por las etnias indígenas y e) Reconocimiento al apoyo brindado.

 

Source: 

Tomado de la página web de DGEEC (Documento II Censo Nacional Indígena de Población y Vivienda 2002. Pueblos Indígenas del Paraguay).

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Experience in agriculture and natural resource management, developing and producing educative TV programs. Interests are development communications in agriculture, health, environment using media...

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I have experience in Communication industry spanning over 5 years. I am more focussed on development communication and how it impacts the work that i do.I am keen to highlighting humanitarian...

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Working as Senior Program Manager for Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), a Candian-based media development organization that empowers journalists across the world to report on human rights issues...

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I am interested in communication, consumer marketing campaigns and behaviour change for health, specifically sanitation, hygiene and water.

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Working for DMI London, with projects in Africa and other countries

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Returned Peace Corps Volunteer currently in graduate school. Particularly interested in communicable diseases and behavior change communication programs. 

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Ebola communications, engaging media and community. arranging interviews with interested parties. I am working with VSO trying to tell the story of volunteerism around the world.

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ZMQ

ZMQ  is a Technology for Development Social Enterprise established in the year 1998. The organization was founded by Hilmi Quraishi, Ashoka fellow,...

Ebola News Feed

Press release: NHS volunteers deployed to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone
Nov 21 2014 - 7:00pm
More than 30 NHS staff from across the UK will depart for Sierra Leone today (22 November 2014) to join Britain’s fight against Ebola, International Development Secretary Justine Greening and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt have announced. They are the first group of NHS volunteers to be deployed by the UK government. After arriving in the capital, Freetown, early tomorrow morning where they will...

Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 Program
Nov 21 2014 - 6:11pm
Language Undefined Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 ProgramThis year’s Ebola epidemic in West Africa is a jarring reminder of the need for a greater capability in all countries to rapidly detect and respond to new or re-emerging public health threats which “spill over” in humans from animal populations such as bats, rodents, and non-human primates. The speed with which...

LIBERIA: More Than Me Distributes Clothing, Footwear And Cartons Of Juice To Several ETUs
Nov 21 2014 - 4:46pm
In its bid to provide relief items to those who are being attacked by the deadly Ebola virus and placed at various Ebola Treatment centers in Monrovia and its environs, More Than Me yesterday distributed several thousand dollars of relief items to three Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs). The distribution team, headed by the Chief Executive Officer of More Than Me, Madam Katie Meyler, accompanied by...

LIBERIA: Ebola Survivor Lauds More Than Me For Its Unique Ambulance Services
Nov 21 2014 - 9:50am
PHOTO: EMMANUEL BROOKS (AMBULANCE DRIVER) AND BARGALEE YOKEE (EBOLA SURVIVOR - A survivor of the deadly Ebola virus has lauded the administration of More Than Me for saving his life through the provision of its ambulance services that took him to the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) after being diagnosed of the disease. Bargalee Yokee, 21 who lost seven of his family members to the virus in the slum...

Sierra Leone: How Will Anti-Ebola Measures Affect Farmers?
Nov 21 2014 - 4:10am
[RFI]Subsistence and smallholder farmers are being hit hard by measures put in place by the Sierra Leonean government to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Food insecurity is on the rise in the Northern Province as a result of checkpoints, limits on public gatherings and the suspension of farmers markets.

West Africa: Ebola 'Shouldn't Have Caught Us Unawares'
Nov 21 2014 - 3:17am
[Deutsche Welle]Ebola has badly shattered parts of West Africa, exposing lethal weaknesses in health services and disease surveillance. It also raises broader questions about African governance and human resources.

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Nov 21 2014 - 3:00am
On 24 August, WHO was notified by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Jeera County, Equateur Province. This outbreak, which is unrelated to that affecting West Africa, caused a total of 66 cases of EVD including 8 among health care workers. By 20 November, 42 days had passed since the last case tested negative twice and was discharged from...

As Liberia's Senate election campaigns begins becomes winners
Nov 20 2014 - 5:25pm
The National Elections Commission of Liberia is preparing to hold Senatorial elections in the country next month, despite the Ebola epidemic that has claimed the lives of 2,812 people. Political campaign activities for the senatorial elections due on 16 December in Liberia will started Thursday, November 20, 2014 and end twenty four hours before polling day. About 139 candidates who have been...

Ebola Virus & Anti-Hunger Bills Passed by Key House Committee
Nov 20 2014 - 4:35pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The  House Foreign Affairs Committee today approved two key humanitarian aid bills authored by Rep. Chris Smith – one to help contain and better treat Ebola at points of origination overseas and a second bill to combat world hunger by enhancing agricultural and nutrition activities in poor countries.  The adoption of both bills at the full committee level improves the chances...

Gov’t To Invest US$174m To Restore Economy
Nov 20 2014 - 4:21pm
Government will invest US$174 million into the economy to mitigate the effects of the collapse in economic activities as a result of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease. Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh said the money will be invested mainly in activities that will quickly restore basic services currently suspended or limited as a result of the crisis. Making the...

LIBERIA: Legislature Passes US$660.2m National Budget
Nov 20 2014 - 4:19pm
The National Legislature Thursday passed the 2014/2015 Fiscal Year Budget in the amount of US$660.2 million.   The budget was passed following open and closed door discussions by both Houses of the parliament. The budget is to constitutionally be passed by July 1 each year, but this year’s budget passage was delayed due to the health emergency occasioned by the Ebola outbreak in March and the...

The Liberian Ambassador to Egypt Ships Medical Supplies Worth 59,000 Egyptian Pounds to Combat Ebola
Nov 20 2014 - 4:14pm
The Ambassador of the Republic of Liberia accredited to the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Alexander H.N. Wallace III, has sent a consignment of medical supplies worth EGP 59,000 (fifty-nine thousand Egyptian Pounds) or $8250 (eight thousand two hundred fifty United States Dollars) to the Government of the Republic of Liberia, in his tireless effort to assist with the fight against the deadly Ebola...

Top ECOWAS, UN Officials Visit Liberia
Nov 20 2014 - 4:10pm
The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo has expressed sympathy and condolence to victims of the Ebola virus and their families and stressed that all institutions of the sub-regional organization were fully behind the affected countries. “ECOWAS will do its best to help address the current Ebola crisis,” Ouédraogo promised. “Let me pay a special tribute to you Madam...

Liberia, Clinton Initiative Drafting 10-Year Health Sector Plan
Nov 20 2014 - 4:06pm
The Liberian government in partnership with the Clinton Health Initiative is developing a 10-year plan to upgrade the health sector and system with strong infection control mechanisms for future disease outbreaks and health crisis. According to an Executive Mansion release, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made the disclosure at a meeting with a Catholic delegation headed by Archbishop Lewis...

LIBERIA: "Create Resilient Health System To Respond Rapidly," Says World Bank Official
Nov 20 2014 - 4:04pm
World Bank Vice President for Africa Makhtar Diop has emphasized the importance of creating health systems that are resilient and able to respond rapidly to health crisis like the Ebola disease. According to Diop, this means increasing efficiency, providing incentives to doctors and other health workers and establishing the right kind of facilities so that these countries can respond rapidly to...