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Youth-Led Research: Listening and Learning Toolkit
May 31, 2017

Youth-Led Research: Listening and Learning Toolkit

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This toolkit offers an introduction to the Listening and Learning (L&L) methodology - a youth-led research methodology which is based on conversations to capture individual perspectives and experiences.  The toolkit identifies the key ...

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs
May 30, 2017

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs

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"Becoming familiar with the dynamics of privilege and oppression between religious groups in the community or country where a program takes place allows peacebuilders to be sensitive toward participants and ensure everyone is included and ...

Una Hakika Project
May 24, 2017

Una Hakika Project

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Una Hakika (which means “Are you sure?” in Swahili) is a mobile phone-based information service which helps to address false rumours contributing to intercommunal conflict in Kenya. Una Hakika began in the Tana Delta, an area with a history of ...

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria  - A Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions
May 23, 2017

Collective Action on Corruption in Nigeria - A Social Norms Approach to ...

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“Corruption tends to foster more corruption, perpetuating and entrenching social injustice in daily life. Such an environment weakens societal values of fairness, honesty, integrity and common citizenship, as the impunity of dishonest practices ...

Faith, Empowerment, Church and Community Mobilisation Advocacy: Insights from Tearfund's Partner in Uganda
May 17, 2017

Faith, Empowerment, Church and Community Mobilisation Advocacy: Insights ...

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"CCM is powerful because it enables people to cast a vision collectively, to imagine solutions rather than problems. In some communities, there’s a history of people seeing themselves as victims and as recipients of aid. CCM tells you that you ...

Stand Up! Security Guide for Human Rights Defenders in Africa
May 15, 2017

Stand Up! Security Guide for Human Rights Defenders in Africa

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“Across the East and Horn of Africa sub-region, we have documented worrying patterns affecting the work of human rights defenders. These include increasing online surveillance, judicial harassment and spurious prosecutions, physical attacks and ...

Crowdsourcing Citizen Feedback on District Development in Ghana Using Interactive Voice  Response Surveys
May 10, 2017

Crowdsourcing Citizen Feedback on District Development in Ghana Using ...

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"In Ghana, as in most countries, there is no systematic or easy way to provide inputs on citizen satisfaction and preferences to decision-makers." This practice paper shares the results of a research project involving a crowdsourcing platform ...

Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder's Guide
May 2, 2017

Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder's Guide

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This guide offers insights and guiding principles for peacebuilders and on-the-ground practitioners who are seeking to prevent or address violent extremism. Produced by Search for Common Ground, the guide draws on three decades of the ...

Advancing C4D in Academic institutions
April 24, 2017

Advancing C4D in Academic institutions

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This group emerged from an extensive discussion on The Communication Initiative platform that was prompted by a post from Caroline Hungwe entitled Lack of C4D modules in University courses. There were over 60 contributions to that discussion from ...

BBC Media Action Data Portal
April 19, 2017

BBC Media Action Data Portal

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This BBC Media Action Data Portal is designed as a resource centre for the organisation's reports and data from across Africa, Asia and the Middle East over the past five years. The portal features reports, visualisations, tools and data from BBC ...

Guide to Reporting Civic Space: Media Toolkit
March 22, 2017

Guide to Reporting Civic Space: Media Toolkit

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This toolkit is designed to inform the media about the importance of civic space, and how the media can play a more effective role in protecting it. It defines what civic space is, the threats and challenges it faces, and the work being done ...

Prospects of Multilevel Communication by Children and Young People in Africa: A Case Study of the South African Children's Parliament
March 14, 2017

Prospects of Multilevel Communication by Children and Young People in ...

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“Child rights advocates are optimistic of its transformative role in enhancing the voice of young people and instituting an empowering narrative for social change. However, it is constrained by conceptual and programmatic weaknesses which impair ...

March 8, 2017

Advancing Communication and Media for Development - Consultation - Middle ...

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Many best wishes and much support for your very important work. UNICEF (Through Rafael Obregon, Chief, C4D), The Communication Initiative and other organisations are working togther to develop a possible global mechanism to help advance the ...

Middle East and Northern Africa Network
March 7, 2017

Middle East and Northern Africa Network

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The space for people and organisations active on communication and media development in the Middle East and North Africa

March 6, 2017

Advancing Communication and Media for Development - Consultation - East and ...

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To: Soul Beat Africa Network Re: Consultation: Global Mechanism for Communication, Media, Social and Behaviour Change

March 6, 2017

Consultation: Advancing Communication and Media Development and SBCC

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Many best wishes. The Communication Initiative and UNICEF New York (Rafael Obregon, Chief of Communication for Development leading) are workng to assess the potential added value of a new global mechanism to advance further the communication and ...

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability
February 21, 2017

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability

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"Media’s role in shaping public dialogue can help to bridge the gap between information provision and political action, developing more inclusive and effective patterns of interaction between state and society. Supporting people from across ...

February 16, 2017

Media - Awards, Smartphones, Data, Landscape - Development

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Media (and) Development Network and Community Some experiences and questions for your review, critique and comment please: Media Award: Data Journalism Awards 2017  - Interested? How do you view awards for media initiatives? Do they help ...

February 14, 2017

Request for Proposals to Document Contributions of NGOs and Civil Society to ...

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The CORE Group Polio Project (CGPP) is inviting front-line practitioners, non-governmental organisation (NGO) staff, academics, researchers, and others to author scholarly research articles documenting the contributions of NGOs/civil society and ...

A Red Cross Red Crescent Guide to Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) and Toolkit
February 8, 2017

A Red Cross Red Crescent Guide to Community Engagement and Accountability ...

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"CEA supports those involved in programmes and operations to adopt innovative approaches to better understand and engage with people and communities and help them address unhealthy and unsafe practices." The International Federation of Red Cross ...

Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa
February 6, 2017

Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa

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The Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa Volume 1 and 2 contains a comprehensive overview of applicable media laws governing the print, online, and broadcast media in six Eastern African countries - Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and ...

January 27, 2017

SDGs and progress towards gender equality?

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The discussion on whether and how the SDGs can accelerate progress towards gender equality has to be located in the context that gender inequality persists, particularly in the spheres of politics, economy, sexual & reproductive justice, and ...

January 27, 2017

India: Mobilizing rural communities

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Please provide me information regarding how to mobilize a rural community in Rajasthan, India and sensitize them towards social issues.

January 26, 2017

Media - Awards, Data, Landscape and Smartphones

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Media (and) Development Network and Community Some experiences and questions for your review, critique and comment please: Media Award: Data Journalism Awards 2017  - Interested? How do you view awards for media initiatives? Do they help ...

January 15, 2017

Conversation: Hard or Soft strategy?

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As the struggle continues to effectively address both the transmission of HIV and the social, political and economic ramifications of HIV/AIDS, how do you assess the value associated with conversation, dialogue and debate as key communication ...

January 13, 2017

Awards, Freedom, Citizen Data, Conflicts and Phones

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Recent Media Development knowledge shared and questions raised for your comment and conversation on the theme of Digital, Data and Social.  1. Data Journalism Awards 2017 - Interested? Do you think that awards work to enhance quality, ...

Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries - Handbook on Mapping Media Landscapes
January 11, 2017

Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries - Handbook on Mapping ...

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"Media landscapes in countries undergoing transition often change radically and just as often there is no solid knowledge about these changes. This means that the different stakeholders in the media and civil society navigate in unknown ...

Comparative Analysis of Civil Society, Media and Conflict
June 15, 2017

Comparative Analysis of Civil Society, Media and Conflict

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““The focus on the media’s relationship with civil society in democratisation conflicts rests on the notion that contemporary conflicts are increasingly mediatised events” (Cottle 2006) This working paper examines how civil society organizations ...

Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-Led Research Projects - Guidance Note
May 31, 2017

Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-Led Research Projects - ...

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“The act of conducting research, regardless of the topic, can have positive impacts on youth and their relationships in the community.” This note offers guidance on implementing a youth-led research project, which is described as "a powerful tool ...

Listening In: An Internews Assessment of Community Radio in Tanzania
April 28, 2017

Listening In: An Internews Assessment of Community Radio in Tanzania

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“Internews believes that information is a root solution to myriad development challenges. Markets do not work efficiently or justly without shared information. Governance cannot improve without transparent information sharing and accountable ...

Safeguarding Civil Society - Assessing Internet Freedom and Digital Resilience of Civil Society in East Africa
April 25, 2017

Safeguarding Civil Society - Assessing Internet Freedom and Digital ...

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This report sets out to assess internet freedom and the digital resilience of civil society organisations (CSOs) in the East and Horn of Africa, specifically in Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The report, composed in ...

Putting Citizens' Voice at the Centre of Development: Challenging Shrinking Civic Space Across Africa
April 20, 2017

Putting Citizens' Voice at the Centre of Development: Challenging Shrinking ...

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"Civil society across Africa has played a central role in the continent’s history and development since independence. However, the hard fought gains on citizen voice and democratic participation are being reversed by worsening restrictions on ...

Hate Speech - Key Concept Paper
April 3, 2017

Hate Speech - Key Concept Paper

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“Hate speech is a type of discriminatory speech that arises when people from different social, ethnic, or religious groups interact with one another, or when one such group asserts its power over others”. This key concept paper explores the ...

March 20, 2017

Lack of C4D modules in University courses

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Cross-posted from Consultation: Global Mechanism for Communication, Media, Social and Behaviour Change - Your analysis and ideas? Reaching out to academia is important because academia contributes to the development of human resource needed by ...

Boda Boda Talk Talk Learning Collection
March 17, 2017

Boda Boda Talk Talk Learning Collection

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This three-part learning module on Boda Boda Talk Talk (BBTT) describes the hyperlocal humanitarian information service currently operational in four United Nations Protection of Civilians Sites (PoCs) across South Sudan. These sites house ...

Critical Choices - Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths' Propensity Towards Violence
March 1, 2017

Critical Choices - Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement ...

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“As with most violent extremist groups, Al Shabaab feeds on the frustrations and grievances of youth that feel excluded from society and opportunities for upward mobility. With this in mind, it is important to consider what approaches and ...

Manual on Freedom of Expression Law for South Sudan
January 12, 2017

Manual on Freedom of Expression Law for South Sudan

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This manual is intended as a reference resource for lawyers undertaking media defence work in South Sudan. It was produced by Albany Associates in the context of its press freedom programme in South Sudan, which, in partnership with Internews ...

Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media
January 5, 2017

Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media

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"Social media operations are most effective when they are strategically incorporated as part of an organization's outreach, program design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation efforts."

December 6, 2016

Social Change - Progress?

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Not so long ago the phrase "social change" and associated language such as "social norms" were rarely heard in the local, national and international Development lexicon. It is now 17 years since a Rockefeller Foundation convened group of ...

Partners & Allies: Toolkit for Meaningful Adolescent Girl Engagement
December 13, 2016

Partners & Allies: Toolkit for Meaningful Adolescent Girl Engagement

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Created by members of the Coalition for Adolescent Girls (CAG), this toolkit is meant to be a resource for practitioners, policy-makers, advocates, researchers, donors, and governments interested in engaging adolescent girls as partners and ...

The Soul Beat 265 - Communication and Media News and Issues
December 12, 2016

The Soul Beat 265 - Communication and Media News and Issues

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Soul Beat Africa The Soul Beat 265 - Communication and Media News and Issues December 13 2016

UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom
December 8, 2016

UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom

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This series of publications on internet freedom seeks to explore the changing legal and policy issues related to the internet. Specifically, the series intends to "capture the complex dynamics of global Internet governance and present the key ...

Best Practices in Peacebuilding in South Sudan
December 8, 2016

Best Practices in Peacebuilding in South Sudan

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“South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation and one of the poorest on Earth. After two long years of civil war, tens of thousands of victims, and almost two million people displaced, a fragile peace took hold in the country in 2015, though ...

Dismantling Patriarchy in Rural India - One Aspect, One Video, at One Time
November 30, 2016

Dismantling Patriarchy in Rural India - One Aspect, One Video, at One Time

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Since Video Volunteers creation a decade ago, we have noticed very visible discourses on apparent issues such as violence, sexual rights, etc but very few discourses examine that examine the root cause of these issues, ie everyday gender ...

Promoting Healthy State-Citizen Relations in Africa - Final Project Evaluation
December 6, 2016

Promoting Healthy State-Citizen Relations in Africa - Final Project Evaluation

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“If leaders from government and civil society have the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest in a neutral forum, then they will be better able to develop practical solutions to critical problems.”

November 30, 2016

External actors ... can not foster transformation

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I have been somewhat dismayed in the past few years that (ED: HIV/AIDS related agencies highlighted) have in my view pretty much abandoned previous commitments to social and behavioural change communication, and in so doing have failed either to ...

Using Media Freedom Indices in Media Development: How the Different Information Tools Can Be Used
December 2, 2016

Using Media Freedom Indices in Media Development: How the Different ...

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"Media freedom rankings reveal much about the state of the media around the world. That makes them popular with media development organizations and donors needing to decide where to invest their resources. But this entails knowing what kind of ...

Media Freedom Indices: What They Tell Us - And What They Don't
December 2, 2016

Media Freedom Indices: What They Tell Us - And What They Don't

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"While press freedom rankings determine national and international media policies, it is not always clear as to how objective these rankings really are."

Sierra Leone's Changing Media Landscape Offers Fresh Opportunities for Development Communications
November 23, 2016

Sierra Leone's Changing Media Landscape Offers Fresh Opportunities for ...

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“Mobile phone uptake in Sierra Leone has burgeoned making mobiles the most accessed form of communication on a weekly basis alongside radio.” This research summary looks at the results of a national survey on the use of mobiles and media, such as ...

November 21, 2016

Global mechanism

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From my UN agency and technical programme perspective: C4D/media, social and behaviour change is such a cross-cutting area needed by all technical programmes to achieve their objectives. C4D has many common strategies, models and ...

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