<a href="/ict-4-development/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:307"></a> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/promoted-by-category/307/rss.xml?tid=2686 en Social Media in Emergencies: UNICEF Guidelines for Communication and Public Advocacy http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/social-media-emergencies-unicef-guidelines-communication-and-public-advocacy <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, May 16, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/unicef_11.jpg" alt="" title="Social Media in Emergencies: UNICEF Guidelines for Communication and Public Advocacy" width="100" height="41" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"By adding social media to the annual work plans and official set of strategies that are being used in an emergency, you will be able to reduce opposition, increase internal awareness and buy-in for your activities..."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.unicefinemergencies.com/downloads/eresource/docs/3.1%20Media%20and%20Communications/socialmediainemergencies-communicationsguidelines-120518144234-phpapp02.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 48-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/node/5660">United Nations Children&#039;s Fund (UNICEF)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>48</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=<br /> http://www.unicefinemergencies.com/downloads/eresource/Media_and_Communications.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF website</a>, accessed October 17 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/social-media-emergencies-unicef-guidelines-communication-and-public-advocacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/social-media-emergencies-unicef-guidelines-communication-and-public-advocacy#comments Global Materials Access Advocacy Digital Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children Voice Phone/Mobile News/Information New Technologies United Nations Rights Risk Management Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global ICT for Development Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:46:42 +0000 kdevries 9351644 at http://www.comminit.com Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/utilizing-ict-demand-generation-reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/cover2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="74" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, July 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"This resource provides an in-depth look at three programs that illustrate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media - specifically using mobile technologies - as part of an integrated strategy to increase demand for and use of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) commodities and services."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.lifesavingcommodities.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/utiliwing-ICT-for-demand-generation.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 32-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/node/268590">Kim Martin - Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.lifesavingcommodities.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Life Saving Commodities website</a>, October 17 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/mama-global-monitoring-and-evaluation-framework"> MAMA Global Monitoring and Evaluation Framework</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/ananya-0">Ananya</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/mobile-alliance-maternal-action-mama-south-africa">Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) - South Africa</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/utilizing-ict-demand-generation-reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/utilizing-ict-demand-generation-reproductive-maternal-newborn-and-child-health#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital Children Community Participation Entertainment Live Performance Civil Society Folk Media MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Marketing Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Foundations Research New Technology Company Health NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs UNICEF Global Health ICT for Development Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:41:47 +0000 jlevy 9351643 at http://www.comminit.com A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/theory-based-framework-media-selection-demand-generation-programs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mediagen.jpg" alt="" title="A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs " width="100" height="99" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> James BonTempo </div> <div class="field-item even"> Joanna Skinner </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, July 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"Theories are often used to guide the design of messaging content aimed at increasing demand for health services and commodities. However, it not always the case that theories are used to guide the selection of the media through which those messages are conveyed; especially in modern demand generation initiatives that leverage new technologies and media."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Media-Selection-in-Demand-Generation-Programs-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 20-page report in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/health-communication-capacity-collaborative-hc3-0">Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://sbccimplementationkits.org/demandrmnch/media-selection/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Demand Generation I-Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities</a>, accessed September 25 2014. <em>Image credit:</em> © 2010 Bonnie Gillespie, Courtesy of Photoshare</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/demand-generation-implementation-kit-underutilized-commodities-reproductive-maternal-new">Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/demand-generation-13-life-saving-commodities-synthesis-evidence">Demand Generation for the 13 Life-saving Commodities: A Synthesis of the Evidence </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/addressing-role-gender-demand-rmnch-commodities-programming-guide">Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A Programming Guide</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/theory-based-framework-media-selection-demand-generation-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/theory-based-framework-media-selection-demand-generation-programs#comments Ethiopia India Global Materials Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Amoxicillin Antenatal Corticosteroids Chlorhexidine Contraceptive Implants Digital Emergency Contraception Female Condom Injectable Antibiotics Magnesium Sulfate Misoprostol Oral Rehydration Salts Oxytocin Resuscitation Zinc Children Bilaterals Child Survival and Growth MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Television Health NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs USAID Global Children, Equity and Development Health ICT for Development Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:25:33 +0000 kdevries 9351288 at http://www.comminit.com Could mHealth and behaviour change communication help turn the Ebola tide? http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/could-mhealth-and-behaviour-change-communication-help-turn-ebola-tide <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ebola_outbreak.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="52" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Willie Ngumi, September 15 2014 - It’s not the first time I’ve heard of Ebola.&nbsp; Every time the epidemic has raised its ugly head, it has been a fairly safe distance from me.&nbsp; And like any other human being, I figured it was "their problem".&nbsp; Even on this occasion it didn’t raise any flags for me personally until it touched Nigeria, and when I had to book a flight to Ghana.&nbsp; Faced with the reality of air travel to West Africa, I began to Google everything about Ebola.&nbsp; Suddenly, it was an issue for me.&nbsp; I have a wife and three young children, as do so ma</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/could-mhealth-and-behaviour-change-communication-help-turn-ebola-tide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/could-mhealth-and-behaviour-change-communication-help-turn-ebola-tide#comments West Africa Access Blogs: Global Health Policies Ebola Communication Bilaterals Phone/Mobile News/Information Foundations Government Departments Health NGOs Featured Communicating with, for and about children Health Communication - Africa Ebola Global Children, Equity and Development Policy Blogs Health ICT for Development Africa Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:06:13 +0000 9351021 at http://www.comminit.com EU, UNODC Partner to Strengthen IT Capacity of Justice Sector Officials in Nigeria http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/eu-unodc-partner-strengthen-it-capacity-justice-sector-officials-nigeria <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/some_trainees_at_one_of_the_training_sessions_in_makurdi_benue_state.jpg" alt="Some trainees at one of the training sessions in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria" title="Some trainees at one of the training sessions in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: James Ayodele, September 8 2014 - The computer and other information technology (IT) equipment are becoming commonplace across the justice sector in Nigeria. However, the lack of, or insufficient, IT skills is limiting the use of the computer by justice sector officials. Although some judicial administrative units are equipped with latest generation of computers, these are yet to become daily working tools.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/eu-unodc-partner-strengthen-it-capacity-justice-sector-officials-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/eu-unodc-partner-strengthen-it-capacity-justice-sector-officials-nigeria#comments Nigeria Access Blogs: Rights and Development Digital Community Participation Bilaterals Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal MDG 8. Global Partnership Government Departments New Technology Company United Nations Featured Global Policy Blogs Democracy and Governance ICT for Development Sun, 07 Sep 2014 13:13:32 +0000 Jamesayo 9350884 at http://www.comminit.com Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/mobile-phones-tool-social-behavioural-change <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mobile_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="64" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Saturday, June 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This group of papers on the use of mobile phones in India for social and behaviour change is the product of research and a two-day multi-stakeholder consultation in May 2013 sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), leading to the formation of the organisation Mobile Social &amp; Behavioural Change (MSBC). The white paper and the working paper present key areas where mobiles are contributing to social and behavioural changes and the limitations, as well as the scope, for expanding the social space for mobiles. </p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/chitra-chauhan-digital-empowerment-foundation">Chitra Chauhan - Digital Empowerment Foundation</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/ict-4-development/node/308324">UNICEF India - New Delhi Office</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://msbcindia.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MSBC India website</a>, September 4 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/mobile-phones-tool-social-behavioural-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/mobile-phones-tool-social-behavioural-change#comments India Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Advocacy MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Children Community Participation MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Bilaterals Network Civil Society MDG 4. Child Mortality Community Groups Governance and Democracy Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media Marketing Economic Development Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Education Foundations MDG 8. Global Partnership Environment Government Departments Health NGOs Private Sector Natural Resources Management New Technologies United Nations Reproductive Health Women Featured UNICEF Global ICT for Development Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:08:17 +0000 jlevy 9350867 at http://www.comminit.com Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/integrating-mobiles-development-projects <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Josh Woodard </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jordan Weinstock </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicholas Lesher </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/mobiles2.jpg" alt="" title="Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects" width="79" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Since the mobiles for development space is evolving rapidly, the handbook is intended to equip readers with a set of questions to ask when using or considering mobiles, rather than providing a prescription for how to use mobiles in a given country or sector."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HqCZAOnVrBgsfLHUGEcey-efkyI2kj0tD-T1Cf_dxew/viewform" target="_blank">Click here to access a form in order to download the handbook, free of charge.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/node/4871">FHI 360 - Family Health International (FHI)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/openrevolution">OpenRevolution</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>149</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/josh-woodard-fhi360">Josh Woodard - FHI360</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Josh Woodard to Soul Beat Africa on August 26 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/integrating-mobiles-development-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/integrating-mobiles-development-projects#comments South East and East Asia Global Materials Access Children - Communicating with, for and about Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Network Voice Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Development Assistance News/Information MDG 8. Global Partnership NGOs United Nations Featured USAID Communicating with, for and about children Global ICT for Development Africa Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:14:52 +0000 kdevries 9350834 at http://www.comminit.com Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/hwgo.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="51" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>"[D]igitally literate women can bring about a lot of change in culture, thinking and social welfare."</p> <p>Through collaboration between Google and the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), amongst other partners (see below),&nbsp; with training through Community Information Resource Center (CIRC) of women, adolescent girls, and "dropout" girls across India, <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.hwgo.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Helping Women Go Online (HWGO</a>) aims to:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HWGO website is linked to a video channel on YouTube, which also carries instructional content (see Related Summaries below, as well as the video sample). The first step after the development of the website was a mass media campaign focused on women to promote the specially designed website, hosting "content covering the very basics of Internet and special content that is relevant for women in India, available both in Hindi and English." According to Google India, "women can also call a toll free helpline number 1800 41 999 77 to get answers for any queries that they may have about the Internet."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The next step has involved a pilot training programme in the villages of Bhilwara in Rajasthan, which covered girl students in the age group of 13 to 18, housewives, and working women. "Basic Internet training content was created in Hindi to help the women understand how they can use the Internet in their day to day lives... Women were trained on basic Internet applications such as search, videos and email. Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendras which are government run Internet centers across Bhilwara were used for the purpose."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Research is planned to track the impact of the initiative on women in India.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here is an example of an instruction video available on the website and video channel:</p> <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/y8t2XDA4kLA?hl=en_GB&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/y8t2XDA4kLA?hl=en_GB&amp;version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Women, Gender, New Technologies</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The initiative aims to help 50 million women get online by the end of 2014. The initiative was piloted in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, with a training of 100,000 women across two and a half months covering over 300 educational institutes, 500 households, 50+ villages, as well as the town of Bhilwara.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google India, DEF, Community Information Resource Center (CIRC), Intel, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Axis Bank, IMRB (formerly "Indian Market Research Bureau"), (for website content: Johnson &amp; Johnson, Indiatimes.com, Healthkart.com, and Babyoye.com)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-0">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Website and Video Channel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-google-looks-to-empower-women-in-india-launches-help-get-women-online-initiative-1922112" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">dna website</a> of Diligent Media Corporation, August 29 2014, and email from DEF to The Communication Initiative on August 29 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project#comments India Experiences Access Digital Film and Video MDG 3. Gender Equality Community Groups Phone/Mobile News/Information Education Foundations Gender NGOs Private Sector New Technologies Women Featured Global ICT for Development Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:07:02 +0000 jlevy 9350764 at http://www.comminit.com Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Website and Video Channel http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ongoing since 2014</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/steps_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) is a website, YouTube video channel, and training project (see Related Summaries below) aimed to increase knowledge and access of Indian women to information and communication technology (ICT) usage through the internet and a telephone hotline.</p> <p>The website includes a step-by-step guide, covering, for example: how to use a computer, how to use the internet, how to find useful information online, and how to send an email.</p> <p>The aims are to:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.hwgo.com/" target="_blank">Click here to access this website.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English and three Indian languages including Hindi</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-0">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-project">Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-google-looks-to-empower-women-in-india-launches-help-get-women-online-initiative-1922112" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">dna website</a> of Diligent Media Corporation, August 29 2014, and email from the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to The Communication Initiative on August 29 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/helping-women-get-online-hwgo-website-and-video-channel#comments India Materials Access Digital Film and Video Community Groups Phone/Mobile News/Information Education Foundations Gender New Technology Company NGOs Private Sector New Technologies Women Featured Global ICT for Development Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:55:12 +0000 jlevy 9350763 at http://www.comminit.com Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the Potential, Meeting the Challenges http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/children-ict-and-development-capturing-potential-meeting-challenges <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/unicef_10.jpg" alt="" title="" width="82" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dorothea Kleine </div> <div class="field-item even"> David Hollow </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sammia Poveda </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, January 1, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>IT4D Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London (Kleine, Poveda), Jigsaw Consult (Hollow)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This study on information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as mobile phones, computers, and the internet, examines the ways in which these tools can contribute to child-focused development goals. The <span> United Nations Children's Fund (</span>UNICEF) Office of Research - Innocenti initiated the study in collaboration with the ICT4D [ICT for Development] Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London and Jigsaw Consult. It is a mapping review of recent literature and expert opinion obtained through 35 in-depth interviews.</p> <p>Themes include:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/unicef_royalholloway_ict4dreport_final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 70-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/node/275851">UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r= http://www.unicef-irc.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> The UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti website</a>, August 28 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: ©UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0918/Dormino</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/children-ict-and-development-capturing-potential-meeting-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/children-ict-and-development-capturing-potential-meeting-challenges#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Advocacy Children - Communicating with, for and about Digital Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Quality Early Learning to Scale MDG 3. Gender Equality Civil Society Phone/Mobile Development Assistance Economic Development Education MDG 8. Global Partnership Government Departments Research Gender NGOs Private Sector New Technologies United Nations Rights Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global ICT for Development Africa Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:22:32 +0000 jlevy 9350746 at http://www.comminit.com