<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 Can You Hear Me Now? Why Good Communication Is Critical to the Nepal Quake Response http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/can-you-hear-me-now-why-good-communication-critical-nepal-quake-response <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"> Imogen Wall </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">Wednesday, April 29, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"The need to communicate - and the idea that information is a form of assistance in its own right - is increasingly acknowledged as an urgent but under-supported aspect of disaster response."</em></p> <p> In this article, Imogen Wall offers examples of the ways that strategic thinking around the use of communication is playing a role in the response to the April 25 2015 Nepal earthquake.</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.irinnews.org/report/101421/can-you-hear-me-now-why-good-communication-is-critical-to-the-nepal-quake-response" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to read the article on the IRIN website.</a> </div> </div> </div> <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/irin.jpg" alt="" title="Can You Hear Me Now? Why Good Communication is Critical to the Nepal Quake Response" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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>CR News, Volume 6, Issue #2, Apr-Jun 2015, sent to The Communication Initiative on May 6 2015. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> Children living in a temporary camp use a smart phone to listen for radio updates. Shreeram KC/Plan International.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/can-you-hear-me-now-why-good-communication-critical-nepal-quake-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/can-you-hear-me-now-why-good-communication-critical-nepal-quake-response#comments Nepal Strategic Thinking Access Digital Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio NGOs Risk Management Featured BBC Media Action Global ICT for Development Media Development Wed, 06 May 2015 15:30:14 +0000 kdevries 9355070 at http://www.comminit.com Verboice http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/verboice <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/verboice.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="90" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Verboice is a free and open-source tool for creating and running projects that interact via voice, allowing users to listen and record messages in their own language and dialect or answer questions with a phone keypad.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://verboice.instedd.org/" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here to access information about this tool.</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.ictworks.org/2015/02/16/the-technology-helping-cambodias-disconnected-and-hardest-to-reach/?utm_source=ICTworks&amp;utm_campaign=21de701c5a-MC-RSS-Email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_0814c7961e-21de701c5a-48308241" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ICTworks by Inveneo enewsletter</a> of February 16 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/verboice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/verboice#comments Global Materials Access Digital Community Participation Civil Society Phone/Mobile News/Information Environment New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Risk Management Featured Global ICT for Development Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:14:35 +0000 jlevy 9354896 at http://www.comminit.com What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake? http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/what-do-we-know-about-communicating-communities-following-earthquake <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">Monday, April 27, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>&nbsp;The Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network has put together a lessons-learned web document on communicating with communities following an earthquake, focused on communication with Nepali communities and connecting lessons learned for early-stage action that can result in operational effectiveness.</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.cdacnetwork.org/i/20150427141213-vrsfn/" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online, see additional links, and comment. </a> </div> </div> </div> <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/nepal_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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 Rachel Houghton and Nicola Bailey to The Communication Initiative on April 27 &nbsp;and 28 2015, respectively.</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/communicating-disaster-affected-communities-cdac-0">Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/when-communicating-really-matters-experience-cdac-haiti">When Communicating Really Matters: The Experience of CDAC in Haiti</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/improving-communication-between-aid-agencies-and-crisis-affected-people-lessons-infoasai">Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/infoasaid">infoasaid</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ict-4-development/content/media-information-systems-and-communities-lessons-haiti">Media, Information Systems and Communities: Lessons from Haiti</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/what-do-we-know-about-communicating-communities-following-earthquake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/what-do-we-know-about-communicating-communities-following-earthquake#comments Nepal Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital Community Participation Network Civil Society Person-to-Person Voice Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Television NGOs Risk Management Featured BBC Media Action Global ICT for Development Media Development Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:01:06 +0000 jlevy 9354890 at http://www.comminit.com Ebola: audience research by mobile phone http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/ebola-audience-research-mobile-phone-0 <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/bbc_media_action_3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="59" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Dorothy Peprah, April 21 2015 - As we tentatively celebrate the recovery of Beatrice Yardolo, the last known Ebola patient to be discharged from a treatment centre in Liberia, BBC Media Action continues working on programmes and training across the region to ensure Ebola is minimised.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/ebola-audience-research-mobile-phone-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/ebola-audience-research-mobile-phone-0#comments Liberia Access Blogs: Global Health Policies Ebola Communication Phone/Mobile Research NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Ebola Global Policy Blogs ICT for Development Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:38:30 +0000 BBC Media Action 9354711 at http://www.comminit.com 8 Considerations for Better Mobile Learning Solutions for Women http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/8-considerations-better-mobile-learning-solutions-women <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/inveneo.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Alexandra Tyers, April 21 2015 - I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a few months ago. Tigo were awarded an Innovation Fund grant from GSMA Connected Women to develop Tigo Biashara, a mobile educational service, which offers <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.gsma.com/connectedwomen/where-we-are-working/tigo-tanzania/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">business skills training</a> aimed at low-income female entrepreneurs in Tanzania, delivered through voice and SMS platforms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/8-considerations-better-mobile-learning-solutions-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/8-considerations-better-mobile-learning-solutions-women#comments Bangladesh Tanzania Access Blogs: Shifting Media Landscapes Phone/Mobile Economic Development News/Information Research Gender NGOs New Technologies Women Featured Global Policy Blogs ICT for Development Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:12:39 +0000 9354710 at http://www.comminit.com Voces Moviles (VozMob) - Mobile Voices http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/voces-moviles-vozmob-mobile-voices <p>On this digital/mobile platform, young and adult Latino immigrant workers in Los Angeles, California, United States (US), can create stories about their lives and communities directly from a cell phone. Vozmob appropriates technology to promote popular communication.</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 platform is based on the Drupal content management system using a free software that can display video, audio, and text, designed with the idea that those with limited or no access to computers can tell their own stories and gain more participation in the public digital sphere.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Through various digital tools, VozMob provides an <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.vozmob.net" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">online publishing location</a> to capture stories directly from mobile phones. It includes a system of multimedia messages (MMS). It includes audio, photo, video, blogs, a news feed and a day labourers newsfeed, and an urgent action posting page.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Periodically, a team analyses the multimedia stories, develops and shares knowledge, works on the system design, and creates training tools to promote the content management system.</p> </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>Youth, Rights, Mobile Populations.</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>From the idea of making digital media accessible for low wage and migrant workers, organisers have incorporated volunteers and staff from IDEPSCA, students and professors from ASC &amp; J, and programmers and media activists to give voice to those who have traditionally been "estadosilenciadas/os" - in a state of silence or silenced by the state. Organisations that joined with support for assessment, development of teaching tools, or technical support include: Macarthur/HASTAC (alliance of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists) Digital Media and Learning Competition, Nokia, Social Science Research Council, Annenberg Innovation Lab, Annenberg Program on Online Communities, and Netsquared Mobile Challenge.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vL5utjMK8Us" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <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/vozmob_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="77" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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>Annenberg School for Communication &amp; Journalism at the University of Southern California (ASC&amp;J), the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA), the Popular Communication team of Day Laborers and Household Workers, Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN)</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/voces-moviles-vozmob">Voces Moviles (VozMob)</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://vozmob.net/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">VozMob website</a>, March 26 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/voces-moviles-vozmob-mobile-voices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/voces-moviles-vozmob-mobile-voices#comments United States Experiences 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Access Adolescent Civic Engagement Children - Communicating with, for and about Digital Mobile Populations Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Community Participation Voice Community Groups Phone/Mobile Foundations NGOs Rights Youth Featured Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global ICT for Development Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:13:57 +0000 jlevy 9354280 at http://www.comminit.com A Vision for the Humanitarian Use of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/vision-humanitarian-use-emerging-technology-emerging-needs <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">Monday, March 23, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>&nbsp;</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="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1vf6TLGIC0yZk9UU2t2UGFmNlE/view" 0="a:0:{}" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online.</a> </div> </div> </div> <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/rc.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/international-federation-red-cross-and-red-crescent-societies-ifrc">International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - IFRC</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 Wayan Vota through ICTworks to The Communication Initiative on March 25 and 27 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/vision-humanitarian-use-emerging-technology-emerging-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/vision-humanitarian-use-emerging-technology-emerging-needs#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Digital Community Participation Community Groups Phone/Mobile Print Foundations Government Departments Research New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Risk Management Featured Global ICT for Development Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:29:03 +0000 jlevy 9354262 at http://www.comminit.com MIRA Channel http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/mira-channel <p>MIRA Channel, a mobile health initiative produced in India, "is an integrated mobile phone channel to provide health information to rural women and connect them with public health services using mobile phones in low-resource settings. The objective of MIRA is to enable women to improve health indicators by self-managing their health and reach towards a larger goal of women empowerment using digital connect.</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 channel for individual women is an “app” that &nbsp;includes tools and information in a form that is icon-rich and interactive, for example, a week-by-week pregnancy tracker, an immunisation-tracker, a menstrual-cycle calculator, a family planning tracker, and an infection-prevention toolkit. "MIRA uses iconic messaging, supported with micro-audio messages in local languages, for the purpose of ease of understanding of semi-literate women."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This individual app is being disseminated through MIRA workers, described below, and through the networks of telecom recharge centres (kiosks), community radio stations, and the network of self-help groups (SHGs), as well as through Nokia App stores, schools, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and workshops.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The “MIRA Worker Toolkit” channel has content, communication, and service provisioning for "a chain of health workers called MIRA workers who go from house-to-house to do household registrations and identify pregnant women and under 5 year children for RI (routine immunization) using mobile phones. After registering the pregnant women, MIRA visits the women regularly on a weekly basis and advises them through mobile phone based iconic graphic and audio which pertain to the current pregnancy week of the women. The data of pregnant women and children for immunization collected by MIRA workers is sent over the mobile to central server and is shared with local PHCs [public health clinics]."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>MIRA also trains "communities on immunization and counsels adolescent girls on issues related to menstrual hygiene, emergency contraception, education, marriage, reproductive &amp; sexual health, women rights etc. The majority of the content provided for adolescent girls is provided through games and story-telling."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>MIRA workers are often chosen from among young girls with an interest in health work who then work in their own communities. They are trained and connected with accredited social health activists (ASHAs) in their communities. Each is then provided with a standard Java phone that has the MIRA toolkit uploaded. Each "carries a MIRA register with a village map, badge, dress and necessary stationary."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A third channel, ‘MIRA-PHC Connect’, is designed for communication and service delivery "in sync with public health network of Haryana State Rural Health Mission." It is customised for ASHAs and ANMs (Auxiliary Nurse and Midwives). It provides “info-graphics on growing baby in the week, dietary, medical related, dos and donts. On every weekly visit, ASHA also asks women a set of 5 symptomatic questions which are related to high risk pregnancies (HRPs) like anemia, pre-eclampsia etc. The question is answered in ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in green and or red dots respectively. The second application is for the ANMs to interact with data service delivery. All the women data sent over the server are viewed by the ANM. An ANM can view pregnancy records of all women of the ASHAs. ANM triggers action request to ASHAs for ANC check-ups of women. All the records of the checkup are uploaded on state health servers and shared with ASHA. The system produces instantaneous ‘Live-Data’ for the state to take timely decisions and action."</p> </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, Reproductive Health, Youth, Children, Immunisation and Vaccination</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>ZMQ, developer and implementer of the MIRA technology, uses what they call a "'[f]ully-technology linked community model’ (also a ‘Bottom-up Technology Model’)" in order to empower "communities and give them more control of information and services.... With increasing mobile networks globally and low-cost handsets, millions of people that never had regular access to computers or fixed-line telephones now use mobile devices as daily tools for communication. This explosion of mobile phone usage has the potential to service delivery on a massive scale. It has also been evidenced that technology can bring in transformative changes by substantially improving accessibility, affordability and effectiveness of any health program. ZMQ’s theory of change is to provide 'information &amp; services' to isolated, marginalized and rural communities in a timely and accessible way...."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Impact reported by ZMQ: "MIRA was launched on the ground on 8th March 2012. In two years time, the project has reached to 266,000 women and girls. In the project intervention area, there has been an increase in ANC visits by 55% (from 23% to 82% - overall Haryana is 42.2%), Institutional deliveries by 49% (from 32% to 81%, overall Haryana is 49%) and immunization rates by 41% (from 51% to 92%, overall Haryana is 78%)."</p> </div> </div> </div> <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/mira2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="49" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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>ZMQ partners with: "the Millennia2025 Foundation, co- founder of Zero Mothers Die, to scale up in West Africa along with local partners, such as Traffina Foundation in Nigeria. An initial implementation of Zero Mothers Die is planned in Ghana, with MOH-Ghana Health Service, UNAIDS, and local partners by end 2014."&nbsp;</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/zmqs-freedomtb-active-compliance-system-combat-tuberculosis">ZMQ&#039;s FreedomTB: An Active Compliance System to Combat Tuberculosis</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 Subhi Quraishi to The Communication Initiative on March 15 2015, and&nbsp;<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.MIRAchannel.org/Index.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The MIRA Channel website</a>, March 25 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/mira-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/mira-channel#comments India Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Access Children Community Participation Network Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information Foundations Government Departments Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Reproductive Health Women Youth Featured UNAIDS Adolescent Development Global Health ICT for Development Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:49:59 +0000 jlevy 9354256 at http://www.comminit.com Three Examples of Why Content Is King and Context Shapes the Package http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/three-examples-why-content-king-and-context-shapes-package <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/mg_2391klein-200x300.jpg" alt="" title="" width="67" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Damalie Wasukira, March 25 2015 - Without understanding context, one can't communicate effectively. Considering context in communication means you consider the framework of related facts, conditions and circumstances within which the communication takes place. These kind of factors influence the way a message is understood by the recipient. For TTC, this means carefully taking into account our target group when starting a project.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/three-examples-why-content-king-and-context-shapes-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/three-examples-why-content-king-and-context-shapes-package#comments Mali Sierra Leone Uganda Access Blogs: Global Health Policies Ebola Communication Civil Society MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile News/Information NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured Ebola Global Policy Blogs Health ICT for Development Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:44:43 +0000 9354251 at http://www.comminit.com Social Media and Global Health http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/social-media-and-global-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/egpf.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: &nbsp;Silvio Waisbord, March 18 2015, cross-posted from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) website: In this guest post, Silvio Waisbord, Ph.D. of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs explores how social media can influence public health behaviors, especially in resource-limited settings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/social-media-and-global-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/ict-4-development/content/social-media-and-global-health#comments Global Academic Institutions Access Blogs: Global Health Policies Digital Civil Society Phone/Mobile Government Departments Research Health NGOs New Technologies Featured Global Policy Blogs Health ICT for Development Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:54:40 +0000 Waisbord 9354148 at http://www.comminit.com