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Assessing Changes in Attitudes, Awareness, and Behavior in Indonesian Youths: A Multi-Method Communication and Social Media Approach
January 6, 2017

Assessing Changes in Attitudes, Awareness, and Behavior in Indonesian ...

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The research presented in this paper provides insights to inform how practitioners design counter trafficking in persons (C-TIP) awareness-raising materials, both in general and specifically within Indonesia, where the research was conducted. The ...

Coding Bootcamps: A Strategy for Youth Employment in Developing Countries
January 5, 2017

Coding Bootcamps: A Strategy for Youth Employment in Developing Countries

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From the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), this digital inclusion research report explores the history of the bootcamp phenomenon, identifies the primary models in operation, reviews how they contribute to the employment path, and ...

Going global with Facebook Live
December 24, 2016

Going global with Facebook Live

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Bidhya Chapagain on December 22 2016 2016 - Hundreds of thousands of people across the world joined our first two Facebook Lives from Nepal, grabbing the opportunity to question an inspiring group ...

The 5 C's of Successful Digital Health Scale-up
December 14, 2016

The 5 C's of Successful Digital Health Scale-up

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Author: Dr. Sherri Bucher, December 13 2016 - Launched in August 2014, MomConnect, a stage-based text messaging platform which connects women in South Africa with targeted, evidence-based information regarding pregnancy, childbirth, and ...

Technology Tools in Human Rights
December 13, 2016

Technology Tools in Human Rights

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"Human rights documentation is a core part of human rights advocacy. And while there is a rich history and community of practice in collecting, storing, organising, analysing, and communicating human rights data, the landscape is quickly ...

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services
December 12, 2016

Lessons for Sustainability: Failing to Scale ICT4Ag-Enabled Services

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"ICTs have undoubted potential to boost agricultural production and value chains in ACP countries. But many efforts to introduce ICTs for this purpose have not been sustainable. What can we learn from their experiences?" - Michael Hailu, CTA ...

Using Social Media to Communicate against Violent Extremism
December 9, 2016

Using Social Media to Communicate against Violent Extremism

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"Violent extremists have used the online world to spread misinformation and hateful messages in an effort to radicalise others. However, social media can be harnessed to challenge extremist propaganda and promote positive values such as ...

A First Look at Digital Security
December 9, 2016

A First Look at Digital Security

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"Say you know that you want to protect yourself online, but you don't know where to start. Or maybe you've heard about a best practice or tactic to use, but you don't know how to implement it. Well, you're in luck!"

Access Now Position Paper: A Digital Rights Approach to Proposals for Preventing or Countering Violent Extremism Online
December 9, 2016

Access Now Position Paper: A Digital Rights Approach to Proposals for ...

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"We cannot toss out all that we have learned about protecting free expression or limiting surveillance because activity once conducted in the physical environment now takes place on the internet, or because conversations that were once hidden are ...

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 ...

Scaling Accountability through Vertically Integrated Civil Society Policy Monitoring and Advocacy
December 7, 2016

Scaling Accountability through Vertically Integrated Civil Society Policy ...

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"'Scale' has many different meanings across fields and contexts. Looking at scale from different angles - drawing insights from different ways of using the term - helps [us] understand how we can take scale into account when developing strategic ...

Managing Disaster Response through Mobile: Asia Pacific
December 1, 2016

Managing Disaster Response through Mobile: Asia Pacific

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"Mobile networks and the connectivity they provide can be a lifeline for those affected by natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. They are vital to facilitating access to information and coordinating assistance within affected ...

Citizen Engagement in Peacebuilding: A Communication for Development Approach to Rebuilding Peace from the Bottom-Up
November 29, 2016

Citizen Engagement in Peacebuilding: A Communication for Development ...

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"Through participatory communication and a tailored use of the media and technology, C4D can create new platforms and channels for citizens to be agents in the national reconstruction." This article demonstrates how a communication for ...

What Role Does Lifeline Preparedness Play in Enabling Effective Communication in a Crisis? Case Studies from Myanmar and Nepal
November 28, 2016

What Role Does Lifeline Preparedness Play in Enabling Effective ...

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"[A]ll too often, coordination of communication is a challenge in a crisis. The media doesn't traditionally work in partnership with aid workers and the government; they actually often mistrust each other, as the media usually plays an important ...

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and Community-Based Intervention Trial in East Java, Indonesia
November 28, 2016

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and ...

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"...novel theory-driven approaches which employ emotional motivators are capable of having an effect on improving dietary diversity and the regularity of vegetable and fruit intake among children aged 6-24 months." This study explored whether a ...

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 ...

YouthMobile
November 18, 2016

YouthMobile

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"At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, encouraging innovation and creativity of youth is vital for effectively addressing these challenges."

Great Idea
November 18, 2016

Great Idea

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"Great Idea makes use of...ICT [information and communication technology] and media to amplify the effect of good quality lessons to be used inside and outside of schools." Great Idea is a mobile- and distance-learning project for secondary ...

eHealth Conversations: Using Information Management, Dialogue, and Knowledge Exchange to Move Toward Universal Access to Health
November 10, 2016

eHealth Conversations: Using Information Management, Dialogue, and Knowledge ...

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"Due to the variety and timeliness of the topics addressed, this work is useful for health professionals, decision makers, political leaders, developers of health-related programs, and other players interested in the broad field of eHealth."

eHealth in the Region of the Americas: Breaking down the Barriers to Implementation
November 10, 2016

eHealth in the Region of the Americas: Breaking down the Barriers to ...

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In 2005, all World Health Organization (WHO) Member States committed to working to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in a collective expression of the belief that all people in need should have access to health services without risk of ...

#Unite4Heritage
November 10, 2016

#Unite4Heritage

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"Empowering youth to actively participate in cultural life and equipping learners to become responsible global citizens is vital to forging more fair, inclusive and peaceful societies. Digital technologies and the Internet, which impact on the ...

Innovation Series: Technology Is Helping to Ensure Polio Workers Are Where They Are Most Needed
November 3, 2016

Innovation Series: Technology Is Helping to Ensure Polio Workers Are Where ...

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"The polio eradication programme is using technology in innovative ways to map the activities of polio workers on the ground, and ensure that expertise and support is getting to the areas where it is most needed."

Policy Options and Regulatory Mechanisms for Managing Radicalization on the Internet
November 3, 2016

Policy Options and Regulatory Mechanisms for Managing Radicalization on the ...

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"There is growing concern that the Internet operates as a catalyst for radicalization and violence. Whether the main impact is one of 'self-radicalization' or the dissemination of information, instructions or communication is still open to ...

Capturing Hate
November 3, 2016

Capturing Hate

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"...it is our hope that these findings raise greater awareness and spark discussion of the cultural and political climate that is fostering discrimination and encouraging violence against transgender communities. And, we hope it creates a sense ...

Video as Evidence Field Guide
November 2, 2016

Video as Evidence Field Guide

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"Video captured by citizens and activists can be instrumental in drawing attention to human rights abuses, calling for investigations and advocating for change. But many filmers want their videos to do more: they want their footage to expose ...

The Power of Maps - Bringing the Third Dimension to the Negotiation Table
November 2, 2016

The Power of Maps - Bringing the Third Dimension to the Negotiation Table

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"Knowledge built up over time and passed on from generation to generation represents a valuable asset for rural communities when it comes to their land and aquatic resources. Being able to collate rich spatially-defined/geo-referenced local ...

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report
October 31, 2016

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report

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My Rights My Voice (MRMV) is a multi-country programme implemented by Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Québec, and their partners with the aim of engaging marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services. (See Related ...

Reflections on Media Education Futures
October 27, 2016

Reflections on Media Education Futures

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"With technology companies continuously launching new devices, media consumption is constantly changing and new relationships with media and practices raise new questions. At the same time, new generations adopt new roles as users of the media ...

Communication, Participation, & Social Change: A Review of Communication Initiatives Addressing Gender-Based Violence, Gender Norms, and Harmful Traditional Practices in Crisis-Affected Settings
October 25, 2016

Communication, Participation, & Social Change: A Review of Communication ...

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"Participatory communication activities can spur discussion and engagement, empower individuals and groups, strengthen leadership and advocacy skills, and promote alternatives to norms and practices that propagate gender inequities and ...

Review of the Humanitarian Response in Nepal: A Focus on Inclusion and Accountability
October 24, 2016

Review of the Humanitarian Response in Nepal: A Focus on Inclusion and ...

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"...accountability and inclusion are not an add-on, they are a different way to work." This review looks at diverse projects funded by the Humanitarian Coalition and carried out by Humanitarian Coalition member organisations - CARE Canada, Oxfam ...

Virtual Reality Films Bring New Dimension to Polio Fight
October 24, 2016

Virtual Reality Films Bring New Dimension to Polio Fight

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"When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level." - Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and publishing with Rotary's communications team

Media Development in Regions of Conflict, Transitional Countries, and Closed Societies
October 18, 2016

Media Development in Regions of Conflict, Transitional Countries, and Closed ...

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"Media development actors need to have a clear and coordinated strategy on how to support a free and pluralistic media landscape in a fragile state. They need to assess local needs and work closely with all stakeholders....[T]hose in power and ...

Seeing Is Believing: Evidence from a Community Video Approach for Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors
October 18, 2016

Seeing Is Believing: Evidence from a Community Video Approach for Nutrition ...

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"The use of video as a SBCC medium offers several advantages when working in rural communities, such as more standardized content with fewer inconsistencies across educators and high receptivity and understanding among low-literacy ...

PhotoVoice Facilitator's Guide
October 13, 2016

PhotoVoice Facilitator's Guide

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The guide has been developed to help organisations working in low-, middle-, and high-income countries prepare, organise, and facilitate a PhotoVoice training. Developed by Rutgers, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in sexual and ...

Health through Measurement: Countries Learn How by Listening to Each Other
October 10, 2016

Health through Measurement: Countries Learn How by Listening to Each Other

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Author: James Thomas, October 10 2016 - In a world that is working to ensure health for all, what does progress look like? It might look like people from different nations sitting in tight circles, leaning in to hear each talk about their ...

A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators in mHealth for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
October 5, 2016

A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators in mHealth for ...

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This guide from the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations (UN) Foundation distills best practices and industry-wide lessons by providing key motivators, challenges, and recommendations for mobile health (mHealth) service providers to ...

Achieving Impact at Scale through ICT-Enabled Extension Services (AIS)
October 4, 2016

Achieving Impact at Scale through ICT-Enabled Extension Services (AIS)

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"Radio broadcasts, text messaging, and phone apps are providing more farmers with the information and market linkages needed to adopt technologies that increase their productivity and improve nutrition in their communities."

Health information systems lay foundation for building from one emergency to the next
October 4, 2016

Health information systems lay foundation for building from one emergency to ...

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Author: James Thomas, cross-posted on October 4 2016 - Ebola has once again surfaced in Guinea. Meanwhile, the battle with Zika virus continues in Latin America. American responses to outbreaks tend to be disease-specific, driven in part by the ...

Good Men Give Value to Women
October 3, 2016

Good Men Give Value to Women

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Implemented by Paz y Desarrollo (PYD) Cambodia, a Spanish non-governmental organisation (NGO), in partnership with the Ministry of Women's Affairs (MoWA), Good Men Give Value to Women - the Good Men campaign - sought to contribute to the ...

Violence against Women and the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Jamaica
October 3, 2016

Violence against Women and the Use of Information and Communication ...

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Existing research points out that a large number of women and girls in Jamaica suffer from gender-based violence. In fact, violence against women (VAW) is a problem throughout the Caribbean region. At the same time, the use of information and ...

Compromised Connections: Overcoming Privacy Challenges of the Mobile Internet
October 3, 2016

Compromised Connections: Overcoming Privacy Challenges of the Mobile Internet

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"The growing and rapidly changing interaction between ICT and society will continue to push a wide range of human rights concerns to the forefront. In response, we need to carefully think about how we harness the power of these technologies, ...

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, Results and Lessons
October 3, 2016

Engaging Social Media for Health Communication in Africa: Approaches, ...

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"...health-related social media interventions should be grounded in a theory of change, enhance meaningful participation of critical actors in the development process, and address the problem of inequities."

Participatory communication through community radio
October 2, 2016

Participatory communication through community radio

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Author: Anele Herbet Dube, October 3 2016 - One of the key challenges facing Civil Society Organisations (CSO) in Zimbabwe has more to do with programming rather than funding or diminishing funding opportunities. In my more than 5 years ...

Getting from 'Wow' to Sustainability
September 29, 2016

Getting from 'Wow' to Sustainability

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Author: Jim Thomas, PhD, Project Director, MEASURE Evaluation, June 28 2016 [a MEASURE Evaluation blog reprinted from the Global Digital Health Network on the Knowledge Gateway] BANGKOK, Thailand - With a cellphone application, mClinica can ...

Afghan Information Ecosystems: A Design Research Approach
September 27, 2016

Afghan Information Ecosystems: A Design Research Approach

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"[P]ractitioners should take steps to increase online security, online literacy, and inclusivity while keeping sight of the enduring value of face to face networks and conventional communication methods."

A Parent's Guide: Talk to Your Children about the Internet
September 27, 2016

A Parent's Guide: Talk to Your Children about the Internet

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"You know your children best. Sit down with them and discuss the benefits of the Internet....In the same conversation, have a realistic plan for avoiding misuse of the Internet. Use the language best suited to your relationship to create a safe, ...

DatNav: Guide to Navigate the Digital Data in Human Rights Research
September 27, 2016

DatNav: Guide to Navigate the Digital Data in Human Rights Research

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"Digital data can support human rights documentation in depth, breadth, accuracy and efficiency." This guide is designed to help human rights researchers, journalists, students, and philanthropists navigate and integrate digital data and online ...

Shining a Light on Untapped Resources for Behavior Change Communication in Guatemala
September 23, 2016

Shining a Light on Untapped Resources for Behavior Change Communication in ...

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"These studies provided new and important insights on three avenues for engagement that have, to date, been underutilized for social and behavior change communication."

Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at Country Level
September 23, 2016

Implementing Agenda 2030: Unpacking the Data Revolution at Country Level

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This final report from the Post-2015 Data Test initiative offers research-based reflections on how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be effectively and universally applied, as well as ...

Connecting Refugees
September 22, 2016

Connecting Refugees

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"The digital revolution is transforming the world but refugees are being left behind. Today, almost 65 million forcibly displaced refugees and internally displaced persons are living without reliable internet and mobile connectivity." This ...

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