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Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement
September 20, 2017

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs Work for Transformative Engagement

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"Digital choices for democracy can empower or disempower citizens; can present citizens with real alternatives for equality, thereby deepening democracy; or [can] prove costly for both individual citizens and the polity as a whole."

A Citizenship in Crisis: Voice, Welfare and Other Contestations in the Digital State
August 28, 2017

A Citizenship in Crisis: Voice, Welfare and Other Contestations in the ...

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"The primacy of the digital over the offline, in a scenario where digital access disparities are stark, has meant that traditional forms of collective representation and action fall by the wayside and are not given their fair due - to emerge, ...

ReMiND Project: Midterm Evaluation Summary
August 22, 2017

ReMiND Project: Midterm Evaluation Summary

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Using mobile phone-based health technology (mHealth) in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, the Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths Project (ReMiND) aims to increase the adoption of key maternal newborn and child health practices by improving the ...

Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND)
August 22, 2017

Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND)

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"What was really eye-opening was that with the phone, the illiterate ASHA, who seemed overwhelmed and a bit lost, was transformed to someone with increased skills and confidence, who was effective in her work and respected in her community. - ...

Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age
August 22, 2017

Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age

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This paper summarises the key issues in the current digital governance scenario in India. It focuses on emerging technological practices in government and articulates the gaps in current legal-policy measures necessary to promote participatory ...

A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Work to Improve Maternal and Child Health
March 23, 2017

A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action's ...

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"By working with governmental and non-governmental partners, BBC Media Action's content was able to go beyond mass media to reach those without access, spark discussion and deepen the impact of work to improve reproductive, maternal and newborn ...

Missing the signals: India's anti-vaccination social media campaign
March 7, 2017

Missing the signals: India's anti-vaccination social media campaign

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Author: Heidi Larson, March 7 2017 - It is not just in the US [United States] and Europe, where wealthier populations are among the most vaccine questioning. India recently launched a one-month campaign to vaccinate over 35 million 9-month to ...

Violence Online in India: Cybercrimes Against Women and Minorities on Social Media
March 2, 2017

Violence Online in India: Cybercrimes Against Women and Minorities on Social ...

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"[W]hat we have today is a flawed Internet that reflects the offline world we live in, where women and marginalized communities are abused, harassed, threatened, stalked, and violated daily. As a feminist journalist, this concerns me deeply ...

How Revealing
February 6, 2017

How Revealing

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Launched in January 2017 by a group Indians led by a lawyer, How Revealing is designed to be a safe space online for people in India to share their stories of sexual assault. The website is dedicated to recording experiences of every magnitude, ...

Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A Compendium of 100+ Initiatives in India
January 31, 2017

Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A Compendium of 100+ ...

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"The bigger thinking of compiling over 100 projects is to explore how mobiles can drive desired social and behavioural changes among millions of Indians."

Radio Mewat
January 5, 2017

Radio Mewat

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Radio Mewat is a community radio station (FM 90.4) located in Mewat, one of India's most disadvantaged and isolated districts in the state of Haryana. Radio Mewat seeks to give voice to the voiceless - in particular, by sharing information and ...

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report
December 20, 2016

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report

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"...the HTSM project offers promising potential as a bottom-up media intervention model. If used with local populations in high need areas, these media tools can help change individual attitudes and behaviors that will pave the way for local ...

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 ...

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 ...

Priya's Shakti and Priya's Mirror
October 11, 2016

Priya's Shakti and Priya's Mirror

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"...shatters the taboos around gender based violence through art, education, and a strong identifiable female character who is a rape survivor and superhero."

Growing Women-Owned Businesses: WEConnect
September 12, 2016

Growing Women-Owned Businesses: WEConnect

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This research project is working to help women-owned businesses connect to global markets and enhance their growth prospects to support socioeconomic development and gender equality. WEConnect International, an international non-profit ...

Namma Vaani
August 30, 2016

Namma Vaani

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Namma Vaani is a social networking platform designed to empower the disability community in Karnataka, India. Created by EnAble India, Namma Vaani is a channel to build a community of people with disabilities whom they help place in companies, to ...

Design Lessons from Creating a Mobile-based Community Media Platform in Rural India
August 30, 2016

Design Lessons from Creating a Mobile-based Community Media Platform in ...

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"It is well known that technology based interventions targeted towards development need to look beyond technology to be successful - cultural nuances, capability and intentions of the people, institutional linkages, financial sustainability, etc ...

Kahi Ankahi Baatein (KAB) [Speaking the Unsaid]
August 30, 2016

Kahi Ankahi Baatein (KAB) [Speaking the Unsaid]

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In a country where young people constitute about 22.8% of the population, the New Delhi, India-based human rights organisation CREA (Creating Resources for Empowerment and Action) observed that there exist very few resources that provide ...

CR: A User's Guide to the Technology
August 18, 2016

CR: A User's Guide to the Technology

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"As hands-on participatory community development specialists it is in your interest to be aware of the different options open to you in sourcing, maintenance and operation of the equipment that is most suited to your individual needs." - Jocelyne ...

Understanding Immunisation Awareness and Sentiment Through Social and Mainstream Media
August 2, 2016

Understanding Immunisation Awareness and Sentiment Through Social and ...

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"As immunisation uptake is mediated by socio-cultural and political influences, locally appropriate communication responses are required to meet and sustain coverage goals." This brief describes a multi-country study by United Nations (UN) ...

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones
July 14, 2016

Gyan Jyoti - Generating FP Demand via Mobile Phones

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This Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Spotlight on Health COMpass from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) explores the process and impact of developing an android-based phone app called Gyan Jyoti ("light of ...

Connected Society: Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT)
June 21, 2016

Connected Society: Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit (MISTT)

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This GSMA toolkit is for mobile network operators (MNOs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), development organisations, and governments who want to provide training to improve people's basic knowledge and understanding of the mobile internet. ...

Internal Migration: A Manual for Community Radio Stations
June 6, 2016

Internal Migration: A Manual for Community Radio Stations

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"Given the Internal Migration in India Initiative (IMII)'s objective to increase understanding of the issue of internal migration, advocate for policy reform for inclusion of internal migrants in society, and inform migrants about their rights ...

Success Stories on Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture and Rural Development
May 31, 2016

Success Stories on Information and Communication Technologies for ...

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This publication from the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific uses 7 case studies to document how small resource-poor farmers can use emerging technologies to improve agricultural productivity and ...

ICT-Enabled Info-Kiosks for Knowledge-Based Community Empowerment of NREGA Workers
May 11, 2016

ICT-Enabled Info-Kiosks for Knowledge-Based Community Empowerment of NREGA ...

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"...simplified information access for people at the grassroots..." In 2010, OneWorld Foundation India launched an information and communication technology (ICT) initiative to help empower workers about an Indian labour law and social security ...

Use of Mobile Phones by the Rural Poor: Gender Perspectives from Selected Asian Countries
May 5, 2016

Use of Mobile Phones by the Rural Poor: Gender Perspectives from Selected ...

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"Mobile phones have been shown (though not uniformly) to positively contribute in various ways to rural development, from reducing information asymmetry, improving functional networks, to increasing access to services and finance. Yet a digital ...

NyayaPath: An Access to Justice Initiative
May 3, 2016

NyayaPath: An Access to Justice Initiative

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Launched in 2013, this project is centred around an info kiosk to disseminate information on rights and entitlements of economically poor and marginalised communities in the Indian states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Under the Access to Justice ...

Mobile Vaani
April 29, 2016

Mobile Vaani

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Mobile Vaani (MV) is a mobile-based voice media platform for underserved areas in India whereby users generate content in their own local dialect through Interactive Voice Response (IVR). Created by Gram Vaani, the intelligent IVR system allows ...

Local language communication importance
April 28, 2016

Local language communication importance

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We know that local language communication is vital for effective development action. This is basic, intuitive reasoning of course. But, specific to India there is also compelling research data, for example: Political Economy of Government ...

India Network
April 27, 2016

India Network

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The INDIA Network provides the community space for people working in India on Development issues from a communication perspective to share knowledge and strategic thinking derived from their work and experiences; and, to provide peer support on ...

Community Video for Nutrition Guide
February 2, 2016

Community Video for Nutrition Guide

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"SPRING and DG see this community-led video approach, with videos created by the community for the community, as a revolutionary tool for nutrition and health behavior change which blends innovative, low-cost, accessible technology with the ...

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition in Odisha, India
February 2, 2016

Using a Community-Led Video Approach to Promote Maternal, Infant, and Young ...

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In October 2012, the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project began a collaboration with Digital Green (DG) and the Voluntary Association for Rural Reconstruction and Appropriate Technology ...

Chilika Lagoon
November 3, 2015

Chilika Lagoon

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"The ecosystem based management demonstrates how restoration of Chilika with active community participation not only has positive impact on the biodiversity but can significantly improve the livelihood of the local communities." - Raj Kumar ...

Dr Anita guides the way
September 6, 2015

Dr Anita guides the way

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Author: Ankita Sukheja, September 6 2015 - There’s palpable excitement as government officials and health experts gather in a hospital hall in Uttar Pradesh to welcome a very special guest. There's chatter about a certain Daktrani ('lady doctor' ...

Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Families
June 30, 2015

Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Families

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"The ability to make careful choices, plan, and save is essential for positive health, education, and overall life outcomes. As with so many other critical life skills, establishing a foundation for these abilities in the earliest years is ...

MIRA Channel
March 25, 2015

MIRA Channel

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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 ...

ZMQ's FreedomTB: An Active Compliance System to Combat Tuberculosis
March 12, 2015

ZMQ's FreedomTB: An Active Compliance System to Combat Tuberculosis

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This tool from ZMQ's FreedomTB initiative is designed using a "fully-technology linked" development model that informs the tool design of a mobile phone app, the Active Compliance System, used to combat tuberculosis (TB).  This tool, being ...

Reading in the Mobile Era: A Study of Mobile Reading in Developing Countries
January 2, 2015

Reading in the Mobile Era: A Study of Mobile Reading in Developing Countries

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"[T]he findings clearly indicate that mobile reading is opening up a new pathway to literacy for children."

Chala Skul Ku Jiba (Let Us Go to School)
December 16, 2014

Chala Skul Ku Jiba (Let Us Go to School)

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Launched by the community radio FM station Radio Namaskar in Puri District, Odisha, India, in July 2010, Chala Skul Ku Jiba (Let Us Go to School) was a multi-media behaviour change initiative that sought to mobilise school dropouts to go back to ...

A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs
September 25, 2014

A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs

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"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 ...

Selfies 4 School
September 8, 2014

Selfies 4 School

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From the global human rights organisation Breakthrough, this information and communication technology (ICT) campaign asks people around the world to share their selfie (a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera ...

Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change
September 4, 2014

Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change

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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 ...

Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project
August 29, 2014

Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Project

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"[D]igitally literate women can bring about a lot of change in culture, thinking and social welfare." Through collaboration between Google and the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), amongst other partners (see below),  with training ...

Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Website and Video Channel
August 29, 2014

Helping Women Get Online (HWGO) Website and Video Channel

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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 ...

eHealth and Innovation in Women's and Children's Health: A Baseline Review
August 7, 2014

eHealth and Innovation in Women's and Children's Health: A Baseline Review

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"This report shows how, on a daily basis, eHealth innovations are improving access to care and assisting women to take control of their own health...[T]hrough the use of ICTs, health-care professionals and the women and children they care for, ...

mHealth Support Tools for Improving the Performance of Frontline Health Workers: An Inventory and Analytical Review
August 6, 2014

mHealth Support Tools for Improving the Performance of Frontline Health ...

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With the goal of providing a foundation for further investigation into the use of mobile health tools to support the performance and accountability of front-line health workers (FLHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), this mHealth ...

Manthan Award South West India
May 28, 2014

Manthan Award South West India

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The Manthan Award was created to recognise best practices in the areas of e-content, creativity, innovation, and development in internet content in India. This specific competition is a regional award for eleven states of southwest India. The ...

Community Radio 2.0
April 8, 2014

Community Radio 2.0

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At this conference session from the 3rd National Community Radio (CR) Sammelan held on February 9-11 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Osama Manzar, Director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) shared his views on how CR stations ...

Agriculture and ICTs
February 20, 2014

Agriculture and ICTs

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Author: Dr. Arpita Sharma, February 20 2014:     Agriculture is the most important sector in developing countries, with the majority of the rural population depending on it. In our Indian scenario, it is said that the country ...

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