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Innovations in Mobile Birth Registration: Insights from Tigo Tanzania and Telenor Pakistan
September 28, 2017

Innovations in Mobile Birth Registration: Insights from Tigo Tanzania and ...

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"The ability to prove one’s identity is essential to securing a number of life-enhancing services such as healthcare, education, financial services, connectivity and social protections."  This GSMA report addresses the need of an estimated ...

Civic Tech in the Global South: Assessing Technology for the Public Good
September 7, 2017

Civic Tech in the Global South: Assessing Technology for the Public Good

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"[I]n contrast with the deluge of blog posts and tweets praising technology’s role to promote smarter and more participatory governments, one finds limited evidence on the effects of technology on citizen engagement practices." - Tiago Carneiro ...

Global Kids Online Tools for Researchers
July 21, 2017

Global Kids Online Tools for Researchers

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"Rather than thinking about children as objects to be studied, we might think of children as co-researchers who are involved in all phases of a research project, from defining the issues to be investigated and designing the methods that will be ...

Polio Communications Global Guide
July 18, 2017

Polio Communications Global Guide

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"Whether you are reacting to the initial report of a poliovirus outbreak and need to get the word out quickly or managing a protracted outbreak and need a more nuanced communication approach that can address campaign fatigue or localised ...

Communication for Development in the University Curriculum
July 18, 2017

Communication for Development in the University Curriculum

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"As most of the nations of the world subscribe to the Sustainable Development Goals and their 2030 targets, it becomes increasingly important that the potential of using communication knowledge, skills, ethics, and technology intelligently and ...

Children and the Data Cycle: Rights and Ethics in a Big Data World
June 27, 2017

Children and the Data Cycle: Rights and Ethics in a Big Data World

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"With increasing collection of big data and a vocal data science movement calling for more open data and greater utilization of big data within public, private and not-for-profit policymaking arenas, ensuring the protection of and respect for ...

Zika Communication Mapping
May 16, 2017

Zika Communication Mapping

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This mapping tool is designed to support country-level coordination in Zika communication in 4 Latin American countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. Developed by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative ...

Feedback Mechanisms in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
March 1, 2017

Feedback Mechanisms in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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"[R]eviews of recent humanitarian responses - to both natural disasters and complex contexts - often find that mechanisms to ensure accountability to the affected community are infrequently embedded into the response, and if they are, it is very ...

eHealth Africa (eHA)'s Polio Programme
February 17, 2017

eHealth Africa (eHA)'s Polio Programme

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"...help stakeholders make timely and better-informed decisions to ensure all eligible children in the regions are immunized with the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)..." Founded in 2009, eHealth Africa (eHA) develops people-centric and data-driven ...

UNICEF Nepal C4D Response Earthquake 2015
February 17, 2017

UNICEF Nepal C4D Response Earthquake 2015

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This report highlights the key United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) communication for development (C4D) interventions during the response phase of the April and May 2015 earthquakes, which killed nearly 9,000 and severely affected thousands ...

Overcoming Barriers of Distrust to Improve Vaccination Coverage: Lessons from Lao and the Hmong Community
February 8, 2017

Overcoming Barriers of Distrust to Improve Vaccination Coverage: Lessons ...

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Author: Ellen Coates, February 8 2017 - The 2014/2015 polio outbreak in Lao People’s Democratic Republic [Laos] resulted in two deaths and paralysis of a small group of children and adults. All cases and positive contacts were from the Hmong ...

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."

Youth Voices Count (YVC)
December 5, 2016

Youth Voices Count (YVC)

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Led by young men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) people, Youth Voices Count (YVC) brings together young community leaders in Asia and the Pacific to address issues related to HIV, health, and human rights through capacity ...

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, ...

Tools of the Trade: Children's Rights and Internet
September 7, 2016

Tools of the Trade: Children's Rights and Internet

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"The Internet offers access to education, information and play, but with children aged 10 years or younger accounting for 80 per cent of all child online exploitation victims, more needs to be done to protect children online." Launched by the ...

U-Report: Voice Matters Project
August 24, 2016

U-Report: Voice Matters Project

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U-Report, developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is a mobile-based communication platform that lets young people, called U-Reporters, share their ideas and opinions on social issues affecting their communities through sms-based ...

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and Youth
July 26, 2016

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and ...

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"In a country with insecure and inaccessible regions, our pilot project demonstrated the value of Africa's Voices approach as a tool for remote monitoring and real-time citizen feedback - helping to amplify the voices of hard-to-reach communities ...

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the Context of Polio Outbreak Response
May 31, 2016

Use of SMS-Based Platforms for Health Communication and Monitoring in the ...

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"Overall, the SMS approach did reach a large number of people in a short time compared to conventional methods like interpersonal communication, which in this case would have increased security risks for the community mobilisers." This paper ...

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media
May 25, 2016

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media

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"By making these diverse reflections and youth contributions available to the public, we hope to continue and further stimulate the global conversation about both the challenges and opportunities children and youth face online." - Urs Gasser, ...

Act Now For Tomorrow
March 17, 2016

Act Now For Tomorrow

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This digital mapping project was launched by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in an effort to help young people around the world identify climate issues in their communities and find ways to address them. The global climate map is ...

Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change: A Guide for Facilitators
January 15, 2016

Participatory Video and the Most Significant Change: A Guide for Facilitators

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This toolkit is designed to support users in planning and carrying out evaluations using Participatory Video (PV) with the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique (PVMSC). According to the guide, this is "a participatory approach to monitoring, ...

Children's Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World
September 4, 2015

Children's Rights in the Digital Age: A Download from Children Around the World

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"In regards to children's right to education and participation, children reported that being online enabled them to participate meaningfully. They valued the possibility offered by digital media to broaden their horizons, gain awareness of other ...

Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age
September 4, 2015

Research Project: Rights of the Child for the Digital Age

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"How can we give children and young people voice in the debate that explores the impact of digital access and use and their rights?"

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life ): Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of Polio Vaccination Campaigns?
July 24, 2015

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life ): Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of ...

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"I wouldn't have allowed those vaccinators with the medical jackets who knock on my door, to enter my home, if it were not for the programme." - Father, Galkayo As described in this research brief from BBC Media Action and as explained in ...

Polio, Meet Mobile: Targeting the Final 1% of Global Polio Cases with RapidPro
July 17, 2015

Polio, Meet Mobile: Targeting the Final 1% of Global Polio Cases with RapidPro

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"We've reached a point where current methods are no longer working. We need to think outside the box." - Asch Harwood, UNICEF This blog describes an information and communication technology (ICT) project that centres on the potential of mobile ...

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia
June 11, 2015

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia

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"...the widespread penetration and use of phones in Somalia meant that it was appropriate for reaching hard-to-reach communities and represented a relevant mechanism to deliver health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) information."

I Survived Ebola Multi-media Campaign
January 19, 2015

I Survived Ebola Multi-media Campaign

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Launched in December 2014, the I Survived Ebola campaign is using personal stories and experiences told by Ebola survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea "to inform, protect, and spread hope" while also countering stigma and discrimination. ...

Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental Immunization Activities: Lessons from Kenya Measles Vaccination Campaign, November 2012
October 24, 2014

Innovations in Communication Technologies for Measles Supplemental ...

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"Using mobile phone-based technologies can create platforms for real-time evidence-based innovations in immunizations service communication and service delivery."

Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities Settings
October 23, 2014

Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities ...

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"How can we build health communication and other capacity in disadvantaged settings?" This is one of the questions asked in this interview of Rafael Obregon, PhD and Benjamin Hickler, PhD, both involved with communication for development (C4D) ...

Social Media in Emergencies: UNICEF Guidelines for Communication and Public Advocacy
October 17, 2014

Social Media in Emergencies: UNICEF Guidelines for Communication and Public ...

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"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..."

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
October 17, 2014

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and ...

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"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 ...

Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the Potential, Meeting the Challenges
September 20, 2014

Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the Potential, Meeting the Challenges

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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 United Nations Children's Fund ...

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 ...

U-Report Project - Uganda
April 30, 2014

U-Report Project - Uganda

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Launched in May 2011 by United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), U-report offers a free SMS-based system designed to allow young Ugandans to speak out on what's happening in their communities and to work collaboratively with leaders for ...

Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Communication for Development Strategies to Support and Empower Marginalized Adolescent Girls
October 17, 2013

Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Communication ...

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"The integration of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to the Communication for Development (C4D) toolbox offers an additional means for challenging unequal power relations and increasing participation of marginalized girls in ...

HealthPhone
September 26, 2013

HealthPhone

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"If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million." HealthPhone™ is a resource using the medium of video transmitted through mobile phones that is designed to improve the health of economically poor and vulnerable ...

Tracking Anti-Vaccination Sentiment in Eastern European Social Media Networks
May 31, 2013

Tracking Anti-Vaccination Sentiment in Eastern European Social Media Networks

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"'A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.' Mark Twain's quote is more relevant than ever in times of online communication, where information or misinformation, bundled in bits and bytes, streams around ...

Immunisation Registry and Information System within TFYR Macedonia's E-Health Framework
April 8, 2013

Immunisation Registry and Information System within TFYR Macedonia's ...

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As part of this information and communication technology (ICT) for development project, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Skopje provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Institute of Public Health to design ...

Polio Pipeline - 9th Edition
March 21, 2013

Polio Pipeline - 9th Edition

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From the Polio Eradication Research and Product Development team at the World Health Organization (WHO), the 9th edition of the Polio Pipeline newsletter examines the role research will play in helping implement the new Polio Eradication and ...

Medicine Tracking System (mTrac)
March 14, 2013

Medicine Tracking System (mTrac)

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Launched in December 2011, the Ugandan Medicine Tracking System (mTrac) is a nationwide SMS (text message)-based disease surveillance system seeking to address problems of stock-outs of lifesaving malaria medicine, such as artemisinin-combination ...

Innovative Smartphone Partnership Fights Polio in Northern Nigeria
August 3, 2012

Innovative Smartphone Partnership Fights Polio in Northern Nigeria

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This article describes a public-private partnership to fight polio in Nigeria that harnesses the power of smartphones to monitor real-time performance of vaccination teams during door-to-door campaigns. Using global positioning system (GPS) data, ...

Using CensusInfo Technology for Census Dissemination in Africa
December 15, 2011

Using CensusInfo Technology for Census Dissemination in Africa

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This article from the African Statistical Newsletter discusses the dissemination of census information for maximum accessibility in Africa. As stated here:

Working Towards a Deeper Understanding of Digital Safety for Children and Young People in Developing Nations
December 15, 2011

Working Towards a Deeper Understanding of Digital Safety for Children and ...

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This study is intended to contribute to building a deeper understanding of children’s safety in a digital context in developing nations. As stated here: “The digital world brings many new opportunities and resources into the lives of young people ...

Researching, Monitoring and Evaluating Communication for Development: Trends, Challenges and Approaches
August 16, 2011

Researching, Monitoring and Evaluating Communication for Development: ...

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Prepared for the United Nations Inter-agency Group on Communication for Development as part of the United Nations Inter-agency Resource Pack on Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in Communication for Development, this report highlights a number ...

Jokko Initiative
March 21, 2011

Jokko Initiative

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The Jokko Initiative, implemented in Senegal by Tostan and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), forms part of Tostan's existing Community Empowerment Programme (CEP), which aims to provide African communities with skills and knowledge to ...

SMS for Life
March 21, 2011

SMS for Life

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Launched in September 2009, "SMS for Life" is a public-private partnership that harnesses everyday technology to eliminate antimalarial stock-outs and improve access to essential medicines in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme was initiated by ...

Unite for Climate
March 21, 2011

Unite for Climate

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Youth Radio Initiative
March 21, 2011

Youth Radio Initiative

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This awareness-raising initiative centres around a youth-led weekly broadcast from a radio station covering Luang Prabang province, a mountainous area of northern Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). The programme is part of a 4-year-old ...

UNICEF's 'Story Jam' Looks to Expand Outlets for Youth Communication
March 21, 2011

UNICEF's 'Story Jam' Looks to Expand Outlets for Youth Communication

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This article outlines some of the new ways in which information and communication technology (ICT) is being used to amplify and connect young voices around the world. The examples described here were highlighted at a 3-day event held in New York, ...

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