Proposals/abstracts are now being accepted for the 2020 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit. SBCC professionals are encouraged to submit proposals/abstracts that relate to the conference theme: Strength in Diversity. To help guide prospective applicants through the proposal/abstract submission process, webinars in English, Arabic, Spanish and French will be held on:
Can the stories people tell influence the way they see the world? This book seeks to address that question through a study of the viability of movie making as a critical pedagogy activity. Positioned at the intersection of education and communication for social change, it explores the relationship between the generation of subjective knowledge through storytelling and analysis, and systemic change.
Central to the book is a case study from Nepal. By using video as the action element and analytical material of coursework, youth participants generated a new critical awareness, engendered by themes arising from group discussion. Through the analysis of these themes participants initiated an emergence known as conscientization. Led by two critical educators, participants used the production, screening, and analysis of their own movies to propel the course, or praxis, forward.
This book seeks to inform the practice of critical pedagogy both practically and theoretically, and also offers a contribution to the fields of participatory action-research and communication for social change.
Author: Grady Walker is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Walker Institute, University of Reading, UK, and a member of IAMCR.
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Alive & Thrive (A&T) researchers conducted an extensive desk review on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and nutrition-sensitive practices in Indonesia. The effort was aimed at supporting a national social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy as part of the Government of Indonesia’s National Stunting Reduction Movement.
A&T and key stakeholders—including UNICEF Indonesia, IMA World Health, Millennium Challenge Account Indonesia and The World Bank—continued to support the National Stunting Reduction Movement by using evidence from the desk review and other sources to develop a roadmap toward an SBCC strategy.
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For decades, social and behavior change communication (SBCC) has been used in malaria programs to positively influence behaviors around case management, malaria in pregnancy, insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying. However, the evidence base for the impact of SBCC on malaria-related behavioral outcomes is still growing, especially with the recent introduction and scale-up of several malaria interventions and commodities.
To document and assess the evidence for malaria SBCC, HC3 conducted a critical review of the literature using a multiphase search and review process, involving abstract and full-article reviews of approximately 3,600 peer-reviewed articles and 1,700 grey literature documents. Each article was then scored on two indicators: the strength of the evidence presented in the article and the extent to which the SBCC activity used best practices during the design and implementation of the program.
The result is the Malaria SBCC Evidence Package, which includes a searchable online database, factsheets and infographics that compile and highlight key SBCC successes on malaria outcomes. The database below presents a collection of 80 articles describing interventions or studies that address malaria challenges through SBCC approaches. Some studies address the same intervention across multiple articles, while other studies evaluate multiple interventions in the same article.
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In areas with high, moderate, low, and very low transmission alike, use and uptake of malaria interventions rely heavily on community awareness, demand, and acceptance of essential commodities and services. While the WHO has recently developed a malaria elimination
framework and has a number of established policies, manuals, and recommendations, detailed guidance does not yet exist for social and behavior change (SBC) in different transmission settings. While the Roll Back Malaria Strategic Framework for Malaria Social and Behavior
Change Communication provides standard approaches, best practices, and indicators, it does not do so in malaria elimination contexts. This document describes the landscape of current SBC programming in such contexts and provides a number of considerations for future inquiry
This document describes ways in which program planners and implementers might tailor their efforts to specific malaria transmission strata and suggests a number of operational research questions. Three case studies exemplify considerations raised and describe the role of SBC in
strengthening the fight against malaria:
• The first case study from Zambia describes a successful interpersonal communication (IPC) approach paired with community-owned surveillance.
• The second case study from the Greater Mekong sub-Region describes multi-channel, cross-border initiatives.
• The third case study from South America describes the Amazon Malaria Initiative’s regional coordination.
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