The 2018 SBCC Summit has been organized to better understand what works in shifting social norms, changing behaviours and in amplifying the voice of those who have most at stake in the success of development efforts. It is designed to wrestle with the profound issues of social justice and agenda setting that affect these decisions. It will include a wide range of participation from government, regional entities, academics, NGOs, CSOs, global agencies and the private sector working on development and health issues. (For full details visit the Summit website: https://sbccsummit.org/)
C4D Network involvement
The C4D Network is a member of the Summit Communications subcommittee and in that capacity has offered to facilitate in-country post-summit meet-ups / consultations, as part of this year’s Network Challenge.
We believe this offers an opportunity for those that have not been able to attend the summit a chance to participate in discussions and a chance for those who did attend to feedback and engage others in their home country. Meet-ups and consultations will consider the core takeaway questions from the Summit and will take place during late April until late May.
C4D Network Challenge
As many members will know our annual Network Challenge campaign is where our members and others come together (where they are) for in-country meet-ups to discuss and share thinking, and experiences of behaviour change and other communication for development topics.
Our most recent Network Challenge (2016/17) was a comprehensive mapping/crowd sourcing project to produce country-level snapshots of ‘Communication for Development’ around the world, from the perspective of the C4D Network members who met both in person as well as via country specific surveys produced in various national languages.
The mapping focused on a set of questions that were the framework for country chapter discussions, and the online surveys. Responses were then gathered and synthesised, resulting in a ‘key findings’ document and full ‘global’ document which can be viewed on our website at: https://bit.ly/2GpWsEy
- For those going to the Summit: please do let us know via [email protected] and we can help facilitate your potential feedback from the summit to other members in your home country through a country meet-up once you are back.
- For those interested in helping to coordinate a country meet up: please contact us via [email protected]; we would like to hear from as many members as possible who may be potential focal points, so that we can achieve a really broad range of meet ups all over the world.