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Insight, Hindsight, and Foresight: End of Project Learnings from the Passages Project - June 28 2022 - Webinar

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Online: Jun 28, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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COVID-19 Vaccine Demand – Global Event - Enhancing vaccine confidence and uptake through risk communication and community engagement among high-risk and vulnerable groups

June 22nd and 23rd, 2022 - 7am to 11am (EDT)

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Author: 
Krista Bywater
Yeva Avakyan
Karine Lepillez
Publication Date
Year: 
2021

"To attain equality, including the transformation of unequal gender and social norms, we need to examine and work at multiple levels of society at the same time. By tackling unequal power hierarchies at multiple levels, projects can create space for sustainable and positive changes in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, behaviours, and norms."

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/document/gender-power-gap-analysis/" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the resource in PDF format, and other tools.</a></div>
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Languages: 

English, Spanish (executive summary only)

Number of Pages: 

174 (full GAP analysis guidance in English); 2 (executive summary)

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To: The Communication Initiative Network

Evidence Demonstrating Impact - RCTs and Systematic Review Data - Issues - Strategies

Best wishes and much strength for your very important work.

The CI has recently been working in partnership with and with support from UNICEF New York to identify high quality, high credibility, recently peer review journal published research data (with a numeric impact point) that provides compelling evidence for the positive direct impact of social change, behaviour change and community engagement action on priority development issues. A consultation group from this network provided review and input.

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Author: 
Faareha A. Siddiqui, BS
Zahra A. Padhani, MSc
Rehana A. Salam, PhD
Razia Aliani, MSc
Zohra S. Lassi, PhD
Jai K. Das, MD
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, PhD, MBBS, FRCPCH, FAAP
Publication Date
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Affiliation: 

Aga Khan University Hospital (Siddiqui, Padhani, Salam, Aliani, Das, Bhutta); The University of Adelaide (Lassi); The Hospital for Sick Children - SickKids (Bhutta)

"Improving coverage requires an integrated approach that ranges from individual-level interventions to vaccine mandates at the national level."

Vaccination coverage plateaued in the decade of 2010-2020, with 20 million children globally unprotected and 10 countries accounting for 62% of unvaccinated children in 2020. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of potential interventions to improve the uptake of vaccines among children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 years.

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://publications.aap.org/pediatrics/article/149/Supplement%206/e2021053852D/186948/Interventions-to-Improve-Immunization-Coverage" target="_blank">Click here to read the article online or to download it in PDF format (18 pages).</a></div>
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Source: 

Pediatrics (2022) 149 (Supplement 6): e2021053852D. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-053852D. Image credit: Tapas Kumar Halder via Wikipedia (CC4.0)

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Author: 
Michael J. Reiss
Publication Date
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Affiliation: 

University College London

"A vaccine education that students and their parents trust will be one that does not castigate those who are hesitant about vaccines."

As the phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy lays bare, there are great differences in the extent to which people trust vaccines. Relatedly, trust in others (people and institutions) varies greatly, both between countries and within countries, and depends on the characteristics of both trustor and trustee. In this article, Michael J. Reiss presents an argument to connect the phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy to the issue of trust, illustrating what an education about vaccines in school science might look like. Specifically, he argues that, to foster students' trust in what they are learning, such an education must take seriously the notion of respect for students, including students who hold views about vaccination with which science teachers might disagree.

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11191-022-00339-x" target="_blank">Click here to read the article online or to download it in PDF format (18 pages).</a></div>
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Science & Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11191-022-00339-x. Image credit: Charlie Baker via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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Webinaire sur les normes sociales, le 2 juin 2022 à 13h GMT+00

Cher.e.s collègues,

Dans son objectif de partage d'expériences entre intervenants sur les résultats de leurs interventions sur les normes sociales, la Communauté d'apprentissage sur les Normes sociales en Afrique Francophone organise un webinaire en français, le 2 juin 2022 à 13h GMT+00. Ce webinaire porte sur les normes sociales liées à la santé sexuelle et reproductive et le genre afin d'approfondir la compréhension des interventions et des approches de changement de normes existantes en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre.

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The strategic process for identifying and shifting social norms is hugely complex and challenging - and massively important for effective development action. Social norms affect all aspects of the local, national, and international development process - policy development, policy engagement, accountability, resource allocation, representation, inclusion of multiple voices, strategic analysis, scale and nature of participation, behaviours, gossip (!), media priorities, perceived status and roles, and so much more.

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Publication Date
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

"Without strong nutrition SBC considerations in evaluations, donors, programmers, and planners lack evaluative data to make strategic decisions or adaptations that could be helpful to improve nutrition outcomes."

In order to improve nutrition outcomes, nutrition programmes use social and behaviour change approaches (SBC) to change behaviours by addressing factors such as access, knowledge, and social norms. Therefore, behavioural metrics can and should capture a broad range of information, measuring across the full behavioural pathway. From the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) flagship multi-sectoral nutrition project, USAID Advancing Nutrition, this guide supports implementing partners who are involved with conducting an evaluation of an activity that uses SBC to improve multi-sectoral nutrition outcomes.

At the core of the guide is an 8-step process to evaluating SBC approaches for improving nutrition outcomes:

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.advancingnutrition.org/resources/measuring-social-and-behavior-change-nutrition-programs-guide-evaluators" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the 37-page resource in PDF format.</a></div>
Number of Pages: 

37

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Source: 

FSNetwork, May 17 2022; and email from John Nicholson to The Communication Initiative on May 17 2022. Image credit: Shafiqul Alam Kiron, Data Analysis and Technical Assistance (DATA) Limited

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