Call for Proposals/Abstracts to the 2020 SBCC Summit

The organizers of the 2020 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit have announced its call for proposals/abstracts for next year’s Summit. The 2020 SBCC Summit will be held at Marrakech, Morocco on 30 March – 3 April 2020. With the vision “Strength in Diversity”, the Summit will focus on three main themes: Catalyzing transformational change on agendas of urgency, such as climate crisis and global heating, gender equity,

Call for applicants: VOY Blogging Internship

Voices of Youth now accepts interested applicants who are interested in the fields of climate change and environment for VOY blogging internships in English, Spanish, and French until 10 February 2017.  This is a three-month internship from February to June 2017 that offers young people aged 14-25 years old an opportunity on the following: To receive personalized feedback on your blog posts; To engage on a series of live interactive sessions with subject

UNICEF Innovation Fund willing to invest in tech innovations for children

UNICEF is looking to provide investment-style funding to early-stage tech startups that is willing to express their interest to fund open source technology solutions for children until 26 February 2016. Eligible institutions will be issued with Institutional Contracts with a selected number of successful vendors for a period of one year.  UNICEF will consider applications for funding of approximately up to US$100,000. Projects funded need to increase the ability of children

UNICEF's Ureport: driving mobile participation among Ugandans

“Development is too often a top down process, with communities neither consulted nor empowered with information to enact change at the local level. As a result, accountability is weak, precious donor funding is not maximised, and communities lack ownership of key public goods.”  UNICEF Innovation Concerned by the issue of untapped feedback from communities and particularly the youth, UNICEF has developed a free mobile communication system for youth in Uganda to

Call for abstracts on ComDev

The 2nd Nordic Conference for Development Research will take place on 14-15 November 2013 in Helsinki, Finland. It provides a platform for researchers, government representatives and NGO-practitioners to discuss the role, methodologies and dilemmas of knowledge production in and for development. The conference invites submissions of abstracts to a number of thematic working groups. Among these: WG 15: Communications for development – the role of the media in achieving development goals With

Award-winning animated video fighting the spread of cholera

The Story of Cholera is a four-minute animation produced by the Global Health Media Project in collaboration with the award-winning animator Yoni Goodman.  Following evidence-based guidelines and consistent with messages already in place, it was developed in response to the outbreak of cholera in Haiti. Thanks to Translators Without Borders it is now available in fifteen languages and plays a key educational role supporting the activities of UNICEF, the Red Cross, Doctors without Borders