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Lessons learnt : the peer education approach in promoting youth sexual and reproductive health


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This study focuses on the peer education approaches and experiences in five youth projects funded by the IPPF Vision 2000 Fund in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana and Indonesia. The specific objectives are to identify the main lessons learned and key criteria for developing a successful peer education approach in a similar context; and to establish a model which encompasses the various experiences and approaches for peer education, and outreach activities. This document is designed to be used as a guideline by youth programme managers in family planning associations and other people who want to plan and carry out peer education projects for youth, such as social workers, health educators, personnel of non-governmental organisations and youth associations, etc. The results and key lessons can be used to design a new project, or to integrate peer education into an existing youth project. The document describes the necessary steps to plan, design, implement and evaluate peer education programmes

Putting child rights and participatory monitoring and evaluation with children into practice : some examples in Indonesia, Nepal, South Africa and the UK

NURICK, Robert

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This paper focuses on children's rights and includes examples of participatory monitoring and evaluation with children. In particular, it looks at organisational mapping and case studies of child-sensitive monitoring and evaluation activities in South Africa and Nepal and reports on young people's participation in the evaluation of the Saying Power Scheme. Examples of evaluation techniques such as 'confidence lines' and the 'H method' are given

Challenges and opportunities in introducing information and communication technologies to the Kelabit community of north central Borneo

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[Author's abstract, ammended] : This paper describes part of an action-research pilot project, which is to provide opportunities for a remote and isolated rural community on Borneo to experience the use of Internet to best determine the applications that meet their needs and support the special opportunities that exist within the community. The project aims to establish a telecentre as a place for the community to use computers, get connected to the Internet and make use of a variety of associated services. The communty's current sources of information are dominated by face-to-face communication. Although many have heard of computers, they have not seen or used any, and many have not heard of the Internet. Phase I of the project involved collection of base-line data to provide a socio-economic profile of the community and to establish existing patterns of communication and their understanding of computers. In view of the Malaysian government focus on computers in education and also of the significance of the school's role in the local culture, the research project is paying particular attention to the lower secondary school in Bario. A study at the school to determine the attitudes and the level of anxiety of the teachers towards computers indicates that the teachers had a positive attitude towards the use of IT. Other factors cited to be primary motivators of IT use include support from the School Principal, teachers willingness to provide team assistance to novice users, and teachers self-awareness of potential benefits of IT for the future development of the community. Recommendations for future IT training programmes catering to the needs of rural secondary school teachers are discussed at the end of the paper

Improving provider-client communication : reinforcing IPC/C training in Indonesia and self-assessment and peer review

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Report of a study that tested the effectiveness of two low-cost alternatives to supervision (self-assessment and peer review) that may reinforce providers' skills after training. The performance of 3 groups of providers, who attend family planning clients was compared. Provider-client interactions were improved in the groups undergoing peer review or self-assessment, as was the level of facilitative communication. The level of information-giving was not improved in the control group or the groups undergoing peer review or self-assessment

Safe motherhood initiatives : critical issues

BERER, Marge

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This book raises critical issues arising from the national and international policies, programmes and services whose aim is to prevent maternal mortality and morbidity. It analyses where safe motherhood initiatives stand today, what has been achieved and what remains to be done, and offers perspectives on making pregnancy, childbirth and abortion safer for women in future. The book reviews work in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, Vietnam, India, Tanzania, Mexico, Nigeria, Bolivia, Ghana and South Africa

Working with indigenous knowledge : a guide for researchers


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This book provides an examination of indigenous knowledge and what it can offer a sustainable development strategy, and offers a guide to collecting, using, and assessing indigenous knowledge. Includes a review of case studies in Indonesia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, and Venezuela

Gender perspectives in early childhood care and development in Indonesia


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The Co-ordinators' Notebook, published by The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, provides a synthesis of the most recent information on topics of interest to people concerned about the well-being of young children and their families. This issue focuses on gender perspectives in early childhood care and development in Indonesia. It is a synopsis of an empirical research study. Although it focuses mainly on Javanese values and beliefs, two other ethnic groups are mentioned: the Minang family from West Sumatra and the Minahasan family from North Sulawesi. The researcher concluded that the socialisation of girls is different to that of their male counterparts, but on equal terms. In fact, indicators such as infant mortality and nutrition suggest that girls are better off than boys, but there is no clear reason for this (for instance differential breastfeeding, food distribution and care during illness). The researcher concludes the report verifying the widely accepted notion of the high status of women in Indonesian society

Country profile


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This database contains profiles relating to national disability information for various countries in the Asian-Pacific region. Comprehensive information is highlighted regarding general health information, statistical data on disability profile, current situation of persons with disabilities and profiles of disability related organizations. Details are provided for related references, tables, factsheets and figures, as well as Biwako Millennium Framework information. This website is useful for people seeking comprehensive national disability information in the Asia-Pacific region



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