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Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHoT)

CBM
2017

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The CBM smartphone app 'Humanitarian Hands-on Tool' (HHoT) provides step-by-step guidance on how to implement an inclusive emergency response. With disability-inclusive humanitarian action broken down into individual task cards, which explain the basic 'how-to' details in simple language and images, this web-based tool and downloadable mobile app aims to become the ‘go-to’ field resource for all agencies planning humanitarian work that leaves no-one behind

AuthorAid

AUTHORAID
December 2015

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AuthorAid is a tool to help researchers in developing countries to network and further disseminate their work to a wider audience. The website contains links to find mentors/collaborators, a range of E-learning opportunities, funding opportunities for people working in developing countries, and a plethora of resources on topics ranging from how to write a grant proposal though to the publication process itself

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Training Guide : Professional Training Series No. 19

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMISSIONER
2014

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These eight training modules are meant to “inform and empower those who are involved in ratifying, implementing and monitoring the two instruments. While the Training Guide is mainly targeted at facilitators of training courses on the Convention and its Optional Protocol, it acknowledges that each and every one of us has a role to play. I recommend wide dissemination of the training package, and its use by all those who want to embark upon the essential journey towards greater awareness and effective implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities and, ultimately, the building of an inclusive society for all.”

Disaster risk reduction through climate change adaptation : Incheon declaration, remap and action plan

NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
October 2010

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This conference report presents a summary of the agreements made during the fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The report contains a roadmap, agreed by the States in attendance, to establish climate resilient disaster risk management (DRM) systems that contribute to sustainable development at regional, national, sub national and community levels by 2015. This roadmap details a wide range of activities, including delivering training to key stakeholders, developing communication plans relating to disaster risk reduction, and the promotion of child- and people-centered education for community preparedness and risk reduction

The 4th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

25-28 October 2010

Incheon, Republic of Korea

How information is shared among CBR service providers in Uganda

COMMUNITY ACTION RESEARCH ON DISABILITY IN UGANDA
2008

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This study examines how information is shared among CBR programmes in Uganda and identifies challenges and strategies for improvement. Recommendations include the development of strategies for the oral means of information sharing; awareness raising of cost effective means of information sharing and using modes of communication that can reach people with special needs. This resource is useful for people interested in how information is shared among CBR programmes in Uganda

Sharing information and communicating knowledge [whole issue]

2005

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This issue brings together experiences and examples of successful projects and programmes in communication and information sharing in the area of household energy and appropriate technology. Examples include building networks, using the internet and producing and disseminating information materials

Sharing knowledge for community development and transformation : a handbook|[Sharing knowledge handbook 2]

MCHOMBU, Kingo J
August 2004

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This handbook addresses the information needs of rural communities in Africa and explores the relationship between knowledge and development, and how community information resource centres can contribute to and can spark community development. It provides guidance for establishing community information centres and for ensuring their sustainability. The second edition includes several case studies from Ethiopia, draws out lessons learned, and includes a special section on HIV and AIDS resource centres. Each chapter concludes with suggested discussion questions for community groups

PREMA-EU : malaria and anaemia in pregnancy

PREGNANCY, MALARIA, ANAEMIA NETWORK
January 2003

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PREMA-EU is a concerted action dealing with the problem of malaria control in pregnant women. The objectives of PREMA-EU are: (i) To review, synthesise and inform on the 'state of the art' concerning malaria and anaemia in pregnancy, including burden of disease, programme strategies and research priorities; (ii) To address specific technical and operational issues that are critical for the control of malaria and anaemia in pregnancy; (iii) To promote the implementation of research findings into feasible interventions for malaria control in pregnant women; (iv) To generate information that would help RBM in formulating national and district-based policy for the control of malaria in pregnant women. The website includes PDF versions of the PREMA-EU newsletter, and other publications

Revisiting the "magic box" : case studies in local appropriation of information and communication technologies (ICTs)

BATCHELOR, Simon
O’FARRELL, Clare
2003

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This book looks at the way communities and groups in developing countries are appropriating information and communication technologies (ICTs) to address their needs. It finds that ICTs are being integrated into wider community-based activities and adapted to fit different contexts. It follows on from the paper "Discovering the Magic Box". It finds that there are still few examples of community-driven and locally appropriated ICT initiatives and an absence of standards or guidelines to evaluate ICT-based projects. The book includes some analytical frameworks and indicators to identify good practice and evidence of impact A significant development has been in the growth of telecommunications, in particular mobile phones, that are relatively cheap and powerful tools for poor communities, even in remote areas. The book concludes that the power of oral communication through telephones and radio cannot be underestimated. The book proposes that the main challenge is to adapt the new, usually computer-based ICTs to the needs of poor, predominantly oral-based communities so that they can be appropriated effectively and quickly

Towards equity in global health knowledge

PAKENHAM-WALSH, Neil
PRIESTLY, Carol
July 2002

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Emphasizes the interdependence of global health knowledge and draw attention to inequities in the global flow of information that profoundly affect the evolution of the global knowledge base and its relevance to health priorities. Information and communication technologies have great potential to reduce these inequities, not only by disseminating information, but also by supporting such important activities as international co-operation and Southern-led development. Describes briefly some of the challenges, recent achievements, and priorities for the future

Discovering the 'magic box' : local appropriation of information and communication technologies (ICTs)

MICHIELS, Sabine Isabel
VAN CROWDER, L
2001

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This paper discusses the lack of empirical evidence or analyses of local information and communication technology (ICT) applications, and their impact on people's social and economic lives. While there is a lot of information about the potential benefits of using ICT to alleviate poverty and promote equity, the lack of monitoring and evaluation in this area means that guidelines for the effective deployment of ICT, and its appropriation at the local level, have not evolved

Information and communication technologies [whole issue]

UNITED NATIONS NON-GOVERNMENTAL LIAISON SERVICE (UN-NGLS)
Ed
December 2000

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Discusses the 'digital divide' between rich and poor countries, and how this affects African NGOs: their internal communications; networking with other organisations; ICT initiatives and their effect on local and institutional processes; priorities and challenges posed by ICTs; possible advantages and disadvantages. Primarily around Internet and electronic communications; also includes one article on the use of video in participatory rural appraisal

Disseminating health information in developing countries : the role of the internet

TAN-TORRES EDEJER, T
2000

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This article notes that information and communication technologies have not been harnessed systematically to improve the health of populations in developing countries and that the current digital divide is more dramatic than any other inequity in health or income. It also states that the quality of health information available on the web is inconsistent, and the visibility of research from developing countries is limited and concludes that the way forward is to exploit the full interactivity of the internet, which allows rapid feedback and change to continuously mould information into useful knowledge

The internet and rural and agricultural development : an integrated approach

RICHARDSON, Don
1997

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Discusses the potential benefits of using the Internet for rural / agricultural development. Contextualises the growth of the internet in development initiatives and addresses the potential of the internet in specific areas, eg community development, research/education, small and medium enterprise development, and news media. Finallly, identifies several areas of best practice to guide effective use of the internet. Recommends engaging intermediary agencies involved in (project support, research, extension, health etc) in internet initiatives, as well as stakeholders and intended beneficiaries. Warns against the widening information gap between haves and have-nots

The Communication Initiative

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The Communication Initiative (CI) is a partnership of development organisations seeking to support advances in the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development. The CI strategy includes provision of real-time information on communication and development experiences and thinking, facilitating horizontal linkages between people engaged in communication action, peer commentary on programmes and strategies and taking opportunities to promote strategic thinking on communication and development issues and problems. Themed sites within this website relate to: avian flu; HIV & AIDS; democracy & governance; early childhood development; health communication; ICT policies and studies; ICT for development; natural resource management; polio; and community radio and edutainment in Africa

Educator labs

EDUCATOR LABS

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This website presents information and projects from Educator Labs, an education NGO focused on the dissemination of information and knowledge. It aims to assist educators in discovering valuable resources for classroom use and to strengthen connections among the educational web by acting as courier. A ‘resource bank’ contains high quality reference points for educators and students, and the ‘resource packets’ contain information related to topics of interest and desired age groups, such as the arts, social studies and special education

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM (IDDC)

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IDDC aims to promote the rights of disabled people more effectively and efficiently through collaboration and sharing information. The website contains details of and links to disability publications on a number of disability and development-related topics. Click on "disability and development topics" for links to documents on donor policy and practice, mainstreaming disability and development, and key development issues including HIV/AIDS

Autism key

AUTISM KEY

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This website was created by and for parents of children with autism. It offers support, encouragement and access to new resources and information on autism and related issues

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