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Ways to get people thinking and acting : village theatre and puppet show [Chapter 27]

WERNER, D
BOWER, B
2012

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This chapter explores role playing, sociodramas, people’s theater, and puppet shows as forms of action-packed group story-telling for health workers. Each can be used to explore problems or situations by acting them out and learning processes are provided for both actors and watchers based upon participation and discovery
Chapter 27 of "Helping Health Workers Learn" by D. Warner and B. Bower

Advocacy toolkit : campaign for a new optional protocol to the CRC establishing a communications procedure

NGO GROUP FOR THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD (CRC)
June 2010

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This advocacy toolkit has been prepared to support those who are interested in joining the campaign for a communications procedure under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It contains background information about the campaign, lists of campaigning and lobbying activities you could undertake at national level, questions and answers, a glossary and a feedback form

KC team : a toolkit for training and supporting community writers to speak their world on HIV and TB

BARRY, Niamh
et al
2009

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This is a comprehensive guide to plan, implement and evaluate a successful Key Correspondents (KC) training workshop. This workshop is designed to bring together journalism skills and advocacy goals for all participants. KCs who complete this workshop will be able to share their perspectives and experience with civil society and mainstream audiences to influence the discourse around HIV and TB. This toolkit is separated into two key documents: the Key Correspondent Training Workshop Manual and the Key Correspondent Quick Reference Guide - a set of handouts

KC quick reference guide

BARRY, Niamh
et al
2009

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This is a compilation of the information from each session of the Key Correspondent (KC) training workshop. It is intended to support participants roles both during and after the workshop and complements the KC training workshop manual

Knowledge translation : a Research Matters toolkit|Bridging the 'know-do' gap : a resource for researchers

CAMPBELL, Sandy
et al
November 2008

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Knowledge Translation (KT) works to knit together research and action. "An intensely social process, KT depends upon relationships....[It has] three core principles: - Knowledge. KT efforts at any level depend upon a robust, accessible and contextualized knowledge base. - Dialogue. The relationships at the heart of KT can only be sustained through regular, two-way dialogue and exchange. - Capacity. Researchers, decision-makers and other research-users require a strengthened skill-base to create and respond to KT opportunities." The introduction is also available in French

A new weave of power, people & politics : the action guide for advocacy and citizen participation

VENEKLASEN, Lisa
MILLER, Valerie
March 2007

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This comprehensive action guide provides an approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making. It offers easily adaptable 'modules' for NGOs trainers, activists, grass-roots organisations, who wish to develop ideas around advocacy. One of the strengths is that it focuses on peoples participation and explores ideas relating to power and politics in citizen-centred advocacy. It emphasises power and constituency-building discussed through the lens of gender/race/class and is based upon the concrete experiences of social change worldwide
It also offers facilitators tips, sample exercises and easily adaptable handouts, along with core information to support anyone through the learning process. Based on long-term experience of a range of practitioners, the guide provides well-tested methods for promoting citizen participation and practical ways of realising a rights-based approach.
The contents, chapters 1, 3, 5, 10 and 13 can be accessed electronically

Overview of health communication campaigns

THE HEALTH COMMUNICATION UNIT
March 2007

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This guide provides a hands-on 12-step process to developing health communication campaigns. Each chapter is created according to the steps, with information on what the step is, why it is important and what is required to carry it out

Participation guide : involving those directly affected in health and communication programs

TAPIA, Marcela
BRASINGTON, Angela
VAN LITH, Lynn
2007

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These are guidelines for designing and implementing participatory health and development communication programmes. They provide simple tips and tools to involve affected individuals and groups in the various stages of health and development communication programmes with examples of how to include the most marginalised people that a programme is meant to empower

Advocacy and interventions : readings in communication and development

COLLE, Royal D.
2007

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This book is intended as a practical tool. It is divided into two main sections: approaches to communication and development; and communication strategy, techniques and tools. It contains many examples and case studies illustrating ways that carefully planned and implemented communication interventions have produced positive results

Mapping dialogue : a research project profiling dialogue tools and processes for social change

BOJER, Marianne Mille
MCKAY, Elaine
ROEHL, Heiko
April 2006

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This report profiles ten methods for facilitating dialogue. The approaches are diverse: some are designed for small groups, others for large numbers of people; some explore conflict while others are based on what is agreed. Part 1 looks at the foundations for, and approaches to, dialogue and offers some background on dialogue in traditional African culture. Part 2 maps out ten dialogue methods in depth and a number of others more briefly. Part 3 offers some ideas for how to assess what method to use in a given context

Documentation for change [whole issue]

March 2006

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This issue of LEISA is dedicated to documentation processes: how they contribute to the generation of new knowledge, and how they help people reflect on and improve their activities. This issue highlights examples of documentation in a range of field projects, and communication media from photography and participatory video to written case studies and oral testimonies or histories. The articles show how documentation can be done by anyone involved in a project, and can be more than just descriptive. Good documentation processes form part of wider monitoring and evaluation activities, and are essential for sharing knowledge and good practice with others

Participatory video as a documentation tool

LUNCH, Chris
March 2006

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This article explains how an organisation called Insight uses participatory video to give local people the opportunity to document their experiences and knowledge, and describes their experience with one organisation in Turkmenistan. The approach involves local people learning how to use video equipment, through games and exercises facilitated by outsiders; identifying and analysing important issues in the community using a range of participatory tools, and planning how to show this on video; local groups direct and film video messages; the footage is screened to the wider community daily; community-led learning, sharing and exchange is stimulated; and films are subsequently used for communication among different people and organisations.

Soul City

January 2006

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The Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication (SC IHDC) is a social change project which aims to impact on society at the individual, community and socio-political levels. SC IHDC is South Africa's premier edutainment project. The webiste includes details and publications about all major Soul City projects, including evaluation reports, advocacy material and training material

Communicating for advocacy : an agent for social change [whole issue]

HEALTH ACTION INFORMATION NETWORK (HAIN)
2006

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This issue assesses the work, learning and impact of the Communicating for Advocacy project, which ran from 2002-2005. It brings together experiences, stories, voices and methodologies from the project and identifies the key lessons learned. It highlights the extent to which advocacy activities become vehicles for social change and essential empowerment tools, forcing difficult questions to the fore, questioning the status quo and striving for change

Working with the media : a guide for researchers

PANOS
2006

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"This guide has been designed to support strategic thinking on media engagement and to address researchers' need to act autonomously. "It offers step-by-step practical advice on working with different sections of the media, as well as considerations in developing a media strategy. The guide is predominantly aimed at UK staff but many of the points are relevant for researchers internationally"

Relevant health information for empowered citizens

HEALTH ACTION INTERNATIONAL (HAI)
2006

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Information is an integral part of healthcare: the need for patients to give informed consent is the basis of all care and treatment. For patients to be able to make informed choices they need information that is reliable, comparative and adapted to users, and that is not linked to advertising and drug promotion

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