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AFRO-NETS> The Drum Beat - 105 - The Communication Initiative
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> The Drum Beat - 105 - The Communication Initiative
- From: "Warren Feek" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2001 05:44:16 -0400 (EDT)
The Drum Beat - 105 - The Communication Initiative
1. NGO Network Alliance (NNAP) - Zimbabwe - aims to strengthen the
use of email and Internet strategies in Zimbabwean NGOs and civil so-
ciety organisations. NNAP is developing a central Zimbabwean develop-
ment, human rights and civic education portal which will include: an
electronic fact sheet for each organisation hosted on the portal, an
e-activism page for each sector, links to Zimbabwean NGO and civil
society web sites.
2. VIA LIBRE - Ecuador - part of a project to provide sex education
to teenagers, their teachers and families in urban areas. Consists of
a TV series, a guidebook, a web site, an in-school educational model,
and a volunteer scheme, all designed around the needs of youth, their
culture, values, and codes. The TV series is available for schools
and counselling centers as an educational video kit. The Guide Book,
VIA LIBRE PARA HABLAR DE SEXUALIDAD, complements the TV series with a
methodology and a step-by-step guide to use the kit. The Young Volun-
teer Scheme trains counsellors to work in school and youth groups.
Contact Lourdes Pez mailto:email@example.com
3.AUSTCARE - Australia - formed in 1967 to mobilise support for in-
ternational refugees and displaced persons, including those affected
by natural disasters, by "assisting them to meet their basic needs
and build better lives." Projects involve communities in planning,
implementation and monitoring. They work to raise awareness and in-
crease understanding of issues relating to refugees, displaced per-
sons, aid and development through advocacy, development education and
other relevant programmes.
4. Agency for Malaria Prevention & Control (AMPAC) - Nigeria - a com-
munity based NGO embarking on massive community health education on
the causes, prevention and control of malaria. Community malaria com-
mittees (CMCs) are trained to carry out basic intervention like home
management of malaria, treatment and re-treatment of nets, community
health education, etc. Seminars on malaria control are held in
schools leading to the formation of school malaria clubs.
Contact Dr. Chime Onuegbu mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Smart Communities Initiative - Canada - a 3-year federal programme
to help Canada become a world leader in the development and use of
information and communication technologies (ICTs) for economic, so-
cial and cultural development. Selected through a nationwide competi-
tion, communities will be chosen for their visions and strategies on
how to achieve economic, social and cultural improvements through the
use of ICTs. The Tool Kit & Skills Development Programme will build
on the experiences of the Demonstration Projects by providing on-line
and in-person training, as well as educational and business develop-
Vacancies - 10 new - http://www.comminit.com/vacancies.html
Contact Carey Hooge mailto:email@example.com to promote your vacant
6. Streevani - India - an NGO working since 1982 for women's empower-
ment. They work in rural areas as well as city slums on issues like
literacy, health and de-addiction. Some projects include women's gov-
ernance, self help groups (SHGs), gender sensitisation, reproductive
health, legal health, networking and documentation. There are cur-
rently 35 SHGs functioning under the supervision of Streevani and
each group comprises 15-20 women.
7. Charity Advantage - Global - Net Cruiser Technologies, Inc. is of-
fering to develop web sites for 500 non-profits at no charge. The of-
fer is available to non-profits worldwide. The only costs are host-
ing, maintenance, and technical support. A yearly fee of US $250 cov-
ers this. http://www.comminit.com/pds7-2001/sld-2439.html Contact
8. Study to improve the health-seeking behavior of in-school adoles-
cents - Nigeria - the intervention included the provision of repro-
ductive health information to adolescents in 4 schools, creation of
health clubs in the schools, training of peer educators who provided
peer counselling on STDs during and after school hours, and, training
of health providers to improve their treatment and prevention methods
for STDs in adolescents. Results indicated that the intervention: 1)
increased adolescents knowledge of STD symptoms; 2) increased condom
use among female adolescents had no effect on condom use by male ado-
lescents; 3) decreased adolescents use of pharmacists and patent
medicine dealers for STDs treatment; 4) increased the likelihood that
adolescents will report STDs to their sex partners.
Contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org OR mailto:email@example.com
We are seeking regional or global Communication Trends to add to our
database at http://www.comminit.com/communication-trends.html
9. Artloud - Global - trains NGO staff to communicate messages
through graphics and the media. The course provides participants with
knowledge on: targeting their audience; writing text geared towards
that audience (script, slogan, explanatory information); producing
graphic materials (posters, photo-comics, manuals/handbooks); and,
preparing material for the local media (theatre, radio, TV).
10. Digital Opportunities for Central & Eastern Europe: Community
Multimedia Centres will be held by UNESCO in Bucharest, Romania, from
Nov. 12-16 2001. Professionals active in the field are welcome to
participate in the workshop as observers, at their own expense.
Contact Stella Hughes mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Youth Environmental News Desk - Global - News reports on success-
ful environmental endeavours written by youth up to the age of 19
will be published and distributed worldwide by the Environment News
Service (ENS), online at http://ens-news.com and featured on the
HORIZON Solutions Site at http://www.solutions-site.org. The reports
will be translated and distributed in Spanish, English, German, Por-
tuguese, Swedish, Mandarin, Swahili, French, Nepali, Punjabi, Hindi,
and Urdu. Details:
Contact Sunny Lewis mailto:email@example.com or
Janine Selendy mailto:Jselendy@aol.com
Books - http://www.comminit.com/materials.html
Search by category & purchase directly.
12. The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHU/CCP) has
established a Violence Against Women Resource Center. The Resource
Center has spent the past year collecting documents, reports, journal
articles, and papers as well as pamphlets, posters, videos, audio-
tapes, promotional items, and information about organisations world-
wide working in this field. To date, the Center has over 1,600 commu-
nication materials and approx. 1,600 documents, as well as informa-
tion about 600 international organisations. For information about
submitting materials or about the Center
contact Susan Leibtag mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
13. Communicating Health in the Caribbean: A Manual for Action - this
120 page manual was designed to support health promotion initiatives
in the Caribbean sub-region.
Contact Clare Forrester mailto:email@example.com
14. Making Policy, Making Change: How Communities are Taking Law into
Their Own Hands - by Makani N. Themba. Uses case studies that focus
on community organising campaigns that created local policy to pro-
vide a guidebook for activists.
15. Innovations in Family Planning: New Fertility Awareness-Based
Methods - a significant number of women worldwide use some form of
periodic abstinence. However, most of these women are not aware of
when pregnancy is likely to occur during their menstrual cycle. 2
simple fertility awareness-based methods of family planning called
The Standard Days Method and the Two Day Method can help women iden-
tify their fertile days and will also increase family planning op-
tions for other couples.
16. The Eco-Index is an Internet-based conservation initiative that
includes a searchable almanac, in English & Spanish, of current and
past conservation projects in Mexico and Central America.
17. ICT for Development & Social Changes - this list is designed for
Bytes for All readers and supporters who want to take part and be up-
dated with ICT & development related issues in South Asia and in
other developing countries.
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mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and then post
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