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3 Ways to Leverage Social Media Outreach in HIV Programs

3 Ways to Leverage Social Media Outreach in HIV Programs

Published on: Dec 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
HIV programs have progressed and innovated over the years by continually using new online and virtual platforms and implementing them with increasing levels of...
Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Is the Era of SMS Dead? Long Live Interactive Voice Response!

Published on: Aug 21 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The death of SMS text messages has been foretold many times in the past. However, they are still the best low-tech way to reach everyone with a mobile phone. Or...
Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Nollywood: A Secret Weapon for African Social and Behavior Change

Published on: Jul 11 2019 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Years ago, I remember debating the design of an intervention meant to increase the role of women in Africa society. The budget was relatively small, but the donor...
4 Use Cases for Internet Messaging Applications in Development Programs

4 Use Cases for Internet Messaging Applications in Development Programs

Published on: Jun 19 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Nearly half of the world’s population uses one or more messaging applications and increasingly, development organizations are seeing the value of using mobile...
Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Surprise! We Sell Sexy ICT4D Success Stories to Survive

Published on: Jan 17 2019 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Recently, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) commissioned a Baseline ICT4D Ecosystem Study to understand the current aspects and experiences of the digital development...
How an Online Lifestyle Brand Changed Gender Norms in Nigeria

How an Online Lifestyle Brand Changed Gender Norms in Nigeria

Published on: Dec 31 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How an Online Lifestyle Brand Changed Gender Norms in Nigeria
Voices for Change (V4C) was an innovative social behaviour change communications (SBCC) programme aimed to create an environment for young Nigerian women and men...
How to Scale Your Impact with Internal Communications

How to Scale Your Impact with Internal Communications

Published on: Aug 20 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How to Scale Your Impact with Internal Communications
I am a technical nerd and I’ve struggled for years to understand why solutions I worked on did not get widespread adoption or go to scale.  I’ve learned...
Where Are You in Your Constituents Circle of Trust?

Where Are You in Your Constituents Circle of Trust?

Published on: Jun 28 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
We all have varying circles of trust. We have people close to use that we trust completely, like a spouse or a parent, and we will do what they say even if we don’t...
IYCF Image Bank: Better Visuals for Your Social and Behavior Change Programming

IYCF Image Bank: Better Visuals for Your Social and Behavior Change Programming

Published on: Jun 27 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on IYCF Image Bank: Better Visuals for Your Social and Behavior Change Programming
We’ve probably all been guilty of not putting our best foot forward, especially when it comes to developing images for our social and behavior change (SBC) programs. Maybe...
1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

1.5 Billion Reasons You Need A WhatsApp Business Strategy for Your Programs

Published on: Feb 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users – 20% of the world’s population! – sending more than...