Practical Insights on Social and Behaviour Change Communication

4 Ways to Use Fortnite in Digital Development

4 Ways to Use Fortnite in Digital Development

Published on: Oct 04 2018 by Adam Fivenson - Comments Off on 4 Ways to Use Fortnite in Digital Development
Fortnite—a free, online multiplayer video game—has amassed more than 125 million players worldwide during the mere 14 months since it debuted in July 2017. The...
10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

Published on: Oct 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success
Mobile health services delivered over voice (IVR, helplines), text channels (SMS and USSD) and, increasingly, rich media (online content and apps), provide much-needed...
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...
In ICT4D We’re Principled, But Are We Practiced Enough? – Your Weekend Long Reads

In ICT4D We’re Principled, But Are We Practiced Enough? – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 17 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Starting with the Principles for Digital Development, we now have principles for many development sectors,and principles for cross-cutting themes, including principles...
Three Reasons Why You Need to Collaborate with Religious Leaders

Three Reasons Why You Need to Collaborate with Religious Leaders

Published on: Nov 02 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Three Reasons Why You Need to Collaborate with Religious Leaders
As an international development professional, based in one country and often working in others, how do you reach your audience? How can you understand what’s...
Balancing Technology and Human Touch in Agriculture Extension Services

Balancing Technology and Human Touch in Agriculture Extension Services

Published on: Sep 27 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Balancing Technology and Human Touch in Agriculture Extension Services
For farmers who do not trust or simply do not understand information technology, successful organizations must balance new technology and human interaction in agricultural...
Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?

Published on: Jul 13 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Aren’t You Using Facebook Groups for Greater Engagement?
Recently, I was talking with a Philippine rice farmer about the new agricultural practices he was using to achieve large crop gains on his farm. Surprised at his...
3 Reasons Why Printing is Still a Killer App for Behavior Change

3 Reasons Why Printing is Still a Killer App for Behavior Change

Published on: Jun 15 2017 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Recently, I watched in amazement as a group of agriculture extension agents wrestled with an inkjet printer in a rural Philippine rice field. First they ran a power...
4 Secrets to ICTforAg Social and Behavior Change Communication

4 Secrets to ICTforAg Social and Behavior Change Communication

Published on: Jul 25 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Secrets to ICTforAg Social and Behavior Change Communication
Most ICTforAg projects have specific behavior change goals. For example, the goal may be for farmers to change their practices to improve soil quality. Or for farmers...
The Low-Tech Way to Reach Everyone on Earth

The Low-Tech Way to Reach Everyone on Earth

Published on: Jun 13 2016 by Natasha Beale - Comments Off on The Low-Tech Way to Reach Everyone on Earth
We often focus on new technologies – developing the newest app or handing every teacher a tablet – as if they are magic bullets to solving the world’s...