Talking Books will be used by community health workers in north Ghana to deliver information on COVID-19 prevention. Amplio is partnering with LBG, Ghana Health Services, and UNICEF to implement the project.
How UNICEF Ghana's Talking Book program impacted hygiene and sanitation knowledge in rural communitiesAmplio and and its affiliate Literacy Bridge Ghana (LBG) partnered with UNICEF Ghana to promote key family practices for child health and development, including...
Amplio’s Ryan Forbes Morris is an expert in community radio and capacity building for SBCC programs. He shares strategies for getting COVID-19 prevention information to remote, off-grid communities.
Expert advice on how to empower women through technology Revi Sterling, director of USAID’s WomenConnect Challenge, says the gender digital divide is growing. Yet women are the key to successful digital development. (Check out our interviews with Revi about data,...
Understanding the communities you work in is key to creating effective content for social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs.
Revi Sterling, director of USAID’s WomenConnect Challenge, discusses how to navigate the capricious winds of donor interest. “Funding digital development to empower women must be tied to getting good data, but this is not a common practice,” she says. “It needs to happen at the policy level and have the weight of funders and industry behind it.”
The government-led Niger Smart Villages pilot kicked off at the end February. Talking Books will be used to deliver health and education information, drive demand for services, and collect community feedback.
When UNICEF Ghana listened to Talking Book user feedback, they saw an opportunity to improve their messaging and respond to specific community issues and concerns.
Revi Sterling, director of USAID’s WomenConnect Challenge, discusses a growing gender digital divide and why women are key to sustainable development. “Every woman in the world who is able to own a mobile phone, has one. This is about the one-billion-plus who don’t.”
In 2017, UNICEF Rwanda’s Communication for Development program at Mahama Refugee Camp piloted the use of Talking Books in a refugee setting for the first time. Talking Books more than doubled the reach of their health and sanitation messaging.
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