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Author / Copyright Holder: Maud Bakirdjian, Search for Common Ground
This blog is part of a series on participatory video in peacebuilding evaluation. This piece digs into the advantages and disadvantages of using participatory video in peacebuilding evaluation, and Part Two (to be released the week of July 6, 2015) will be a “How To Make a Participatory Video.” ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Valentina Bau
In this post, Valentina Bau, PhD candidate at Macquarie University introduces a framework that highlights the potential of Communication for Social Change (CSC) in post-conflict settings through the use of participatory media.      ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Abdul Khabir Mirzakhail
In this blog post, the author discusses the influence of media and how it can be measured using the examples of "The Team" and "16 and Pregnant".  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Valentina Bau, Community Development Journal
This paper draws on the experience of conducting participatory video in the Rift Valley of Kenya. This article offers a framework that highlights the impact that communication for social change can have in post-conflict settings through the use of participatory media.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Adrienne Lemon/Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation
In the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation (NPE)'s April 14 2014 Thursday Talk, Adrienne Lemon from Search for Common Ground discusses an outcome mapping evaluation approach to peacebuilding.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: C-Change, USAID
The C-Change Social and Behavioral Communication (SBCC) Competency Assessment tool was developed to determine the communication capacity and needs of organizations that work on health and development-related areas, and to generate useful data for further improvement of SBCC programs....
Author / Copyright Holder: C-Change, FHI 360, USAID
C-Change created this learning package for facilitated, face-to-face workshops on social and behavior change communication (SBCC). The package includes a series of six modules for communication practitioners working in development. A facilitator's guide accompanies each module. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
In October 2008, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) signed a nine month project with USAID to help ensure that Guinea’s upcoming legislative elections are held in a credible, participatory and transparent manner accepted by all. This grant received two extensions due to the evolving political context and the delays in the election calendar and will end in April 2011....
Author / Copyright Holder: Pathfinder International
Taking into consideration implementers’ limited time and resources, the tools in Pathfinder International’s Straight to the Point Series provide clear, concise guidance on a variety of issues related to program design, implementation, and evaluation. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
This media data collection template, devised by Search for Common Ground for use in West Africa, provides guidance on the collection of data relating to media-based projects and events.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Search for Common Ground
In September 2011, the final evaluation for the project “Promoting ‘Common Ground’ Print and Broadcast News in Israel” in Israel was released. The program’s overall goal is to promote “Common Ground” journalism and enrich Israeli mid-career media professionals in a process of empowerment, skill development, interaction, networking, and dialogue that will shift the way media portray the Arab-Israeli relationship....
Author / Copyright Holder: Amelia Arsenault, Sheldon Himelfarb, and Susan Abbott
The report both reviews the state of the art in evaluating media interventions in conflict and outlines the Caux Guiding Principles (hereinafter, Caux Principles) for improving the evaluation process. It stresses effective evaluation as a critical step forward for using the media in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Andrew Robertson, Eran Fraenkel, Emrys Schoemaker, Sheldon Himelfarb
Over the past twenty years, media interventions have become an accepted tool for conflict management. Interventions have often proven ineffective, however, because they lacked clear definition of their intended outcomes.  This research describes an Intended-Outcomes Needs Assessment methodology (IONA) to help address this by: Integrating conflict analysis and media assessments to sharpen the focus on peacebuilding objectives; and Improving the quality and precision of project plans to enable better comparison of the results achieved. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Huma Haider, Claire Mcloughlin and Zoë Scott
This guide introduces some of the best recent literature on the role of communication in governance. It highlights the major critical debates surrounding the relationship between communication, government accountability and responsiveness, and state-society relations in developing countries....