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Understanding farmers' communication networks : an experience in the Philippines

COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT GROUP
1995

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This case study addresses the need to improve the exchange of relevant agricultural information between research, extension networks and farmers in five regions of the Philippines. It focuses on developing an approach to map the communication networks which exist in an agricultural system and to identify the main actors which play a role in shaping agricultural and rural development

Communication skills [whole issue]

1994

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This issue describes why good communication is important for health workers. Giving advice is key, but finding out information and gaining people's trust has to come first. Unless you have gained people's confidence by communicating well with them, then your advice may not be followed. Articles explain how to select key messages to give people, how to explain points clearly in appropriate language and how to check if people have understood what you have said. This issue also provides ideas and examples for training others in communication skills

The standard rules on the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
1994

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The standard rules on the equalisation of opportunities for persons with disabilities have been developed on the basis of the experience gained during the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons (1983- 1992). Although the rules are not compulsory, they can become international customary rules when they are applied by a great number of states with the intention of respecting a rule in international law. They imply a strong moral and political commitment on behalf of States to take action for the equalisation of opportunities for persons with disabilities. The rules indicate important principles for responsibility, action and cooperation as well as areas of decisive importance for quality of life and for the achieving of full participation and equality. The rules offer disabled persons and their organisations an instrument for making policy and for action. They also provide a basis for technical and economic cooperation among states, the United Nations and other international organisations

Source newsletters and journals database

SOURCE INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SUPPORT CENTRE

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Gives details of over 150 international newsletters, magazines and journals relating to health and disability issues which are available free or at low cost to readers in developing countries. If published on the web, you can link directly to the full-text of the newsletter

LASA Knowledgebase

LONDON ADVICE SERVICES ALLIANCE (LASA)

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A free online guide to information technology (IT) for the voluntary sector. Includes guideance on: buying IT equipment, including the latest recommendation for a computer specification; developing databases, using the Internet; and managing IT systems

Art4Development

ARTS FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK

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An email forum for arts-related postings. It is organised by the Art for Development Network which has over 600 members in 70 countries whose goal is to exchange ideas, experiences, and works that relate to social, economic and educational development in tandem with arts, and to work collaboratively and create tangible policies and projects that allow those untouched creative areas to develop. You can See also the 'Knowledge Centre' under 'Projects' for links to some interesting publications around art and development. See also the 'Knowledge Centre' under 'Projects' on the website for links to some interesting publications around art and development

Independent Living Institute

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This site serves self-help organisations of disabled people. It hosts a global network facility where organisations they their partner organisation. Worldwide radio programmes on disability are presented. The site also has an Internet based full text library, which holds about 700 documents

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)

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Many resources related to community-based rehabilitation (CBR) are presented on this site, which is structured into the following sections: CBR websites, CBR-related websites, CBR books, CBR academic programs, CBR non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The site is maintained by a disabled person with post-graduate qualifications in rehabilitation who has worked in the disabilities field in the USA

The Communication Initiative

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The Communication Initiative (CI) is a partnership of development organisations seeking to support advances in the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development. The CI strategy includes provision of real-time information on communication and development experiences and thinking, facilitating horizontal linkages between people engaged in communication action, peer commentary on programmes and strategies and taking opportunities to promote strategic thinking on communication and development issues and problems. Themed sites within this website relate to: avian flu; HIV & AIDS; democracy & governance; early childhood development; health communication; ICT policies and studies; ICT for development; natural resource management; polio; and community radio and edutainment in Africa

Journalists against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria

JOURNALISTS AGAINST AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria

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This website provides information and resources for journalists reporting on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Includes a wide range of articles on issues around reporting and on HIV communications, and an extensive list of links to HIV/AIDS and media websites and resources

Pillars

TEARFUND

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PILLARS is an approach for producing written information, in local languages, that is useful to local people - not just translating, but enabling community members to record their experiences and ideas. This CD-ROM contains the PILLARS Workbook in PDF format, which guides the process; and, to facilitate the design process, the PILLARS document files in Adobe Acrobat 3.0 (pdf), QuarkXPress 3.3 and PageMaker 6.5 formats for each of the existing English, French, Spanish and Portuguese Guides, together with all the image files required. It also includes a PageMaker template for creating new Guides, and PageMaker files for producing letterheads and a certificate for use by local groups

MandE News

DAVIES, Rick
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This valuable service includes an electronic discussion forum, numerous papers and resources on evaluation, news and upcoming events, and links to other evaluation resources and practitioners. There is a special section on network evaluation and the use of social analysis in development projects

LEAP : the learning and evaluation action program

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The Learning and Evaluation Action Program (LEAP) is an initiative to promote a coordinated and comprehensive approach to learning about the use of knowledge and ICTs in international development. It hosts an e-mail discussion list called LEAP-Impact, a community of practice open to all individuals and organisations interested in the evaluation of information services, projects and products. The website includes posted messages, documents and links to further resources on knowledge management, learning and evaluation for development

Bridges.org toolkit

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This website links to online guides and resources on subjects such as getting free or low cost computers, hosting websites for free, assessing your community's readiness for ICT and training documents to improve ICT skills

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM (IDDC)

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IDDC aims to promote the rights of disabled people more effectively and efficiently through collaboration and sharing information. The website contains details of and links to disability publications on a number of disability and development-related topics. Click on "disability and development topics" for links to documents on donor policy and practice, mainstreaming disability and development, and key development issues including HIV/AIDS

Reproductive health gateway

HIPNET

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This gateway website allows users to search the websites of dozens of organisations that work with the Global Health Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It is more efficient than using search engines like Google because it only searches websites selected for their accuracy, authority and relevance to reproductive health

Getting a web site - introduction

LONDON ADVICE SERVICES ALLIANCE (LASA)

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Focuses on the steps to go through when planning a website, starting with the key question: why do you want a website? Includes questions to think through, such as whether to make the website yourself or get a web developer, how to plan your content and organise information, how to choose design software and come up with a visual design, and how to test and maintain a website. Also looks at possible staff roles and responsibilites in a web team

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