January 7, 2016
To: Network Participants in The Communication Initiative (The CI) – and subscribers to The Drum Beat and Soul Beat
Warm greetings from The Communication Initiative (The CI).
I wanted to quickly let you know that there are only a few days left to register for the International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit to be held Feb. 8 – 10, 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. If you are already registered that is great – thanks.
January 10th is the final registration date.
By way of update:
- At this point 400plus people have registered to attend.
- 118 oral presentations will happen – 26% Europe & US; 13% Asia; 3% LAC; 58% Africa
- 150 poster presentations – 26% Europe & US; 17% Asia; 57% Africa
- 7 night multimedia oral presentations (5 Africa; 1 US)
- 10 Commtalks (3 US; 1UK; 5 Africa; 1 LAC)
- 15 skills building sessions
- Nearly 600 abstracts were received
- The confirmed lineup of keynote speakers includes:Kumi Naidoo – International Executive Director of Greenpeace (term ends 31 December 2015)Lebo Ramafoko, Executive Director, Soul City, South AfricaDavid T. Neal, Founder and Managing Partner, Catalyst Behavioral Sciences LLCMatthew Willcox, Executive Director, Institute of Decision MakingNorkor Duah, CEO, Lowe, Accra & Vice President, International Advertising Association
- Visa information can be accessed here. Please be mindful of Ethiopian immigration policies and the time it may take to get a visa. Once you have registered, you will be sent an invitation letter and be asked to complete a secure online form with details for Ethiopia’s immigration officials.
- If you are interested in conducting an Auxiliary Event at the conference please access this link for more information.
- There is a space for Exhibits by organizations present at the conference (25 confirmed so far). Please click this link for more details.
- Please note that the scholarships for this event have now been allocated by the organizers. We fully realise that many people may be disappointed. Sadly, it was just not possible for the organizers to meet the demand for this support.
The prime organizer of this conference is our partner, Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), a USAID initiative managed by Johns Hopkins University’s Centre for Communication Programs. The Communication Initiative is part of the Steering Group for this event.
Hope to see you in Ethiopia in February!
Thanks and best wishes
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Full list of The CI Partners: ANDI, BBC Media Action, Bernard van Leer Foundation, Breakthrough, Citurna TV, FundaciÛn Imaginario , FundaciÛn Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Heartlines, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), MISA, Open Society Foundation, Oxfam Novib, PAHO, The Panos Institute, Puntos de Encuentro, SAfAIDS, Sesame Workshop, Soul City, STEPS International, UNAIDS, UNICEF, Universidad de los Andes, USAID, World Health Organization (WHO), W.K. Kellogg Foundation.