13,037 The Communication Initiative, Mechanisms, Priorities and Sleep!

Mechanisms, Priorities and Sleep!

Warm greetings from The Communication Initiative Network and Partnership.

1. Consultation: Global Mechanism for Communication, Media, Social and Behaviour Change

2. Survey: What are your priorities, opportunities and challenges?

3. Poll: What keeps you up at night with worry about your work?

4. Blog: Your thoughts, observations and analysis.

We are extremely interested in sharing and keeping up-to-date with your perspectives on the nature and challenges of the important work that you undertake. Sharing your perspectives and ideas with your colleagues in The CI network (88,000) helps to grow and strengthen this field of work. It is also helps The CI partnership to fine-tune our support for your work. Below are three new processes recently launched for those purposes. Can we please encourage you to take a few minutes and complete all three! (Or at least one!). We have also added a reminder re blogs.

1. Consultation: Global Mechanism for Communication, Media, Social and Behaviour Change

There has been a lot of discussion about what the communication and media development, social and behavioural change field needs globally. What could we put in place that would further help this field of work to grow, develop and play a more central role in overall development action. UNICEF, through the C4D section under the leadership of Rafael Obregon has invited The CI to work with them on this challenge. This work builds on a recent consultation meeting with a number of organizations.

We would very much welcome you participating in the consultation process around these questions. Please JOIN the Group established for this purpose. (Log in and then request membership). Discussion has commenced.

2. Survey: What are your priorities, opportunities and challenges?

We all face significant challenges in what is often very difficult communication and media development, social and behavioural change work. Opportunities also present. This survey provides an opportunity for you to share your priorities, opportunities and challenges. We will report back on results and trends in order that you can gain insights from your peers in the network. Please do complete this survey. Thanks – really appreciated

3. Poll: What keeps you up at night with worry about your work?

I am sure that we all have this happen! There are some things that you just can not escape. This quick poll provides you with an opportunity to share. Please do submit comments as well. Thanks.

4. Publish a blog with your thoughts, observations and analysis.

We would very much welcome you publishing blogs on The Communication Initiative platform. These are an opportunity for you to share experiences, raise strategic issues, critique policies and programmes, and … well, anything you wish, including on the themes above. You can publish at this link or email Julie Levy who coordinates this work that is supported by our partner, BBC Media Action.

We very much appreciate you engaging with these four processes as we all seek to strengthen and grow our communication and media development, social and behavioural change work. Simply reply to this email if you have any questions or face any issues engaging with above.

Thanks and best wishes,

Warren

Warren Feek
Executive Director
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November 23, 2016

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