13,346 Warren Feek, Registration and Abstracts Open – Summit: What Works? – Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviours, Amplifying Voice

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Registration and Abstracts Open – Summit: What Works? – Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviours, Amplifying Voice

Shifting Norms, Changing Behaviours, Amplifying Voice, WHAT WORKS? – the 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit.



Please consider attending and submitting an Abstract

Date: April 16th to 20th, 2018

Venue: Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Rationale: Distilling what works for effective action to shift norms, change behaviours and amplify voice is vitally important for effective and principled development action. This applies across all development issues including, for example, health, extreme poverty, gender inequities, emergencies and conflicts, acute and chronic diseases, climate change, rights and democracy and governance, among others. The collective power of people to transform the factors that govern their lives is the true heart of development. In order to improve and advance the effectiveness of this work we need to better understand “what works”.

Sponsorship: Please review the Summit sponsorship package summary here that includes a link to the full Sponsorship Package document. If your organization is interested in this opportunity please send a reply email and I can connect you with the relevant people. Many thanks for considering.

Abstracts webinar: There will be an online webinar to outline and support the abstracts submission process – Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 9am EDT – details at this link.

UpdatesUpdates on the Summit can be accessed at this link where you can also register to be further in the loop.

Secretariat and Steering Group: The secretariat organizations for this summit are Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, UNICEF, Soul City Institute for Social Justice, BBC Media Action and The Communication Initiative. The Steering Group includes Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Citurna and Imaginario, Minga Peru, CCP Pakistan, the Wellcome Trust, DASRA, PSI, Los Baños, Feminahip, Oxfam and USAID.

Survey – Your priorities: Please do complete this survey “What are your priorities, opportunities and challenges?” – the results from which are providing important insights into our common field of work.

Thanks – very much hope that you can attend and participate. For now please do put this on your schedule, discuss with your organization and its funders, and if interested register and submit an abstract. Please do send by reply email any questions or suggestions. More soon!

Warren, and on behalf of others on the Secretariat organizations

Warren Feek
Executive Director
The Communication Initiative
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October 24, 2017


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