(1) To build capacity for a participatory and community-driven approach to communication for health and development that seeks to achieving social and behavioral results across topics; and (2) To review existing evidence and experience to inform guidelines and intervention design for pandemic flu preparedness and response
UNICEF is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.
WHAT WE DID
(1) Conducted, authored and disseminated the findings of a qualitative study on community- and household-based communication to prepare and respond to pandemic flu with insights from 19 countries. Developed and discussed key recommendations in multi-stakeholders meetings at UNICEF and at scientific conferences
(2) Designed, developed, and field tested three online training modules for UNICEF field offices and their partners on “Communication for Development (C4D)”, “C4D and Exclusive Breastfeeding,” and “C4D and Malaria Prevention and Treatment"
(3) As subject matter experts, SECI principal and associates participated in multi-stakeholder strategy development meetings to mainstream a participatory approach to communication for health and development at UNICEF