Stories of Change

Narrative and Social Movements

Author: Joseph E. Davis

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791489531

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Applies narrative analysis to the study of social movements.

Stories of change in nutrition

A tool pool

Author: Gillespie, Stuart,van den Bold, Mara

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst


Category: Social Science

Page: 48

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This paper—which draws on inputs to, and discussions at, a methods development workshop—highlights the various concepts, methods, and tools that SoC researchers are considering to measure nutrition-relevant change in their respective countries. The focus is on nutrition-relevant policy and practice. These tools apply to 11 subthemes, which are to some extent sequential within policy/programming cycles: (1) assessing the nutrition problem, (2) stakeholder and institutional analysis/mapping, (3) understanding enabling environments for nutrition, (4) agenda setting and political commitment for nutrition, (5) policy formulation and policy processes, (6) multisectoral coordination, (7) implementation and vertical coherence, (8) scaling up, (9) assessing capacity, (10) assessing finance, and (11) monitoring, evaluation, and accountability. Examining these various methods and tools together allows for a holistic consideration of the processes that—while challenging to document and measure—play a key role in improving nutrition-relevant policy and practice, which, in turn, drives national achievement in reducing malnutrition.

Stories of change

Transforming lives through agricultural and rural development

Author: Pye-Smith, C.

Publisher: CTA

ISBN: 9290815450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

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Providing a snapshot of CTA’s achievements during the last decade, this book is a celebration, rather than a conventional impact assessment. Under six broad chapter headings – producer organisations, policy action, ICTs, research and development, providing information to farmers, and trade and markets – it gives a fascinating insight into the broad range of activities that CTA has supported through partnerships across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

Stories of Changes from Open Diaries: The Joint Effects of Radio Messaging and Group Discussions to Fight Child Marriage

Author: Getnet Eshetu

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954893207

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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Many studies have underlined the high prevalence of child marriage in Ethiopia, particularly in the Amhara region, and their devastating effects on the mental and physical health of the girls involved. This qualitative research aims to investigate the effectiveness of multimedia messaging – including radio and print messaging, face-to-face group discussions as well as interactions with a radio station – in altering people’s perception of child marriage. By analysing reflection statements in group diaries, the study identifies changes in the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAPs) concerning child marriage of a multimedia audience in three districts of the North Gondar Zone in the Amhara region. The study contains a comprehensive literature review, comprising several findings regarding the magnitude of child marriage practices. Using the hybrid qualitative method of thematic analysis, it highlights important features and drawbacks of potential approaches to mobilising the community against child marriage. Moreover, a detailed description of multimedia intervention procedures is included, which can serve as a guideline for media practitioners and social development initiatives.

Hawaii Stories of Change

Kokua Hawaii Oral History Project

Author: Gary T. Kubota

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979946721

Category: Community activists

Page: 298

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A collection of over 30 interviews about the activist group 'Kokua Hawaii.'

Stories of Change-

Author: Connected Learning


ISBN: 9780359564200

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9868


This is volume three of the connected learning series on change and innovation. It features stories of nine projects that are changing the way learning happens.

Rwanda Since 1994

Stories of Change

Author: Hannah Grayson,Nicki Hitchcott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1786943441

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Over the past 25 years, Rwanda has undergone remarkable shifts and transitions: culturally, economically, and educationally the country has gone from strength to strength. While much scholarship has understandably been retrospective, seeking to understand, document and commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsi, this volume gathers diverse perspectives on the changing social and cultural fabric of Rwanda since 1994. Rwanda Since 1994 considers the context of these changes, particularly in relation to the ongoing importance of remembering and in wider developments in the Great Lakes and East Africa regions. Equally it explores what stories of change are emerging from Rwanda: creative writing and testimonies, as well as national, regional, and international political narratives. The contributors interrogate which frameworks and narratives might be most useful for understanding different kinds of change, what new directions are emerging, and how Rwanda's trajectory is shaped by other global factors. The international set of contributors includes creative writers, practitioners, activists, and scholars from African studies, history, anthropology, education, international relations, modern languages, law and politics. As well as delving into the shifting dynamics of religion and gender in Rwanda today, the book brings to light the experiences of lesser-discussed groups of people such as the Twa and the children of perpetrators.

Stories of Change - Rwanda, Final Report

Author: Iruhiriye, Elyse,Olney, Deanna K.,Ramani, Gayathri V.,Heckert, Jessica,Niyongira, Emmanuel,Frongillo, Edward A.

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst


Category: Political Science

Page: 135

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Globally, undernutrition is related to almost half of the deaths in children younger than five years of age. It leads to large human and economic costs to countries through increased morbidity and mortality in childhood, poor child growth and development, and hinders adult work capacity and productivity. These consequences, in turn, have serious implications for national development. Eliminating malnutrition has, therefore, been on the forefront of the political agenda of many countries worldwide and for global movements such as Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN). Extensive evidence on what nutrition-specific interventions work to reduce malnutrition exists. Less is known, however, about how to effectively implement these interventions at scale, and what mix of interventions is needed to effectively address the multiple co-existing nutrition problems in different contexts (including nutrition-sensitive programs). Additionally, greater clarity is needed on the role that commitment, program and policy coherence, and context-specific factors, play in creating enabling environments to reduce malnutrition. The Stories of Change (SoC) case studies, originally conducted in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India (Odisha state), Nepal, Senegal, and Zambia, and now in Rwanda, aim to fill some of these knowledge gaps by examining the “drivers of change” in reducing malnutrition across different contexts.