At the heart of our work at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs is social and behavior change communication, using the latest, evidence-based communication tools and interventions to inspire healthy behaviors worldwide.
Next week, from April 16-20, we will join 1,200 leaders in the field – practitioners, researchers and policymakers – in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, for the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit featuring Entertainment-Education. We are proud not only to participate, but of our role as a Summit Secretariat member helping to convene this event which will highlight what works in our field and feature stimulating conversations about where we are headed.
If you are joining us in Nusa Dua, please visit booths #32 and #33, where you can meet some of the hardworking people who make up the fabric of CCP and learn about our proven tools and how they can be adapted for your programs. If you’re not able to attend, you can follow the conversation on Twitter, using #SBCCSummit.
A few program highlights (all times local):
Evidence-based Advocacy from Theory to National Scale Up and Sustainability
Monday, April 16, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
CCP’s Doug Storey and CCP-Indonesia’s Yunita Wahyuningrum will look at how advocacy has improved family planning uptake in Indonesia.
Anatomy of an Infographic: A Hands-on, How-to Session
Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
CCP’s Director of Digital Strategy Marla Shaivitz will lead a skills-building workshop to give participants the practical tools they need to present their data in new and interesting ways.
He Said/She Said: Leveraging Couple Communications
Tuesday, April 17, 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
CCP’s Carol Underwood, Caitlin Loehr and Danielle Naugle will look at programs in a number of countries that facilitate spousal communication to increase the use of modern family planning. CCP’s Jane Brown will moderate.
Changing Norms on Planning Families
Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
This multimedia showcase presentation will explore how interactive tools of storytelling, short films and music videos can change perceptions, promote responsible behavior and help people make wise choices. Babafunke Fagbemi, from CCP sister organization Centre for Communication and Social Impact, will present the “Get it Together” music video.
Adapting Communication Materials that Work
Friday, April 20, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
CCP’s Cheryl Lettenmaier, who is based in Uganda, will discuss her work in developing locally relevant, evidence-based education materials for cancer patients and caregivers in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. CCP’s Cathy Church-Balin will moderate this set of presentations.