Decreasing water levels in the Ewaso Nyiro River Basin in Kenya due to human activities and climate change have threatened pastoral communities living in northern Kenya and led to increased displacement and conflict.

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On July 20-21, SCS Honduras’ ComunicAcción Ciudadana project, which enhances the capacity of civil society and media to influence government decision making on anticorruption and transparency issues, participated in the Honduras Digital Challenge’s (HDC) “Demo Day” at the University of San Pedro Sula (USAP).

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SCS Kenya and SCS Botswana worked with Philanthropy University’s cutting-edge online capacity development platform to pilot a blended learning approach to the delivery of FHI 360’s Planning for Monitoring & Evaluation course created in 2018 with Philanthropy University.

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The Boresha Habari (Better News) project in Tanzania, implemented by SCS Global partner Internews with support from FHI 360, supports an open, inclusive environment in which Tanzanian media and civil society can provide accurate and impartial information that promotes participation, inclusion, and accountability.

 

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The Cookie Jar is a social media platform for young Botswana women aged 18-25 years to discuss issues that are most important to them. The issues they have identified and frequently post about on social media include sex, sexuality, gender-based violence (GBV), HIV risks, navigating relationships, access to contraceptives, and access to PrEP.

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On September 19, dignitaries, journalists and guests gathered to launch USAID/Democratic Republic of the Congo’s new Media Sector Development Activity (MSDA).

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In April, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of Azerbaijan requested support to train CSOs on their reporting obligations under new anti-money laundering (AML) and counterterrorism financing (CTF) legislation.

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Myanmar now has its first government-sanctioned handbook on disability terminology. With contributions from the SCS Myanmar’s Civil Society and Media II Project, the booklet was developed jointly by Myanmar Deaf Community Development Association (MDCDA), Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disabilities (MFPD), and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement (MSWRR).

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Youth-serving organizations (YSOs) provide critical services and support to youth, but some lack knowledge of positive youth development (PYD) and/or view these concepts as abstract and difficult to operationalize.

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SCS Myanmar worked closely with Myanmar Press Council (MPC) and Myanmar media sector to take a significant first step in tackling the copycat media. The fifth SCS Myanmar Media Sustainability Roundtable, held on April 10, focused on how to deal with copycat media—whereby media houses republish and re-post news stories and information without permission.

 

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