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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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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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 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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Two data journalism fellows participating in Media-K—SCS Global’s USAID-funded media strengthening project in the Kyrgyz Republic—have been recognized by the International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) for Read More >

“It is my first time seeing a visit from high-level officials to discuss the health issues of our community.” This remark from a Guinean woman reflects the dramatic change in approach that led to a substantial increase in the country’s national health budget for Read More >

Youth-serving organizations (YSOs) provide critical services and support to youth. Nevertheless, many have little knowledge of positive youth development (PYD) principles, or view them as difficult to operationalize. Read More >

In December 2018, SCS introduced FHI 360’s SCALE+ methodology in Jamaica by engaging stakeholders representing civil society, government, faith communities, young people and more in a Whole System in the Room (WSR) workshop to address youth crime and violence.

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