Webinar: Social and Behaviour Change Essentials

Date and Time: 

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30

Location: 

Virtual - time indicated in London time


Recording


Webinar #1 in the Webinar Series on Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) for Improved Agriculture and Nutrition

Part 1 | Part 2

Speaker: Danielle Chekaraou

Moderator: Cecilia Gonzalez

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020

Time: 09:00 New York / 13:00 Accra / 14:00 London / 15:00 Rome / 16:00 Addis / 18:30 Delhi / 20:00 Jakarta / 21:00 Beijing


The first out of five webinars is designed to help practitioners gain an essential understanding of social and behaviour change, especially:

  • What SBC is (not) about
  • Why some people do not practice the promoted behaviours
  • Where people’s knowledge fits into the process of change
  • What the main misconceptions about changing people’s behaviours are and why they are wrong
  • What small doable actions you can take to integrate SBC into your projects effectively

You can look forward to plenty of practical examples, useful tips and resources that will enable you to apply what you learnt in your work. A substantial portion of the webinar’s time will be allocated to participants’ questions. The key speaker, Danielle Chekaraou, has twenty years of experience in international development, specializing in supporting the effective implementation of behaviour change strategies. She has worked for various Ministries of Health, UN Agencies, Save the Children, World Vision, Oxfam, Action Against Hunger, and other organizations.


The webinar is part of a webinar series, which will be running through the second half of 2020. It aims to help people integrate SBC effectively into each stage of their interventions, especially in the context of agricultural, food security and nutrition projects in low-income countries. Throughout the entire series, experienced SBC practitioners and researchers will share useful guidance and inspiration on a range of topics, including:

  • identification of the key barriers and motivators to change
  • design of SBC strategies
  • development of effective SBC messages and materials
  • effective monitoring and evaluation of SBC interventions

All webinars will be in English; however, recordings with French subtitles will be available shortly after each webinar.

The webinars are an excellent opportunity for people to gain comprehensive knowledge, skills and inspiration for facilitating behaviour change in an effective way. Therefore, we encourage you to share this invitation extensively with your colleagues and partner organizations, especially those in countries affected by high levels of food and nutrition insecurity.  


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Format

The webinar will last 90 minutes, including a presentation and discussion session.

Resources


 

Speaker 

Danielle Chekaraou, International Public Health Solutions
 
R.Danielle Chekaraou, MPH is a public health specialist and Behavior Change Communication / C4D (Communication for Development) Expert with more than 24 years of experience working in international development specializing in maternal and child survival, nutrition, HIV&AIDS and reproductive health, as well as infectious and vector-borne disease control and elimination. She has lived, worked or traveled to more than 56 countries and has extensive experience working inter-culturally.
She holds undergraduate degrees in Human Nutrition and Child Development and a Master of Public Health in International Public Health and Community Development. Ms. Chekaraou served as an Africa Regional HIV&AIDS Advisor, and later as the West Africa Regional Health Director for World Vision International.
 


Moderator

Cecilia Gonzalez, Ag2Nut 
 

Cecilia Gonzalez is a multilingual international development professional with 10 years of experience in program management and technical aspects of food and agriculture. Since 2015, she has helped coordinate the Agriculture-Community of Practice (Ag2Nut), an online global community of roughly 7,500 members from 129 countries.