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Presentations and Posters from the Regional End-of-Project Dissemination Meeting in South Africa, June 18–19, 2012  

C-Change's regional end-of-project dissemination meeting on June 18-19, 2012, focused on the project’s capacity strengthening in social and behavior change communication (SBCC) in southern Africa. 

Posters and presentations covered C-Change’s capacity strengthening approach, toolkits, materials development processes, and contributions to the establishment of centers of excellence in SBCC. The meeting included a presentation on findings of a research study in South Africa on using SBCC to address HIV prevention among adult women. Attendees to C-Change Regional End of Project Dissemination


Overview of C-ChangeAntje Becker-Benton, Deputy Director, C-Change
Answers introductory questions about the SBCC, the project, its evolution, and overall results.

SBCC Capacity Strengthening: ResultsEmily Bockh, Program Officer, C-Change
Addresses C-Change's capacity strengthening approaches, results, and lessons learned.

HIV Prevention Among Adult Women in South Africa: Opportunities for SBCCWarren Parker, C-Change Consultant
Outlines the rationale for the study, key findings, and implications for SBCC and HIV-prevention policies and programs. 


Tools poster1. SBCC Capacity Strengthening Training Tools:
Implementation and Measurement Tools

Outlines C-Change’s capacity strengthening toolkit, how and where it has been used, and preliminary results; provides data on downloads and face-to-face and online training and an example of how skills learned were applied and transferred by a member of the Southern Africa AIDS Trust (SAT) network.

Image of poster on Wits2. SBCC Centers of Excellence:
Spotlight on University of the Witwatersrand

Describes the development of an accredited SBCC certificate program in South Africa by Soul City Institute and the University of Witwatersrand, listing factors for success, short SBCC courses and the master’s program in public health, results, and outlining the community of practice, including countries from which students have come.


image of poster on SBCC courses3. SBCC Centers of Excellence:
Establishing SBCC Courses

Depicts the seven-step process of establishing SBCC courses in five universities, including choosing institutions (in South Africa, Albania, Guatemala, and Nigeria); training faculty, sharing resources, and establishing communities of practice; and evaluating short, online, and master’s level courses that participants to design, implement, and evaluate theory- and research-driven SBCC programs.


Image of Namibia poster4. SBCC Country Example:
10-Step Capacity Strengthening Process in Namibia

Presents the 10-step process developed by C-Change Namibia to build the SBCC capacity of civil society organizations and governmental bodies, the 2008 baseline assessment that informed the work, details on trainings and coordination activities, and lessons learned.

Community Conversation Toolkit poster5. Community Conversation Toolkit on HIV Prevention:
Participatory Development, Use, and Evaluation

Lists the contents of C-Change’s Community Conversation Toolkit, the development process and its adaptation in seven countries and 10 local languages, results, lessons learned, next steps, and programmatic recommendations from partners.


image of VMMC communication poster6. Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision:
Communication Toolkit Development in Kenya

Describes the 16-item toolkit developed to create demand for voluntary medical male circumcision in Kenya in several languages, including methods, types of materials, audiences, results, and lesson learned.




image of poster on work with MSM and SWs7. SBCC Materials for HIV Prevention with Men Who Have Sex with Men and Sex Workers
Shows six steps C-Change took in Namibia and Jamaica to develop materials on HIV prevention and related topics for sex workers and men who have sex with men, including flip charts, leaflets, a comic book, card game, fact sheets, advocacy posters, a discussion cube, a cell phone ring tone and screen saver, wrist bands, and counseling cards.


image of poster 8. Community Voices:
Adapting the Community Conversation Toolkit

Describes the adaptation process for this C-Change toolkit in southern Africa with Soul City Institute, Phela, Desert Soul, Pakachere, ZCCP and Action, including concept testing, pre-testing, and examples of audience feedback.