Participatory Media & Technology
Making media accessible and participatory is at the heart of everything we do at EAI. Since our first broadcasts on satellite radio to community groups in Nepal and Afghanistan in the early 2000s, we have strived to use media and technology in a way that engages and involves entire populations. Whether training youth and women to lead our community reporter networks, launching an interactive TV/radio series to tackle violent extremism, or gathering feedback on how to address intimate partner violence through lively social media and interactive voice response (IVR) platforms – we are constantly innovating to ensure our content is creative, appropriate, and, above all, inclusive. We work to create technology and social media initiatives that ensure our partner communities have access to tools needed to be effective leaders and change agents by bridging the digital divide through tech camps, hackathons, and other creative capacity building programming.
EAI designed a high-impact behavior change program that included developing USAID's Promote: Women in Government communication's strategy, a radio series, workshops and in-depth issue strategies to encourage women to apply for government jobs.
Afghanistan, USAID Promote: Women in Government; Chemonics
Charting a path for Afghan women in government
EAI launched Change Starts at Home to expand our work with Nepali women and girls. This unique project has been designed to test our social behavior change and norms methodologies with rigorous academic research and independent impact assessment.
Nepal, UK Department for International Development (DFID); Emory University; South African Medical Research Council (MRC)
The B.I.G Change: Change Starts at Home
In 2014, EAI launched the first of its kind 24/7 Hausa language television station rooted in peacebuilding and entertainment. The channel amplified the rich culture of the North inspiring millions of viewers to tune in - catapulting it to No.1.
AREWA24: First 24/7 Hausa language satellite television station in N. Nigeria
Produced by EAI in Pakistan, "Bawar" (Trust) tells the powerful story of young women, Paghunda and college student, Palwasha, who fight against blatant inequity and the prejudice of their families patriarchs for their right to education.
Pakistan, Global Peace and Security Fund
Bawar: A film about courageous Pakistani women fighting for their education
In 2012, media trainers from EAI engaged community youth and radio stations to provide critical information promoting interethnic understanding and healing during one of the most critical periods in the country's recent history.
Côte d’Ivoire, Past Countries
Media and leadership trainings in Côte d’Ivoire
Money Smart: how Cambodian soap operas are bringing financial literacy to a new generation
Boprek dreams of becoming a lawyer, but her family’s poverty makes her dreams seem impossible...
Research & Resources
This valuable resource for communication for development practitioners aims to incite discussions on what it means to deepen communication for action and promote positive social change.
Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Laos, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Past Countries, Sahel, Yemen, Building Peace & Transforming Extremism, Championing Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment, Governance & Civic Engagement, Participatory Media & Technology, Research & Learning
The advantages and limits of a “Full-Spectrum” approach to communication for development (C4D)
Social norms increasingly are the focus of intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention strategies. This study assesses the effect of a new measure of social norms, the Partner Violence Norms Scale, on women's risk of IPV, in Nepal.
Social norms and women’s risk of intimate partner violence in Nepal
Assessing conflict drivers and reframing radicalization in Northern Nigeria
How a woman in Niger is helping to build peace in her neighborhood
This is a story about a Ni Ima. Ni Ima lives in a neighborhood in Niamey, the capital city of Niger...