‘Bhanchhin Aama’ is a proven SBCC approach applied by Suaahara II as an ideal platform to interact and drive the listeners for their behavioral change with small doable actions/initiations, which has been going on air since the first phase of Suaahara II. Since the start, ‘Bhanchhin Aama’ has touched millions of lives of 1000 days’ mother and her families across 42 Suaahara II districts. This program has a significant impact in informing, educating, and motivating people for their behavioral change focusing on health and nutrition behaviors, and is the established as a trusted source of information related to 1000 days’ period.
A Youth Programme designed by the Youths for the Youths. SSMK airs in more than 150 FM stations in Nepal and has been acclaimed as the most listened-to radio programme by young people in Nepal.
Under collaboration with IOM for the Dakchayata project, DBI EA executed a national-level media partner to develop and broadcast radio programs (20 radio magazines & 40 radio live programs) to sensitize local communities to encourage migrant workers from all gender groups, to gain skills for better income generation opportunities and safe migration to further make them aware of ongoing skills programs where they can participate and enhance their skills.
The radio magazines link: https://soundcloud.com/dbi-equal-access-nepal/sets/shram-sawal
DBI EA partnered with Winrock International to execute Communication Campaign for Hamro Samman project focused on Trafficking in Person (TIP). Its goal is to reduce the prevalence of TIP in 10 selected districts of Nepal, using the ‘4Ps’ framework- Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership. DBI EA is undertaking communication campaign in three different phases, namely – Development of Strategy and Framework of Campaign, Content Production and Pretesting & Dissemination.
Under this project, DBI EA carried out Radio program & Radio PSA production & dissemination, Produced IEC materials such as posters, leaflets and stickers, designed and disseminated 120 social media posts, Video PSAs and newspaper/online advertorials to contribute towards sub-objective of Hamro Samman project, i.e. “raise public awareness and foster safe migration and safe employment in the entertainment sector with GoN, CSO and private sector partnerships.
The radio magazines link: https://soundcloud.com/dbi-equal-access-nepal/sets/srsj-shram-rojgari-sabaiko
ASCEND–Community Sensitization & Advocacy on LF, VL & COVID-19
DBI EA has undertaken communication and outreach activities namely school health education sessions, road crying, radio program and media campaign for advocacy and awareness raising of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Social Audit targeting 74 districts of Nepal. DBI EA has produced guideline and outlined the strategy to carry out these activities through 74 districts of Nepal.
• Lymphatic Filariasis Morbidity Management Disability Prevention
• Road Crying/miking to sensitize people on VL and LF
• Radio Program (with drama) & PSA in 10 local languages.
• Media campaign for advocacy and awareness raising of NTDs targeted communities through radios
• School Health Education (SHE) sessions in Madhesh & Lumbini Provinces (total 140 SHE sessions)
• Social Audits to ensure ‘Leave No One Behind’
The radio magazines link: https://soundcloud.com/dbi-equal-access-nepal/sets/sancho-bisancho
Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Media Campaign
DBI EA has collaborated with World Food Program (WFP) Nepal for SBCC media campaign. With the objective to reach out to wide range of radio listeners and make them aware about the importance of nutritious food, risks of consuming unhealthy food, such as food high in sugar, salt and fat, as well as motivate them to practice consumption of healthy nutritious food and also to motivate private sector to make safe nutritious food and increase its availability in the market DBI EA undertook SBCC media campaign through radio messaging.
The radio magazines link: https://soundcloud.com/dbi-equal-access-nepal/sets/bhojan-poshan
Tobacco Control Media Intervention
DBI EA has collaborated with KIVU International and Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI) to undertake tobacco control radio program, PSAs and social media campaigns with an aim of promoting public debate on tobacco control in Nepal. These communication initiatives engage with medical professionals, policy makers, and parliamentarians and Mayors, and representatives from concerned Ministries (Ministry of Health and Population, Finance Ministry) civil societies and other influential professional networks.
The radio magazines link: https://soundcloud.com/dbi-equal-access-nepal/sets/muktika-lagi-jukti
Snakebite Prevention Communication Campaign
DBI EA is implementing and SBCC project on snakebite awareness, prevention and first aid campaign in collaboration with Rotary International. This four-year project over the concentration of monsoon and rainy season is having multi-media approach including radio, social media, IEC materials along with outreach components. The program is centered 20 targeted terai districts of Nepal in the languages Maithili, Bhojpuri, Awadhi and Pashicimi Tharu. around EDCD/DoHS, WHO & BPKIHS are the major stakeholders with whom DBI EA has been coordinating this important project.
The radio magazines link:
- Nepali – https://soundcloud.com/dbi-equal-access-nepal/sets/jeewansandesh-snakebite-nepali
- Awadhi – https://soundcloud.com/dbi-equal-access-nepal/sets/jeewansandesh-snakebite-awadhi
- Bhojpuri – https://soundcloud.com/dbi-equal-access-nepal/sets/jeewansandesh-snakebite
- Maithili – https://soundcloud.com/dbi-equal-access-nepal/sets/jeewansandesh-snakebite-1
- Paschim Tharu – https://soundcloud.com/dbi-equal-access-nepal/sets/jeewansandesh-snakebite-2