Information, Education & Communication (IEC)
Information, Education and Communication (IEC) is a process of raising public awareness aimed at promoting positive behavior change through different kinds of learning, including messaging campaigns, demonstrations, dissemination of printed materials, radio or drama and other creative mechanisms. Despite the importance of education and skills-building for both immediate support and protection, as well as for longer-term livelihoods opportunities, children—particularly girls—are frequently kept from school or other educational opportunities to collect firewood for their families. Children are also kept from school because they are an economic lifeline to displaced families with few other income opportunities, who often cannot afford to pay school fees.
Photo by Erin Patrick, Women’s Refugee Commission. Gathering, Darfur.
Programme for Biomass Energy Conservation in Southern
Africa: The role of household energy conservation in HIV/AIDS mitigation
Author: Programme for Basic Energy and
Conservation (ProBEC)/German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
Synopsis: This presentation describes
how household energy conservation indirectly mitigates the effects of HIV/AIDS
by decreasing stress, increasing food security/nutrition and reducing
vulnerability to infection through indoor air pollution, for example.
INEE Good Practice Guide: School Feeding
Author: Inter-Agency Network for
Education in Emergencies (INEE)
This guide is essentially a checklist to ensure that NGOs and food
organizations such as WFP and government donors 1) ensure high health standards
during food preparation and storage; 2) maximize nutritional inputs, and; 3)
anticipate the effects of school feeding programs on education, families and