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To fulfill its mission, UN must take care of staff’s mental health

To mark World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10), the UN launched its new website under the banner Mental Health Matters – A Healthy Workforce for a Better World. The site is just one of the tools recommended by Rain Barrel Communication in the design this year of a companion Communication Strategy (blending advocacy and behavior […]

Back to healthy eating for Indonesian teens

By Teresa Stuart Guida Dara and Budi[1], like many Indonesian adolescents, face the double burden of malnutrition. This means that while many girls and boys in Dara and Budi’s junior high school are stunted or thin, an increasing number of others are becoming overweight or obese – a problem now affecting rich and poor nations […]

Mobilizing Smart Responses to Climate Change

An urgent appeal to people working with social and behavior change communication By Tomas Jensen As climate change accelerates and its impact on the planet worsens every day, we, as a species, must act quickly and smartly to bring about massive social and behavior changes that will counter the damage being wrought – and even […]

Groundbreaking Entertainment Education Research in Mozambique

RBC is proud of groundbreaking Entertainment Education research in Mozambique just published by two of our Associates, Amy Henderson Riley and Suruchi Sood, with Massimiliano Sani: https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2019.1606137 They examined the impact of Ouro Negro (Black Gold), a serial radio drama designed to change behaviors and social norms around improving children’s health and development. Using qualitative and […]

Getting to know RBC’s newest Senior Advisor

Interview with Tomas Jensen, who will lead our portfolio of Social and Behavior Change Communication projects How does joining RBC fit into your life plan? Joining RBC is a great fit for me and where I am in my life and career. I want to be home-based (Cairns, Australia) because I have a daughter, and […]

Quality and inclusivity in 3 different types of schools

By Safa Shahkhalili The Royal Kingdom of Cambodia is home to one of the largest youth and adolescent populations in Southeast Asia. With one in five Cambodians currently aged between 15 and 24, the need to provide a good quality education is key to achieving national social and economic development. In the summer of 2018 […]

Rain Barrel welcomes new Senior Advisor

Rain Barrel Communications is delighted to announce the appointment of Tomas Jensen as a Senior Advisor for our growing portfolio of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) contracts. Tomas, a Danish national residing in Cairns, Australia, has extensive experience in designing, managing and documenting large- and small-scale behavior and social change initiatives in Asia, in […]