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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 […]

Launch of Participatory Research Toolkit

We are very pleased and proud to provide open access to this online Participatory Research Toolkit authored by two of our Associates – Suruchi Sood and Carmen Cronin – as well as by Kelli Kostizak. Launched in the context of Rain Barrel Communications’ 10th anniversary, it gathers in one place a wide variety of research tools developed […]

From a hurricane, a butterfly emerges

Applying the Method of Somatic Experiencing to Humanitarian Aid in Puerto Rico By Elsbeth Horbaty, Rain Barrel Associate Deeply moved by the devastation hurricane Maria had caused in Puerto Rico in September 2017, I was determined to support the recovery work on the island, hoping that my knowledge of humanitarian assistance operations and my newly […]

Panoramic View from the SBCC Summit

Rain Barrel’s co-director, Robert Cohen, participated in the excellent 2018 SBCC Summit in Bali.  He was honored to have been asked by the steering committee to help draft the Final Declaration, including post-conference feedback and suggestions from participants. You can read it here. Robert came away from the summit with three main impressions: 1) an important shift […]

Inspiring Support for Your Campaigns: Nudging in the Right Direction

Rain Barrel Communications is pleased that our “Nudge Seminar” is up and running! If you are as inspired by TED Talks or academic lectures as we are, but unsure how to translate what you have heard into practice, this seminar is for your organization or company. We explore five well-known theories of behavior and social change, including the theory of providing small nudges, which comes […]