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Tuesday, February 9 • 14:00 - 15:30
Local Solutions Solve Local Problems

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  • Siddharth Swarup: “We Are The Government”: Strengthening Local Governance in Bangladesh through Strategic Behavior Change Communication
  • Raihan Amin: For and By the People: Promoting Citizen Participation in Local Governance 
  • John Sumo: Reach Every District (RED) Strategy: A Response for Community Participation and Ownership 
  • Karen Schmidt: Using Social and Behavior Change Communication to Promote Family and Community Support for Early Grade Reading in Kaolack, Senegal

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Thaddeus Pennas

Technical Advisor, FHI360
Hi all, I'm a 20 year champion of communication to change behavior. I'm keenly interested in seeing how SBCC will evolve to be more impactful now that we have the evidence and knowledge of what works and what doesn't.

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Adnan R Amin

Managing Director & CEO, Unisocial Limited
Educated in business, marketing and development. Shifted career track from FMCG PR & marketing (Unilever) to Behavior Change Communications with McCann. Over a decade of practical experience in SBCC, C4D and advertising. Country experience includes Bangladesh and Uzbekistan. Political... Read More →
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Karen Schmidt

Independent Consultant
I'm a global health communication professional with more than 15 years of experience designing, implementing, managing and documenting programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Expertise in social and behavior change communication (SBCC), research, writing and editing for technical and lay... Read More →

John Sumo

Director, Health Prormotion, Ministry of Health
I currently serve as the Director for Health Promotion in Liberia, strategizing on how to partner with community leaders and stakeholders in promoting healthy life styles at the community level. I also served as Chairman on Social Mobilization/Community engagements for the Ebola response... Read More →
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Siddharta Swarup

Director, International Operations, Howard Delafield International
Siddhartha Swarup is communication specialist, an entrepreneur, writer and a serial innovator. An MBA by education, he has worked across 16 countries in 4 continents, , set up one of the leading communication companies of East Africa and has set up one of the largest mHealth projects... Read More →

Tuesday February 9, 2016 14:00 - 15:30 EAT
Conference Room 2 United Nations Conference Centre