Creating, Accessing and Sharing Value: Social marketing evidence and experience from Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Bangladesh

Nick Goodwin (Director, Tulodo Indonesia) and Lamberto Pinto (Sanitation Program Manager, Partnership for Human Development, Timor-Leste were recently featured as speakers at the 2018 International Social Marketing Conference (ISMC) in Singapore. The panel discussed how to create, access and share value to help …’Continue reading Creating, Accessing and Sharing Value: Social marketing evidence and experience from Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Bangladesh

Understanding nutrition practices through a behaviour change lens to guide design and delivery of services in Timor-Leste

Infant and young child feeding practices directly affect the nutritional status of children under two years of age and, ultimately, impact child survival. Poor nutrition at this stage can result in greater susceptibility to disease, poorer education outcomes and reduced life opportunities.Continue reading Understanding nutrition practices through a behaviour change lens to guide design and delivery of services in Timor-Leste

Empathy Map: Setting a common ground for multiple UX designers

For human-centred-design practitioner, empathy is the first and foremost element that should be determined before going to other layers of process. As the principle of human-centred design gives us the safety net to not produce a top-down solution, empathising with the user we design the solution for will avoid product failure. Then is there any tool to set a common ground for multiple designers workingContinue reading Empathy Map: Setting a common ground for multiple UX designers

Ingat kelompok perempuan Mocaf Bogati & Sumber Waras di Pacitan? Bagaimanakah perkembangan bisnis mereka saat ini?

Seperti yang sudah diketahui, beberapa waktu lalu KOMPAK melalui Tulodo melakukan uji coba program keperantaraan pasar dengan menggunakan pendekatan pemasaran mikro yang berpusatkan pada: pelanggan, brand yang konsisten, uji coba dan pembelajaran dari pengalaman.Continue reading Ingat kelompok perempuan Mocaf Bogati & Sumber Waras di Pacitan? Bagaimanakah perkembangan bisnis mereka saat ini?

It Takes a Family to Raise the Nation: Tulodo and Grand Challenges Canada to develop a family based health and relationship education kit for children in Indonesia

Tulodo Indonesia is pleased to announce support from Grand Challenges Canada to launch the Dolpin project, a family-based health and relationship teaching kit for urban poor children in Indonesia. Continue reading It Takes a Family to Raise the Nation: Tulodo and Grand Challenges Canada to develop a family based health and relationship education kit for children in Indonesia

Menciptakan Program Sanitasi dan Kebersihan yang Berpusat pada Perilaku Masyarakat

Salah satu tujuan yang terdapat pada Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan (Sustainable Development Goals/SDGs), tujuan ke enam, adalah bahwa pada tahun 2030, akan tercapai akses yang universal dan adil terhadap air minum yang aman dan dapat terjangkau bagi semua. Continue reading Menciptakan Program Sanitasi dan Kebersihan yang Berpusat pada Perilaku Masyarakat

Berbagi Ilmu dan Menginspirasi Kelompok UMKM di Pacitan

Sebagai bagian dari project KOMPAK Improving Market Linkages for Community-Based Micro and Small Enterprises, Tulodo melalui Hepi Inc mengadakan kegiatan pelatihan terkait penjualan dan promosi, pengelolaan acara (event management), dan pemasaran digital untuk kelompok UMKM dampingan KOMPAK di Pacitan: Kelompok Mocaf Bogati dan Sumber Waras. Pelatihan ini dilaksanakan dari tanggal 27 hingga 29 Maret 2018 dan diikuti oleh sebanyak 12 peserta yang merupakan perwakilan dari kedua kelompok.Continue reading Berbagi Ilmu dan Menginspirasi Kelompok UMKM di Pacitan

Apakah quote dapat mengubah hidupmu?

Perubahan perilaku sangat menantang namun kadang tidak sepenuhnya dipahami oleh mereka yang bergerak dalam bidang pemasaran komersial. Mengapa? Karena dalam dunia komersial, sebagian kampanye dimaksudkan untuk meningkatkan pemasaran sebuah produk. Baik itu produk minuman, sepatu ataupun mobil. Mereka mencoba untuk merubah preferensi seseorang terhadap sebuah merek, bukan bertujuan untuk merubah perilaku seseorang.Continue reading Apakah quote dapat mengubah hidupmu?

Co-designing micro-marketing service for businesses in Pacitan and North Lombok

We are pleased to announce Tulodo Indonesia has been appointed by the Australian Government – funded KOMPAK program to implement a micro-marketing service pilot. This service will help improve incomes and market orientation for community-based businesses in Pacitan, East Java and North Lombok, NTB. Continue reading Co-designing micro-marketing service for businesses in Pacitan and North Lombok

The Clean Life for Timor-Leste

The issue of poo is never far from the minds of new parents – what mess was made and who bore the brunt. So it is with poo in the still-new nation of Timor-Leste. Around 15% of Timorese children aged under 5 years suffer from potentially deadly diarrheal disease, including from not washing their hands with soap and lack of access to improved sanitation.Continue reading The Clean Life for Timor-Leste

Kekasih Juara, solusi untuk hidup bahagia?

Banyak orang yang tahu bagaimana caranya menemukan sekolah dengan kualitas yang bagus atau membeli pakaian dengan model terkini. Akan tetapi, ketika harus mencari tempat untuk mencurahkan masalah perasaan saat putus cinta, bertengkar dengan orang tua atau saat di-bully oleh teman. Masih banyak orang yang tidak tahu bagaimana caranya menemukan tempat untuk berbagi perasaannya.Continue reading Kekasih Juara, solusi untuk hidup bahagia?

Master Class – The Implementation Science of Behavior Change

Behavior change is an exciting area of work, with the potential to improve lives, profits and impact. Yet many organizations struggle to execute it effectively. If you are interested in delivering successful behavior change approaches for your service, product, program or policy – this is the Master Class for you. . Experts from Tulodo andContinue reading Master Class – The Implementation Science of Behavior Change

Intervensi untuk Program Anti-Rokok: Pentingnya Branding dan Segmentasi

Tulodo Indonesia (Dr Nicholas Goodwin dan Heribertus Rinto Wibowo) menjadi pembicara dalam salah satu sesi di Seminar Etika Pemasaran Rokok di Indonesia: Implikasi terhadap Kebijakan Pengendalian Tembakau pada tanggal 19 Juli 2017 di Yogyakarta. Acara ini diselenggarakan oleh Edinburgh Napier University serta Pusat Perilaku dan Promosi Kesehatan Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Gadjah Mada.Continue reading Intervensi untuk Program Anti-Rokok: Pentingnya Branding dan Segmentasi

Bagaimana cara menangani berita hoax?

Masih segar di dalam ingatan bagaimana kabar “orang gila merupakan penculik anak” tersebar di masyarakat. Banyak orang yang benar-benar mengalami gangguan mental menjadi korban main hakim sendiri dari masyarakat yang percaya kebenaran berita tersebut. Masalahnya beberapa dari mereka bahkan meninggal dunia akibat dipukuli dan ditendang oleh warga sekitar.Continue reading Bagaimana cara menangani berita hoax?

Perubahan Perilaku Lewat #8GelasSehari

Kadang kita suka meremehkan asupan air dalam tubuh kita. Kenapa? Semakin banyak alternatif yang tersedia yang membuat kita merasa bahwa air putih bukanlah hal yang penting. Padahal minum air yang cukup sangat dibutuhkan untuk menjaga keseimbangan cairan dalam tubuh, menjaga fungsi ginjal, mengontrol kalori dan mengurangi berat badan, serta manfaat lainnya yang tak kalah pentingnya bagi tubuh kita.Continue reading Perubahan Perilaku Lewat #8GelasSehari

Break the common sense block to engage parents in Timor Leste schools

Sometimes our own worst enemy is common sense. The problem is not that if something makes sense intuitively then it’s wrong. The issue is often people assume common sense solutions are somehow universal. This is the common sense block. Take a look at schools in Timor Leste, where Tulodo’s Nick Goodwin is working with the Australian-funded Partnership for Human Development (PHD) program.Continue reading Break the common sense block to engage parents in Timor Leste schools

Connecting the dots to transform the world: find out how companies accelerate sustainable development and grow their business

At Tulodo we are often asked what role the private sector should play in addressing social issues and achieving sustainable development. It’s been only a year and a half since the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a set of targets to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. For the SDGs, which replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), there are 17 ambitious goals to transform the world and each has specific targets to be achieved by 2030.Continue reading Connecting the dots to transform the world: find out how companies accelerate sustainable development and grow their business

The art and science of good storytelling: That Sugar Film

Damon has a lot of questions, especially about sugar. He knows junk food is bad for him but he’s heard different things about how much sugar is really in “healthy” food. And he’s curious about the effects on his body. He decides to find out and share his learning experience by making a documentary – That Sugar Film. Let’s take a look at this form of communications and how it engages its audiences.Continue reading The art and science of good storytelling: That Sugar Film

Which type of funding is right for you? An important decision for social entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs, especially those of you with a brilliant idea ready to go, will likely soon wonder where to find the money to pay for it. Choosing the type of funding is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. When attending the 2016 Sankalp Summit in Jakarta (link), I found that there were three types of funding most often being discussed: debt, equity, and grants. So let’s take a closer look at each of them and discuss which one might be right for you.Continue reading Which type of funding is right for you? An important decision for social entrepreneurs

HPV: kanker tidak hanya perlu vaksinasi tetapi juga keluarga

Jika biasanya isu kesehatan diperingati dalam satuan hari, seperti Hari Kesehatan Jiwa Sedunia (10 Oktober) atau Hari Kesehatan Nasional (12 November), Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia akhir-akhir ini membuat sesuatu yang tidak biasa. Isu kesehatan di Indonesia kini diperingati dalam satuan bulan, seperti Bulan Anak Sehat (Agustus 2016) dan Bulan Eliminasi Penyakit Kaki Gajah – BELKAGA (Oktober 2016). Program terbaru dari Kemenkes RI adalah pelaksanaan pemberian vaksin HPV (human papilloma virus) dalam rangka Bulan Imunisasi Anak Sekolah (BIAS).Continue reading HPV: kanker tidak hanya perlu vaksinasi tetapi juga keluarga

The Zika virus: is there a silver lining to our fear?

Zika, the mosquito-borne virus, has been declared an international health emergency by the WHO. The international agency reports tremendous healthcare costs waiting ahead as the virus travels across continents and countries, seemingly unstoppable. We can imagine the grown-up babies who are suffering from microcephaly – strongly linked with the Zika virus. It will be a hard life for them and their carers because microcephaly has been linked with problems such as developmental delays, intellectual disability, hearing loss, vision problems, and it can be life-threatening. But even this tragedy may have a silver lining.Continue reading The Zika virus: is there a silver lining to our fear?

3 Things you might not know about working with celebrities on social issues

When Fu Yuanhui, the Chinese swimmer at the Rio Olympic Games, talked about her menstruation as a performance factor, she was the latest in a long line of celebrities playing a role in social and behavior change. In contrast to product promotion, involving celebrities in social campaigns can be even more complicated. But the good news is celebrities can also be very effective. Not only do they attract attention to an issue, e.g. climate change, but the involvement of a celebrity can provide a model for change that enables us to learn a new behavior, like recycling. So how does this work?Continue reading 3 Things you might not know about working with celebrities on social issues

Kenaikan harga belum cukup hilangkan bau rokok di baju bangsa Indonesia

Ganda bulutangkis Indonesia berhasil mengharumkan nama bangsa dengan membawa pulang medali emas dari Olimpiade Rio. Akan tetapi harum tersebut sedikit berbau rokok, karena salah satu sponsor utama adalah perusahaan tembakau. Kecanduan Indonesia terhadap rokok telah menjangkau seluruh lapisan masyarakat. Di sini kita membahas solusinya.Continue reading Kenaikan harga belum cukup hilangkan bau rokok di baju bangsa Indonesia

Happy 17 August! Is Indonesia’s Mental Revolution under control?

Tomorrow Indonesia celebrates 71 years of independence, during which time its citizens have enjoyed many freedoms. Every year, as the nation prepares to celebrate its birth, many question the health of its political, social and community life. There are those who lament the changing social and cultural norms that appear to undermine traditional community values, citing everything from Pokemon Go obsession to the rise in teenage pregnancies as proof of a deterioration in the national spirit. To address this, the government has responded with a ‘Mental Revolution’ campaign, urging change not just in attitude or behavior, but in the values that underpin society. But can it work?Continue reading Happy 17 August! Is Indonesia’s Mental Revolution under control?

Amnesti Pajak: Kamu bangga atau takut?

Banyak orang yang tidak tertarik membahas pajak, namun ini penting karena tanpa uang pajak, negara tidak bisa melaksanakan program pembangunan. Setiap hari kita temukan pembahasan mengenai program amnesti pajak (tax amnesty), entah itu dalam berita televisi, kolom ekonomi atau melalui status media sosial. Namun belum jelas seberapa efektif peran pemerintah untuk menyukseskan program amnesti pajak ini, khususnya jika kita lihat alasan seseorang mau mengubah perilakunya.Continue reading Amnesti Pajak: Kamu bangga atau takut?

Pokemon Go Penyelamat Kehidupan

Satu bulan sudah Pokemon Go beredar di masyarakat, namun antusiasmenya tidak kunjung reda. Orang tua, para guru, bos-bos, tidak pernah menyangka akan ada sebuah permainan yang mampu mengubah kehidupan manusia. Anak-anak yang biasanya bermain gadget di sofa ruang tengah, sekarang menjadi lebih rajin mengelilingi kompleks di sekitar rumah mereka. Para pelajar yang biasanya memilih untuk berdiam di perpustakaan atau kantin saat jam istirahat, sekarang menjadi lebih suka mengelilingi lapangan. Karyawan kantor yang biasanya hanya duduk dan bekerja di kubikel mereka, sekarang menjadi lebih suka bolak-balik ke lobi kantor. Semua mereka lakukan demi satu tujuan: berburu Pokemon.Continue reading Pokemon Go Penyelamat Kehidupan

How Indonesia can create a fantastic life without plastic

It might be hard for us to dream of a world without plastic. Life has become so convenient since its introduction. When we’re hungry, we can spontaneously buy food as we pass a supermarket or restaurant on our way home because there will be a plastic bag to help us. When we’re thirsty, we can pop into a mini market to buy a drink in a plastic bottle. Plastics, especially plastic bags, have become an integral part of modern life.Continue reading How Indonesia can create a fantastic life without plastic

Ada Apa dengan Hari Pertama Sekolah?

Hari pertama masuk sekolah seringkali menjadi pengalaman yang mendebarkan. Entah itu perasaan takut karena akan bertemu dengan teman-teman baru, atau cemas karena memikirkan kegalakan guru yang mengajar. Ketika tiba tahun ajaran baru, pasti setiap orang akan mengalami hari pertamanya di sekolah, terlepas dari berapapun kelas mereka atau sepanjang apapun liburan yang mereka jalani sebelum masuk sekolah hari pertama. Akan tetapi, tahun 2016 menjadi tahun ajaran baru yang lebih istimewa daripada tahun-tahun sebelumnya di Indonesia. Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan (Kemendikbud) pada tahun ini memberikan perhatian khusus terhadap Hari Pertama Sekolah dengan melakukan kampanye #HariPertamaSekolah.Continue reading Ada Apa dengan Hari Pertama Sekolah?

Fasting and its impact on Indonesian eating habits: myth and reality

The change in behavior during Ramadhan not only affects the way people spend their money. In Indonesia, as the country with the largest number of Muslims, Ramadhan is the time for families, friends and relatives to gather to break the fast together (in Indonesian it is called ‘Buka Bersama’ or ’BukBer’). So, of course, Ramadhan also changes eating habits. Nielsen conducted research in Indonesia in 2011 and found that during Ramadhan, Indonesians behave the same way as people in UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. They spend more on food.Continue reading Fasting and its impact on Indonesian eating habits: myth and reality

How successful are anti-rape campaigns?

Once again, a rape case has become a trending topic. It is because of a provocative article posted by Buzzfeed News. This case involved Brock Turner, a Stanford University student, who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. The article was very influential among the netizens, as reviewed by Adweek. For every person who shared it, 12 more people saw it.Continue reading How successful are anti-rape campaigns?

Sudah Berhasilkah Kampanye Pemerkosaan?

Isu pemerkosaan kembali menjadi sorotan publik dan kali ini disebabkan oleh sebuah artikel yang dipublikasi online oleh Buzzfeed News. Artikel tersebut mengulas tentang kasus pemerkosaan yang dilakukan oleh Brock Turner, seorang mahasiswa Stanford University terhadap seorang perempuan asing di belakang tempat pembuangan sampah. Sebagaimana yang dituliskan dalam Adweek, pengaruh dari artikel tersebut sangatlah kuat diContinue reading Sudah Berhasilkah Kampanye Pemerkosaan?

Hello: Awkward friendship moments save lives on the road

A new campaign from the New Zealand Transport Agency focuses on driver distraction, a serious road safety issue all over the world. It is often the initial cause of a chain of events that results in serious injury and too often death. There are many potential causes of driver distraction: objects, events, or activities both inside andContinue reading Hello: Awkward friendship moments save lives on the road

Innovations in Social and Behavior Change in Indonesia

Earlier today at the Luwansa Hotel in Jakarta, Tulodo, together with BeeHives and Simply Sensible, hosted a breakfast seminar  on social marketing focused on innovations in social and behavior change. The hosts conducted a small experiment before the event by testing whether people would take the stairs or the lift from the hotel lobby. TheContinue reading Innovations in Social and Behavior Change in Indonesia

Social franchise to solve toilet trouble

A recent article in The Conversation reveals some of the excellent advances made in addressing the persistent and devastating impacts of a lack of access to sanitation. One interesting one is a business called Sanergy, which profits from providing clean toilet services and the collection and treatment of waste. Sanergy provides the toilets, keeps them clean, removes the waste, treats andContinue reading Social franchise to solve toilet trouble

‘Indonesia is Energy Independent’ campaign

Indonesia’s Ministry for Energy and Mineral Resources has released a new TV campaign as part of its ‘Indonesia is Energy Independent’ (Indonesia Mandiri Energi). The animated TV spot reveals a common tension in public campaigns of this type. The government often needs to fulfil its political priorities to communicate its achievements as well as work toContinue reading ‘Indonesia is Energy Independent’ campaign

Tulodo appointed to manage Sustainable Energy for All campaign in Indonesia

Tulodo has been appointed by Kopernik to manage the Indonesia campaign to support the global Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) agenda. Tulodo is working with Prodigy PR to produce the #IDWomen4Energy advocacy campaign on sustainable energy access in Indonesia. The campaign aims to engage Indonesians to change their behaviors and increase participation on issues relating to sustainable energy. WeContinue reading Tulodo appointed to manage Sustainable Energy for All campaign in Indonesia

Demographic bonus or planet threat? Why Indonesia is at the center of population debates and solutions.

While many conferences come and go, the news that Indonesia will host the 2015 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) is important. It’s important for family planning and it’s important for Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region. Family planning, long neglected in many parts of the world, is now experiencing something of a resurgence, especially in Indonesia. And this comesContinue reading Demographic bonus or planet threat? Why Indonesia is at the center of population debates and solutions.

Sex is fun. Ini caranya…

Sex is fun, right? Tapi juga ada bahayanya. Untungnya, ada seks yg fun dan aman. Bagaimana caranya? Menurut Temanteman.org, aktivitas seksual yang aman tidak memiliki risiko penyebaran HIV atau penyakit lain. Gunakanlah pembatas untuk mencegah kontak dengan darah atau cairan seksual. Pembatas buatan yang paling umum adalah kondom untuk pria, juga ada kondom buat perempuan. Cairan pelumasContinue reading Sex is fun. Ini caranya…

Social and behaviour change in Papua New Guinea

Tulodo is in Port Moresby for a few days as part of its research project funded by Australia’s DFAT. So far we’ve had useful meetings and found an interesting variety of organisations working on social and behaviour change. Here is a selection of a few with some of their programs and initiatives: Susu Mamas: health services CPL Foundation:Continue reading Social and behaviour change in Papua New Guinea

Cold turkey better than hot pharma for smoking cessation

It turns out most people quit smoking without any assistance, despite the push by big pharma to sell their products and services. While some people think cold turkey implies there are no “interventions”, years of efforts to change behaviours and social norms have probably produced the effect of an intervention on those who choose toContinue reading Cold turkey better than hot pharma for smoking cessation

Tulodo appointed to undertake study on philanthropy in the Asia Pacific region

Tulodo has been appointed by Australia’s Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to undertake a research project on philanthropic flows in the Asia Pacific region.  Tulodo will research and produce a report on the financial flows and programs of philanthropic actors in the Asia Pacific region. This includes a literature review, field visits, mapping potential partners, developingContinue reading Tulodo appointed to undertake study on philanthropy in the Asia Pacific region

Tulodo to partner with Kopernik on Fire Up Central Java Clean Cookstove project in Indonesia

As part of Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and World Bank Clean Stove Initiative (CSI), Tulodo is partnering with Kopernik to market cleaner cookstoves to poor households in Central Java. Tulodo’s role on the Fire Up Central Java Cleaner Cookstove project is to design and manage the marketing and community mobilisation activities, include formative research, marketing strategy, stakeholder engagement, capacityContinue reading Tulodo to partner with Kopernik on Fire Up Central Java Clean Cookstove project in Indonesia

Mini insight on social networks and behaviour change

Social networks – and the social support provided through them – can improve a person’s ability to gain access to new connections and information as well as to identify and solve problems. If this support can help to reduce uncertainty or help to produce desired outcomes, then a sense of personal control will also beContinue reading Mini insight on social networks and behaviour change

How social marketing can ensure the success of clean cooking programs in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, together with the World Bank, announced a multi-phase program to introduce affordable, biomass-fueled cookstoves to the 24.5 million families – or 40 percent of households across Indonesia – who still use traditional biomass, mostly firewood, for cooking. For a stove program to succeed in Indonesia, we must frame the interventionContinue reading How social marketing can ensure the success of clean cooking programs in Indonesia

New report on use of behaviour change in clean cooking interventions for economic, health and environmental impact

A new report (available below) from a team led by Tulodo’s Nick Goodwin has found promising evidence for the effectiveness of behaviour change approaches in clean cooking interventions. Despite decades of effort, around 2.8 billion people still rely on solid fuels to meet domestic energy needs. There is robust evidence this causes premature death, chronic disease asContinue reading New report on use of behaviour change in clean cooking interventions for economic, health and environmental impact

Change agents make residents feel safer about dengue fever in the Philippines

Research by Fe Espino at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine on dengue prevention in the Philippines shows how community trust is vital to the success of behaviour change programs. In 2010, the number of dengue cases in the Philippines rose from 37,101 in 2006 to 118,868. Dengue fever is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes which are born inContinue reading Change agents make residents feel safer about dengue fever in the Philippines

Change agents at the USF Social Marketing Conference

Tulodo’s Nick Goodwin and Irma Martam attended the recent Social Marketing Conference, hosted by the University of South Florida. Irma was the recipient of the conference’s prestigious Fostering Equity Scholarship and attended the pre-conference Training Academy with social marketing practitioners and researchers from around the world. Nick’s plenary presentation focused on the use of change agents –Continue reading Change agents at the USF Social Marketing Conference

Corporate behaviour change: Greenpeace takes on Procter & Gamble over commitment to mothers

With all the discussion on nonprofit partnerships with the private sector, a Greenpeace campaign on Procter & Gamble reminds us that the corporation can also be the target of behaviour change campaigns. You may be familiar with P&G’s wildly popular video ‘’Thank You Mom’’, released for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Greenpeace has released a provocative spoof, “Hidden Truth“. WhileContinue reading Corporate behaviour change: Greenpeace takes on Procter & Gamble over commitment to mothers

Share It to End It: Singapore bullying film shortens each time it is shared

An innovative approach to video sharing is engaging viewers in Singapore to reduce bullying. Singapore’s CABCY (Coalition Against Bullying for Children and Youth) together with the Harvest Centre for Research conducted nationwide research on bullying in Singapore in 2006. Data was collected from more than 4,000 students aged 7 to 16 years old and the results were surprising —Continue reading Share It to End It: Singapore bullying film shortens each time it is shared

Nurse Nicole gives good advice to flirty men on Tinder

June is Men’s Health Month in the US and to celebrate its 20th anniversary, we bring you the story of a creative way to change men’s health behaviours. According to the Men’s Health Resource Center, men are more likely to go long periods of time without going to the doctor, they’re less likely to adopt preventive health measures,Continue reading Nurse Nicole gives good advice to flirty men on Tinder

Are smartphones…”better”…for the environment?

Mobile phones and other smart devices are helping us solve major public policy problems by providing direct personalised access to information. However according to the UNEP, the amount of e-waste being produced – including mobile phones and computers – could rise by as much as 500% over the next decade in some countries. In the making of computer equipmentContinue reading Are smartphones…”better”…for the environment?

PSI and Myanmar telcos to launch mobile health information service

According to the Myanmar Times, Population Services International (PSI) is working with telcos, Ooredoo and Telenor, to launch a mobile health app for pregnant women. This app will provide up to date information about health, antenatal care, health ministry services, nutrition, and even malaria prevention. According to a UN report, under-five mortality rates are estimated at 52 perContinue reading PSI and Myanmar telcos to launch mobile health information service

India’s National ID Cards Use Tech to Eradicate Poverty

India‘s national ID card, “Aadhaar”, has technology that the government says will help eradicate poverty by 2030. The Aadhaar card has 12 digit number and stores identification and biometric data, including a photograph, eye scan, fingerprints and health information that is then stored in a national database. With this highly accurate identification, the Indian government expects the poor will more easily andContinue reading India’s National ID Cards Use Tech to Eradicate Poverty

Brunei’s search for clean, alternative energy fuels students’ drive for innovation

At an alternative energy exhibition, students from energy clubs in various schools in Brunei were set a task to come up with ideas that incorporate green technologies such as solar- and hydro-electricity. One of these was a project called “Family Fitness For Energy”, created by the energy club of Menglait Secondary School. It shows how kinetic energy can be turnedContinue reading Brunei’s search for clean, alternative energy fuels students’ drive for innovation

Meet Siti Aminah – world champion health worker

As a small contribution to World Health Workers Week, 8-12 April, we’re telling you the story (via the Jakarta Globe) of 56 year old midwife Siti Aminah, one of 87,000+ midwives in Indonesia who deserve a prize for the amazing work they do to help poor people. Working in Jakarta’s slum areas, Siti turned her own minivan intoContinue reading Meet Siti Aminah – world champion health worker

Bangladesh launches largest ever measles and rubella vaccination campaign

Bangladesh has held the country’s largest ever measles and rubella vaccination campaign, aiming to reach 52 million children aged 9 months to 15 years, according to a UNICEF report. The campaign has seen thousands of vaccinators and volunteers cover more than 170,000 schools and 150,000 immunisation centres over a three-week period. Dr. Purabi Ahmed, project managerContinue reading Bangladesh launches largest ever measles and rubella vaccination campaign

20 of the best videos to support social and behavior change

We’re working on a new advocacy video for a client and have been comparing those with a message on poverty or social change. Here are 20 of our favorites, let us know yours! GetUp Australia: It’s Time (marriage equality) The Girl Effect: The clock is ticking (women and girls) Rainforest Alliance: Follow the frog Global Citizen: Top 5 mythsContinue reading 20 of the best videos to support social and behavior change

Introducing Tulodo’s AgentMaker system

Kochi, India: Irma Martam will introduce Tulodo’s new AgentMaker concept this week at the Global Health Conference on Social Marketing and Franchising. AgentMaker is an innovative mobile platform that enables managers to identify and develop effective change agents to deliver and monitor social and behavior change programs. We’re pretty excited to start this process of bringingContinue reading Introducing Tulodo’s AgentMaker system

Tulodo leads new DFID project on clean cooking

Tulodo’s Nicholas Goodwin and Sarah O’Farrell have recently been awarded a new project, working with the UK’s Dept. for International Development (DFID) on the ‘Behaviour Change Study on Clean Cooking Effectiveness.’ Nick leads the team to research and produce a report on the effectiveness of behavior change interventions on clean cooking globally, including cost effectiveness analysis andContinue reading Tulodo leads new DFID project on clean cooking

Gates Grand Challenges Round 12 grants: Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach

The Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative has issued Round 12 of its Explorations grant program. The latest round includes a new theme for grants: “Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach”. According to Gates, convincing people to take simple steps for their own health should be easy. But encouraging healthy behaviors is not straightforward. LivingContinue reading Gates Grand Challenges Round 12 grants: Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach

Brunei adopts social marketing to address health issues

According to the Brunei Times, the Ministry of Health recently ran  a three-day workshop on social marketing as part of Brunei’s emphasis on prevention of diseases and its increased efforts to promote healthy living. Held at the Health Promotion Centre, Hjh Zahrah Dato Paduka Hj Hashim, Acting Director General of the Ministry of Health noted theContinue reading Brunei adopts social marketing to address health issues

Swiss firm I:Collect to start clothes recycling in Japan

Swiss used clothing recycler I:Collect is planning to launch a Japanese subsidiary that will encourage shoppers to bring in their used garments in exchange for a voucher, according to the Asahi Shimbun. The company said it decided to launch Ico Japan Co. because the country is in the early adoption stage of recycling. “Japan is believedContinue reading Swiss firm I:Collect to start clothes recycling in Japan

Safer Journeys: NZ drug driving campaign

The NZ Transport Agency has launched a new behavior change program to reduce the harm caused by drugged drivers. Safer Journeys aims to significantly reduce the incidence of drug-impaired driving, with fewer people losing their lives or suffering serious injuries. The same agency that brought us the highly acclaimed “Legend” campaign on drink driving, is nowContinue reading Safer Journeys: NZ drug driving campaign

China to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship?

China’s Center for Disease Control has released the “2013 China Tobacco Control Report” which calls for a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. China needs to make significant investments to change both social norms and behaviors around smoking, which will also help create a supportive environment for this new legislation. In China, between 2003 and 2008,Continue reading China to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship?

Tulodo awarded new UNFPA project: ‘Indonesian Youth in the 21st Century Mapping Project’

Tulodo’s Nicholas Goodwin and Irma Martam have been awarded a new UNFPA Indonesia project, ‘Indonesian Youth in the 21st Century Mapping Project’. Tulodo will research and produce a report that maps social and behavior change programs focused on youth throughout Indonesia. Tulodo will undertake consultations with UN, government and donor agencies, as well as NGOs, privateContinue reading Tulodo awarded new UNFPA project: ‘Indonesian Youth in the 21st Century Mapping Project’

Indonesia’s Minister for Health calls on Muslims to quit smoking during Ramadhan

Indonesia’s Minister for Health, Dr Nafsiah Mboi, called on smokers, in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, to say no to smoking during the day, as well as the night. During Ramadhan, Muslims were expected to refrain from eating and various other acts during the day. Dr Mboi also encouraged the nation’s Muslims to avoidContinue reading Indonesia’s Minister for Health calls on Muslims to quit smoking during Ramadhan

Menkes Indonesia mencanangkan Imunisasi Lanjutan pada anak batita

Menkes Indonesia mencanangkan Imunisasi Lanjutan pada anak batita (bawah tiga tahun). Imunisasi lanjutan ini diberikan kepada semua anak usia 1,5 dan 2 tahun, guna meningkatkan kekebalan terhadap campak, difteri, pertusis, tetanus, hepatitis B dan Hib. Program penguatan kekebalan dengan program imunisasi lanjutan akan dimulai tahun ini di  empat propinsi, yaitu Jawa Barat, Yogyakarta, Bali dan NusaContinue reading Menkes Indonesia mencanangkan Imunisasi Lanjutan pada anak batita

Lifebuoy Secret Wash to encourage handwashing

Unilever’s Lifebuoy brand has released a new campaign in India, called ‘Lifebuoy Secret Wash’, to encourage children to wash their hands with soap. There are three versions of the campaign – Cricket Champ, Bollywood Princess and Hulk Power. These combine the functional messages of handwashing with soap at critical times with fun actions based on sport, superheroesContinue reading Lifebuoy Secret Wash to encourage handwashing

Minister Roy Suryo emphasises key challenges for Indonesia’s youth

Indonesia’s Youth and Sports Minister, Roy Suryo, made a keynote speech in Jakarta at the recent Indonesian Diaspora Youth Forum, in which he spoke on the theme, ‘Youth Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities Towards 21st Century’. The Minister said that the two biggest challenges facing young people in Indonesia are business and information technology. The MinisterContinue reading Minister Roy Suryo emphasises key challenges for Indonesia’s youth

Australia’s National Preventive Health Research Strategy 2013-2018

The Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA*) has released its National Preventive Health Research Strategy (2013-2018). The model for this strategy is focused on knowledge supported by four interconnected blocks: Research: to support decisions and practice Supportive Systems: policies, funding mechanisms, information sharing, coalitions and data Culture: changing beliefs and patterns of behaviour People: enhancing skills,Continue reading Australia’s National Preventive Health Research Strategy 2013-2018

UNICEF’s approach to social and behavior change

UNICEF was one of the first organizations to practice and advocate for the use of social and behavior change approaches. UNICEF sees behavior and social change as complementary techniques used to define and address people’s individual, interpersonal and social influences. UNICEF has a Communications for Development Division (C4D), which integrates social and behavior change approachesContinue reading UNICEF’s approach to social and behavior change

Women Deliver 2013 conference held in K.L.

The Women Deliver 2013 conference was one of the largest gatherings of policymakers, advocates and researchers focused exclusively on women’s health and empowerment to date, bringing together over 4,500 participants from 149 countries in Kuala Lumpur from May 28 – 30, 2013. The conference featured a wide range of speakers, topics and events related to the healthContinue reading Women Deliver 2013 conference held in K.L.

India’s Department of AIDS Control and World Bank call for EOIs

India’s Department of AIDS Control (DAC) plans to hire a creative agency and has issued a call for expressions of interest. The Government of India has applied for funds from the World Bank towards the cost of the National AIDS Control Support Project (NACSP). The NACSP will be implemented by the DAC, part of the MinistryContinue reading India’s Department of AIDS Control and World Bank call for EOIs

Tulodo awarded AusAID contract for communications for development services

Tulodo’s Nicholas Goodwin has been awarded a standing contract with AusAID to provide communications for development services to support the Australian aid program globally. This includes consulting and advice on strategic direction for programs; design, concept and implementation documents; monitoring and evaluation missions; training; technical assistance to other Australian Government agencies; and research and quality assurance services.Continue reading Tulodo awarded AusAID contract for communications for development services