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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

‘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.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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