Communication For Development

Working at 4th Wheel: story of an internship in Covid-19 times

I arrived in Mumbai in February, ready for a 6-month internship at 4th Wheel and for a life in a city I had long wished to live in. One month after, on a Friday, a colleague bid his farewell with a regular “See you on Monday!” to which I replied with an ironic “Hopefully!”, coming …

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What makes us happy: 5 interesting facts about the World Happiness Report

The 7th edition of the World Happiness Report has recently been published: while Finland ranks first, followed by its neighboring Nordic countries, we went a step beyond the ranking and looked at data with a different lens. Money can’t buy happiness. Ever heard of this sentence? Probably yes, and probably most of you agree with …

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Investing in Local Crowdsourcing Campaigns is the future of monitoring and evaluation!

Crowdsourced data collection is widely believed to create an environment of active participation and engagement for social change. The underlying premise of the project was to provide a technological tool to monitor community action and learning around community-centred issues.  Assignment Type: Participatory Action Research  Thematic Domain: Education  Overview: The data suppliers for the project are …

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Community based research for participatory and inclusive program implementation

Our work engages communities and builds local capacities to undertake monitoring and evaluation activities, to collectively address critical social and economic challenges. Case Example  The E-participation platforms we offer (involving participatory videos, community web talks, virtual games and networking) are useful tools to connect with vulnerable groups online and establish digital initiatives.  Assignment Type: Social …

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Our rationale on developing communication collateral

At 4th Wheel we apply different types of mediums to share information on achieving social development goals. We combined old media forms with new media to drive conversations, spread awareness and motivate individual action. We believe new age communication and social networking plays a very integral role in mobilising communities and strengthening people power. The …

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