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We study communication, society and culture to effectively enhance knowledge transfer and bring about sustainable social change.
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Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba

Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Rural doctor Arianna Toledo heats water on her biogas stove at her home in the town of Cuatro Esquinas in the western Cuban province of Matanzas.
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Ten reasons 2015 will be a historic year for girls

Ten reasons 2015 will be a historic year for girls | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
In a year that sees the Millennium Development Goals (#MDGs) replaced, #girls getting access to bank accounts for... http://t.co/eq931wQvjj
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Millions of Facebook users have no idea they're using the internet - Quartz

Millions of Facebook users have no idea they're using the internet - Quartz | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
To many internet newcomers, they're one and the same.
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United Nations Millennium Development Goals

United Nations Millennium Development Goals | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
United Nations Millennium Development Goals http://t.co/CW1fioF6aP @WorldWeWant2015 @myworld2015 @CharlottePetriG @UN http://t.co/lXgoy7lCzf
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Beijing Touts 'Cyber-Sovereignty' In Internet Governance - ChinaFile

Beijing Touts 'Cyber-Sovereignty' In Internet Governance - ChinaFile | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
It has been a difficult few weeks for global technology companies operating in China.
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Has social media made young people better citizens?

Has social media made young people better citizens? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Young people have always wanted to contribute to society – they just needed the right tools, writes Rabat Global Shaper Touria Benlafqih.
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Resilient Cities Asia Pacific congress calls for action on urban resilience | ICLEI Global

Resilient Cities Asia Pacific congress calls for action on urban resilience | ICLEI Global | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
RT @wbclimatechange: Mayors across Asia Pacific call for concerted action to build resilience to climate change http://t.co/3lsZDEcdQI #sus…
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Watch: China has made an internet censorship THEME SONG - The Register

Watch: China has made an internet censorship THEME SONG - The Register | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Never has repression sounded so good
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Caring and communication difficulties - Care and support - NHS Choices

Caring and communication difficulties - Care and support - NHS Choices | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Communication comes in different forms, including verbal (spoken), written word, lip reading, sign language, and even body language.
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5 super easy tips for better online security on Safer Internet Day - Mashable

5 super easy tips for better online security on Safer Internet Day - Mashable | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
It's Safer Internet Day! Every February 10, the occasion is meant to be a reminder of the perils of the Internet. Here are some tips.
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U.N. Touts 2015 as Milestone Year for World Body | Inter Press Service

U.N. Touts 2015 as Milestone Year for World Body | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Video: Vaccines: An Unhealthy Skepticism

Video: Vaccines: An Unhealthy Skepticism | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
An outbreak of measles that started at Disneyland has turned a spotlight on those who choose not to vaccinate their children. How did we get to a point where personal beliefs can triumph over science?
Jan Servaes's insight:

The US in the age of Unreason

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Saving Global Order

Saving Global Order | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Around the world, personal liberty, human rights, and democracy are at risk, while the international community is deeply divided, blocking progress on challenges ranging from the crises in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine to climate change and trade. Three factors – all likely to persist this year – are driving these unsettling trends.
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Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda | Inter Press Service

Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda | Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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Rural transformation: Key to sustainable development

Rural transformation: Key to sustainable development | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
What is #RuralTransformation, & how can rural people achieve sustainable change, social as well as economic? http://t.co/eWqC1U9G9t #IFADgc
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Build an Internet for everyone, everywhere - CNN

Build an Internet for everyone, everywhere - CNN | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Achieving universal connectivity won't be easy but it's doable.
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NSA or Not, Surveillance Malware Endangers Internet - U.S. News & World Report

NSA or Not, Surveillance Malware Endangers Internet - U.S. News & World Report | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Spyware endangers every computer, whether it is used by criminals or a government.
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The great internet swindle: ever get the feeling you've been cheated? - The Guardian

The great internet swindle: ever get the feeling you've been cheated? - The Guardian | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The internet was meant to liberate and empower its users.
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Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective (2015) — ICSU

Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective (2015) — ICSU | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The SDGs offer a "major improvement" over their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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Fifteen years after the Millennium Development Goals, are Africans any better off?

Fifteen years after the Millennium Development Goals, are Africans any better off? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
While the Millennium Development Goals program has made some major gains in its targets in many African countries, that progress could be reversed if concrete steps are not taken to eradicate pover...
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Millennium Development Goals: A Mixed Report Card for India - Inter Press Service

Millennium Development Goals: A Mixed Report Card for India - Inter Press Service | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Inter Press Service Millennium Development Goals: A Mixed Report Card for India Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, Feb 14 2015 (IPS) - Despite being one of the world's fastest expanding economies, projected to clock seven-percent GDP growth in 2017,...
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Students Speak: are there too many development goals? - The Guardian

Students Speak: are there too many development goals? - The Guardian | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
The world has an array of goals, targets and ambitions to meet. But how many is too many? Should we abandon goals all together? Let us know your thoughts
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Under pressure: campaigns that persuaded companies to change the world

Under pressure: campaigns that persuaded companies to change the world | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
We took a look at the campaigns that successfully put pressure on companies – and whether or not their behavior changed
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Davos 2015: overriding pessimism over growing inequality

Davos 2015: overriding pessimism over growing inequality | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
World leaders have not done enough to ensure economic growth has reduced inequality, Davos hears as fears turn to the impact of geopolitical tensions
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