Telling

#PHEVoices | Alem Mekonnen (video)

This two-minute and 30-second animated video is included in the Storytelling module as a storytelling example. It features Alem Mekonnen, an environmental and health advocate from Ethiopia, who talks about the moment she realized the intimate connection between people, health, and the environment.

International Condom Day "Condoms Are Cool" Flash Mob by Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (video)

This three-minute and 30-second video is included in the Storytelling module as an example of creative storytelling. On 13th February 2015, Public Health Ambassadors Uganda, with support from AHF Uganda Cares, commemorated the International Condom Day 2015 with the theme #CondomAreCool. More 77,000 condoms were distributed during the "Because I Wrap It" Flash Mob at Ham Shopping Grounds along Nakivuubo place road in Kampala.

StoryCorps: Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes (audio)

This two-minute audio clip is included in the Storytelling module as a storytelling example. Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes are epidemiologists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).They both volunteered to spend several weeks in Sierra Leone, responding to the Ebola outbreak there. When they returned to the U.S., they came to StoryCorps to talk about what they had seen.

Storytelling

A training session presentation on the art of storytelling. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

•Articulate the value of using stories and storytelling for knowledge management
•Understand qualities of an effective story
•Conduct & record an interview 
•Take compelling photos 
•Identify opportunities to capture stories or use storytelling in your work

Web Writing for Beginners: Top Ten Tips

This handout is useful in applying a range of KM approaches, particularly those that involve, web writing, publishing, and communication. What do people need to know when they start writing for the Web? Managing knowledge effectively includes putting knowledge and experience into forms that other people can find, absorb, and apply in their own work. A web page or blog post that is clearly written, scannable, and low in jargon will be more useful to more people.

Storytelling Resources

Family Planning Voices Storytelling Toolkit: K4Health and FP2020 created Family Planning Voices in 2015 to document and share real stories from people around the world who are passionate about family planning. Since then, the FP Voices photoblog has featured hundreds of stories from family planning providers, implementers, donors, policymakers, advocates, and clients from more than 50 countries—and there are many stories left to tell.

Exercise: Creative Solutions to Storytelling Challenges

This small-group-discussion exercise can be completed either at the end of the Storytelling module or partway through it (after the interview and photography slides have been covered.) Participants break into small groups to discuss several challenging but common real-life scenarios that storytellers encounter and to collaboratively develop practical, actionable solutions to these challenges.

Assessing the Effects of a Storytelling Initiative on Young Professionals: Results of the Family Planning Voices Evaluation (Phase II)

The Knowledge for Health Project and FP2020 created Family Planning Voices (FP Voices) in 2015 to document and share stories from people around the world who are passionate about family planning. In 2016, Part I of the evaluation of FP Voices found that the initiative positively influenced knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy related to family planning, and strengthened the global family planning community. For young people in particular, FP Voices may provide a space to share and hone one’s unique voice.

Assessing the Effects of a Storytelling Initiative: Results of the Family Planning Voices Evaluation (Phase I)

In 2015, the Knowledge for Health Project and Family Planning 2020 created Family Planning Voices (FP Voices) to document and share real stories from people around the world who are passionate about family planning. At the time, there had been no systematic investigation documenting the impact of a storytelling approach in family planning. This study sought to answer the following research questions:

Family Planning Voices: Storytelling Toolkit

The Knowledge for Health Project and Family Planning 2020 created Family Planning Voices in 2015 to document and share real stories from people around the world who are passionate about family planning. This storytelling toolkit offers tips and tools we have learned along the way to help anyone collect stories of their colleagues and communities and share them on Family Planning Voices’ global platform.

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