Certificate Course on SBCC, 25-26 April 2017, Ahmedabad
Twenty-one development communication practitioners from nine organisations and institutions including individual consultants participated in the 2-day course held at Ahmedabad. The participants were from Micronutrient Initiative; Deepak Foundation; Anandi; Chetna; TISS-Tata- Cornell Institute for Agriculture & Nutrition; Department of Extension & Communication, Faculty of Family & Communication Sciences, MS University Baroda; Awaz De; Aanganwadi Training Center (AWTC) run by Adarsh Mahila Mandal at Navsari & Tapi, and INRECA Sansthan.

The course dealt with:
  • Changing paradigms in development communication (evolution from IEC to BCC to SBCC)
  • Essence of communication for development (C4D)
  • Socio-Ecological Model (SEM)
  • IPC using “muskurahat”
  • Behaviour Change Communication process
  • Qualities of an effective communicator
  • Social Inclusion and its importance in Social and Behaviour Change Communication.

The course was conducted in Gujarati and Hindi, to ensure active participation and clarity in understanding. All the sessions were conducted in an interactive manner using appropriate job- aids and tools. The participants while appreciating the content and presentation, gave positive as well as critical feedback on sessions, including suggestions for improvement.

The course was conducted by SBCC Lead Trainers, Himachal Bhutak, MODE and Pravin Ramteke, New Concept

Two-day Certificate Course on SBCC Attended by Development Practitioners from NGOs and CSR Foundations
A SBCC certificate course was organised in Delhi on 1-2 March 2017 at Indian Social Institute, New Delhi. Twenty-four development practitioners from over 14 organisations successfully completed the two-day certificate course.

Participants came from Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Indore, Ghaziabad and Delhi. They were from Amba Foundation, VSO India, Children International, MSSRF, 4th Wheel, Save the Children India, Terre des hommes-Germany India Program, Heifer International, Splash, United Way Delhi, National Skill Development Corporation, FXB India Suraksha, SCMKVM College, Indore, and Alliance Airline Services.

The course content was laced with theory and practical examples to illustrate the applicability of SBCC to development communication in various sectors.
Voices from Participants
"Thank you for the highly beneficial inputs during the workshop. It has built and strengthened my knowledge and capacity and will enhance my contribution towards my organisation." - Rini D’Souza, Associate Consultant, Development Communication

"It was a great experience going through SBCC theory and models. It was indeed an enriching two days for me and I shall use the learning in my course of work. The training in itself was very well organised. The exercises were very good. I look forward to know more about SBCC and use it in my work." - Reena Tete, Head, Delhi Chapter, Save the Children India

"Thank you for facilitating a very interesting 2-day workshop. I’m sure all the participants benefitted greatly with your facilitation." - B Jayashree, Head, The Hindu Media, Resource Centre, MSSRF