2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit

The 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit featuring Entertainment Education is organized to better understand what works in shifting social norms, changing behaviors and in amplifying the voice of those who have most at stake in the success of development efforts. It is designed to wrestle with the profound issues of social justice and agenda setting that affect these decisions. Who decides, for example, what behaviors need changing or which norms should be shifted? How can people’s realities and voices be put at the center of such change? How much emphasis should be placed on shifting norms and behaviors when power structures, policy environments or lack of services may constitute problems that overwhelm the capacity of individuals or communities to act?

16-20 April 2018

Nusa Dua


Population Council Speakers

Oral Session

Jessie Pinchoff Associate

"The impact of an interpersonal communication intervention on knowledge and uptake of the new woman’s condom among young adults in urban Zambia: A randomized evaluation" (co-authors: Noah Taruberekera, Rachna Nag Chowdhuri, and Thoai Ngo)

Poster Session

Maryam Essam

"Integrating family planning/reproductive health messages into livelihood programs for young people in urban Upper Egypt"

Skills Building Workshop

Mohamed Essam

"Raising factory workers' awareness of family planning and reproductive health through peer facilitators"

Poster Session

Paul C. Hewett Senior Associate

"Assessing the impact of a randomized evaluation of the Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment Program (AGEP) on perceptions of gender equality and norms of gender-based violence (GBV) against women and girls in Zambia"

Poster Session

Salma Abou Hussein

"'No to circumcision': The road to effective social marketing campaigns in Egypt"