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Intercultural Communication: understanding and engaging-the Mayan experience

  During a recent supervisory mission to Belize, our team of Community Engagement, Monitoring and Evaluation and Project Management specialists assesed a project around Climate resilience in  Mayan communities in the southern region. The occasion provided the opportunity to experience a time hop and experience first hand the benefits and significance of Intercultural Communication. Intercultural… Continue reading Intercultural Communication: understanding and engaging-the Mayan experience

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The power of the YES Manifest

Happy New Year! Cheers to new communications goals and new communications targets! So I wanted to share a slightly different post today which is the perfect feel good vibe to kick off a new year with a tip or two on how to live the very best version of your life. So here's the thing,… Continue reading The power of the YES Manifest

C4D, Communication, Communication for Development, Development Communication, Fatherhood, MenCare, Social and Behaviour Change Communication, Uncategorized

The Global MenCare partnership & what it could mean for Jamaica

By Shanoy Coombs  Back in April 2018, while a delegate at the International Social and Behaviour Communication Change (SBCC) summit, I sat engaged, involved and ever so active as presenter after presenter spoke about the varied Social and Behaviour Communication Change projects they were implementing in their countries.  You see, I was generally intrigued about… Continue reading The Global MenCare partnership & what it could mean for Jamaica

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The Social and Behaviour Change Communication mandate and the Caribbean Voice

By: Shanoy Coombs The recently concluded International Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) summit in Bali, Indonesia brought together well over 1200 delegates from 429 organizations and 92 countries across the globe to interact and engage around all things SBCC.  Under the theme: Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voice What works? with a focus on Entertainment-Education,… Continue reading The Social and Behaviour Change Communication mandate and the Caribbean Voice

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The Millennials: Understanding and communicating with them

By: Shanoy Coombs While the discussions around millennials (those born approximately between 1982 and 2000) and some communication challenges have been ongoing, recent conversations in the local space shows that the challenges continue. This again brings to the fore the need to highlight how best to communicate with "the millennials".  Indeed a Jamaica Gleaner article dated… Continue reading The Millennials: Understanding and communicating with them

Caribbean, Communication for Development, Communication Tips, Intercultural Communication, Second Language, Uncategorized

Bridging the Multicultural Divide: Why Caribbean Nationals NEED to learn a second language

To boost their competitiveness globally, Caribbean Nationals NEED to learn a second language.

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Misconceptions of Communication: What Colleagues, Clients and Customers need to know

By: Shanoy Coombs A few years ago,  a colleague of mine in the Information Technology field bemoaned daily that just about no one in his organization seemed to know the full capability or capacity of an Information Technology personnel.  He grumbled through several rounds of requests to service the office's printer, to layout a greeting… Continue reading Misconceptions of Communication: What Colleagues, Clients and Customers need to know

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Tis the season’ and some communication lessons

I love the Christmas season for more reasons than one! Commercialization aside, this festive period  is indeed the most wonderful time of the year for persons like me who are big on family.   Importantly too, the Christmas season remains special because it is a time when I get to utilize one of my favourite… Continue reading Tis the season’ and some communication lessons

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Re-discovering Paper.li for collating themed news

I have long known of Paper.li but recently reacquainted myself with the platform.  This time I decided to focus on topical issues that were more in line with my career interests of Development Communication / C4D and other advances in the Media and communication arena. If you are not in the know, Paper.li, A snippet… Continue reading Re-discovering Paper.li for collating themed news

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What is Communication?

Having been exposed to several Communication definitions, one has particularly stood out to me, been tested and found solid over all these years