association h2n (h2n) is a mozambican non-governmental organization that offers innovative programs to expand community-based communication; works to disseminate effective messages for the promotion of public health; endeavors to promote gender equality; encourages youth engagement; facilitates civic participation; and supports early childhood development. h2n also works to improve health reporting in the media, promote inclusive media and aid the adoption and use of audiovisual tools and digital communication technologies.

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Gender Fellows mentorship program promotes gender-responsive reporting

With public health precautions in place, participants in the Gender Fellows mentorship and training program for young journalists are in the middle of an intensive one-month “boot camp” at h2n that will prepare them for a year-long internship in selected media outlets. In the current round, six journalists will be working at Savana (2), SOICO (2), Evidencias and Generus, while […]

Educational videos support effective skills development at the community level

Over the last year, h2n has scaled up the production and use of educational videos for a wide range of purposes related to both project objectives and organizational development. “Videos have the advantage that people can watch them where, when and as often as they want,” says Libério Nhantumbo, project specialist at h2n. Libério believes that educational videos are highly […]

Community videos on nutrition well-received by audiences in Nacala Porto communities

In recent weeks, 2,327 people from 11 communities in Nacala Porto district in Nampula attended (socially distanced) viewing sessions of community videos produced under the USAID Transform Nutrition project. The first viewing took place for 187 people in the Quissimalujo community. “I want to congratulate Transform Nutrition for this initiative,” said Ms. Janete António, Director of SDSMAS of the District […]

5th Annual Community Radio Leadership Conference takes place in Nampula

Under the auspices of the USAID CORAGEM project, the 5th Annual Community Radio Leadership Conference organized by h2n took place in Nampula last week. The conference was divided in a two-day technical part and a three-day session focused on leadership and strategy. A main objective of the conference was to present the project’s grants scheme to partner stations. During the […]

Community videos in Rapale encourage behavior change in nutrition

With social distancing measures duly observed, a viewing of community videos produced under the USAID Transform Nutrition (TN) project took place in the Namitatari area in Rapale district yesterday. Some 140 people watched the videos, which had been made by the local community video group. “The videos help a lot, because they show people what to do and what to […]

Gender Fellowships provide mentorship and growth opportunities for young female journalists

The Gender Fellowship program for emerging journalists, which h2n implements in collaboration with Midia Lab, provides mentorship and growth opportunities for young female journalists. The program selects, supports, accompanies, and mentors a group of journalists through a structured nine-month professional development process spent mostly with participating media outlets. “With this program, we aim to strengthen the position of female journalists […]

In virtual visit, Canadian Minister of Development participates in SRHR roundtable

As part of a virtual visit to Mozambique this week by the Honorable Karina Gould, Canadian Minister for International Development, a roundtable on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Mozambique took place yesterday afternoon. The online meeting, which included High Commissioner Caroline Delany and participants from UNFPA and NGOs working on SRHR in Mozambique, covered gender equality, rights, education […]

Canada launches communication and advocacy project to advance gender equality

Yesterday morning, Canadian High Commissioner Caroline Delany officially launched Project Asas, a multi-year communication project funded by Canada and implemented by h2n that aims to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in Mozambique. Pursuing a multi-channel, multi-layered communication strategy, h2n will advance social and behavior change for gender equality through mass media, television, community radio and community engagement. “The project […]

h2n and partners launch USAID Coragem in support of community radios

In Nampula this morning, representatives of USAID, h2n, project partners and the provincial government launched the CORAGEM project, a $6 million initiative funded by USAID that is designed to support community radios in the four northern provinces by strengthening radio journalism, sustainability and engagement. “We aim to help radio stations operate a high technical level, with financial stability and community […]

Mobile Video Unit enhances social and behavior change communication in Nampula

With a new Mobile Video Unit (MVU) having arrived in Nampula to support social and behavior change communication (SBCC) activities on Transform Nutrition, a multi-year project funded by USAID and implemented by ADPP and partners, including h2n, a community-based communication channel is being added to project activities. The MVU has three large LED screens and can easily be moved to […]