PUBLIC LECTURE: HOW SOAP OPERAS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
|HOW SOAP OPERAS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD : Building communities for a sustainable world
William Ryerson is founder and President of Population Media Centre, and President of the Population Institute. For over 40 years he has worked in the field of reproductive health, including two decades of experience adapting the Sabido methodology for behaviour change communications to various cultural settings worldwide. He has also been involved in the design of research to measure the effects of such projects in a number of countries, one of which led to a series of publications regarding a serialized radio drama in Tanzania and its effects on HIV/AIDS avoidance and family planning use. In 2006, he was awarded the Nafis Sadik Prize for Courage from the Rotarian Action Group on Population and Development. William received a B.A. in Biology (Magna Cum Laude) from Amherst College and an M.Phil. in Biology from Yale University.
PMC changes behaviour to improve the health and well-being of people around the world using entertainment-education. Soap operas, it turns out, can change the world.
PMC creates serialised dramas, on radio and television in which characters evolve into role models for the audience for positive behaviour change and the impacts of these dramas are dramatic. PMC is a non-profit, international nongovernmental organisation, which strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world addressing a variety of issues.
Bill Ryerson : B.A. in Biology (Magna Cum Laude) from Amherst College and an M.Phil. in Biology from Yale University.
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