Peace Corps Senegal Tackles the Toughest Part of Development at the 2015 Behavior Change Summit

By Chris Uller
Jan. 27, 2015
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Participating Kyle, seen here busily taking notes.

Have you ever thought about how much effort it takes to change behavior? Or how those who have the knowledge are unable to make the switch? From January 12-23, Peace Corps Volunteers from all over Senegal gathered in Thiès in order to learn about new approaches to behavior change.

With every sector represented, volunteers studied the Determinants to Behavior Change Framework under guest facilitator, Bonnie Kittle as well as Danielle Stoermer, who works at Peace Corps Headquarters under the Feed the Future Initiative.

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Behavior Change Facilitator Bonnie Kittle, Christopher, and Feed the Future Specialist Danielle Stoermer pose for a photograph at the conclusion of the summit.

The 2015 Behavior Change Summit featured more than 30 participants, including host country national counterparts and Peace Corps staff, and centered around the Barrier Analysis Survey, which allows volunteers to address specific determinants to behaviors under the Peace Corps framework.

To read more about the Behavior Change Summit, follow the blog, which features a post for each day of the summit, written by the Peace Corps Volunteer participants: https://peacecorpssenegalchange.wordpress.com/


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APCD Demba Sidibe provides his insight into the determinants of behavior in the field of Agroforestry.
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Volunteer Support Assistant Sakhir Dia answers a question and throws the ball to the next participant in a knowledge activity.
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Farmer Ahmadou Ka responds to Peace Corps Volunteers Corey when discussing determinants to farming behaviors in the north of Senegal.
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Health Program and Training Assistant Imane Sene works with a local counterpart to distinguish behavior statements from Millennium Goal Outcomes.
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Peace Corps Volunteers, including Community Economic Development Volunteer Stephanie, worked hard on developing key messages to accompany their determinant-related projects.
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Volunteers discuss the aspects of the Barrier Analysis Survey, used to find the determinants to behavior change.
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Local counterparts joined for the second week of the summit and added their unique perspectives to the criteria!
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All aboard the Peace Corps Behavior Change Bus!

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