WHO: Safe Ramadan practices in the context of the COVID-19
The WHO published guidance for individuals celebrating Ramadan to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk. The guidance emphasizes the importance of hygiene, physical distancing, and cleaning/sanitizing places of worship. Additionally, the WHO notes that no studies have been conducted regarding COVID-19 risks associated with fasting; however, COVID-19 patients should discuss decisions about fasting with their doctor.
Read more here: https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/331767?fbclid=IwAR3MbcxdZmW9trrRozsJZuKaXWcnHL3sIqEj0GEafVmIiFfbqeDOE7zLkMk
ODI: Collective approaches to communication and community engagement in the Central African Republic
This report explores the design and implementation of collective approaches to communication and community engagement (CCE) in the Central African Republic (CAR) and examines how these can be implemented in a complex conflict-related humanitarian crisis.
Read more here: https://www.odi.org/publications/16848-collective-approaches-communication-and-community-engagement-central-african-republic?fbclid=IwAR3dQL5oUdONmeJ2yP69654wa0B6k4Z3XQxkJO0eSomlHKgc6ceCxoSeNDw
Proposal/Abstracts for the 2020 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit
Proposals/abstracts are now being accepted for the 2020 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit. SBCC professionals are encouraged to submit proposals/abstracts that relate to the conference theme: Strength in Diversity. To help guide prospective applicants through the proposal/abstract submission process, webinars in English, Arabic, Spanish and French will be held on:
- Thursday, October 3, 9 a.m. EDT Presentation and Q&A in English
- Monday, October 7, 8 a.m. EDT Presentation and Q&A in Arabic
- Wednesday, October 9, 1 p.m. EDT Presentation and Q&A in Spanish
- Thursday, October 10, 9 a.m. EDT Presentation and Q&A in French
C4D: An Evaluation of UNICEF’S Capacity and Action- Ethiopia Case Study
The purpose of the global evaluation of UNICEF’s capacity and action in C4D is to generate credible and useful evidence on the requirements for successful implementation of C4D in order to strengthen UNICEF’s future action and results in this area. The Ethiopia report is one of five case studies. Each country case study has four main objectives: 1. To assess the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the CO’s efforts to (a) develop the individual knowledge and competences of staff in C4D and (b) enhancing the CO’s overall capacity. 2. To assess the extent to which, and how appropriately, C4D has been integrated into the CO structures and programmes; 3. To assess how relevant C4D related planning and implementation has been (including through use of proposed benchmarks) to the contextual needs of the country programme; and identify factors driving or constraining the relevance of C4D-related planning and programming. 4. To review C4D related performance monitoring and, knowledge management and assess the evaluability of results (outcomes and impact) achieved through programmes using C4D interventions.
Click here to read the Ethiopia case study.