In the current global pandemic, there is a lot that can be learned from past epidemics. What is poignantly missing, however, is acknowledgement of local perspectives to disease outbreak and response. Jeremy Allouche and Dienedort Wandji argue we need to better understand how individuals and local communities in Africa, and beyond, have learnt and developed social, cultural and institutional mechanisms to deal with protracted crises.
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.
This guide for risk communication and community engagement, from UNICEF and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), helps practitioners run focus group discussions with communities to find out perceptions and questions surrounding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The guide was last updated in March 2020.
Community-centred media is HCR’s primary tool for equipping communities to overcome crisis or disadvantage. This remains the case in the COVID19 crisis. Please use the link below to access resources we have prepared for organisations and community groups responding to COVID19, and to read how our partners are using community-centred media methods at this time.