The IFRC has created this “Risk communication and community engagement strategy for Africa” document. Access here: https://www.communityengagementhub.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/03/RCCE-CORONAVIRUS-STRATEGY-AFRICA-FINAL.pdf
This tool by WHO, UNICEF and IFRC is designed to support risk communication, community engagement staff and responders working with national health authorities, and other partners to develop, implement and monitor an effective action plan for communicating effectively with the public, engaging with communities, local partners and other stakeholders to help prepare and protect individuals, families and the public’s health during the early response to COVID-19.
Author: Yue Cao
Our experience of implementing a first-of-its-kind earthquake resilience scenario in China shows that the arts can turn scientific evidence and practical knowledge into compelling messages that connect with people, change attitudes and inspire action to reduce the risk of disasters.
Siloed, top-down approaches are a common problem in disaster risk reduction (DRR) governance in many countries. In China’s case, this has resulted in a DRR system that is effective in responding to disasters and supporting recovery, but weaker at mitigating their risks.
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This guide by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction aims to ensure worldwide access to expertise, communities of practice and networks of disaster risk reduction practitioners. The guide offers specific advice on implementing a feasible, people-centered approach to supporting and engaging children in disaster risk reduction and resilience-building. It provides high-level knowledge on the topic, as well as links to multiple sources that can provide more in-depth information.
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