The ALNAP – Overseas Development Institute has a database of guidelines, tools, papers and lessons learnt relevant to responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It can be accessed here: https://covid19.alnap.org/
This resource by SSHAP Practical Approaches dicusses key consideration for burial practices, death and moruning during an epidemic. For those needing to communicate locally about these sensitive issues, it provides guidance on the relevant social science knowledge required to adapt epidemic preparedness and response to the local context. By using this tool, an overview of local knowledge, meaning and practice will be gained, which can help inform programming related to death and burial.
Jamie Myers, research and learning manager of the Institute of Development Studies has posted an opinion piece on COVID-19 in low-income countries. He calls for experimenting and sharing good practice to build each other’s knowledge. He cities a significant example of a civil society coalition in Nicaragua, who tother with a scientific committee are creating to disseminate correct information to families and
The IFRC has published a strategy on risk communication and community engagement in the context of COVID-19 in Africa.
Risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) has been identified as one of the key pillars of the response within the IFRC Africa Regional Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak within Africa.