Here you can find signposting to trusted sources, resources and support – As a community of communicators around the world we at the C4D Network want to provide a way to connect and share – connecting with each other for mutual aid, and sharing with each other our effective communication strategies and materials – for awareness-raising and mobilising within our own communities wherever we are.
Here you can also find out more about ‘Communication Champions vs Coronavirus’ – We are launching a ‘Communication Champions’ programme for peer support for communicators around the world combating Coronavirus. This offers a platform for local communicators to link with other communicators to express needs, gain support and mentorship, share materials and volunteer help.
This is a collective response to the pandemic that is focused on the local and community level. We aim to support communicators on the ground to aid their own local communities. We want to do this by providing as much support and connection to local communicators as possible.
This is being done by mobilising the C4D Network of over 3,000 communicators to help each other.
This includes experienced communication professionals volunteering – in order to share their skills and experience with local communicators who need it.
This also includes being a place where local communicators can share with other communicators the emerging innovative and effective initiatives that they are doing in their own settings, to inspire others.
The communication response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) needs to be on all levels and in all places.
On the global level international organisations and others are developing communication actions for responding in many different ways; creating awareness-raising programmes, developing materials for sharing with national partners and much more. [Please see the mapping of resources for more on these initiatives and resources].
On the national level governments are leading national awareness-raising and creating policy for responses such as national lockdowns. Using state broadcasters and other routes mass media awareness-raising is being operationalised urgently. However, in some countries with fragile governance this level may not be happening as much as it is needed.
On the local level non-governmental organisations and community organisations of all types are responding as best they can, within the boundaries of lockdown and practicing social distancing. But through technology urgent communication organising is happening and local communicators are serving their communities with awareness-raising information, as well as with community mobilising communication – to promote and support mutual aid to the vulnerable and maintain and build community resilience. This is the level that the Network is primarily are serving.
Communicating from the local base is vital in combating Coronavirus – as this is where people are now positioned; many isolated and afraid, and effective ‘social distanced’ community communication is urgently needed to backup the national level awareness-raising and policy communications.
Signposting to trusted sources, resources and support.
– Links to trusted sources for information
– Linking to trusted sources for communication support
– Mapping of Resources
– Resources Feed
– Language sections – for resources
– Sharing Resources
Connecting and Sharing
Connecting with each other for mutual aid and sharing with each other our effective communication strategies and awareness-raising and mobilising communication materials to inspire and resource our work with our own communities wherever we are.
– A Network of communicators around the world
– Can find and contact
– Can volunteer
– Can request assistance
– Language sections for connection
We also want to offer a platform for local communicators to say what you need in terms of communication strategy and production assistance and to try and match these needs with network members who are offering mentorship and volunteer help.
– Sharing communication strategy ideas
– Sharing communication resources
– Sharing innovative materials
– Language sections – for sharing materials
Talk to Us
– Tell us your needs
– Volunteer to help fellow communicators
– Contact us