Using trusted, accurate ways of communicating with the local community allows them to receive and share messages. These resources and tools will help you to develop, plan and deliver messages to communities in the most appropriate ways.
4 August 2021
Pairing is sharing game
A word-association card game designed to support volunteers in engaging with the communities. It can be used for various purposes and in different settings, such as at Humanitarian Service Points. The game was designed by Matteo Menapace and it was piloted in a reception centre run by the Italian RC in the North of Italy.
31 March 2021
A guide to community muralisation
Community murals could help CEA practitioners to promote coexistence in public spaces; involving communities, it can be a vehicle for social cohesion and inclusion. This guide presents the steps to follow to develop a community muralisation activity within a migration framework.
2 April 2020
Pocket guide to communication needs assessments
A pocket guide produced by provides guidance on steps humanitarian responders can take to assess and determine how to enhance communication with and among communities at different stages of an emergency.
30 March 2020
SMS checklist for a pre-planned campaign
An SMS checklist to aid in the pre-planning of an SMS campaign. This document was produced for the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) and can be adapted for your own Community Engagement and Accountability activities.
3 July 2019
Protecting communities: prevention of mosquito-borne diseases
An English-language comic book on ‘Protecting Communities: The Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Diseases’. It is a child-friendly tool which can be used to raise awareness and prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.
3 July 2019
Zika operation: impact in the Americas
An educational video which provides an overview of the IFRC’s zika Operation in the Americas. The IFRC has worked with 12 National Societies to control and prevent zika in the region, reaching 5 million people.
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