2-way communication

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

Type:

Game

Organization:

IFRC

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.

  • Game
  • Volunteers

31 March 2021

A guide to community muralisation

Type:

Guide

Organization:

IFRC

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.

  • Mural
  • Public space
  • Spanish

2 April 2020

Pocket guide to communication needs assessments

Type:

Tool

Organization:

CDAC Network

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.

  • Assessments
  • Communication
  • Media landscape
  • Radio

30 March 2020

SMS checklist for a pre-planned campaign

Type:

Tool

Organization:

IFRC

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.

  • Communication
  • Feedback
  • Information as aid
  • Participation
  • Telecommunications

3 July 2019

Protecting communities: prevention of mosquito-borne diseases

Type:

Publication

Organization:

IFRC

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.

  • Disease
  • Epidemics
  • Film
  • Health
  • Health communications

3 July 2019

Zika operation: impact in the Americas

Type:

Video

Organization:

IFRC

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.