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.
7 March 2022
Breaking the silos in community-driven epidemic preparedness
A case study on IFRC’s Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program (CP3) which applies a model of community engagement and participation, engaging both national and local leaders and influencers to drive locally-led change, strengthening their ability to prevent, detect and respond to disease threats before they become outbreaks.
12 January 2022
Toolkit depression prevention
In this toolkit, you will find a series of audiovisual resources (videos, graphics, and stickers) that can be used to raise awareness around depression in different contexts or forums and especially, in view of the approach of January 13, World Depression Prevention Day. These materials were created by the Americas CEA team together with the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support team.
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
COVID-19: Myth busters
A series of myth busting graphics produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the Novel Coronavirus. Graphics include myths surrounding the use of hand dryers, ultraviolet disinfection lamps, and more.
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.
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