'An eye opener': training on communication and community engagement

Source: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:15 AM
What is happening, what do the people say, what do they need? Training in Myanmar
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Five day training to be held in Jordan from the 9-13th April 2017 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

"The training was an eye-opener to me, and has formed a base for me to build a strong communication with communities platform in my own organisation", participant in Kenya

"I would recommend this training to other humanitarian workers as it would guide them in their work", South Sudan participant

"I loved the simulations. I believe the sessions and practices would be useful for any professional working on disaster risk reduction in the humanitarian sector", Bangladesh participant

Read how one training 'graduate' put the knowledge to good effect in Bangladesh!

A five-day Foundation Training on Communication and Community Engagement will be held in Jordan from the 9-13th April. The sessions in the training will be context specific and give people taking part insights and shared experiences directly relevant to their work in the country. Communication and Community Engagement is an area of humanitarian activity underpins the commitments made in the World Humanitarian Summit and in terms of disaster risk reduction is implicit the to the Sendai Framework 2015-2030.

The training will provide an overview of during Communications and Community Engagement in humanitarian response and is intended to give practitioners the tools to fully engage with communities, seek their feedback and enhance response throughout the programme cycle. It has been designed primarily for national humanitarian programme staff, team leaders and managers with limited experience of communications and community engagement. These may come from national and international NGOs, UN agencies, governments, involved in or planning to be involved in communicating with communities. Participation is encouraged from staff from all sectors (shelter, food security and livelihoods, camp coordination and camp management, etc.) working in programme delivery. It is also suitable for emergency deployment roster / surge staff. Please find attached the syllabus that will provide more information about the course. Details about the logistics will be provided nearer the time.

There is no charge for the training and meals will be provided. For colleagues who are not based in Amman and would like to attend the training, there is limited funding to sponsor staff from other areas of Jordan to attend. Please contact Sarah Mace (sarah.mace@cdacnetwork.org) for more information, this will be allocated on a case by case basis.

To apply participants should sign up through the following link: https://lz1.typeform.com/to/sJ9Tpz

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