The CDAC-Network is hosting a training in London on “Communications and Community Engagement in Humanitarian Response”. It’s a three day accelerated version of the five day training that has taken place across the globe.
To strengthen the capacity of practitioners, team leaders and managers so that communications and community engagement is part of normal operational practice, and becomes a predictable, consistent and resourced element of emergency preparedness and response.
The training is an introductory course on how to ensure that people affected by crisis have the information they need and that they are able to communicate with each other and with those trying to help them.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate:
- Knowledge and understanding of the core elements of communications and community engagement in a humanitarian response.
- Practical skills in how to apply this knowledge to information needs assessments, advocacy for communication and community engagement, and supporting partnerships / coordination.
- Understand the different channels of communication and the advantages and challenges related to disseminating information in different humanitarian contexts.
- Practical skills on ways of engaging active participation with affected communities.
- Practical skills needed to engage in two way conversations with communities through consultation and feedback mechanisms.
This will be a three day training that is open to all from around the world and will take place on the 11/12/13th of December in London. There is no cost for participation but all travel costs etc must be paid by the participating organisations. To apply please follow this link.
Who is the Training Intended For?
The Foundation Training has been designed primarily for humanitarian programme staff, team leaders and managers with limited or no experience of communications and community engagement. These may come from national and international NGOs, UN agencies, governments, donors and private sector actors involved in or planning to be involved in regular contact with field staff. Participation is encouraged from staff from all sectors (eg WASH / protection), programme managers, programme officers, proposal development officers, monitoring and evaluation officers, and communications colleages. It is also suitable for emergency deployment roster / surge staff.
The agenda is attached.
This training is in London – however if you would be interested in a training in Geneva please contact Sarah Mace (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For any more information please contact Sarah Mace (email@example.com).