Training Dates: 11-13th December 2017
Course Aim and Objectives
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:
1. Knowledge and understanding of the core elements of communications and community engagement in a humanitarian response.
2. Practical skills in how to apply this knowledge to information needs assessments, advocacy for communication and community engagement, and supporting partnerships / coordination.
3. Understand the different channels of communication and the advantages and challenges related to disseminating information in different humanitarian contexts.
4. Practical skills on ways of engaging active participation with affected communities.
5. Practical skills needed to engage in two way conversations with communities through consultation and feedback mechanisms.
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Inter-Agency Working Group on disaster Preparedness for East and Central Africa (IAWG)
P.O. Box 14762- 00800 Westlands Nairobi, Kenya Tel:+254 (20) 418 0403/4/5
Physical location, Lower Kabete Road (Ngecha Junction).