Risk Communication and Community Engagement in West and Central Africa

  • Author: IOM- Awareness Raising United
  • Level: Beginner
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Quizzes: 5
  • Assessment: 1
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Course description

Risk Communication is an exchange of information in real-time between experts or leaders and the community facing a threat. In the case of COVID-19, this threat is to their health, economic and social well-being. This course will take you through the principles of risk communication and community engagement through the lens of COVID-19. 

Course content

1. Introduction
  • What is RCCE ?
  • Getting started with RCCE

2. How to communicate
  • What do we need to communicate about COVID-19?
  • Combatting stigmatization in West and Central Africa
  • Combatting rumours in West and Central Africa

3. Learning from practice
  • Examples of RCCE in West and Central Africa
  • Developing an RCCE Action Plan
  • Resources for COVID-19 RCCE in West and Central Africa
  • Safety during RCCE activities 
  • RCCE in Complex Settings

4. Conclusion
  • Resources for RCCE in WCA

5. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
  • How is it going? Will we do this again in the same way?

6. Course Summary 

7. Course Assessment 
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IOM’s Awareness Raising Unit

This course was developed in April 2020 by the Regional Working Group for Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) to fight COVID-19 in West and Central Africa.

For more information, visit https://coronawestafrica.info/. The RCCE e-learning course is managed by IOM’s Awareness Raising Unit based in Dakar, Senegal.