In line with the security measures and in some cases total lockdown, community engagement is very challenging for the humanitarian workers when nobody is moving around. Therefore, how to reach out to the communities and protect? What is the most relevant and fit for purpose risk communication about prevention and how much can be done when working from home? How to adapt AAP approaches and tools in light of the COVID-19 measures and what communication/messaging in support of the Government strategy the humanitarian community can support with?
The IASC Results Group 3 on Collective Advocacy convened on 5 May 2020 to discuss the following agenda: (i) Collective advocacy and COVID-19; (ii) Update on Results Group 3 Workplan; and (iii) Upcoming OPAG meeting. The following is a brief summary of the discussion and action points agreed at the meeting.
The IASC Results Group 4 on Humanitarian-Development Collaboration met on 12 May 2020 to discuss (i) INCAF-IASC Results Group 4 meeting on HDP nexus “Commitments into Action,” (ii) Follow-up to the Principals tasking on linkages between the GHRP, SPRP and the socio-economic plan; and (iii) Brief updates on light guidance on collective outcomes, HDN and its linkages to Peace, and Community of Practice.
As the COVID-19 pandemic shifts into a humanitarian crisis with a continually evolving public health response, the unprecedented impacts on humanity require a plethora of humanitarian and public health actors working in concert. There is a need now to build on the current work of the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) group coordinated with GOARN support, co-led by WHO, UNICEF and IFRC to: