Community Participation and Mobilization in Emergence Response

Course Overview

The community needs to be mobilized on what they are entitled to and how they need to make the work of those administering aid easy and comfortable to administer help .Once a community has been hit by crisis there is need that they receive aid in terms of food shelter and other life sustaining materials from concerned bodies in a harmonious way. For example issues to do with verification of the population in need so that the administration giving out aid can plan on what to give and what to prioritize depending on the characteristics of the community that has to be given aid.

The course offers advanced skills of technical requirements for the infrastructure needed in humanitarian emergencies… Aid is supposed to be provided until the crisis comes to an end and the community in question gets back to their place of origin and they are supposed to be helped in starting up their lives again and how they can cope with one another to avoid future replication of problems. Learners are exposed to important managerial decisions they should consider as they supervise teams of technical experts

Classroom teaching will include lectures, class discussions, videos, oral presentations, written assignments and group projects.

Course Content

  • What is a community
  • Community mobilization and why it is important
  • Community mobilization and child development
  • Community mobilization in urban Centre’s and other non-camp situations
  • Mobilizing young people
  • The characteristics of a community mobilization approach
  • Re-establishing community structures and setting up new ones
  • Community mobilization for women

Exercises:

After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

Assignments:

In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.

DURATION: 3 Months

REGIONS TARGETED: Global

COURSE FEE: $400

ORGANIZERS: Africa Training Institute

LANGUAGE: English

FORMAT: Online Learning

GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@africatraininginstitute.org

Website : www.africatraininginstitute.org

A community is a social unit with commonality such as place, norms, religion, values, customs, or identity. Communities may share a sense of place situated in a given geographical area or in virtual space through communication platforms.

Community mobilization helps to empower communities and enable them to initiate and control their own development. Little progress will be made towards mainstreaming disability until community support is built up and the different sectors of society become actively involved in the process of change.