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How do we communicate effectively when communication truly matters? How do we effectively design and deliver our message in times of crises? 

Communication is an integral part of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Infoasaid is launching an e-learning course on communication called “Communication is Aid.” This course aims to raise awareness and build basic skills on how to communicate effectively in communities affected by crisis, focusing on both preparedness and skills to use during emergencies.

The course addresses themes including why communication matters, how to know your target audience, how to craft and adapt your message, and how communication is a two-way process. It is divided into five modules. The first two modules are introdcutory. The remaining three modules are interactive, scenario-based challenges and involve learners having to make communication decisions during an earthquake, a post conflict situation, and a hurricane/flood.

The course can be accessed from the website and will also be available on CD-ROM for those with limited internet access.  If you haven’t already, please check out the previously posted infoasaid video on the importance of communication in emergencies.  For more information on the course, please contact admin@infoasaid.org. 

If you do take the course, please post your thoughts here! We’d love to know about your experience!


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Are you interested in further training? September will have some great training opportunities for Standing Team members!

There will be a Training on Coordinated Assessments in Humanitarian Crises followed by a Training of Trainers in Cairo, Egypt from September  23-27, 2012. As part of the IASC Transformative Agenda, humanitarian stakeholders have committed to strengthening coordinated needs assessments, including immediately following a major disaster. The IASC Needs Assessment Task Force is hosting this training workshop for humanitarian actors in Cairo, Egypt on the IASC Operational Guidance on Coordinated Assessments in Humanitarian Crises and the MIRA (Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment) approach.

Who should consider these opportunities? Participants in this training should work in assessment, coordination, and/or information management roles within their agency. You should have the potential to be deployed to support a joint assessment (including in the event of a Level 3 emergency). Candidates for the Training of Trainers should have experience in training.  You should also be available to conduct trainings/orientations on coordinated assessments for your own agencies in the future.

We would love to ensure that our talented Standing Team members can both learn and share their own skills and knowledge at these trainings. If either of these sound interesting to you, do let us know!

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