ESAR Technical Working Group
The Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Technical Working Group (TWG) was established in March 2020 as one of four TWGs to to enhance regional partner coordination on operational and strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation as well as the support to countries on particular aspects of the preparedness and response to COVID-19.
The Terms of Reference were revised in February 2022 to encompass RCCE partner coordination for public health emergencies (PHE) with regional implications.
The RCCE TWG is co-chaired by UNICEF and IFRC with operational and technical support from the RCCE Collective Service for day to day management and follow up of TWG activities and actions. There are two subworking groups linked to the RCCE TWG-the Community Feedback SWG and the Media Taskforce. Membership and participation is open to all partners operating at regional level involved in RCCE response to address PHE. The RCCE TWG meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month between 11:00am and 12:30pm EAT.
of the Eastern and Southern Africa Hub
Improve RCCE coordination and collaboration between partners responding to public health emergencies, including COVID-19, and the health components of humanitarian crises in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Identify and share common approaches for addressing regional RCCE issues and challenges including contextualizing of shared resources and guidance for country level response actions.
Research & Data Analysis
Support compilation and analysis of behavioral insights, community feedback and social science data to support RCCE and cross pillar decision making
Identify opportunities for training and capacity building of national RCCE TWGs, partners or thematic experts and facilitate cross-country experience sharing and learning webinars/sessions guided by best practices.
What we learn from ESA region
Real-time Data for decision-makers
To respond to the infodemic, the Collective Service, UNICEF, AIRA and Partners developed a monthly Joint Report to triangulate data and provide recommendations to partners.
Information Management in Malawi
The Collective Service provided technical support to design with partners an operational presence mapping tools to make COVID-19 programming more efficient in Malawi.
COVID-19 mis-&disinformation: What risks does it pose for public health responses to other diseases?
April. 2022 – Webinar organized by Internews about misinformation about COVID-19 and skepticism about vaccination campaigns
Reports developed by our partners in ESA region
Regional trend analysis of social data for advocacy and informed decision making
Community Feedback Trends
Monthly report based on main feedbacks shared by countries and regional partners
Meeting presentations or minutes from technical subworking groups
Upcoming events, meeting and training
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