1.1: Introduction to social science – definition, approaches and role in broader humanitarian action

This session discusses the value and the role of social science research in humanitarian action with a focus on community engagement and communications activities.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how social sciences can support the design, delivery, and continuous adjustment. of community engagement and/or communication activities and wider response action.
  • Understand why it is important to include social science as part of emergency response.

Module structure

Session type

90-120 minutes
Online and offline