What 'remote support' for CSLR or community crisis responses?


Saskia Harmsen
 

Dear all,

Thank you Nils for adding me to this group. Not sure if this is the ‘maiden message’ but I would love to start consulting this amazing group of people for your advice/insights, if ok.

 

I am sharing the very useful Early Experiences with Community-led Response to COVID19 with various colleagues, among partner organisations, etc., thank you for that!

I am also familiar with the training resources shared by L2GP on the approach, and am wondering now whether there are any emerging insights or ‘tips’ on how the approach can best be adapted for restricted movement conditions? i.e. for local/national NGOs supporting or facilitating community-led response, what are some critical adaptations or critical decisions that need to be made to provide best possible support?

 

I would love to be able to share some such tips for ‘remote support’ along with the existing resources - based on actual experiences, if there are any to date.

 

Very best to friends old and new,

Cheers, saskia

 

 

SASKIA HARMSEN | Change Manager Charter for Change

Oxfam Global Humanitarian Team | based in The Hague
saskia.harmsen@... | skype: ski_saskia | M: +31(6)53682890 

 

 


Nils Carstensen <nic@...>
 

Dear all,
Thanks Saskia for what is indeed the "maiden message" here. Just a quick comment to your question on remote support and community-led responses. There is currently no specific guidance available - other than the fact that most of the existing community groups (after the initial training, co-design workshops etc.) are indeed rather self-managing (that is very an integral part of sclr). Much of the needed support from engaged NGOs and their community mobilisers anyhow happens via phone, what's app, facebook etc - something which has of course intensified right now.

A question related to this to your colleague Ricardo: Last week you shared a draft "tip sheet" guiding staff on how to safely engage with communities - would you be able to share that draft again here Ricardo? Or is a final  version n ow ready and publicly available?

All the best
nils

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Subject: [community-crisis-response] What 'remote support' for CSLR or community crisis responses?
 

Dear all,

Thank you Nils for adding me to this group. Not sure if this is the ‘maiden message’ but I would love to start consulting this amazing group of people for your advice/insights, if ok.

 

I am sharing the very useful Early Experiences with Community-led Response to COVID19 with various colleagues, among partner organisations, etc., thank you for that!

I am also familiar with the training resources shared by L2GP on the approach, and am wondering now whether there are any emerging insights or ‘tips’ on how the approach can best be adapted for restricted movement conditions? i.e. for local/national NGOs supporting or facilitating community-led response, what are some critical adaptations or critical decisions that need to be made to provide best possible support?

 

I would love to be able to share some such tips for ‘remote support’ along with the existing resources - based on actual experiences, if there are any to date.

 

Very best to friends old and new,

Cheers, saskia

 

 

SASKIA HARMSEN | Change Manager Charter for Change

Oxfam Global Humanitarian Team | based in The Hague
saskia.harmsen@... | skype: ski_saskia | M: +31(6)53682890 

 

 


Darare Gonche
 

Dear All,


Thanks Nils and to all for sharing information on your experiences on corona responses.  This is a serious pandemic that has cought up with the world. No one is safe, communities/individuals need to take personal initiatives whenever possible to reduce spread of Covid-19. SCLR approach will work best for this responses esp on public health awareness.
In Kenya reported cases of corona virus are 189, 7 death, 7 recoveries. The number is increasing everyday. We are affected by lockdown of major town and shortage of food and essential is already felt. Food prices is shooting and this will likely affect the most vulnerable households. 
Basic prevention and protective kits are virtually absent in rural environment. 
At the moment, through Indigenous Right and Resource Mgt Org-IREMO, roving Participatory Action Learning in Crisis- (PALC) facilitators established with support from L2GP and Christian Aid- Kenya, are disseminating the dangers of the virus and precautionary measures for people to stay safe through  village palc volunteers- commonly known as sherperds. The messages are translated to the local language people understand.

Regards

Darare


Justin Corbett
 

Dear All,
I came across this CBO  from New York City (now the epicentre of covid) who have been around for a while (50 years) giving microgrants for community initiatives. They are using a simple online survey tool to identify grass roots initiatives of coping with the disaster (8,500+ deaths so far from 180,000 cases) which they could then support. The survey  https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?u=b76fd06fed68eb3e5f503ac4a&id=5a027651c4 could be improved (personally I would strengthen the appreciative inquiry nature and perhaps add something about how to improve GOv't messaging, but the idea seems valid in a context where on line surveys are common. Of course in many contexts, on-line appreciative inquiry would not be relevant or possible, but the principle could be the same and palc volunteers could be collecting such stories and sending via SMS, or simple report format or verbally. Another option would be to play with the microgrants "flier" that is sometimes used in some contexts.
Anyway, just a thought
justi

On Mon, 13 Apr 2020 at 02:44, Darare Gonche <sgdarare@...> wrote:
Dear All,


Thanks Nils and to all for sharing information on your experiences on corona responses.  This is a serious pandemic that has cought up with the world. No one is safe, communities/individuals need to take personal initiatives whenever possible to reduce spread of Covid-19. SCLR approach will work best for this responses esp on public health awareness.
In Kenya reported cases of corona virus are 189, 7 death, 7 recoveries. The number is increasing everyday. We are affected by lockdown of major town and shortage of food and essential is already felt. Food prices is shooting and this will likely affect the most vulnerable households. 
Basic prevention and protective kits are virtually absent in rural environment. 
At the moment, through Indigenous Right and Resource Mgt Org-IREMO, roving Participatory Action Learning in Crisis- (PALC) facilitators established with support from L2GP and Christian Aid- Kenya, are disseminating the dangers of the virus and precautionary measures for people to stay safe through  village palc volunteers- commonly known as sherperds. The messages are translated to the local language people understand.

Regards

Darare


Justin Corbett
 

...and meant to add that you haev probably already seen this   https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/home   (a crowd-sourcing initiative from civil society in UK to collect information on covid19 responses). It has so much information that you could spend days in it - and I am not clear if/how the website moderation effectively avoids promotion of bad practice. But there are surely a lot of ideas out there!


On Mon, 13 Apr 2020 at 08:38, Justin Corbett <localrealities@...> wrote:
Dear All,
I came across this CBO  from New York City (now the epicentre of covid) who have been around for a while (50 years) giving microgrants for community initiatives. They are using a simple online survey tool to identify grass roots initiatives of coping with the disaster (8,500+ deaths so far from 180,000 cases) which they could then support. The survey  https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?u=b76fd06fed68eb3e5f503ac4a&id=5a027651c4 could be improved (personally I would strengthen the appreciative inquiry nature and perhaps add something about how to improve GOv't messaging, but the idea seems valid in a context where on line surveys are common. Of course in many contexts, on-line appreciative inquiry would not be relevant or possible, but the principle could be the same and palc volunteers could be collecting such stories and sending via SMS, or simple report format or verbally. Another option would be to play with the microgrants "flier" that is sometimes used in some contexts.
Anyway, just a thought
justi

On Mon, 13 Apr 2020 at 02:44, Darare Gonche <sgdarare@...> wrote:
Dear All,


Thanks Nils and to all for sharing information on your experiences on corona responses.  This is a serious pandemic that has cought up with the world. No one is safe, communities/individuals need to take personal initiatives whenever possible to reduce spread of Covid-19. SCLR approach will work best for this responses esp on public health awareness.
In Kenya reported cases of corona virus are 189, 7 death, 7 recoveries. The number is increasing everyday. We are affected by lockdown of major town and shortage of food and essential is already felt. Food prices is shooting and this will likely affect the most vulnerable households. 
Basic prevention and protective kits are virtually absent in rural environment. 
At the moment, through Indigenous Right and Resource Mgt Org-IREMO, roving Participatory Action Learning in Crisis- (PALC) facilitators established with support from L2GP and Christian Aid- Kenya, are disseminating the dangers of the virus and precautionary measures for people to stay safe through  village palc volunteers- commonly known as sherperds. The messages are translated to the local language people understand.

Regards

Darare