Communication & Community Engagement (Libya floods response) - English


Communication & Community Engagement (Libya floods response) - English

Understand the importance of focusing on communication and community engagement in emergencies


"Please note that this course is designed for those working on the response to the September 2023 Libya floods response. To ensure that we can allocate resources effectively, please only register for this course if you are directly involved in the Libya floods response"

RedR UK reserves the right to withdraw your place on the course if we believe you are not involved in the Libya floods response, so please answer all questions in the order form as accurately and honestly as possible.

If you have registered for a place and can no longer attend you must let us know by emailing engineering.skills@redr.org.uk as soon as you are able.

Whilst this course is free of charge to attend, places on this course are extremely limited and letting us know you cannot attend allows us to give your space to someone on the waiting list and keep these courses free for the future.

Understand the importance of focusing on communication and community engagement in emergencies

RedR UK is offering a free-of-charge, innovative, high-quality online training course aiming to provide technical responders of all disciplines in Libya with an understanding of the strategies and approaches for communication and community engagement in humanitarian response, including the importance of two-way communication to build trust.

The facilitated module uses participatory methods and it is expected that learners will participate in discussions and activities in order to deepen their understanding of the concepts that are discussed. Participants will be offered opportunities to share relevant personal experiences and reflections to benefit their own and others' learning.

Module Aim

To equip engineers and technical staff with a basic understanding of the principles of communication and community engagement in emergencies, aiming to practically apply this knowledge to design communication and community engagement approaches for the Libyan context

Module Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain why communication and community engagement is essential during humanitarian response
  • Identify challenges and opportunities concerning communication in an emergency context
  • Describe how best to communicate with affected communities in Libya, and how we can listen to them
  • Explain the role of participation and dialogue in building trust
  • Identify when and how community engagement can be successfully used in programming planning and activities
  • Describe methods to identify vulnerable people and groups and to ensure their voices are taken into account when planning, implementing and monitoring activities.

Course Structure

The module comprises one live facilitated session of 120 minutes duration.

Participants will be required to watch a short video and complete pre-reading prior to the live session.

What is the language of the training?


Who should attend?

The module is aimed at those responding to the Libya floods humanitarian crisis.

This course is offered for free; on a first come first served basis. We will be creating a waiting list, so please email us if the course is already full so we can keep you in mind if anybody drops out.

How to join?

The live online sessions are hosted on Zoom. We recommend joining via the Zoom app. Participants may join the training via a browser, although the browser offers limited access to some of the interactive features of the training. Participants will be expected to have a stable internet connection and to actively participate in all facilitated sessions.

If you complete registration and are no longer able to attend, please cancel your place through Eventbrite. This allows us to offer your place to someone else on the wait list.

Who should I contact if I have a question or query?

Please email engineering.skills@redr.org.uk.


For this module, RedR UK is also offering HPass Badging. An HPass badge is a digital indicator of achievement and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience. More information on HPass Badging can be found here: https://hpass.org/hpass-for-individuals/.

Participants will be able to redeem a badge through a link sent after the module.

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email engineering.skills@redr.org.uk at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

Course Length
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