Free MENA COVID-19 Training Courses تدريبات مجانية حول فيروس كورونا لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط

Managing COVID-19 Myths and Rumours

This is a free interactive online module, delivered live by RedR UK’s experts. You will learn how rumours and myths develop, ways to mitigate the impact of these and how to work with communities to support their access to factual information.

What does the course cover?

This 3-hour module seeks to give an overview of how and why myths, misconceptions, rumours and stigmatisation have appeared during the COVID-19 outbreak, focusing especially on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) context. The module will examine some of the most common myths and rumours in the region as examples, and will build on learning from other epidemic responses on the most appropriate ways to tackle misinformation, and instill trust in factual and accurate information. 

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Explain how rumours and stigmatisation develop
  • Describe how to map rumours in the communities you work with, and prioritise those rumours that are most challenging
  • Recall ways of engaging with different groups, networks and coordinating bodies to triangulate and provide accurate information

Who should apply? 

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration. 

Any questions? Please contact, or check out our Terms & Conditions here.

RedR UK's MENA COVID-19 training course project is funded by the H2H Network, which is supported by UK aid from the UK government. 

Upcoming Module Dates

Below are the upcoming dates for the module. Please note all times are in Eastern European Summer Time (GMT +3) and all modules are delivered in English (unless otherwise stated).

Clicking the link below will take you to the module's registration page on Eventbrite.

Monday 21th September, 18:00-21:00 (GMT+3) 

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Sunday 27th September, 14:00-17:00 (GMT+3) - Arabic 

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Thursday 1st October, 10:00-13:00 (GMT+3)  - Arabic 

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Thursday 15th October, 10:00-13:00 (GMT+3) 

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HPass Badging

For each 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. If a participant completes all offered modules, they will be eligible for an additional Milestone Badge. More information on HPass Badging can be found here. Participants will be able to redeem a badge through a link sent after the module. 

HPass Badging

The H2H Network

This project was funded by the H2H Network’s H2H Fund, which is supported by UK aid from the UK government. The H2H Network, which stands for ‘humanitarian-to-humanitarian’ network, consists of approximately 50 organizations that provide high-quality and integrated services to support other humanitarian responders. The network supports its members as they apply cutting-edge expertise, techniques and innovation to improve programming and outcomes. The H2H Fund is a network service that enables  members to quickly provide their services in specific emergencies.

The H2H Network

Find out more about our other COVID-19 modules for the MENA region here.