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

Risk Communication and Community Engagement During COVID-19 (Advanced)

This is a free interactive online module, delivered live by RedR UK’s experts. You will learn how to design and deliver an effective Risk Communication and Community Engagement plan that is contextualised and adapted to the Middle East and North Africa region during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What does the course cover? 

The 3-hour advanced module explores best practice for Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on examples from the MENA region, this module considers contextual particularities of the region and focuses on the steps and considerations required to plan and deliver effective RCCE in the region. It offers practical solutions that organisations and individuals can implement.   

If you are new to the topic of RCCE, we recommend you complete the RedR UK free training module Risk Communication and Community Engagement During COVID-19 to build your basic knowledge prior to attending this module.

Module objectives include:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain contextual peculiarities of MENA region in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Apply frameworks and tools to assess information needs, and profile the information landscape from the perspective of target audience and media;
  • Identify and analyse gaps in COVID-19 communication and engagement within the region;
  • Develop desired outcomes based on information needs assessment;
  • Identify the key components of effective RCCE plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the region;
  • Articulate evidence-based measures for effective implementation of RCCE plan in the region during times of preparedness, response, and recovery. 

​Who should apply? 

This course is designed for individuals who already have a good understanding and expereince of Risk Communication and Community Engagement and want to further develop their practice and enhance their skills and knowledge. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups, public information officers and communication specialists, health care professionals, public health professionals, and public health students.

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 Training Dates

Below are the upcoming dates for the module. Please note all times are in Eastern European Summer Time (GMT +2) 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.

Wednesday 4th  November, 18:00-21:00 (GMT +2) 

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Sunday 8th  November, 14:00-17:00 (GMT +2) 

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Wednesday 11th  November, 14:00-17:00 (GMT +2) 

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Thursday 17th  November, 10:00-13:00 (GMT +2) 

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Thursday 19th  November, 14:00-17:00 (GMT +2) - Arabic

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RedR UK will no longer offer new dates for this course...


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.