Project Manager - UNDP Zambia
Community Development | Context & Community
Africa | ZAMBIA
The types of risk information related to a variety of areas included environmental, health, livelihood risks. For example, with the COVID-19 pandemic, information was communicated regarding the risks of the disease and means of prevention, where to seek help etc. For environmental related risks, several project activities focused on increasing the knowledge of community members on environmentally hazardous practices (e.g. charcoal production), the consequences, and alternatives. The challenges were differences in understanding (lack of awareness/knowledge), complexity of concepts (i.e. something new that was difficult to understand/fathom), language barriers. Adapting communication/messages targeted to community groups are needed with the aid of using local leadership to communicate information.