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Using Illustrations to Enhance Farmer Safety Consciousness During Covid-19 Pandemic

Publicatiedatum: 03/07/2020

In collaboration with district leaders in Lira, Soroti and Abim districts, the CEA program facilitated learning of Covid-19 prevention and handling processes for over 500,000 members of rural communities who are unable to read and/or write.

CEA partners, as members of the district COVID-19 task forces in Lango, Teso and Karamoja regions of Uganda have been key partners with the Uganda government through the dissemination of simplified messages about the coronavirus, and methods of its containment to surrounding communities. In collaboration with the leaders in Lira, Soroti and Abim districts, the partners were able to facilitate learning for over 500,000 members of rural communities who are unable to read and/or write. This was through the dissemination of illustrated posters to women, men, boys, girls and people with disabilities to build understanding about communal and individual roles in containing the spread of the coronavirus.

The Civic Engagement Alliance is a joint collaboration between Dutch and southern Civil Society Organizations that advocates for smallholder farmers to access quality and nutritious food, as well as markets. During the Covid-19 pandemic crisis in Uganda, implementing partners were at the forefront of innovations to sustain programmatic gains for smallholder farmers in Karamoja, Lango and Teso sub regions. The program is implemented by Advance Afrika, NGO Forum, Share An Opportunity, Church of Uganda Teso Dioceses Development Offices (COU-TEDDO), Arid land Development Program and Facilitating Peace and Development (FAPAD), with support from ICCO Cooperation.

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