Risk communication and community engagement in the Australian Humanitarian Partnership's COVID-19 Response in PNG

Risk Communication and Community Engagement in the AHP COVID-19 Response in Papua New Guinea: Evaluation and Learning Report

The Australian Government has provided funding to the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) to support the COVID-19 response in Papua New Guinea (PNG) over the last three years. In 2021–22, five AHP consortiums received additional funding to support the rollout and uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine and reduce the spread of the virus, through a focus on risk communication and community engagement (RCCE).

The AHP Support Unit commissioned a research project on this phase, with an emphasis on learning.

The project was undertaken by Humanitarian Advisory Group in close partnership with Chris Roche and Elisabeth Jackson from the Centre for Human Security and Social Change at La Trobe University and a national consultant based in PNG. This report, which assesses the effectiveness of RCCE approaches and activities undertaken by the AHP agencies, is the final component of the project. It details the achievements, enablers, challenges and learning in relation to RCCE approaches in AHP programming throughout this phase of the response.

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