Communication Workshop Held [Archives:2000/26/Reportage]

June 26 2000

In cooperation with UNICEF and the NCHE, a general assembly was organized June 19th on the occasion of the completion of the first phase of the Integrated Training Plan on Communication for Behavioral Change.
120 communicators representing various sectors (health, education, and social affairs) attended this one-day workshop. The integrated training plan on communication for behavioral change aims at providing a mechanism to strengthen the local capacities and provide a framework for assessing and evaluating the impact of interpersonal communication. The main objective of this plan is to build a network of communicators that are capable of undertaking multi disciplinary communication activities at the field level.
The plan resulted in establishing a national team of trainers; training 120 communicators at the field level; and drafting a training manual on communication skills.
The integrated training plan led by Ms Zeina Allouche, the information Communication Officer at UNICEF, is considered to be a pioneer initiative not at the level of Yemen only but also at the regional level. Its originality is mainly due to the fact that it approaches communication in an interdisciplinary way, it is based on community participation and engagement in making the behavioral change that favors children’s rights and well being.