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7 Considerations for COVID-19 Response in Rural Communities

Community radio, digital tools, and community mobilization approaches to COVID-19 response

by Danielle Henry

This story originally appeared on on March 27, 2020.

In March, the World Bank’s Community-Driven Development team consulted Amplio senior program manager Ryan Forbes Morris on ideas and communication strategies for a COVID-19 response in remote regions where there may not be internet. Here are some considerations Morris recommends to strengthen outreach, prevent the spread of infection, and address emerging public health issues that may impact vulnerable populations in rural areas. Read More “7 Considerations for COVID-19 Response in Rural Communities”

Climate justice means protecting the future of fish

By Kelly Pendergrast, Communications Consultant at Future of Fish

Billions of people depend on fish as a critical source of protein. From lobster divers in Belize to handline mahi-mahi fishers in Peru, communities around the world feed themselves and make a living from the fish they pull from the ocean every day. But these livelihoods are under threat. Climate change is already wrecking havoc for coastal communities in developing countries, with rising seas damaging dockside infrastructure and warming waters driving away traditional fish stocks. The result is loss of income, food, and in many cases, cultural heritage. Read More “Climate justice means protecting the future of fish”