CommunityFirst Solutions for COVID-19 were first developed in Nunavut, Canada when the Clyde River community asked for support in developing their COVID-19 preparedness plan. Throughout the course of the pandemic, communities in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Canada, and Kenya and Sierra Leone began using CommunityFirst Solutions for COVID-19 to create and activate response plans that were adapted to their realities.
Roadmap and Accompaniment Program
The Roadmap includes an adaptable action plan template and verified informational resources. The digital, open-source Roadmap has been accessed in over 100 countries and is available in 6 languages. The COVID-19 Roadmap was also adapted to create a Roadmap to respond to natural disasters.
The Accompaniment Program supported community leaders to co-create and design adaptive, culturally appropriate and locally relevant responses to the pandemic in Canada, Latin America, and East and West Africa.
A Solidarity Network
The Solidarity Network created a space, largely for women community leaders and representatives from community organizations, to connect and share experiences, resources, challenges and practices around their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“One of the greatest gifts has been getting to meet the other women in this network, and to know that in these difficult moments that we are not alone; that here, we are always accompanied.“ - Gissela, Leader of the Indigenous Lenca Council of Reitoca, Honduras
Key Impacts of our work
Providing a sense of calm and confidence during a global crisis
Supporting communities to identify and leverage their own assets.
Adapting the Roadmap methodology to address transversal challenges, including natural disasters
Enhancing leadership skills and empowering decision-making, especially for women leaders
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