Community-led Action (CLA) for Covid-19: A Field Manual for Community Mobilisers

McCrossan, G. & Owen, K.
Publication language
Date published
01 Apr 2020
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Participation, Capacity development, Community-led, Multi-sector/cross-sector, COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Engaging with affected populations, Health
Irish Aid, GOAL

This Field Manual was developed by GOAL for GOAL Community Mobilisers implementing the Community-Led Action (CLA) approach to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. It can also be used by other organisations who wish to implement the CLA approach as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response.

How should this Field Manual be used?

This Field Manual is intended as a guide for CLA Community Mobilisers (CMs), supporting them to implement CLA’s five steps. It provides CMs with Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) tools and ideas for empowering communities to do their own analysis and take their own action to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The CLA approach recognises that communities have the power and the agency to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves. The approach also recognises that contexts and communities vary widely, and as such, the guidance given should be adapted and tailored to suit local conditions.

Any Community Mobilisers using the Field Manual should receive comprehensive training, ongoing supervision, and adequate financial/material support to be able to do their job safely and effectively.

Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, GOAL Global will be continuously reviewing, adapting and updating this tool based on feedback from the countries in which it is being used, and rapidly changing needs.

McCrossan, G. & Owen, K.