June 2020 - August 2020
Somali Media Against Covid-19 (SoMA Covid-19)
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, thanks to the collaboration of its Scuola di giornalismo (School of Journalism), ITSTIME and the University Centre for International Solidarity, partecipates in the project named "Somali Media Against Covid-19 (SoMA Covid-19)", promoted by Caritas Somalia and funded by Conferenza Episcopale Italiana.
Partners in the project are: Perigeo NGO and Zaccharis NGO in Italy; local partners are: PUNTLAND TV & RADIO (WARBAAHINTA DAWLADDA PUNTLAND); Somalia and Puntland Health Bureau and Ministry and Somalia Dryland Solution organization.
The aim of the project is promote population awareness in adopting resilient Covid-19 infection response for prevention and emergency management; promote the specific skills of media journalist and personal communication workers engaged with the population against Covid-19 for communication in a crisis situation; provide specific media products to be broadcasted in Somalia Puntland.
The project has added value far beyond the Covid-19 emergency as it is sustainable and improve the daily health life aspects of the population; crisis communication training is particularly useful in a context of widespread conflict, where this communication becomes an effective tool for conflict resolution.