The overall objective of the project is to provide critical evidence to influence policies and interventions that could promote tolerance and peacebuilding, encourage civic engagement, and facilitate psycho-social well-being. The intervention applies gender-transformative approaches to mitigate the adverse impacts of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable groups (MVGs) of the refugees and host communities in Cox’s Bazar.
The project promotes action based research aimed at producing intervention options in a participatory manner to bridge the community with various stakeholders and policymakers involved in the humanitarian response in Cox’s Bazar. The JPGSPH is leading the research component while CPJ oversees the intervention part of the project. The project’s overarching objectives will be achieved by implementing the three separate but strongly inter-connected following work packages (WPs).
Work Package-1: (Year-One)
Raise awareness and preparedness around the COVID-19 pandemic in Rohingya camps and host communities by undertaking a rapid assessment of the COVID context through a short baseline and end-line survey; focused ethnographies with communities; and formulation of key lessons learned for policy dissemination. A total of 3600 people will be reached directly with the COVID-19 awareness messages under the work-package.
Work Package-2: (Year-Two)
Help mitigate safety and security risks of MVGs and other vulnerable groups in the post -COVID-19 period through generation of in-depth evidence on the challenges around safety & security, social cohesion, and psychosocial well-being faced by women, adolescents & youth and other MVGs in refugee and host communities. This will include the design of participatory research methods with accompanying supportive processes to empower women and adolescents from refugee and host communities. A total of 3000 community people (women, adolescents & youth, elderly people, camp CSOs, Majhi, Imams and Teachers) will be reached repeatedly by 30 youth volunteers through work-package 2.
Work Package-3: (Year-Three)
Enhance constructive civic engagement, social cohesion and gender sensitivity among and between the Rohingya refugees and host communities in Cox’s Bazar. CPJ will provide civic education and trainings to the community youth and CBOs and facilitate civic engagement initiatives and local level advocacy. More than 600 community people (youth and CBOs representatives will receive the Civic engagement training under – work package 3.
Finally, the research findings will be disseminated through meetings and dialogues with government representatives, volunteers, CBOs, local NGOs, and UN agencies.
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