Community -based psychosocial support training and capacity building workshop

The ACT Psychosocial Community of Practice is pleased to invite members from each ACT Forum which may be interested in joining a Southern Africa regional psychosocial community of practice to a workshop and meeting in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on Tuesday 11-14 August 2015. The four-day workshop will include training and capacity building on Community Based Psychosocial Support as well as convening a Regional Community of Practice for Southern Africa. The workshop will be conducted by staff from the ACT Alliance Psychosocial Community of Practice, who include:

  • Mr. Alick Kaonda from Malawi
  • Ms. Bongiwe Mavuwa from Zimbabwe

The Chair of the Latin America regional forum Ms July will join as guest speaker sharing experiences from Latin America.

Part of the focus throughout the entire workshop will be on addressing questions from participants concerning the incorporation of Community Based Psychosocial Support into emergency responses and setting up a regional group whereby members can share experiences, produce local materials and support one another.

The criteria, therefore is that participants have an appreciation of emergency response and psychosocial issues and should be committed to be part of the group.

For more information contact Ms. Bongiwe Mavuwa