Representatives of 25 local civil society organizations within the Jordan NGOs Forum (JONAF) participated in the session titled “Strengthening the Capabilities of JONAF members response to COVID-19,” which was held by The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD), on Thursday, December 24th, via Zoom.
The sessions came inline with the main recommendations of the JONAF Response Assessment Report. The first session addressed the need to strengthen networking and communication within the coalition members themselves and other stakeholders, including the recognition of the role of networking in achieving their goals, as well as learning about the different methods of networking, and the best ways to choose and employ them to achieve the desired goals. The second session dealt with activating digital media tools and provided information and skills on how to use social media in a professional manner that highlights the humanitarian side, publishing news and photos about the organization’s work and activities, and enhancing their social media channels in an optimal manner. Finally, the last session elaborated on the data collection and analysis mechanisms, in order to advance learning and improve the quality of the programs provided, support communities, collect stories and evidence of activities and verify results-based management.
This session was carried out in line with Phase 2 of the JONAF Covid-19 Response plan, which was developed based on outputs of JONAF Response to COVID-19 Assessment report, as part of Promote enhanced NGOs Fora collective action at field level during the COVID-19 Response, in cooperation with the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA).