What You Didn’t Know About Community Mobilisation?
What is a Community
A group of people in a society with shared interests, they may be one locality or neighbourhood, they may have social relationship or shared identity/common interests.
More so, it is a group of people residing in the same region under the same leadership while having a common interest.
Communities are rarely seldom homogeneous. Within a community there are many differences which include:
- Education level
- Cultural differences
- Religional differences
- Economical status
However, it is important to remember that within a community there are the vulnerable, the poor and marginalized people.
Therefore, these groups of people will be less visible in the community and community mobilisation activities are put in place to target these groups.
- Government Ministries
- Parastatal Organisations
- Business people
- Non-Governmental Organisations
- Civic centres
Examples of Social Mobilisation Projects
They are mainly used for advocacy. They include among others:
- Setting up regional task forces and methods
- Using sub-regional advocacy mechanisms and declarations
- Partnership building
- Capacity building
- Community Mobilisation
- Multimedia support