RCCE practitioners face several limitations to the effective integration of social science in health emergency interventions and policy making. The RCCE Collective Service (a partnership of WHO, IFRC and UNICEF, supported by GOARN) identified gaps in terms of knowledge and capacity to produce and use operational social science research in RCCE interventions. Anthrologica developed a competency framework and training package designed to reduce these gaps by providing a comprehensive set of modules with practical guidance to be adapted and used at the local level of humanitarian and health emergency contexts. The training package has the following objectives: 1) to equip RCCE practitioners with the knowledge to commission and/or design and implement operational social science research which can generate robust, rigorous and context relevant socio-behavioural evidence; 2) to provide RCCE practitioners with the capacity to access, assess make sense of, evaluate, and synthesise existing socio-behavioural evidence relevant to RCCE work; and 3) to strengthen RCCE practitioners’ ability to use socio-behavioural evidence to inform and adapt contextualised RCCE action and broader public health decision-making.
The full training curriculum is available here: www.rcce-collective.net/resources/trainings/social-science-training