Project Example

Community Conversation Toolkit – Community Mobilizer’s Guide

Materials in this toolkit include a facilitator’s guide, community mobilizer’s cards, roleplay cards, storytelling finger puppets, promotional proverbs and best kept secrets throw boxes, promotional playing cards, and dialogue buttons. These formats are designed to mobilize adults aged 20 and above in communities to take action toward HIV prevention.

The toolkit is intended to complement existing HIV prevention activities and address several key drivers: concurrency, cross-generational sex, gender-based violence, and alcohol abuse. Each material in the toolkit was tested with community mobilizers and men and women ages 20 and above in community. Sixty-nine focus group discussions and 34 in-depth interviews were conducted with men and women and with trained community facilitators who lead discussions using the materials. The toolkit has also been adapted in Lesotho, Nigeria, and Swaziland and is available in 10 languages.

This Community Mobilizer’s Guide is a step by step guide to help prevent the spread of HIV in a community. It includes illustrations and actions for each step:

  • Forming an Action Group
  • Understanding the Situation
  • Consulting the Stakeholders
  • Finding the Information
  • Developing the HIV Action Plan
  • Present the Action Plan to the Community
  • Using the Toolkit
  • Reflecting on the Community’s Plans

Source: FHI 360

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019