Activity 2.1 A
Search within crisis-affected communities
This activity will guide you in the use of ethnographic methods to look for solutions from within the crisis-affected community.
The key to finding these solutions, and the people implementing them, is to engage with members of the community. As with all community engagement, this requires not only appropriate methodologies but also close and careful attention to group dynamics, safety and security of participants, and mitigating any areas of potential risk.
We suggest two methods that you might employ to learn more about the strategies that local communities use to increase resilience and respond to crises. Both approaches require planning interactive exercises and bringing together community members in a workshop setting. You may find the solution to your problem is closer than you think.