Developing an information sharing framework for public awareness and advocacy for Coronavirus prevention in South Asia
The project analyzed COVID-19 related information in key areas affecting the region and then disseminated information to raise awareness among the 1.8 billion people residing in this region. The goal was to provide information for prepared response to the pandemic. Under the framework, 10 important topics were identified by a team of experts, and audio visuals were created. Content was customized relevant to the South Asian context and then shared and promoted through Facebook. The COVID-19 pandemic has unraveled the toxic wave of populism that has swept across top global economies and shown that to safeguard themselves, countries need to pay attention to the well-being of their neighbors.
Author(s): Ar Rafee, Abdullah, Srivastavaa, Abhishek