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Call for applicants for 2nd WHO training in infodemic management

Deadline for submission: 9 May 2021 at 18:00 Geneva Switzerland time


Scope of the training

The intent is to cover a spectrum of infodemic management skills and topics focused on skills needed to apply infodemic management interventions and practice to promote resilience of individuals and communities to the infodemic, including misinformation, and to promote self efficacy of individuals for self-protective health behaviors. The training will encompass both global and region-specific topics in the infodemic and health misinformation.

Fast Facts

  • Deadline to apply: 9 May 2021 at 18:00 CET
  •  Training will take place in English and French, so trainees must have working proficiency in either language. Trainees have the choice of joining the English or French cohort, and applicants will need to indicate which cohort they prefer to join.  
  • Time commitment of trainees:  24 hours of lectures/discussions over the course of 1 – 30 June 2021 (10 sessions, ~2-3 hours each) 
  • Training objectives:  Build a curriculum and apply it in delivering a training of the 2nd cohort of cross-disciplinary infodemic managers that can be deployed to the field for infodemic response. Build up the skills of health authority staff in infodemic management. Offer opportunity for UN staff to learn about infodemic management. Become the basis for creating future infodemic training facility training modules.

Learn more about this opportunity on the WHO website here.

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