MEPI Partner Conducts COVID-19 Crisis Trainings 

The International Republican Institute held three online trainings under its MEPI Strengthening Trust & Accountability in Tunisia program on crisis communication. A group of young activists, representatives of local governments and political parties, as well as public health experts participated in those trainings and learnt how to use proper crisis communication strategies to support the government’s crisis response using a unified messaging to help people come together and pull through difficult times. The trainings were thoroughly tailored according the different needs and roles of the participants. It was particularly relevant as a number of the Tunisian participants in the IRI training hold frontline roles within their municipal crisis response units and COVID-19 hospital treatment teams.