As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, Nepal is one of the countries that has
been hit hard. As public health safety measures, we conducted a two-day virtual
workshop with community members on 16 and 17 June 2021 under one of Anti-
Microbial Resistance (AMR) projects. Currently, HERD International is co-designing an
education program on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) that can be used in schools in
Nepal. Through this workshop, HERD international experimented virtual community
engagement in COVID-19 context.
The aim of this workshop was to explain the purpose of the School AMR project, orient
on the information sheet and gather consent of the participants to participate in the
study. Six participants who also took part in similar project participated in the workshop.
Engaging community based on a participatory approach itself is challenging even in a
normal context. “It requires considerable preparation to build trust and ensure
meaningful community participation to engage community,” researcher Shraddha
Manandhar shared.


July 30, 2021