This global space allows Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff to discuss in forums; share experiences and National Societies-developed approaches; reflect on lessons learned; post questions, and access existing official guidelines and tools from existing IFRC websites.
The forums are a virtual space to help build a strong community of Red Cross and Red Crescent Volunteers by fostering discussion and sharing best practices around the COVID-19 emergency response. This approach enables in-depth discussion and experiences sharing on specific topics, while at the same time guaranteeing the monitoring of the contents of the discussion and documents posted through thematic moderators.
This special “SOKONI” webspace will serve as the primary public website and marketplace where the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement can access and interact on all matters related to COVID-19. This website is embedded in the Volunteering Development Platform (VODPLA) – www.volunteeringredcross.org, which was created by the Americas Regional Office, through Volunteering and Youth Unit to support the priorities and needs of volunteers and NSs in the Americas.
Thanks for your support and contribution to this initiative.
For any questions about SOKONI: firstname.lastname@example.org
*SOKONI is a Swahili word for ‘marketplace’. In most cultures, the marketplace is a space to connect, to share, to exert curiosity and look for novelty, to get to meet others, communicate, test ideas, and listen to the cacophony of sellers, buyers and passers-by. SOKONI is such place to share ideas, in order to improve our response to COVID-19.