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Community focus group discussions (short course)

A self-led online course on how to facilitate effective discussions that include and benefit the whole community

2023 Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

Community members seated on the ground outside, looking at a facilitator pointing at a flip chart

Members of the Planning Committee for a rural Malawian village hold a meeting with community members to explain their plans for future development. Photo: Alex Baker/Tearfund

Course details

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
20 minutes

What will you gain from the course?

  • Confidence to facilitate inclusive discussions.
  • Experience attending a community focus group discussion.
  • Opportunities to practise checking that key information from the scenario has been recorded.
This short course has been taken from the in-depth online course Disasters and the local church.

Course highlights

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  1. What is most important to consider when holding community focus group discussions? How can they be inclusive and participatory? 

  2. Are there any groups missing who should be represented? Has what they shared in the discussion been written up accurately?

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What have previous learners said?

  • The course has been an amazing one. One thing I like about the course is its simplicity for easy understanding. It adopted one of the best ways of enhancing understanding for participants.

    Israel Nigeria
  • The course is good for all who are involved in DRR [disaster risk reduction]

    Shiva Nepal

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