I work with NGOs in the mountainous areas near Marrakech and I am a member of one of them. We see the impact of the COVID pandemic on livelihoods in the mountain communities we work with. In fact, during the lockdown, among rural communities, mountain communities have suffered the most from the economic impact of the pandemic. Currently, life is gradually returning to the "new normal" but experts even at the international level are talking about the year 2022 as the date when life could go back to normal.
We have tried to develop assessment tools and have conducted a first trial for our community. But we realised that it takes time and resources to understand the situation in order to be able to respond effectively.
How can we make rapid evaluations of the impact of COVID on communities in order to be able to be proactive and/or react in a timely manner?
I would like to have suggestions and your experience in this regard.
Malika Bounfour, PhD
Présidente de l'Association Ayur