Map Stakeholders and Agree on Roles and Responsibilities

Once the different stakeholders have been identified, it is important to map them geographically and thematically based on their intervention areas, key activities and/or roles and responsibilities. As social mobilization is an essential component of SBCC, and even more so in the context of an emergency, it is worthwhile highlighting which of the identified stakeholders use community mobilizers or peer educator networks, as these will greatly enhance the reach of activities and messages. Knowing which stakeholders and services are present where, will allow you to:

  • Obtain an overview of service coverage nationwide and highlight areas of greatest need
  • Identify training and capacity building needs
  • Select and organize the members of the emergency communication subcommittee (more information about setting up a communication subcommittee can be found later in this section)

We recommend that you do the mapping at government-run meetings to ensure you gather information that is representative of the local context.

EXERCISE: Mapping Identified Stakeholders

Worksheet 1.1 will guide you in mapping identified stakeholders geographically and thematically to gain an understanding of which organizations and services are present where. It is advisable to share the resulting maps with partners to obtain consensus and to keep them updated as needed.