CDAC Network Members' Forum

Source: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:58 AM
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The CDAC Network held its first Members' Forum in Geneva on 8 - 9 July, at the ICRC’s state-of-the-art Humanitarium.

The forum provided an opportunity for Members and key partners to learn about new tools and initiatives, deepen their understanding of each other’s work, and hear from those at the frontline of implementing communications in emergency response, both in terms of field work as well as the cutting edge of emerging technologies.

Yves Daccord, Director General of the ICRC, opened the forum, and Nigel Fisher, previously the Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti and the Syria region, gave the Keynote speech.

The Forum brought together CDAC Network Members and other key partners, such as the Emergency Telecoms Cluster, Map-Action, the GSMA (the global mobile association) and HAP, to showcase new initiatives, discuss learning from the past two years, and explore new partnerships. The Forum also presented an opportunity to identify and discuss major thematic issues related to communication with communities, with a view to making recommendations to the World Humanitarian Summit.

Panels were held on Communicating with Communities (CwC) in conflict environments; new technology; operational partnerships for effective delivery, and ‘institutionalisation’. There will also be a series of fast-paced ‘Ignite’ presentations showcasing communication and accountability efforts across the globe, including from East Africa, Nepal and Gaza.

All key panels and presentations from the Forum can be streamed through our YouTube channel:

If you have any queries regarding the event please email:

Download PDF: Members' Forum Agenda Short Version Download PDF: Members' Forum Agenda Short Version Download PDF: Members' Forum Agenda Long Version Download PDF: Members' Forum Agenda Long Version

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