A to Z: producing a How To Guide on communication and community engagement

Source: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 10:00 AM
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The CDAC Network periodically produces resources such as the recent practitioner guide Rumour has it or policy paper on the Role of Collective Platforms, Services and Tools to support Communication and Community Engagement.

We are currently producing a How To Guide on communication and community engagement
which will be an ‘A to Z’ for organisations on how to have communication and community engagement at the heart of their humanitarian preparedness and response. It will begin at the leadership level and the necessary steps by management to ensure this happens – from the commitment, budgeting and supporting your teams, to how it should be considered in an evaluation, etc. 

It will also include a section on how aid workers on the ground should respond in an emergency.  The guide will be a concise guide to explore and find what you need, and will cover the full cycle of how to incorporate it into preparedness, response, evaluation and learning. It will explore the role of individual agencies, as well as of collective platforms. It will of course take account of existing resources and link to these as appropriate.

As with any Network product, there are various ways in which you can get involved to share your knowledge and skills, and be recognised for your contributions.

  • Be a resource person to support on the content generation and/or writing of chapters where it matches your expertise.
  • Be a peer reviewer for a chapter or for the full guide.
  • Be a tester: we will seek feedback from a sample of our primary audience to ensure it is fit for purpose.
  • Support on the launch and promotion of the guide.

Use this form to register your interest in being involved and kept up to date.




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