The Participation Revolution: it’s not just 'feedback'!
Dear Members, Dear Colleagues,
Welcome to the CDAC Network Monthly Newsletter.
Many of you will have joined us at our Global Forum in Bangkok in May where we debated the authenticity challenge to the Grand Bargain Participation Revolution on how to engage affected communities and recognise them as decision makers in humanitarian response. We agreed that a ‘revolution’ demands new approaches. We also agreed that those aid agencies that can adapt to a shift in power toward communities will be the most relevant in the future.
We all know there is heroic work being undertaken by aid workers across the regions. But the content of the articles in this month’s newsletter shows how we continue to struggle to enable the meaningful participation of those directly affected. Whether it’s the cholera outbreak in Yemen, the IDP crisis in Nigeria, or the ongoing recovery in Haiti from natural disasters, we are not yet in a position to respond systematically to people’s communication needs. A preparedness approach demands accurate, reliable, and timely information from trusted sources for those affected.
In this edition, you will find recommendations from the Grand Bargain Participation Revolution workstream. CDAC is committed to supporting their implementation and we welcome any advice or good practice from Network members and non-members alike that can help make them a reality. Click to keep reading...
If you have news linked to the thematic areas of information, communication, participation and community engagement that you want to share in future editions of this newsletter, please send it to Angela Rouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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