Members Becoming a Member

In becoming a member you are joining a collective that has driven successful collaboration models, contributed significantly to making the case for communication and community engagement in preparedness and response, and strengthened systems and capacity for implementation.

Together, we can:

  • Advocate for information sharing and communication with communities to be a predictable, coordinated and resourced component of humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Champion systemic change on information and communication so that they can be reflected in everything from standard operating procedures, coordination and humanitarian architecture to staffing, project design and funding.
  • Be at the forefront of greater use of media development, telecommunications and digital and emerging technology tools to support better action on the ground.
  • Influence the sector to move beyond the collection and analysis of the needs of those in crisis, to also having collective, timely, and accurate information from diverse sources for their benefit, enabling them to make their own decisions based on a better understanding of the situation.
  • Serve as a neutral and safe platform for open and honest dialogue between diverse small, medium and large organisations working towards the same information and communication goals.

For more information on membership read our brief for potential members.

 

Apply to be a Member

To apply, get in touch to discuss your application with our Executive Director before completing an application form.

What they desperately needed was access to local information in a language they understood – could they go home? Where were the local services and who were all these foreigners who said they were coming to help?
Mark Frohardt, Executive Director of Internews Center for Innovation and Learning
I can’t see, so when my radio was destroyed in the cyclone, I felt very isolated. Now that I have a radio, I feel like I can see!
A blind monk in Burma who received a radio after Cyclone Nargis
Poor information flow is undoubtedly the biggest source of dissatisfaction, anger and frustration among affected people.
Tsunami Evaluation Coalition Synthesis Report
If we understand what is going on, we can be patient...
A man talking to the CDA Listening Project in Aceh
A community without a radio is worth nothing...People have already realized here that without radio the region is dead
Internews Humanitarian Information Service in Eastern Chad - Rahma Mohamed Ibed
I would say that registration [of those in camps] would have been almost impossible without the support of the communications teams.
CCCM Cluster Coordinator Haiti
We were trying to be a community safety valve – to sit the two groups down together and find out how they felt about the problems. If we couldn’t get them into the studio we would send the reporters out to the camps.
Radio Absoun, Chad
When people work and sweat in the field together their relationship becomes stronger, and when disaster strikes they will do virtually anything for their team. FRR seeks to build this kind of team in disaster prone countries before disaster strikes and has been taking this approach since 2007.
Mike Adams, First Response Radio