Engaging communities and disseminating accurate and reliable information in peace can be challenging. Burkina Faso, grappling with an unprecedented humanitarian emergency, is demonstrating the much greater challenge of communication and community engagement during times of conflict.
The CDAC Network was once again at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) organised by OCHA in Geneva in February 2020. Here's what happened
Radio is not a new technology. But it is eminently affordable, can be made rapidly available, and has content that can easily be localised to meet the needs of affected communities. We celebrate World Radio Day 2020
“The next disaster will strike when the memory of the last one has been forgotten.” Thus reads the first line of Fiji’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy, which was formally launched in Suva late in December 2019.
The CDAC Network is delighted to announce Geoff Loane as the new Chair of Trustees to take over from Sir Brendan Gormley who has served as chair since 2013.
CDAC member Fondation Hirondelle has recently published a report looking at the impact of local radio use to facilitate women’s rights and empowerment in Niger
Suite of common tools to assess the information and communication needs of communities affected by disasters - now available in both English and French
A new report has recently been published by, among others, CDAC member Fondation Hirondelle looking at the way in which information reinforces and distorts messaging around the Ebola response in North Kivu in the DRC.
Vanuatu, in the Pacific, is resilient. And that’s because it has to be. Here's how the CDAC Network is helping to connect hard-to-reach populations.
CDAC member, Dahlia, recently conducted a mission to understand the humanitarian communication mechanisms in the response to the Venezuelan migration crisis. Here's what they found...
We are pleased to share the following UNICEF C4D case studies related to work done in Ghana, Guatemala, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Syria and Ukraine.
The core document of CDAC’s Technical Training is the Facilitator’s Guide – a document that leads facilitators, agencies and staff through an all-inclusive journey in Communication and Community Engagement best practice.
BBC Media Action has launched a new humanitarian website with research, video examples and commentary on what people want from media in a crisis, and how the media can best help people affected.
In this perceptions survey, CDAC partner, Equip Mozambique, spoke to communities that had been affected by the Cyclone and had received aid to ascertain the perceived levels of community engagement from organisations that responded
The British Red Cross has launched its Community Engagement and Accountability hub to provide tools, resources and training materials to volunteers and staff within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and aid workers across the sector.
For many, the word safeguarding does not mean very much. It does not necessarily capture people's experience or understanding of these issues.Are we doing enough to get vital information across for people to understand what needs to be done to put adequate measures in place, and, importantly, how to report abuses?
We’ve seen first-hand how innovation will only work long term for people affected by disaster if they have a key role in the process and outcomes are, to some degree, locally owned and led.
British Red Cross and the Nepal Red Cross Society wanted to integrate more participatory approaches into their planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting - here's how they did it.
All of the tools and resources developed by the CDAC Network for the response in Mozambique in Portuguese and the three key local languages of Sena, Ndau and Chwabo.
The response in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is struggling to bring the Ebola outbreak under control and the World Health Organization recently reported a rise in the number of new cases. Ingrid Gercama from CDAC Network member, Anthrologica, reports on how local media is helping to combat the crisis.
The DEPP Innovation Labs Global Demo Day on May 8 marked the culmination of a two-year global innovation programme CDAC Network is co-leading with Start Network to prioritise the local knowledge, resources and skills of communities vulnerable to or facing disasters. Here's what happened
The How to Guide on Communication and Community Engagement is now available in four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Download all for free!
In May 2019, the CDAC Network was delighted to welcome Germany’s leading organisation for international media development, Deutsche Welle Akademie, to the membership.
Just before midnight on Thursday 14th March, Cyclone Idai battered the port city of Beira, in central Mozambique, and swept a path of destruction 300km inland into Zimbabwe.In this powerful photo story from the CCEA coordinator to the response, Mercedes Sayagues, outlines some of the critical work that was done by CDAC Network members and others.
‘Tectonic shift’ happening in favour of South-South exchange of ideas - ideas from the CDAC Network's 7 May event: Accidental and intentional humanitarian innovation: valuing what’s there.
2018 marked ten years since CDAC’s inception. 2018 was also a year of innovation, of coordination collective communication and community engagement, and of connecting the humanitarian and development divide. Read the 2018 CDAC Annual Report.
Deolinda Jose’s’ booming voice and lively personality make her an excellent story teller. And a powerful story she tells to listeners of Radio Gorongosa. How radio is saving lives in cyclone-hit Mozambique.
When the roof blew off and corrugated zinc sheets got entangled in cables, Tembe pulled them down. He moved the console and tried to keep things dry. In the morning, he went home. “I no longer had a home,” he said. “Gone.”
Our popular Communication is Aid video has, until now, been available in English, Frenchand Arabic. To assist those working on the response to Cyclone Idai and in other parts of the world, we have made the video available with Portuguese subtitles.
Have we overcomplicated humanitarian innovation? Are we too quick to overlook and dismiss localised solutions and coping mechanisms? Join us on 7 May 2019 in London to discuss!
The CDAC Network is a growing platform of more than 30 humanitarian, media development, social innovation, technology, and telecommunication organisations, dedicated to saving lives and making aid more effective through communication, information exchange and community engagement.