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.
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, its members and partners have a number of tools for use by those responding to disasters, such as that currently impacting communities in south eastern Africa following the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai.
“Every year drought is stronger and lasts for longer periods, threatening the lives of more and more people as water and food sources get smaller...” The story of community innovations that are changing the way we respond to disasters
The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) Innovation Labs is a two-year programme that aims to foster, and eventually scale up, innovations that address key problems faced by disaster-prone communities. Download the briefing paper for all the aims, objectives and results from this programme.
During major social disruptions, such as civil conflicts, natural disasters, and other crises, access to information is of fundamental importance to response and recovery operations. A new report just launched tells us how we are doing in the translation of information into local languages.
Fondation Hirondelle and the ICRC present a guide to radio communication in humanitarian contextsin Bamako on the occasion of World Radio Day.
The CDAC Network’s latest publication, and arguably its most important, the Collective Communication and Community Engagement in humanitarian action: How to guide for leaders and responders is out now!
On 5 February 2019 during the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva we will be launching our brand new guide: Collective Communication and Community Engagement in humanitarian action: How to guide for leaders and responders.
As the Ebola outbreak continues in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, evidence-based communication and community engagement activities are becoming ever more critical to curb the epidemic and prevent spread of the virus to neighbouring countries
BBC Media Action carried out a small scale qualitative research study that sought to understand more about Rohingya men and womens’ understanding and attitudes towards child marriage, intimate partner violence and sexual exploitation and abuse. Here's what they found.
InsightShare partnered with ActionAid to explore how participatory video could be used to enable disaster affected communities to evaluate humanitarian projects. Here's the results...
In December, the second edition of Suara Komunitas – Community Voices, was published by the community engagement working group in Palau, Indonesia. It brings together the feedback, questions and concerns of people who have been affected by the Central Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami.
In July of 2018, Ground Truth Solutions published the first of their reports summarising the feedback of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazaar of the aid they had received.Three months on, what has changed?
On December 22, the eruption of Anak Krakatau volcano in Indonesia triggered a tsunami that hit coastal towns along the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra. Here's a list of resources to assist the integration of communication and community engagement into the response.
Q&A with Anna Zofia Leal, Executive Director, ICRED, one of 40 selected innovators supported by TUKLAS to strengthen disaster risk reduction and management in the Philippines in partnership with affected communities.
The Real-Time Evaluation of Communicating with Communities Coordination in the Rohingya Response assesses how coherently, competently and adequately communication and community engagement was embedded in the response through inter-agency coordination structures.
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.