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The CDAC Network has been pioneering innovation humanitarian communication, community engagement and accountability (CCEA) for over a decade. Here's what we are doing in Sudan and Zimbabwe.
Our latest photo essay takes the reader on a journey across Vanuatu, and outlines how the CCE Sub-Cluster is keeping communications and community engagement on the agenda and integrating into every element of national humanitarian response, following the devastation caused bay Tropical Cyclone Harold in April 2020.
Efforts to better engage communities in operational decision making and feedback are fast going digital. It seems to make sense amid the travel bans and physical distancing of the COVID-19 pandemic. But is this actually strengthening what community engagement aims to reduce: the imbalance of power?
Implementing the recommendations from the CDAC assessment of CCE-related surge capacity, the Network is rolling out elements of its global programme to boost surge capacity, in order to increase the quality and predictability of response-wide community engagement in disaster management.
CDAC a réussi à mettre en place le Groupe de travail pour la Communication, l’engagement communautaire et la redevabilité (Communications, Community Engagement and Accountability Working Group ou CEAWG) au Burkina Faso.
Fondation Hirondelle and UNHCR, part of the newly-formed, CDAC-initiated Community Engagement and Accountability Working Group (CEAWG) in Burkina Faso, team up to provide information and stem misinformation among displaced communities.
COVID-19 and physical distancing pose great challenges for those working to better engage communities in humanitarian action. But, in spite of these challenges, the CDAC Network has been able to operationalise the Communications, Community Engagement and Accountability (CCEA) Working Group in Burkina Faso.
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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 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.