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As part of the CDAC Board Diversity Initiative agreed at our 2020 Annual General Assembly, CDAC is seeking nominations for independent board members that can bring a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to an already highly-skilled and dynamic board of trustees.
CDAC a documenté son travail sur les plateformes à travers une série de brèves études de cas et de courtes vidéos et documents d'apprentissage afin de documenter le processus et de décrire certains des principaux apprentissages. Les éléments suivants sont disponibles en français.
As 2020 comes to a close (and, phew: what a year) it’s time to take a moment and reflect on what we have learned these past few months. And it's been a busy few months...
This advanced technical training in communication and community engagement is open to any organisation or individual that fulfils the criteria. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Radio is resilient. Despite the advances in digital technologies, radio remains one of the most reliable channels of communication during and after an emergency. And, as Mike Adams from FRR explains, setting up an emergency radio station in a crisis need not be expensive, nor slow. In fact, they can do this in under 72-hours.
Nous avons filmé une formation récente sur la communication, l'engagement communautaire et la responsabilité au Burkina Faso afin que l'apprentissage puisse être partagé/Sharing a recent training on communication, community engagement and accountability in Burkina Faso.
When it comes to community engagement and communication though, sophistication in technique does not mean comprehensiveness in reach...
At the end of Oct, we were joined by many hundreds of humanitarians, communication & tech enthusiasts, futurists, policymakers and donors as we radically re-imagined digital humanitarian policy to make it more centred around community agency, knowledge & needs. Watch all the recorded sessions!
Building effective CCE capabilities is particularly important in Vanuatu, a Pacific nation spanning 83 islands, which is vulnerable to natural disasters ranging from tropical cyclones and volcanic eruptions, to disease and agricultural threats. Here's what CDAC has been doing to pre-position CCE in disaster response.
The CDAC Network supports more than 23 national communication and community engagement across the world. But how do we know if they are meaningfully contributing to better outcomes in humanitarian preparedness and response?
Over the last two years CDAC has been working to build national Communication and Community Engagement (CCE) platforms in Fiji and Vanuatu. And they were tested by TC Harold, and during the COVID-19 crisis. But are they effective? We find out
Join us to radically re-imagine digital humanitarian policy so that it is centred around community agency, knowledge and needs. Register now for the CDAC Network's 2020 Annual Public Forum!
Earlier today, Tuesday October 6, the CHS Alliance launched the 2020 Humanitarian Accountability Report, which presents an evidence-based overview of how much progress the humanitarian sector is making on delivering accountable aid to people caught up in crises across the world.
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.
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.