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.
‘Human- or user-centred design’ is a concept directly lifted from private sector innovation and product development that features regularly in humanitarian speak. But is the ‘user’ in aid terms really afforded a decision-making role in services?
Workshop attendees at the Communication and Community Engagement Initiative’s Africa Regional Workshop in Nairobi affirm their commitment to communication and community engagement as a fundamental principle in humanitarian action.
The aid sector is facing a crucial opportunity to upend top-down, hierarchical safeguarding systems that have masked wrongdoing and brushed aside victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. It’s the courage and persistence of the people who have come forward to report violations that has forced the humanitarian community to wake up to widespread, ...
Rumour Has It Guide and the Policy Paper on the Role of Collective Platforms, Services and Tools now available in multiple languages - helping to make communication and community engagement more easy to embed in humanitarian situations around the world.
The CDAC Network and Ground Truth Solutions have joined together for a project to put into place mechanisms for community preparedness and accountability for disaster response in Fiji and Vanuatu. Today saw the release of the scoping mission report for Vanuatu.
BBC Media Action, Internews and Translators without Borders have been working to improve access to information for Rohingya communities by supporting humanitarian and media agencies in their communication. Read the evaluation report now.
With extreme weather becoming a fact of life for many in the world today, there is a growing body of evidence to show that, while each flood, and earthquake and hurricane is unique, lessons from previous disasters can help inform the response to the current crisis.
Last month, Ground Truth Solutions published three bulletins summarising feedback from the Rohingya on the aid provided. Their responses and the recommendations cast a bright light on where the Rohingya response is improving lives – and where it could, and should, do more.
Our 2018 Forum convened a wide range of colleagues from both the humanitarian and development sector to discuss digital exclusion and tenuous humanitarian-development links. Read our highlights of the event and view speakers' presentations.
Despite the promises to increase engagement with crisis-affected populations, there is a still major gap between the rhetoric and the reality. Why do aid agencies still find this such a challenge and, more importantly, what can we do about it?
IFRC's Sharon Reader makes the case for why humanitarian actors don't need to be accountable to communities but should be, drawing on some shocking statistics and an operational case study.
Not addressing the wholly predictable communication challenge in a comprehensive way as part of emergency preparedness and response places any humanitarian action at a considerable disadvantage. What can be done to remove this disadvantage?
Last month the CDAC Network hosted a panel at the Geneva conference Preparing for Shock: Is Preparedness the New Frontier? We round up the session here.
Working in the humanitarian innovation space opens up many ethical and structural issues in relation to notions of participation and localisation. This article seeks brings some of these issues to light and considers how we include disaster-affected communities in designing solutions.
This year our Global Forum will bring more than 100 humanitarian and development actors together to focus on the World Humanitarian Summit's Grand Bargain commitment on the humanitarian-development nexus and the power of digital inclusion and community voices to make that connection.
Participatory video engages community members in story-telling, a powerful process of sharing experiences, concerns and insights as well as to provide feedback and hold duty bearers to account in a visually compelling way. Find out what happened in a pilot in Bangladesh!
At one of the side-events to the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week 2018 participants gathered to hear about successes and challenges in coordinated community engagement. Jon Bugge, consultant and Field CwC Working Group Coordinator in Coz’s Bazar, provides his frank reflections.
Community engagement was a standout theme at this year’s Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week, when more than 1,500 humanitarian practitioners from around the globe converged in Geneva. We round up the pithiest points.
The Nepal Inter-agency Common Feedback Project, set up after the 2015 earthquake, was the first time a common service to collect the voices of affected communities and present these at decision-making tables was put into practice. Find out about it and how it has evolved since.
Find out how the Turkish Red Crescent uses a multi-channel approach to community engagement in Kizilaykart cash-based intervention programmes.
CDAC Network's World Radio Day panel discussion on radio's vital role in disasters pushes the medium further in supporting affected communities.
How do you engage communities on innovation when the word is so hard to translate? Innovation labs are finding new and creative ways to convey the concept, uncover innovators, encourage participation and convince people that this force can be found in their every day problem-solving strategies and coping mechanisms.
Humanitarian agencies in have now transitioned into the recovery and preparedness phase with the focus on reconstructing homes, providing livelihood support, and restoring public infrastructure and services essential for restoring normalcy in the country.
A regional workshop to build a network of practitioners in developing innovative, collaborative and practical approaches to community engagement in humanitarian action in the East Africa region and beyond.
To mark this year’s global World Radio Day, the Communicating with Disasters Affected Communities (CDAC) Network will hold a panel discussion in Geneva to explore radio’s vital and enduring role in disaster response efforts.
How do we ensure that we are accountable to non-paying clients who have less power than us? What are the benefits and challenges that World Vision has faced in becoming more accountable to the communities it serves? These are some of the questions explored in a synthesis paper from accountability pilot programmes.
With a mission to accelerate global understanding, EarthX is creating a digital geospatial platform for mainstream general audiences. CDAC Network is pleased to welcome its latest member!
During public health emergencies, people need to know what health risks they face and what actions they can take to protect their lives and health. Accurate information enables people to make choices and take actions to protect themselves, their families and communities from the health hazards threatening their lives and well-being. WHO's new ...
Call center operators in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Burundi with the support of humanitarian agencies are working on making it easy for people to receive life-saving information during an emergency crisis. Emergency call center operators also help in dispelling rumors and misinformation in local communities during a 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.