This learning review, conducted between 22 and 30 October 2010, looks at the pilot communications project that was initiated by infoasaid in December 2011 with Save the Children in Wajir County, Kenya.
The project aimed to provide communities with timely, relevant and practical information on livelihoods and food security, and to improve dialogue and engagement with communities in general. The project introduced a weekly discussion and phone-in programme on Wajir Community Radio (WCR) focusing on health, nutrition, livelihoods and food security issues. In addition, the project included a livestock bulletin on WCR, providing bi-weekly market prices for cattle, goats and camels. Additionally, FrontlineSMS hubs were established in Wajir and Habaswein to enhance communication with outreach workers using SMS.
The learning review seeks primarily to understand the impact of communicating with disaster affected communities on their perceptions of the quality of humanitarian assistance provided to them, through examining the successes and challenges of the implementation process.