I can’t see, so when my radio was destroyed in the cyclone, I felt very isolated. Now that I have a radio, I feel like I can see!
A blind Monk in Burma who received a radio after cyclone Nargis
Poor information flow is undoubtedly the biggest source of dissatisfaction, anger and frustration among affected people
TEC Thematic Evaluation
If we understand what is going on, we can be patient
A man talking to the CDA Learning Project in Aceh
I would say that registration [of those in camps] would have been almost impossible without the support of the communications teams
CCCM Cluster Coordinator Haiti
“A community without a radio is worth nothing,”....“People have already realized here that without radio the region is dead"
Internews Humanitarian Information Service in Eastern Chad
Rahma Mohamed Ibed
“What they desperately needed was access to local information in a language they understood – could they go home? Where were the local services and who were all these foreigners who said they were coming to help?”
Mark Frohardt, at the time Internews’ Vice President for Africa
“We were trying to be a community safety valve – to sit the two groups down together and find out how they felt about the problems. If we couldn’t get them into the studio we would send the reporters out to the camps.”
This event brings together decision makers and practitioners from many of the leading humanitarian, media development and technology agencies operating in the humanitarian space. The event is invite only but will be streamed live for people to access from across the globe.The event provides a space for exploring ideas for enhancing communications with and amongst populations affected by humanitarian crises through collaberation and the use of appropriate media and technolgies
The event will provide an opportunity to learn about different telecoms and media applications that can help aid providers communicate more effectively with people in crises. The event will showcase new ways of working in this fast-developing arena, and create space to solve current challenges. There will be a hands-on opportunity to experiment with the different applications.