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 will bring together a range of expertise to discuss the increasing range of technology platforms available to humanitarians for the distribution of assistance, and particularly how they relate to case transfers.
This will be followed by a panel discussion comprised of donor, private sector and NGO representation, and a marketplace led byLast Mile Mobile Solutions, where various technology providers will be present to demonstrate some of the ways technologies are being used in humanitarian aid.
Speaker: Gabrielle Smith- Social Protection & Safety Nets Adviser, Concern
Discussants: Tim Waits- Disaster Risk Reduction Adviser, DFID Laura Walker Hudson- Director of Operations, FrontlineSMS Jay Narhan- Programme Manager, World Vision LMMS Andrea Sulzenbacher- Delivery Manager, Accenture
Gregory Rebattu -Delegate for Asia-Pacific, Telecoms Sans Frontieres
Chair: Paul Knox Clarke- Head of Research and Development, ALNAP
An ODI and Cash Learning Partnership public event.