Humanitarian Innovation. Some look to it as the future of an overburdened sector. Some, more sceptical, might claim the very term is an oxymoron. This report summarises the main themes that were raised during the discussions at the CDAC Network Event, 'Accidental and intentional innovation: valuing what’s there'
In May and November 2018, the Communication and Community Engagement Initiative (CCEI) held workshops in Nairobi and Panama respectively with the aim of ensuring a more collective and systematic communication and community engagement approach in humanitarian response.
A learning review of communications and community engagement during the Hurricane Maria Response in Dominica (2017-2018) capturing experiences of both affected people and responders, lessons and making recommendations on how communication and community engagement can be improved.
Shongjog's experience in advocating for the mainstreaming of communicating with communities - a joint action led by IOM and ACF under the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme. Their toolkit and materials are shared for others to replicated the effort elsewhere.
Spearheaded by three inter-agency platforms across different countries, our preparedness project set out to strengthen national preparedness capacity for communication and community engagement and preposition a response capacity for when it was needed. Find out what we've learnt across four years.
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.