The Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network is a unique initiative that brings together expertise from the humanitarian, media development and technology sectors in a collaboration that recognises information and two-way communication as key humanitarian deliverables. It was formed in 2009 with a view to improving communication between aid actors and disaster affected populations.
In the immediate aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the CDAC Network undertook its first ever ground initiative. This initiative, which came to be known as CDAC Haiti, was funded largely through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) Emergency Relief Response Fund (ERRF) with some additional short-term funding in 2011 from the global CDAC Network and the World Health Organisation (WHO). In total, CDAC Haiti received $US 615,000.
This Learning Review aims to document CDAC Haiti's activities, assess achievements, and contribute knowledge about what worked, what didn't, and why. A key component of the Review is the identification of lessons from humanitarian coordination in communications that can be drawn for other emergency operations. The Review was conducted between October 2011 and January 2012.
This resouirce is an executive summary of the full review. View the complete CDAC Haiti Learning Review.