Assessing Information and Communication Needs: A Quick and Easy Guide for Those Working in Humanitarian Response

Organisation: CDAC Network, ACAPS | Jul 2014 Author: ACAPS; The CDAC Network
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The CDAC Network Member agencies have worked together to develop common tools to assess information and communication needs of communities affected by disasters.

This guide, developed in collaboration with The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), is aimed at staff working in a humanitarian response.

It provides guidance on steps humanitarian responders can take to assess and determine how to enhance communication with and among communities at different stages of an emergency. Five key questions are suggested, including explanations of why these questions should be asked, and how agencies could act on this data to improve communication in humanitarian response.

This tool also includes a ‘Pocket Guide’, which is designed for field practitioners and can be printed on one double-sided sheet of paper. It summarises the key steps and provides the five key questions and response options.

In the three downloadble PDFs, you will find:

  • Quick and Easy Guide: Assessing Information & Communications Needs Booklet
  • Pocket Guide: Information & Communication Questions in Rapid Needs Assessments (coloured version)
  • Pocket Guide: Information & Communication Questions in Rapid Needs Assessments (black and white version)

Download PDF: Quick and Easy Guide: Assessing Information & Communications Needs Booklet Download PDF: Quick and Easy Guide: Assessing Information & Communications Needs Booklet Download PDF: Pocket Guide: Information & Communication Questions in Rapid Needs Assessments (coloured version) Download PDF: Pocket Guide: Information & Communication Questions in Rapid Needs Assessments (coloured version) Download PDF: Pocket Guide: Information & Communication Questions in Rapid Needs Assessments (black and white version) Download PDF: Pocket Guide: Information & Communication Questions in Rapid Needs Assessments (black and white version)

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