As part of the UK aid-funded Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP), in 2017 the CDAC Network supported IOM and the Philippines Community of Practice (CoP) on Community Engagement to update and the CoP’s rapid communication and information assessment needs tools.
The Rapid Information Communications Accountability Assessment (RICAA) was introduced in the Philippines in 2013, and has been used by many CoP member agencies in emergencies since then.
The RICAA is a simple needs assessment tool designed to capture the information needs and communication preferences of people affected by crisis. With DEPP funding in the Philippines, IOM have worked with CoP members to refine, field test and update the RICAA, and trial the original paper questionnaire through various alternative common service approaches. These have included the KoBo Toolbox software, which enables survey design, data collection and analysis via smart phones and tablets, the IOM Community Response Map (CRM) – an online platform that facilitates the online tracking, compilation and visual mapping of information received from communities, Ham (amateur) radio and SMS.
The updated RICAA was field tested during the Marawi Crisis in mid-2017, and examples of the questions used and the data captured can be explored via the following links:
Explore the Community Response Map here.
Explore the KoBo questionnaire here.
The paper questionnaire is available below for download, as well as a field test report from the IOM project in the Philippines
This material has been developed for the Philippines Community of Practice on Community Engagement by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with funding from UK aid on behalf of the CDAC Network, as part of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme.