An introductory, three-hour e-learning course that introduces the concept of communication as aid. It takes participants through a number of interactive scenarios to teach the basic elements of how to engage and provide information for affected communities and establish communication mechanisms for dialogue.
The CDAC Network offers a range of technical training courses to build the knowledge and skills of leaders and practitioners wishing to strengthen communication and community engagement in their work.
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Technical training courses drawing on experience and knowledge of our members gained in emergencies over the years. Materials are available for you to download and run your own training sessions. Packs contain: a facilitator's guide, module overviews and session plans, presentation decks, exercises and other supporting material needed to run the course.
A range of templates and resources to support humanitarian responders in their communication and community engagement work, including a '4Ws' (a stakeholder mapping template), sample terms of reference for a national platform on communication and community engagement, and much more.
The Message Library is a unique online, searchable database of pre-positioned messages originally developed by BBC Media Action and Internews' infoasaid project in collaboration with different UN clusters. The messages provide a starting point for those wanting to rapidly disseminate critical information to disaster-affected people. Context-specific libraries exist for Bangladesh and South Sudan.
What radio station do people listen to? What are the most trusted sources of news and information? What languages are spoken, by whom? What is the level of mobile phone usage and coverage? Our Media and Telecommunication Landscape Guides provide comprehensive information on the media and telecommunications landscape in a variety of countries.
The Humanitarian Communication Roster is a database of expert personnel in humanitarian communication managed by NORCAP for the CDAC Network. It aims to ensure that CDAC Network Members and other humanitarian responders can rapidly access communication experts to enhance their preparedness and emergency response activities to meet the information and communication needs of those affected by crisis.
The Service Directory is a platform that provides those working in humanitarian response with a central repository of services, technology, tools, training, volunteer networks and other assistance that could be drawn on to support community communication and engagement. Find out about translation services, software, SMS blast services and much more.
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.