Save the Children project             Wajir, Kenyahttp://www.infoasaid.org
Wajir, Kenya        Source: http://www.openstreetmap.org/         Source: http://www.openstreetmap.org/
Situation Analysis• Wajir County is located in Northeastern Province of Kenya. It  has a population of approximately 319,2...
Situation AnalysisSave the Children implements Health, Nutrition, WASHand Food Security and Livelihoods programmes in Waji...
Women and children attending a Nutrition and HealthOutreach Service point in Wajir County.                                ...
A woman feeds her childready-to-eat therapeutic foodto fight off malnutrition.                                Photo Credit...
Save the Children outreach workers registering patients.                                          Photo Credit: Miranda Ee...
Communication Challenges• Save the Children communicates with communities it serves  predominantly via health workers and ...
Proposed Project• Overall goal:   • To improve the quality (relevance/appropriateness,     coverage, efficiency and effect...
Proposed Project• Two interventions:   1. A weekly discussion and phone-in programme on      Wajir Community Radio focused...
Proposed Project• Seven activities:     1.   Recruitment of communication officers responsible for          rolling out th...
Wajir Community Radio can be heard up to 150 kms fromWajir town and is the most popular FM station in the area.           ...
Training on the use ofsolar-powered chargers.                          Photo Credit: infoasaid
Expected Outcomes• Improved relations between Save the Children and the  community.• An increase in the number of people a...
Timeframe  October 2011   December 2011               March 2012              October 2012Scoping tripProcurement      inf...
Thank you for your attention !                 International Rescue Committee, Somalia                 ActionAid in Isiolo...
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Using mass communication tools, this pilot communications project was initiated in December 2011 with Save the Children to provide communities with timely, relevant and practical information on livelihoods and food security as well as to improve dialogue and engagement with communities through.

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Project decription Save the Children and infoasaid pilot communication project in Wajir County, north eastern Kenya

  1. 1. Save the Children project Wajir, Kenyahttp://www.infoasaid.org
  2. 2. Wajir, Kenya Source: http://www.openstreetmap.org/ Source: http://www.openstreetmap.org/
  3. 3. Situation Analysis• Wajir County is located in Northeastern Province of Kenya. It has a population of approximately 319,261 (1999 census).• The economy consists predominately of pastoral and agro- pastoral households, who rely on a nomadic lifestyle.• Most poor and very poor households are reliant on food aid (Mercy Corps EMMA August 2011).• Wajir was one of the worst hit provinces in Kenya affected by a drought in the Horn of Africa. In its mid-season report (2011), the Kenya Food Security Working Group (KFSWG) warned that the depletion of water sources and ongoing high food prices would move Wajir into a full-blown food security emergency. infoasaid for Save the Children – September 2012
  4. 4. Situation AnalysisSave the Children implements Health, Nutrition, WASHand Food Security and Livelihoods programmes in WajirSouth and Wajir East. Activities include:• Supporting the Ministry of Health’s Integrated Management ofAcute Malnutrition programme by transporting therapeutic foodsto distribution points.• Water trucking to schools and health facilities, rehabilitatingwater supplies, conducting hygiene promotion campaigns anddistribution of water purification tablets, soap and buckets.• Animal health programmes conducted in partnership withVeterinaires Sans Frontieres (VSF) Belgium. infoasaid for Save the Children – September 2012
  5. 5. Women and children attending a Nutrition and HealthOutreach Service point in Wajir County. Photo Credit: Miranda Eeles/ infoasaid
  6. 6. A woman feeds her childready-to-eat therapeutic foodto fight off malnutrition. Photo Credit: Miranda Eeles/infoasaid
  7. 7. Save the Children outreach workers registering patients. Photo Credit: Miranda Eeles/ infoasaid
  8. 8. Communication Challenges• Save the Children communicates with communities it serves predominantly via health workers and food monitors. The majority of information exchanged takes place through face-to face meetings.• Many of the outreach sites are far from the field offices of Habaswein and Wajir. Communication between Community Health Workers and the Save the Children Area Management Office is limited.• Getting timely accurate information from the field is a challenge.• No channel exists through which Save can systematically disseminate or receive urgent information on the humanitarian situation. infoasaid for Save the Children – September 2012
  9. 9. Proposed Project• Overall goal: • To improve the quality (relevance/appropriateness, coverage, efficiency and effectiveness) of Save the Children’s aid programme in Wajir.• Two objectives: 1. To provide communities with timely, relevant and practical information on livelihoods and food security. 2. To improve engagement with communities through the use of mass communication tools. infoasaid for Save the Children – September 2012
  10. 10. Proposed Project• Two interventions: 1. A weekly discussion and phone-in programme on Wajir Community Radio focused on health, livelihoods, and food security. The programme will include weekly market prices for livestock. 2. Establishment of FrontlineSMS hubs in Wajir and Habaswein to enhance communication with outreach workers. Infoasaid for Save the Children – September 2012
  11. 11. Proposed Project• Seven activities: 1. Recruitment of communication officers responsible for rolling out the communications pilot in Wajir and Habaswein. 2. Sponsorship of a weekly interactive radio programme on Wajir Community Radio. 3. Price bulletins from weekly livestock markets in Wajir and Habaswein broadcast on Wajir Community Radio. 4. Distribution of recordable radio sets to 46 women’s listening groups. 5. Implementation of FrontlineSMS hubs in Wajir and Habaswein. 6. Distribution of 250 mobile phones and solar chargers to community health workers, Relief Committee representatives, and Water Management Associations. 7. Capture of learnings from pilot project. infoasaid for Save the Children – September 2012
  12. 12. Wajir Community Radio can be heard up to 150 kms fromWajir town and is the most popular FM station in the area. Photo Credit: Miranda Eeles/ infoasaid
  13. 13. Training on the use ofsolar-powered chargers. Photo Credit: infoasaid
  14. 14. Expected Outcomes• Improved relations between Save the Children and the community.• An increase in the number of people accessing Save the Children’s services in Wajir.• Community members are better informed about health issues, livelihood options, and Save the Children services.• Pastoralists are able to negotiate better prices for their livestock due to greater market price transparency.• Women have improved access to information due to the distribution of radios.• Save the Children responds faster to emerging problems due to improved information flows. infoasaid for Save the Children – September 2012
  15. 15. Timeframe October 2011 December 2011 March 2012 October 2012Scoping tripProcurement infoasaid Training Implementation Endline Review : 1) What worked is working well, what is not working well, and why? 2) How, if at all, is the communication project influencing the overall humanitarian response? infoasaid for Save the Children – September 2012
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention ! International Rescue Committee, Somalia ActionAid in Isiolo, KenyaRead More World Vision in Voi, Kenya Save the Children in Puntland, Somalia http://www.infoasaid.org

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