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Communication with Affected
30 years of work for the Internews Humanitarian Program
WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO
Improving the quality of humanitarian
assistance through enhanced information
populations and aid agencies.
The CDAC Network’s purpose is to position two-way
communication with affected people at the heart of
resilience-building, preparedness and response. This will
enhance the effectiveness of aid; foster greater
accountability and transparency; and improve the
outcomes experienced by affected people.
Central African Republic: a pilot
project in collaboration with
UNOCHA and Ushahidi
11 Community Radios
Radio Voix de la Péndé
Radio Kuli Ndunga
-Radio Notre Dame
Examining the performance of the
innovation in relation to existing practice
Information Needs Assessments:
Dadaab 2011 and 2013
for the Journalists
Creation of a two
system in bw the
and the radio
(voice and phone)
Creation of a stable
local media and
Building of a radio
station to cover the
Mali: Humanitarian Information
Mali Humanitarian Information Service (HIS)
The HIS will be a platform for interactivity and dialogue between humanitarian
organizations and local audiences. The Mali HIS will consist of a daily 20-min
humanitarian radio program that will be broadcast in a 10-radio network across
the country and through a selected number of radios in Timbuktu, Gao and Kidal.
The radio program will include humanitarian news, features, interviews with
humanitarian workers and beneficiaries, call-in segments with participation from
the audience and live studio guest discussions with humanitarian officials,
providing vital information to audiences about current and planned relief efforts,
health advisories, information on education or civil and human rights, and
humanitarian principles, to name a few.
The radio program will also offer an overview of the range and diversity of the
work humanitarian agencies do in Mali and thereby increase public understanding
of their contribution and the principles that guide their action.
The Mali HIS will also leverage SMS, mobile technology and social media to
transmit humanitarian messages and engage in 2-way communication with local
Q&A with the
Interviews and call-in
segments to foster
Chad 2005 – 2012: building radio
stations to provide vital information
to Darfuri Refugees
Carrefour des femmes (Women’s Crossroads) is a groundbreaking
program produced in Eastern Chad by Radio Sila, a locally-run
station serving Darfur refugees and internally displaced Chadians.
The program topics include domestic violence, early marriage,
polygamy, gender discrimination in the home and workplace, rape,
unwanted pregnancies, and family planning. It strives to
demonstrate the strength and power of women, with shows on
female role models succeeding in different walks of life, economic
opportunities, education and more.
Communication with Affected
Communities: challenges and risks
It is not about giving people a voice…..
They have it already!
It’s about the people!