How we can better support innovation in emergencies

How we can better support innovation in emergencies

Looking back: how did we do in Uganda? At the beginning of this year, we wanted to take a critical look at our engagement with the Uganda operation. The Uganda operation was one we invested in heavily as a team, having supported through four missions and on-going...
How to control the ‘CTRL+P’ urge: Embracing Audio

How to control the ‘CTRL+P’ urge: Embracing Audio

In a recent blog, I commented about the reliance on text-based communication in humanitarian settings. Leaflets, banners, notice-boards and signs often proliferate in emergencies. I’m not anti printed materials, and there is often real value in quality signage, but...
Using data to make your humanitarian organisation more client-focused

Using data to make your humanitarian organisation more client-focused

Communicating with communities. Data. Information Management. Accountability to affected populations. To me, saying these terms in a row highlights how disassociated these different terms are for many, and how acutely humanitarian-centric, i.e. jargonistic they sound....
Communication by refugees, for refugees, in Angola

Communication by refugees, for refugees, in Angola

I’ve always wanted to visit Angola and remember reading about the end of years of bloody civil war when I was at school. This year, I had the opportunity to travel to Angola for the first time, recently joining the UNHCR operation there for a few weeks. Since early...
Radio for Communicating with Communities

Radio for Communicating with Communities

To highlight the importance and value of radio as a tool for humanitarian communication, we’re using the opportunity presented through World Radio Day 2018 to share our practical experiences around getting started with radio. In this article, we’ll take you through a...