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Type: Working paper
Title: Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit
Author: Skuse, A.J.
Publisher: UNICEF, New York
Issue Date: 2015
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Andrew Skuse, United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, and the International Federation of the Red Cross, IFRC, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities Network, CDAC, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, World Health Organization, WHO, High Frequency Coordination Conference, HFCC, and subject matter specialists, SMS, from UNICEF Offices in India and Pacific Islands.
Abstract: Welcome to the Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit, CHAT, . It has been designed with practitioners in mind and is a resource that you can work with and adapt as you strive towards your communication for humanitarian action goals. The toolkit provides guidance to humanitarian and development organizations in the area of emergency communication strategy design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. It addresses several important aspects of communication during emergencies. These include a focus on providing essential emergency warnings, as well as communication that promotes behaviour change, community mobilization and action. Well-planned communication can help to promote community resilience and reduce vulnerability to a wide range of disasters and emergency situations
Description: Working version May 2015. Andrew Skuse, Director of the Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit, ACCRU, at the University of Adelaide, prepared this toolkit. Patricia Portela Souza and Consultant Teresa Stuart Guida reviewed and finalized the Toolkit for publication.
Rights: © United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New York, 2015
RMID: 0030047963
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