CDAC Network

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The goal of the CDAC Network is that communities affected by, and prone to, crisis are better able to withstand humanitarian emergencies and are actively engaged in decisions about the relief and recovery efforts in their country.

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. Importantly, it will enable stronger communications within affected groups and between affected groups and other stakeholders.

The aims of the CDAC Network are that:

* Affected communities are better able to access life-saving information, voice their needs, ideas and feedback, and make informed decisions about their immediate recovery

* Humanitarian practitioners and organisations are better prepared and able to provide life-saving information and communicate with crisis-affected communities, enhancing the effectiveness of their response

* The humanitarian system has the capability to ensure that two-way communication with affected communities becomes a predictable, consistent and resourced element of disaster resilience and response, including through the use of innovative technology and partnerships where appropriate and cost-effective

The CDAC Network's niche is in convening a unique mix of actors to leverage improvements in two-way communication especially through media and technology channels, and to assist humanitarian organisations in practical terms in making this a reality at field level. These improvements will be underpinned by, and consistent with, an analysis of the wider communication environment, including more traditional approaches.