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UNICEF Madagascar C4D in Emergencies

To reduce the risks of disasters and facilitate disaster preparedness at community level, specifically to ensure that communities receive essential information before, during and after cyclone (and other) natural disasters, the University of Adelaide and UNICEF worked with the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC) to build emergency communication capacity at all levels through multiple trainings on the use of a Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT). Ongoing response activities are:

(1) Production and dissemination of a French and Malagasy language version of the CHAT toolkit to entities and partners involved the humanitarian response;

(2) Development and dissemination of messages on cyclone and flooding; IEC materials on health, nutrition, WASH; posters and radio/TV spots;

(3) Ongoing assessments in six affected sites to identify additional communication needs (Tana, Maroanstestra, Antalaha, Brickaville, Farafangana, Marajara);

(4) Training of 100 volunteers in Tana (now working in the field) on key messages and interpersonal communication techniques (expected to communicate with 160,000 affected persons);

(5) Mobilization of partners to support interpersonal communication in other affected areas.

Outputs

UNICEF Madagascar C4D in Emergencies Toolkit (French Version)

UNICEF Madagascar C4D in Emergencies Toolkit (Malagasy Version)

Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit
Location 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

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