ICT for peacebuilding

Rachel Brown from Sisi Ni Amani presented at the Communications is Aid Event in Nairobi, where humanitarian & development agencies convened with technology, media, civil society partners to learn more about how communicating with communities using media, new technology and traditional channels, can make development work and humanitarian response more inclusive, effective, efficient and transparent.

Across eastern Africa, humanitarian and development agencies are working to communicate better with the people they serve to make their work more relevant and themselves more accountable. New technology and old communication channels are being used to gather information from people affected by conflict and disasters to establish needs more accurately and respond more efficiently. Ahead of the curve are technology and media practitioners developing innovative tools which are either often overlooked by development agencies, or unsuitable for their operating environment. This event sought to bring agencies together to learn about various initiatives and build partnerships. 

Source: UNOCHA Kenya

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