Humanitarian NGOs (H.U.N.G.O)
Information Sharing and Dissemination
Humanitarian organizations disseminate their information of public interest through HIFC and contribute reports and other documentation mail order brides russia to a humanitarian information database housed at HIFC and accessible to media carrying out research in the various sectors.
Nokia data gathering
The Nokia data-gathering tool incorporates use of mobile telephony in collecting field data and will offer HUNGOs enhanced near-real-time data collection abilities in research processes and surveys. The tool acts as an enabler for effective, timely and efficient responses by organizations to their beneficiaries and communities.
Knowledge briefs are held on a monthly basis – providing a space where HUNGOs and journalists alternately address various subjects.
Stakeholder consultative Meetings
Thematic stakeholder consultative meetings are held with key players in various sectors to inform needs-based programming and facilitate dialogue that remains relevant and current in the humanitarian sector.
Communication strategy development
Ideally, a good communication plan should be the road map that you will use to promote the products and services of your organisation to the intended target audience. It defines the road map –the strategy, steps, channels, tasks and milestones that will be used in communicating the message(s), and should be written in such a way that any person could pick it up, read about your organisation, and learn about your work, about your service, your history, and so on. It is not supposed to be mysterious.
Developing a communication strategy
· The primary objective for this training is to assist an organisation in developing a communication strategy or strengthening an existing one
· To create clear, consistent messages for your organisation
· To help you and your organisation communicate effectively and meet core organisational objectives
· Engage effectively with stakeholders and related constituency
· To ensure people understand what you do and your message
The main reason for developing a communication strategy is that it moves attention away from communication products (leaflets, posters, booklets, discussion lists, websites, videos, workshops, events) to communication processes (how interacting, networking, involving,
participating, encouraging, enhancing, empowering can best be achieved).
Media Literacy Capacity building
Humanitarian organizations receive capacity building in media communication strategies and training to improve information management and outreach to their beneficiaries through the media. HIFC also works with HUNGOs on consultancy basis in formulating media and communication strategies that enable organizations to realize optimal contact with their constituencies. Capacity building in effective information packaging for audiences and how to handle the media is also offered as a service to HUNGOs.