Africa’s Voices commended in the UN 2019 Somalia Humanitarian Needs Overview

Africa’s Voices is proud to share the news that our innovative accountability to affected populations (AAP) intervention in partnership with ECHO and REACH in Somalia using interactive radio, was recognised in the UN’s 2019 Somalia Humanitarian Needs Overview as an effective solution for  consulting citizens at scale. The report reads: 

“The use of radio has proven particularly efficient and effective in Somalia, especially in hard to reach areas. As was the case at the height of the drought in 2017, the collecting of feedback from radio listeners across the country enabled people, even from the most vulnerable communities, to share their concerns and views, consequently allowing the humanitarian community to make associated adjustments. Interactive radio programmes and SMS messaging by African Voices Foundation additionally garnered feedback from 8,955 individuals across every region in Somalia. An extremely high proportion of respondents (87 per cent) indicated that they felt the consultations had made them feel more included in decision-making, and the same proportion further reported that they would like to see this process repeated in the future. This should be fully taken into account in community engagement planning in the HRP.” 

 

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