Integrating Community Engagement and Accountability at the Ethiopian Red Cross Society
Since February 2017, the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS), with the support of the Canadian Red Cross (CRC), has been supporting approximately 28,000 individuals affected by drought in Kindo Koysha district, Wolayita zone, and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region. The response operation includes water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives, as well as the distribution of animal fodder and veterinary medicine. This operation has afforded an opportunity to practically implement some of the capacity building endeavours already underway within ERCS including Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA).
Community Engagement and Accountability is supported by activities that help put communities at the centre of Red Cross programming and operations, by integrating communication and participation throughout the program cycle or operation.*