Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

Internews Center for Innovation & Learning
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  • Day 2 of data collection, A recap of the last week

    So we have been here a week already, in the Dadaab DMO. Until next Monday, we are here. The DMO is basically a compound full of compounds, or a fortress for compounds, if you like. There is a UNHCR compound and then NGO compounds – among the biggest NGOs here are CARE, Save the Children, IOM, the Norwegian Refugee Council, and the Danish Refugee Council.

  • The imperfection of pilots

    Dadaab was chosen as the location for the pilot of the new toolkit precisely so that the kinks in the toolkit could be worked out in a situation that is similar to, but less dire than, the immediate aftermath of a humanitarian crisis. If anything goes majorly wrong, our troubleshooting will not impede anyone’s ability to respond to a crisis.

  • Tuning up the humanitarian survey instrument

    Since late November, we have been refining the questionnaire for the Humanitarian Information Needs Assessment (HINA) survey. After pilot testing and revisions, this will become the standard survey that Internews deploys in all of our humanitarian work.

  • Humanitarian Data Toolkit: the initial research design

    As we always do, the Internews Center for Innovation and Learning is also designing a research component for our pilot project, the "Humanitarian Data Toolkit." This research project is quite complex, as it is necessary to understand the actual efficacy of the toolkit we are designing, key lessons learned, suggestions for next steps, and more.

    Research Elements

    There are two main categories of research inputs for the HDT pilot: