Qudra

Resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises
Resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises
Qudra News

Goals

Improve the resilience of Syrian refugees and host communities by giving them access to relevant, understandable and actionable information on topics of concern in their daily lives.
Cater for essential information needs of vulnerable and sometimes hard-to-reach communities, through an inclusive bottom-up approach aimed at showcasing the final recipients of our messages in our video production.
Foster social cohesion by enhancing the exchange of information and success-stories and address misconceptions of refugees by local host communities.
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June 2016
June 2019

Presentation

Giving vulnerable communities the right information at the right time is a form of empowerment. It enables people to make the decisions most appropriate for themselves and their families and can mean the difference between being a victim or a survivor. The current situation in the Syria neighbouring countries is a fertile soil for rumours, misunderstandings and frustrations that foster social tensions between host communities and refugees.

In the frame of the Qudra Programme* seeking to strengthen the resilience of Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises*, CFI has been commissioned by the French public agency Expertise France (EF) to produce and disseminate a flow of useful and accurate information on topics of concern in their daily lives in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. To address this challenge, CFI has developed a unique Communication for Development strategy, based on a bottom-up approach seeking grassroots credibility and legitimacy by involving the final recipients in every step of the production, and using social media as the main dissemination channel. The process creates a dialogue between communities and various stakeholders working with the EU, i.e. the authorities, UN agencies and NGOs. The implementation of the project relies on local teams based in the three countries of CFI's intervention.

* The Qudra Programme is a regional action financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the 'Madad' Fund and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) seeking to strengthen resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises. The programme is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Expertise France (EF), Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) and Hungarian Interchurch Aid (Ökumenikus Segélyszervezet, HIA) in programme partner countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Kurdistan Region of Iraq/KRI.

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Project beneficiaries

Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

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1.Conduct of an in-depth study

Conduct of an in-depth study on the media habits and information needs of refugees and host communities.

Qudra News: Development of a reliable information service for Syrian refugees

May 11, 2016

Within the context of a highly important programme – funded, in the main, by the European Union – which aims to support Syrian refugees living in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, CFI is launching a project to compile information that will be of use to refugees in their daily life.

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2.Setting-up of local offices

Setting-up of offices in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

3.Development of partnerships with local experts

Development of partnerships with local experts who provide technical knowledge in the content development of our campaign and ensure the reliability of information.

4.Production of ready-to-use information

Production of ready-to-use information on a wide array of topics, ranging from employment, to education and waste management, mostly through video clips.

Women better informed about their rights

June 7, 2018

Videos on this topic have just been produced as part of the "Qudra" project and are currently being disseminated on social networks.

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5.Dissemination on social media

Dissemination on social media through a cross-pollination strategy with a set of partners, getting millions of views for our video clips.

6.Dissemination on TV

Broadcast on national and international TV channels to reach out to million of viewers.

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