10.4.1 Strategies to implement information sharing

Key strategies for putting transparency and information sharing into practice include:

  • Prepare simple materials for sharing information with communities from the first days of an emergency;
  • Identify different possible means of sharing information;
  • Carry out a simple information needs-assessment with community members;
  • Carry out a simple self-assessment of CARE’s own current capacities to manage and share information, and identify gaps and needs in knowledge, skills and attitudes (see Annex 42.10 Self-assessment tool draft);
  • Consider the risks and sensitivities associated with information provision, especially in conflict contexts;
  • Support project managers and field based staff to incorporate transparency and information provision into their daily work;
  • Include communities as a key stakeholder or target audience;
  • Monitor whether the right information is being effectively communicated to the right people.