At Christian Aid, we use communication for development (C4D) approaches to strengthen community voices and foster learning from our programmes. Not only does this generate more accurate and authentic communications, but it also supports monitoring and evaluation.
Our C4D experience
Since 2014, we have implemented several C4D projects to support different objectives:
Before this project, I thought that photographs were just a picture. Now, I know that there are stories behind the pictures.
It feels good to tell the story for my community. We need to show what we have done, and what still needs to be done.’
Community health volunteer in Nigeria
Impact of C4D
These C4D approaches have helped us to gain a greater understanding of the impact of our work from the perspective of communities themselves.
It has helped us to identify what works in what context and under what conditions, what is replicable, and how to adapt programme design based on community feedback.
It has also given communities the power and voice to document issues that affect their lives and reach out to decision-makers.