30 Nov 2020
New tools for humanitarians

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team continues to explore the key learnings and takeaways from RedR Australia deployments. In partnership with CBM Australia, the team has developed a skill area specific tip sheet to guide disability inclusion mainstreaming across all deployments. This is in line with our Disability Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan that was implemented in 2018. You can find your skill area within the tip sheet to get practical knowledge on integrating disability inclusion throughout your work.

Additionally, the MEAL team assessed the collective contribution of the Australia Assists program to disaster risk reduction and preparedness in the Pacific since its commencement in 2017. Seventy-five deployments have contributed to the equivalent of 41 years of continuous technical support to strengthen resilience in the region. Deployees have provided legal and disaster risk management support to the Office of the President in Kiribati that resulted in the passing of a National Disaster Act; helped update the National Tsunami Plan in Vanuatu; assisted the conversion of public infrastructure into evacuation centres in preparation for extreme weather events in Tonga; and much more.

To find out more you can view, or download, the three-page infographic.