How the Iraqi Red Crescent involved the community and its volunteers in the strategic planning
Community participation is targeted by the Iraqi Red Crescent’s (IRC) activities in its annual planning process. With the goal to better understand the needs of the communities, volunteers are involved in the planning process through a digital application. This allows them to have a practical fellowship and collect specific data from their communities where they have carried out IRC’s activities. By collecting and analysing specific data from the targeted communities, the IRC is able to provide annual plans that enhance the effectiveness of the responses in compliance with the IRC’s strategy, and reinforces the acceptance of the IRC within the society.