Why Information Matters: A Foundation for Resilience

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Author(s):
Tara Susman-Peña, Internews Senior Research Officer is the research lead and the principal author of the report.

Why Information Matters: A Foundation for Reslience, a research project by the Internews' Center for Innovation & Learning, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, combines Internews' longstanding effort to highlight the important role of information with Rockefeller's groundbreaking work on resilience. The project focuses on three major aspects:

  • Building knowledge around the role of information in empowering communities to understand and adapt to different types of change: slow onset, long-term, and rapid onset / disruptive;
  • Identifying strategies and techniques for strengthening information ecosystems to support behavioral adaptation to disruptive change; and
  • Disseminating knowledge and principles to individuals, communities, the private sector, policymakers, and other partners so that they can incorporate healthy information ecosystems as a core element of their social resilience strategies.

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