New features for Humanitarian Hands-on & Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction tools

News | November 29, 2021

In November 2021, CBM Global launched the Humanitarian Hands-on Tool (HHoT) tool in the Bengali language. This is in addition to the current English, Indonesian and Spanish versions. The Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (iDRR) tool is undergoing updates in the same languages. These updates for the HHoT and iDRR allow increased access to the tools and ensure that field workers can make use of them around the world.

What are the HHoT and iDRR tools?

The HHoT and iDRR tools provide step-by-step practical guidance for inclusive humanitarian action and inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction fieldwork. They work as Wikipedia-like reference tools with different cards for different topics related to humanitarian work interlinked by system of tags. They are designed to work without an internet connection on your phone, tablet or laptop downloading the content in the device.

Improved usability

The latest release of the tools feature improved:

  • design and user interface
  • usability of the apps across all devices including laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

The improved tools are being rolled out in Bangladesh with international and national organisations such as Save the Children, Oxfam, Plan International and World Vision. These organisations are starting to use HHoT to improve the inclusion of their activities in the Rohingya refugee camps.

Other international organisations, UN agencies and OPDs (Organisations of Persons with Disabilities) are working with CBM Global’s humanitarian team to support and develop content and rollout of the tools in their own projects, embedding them as a go-to practical tool for inclusion.

We will continue to work with our partners to continuously improve the HHoT and iDRR. Find out more and try the tools for yourself:

HHoT: https://hhot.cbm.org/en/

iDRR: https://idrr.cbm.org/en/

Do you have questions about the tools? Please e-mail: alberto.tonon@cbm-global.org

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