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App digitises, optimises humanitarian aid
The Red Cross Society of Côte d’Ivoire (RCSCI), whose mission is to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people across the country, improve health through programs such as first aid administration and aid authorities in the promotion of compliance with international humanitarian law, has launched its new RCSCI mobile app.
The app was built in partnership with Connectik, a company that develops mobile applications and digital services for enterprise and large member organizations. Connectik also assists governments in the development of their digital policy by creating strong digital ecosystems allowing to strengthen countries’ key sectors.
The RCSCI App offers users a variety of features, including membership access to RCSCI services and benefits and volunteer opportunities in local projects. There are emergency up to the minute alerts both nationally and locally, as well as information on blood donation, such as locations of donation centres. Users can make donations, register for training courses and events, get access to RCSCI news and also purchase Red Cross equipment through the app’s marketplace.
As an end-to-end solution, the app will spread awareness about RCSCI’s mission and current activities, provide resource mobilization opportunities to increase its membership and volunteer base as well as tools to improve community engagement.
“We are thrilled with the launch of our new app, and the opportunity to provide aid to those in need and improve humanitarian efforts throughout the region,” says Emmanuel Kouadio, secretary-general of the Red Cross Society of Côte d’Ivoire. “The success of the apps that Connectik has developed for our colleagues in Kenya and South Africa encouraged us to digitize our operations and improve our services, which will expand the impact we have on our region moving forward.”
“Following our success in helping the South African and Kenyan Red Cross Societies launch their mobile applications, we are very honored to partner with the Red Cross Society of Côte d’Ivoire and help them make a real difference in how they can leverage their services to better support citizens across the country,” says Hachim Badji, CEO of Connectik. “We take great pride in our ability to help large member organizations such as the Red Cross improve communications and coordination in order to rapidly deploy when and where needed in times of emergency.”