The Red Cross Society of Côte d’Ivoire (RCSCI) in partnership with Connectik, a company that develops mobile applications and digital services for enterprise and large member organisations, has launched a mobile humanitarian aid app to digitise its services and reach as many people as possible.
The launch comes after successful launches of the Red Cross app in Kenya and South Africa last year.
Dubbed the ‘most advanced humanitarian app’, the app was designed to help the RCSCI maximise their mission of bettering the living conditions of vulnerable people across the country, improve health through programmes such as first aid administration, and aid authorities in the promotion of compliance with international humanitarian law.
“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,” said Secretary General of the RCSCI, Emmanuel Kouadio.
“The success of the apps that Connectik has developed for our colleagues in Kenya and South Africa encouraged us to digitise our operations and improve our services, which will expand the impact we have on our region moving forward,” continued Kouadio.
The RCSCI app, which is available on both Android and iOS platforms, offers users a variety of features, including membership access to RCSCI services and benefits and volunteer opportunities in local projects.
The app also enables users to receive emergency alerts both nationally and locally in real-time, 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 mobilisation opportunities to increase its membership and volunteer base as well as tools to improve community engagement.
“Following our success in helping the South African and Kenyan Red Cross Societies launch their mobile applications, we are very honoured 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,” said CEO of Connectik, Hachim Badji.
“We take great pride in our ability to help large member organisations such as the Red Cross improve communications and coordination in order to rapidly deploy when and where needed in times of emergency,” concluded Badji.