AHA CENTRE PODCAST SERIES:
AT THE CROSSROADS
The AHA Centre, with support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), worked to broaden its communications and outreach, including on social media. One of the results of this cooperation was a series of podcasts released in mid-2021 as part of the AHA Centre’s 10th Anniversary celebration. The podcast series entitled “AHA Centre at the Crossroads” involved discussions with the AHA Centre’s founders, builders, colleagues and partners, and discussed the AHA Centre’s 10-year journey from inception to transition. The guests described their experiences in working together with the Centre and expressed their hopes for the future in the next decade of action.
The first season is already airing and accessible at the AHA Centre’s Spotify channel – AHA Centre at the Crossroads. Meanwhile, the second season focused on sharing experiences from members of the ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) as ASEAN’s rapid response team and was released in February 2023.
In the second season, four ASEAN-ERAT members from Thailand, Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, and Malaysia shared their experiences of becoming ASEAN-ERAT members, particularly when the were deployed to the disaster affected countries. Being deployed to different countries has always been a challenge for them. Not only conducting rapid needs assessment in the affected areas, but the ASEAN-ERAT members also need to understand the culture and other social aspects.
The AHA Centre Podcast has become an alternative channel for the AHA Centre to communicate to its partners and stakeholders on various topics in this digital era.
Written by: Moch Syifa