The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is fast moving towards digitizing its data collection  with the aim of  reaching multiple audiences, collect feedback and understanding needs  for humanitarian assistance .

 Lesotho Red Cross Society, therefore, held a four-day assessment workshop on Digital Transformation held from January 30th to 2nd February 2023 in Maseru.

The workshop was attended by staff from head quarts and Divisions with the aim of assessing where the Society is  currently regarding digital transformation.

The workshop had three domains to look into, namely; People, Process and Technology.

According to the facilitator Mr Ted Bolton, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Delegate, the assessment was designed to identify opportunities and priorities for digitally transforming the humanitarian services of National Societies (NS).

He said the assessment guides National Societies in developing a roadmap for digital transformation.

‘It aims at building forth on already existing organizational assets by deploying a holistic approach for a more data and digital-driven organization” he added.

After the intensive assessment exercise, the22 participants  identified areas of high priority and lower priority.

They identified the following as areas of priority; training of staff and volunteers on data,  digital and processes. This will ensure that data of the organisation is mainstreamed and siloed.

 The Society will design a road map after assessing the needs.

The workshop is part of the IFRC Digital Transformation Strategy which priorities investments to improve relevance, speed, quality and resilience and accessibility of humanitarian services to people in need.