Experience in Piloting the AccessRC Self-Registration Tool in Colombia

The Colombian Red Cross (CRC) in conjunction with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) developed a pilot project to validate the AccessRC self-registration application in Colombia. This report documents the experience of using the application, the challenges faced, the challenges in the contextualization process, and the changes required for its adaptation to Colombian needs. AccessRC is a self-registration tool that allows remote data collection, enabling families to register together and at their own convenience; it scans identity documents and automatically records personal data, avoiding typing errors in names and document numbers; it provides tools for preventing duplication, fraud and data analysis; it allows digital communication with participants through the app, text messages and connects directly to the RedRose platform for payment disbursement.