|In humanitarian crises, people need the right information, at the right time and in the right language, to make potentially life-saving decisions. In recent years, humanitarians have established specialist working groups or inter-agency initiatives with a specific focus on communication with affected communities. The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) and CDAC, funded by the UK Department for International Development, looked at building preparedness capacity among humanitarian practitioners to strengthen national preparedness capacity for communication and community engagement while also building the operational response capacity. This report distills the good practice and learning gleaned from the 3-years of implementation in Bangladesh, South Sudan, and the Philippines, on methods for engaging communities and collaborative platforms for working toward this end. It also highlights tools and resources for communicating with communities that have been developed along the way.