Communication before, during and immediately after a disaster situation is an important component of response and recovery, in that it connects affected people, families, and communities with first responders, support systems, and other family members. Reliable and accessible communication and information systems also are key to a community’s resilience. Early warning systems are means by which people receive relevant and timely information in a systematic way prior to a disaster in order to make informed decisions and take action. For lives to be saved and general reduction of the impacts brought about by disasters, effective and reliable communication and early earning mechanisms need to be put in place. This course will equip participants with the knowledge, skills and technical know how of how to effectively communicate before, during and after disasters occur
MODULE 1: Basic course is an introduction to effective communication
MODULE 2: Diverse Communication Systems and Protocols
It is divided into four lessons
Lesson 1 begins with a discussion of the different levels of communication and their relationship to an organization’s goals and objectives, more specifically:
Lesson 2 will then address the duties and functions of a Public Information Officer (PIO), with a focus on:
Lesson 3 continues by describing the operations and structure of a Joint Information System (JIS) as it relates to public information, in particular:
Lesson 4 concludes by outlining the key elements of a message, in order to develop communications plans
MODULE 3: Diverse Audiences and Tailored Messaging
It is divided into two lessons:
Lesson 1 takes a “whole community” approach to disaster communications and is broken up into the following topic areas
Lesson 2 details communication activities that should be taken before an incident occurs, with a focus on:
MODULE 4: Alerts and Warnings
It is divided into three lessons:
Lesson one provides an overview of the criteria for issuing warnings and alerts in the following sections
Lesson 2 describes the way social media can facilitate information management
Lesson 3 details the alternative means of community outreach apart from mass media.
MODULE 5: Communication in Disaster Management
Module 5 of the DCW-Basic course looks at “Communication in Disaster Management”.
It is comprised of a single, experiential lesson which seeks to test the understanding of information gained throughout the course.
This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the cut off date stated below
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