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COMPREHENSIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT (CDM) FOR MEDIA PRACTITIONERS

COMPREHENSIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT (CDM) FOR MEDIA PRACTITIONERS Training Workshop

This course seeks to introduce media and journalism professionals to some of the basic concepts of disaster risk management (DRM), as it builds awareness of the role of media and journalism at all stages of the disaster cycle- before, during and after a disaster. It also seeks to draw on the experiences of regional media and journalism professionals, who have reported from disaster zones, to prepare participants for the realities of disaster reporting in the field better.

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HG Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

5 days

17th - 21st June 2024
9th - 13th Dec 2024

Online via Live Zoom Classes

2 Weeks

17th - 28th June 2024

Course Objectives

At the end of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain some of the basic concepts and terms in disaster risk management

  • Discuss the role of the media in national and regional disaster risk management systems

  • Share experiences and lessons learned in reporting on emergencies and disasters

  • Discuss important business continuity and safety considerations for media institutions and personnel before, during and after disasters

Training Programme

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  • Definition of key terms

  • Disaster management cycle

  • Principles of disaster management

MODULE 2: DISASTER MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORKS AND CONCEPTS

  • Sustainable Development Goals

  • Sendai framework

  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

MODULE 3: COMMAND AND COORDINATION STRUCTURES DURING INCIDENT OPERATIONS

  • Incident Command System (ICS)

  • Emergency Operation Centre (EOC)

  • Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group

  • Joint Information System

MODULE 4: ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  • Positive Role of the Media

  • Negative Role of the Media

  • Local versus National Media

  • Effect of the News Media

MODULE 5: PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER ROLE

  • Introduction to public information during crisis

  • Public Information Officer (PIO) Roles and Responsibilities

  • Public Information Officer (PIO) and Joint Information Centre (JIC)

  • Whole community awareness

  • PIO tools and resources during crisis

MODULE 6: SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS DURING AN EMERGENCY

  • Types of Emergencies

  • Deliberate Plans

  • Emergency Operation Plans (EOP)

  • Personal safety plans

  • Scene size-up

MODULE 7: SOCIAL MEDIA – ASSET, THREAT OR DISTRACTION DURING A CRISIS?

  • What is social media

  • Impact of social media in emergencies

  • Use of social media before, during and after disasters

  • Advantages of using social media

Certification
Participants will be issued Digital Certification after successful completion of the training.
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