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Disaster Communication and Early Warning Systems Training Workshop

Being able to anticipate and communicate effectively is a necessary part of every emergency management professional’s job. The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and improve effective early warning systems to reduce disaster risks and enhance community resilience.

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Online via Live Zoom Classes

2 Weeks

29th Apr - 10th May 2024

HG Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya

5 days

TBC

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify factors that contribute to and detract from effective communication.
  • Develop a strategy for ensuring that emergency communications meet the needs of the whole community, including those with access and functional needs.
  • Identify strategies for communicating effectively in emergencies.
  • Identify strategies for improving your oral presentation skills

  • Describe the socio-economic and gender considerations in early warning system

Training Programme

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO DISASTER COMMUNICATION AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS

  • Introduction to Disaster Communication

  • Definition of Terms

  • Disaster Communication concept

  • Effective communication vs Early Warning Signs

MODULE 2: DISASTER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND PROTOCOLS

  • Communication in Practice

  • Public Information Officer (PIO)

  • Joint Information System (JIS)

  • Developing Communications Plans

MODULE 3: COMMUNICATING WITH THE PUBLIC

  • Whole community concept

  • Community Engagement in Early Warning systems

  • Community Awareness and Effective Communication

  • Communication in an incident

MODULE 4: EARLY WARNINGS AND ALERT SYSTEMS

  • Components of early warning systems

  • Hazard monitoring and detection

  • Data analysis and interpretation

  • Communication and dissemination

  • Response planning and preparedness

MODULE 5:RISK ASSESSMENT AND DECISION-MAKING IN EARLY WARNING

  • Risk assessment and forecasting

  • Hazard and vulnerability assessment

  • Early warning thresholds and triggers

  • Decision-making processes based on early warning information

MODULE 6: FUTURE TRENDS AND INNOVATIONS IN MULTI-HAZARD EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS

  • Emerging technologies and innovations in early warning systems

  • Social media and early warning

  • Socio-economic factors in early warning systems

  • Gender-responsive early warning approaches

  • Inclusivity and accessibility in early warning information dissemination

  • Anticipating future challenges and opportunities

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