The webinar highlights the importance of communication to prevent disasters and how effective communications can the impacts of disasters.
In this digital age where we get access to information and warnings instantaneously, and as it unfolds, sometimes these warnings can still fail to produce the necessary actions from the intended audience. Why is this so?
For example, the Covid-19 pandemic and all types of disasters, early warning systems are only useful when it is communicated clearly and timely to communities that are at risk. As a result, the target audience knows what actions to take and what decisions to make.
According to the organisers of this webinar, “Different government responses towards COVID-19 demonstrate that communicating risk, clarity of roles and information, and the inclusion of the full range of multi-disciplinary experts who understand people’s behavioural drivers in a crisis and their social settings is critical in designing and implementing effective risk communication frameworks.”
The webinar features the following speakers:
- Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark
- Bapon Fakhruddin, PhD Technical Director of DRR and Climate Resilience, Tonkin & Taylor
- Lisa Robinson, Head of Advisory, BBC Media Action
- Loretta Hieber-Girardet, Chief of Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific UN Office for DRR
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