Disaster Risk Communication

Disaster Risk Communication

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the Communication Planning Process; undertake a situational, audience and channel analyses; develop communication objectives for specific audiences in a given scenario/ disaster/ emergency; formulate appropriate messages for specific audiences; and conceptualize appropriate Risk Communication Material.

The learning outcomes for the module are as follows:

  1. The nature of different kinds of extreme events and the disruptions they can cause for communities affected by them.
  2. How to approach the planning process & explore the ways extreme events can be felt differently by different members within our communities.
  3. Important considerations in crafting messages about risks.

Key Topics

  • Planning
  • Vulnerability
  • Crisis Risk Communication

Course Duration

18 -19 hours with the ability to start/stop/return at any time.

Recommended Participants

This course is for:

  • first responders,
  • active service military,
  • emergency managers and
  • veterans

Take this course to understand the theory behind their practice and increase their professional capacity when responding to a major emergency. This course is also aimed at personnel who form part of the Emergency Response organization.