2nd Flagship Course on Disaster Risk Communication

Duration: 23 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018

Department: ACD

Donor Agency: Course fee

Location: Thailand,


The course is designed to help participants understand disaster risk communication principles and to apply these in disaster risk reduction. The course builds the capacities of practitioners to design, develop, manage and undertake an effective disaster risk communication campaign. The course highlights various channels and mediums, introduces to topical communication trends and to produce information, education and communication (IEC) materials. The course also deliberates on the role of media.


The DRC course is designed with the aim of developing a strong risk communication program. To do this, the course will help improve understand the nature and perceptions of risks, the concepts and elements of DRC, risks and effective communication tools, developing a DRC strategy, managing a DRC program, early warning communications: emerging trends and role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in early warning.


The key objectives of the 5 days training course on Disaster Risk Communication (DRC) are:

- To increase the participants awareness of and familiarity with disaster risk communication its basic concepts and pillars

- To enhance the participants understanding of the integrated approach of disaster risk communication that engages local community in developing risk information

- To raise the participants knowledge on the best practices on disaster risk communication, and

- To increase participants understanding on innovative tools for building disaster risk communication capacities, including social media and information and communication technologies