Communicating Disasters: An Asia Pacific Resource Book
This publication offers a kaleidoscope of perspectives as well as a great deal of practical advice on how to communicate hazards and disasters at inter-personal, inter-agency, inter-sector and public levels. It draws on the rich and varied experience of 21 contributors representing the media, development and humanitarian sectors. The tools, technologies and methods may vary, but there is a broad consensus that to be effective, communication needs to be two-way, inclusive, participatory and sustained over time. It is not an 'add on' to other development interventions, but an integral component in its own right. This book is aimed at journalists, disaster managers and civil society groups who want to use information and communication to create safer societies and communities.