Location: Sendai, Japan

Start Date: 16 Mar 2015   End Date: 16 Mar 2015

Communication initiatives that target people at risk of natural hazards can help people better understand risk and make informed decisions about how to manage it. A selection of outstanding examples of innovation and good practice, selected from a global call, will be showcased and discussed by DRR and communication experts.

BBC Media Action, Global Network for Disaster Reduction, Plan International and the Netherlands Red Cross invite you to an exciting side event showcasing good examples of media and communication for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Media and communication can play an important role in helping to save lives and promote action for resilience building. Growing use of innovative approaches include broadcast media, videos, games, music, mobile phones and other channels.

A selection of examples of innovation and good practice, selected from a global call for submissions, will be shared and discussed by DRR and communication experts.

Moderator

  • Zenaida Delica Willison, President of the Center for Disaster Preparedness

Panelists

  • Mark Harvey, Founder and CEO, Resurgence – Chair of the Selection Committee
  • Alanna Simpson Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist GFDRR
  • Lisa Robinson, Senior Adviser, Resilience and Humanitarian Response, BBC Media Action
  • Bruno Haghebaert Learning Coordinator, Global Network for Disaster Reduction
  • Kelly Hawrylyshyn, DRR and Resilience Advisor, Plan International UK
  • Charlotte Floors, Partners for Resilience Coordination, The Netherlands Red Cross