Section B > Module 6 > Integrating Disaster Risk Management

6.3 Communication Tools and Media


This section explores various forms disaster risk management plan can take, for instance:

  • A brochure, poster or pamphlet for community members and local stakeholders.
  • A detailed report for state and city agencies.
  • A handbook or guide for site managers and other heritage professionals.

This section also takes into account new media such as internet portals and on-line services as well as technologies such as GIS and satellite mapping which may be used effectively to disseminate the plan to a large audience. It covers aspects of updating and reviewing the plan through an active dialogue which may be addressed through workshops and community participation, linking it back to the previous section within the module as well as the final section on implementation of the disaster risk management plan. It discusses the scope and extent for a disaster risk management plan depending on the number of agencies involved, and how to store and access the plan as needed.

For the disaster risk management Plan, Kathmandu Valley, used as a secondary case study for this module, a series of 7 handbooks were prepared and corresponded with 7 plans of action

Teaching Strategies

Core Lectures with Secondary Case Studies

Lectures on various types of disaster risk management plan formats may be given to participants explaining their relevance in certain contexts. Secondary case studies of various disaster risk management plans and portals may be used to illustrate these.