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Risk Communication Project Phase II
The New York University has engaged with Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) and University of the Philippines Tacloban to implement a project entitled Storm Surge Risk Communication which started in 2016. The engagement aims to create a resource that can be used by relevant agencies and groups for improving how people access and interpret technical hazard forecast information and enabling the translation of this into risk preventive actions. The project is piloted in two Asian countries namely, Philippines and Bangladesh. Currently on its second phase, the project involves refining of the risk communication toolkit developed from the first phase; implementing learning workshops using the toolkit within a game/scenario design; and developing learning modules that can be availed of through online portal, along with digital storytelling (consisting of video testimonials from storm surge survivors).
In 2017, several workshops were organized to pre-test the toolkit in select municipalities, villages, and school in two provinces, which include Leyte and Eastern Samar. Various civil society organizations working in the field of disaster risk reduction and management were also invited for a national level workshop to run and assess the toolkit. Dissemination activities are currently carried out using different online and face-to-face platforms. The toolkit and workshop material can all be found here and you are encouraged to go to the site, peruse it, and download any of the files. The toolkit and guide can be accessed by Toolkit tab, and workshop and lesson module material can be found through the Learning tab. In addition, please email the system manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, to be included in the Community tab, where your logo, facebook page, and website address will be featured."
The project is funded by the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Recovery and Reduction.