Topic 3 Use a planning process that incorporates effective risk communication principles in your organization

At this level it is more the organizational level than the individual level that is targeted. Those communications and advices are less target to teachers only as they involve a your organizationle organization or interorganizational level.

To communicate during emergencies, ensure a rapid, regular, and comprehensive flow of information.  As well take into account effective risk communication principles: transparency, rapid announcements, listening, and building trust.

If you are part of a larger organization you should speak as one voice to maintain trust and encourage appropriate action.

Most importantly: In an emergency, messaging must be consistent.

Get help from outside

Trained emergency communications experts can be deployed to provide on-site communication assistance during humanitarian crises and public health emergencies.

Support community engagement

Timely community engagement is particularly significant during health emergencies.To support community involvement, communicators can:

  • coordinate with institutions, community networks and partner organizations to reach the target audience; and
  • use toolkits to create well-timed local messages.