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Member since October 08, 2008
Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design
'The Art of Life'
We often innovate on our own lives to ensure that our life worthiness does not depreciate. In so doing, the foundations often bear more fruit than most would imagine or appreciate.
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Posted November 24, 2008
Communication, Communication Design
Building capacity of Samoa media in disaster management
Filomena Nelson from DMO, facilitator of the Samoa Workshop
© UNESCO/A. Caine 21-11-2008 (Apia)
The UNESCO Office in Apia, together with the Disaster Management Office (DMO) of the Government of Samoa, organized a Samoa Media Disaster Management Capacity Building Workshop in Apia, from 30 to 31 October 2008.
Disasters cause immense economic, social and cultural destruction setting back development and, sometimes, causing or increasing conflict. Within UNESCO’s strategy for disaster management and Pacific regional and national disaster risk reduction frameworks, UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector seeks to build the capacity of media organizations to more effectively report on disaster management.
The Apia Workshop was attended by representatives of all Samoa’s media organizations: newspapers, commercial and Christian radios, magazines and TV stations.
The objectives of the Workshop were to:
deliver in-depth and latest information about meteorological, hydrological, geological and health hazards, within the framework of the Samoa National Disaster Management Plan;
provide the media with public safety procedures relating to the hazards, with a particular focus on the media’s role in the procedures;
start developing a unique disaster management plan for each media organization, especially ‘key response’ media, including the national radio and TV.
The Workshop took place one week before the...
Posted November 22, 2008