This section provides guidance on the recommended measures to build national and community response capacities to warning messages.
A Winning Campaign – Public Outreach in Early Warning
This resource seeks to provide senior management and communication/public outreach and education professionals in Caribbean countries and territories with recommendations, advice and suggestions that can help inform disaster-alerting public outreach and education (POE) activities in each of their countries
Public Awareness and Public Education for Disaster Risk Reduction: A Guide
This guide synthesizes the range of approaches taken across the Red Cross Movement, to provide an overview of what works and what does not, back up by research evidence where possible. This will help in making informed choices about the most appropriate approaches, and to draw on existing resources wherever possible, to create a system that is more efficient and effective. (English, Spanish & French versions)
Public Awareness and Public Education for Disaster Risk Reduction: Key Messages
Harmonised messaging is a key goal in disaster reduction awareness, and is particularly important when it comes to scaling-up efforts to create a culture of safety. To promote consistent actions to the public, key safety and resilience messages are needed. (English, French & Spanish versions)
Community Early Warning Systems: Guiding Principles
This guide aims to provide an overview of successful practices from the field for the disaster risk reduction/management practitioner interested in EWS. It presents guiding principles that will build a strong foundation for the design or strengthening of EWS at any level. It is not meant to be an operational guide but is more of a strategic one that insists on asking the right questions and exploring all perspectives prior to deciding whether or not early warning is the appropriate tool for a given context. For this section emphasis should be placed on reviewing Guiding principle 1: “Integrate within DRR – EWS is not a stand-alone,” Guiding principle 2: “Aim for synergy across levels: community, national and regional/global,” Guiding principle 9: “EWS without borders: target the full vulnerability and hazard-scape” and Guiding principle 13: “Build partnership and individual engagement.” (French & Spanish versions)
Integrating Gender into Disaster Management
This guide is intended to be a practical tool for disaster managers and their teams working to build resilience at the community level in small islands and ensure greater equality in the field of risk management.