In public health emergencies, timely and accurate information is crucial for effective response strategies. My experiment looks at how artificial intelligence (AI) can improve our ability to collect and analyse data through telephone surveys, an important component of social listening. Phone Surveys and Social Listening: A Foundation for Effective Communication Telephone surveys are an important […]
Behavior Change and Disaster Preparedness
This publication posits that effective communication of disaster threats to decision makers and at-risk communities is a growing challenge in a people-centred approach to disaster risk reduction. Traditional communication approaches tend to involve either top-down risk management practices or bottom-up community health and education practices. However, the strategic intent of communications – whether that be
Este informe forma parte de la serie de soluciones técnicas de la Alianza Zurich para la Resiliencia ante Inundaciones que pretende mejorar el alcance y el impacto de diversas metodologías y prácticas para la resiliencia. Esta solución técnica explora cómo la Cruz Roja Mexicana ha trabajado para fortalecer las capacidades sociales y la acción local
The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, commonly experiencing floods, droughts, and typhoons. According to the latest assessment of the World Risk Index (2022), the Philippines is the country with the highest disaster risk in the world. The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is a multi-sectoral partnership focusing on finding practical
Websites related to storm surge risks mostly follow an instructive approach, often combining flood risk maps with historical information on floods, and instructions on how to behave in case of an approaching emergency, such as a dike break. Sometimes, these websites are enriched with additional media materials (photos in particular). However, while accurately representing flood
A Concept for Creating Mobile Games for Enhanced Disaster Preparedness in Cooperation with Local Communities
This paper shows how educational games for enhanced disaster preparedness can be created in cooperation / collaboration with local communities. The specific case presented discusses how students from the local university (here: La Plata National University in La Plata, Argentina) created such games as part of a university programming course. The games were subsequently used
Building on the successful cooperation between the Red Cross of Montenegro and the municipality of Golubovci on the repair and construction of a flood protection wall in Ponari community, the two decided to team up again for a more ambitious green and grey infrastructure project in Kurilo and Bistrice. Written by Jonathan Ulrich and Nataša
In this resource, several training documents from nine sessions on Environmental Emergencies Training are made available. Session no. 05: Introduction to FEAT.
In this resource several training material and background documents are made available on the topic of Environmental Emergencies: Part 01: INSARAG guidance, checklists, a number of case studies and presentations.
In this resource several training material and background documents are made available on the topic of Environmental Emergencies: Part 03: Environmental Guidelines (OCHA, FEAT…) guidance, checklists, a number of case studies and presentations.