Training Course on Disaster Risk Communication

Date:  20 - 22 Mar 2017

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

The course is designed to help participants understand disaster risk communication principles and to apply these in disaster risk reduction. The course builds the capacities of practitioners to design, develop, manage and undertake an effective disaster risk communication campaign. The course highlights various channels and mediums, introduces to topical communication trends and to produce information, education and communication (IEC) materials. The course also deliberates on the role of media.




The DRC course is designed with the aim of developing a strong risk communication program. To do this, the course will help improve understand the nature and perceptions of risks, the concepts and elements of DRC, risks and effective communication tools, developing a DRC strategy, managing a DRC program, early warning communications: emerging trends and role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in early warning.


  1. Risk Communication, Social Amplification and Risk Perception: An Introduction

  2. Communication needs in different phases of the DM cycle

  3. Risk Communication Theory

  4. Understanding audiences

  5. Making a message work

  6. Taking the message across

  7. Types of print material and outdoor media products

  8. Use of Information and Communication Technology

  9. Steps to design a Communication Plan


The course is specialized to target those who are engaged in disaster planning and management, and in disaster education.


Package A without accommodation: USD1,075

Package B with accommodation: USD1,375

The standard course fee of USD1,075 covers the course tuition, training materials, meeting package, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch and dinners, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

Participants who want to stay at the hotel, where the course will be conducted can choose an alternative course fee package B with accommodation.


Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. The application can be submitted online at


If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC's account through a bank transfer not later than March 10, 2017. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled. Please note that personal checks are not accepted as a form of payment.


If you are unable to attend, a substitute applicant is welcome to attend in your place, provided the participation criteria described above have been met.

Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least three weeks prior to course commencement; in which case, 15 percent of the course fee will be deducted for banking charges and administrative costs. No refunds are available for cancellation within three weeks prior to course commencement.