THE National Disaster Management Office has teamed up with the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service, partner agencies, media and community members to improve its messaging during disaster times.
The NDMO is using a two day workshop, held at the Honiara Hotel, to review and revise warning messages that are issued to the public during tropical cyclones, heavy rain and tsunami.
NDMO Director Loti Yates, says the workshop will ensure that the message that are sent out can be clearly understood by all the people in the country including the rural communities.
“At this workshop we have the technical staff from the Met Service and NDMO, we have NGOs and partners, we members of the media and importantly we have community members.
“This is an opportunity to review our messaging and ensure that it is understood by everyone,” said Mr Yates.
The workshop is also seeking recommendations from participants on how to improve disaster awareness in rural areas.
Participating organisations include the Solomon Islands Red Cross, World Vision, ADRA, Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, Island Sun Newspaper, Solomon Telekom and other organisations.
The two-day workshop is funded by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.