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ABU partners with AusAid and ABC to help broadcasters save lives during disasters

The ABU is taking part in a regional workshop in Cambodia which will highlight the importance of the right information during times of disasters, which can save lives, alleviate suffering and strengthen preparedness. 

The two-day ‘Broadcasters Can Save Lives’ workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 28-29 November, is facilitated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in partnership with Australian Aid.

The workshop looks at the role of national radio broadcasters in disaster response.

Funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), it seeks to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration among priority ASEAN radio broadcasters and disaster information providers.

The main theme of the workshop is information flow and effective broadcasting prior to and during times of disaster caused by natural hazards.

On the first day, participants will share lessons learned from typhoons Yolanda and Haiyan and examine the power of information and the pivotal role radio can play in community preparedness.

The second day is dedicated to building and testing country specific Emergency Broadcasting Plans, assessing the available regional assistance for broadcasters during emergencies and ensuring community awareness of disaster risk reduction campaigns.