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NHK Masterclass on disaster coverage at the Krabi Summit

High profile speakers are lined up for the 2nd ABU Summit on Climate Change and DRR. World renowned experts on climate change, water and food security, representatives of disaster management agencies and media professionals will discuss how to involve media in climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness.

The Summit will be held on 12 – 14 May 2016 in Krabi, Thailand, one of the worst affected areas by the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

One of the highlights of the two-day summit will be the NHK Masterclass on disaster coverage and disaster preparedness through media. Four speakers from the Japanese public broadcaster will share with the participants the NHK’s vast experience in saving lives before during and after disasters by providing timely, accurate and understandable information. In their presentations the Japanese experts will focus on how to disseminate early warning in real-time, how to reach vulnerable people, use of big data for disaster reporting and how to disseminate disaster information by digital media.

The Krabi Summit is hosted by the Thai Public Broadcasting Services. Apart from the main Summit on 12 and 13 May, there are several workshops for journalists and civil society groups.  ABU will also launch TV Awards on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.


To register for the Summit and for more information of the Programme and the competition, please visit  or contact Natalia Ilieva –