Conceptualized and designed this infographic to highlight one of UNISDR’s key activities with the media between 2010-2011. Given the global scope of the project, a map was chosen to best represent this scale and breadth of the trainings. A scale is used at the bottom of the graphic to provide more details to compare the organization’s project target audience, it’s work and what the number (i.e. 193) it would like to reach. To download the infographic, visit UNISDR’s Flickr account.
The UN’s disaster risk reduction office (UNISDR) conducted a media training program to educate journalists and media-related government officials about DRR issues. Organized by UNISDR in collaboration with Thompson Reuters, the project was funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Directorate General (ECHO). According to UNISDR, the media have an important role to play in creating awareness and distributing information before, during and after a disaster. By exploring the root causes of disasters and their social dimensions, the media are a key ally for disaster risk reduction (DRR).