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COMMUNICATION AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT: THE NEED FOR PROACTIVE PLANNING IN NIGERIA

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COMMUNICATION AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT: THE NEED FOR PROACTIVE PLANNING IN NIGERIA By   NKECHI M. CHRISTOPHER   Abstract Disasters con...

COMMUNICATION AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT: THE NEED FOR PROACTIVE PLANNING IN NIGERIA

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NKECHI M. CHRISTOPHER

 

Abstract

Disasters constitute challenges to development, life and property and environmental protection, and as such disaster management should accompany development efforts. Concerted effort in disaster management involves different stakeholders who are to be constituted and managed through effective interagency linkages and effective coordination engendered by a flexible disaster management policy. This paper posits that effective disaster management results from understanding a community’s disaster situation and the process of disaster management, and designing a disaster management policy. It also discusses the communication demands of disaster management and underscores the importance of disaster handling evaluation in recursive policy revision.

 

Key Words:   Disaster, Disaster Communication, Disaster Management,    

                        Disaster Management Policy, Interagency Linkage

 

 

JCMRJournal of Communication and Media Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 2009, 49 – 58.

 

About the author

Nkechi M. Christopher is a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

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Pages: 10

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Article Citation

Christopher, N. M. (2009): Communication and disaster management: The need for proactive planning in Nigeria. Journal of Communication and Media Research 1(1): 49 – 58.

 

 

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