Section 4: Key Actions within 1 Month of Disaster

4.4

Communications

Develop a communications plan

Who does this: member/country programme, with support from International Communications Team

The communications plan should set out how ActionAid will communicate with external stakeholders as part of the emergency response. This should take into consideration the different purposes of communications to support the ERRP – policy work, fundraising, communicating with disaster-affected communities etc. It should identify key targets for communications, the messages that need to be communicated and the channels that will be used to reach each group. International Communications are available to support the development of this plan (see contacts Annex 4). Remember that communicating with disaster-affected communities is an essential component – see above in the ‘continue implementing disaster response’ section for further details.