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DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES

         COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT



                 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The communications department of the Nigerian Red Cross Society has continued to device means of carrying out her responsibilities of developing strategies for an increased visibility, dissemination, public awareness of the activities of the National Society (NS)

OBJECTIVES

  • Position the National Society as a responsible humanitarian organization that is highly   responsive to the suffering of the victims of violence and natural disasters through efficient and effective use of the media.


  • Promote the RCRC principles and values and the International Humanitarian Law


  • Improve the operational capacity of departmental staff at the Headquarters and Branches.



REPOSITIONING THE DEPARTMENT

Being aware of the good will that the society has begun to enjoy and knowing what is expected of us; we have doubled effort to remain relevant
Thus;

  • We have more cordial relationship with ICRC now than before

  • Our relationship with NEMA (through MICEM) has also improved

  • We have improved relationship with the media




1. Visibility

  • We have been able to get some of our stories published on both local and int’l media


  • The NRCS flood stories were lead stories on Federation ‘s website

  • We featured on a live radio programme and profiled the work of the NRCS

  • Updated the NRCS website before it was hacked



2. Printing.
Through the support of ICRC, we designed and  printed:

  • file folders

  • wall calendar

  • desk calendar

  • newsletter












IN PROGRESS

  • We are designing a radio programme on Nigerian Info FM (95.1), Abuja

  • In consultation with HOP/ICRC on the best possible way to revamp the NRCS NHQ and  BRANCH radios

  • Video documentary of the Red Cross flood responses

 
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