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Your community group can help in times of disasters

Published by: Farm Radio International                                           Date of Publication: July 2002

Local, community or municipal leadership is a key factor in recovery from disasters. It is often more effective than national or centrally-planned prevention and recovery strategies. The purpose of this script is to encourage local groups to recognize the skills they have that will be useful in disasters. This script uses the Busara Women's Radio Club in Tanzania, as an example.

http://www.farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/64-8script_en.asp (accessed 21 July 2009)

Key words: Southern Africa, Tanzania, good practice, flood