TO COLLATE IDEAS FOR THE POLICY FRAMEWORK FROM ALL QUARTERS AND SEGMENTS OF COMMUNITY RADIO, PAN INDIA, WE CAN HAVE A SEGMENT AT THE ZONE4SOLUTION WEBSITE, USERFRIENDLY, WHERE ANYBODY CAN VISIT AND DROP POINTS, CONCERNS, ISSUES, WHICH MIGHT THEN BE INCLUDED IN THE DRAFT PAPER FOR POLICY FRAMEWORK.
Disaster management in itself is a continuous and ongoing process. It happens all year round and not only when disasters strike. Community radio is an all-year round, everyday medium, making it one of the perfect tools for community engagement and ensuring participationfor community based disaster management. Where community truly represents the many isolated communities that do not have reach to modern-day media. The role of community radio is tremendous in natural calamities. A public radio station with a reach of 15-20 km becomes highly powerful with the integration of mobile telephony in real-time. However, CR is facing many challenges that can be resolved by policy support in view of role of CR in DRR. Thus it is requested to provide various important points to be included in the policy brief that can further be discussed and finalised.