This week the National Nuclear Commission (NNC) convened the first of a series of workshops to develop a strategic communications plan as part of its mandate. The plan will be used to guide the NNC and other departments and organizations in the Marshall Islands in communicating key messages about the nuclear weapons test legacy.
The workshop was facilitated by the Pacific Community (SPC), and included representatives from the Office of the President, Office of the Chief Secretary, as well as staff and members of the NNC. The workshop covered topics such as vision and mission statement, operational goals, communication platforms and monitoring and evaluation methods.
Participants agreed that the communication plan’s initial focus would be on national outreach and awareness efforts, including Marshallese communities based in the United States.
“This is an important step towards the development of a national strategy, and will form the foundation of how we articulate the path towards restoring the health of our people and our islands,” said Chair of the NNC, Rhea Moss-Christian, in highlighting the significance of the workshop.
The draft plan will now be refined through a consultative process over the next several months with a goal of having a final draft ready to support the overall national strategy for NNC. The NNC was established by the RMI government February 28, 2017.
Read more about this in the May 11, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.