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Contingency Planning Training
28 May - 1 June
Strengthening disaster preparedness at global, regional and national is critical to save lives, protect livelihoods and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises. However, significant gaps exist in the many international development systems in the coordination of disaster and emergency preparedness efforts. These can be addressed by better-integrating contingency planning and business continuity planning into organizational processes through establishing agreed standards and tools for multi-hazard emergency preparedness.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This training is meant for practitioners working in: the development sector and specifically those in disaster management, volunteers and staff working with organizations tasked with human development who include people working with government institutions, NGOs the UN, intergovernmental bodies and the private sector.
The training will aid participants in the understanding of:
- What is contingency planning?
- When and how to plan
- Humanitarian reform and the cluster system
- Principles, quality, and accountability
- Data collection and practical steps to prepare for planning
- Vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA)
- Risk analysis
- Disaster Impacts
- Developing scenarios
- Activation of the plan
- Management: Internal management structure, human resources (including volunteers), assessment, logistics, communications, resource mobilization (including the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund – DREF), media and information
- Coordination: Movement (including international and regional disaster management tools), government, external. Includes humanitarian reform and cluster responsibilities
- Quality and accountability: Standards; principles of response.
- Preparedness gap analysis and action plans
- Standard operating procedures (SOP)
- Early warning, alert systems, and triggers
- Logistics and programme readiness
- Human resources
- Resource mobilization
- Training and simulation
- Linkages and communications
- Updating and evaluating the plan
- Evaluating during (real-time) and after the response