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close this bookGuide to Developing Training Strategies (DHA/UNDRO - DMTP - UNDP, 55 p.)
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Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Objectives of training programmes
Open this folder and view contents3. Formulating training programmes
Open this folder and view contents4. Identifying needs
View the document5. Formulating Objectives
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View the document8. Resistance to training in disaster management
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View the documentAppendix 1. Structures of national disaster management administration
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10. Conclusions

The quotation that introduced this guide is a salutary reminder that training is essentially a long-term response to a critical problem, Results can be rapid (such as improved evacuation of potential flood victims to higher ground) or they may be very slow (such as the gradual development of inter-ministerial collaboration to develop preparedness that is well described in the Philippine case study).

Whilst some programmes are the result of an individual’s vision and commitment, the ultimate aim must be to institutionalise training in disaster management so that it is resilient, sustainable, adaptable, and continually replicating and growing. Ultimately, however, it has to prove itself in reducing risks and managing disaster assistance more effectively.

One last word is about this document itself. As the needs, resources and conditions for training in each country or an organisation will be different, the training strategies will also be different. Many ideas and methods discussed here are only examples and suggestions to be scrutinised and appropriated to your own situation.