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close this bookDisaster Preparedness - 2nd Edition (DHA/UNDRO - DMTP - UNDP, 1994, 66 p.)
close this folderPART 1 - Planning for disaster preparedness
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentVulnerability assessment
View the documentPlanning
View the documentInstitutional structure
View the documentInformation systems
View the documentResource base
View the documentWarning systems
View the documentResponse mechanisms
View the documentPublic education and training
View the documentRehearsals
View the documentCASE STUDY
View the documentSUMMARY

(introduction...)

In this part of the module you will learn:

· three objectives of vulnerability assessments

· the typical structure of a disaster plan

· how to recognize:

- four obvious planning points

- four less obvious planning points

- nine categories of preparedness planning: vulnerability assessment, the plan, the institutional framework, information systems, the resource base, warning systems, response mechanisms, education/training, and rehearsals

Part One should give you an understanding of the major components involved in disaster preparedness and provide a basis upon which a national disaster preparedness strategy can be developed. The disaster preparedness framework illustrated on the following pages outlines activities that are essential to the development of a preparedness strategy. Although an implementation sequence for these activities is suggested, some activities may be undertaken simultaneously, or even in reverse order.

Q. In your country, which activities have already been undertaken to promote disaster preparedness?

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ANSWER

Answers can relate to any of the nine categories set forth in the Disaster Preparedness Framework.