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close this bookGuide to Developing Training Strategies (DHA/UNDRO - DMTP - UNDP, 55 p.)
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close this folder1. Introduction
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View the document1.1 Learning objectives
View the document1.2 Why is training in disaster management necessary?
View the document1.3 What can be achieved by training?
View the document1.4 Who is to be trained?
close this folder2. Objectives of training programmes
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View the document2.1 General objectives of training programmes
View the document2.2 What resources are necessary to achieve the objectives?
close this folder3. Formulating training programmes
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View the documentPre-training
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close this folder4. Identifying needs
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View the document4.1 Why do we need to assess needs?
close this folder4.2 What do we assess?
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View the document4.2.1 At the national level
View the document4.2.2 At the organisational level (multi-sectoral)
View the document4.2.3 At the departmental level
View the document4.2.4 At the team level
View the document4.2.5 At the job level
View the document4.2.6. At the individual level
View the document4.3 How are needs assessed?
View the document4.4 List of general statements for classifying performance discrepancies
View the document4.5 Other types of needs assessment
View the document5. Formulating Objectives
close this folder6. Preparing training strategies
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View the document6.1 Training framework
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close this folder7. Sustainability of training programmes
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View the document7.1 Institutional Base for Training:
View the document8. Resistance to training in disaster management
close this folder9. Do’s and don’ts in establishing a disaster management strategy
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View the document10. Conclusions
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View the documentAppendix 1. Structures of national disaster management administration
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2.1 General objectives of training programmes

The general objectives of training in disaster management in a country or an organisation can be broadly classified as short-term and long-term. The short-term objective of training can be limited to the creation of an interest in the idea of training, and to begin to establish a dialogue amongst the various audiences.

These short-term (or immediate) objectives may include:

· raising awareness at the various levels - for example, national, regional and local levels on disaster management

· creating a platform for exchange of ideas, problems and sharing of experiences

· initiating co-ordination among ministries, agencies and organisations

· drawing attention of the public, media, decision-makers etc. to the relevance of disaster management training

· stimulating improved response to disaster events

· dealing with the most immediate needs and current problems. The long-term objectives, by definition, require sustainability of the programme over time and replicability in diverse sectors, levels or geographical areas. These objectives may include:

· providing continuous broad staff development on the theory and practice of disaster management

- sectoral training
- professional training
- resource staff training (training the trainers)

· facilitating abilities, roles and motivations

· facilitating regular exercising of the management process and preparedness plans to identify gaps and capabilities

· institutionalising training as an integral part of mitigation and preparedness programmes

· establishing regional links with countries of similar problems, and inter-agency training activities

· regional and national networking and co-operation to share resources and achievements

· creating learning organisations