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Workshop Methodology

4.1 In order to accomplish the workshop objectives, a number of working methods will be used:

- lectures and video material which present conceptual information as well as examples of what has already been done in a number of countries worldwide;

- open discussions to bring out and clarify related issues and to "brainstorm" on possible solutions;

- small group work drawing on the conceptual and practical information to discuss the implications of specific issues for emergency management;

4.2 In order for the above methodology to be successful, the following is essential:

- full participation of all participants by attending all sessions and by being active in the discussions, group work and simulation;

- having read the pro-workshop reading and referring back to it when necessary;

- completing the daily evaluation forms in order for the workshop steering committee to make needed and possible adjustments;

- a readiness to "go beyond" the normal working day, if need be: days may be longer than usual given the tremendous amount of material to be covered in a short time.

4.3 The small working groups should be formed in such a way as to strike a balance of the levels of experience and knowledge of group members. The role of small group discussion leaders and rapporteurs should be rotated from session to session.