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close this bookDisaster and Development - Trainer's Guide - 1st edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 57 p.)
close this folderPARTS THREE AND FOUR: ASSESSING TRADE-OFFS IN INVESTING IN VULNERABILITY REDUCTION AND FORGING THE LINKS BETWEEN DISASTER AND DEVELOPMENT(45 minutes)
View the document25. Learning objectives
View the document26. Comparing development investments
View the document27. Definitions
View the document28. Estimating losses, costs and benefits
View the document29. Advantages of formal quantitative methods
View the document30. Summary
View the document31. Learning objectives
View the document32. Role of the UN and NGOs
View the document33. Collaborating constituencies
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View the document35. Involving the affected community
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35. Involving the affected community


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Review the benefits of involving local people and organizations in planning and implementation efforts. Discuss why these groups are often ignored in the planning process and why ignoring them is not good policy. Stress the importance of community development in communities at risk prior to an actual disaster.

· Provides good ideas about local felt needs
· Builds support for implementation
· Builds self-esteem and community leaders