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close this bookEmergency Management (United Nations Children's Fund, 390 p.)
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View the documentSession 0: Opening Session
View the documentSession 1: Course Introduction*
View the documentSession 2: Perceptions of Emergencies
View the documentSession 3: Simulation*
View the documentSession 4: Principles of Emergency Management
View the documentSession 5: Early Warning & Pre-Disaster Planning
View the documentSession 6: Assessment
View the documentSession 7: Programme Planning
View the documentSession 8: Water & Sanitation
View the documentSession 9: Health
View the documentSession 10: Food and Nutrition
View the documentSession 11: Media Relations
View the documentSession 12: Supply and Logistics
View the documentSession 13: Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances
View the documentSession 14: International Relief System
View the documentSession 15: Funding
View the documentSession 16: Key Operating Procedures
View the documentSession 17: Applications of Emergency Manual and Handbook
View the documentSession 18: Training of Trainers

Session 1: Course Introduction*

* This session should be conducted by the workshop co-ordinator or someone who is very familiar with all the workshop's content and methodology.

Learning Objectives

- be introduced to the overall objectives of the workshop
- be aware of the content areas to be covered
- understand the workshop methodologies
- be introduced to a specific emergency situation

Learning Points

1. Review of general objectives of the course
2. Overview of course content
3. Training methodologies to be used
4. Participants’ expectations and how can they be met
5. Emergency management issues raised by CBS film on Karamoja


1. Open the session by discussing the objectives of the course. Use a flipchart or transparency.

2. Briefly review the course sessions, the main points they will address, the speaker/facilitator for each session, how each session will be conducted, and what is expected from participants, e.g. pre-course assignments. Use the course timetable and refer to workshop binders giving highlights of special methodologies to be used such as role playing, case studies, simulations.

3. Show the CBS film on Karamoja.

4. Follow by a brainstorming exercise on the issues that the film raises ... what went wrong? What issues are raised with wider lessons for UNICEF? Write these issues on a flipchart and explain how the workshop is going to address them.

(Note: This sets the tone for the workshop as a whole. It also identifies particular learning needs of participants which need to be addressed during the workshop which should be addressed either through the normal workshop sessions or through "clinic" sessions. The video on Karamoja shown thorugh this session raises issues of dealing with the media which is addressed in detail under the "Media" session.)

Speakers' Preparation Aids

- Workshop objectives
- Outline content and sessions' guidelines
- CBS video on Karamoja, "What about the U.N.?"
- Information sheets filled by participants before the workshop


Day _______________
Session ____________

1. In your view, what were the key points learned in this session?

2. Comment on the application of these within UNICEF and your situation.

3. Suggest any additional critical points that should have been covered.

4. Do you have comments on the suggested reading?

Suggest any additional information sources for sessions of the day.
Case Studies:

5. Comment on the learning methodology (lectures, group work, films) used in the session.