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close this bookEmergency Information Management and Telecommunications - 1st Edition (Department of Humanitarian Affairs/United Nations Disaster Relief Office - Disaster Management Training Programme - United Nations Development Programme , 1997, 62 p.)
close this folderPart 1: Information management systems
close this folderData analysis and information production
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View the documentCross-checking and verification
View the documentFiltering and prioritization
View the documentInformation presentation
View the documentSoftware tools for data analysis and information production

Information presentation


Presentation formats are important insofar as they assist decision makers to grasp a situation more quickly. GIS maps, prepared situation report formats, commodity pipeline analyses - these are all essential tools for decision-making. What is key for the emergency manager is to ensure that information needs are identified in advance of the crisis; this includes presentation formats. Decision makers - donor representatives included - who are familiar with the layout of the information presented to them are able to function more efficiently and at lower levels of stress.