|Disaster and the Environment - Trainer's Guide - 2nd edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 74 p.)|
Disasters and the Environment
The following guide is designed as an aid to the presentation of the module on Disasters and the Environment. Although the overheads provided and the cues to the presentation are a complete set, they are really only a starting point for your presentation.
If your available time is less than 3 hours for the full presentation, you will have to decide which points you will cover and those which you will not address. If your personal experience has given you additional insights or illustrations of the points presented, integrate them into your presentation. You may want to edit out, or add overheads to the presentation.
Similarly, you must know your audience and their needs in order to make the presentation pertinent to the group. If the information is available early enough, you can alter the material to suit the particular needs of the trainees. Remember, the guide is for a generic presentation on this topic, and your input can help to bring the information home to the participants.
Materials you will need
All of the usual items required for these presentations are listed under the first part of this guide: The Basics. Some additional items particular to this module are as follows:
· Copies of the DMTP training modules Vulnerability and Risk Assessment and Introduction to Hazards. You may prefer to distribute these at the end of the session in order to keep the group more focused on the presentation.
· Copies of UNDP/DHA/UNEP environmental publications.
· Copies of other illustrative documents you may have access to (environmental publications or enlarged maps illustrating global trends).
This presentation is achievable in 3 hours if discussion is kept to a minimum, however, the optimum time to allow is 4 hours.