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close this bookEmergency Information Management and Telecommunications - Trainer's Guide - 1st Edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 78 p.)
close this folderPART 1: EMERGENCY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (2 hours)
View the document(introduction...)
View the document3. Part 1: Learning objectives
View the document4. Emergency information management
View the document5. Emergency information management as a ''cycle''
View the document6. Identifying needs
View the document7. Identifying needs by phase
View the document8. Information needs for contingency planning
View the document9. Early warning information for complex emergencies
View the document10. Information needs for emergency response
View the document11. Information needs for rehabilitation and recovery activities
View the document12. What we sometimes assume
View the document13. What is often the real situation
View the document14. Information needs for mitigation activities
View the document15. Gathering data: choice of techniques and phases of disaster
View the document16. Choice of data gathering technique depends on:
View the document17. Managing data-gathering
View the document18. Establishing a baseline
View the document19. Common sources of baseline data
View the document20. Common sources of baseline data
View the document21. Quantitative vs. qualitative methods of data gathering
View the document22. Quantitative, statistical sampling techniques
View the document23. Qualitative data-gathering techniques
View the document24. Inter-agency approach to data gathering
View the document25. Tools for data-gathering
View the document26. Geographic Information Systems
View the document27. Presentation of GIS information
View the document28. Other tools for data-gathering
View the document29. Data analysis and information production
View the document30. Tools for data analysis and information production
View the document31. Information dissemination: management concerns
View the document32. Coordination structures and information dissemination
View the document33. Use of the media in information dissemination
View the document34. Institutional memory
View the document35. Steps in building institutional memory capacity

4. Emergency information management


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Define what is meant here by "information management." Explain its purpose and note that management fundamentals (ie, planning, organizing, controlling, influencing) apply equally to emergency information management (ie, emergency managers must make concerted efforts to plan, organize, control, and influence the information system.) Ask the participants for examples of tasks that might be required under each fundamental area of emergency management.

· Defined as: collection, consolidation, analysis and dissemination of information

· Purpose: ensure needed information is disseminated to the right users at the right time to facilitate decision making

· Requires: planning, organizing, controlling system resources, and influencing the users of those resources