|Logistics - Trainer's Guide - 1st Edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 51 p.)|
The following guide is designed as an aid to the presentation of the module on Logistics. 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 and 30 minutes 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, revise, 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 training module Logistics. You may prefer to distribute these at the end of the session in order to keep the group more focused on the presentation.
A copy of the UNDP/UNDRO Disaster Management Manual.
Copies of other illustrative documents or news articles you may have access to (the PAHO-SUMA manuals, for example).
Copies of waybills or other tracking documents.
Copies of the module An Overview of Disaster Management.
Copies of recent logistics plans or assessments from the region.
This presentation is based on a total of 3 hours and 30 minutes. The optional simulation exercise requires an additional one and a half hours. If you feel that the participants are already well-grounded in the basics of logistics, you may want to use this exercise as practice even if other materials will not be used due to time constraints.