THE SPECIFICS: Disaster Assessment
The following guide is designed as an aid to the presentation of
the module on "Disaster Assessment". 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 any presentation 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 "Disaster Assessment". 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
· Other illustrative examples of
assessment methods, results, studies or other documents you may have access to
· Copies of "An Overview of
Disaster Management" module
This presentation is based on a total of three hours.
Introduce yourself, have participants introduce themselves (try
Introduce the topic "Disaster Assessment". Explain your format,
schedule, and arrangement for breaks and messages.
Ask participants to list their learning objectives on a flip
chart or wall chart.
· Show the overhead
and recall major issues covered in the session
· Identify conclusion
· Identify questions unanswered
· Ask everyone to complete the
evaluation form and thank them for