Twenty Complete Disaster Training

Twenty Complete Disaster TrainingAntigua St. John's - About 20 representatives from various communities and government agencies learned last week how to make assessments following a disaster.

The attendees were involved in a three-day damage assessment and needs analysis workshop facilitated by Cecil Shillingford, a consultant with USAID’s Office of Foreign Development Assistance (ODFA).

Upon completion of the April 10-12 course, participants were able to use the correct procedure for gathering data, determine priority needs, and propose actions in accordance with established criteria and prepare a damage assessment and needs analysis report using the proposed formats.

Damage assessment is executed during the response stage of disaster management so key agencies can know the various needs and where they are after a disaster.

Shillingford said he considers damage assessment the second most important issue in a disaster, after sheltering.

Other topics covered were risk management, measurement of the impact of an event, and working as a team.

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RE: Twenty Complete Disaster Training

#1 Morris » 2013-04-17 15:53

Congrats to the trainees! Will they be entered into a national database and be used as points of contact (POC) during disasters? Would certainly help if they do.


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