Post Disaster Needs Assessment & Disaster Recovery Frameworks for SAARC Member States

Post Disaster Needs Assessment & Disaster Recovery Frameworks for SAARC Member States


The main purpose of the training on PDNA and DRF is to inform Government officials from the SAARC Member States about the advantages of applying a standardized approach and methodology to conduct post disaster needs assessments, formulate a recovery strategy and plan for its successful implementation.
In addition, a pool of 35 to 40 delegates from member countries will be trained on the use and application of the PDNA and DRF methodology and approach. One of the expected results is to establish a roster of professionals from the member countries to undertake needs assessment and formulate recovery frameworks in the Asian Region.
Regional experts are expected to support in-country trainings and capacity-building within SAARC member countries.

Duration 27/08/2019 to 30/08/2019
Organizer SAARC Disaster Management Centre
Co-organizers UNDP
Venue Country INDIA
Venue City Gandhinagar
Venue SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC-IU), GIDM Campus, Raisan Village, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Registration Deadline 25/08/2019
Language Of Event Fluency in spoken and written English
Target Audience The main targets of the training are delegates from the SAARC Member States, in their capacity to support policy and technical issues related to post disaster assessment and recovery planning. Trainees are expected to support future PDNAs and the formulation of DRFs in the aftermath of a disaster. They will be also part of a regional network that expects to contribute to the strengthening of national and regional capacities for recovery. Delegates from the countries are expected to have a strong technical background on development, disaster risk reduction or recovery. Emergency management is not the focus of this training.

The 4-day training methodology includes: a series of interactive lectures, power point presentations, directives for small and large group discussions, practical exercises, role-plays and a standardized case-study analysis. Handouts, flash drives with relevant essential documents for the workshop, and instructions for facilitators and trainees will be shared during the workshop; prior to the workshop, participants are encouraged to: read and familiarize themselves with the PDNA methodology, Vol. A, review the suit of sector chapters Vol. B as well as the Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF).

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