Drought Contingency Planning Training

Type:
Training Course
Host:
Versed Professional Services Limited (VPSL)
Date:
24-28 Apr 2017
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Date:
22-26 May 2017
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Date:
19-23 Jun 2017
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)

This training is meant to improve knowledge on drought contingency planning including the entire cycle of activities that go into the development of plans that are practical, result oriented, simple, participatory, realistic and supported by preparedness actions. Drought contingency planning ensures that individuals and organizations know what to do when drought strikes, and have the systems and tools to respond in a timely manner during such incidences. It means anticipating the drought occurrence and understanding how to manage it when it strikes.

Who should attend?

This training is meant for practitioners working in the development sector and specifically those in disaster management, volunteers and staff working with organizations tasked with human development who include people working with government institutions, NGOs the UN, intergovernmental bodies and the private sector.

Duration

5 Days

Training objectives

The training will aid participants in the understanding of:

  • What is contingency planning?

  • When and how to plan

  • Humanitarian reform and the cluster system

  • Principles, quality and accountability

  • Data collection and practical steps to prepare for planning

  • Vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA)

  • Risk analysis

  • Drought Disaster impacts

  • Developing scenarios

  • Activation of the plan

  • Management: Internal management structure, human resources (including volunteers), assessment, logistics, communications, resource mobilization (including the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund – DREF), media and information

  • Coordination: Movement (including international and regional disaster management tools), government, external. Includes humanitarian reform and cluster responsibilities

  • Quality and accountability: Standards; principles of response.

  • Drought Preparedness gap analysis and action plans

  • Standard operating procedures (SOP) in drought management

  • Drought Early warning, alert systems and triggers

  • Logistics and programme readiness

  • Human resources

  • Resource mobilization

  • Training and simulation

  • Linkages and communications

  • Updating and evaluating the drought contingency plan

  • Evaluating during (real-time) and after the response

Content

Module 1. Preparation of the Contingency Plan

  • What is contingency planning?

  • When and how to plan

  • National Society mandate and contingency planning

  • Humanitarian reform and the cluster system

  • Principles, quality and accountability

  • Data collection and practical steps to prepare for planning

Module 2. Analysis of the plan

  • Introduction to Drought management

  • Vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA) in droughts

  • Drought Risk analysis

  • Drought Disaster impacts

  • Role, mandate and capacity of the National Society in drought management

  • Developing scenarios

Module 3. Development of a drought contingency plan

  • Introduction

  • Strategy, goal and objectives

  • Activation of the plan

  • Management

  • Coordination

  • Quality and accountability

Module 4. Implementation of the drought contingency plan

  • Introduction

  • Preparedness gap analysis and action plans

  • Standard operating procedures (SOP)

  • Early warning, alert systems and triggers

  • Logistics and programme readiness

  • Human resources

  • Resource mobilization

  • Training and simulation

  • Linkages and communications

Module 5. Review of the drought contingency plan

  • Updating and evaluating the plan

  • Evaluating during (real-time) and after the response 46

Customized training

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

Language requirements 

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  

Training fee

The course fee of $1050.00 covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

Accommodation

Accommodation is arranged upon request.

Payment

Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training.

Send proof of payment to the email listed below.

Contact information

Tel: +254 (0) 739167709

Email: [email protected]


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Keywords

Themes:
Capacity Development, Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Early Warning, Disaster Risk Management, Vulnerable Populations
Hazards:
Drought
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