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Contingency Planning Course

Start Date:
December 4, 2017
End Date:
December 8, 2017
8:00am to 5:00pm


Event: Contingency Planning Course
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 04th – 08th December 2017



Contingency planning aims to prepare an organization to respond well to an emergency and its potential humanitarian impact. Developing a contingency plan involves making decisions in advance about the management of human and financial resources, coordination and communications procedures, and being aware of a range of technical and logistical responses. Such planning is a management tool, involving all sectors, which can help ensure timely and effective provision of humanitarian aid to those most in need when a disaster occurs. Time spent in contingency planning equals time saved when a disaster occurs. Effective contingency planning should lead to timely and effective disaster-relief operations.
The contingency planning process can basically be broken down into three simple questions:
•What is going to happen?
•What are we going to do about it?
•What can we do ahead of time to get prepared?
This training helps planners think through these questions in a systematic way. Contingency planning is most often undertaken when there is a specific threat or hazard; exactly how that threat will actually impact is unknown. Developing scenarios is a good way of thinking through the possible impacts. On the basis of sensible scenarios it is possible to develop a plan that sets out the scale of the response and the resources needed.

5 days.

Economic planners, disaster management officials and professionals, contingency planners, NGO officials.

When you complete this training, you will be able to:
Understand the need for contingency planning
Know the major components of contingency planning
Create a simple set of contingency plans, using business impact analysis
Prepare and execute a test of contingency plans
Understand the unified contingency plan approach

Carrying out Risk Assessment
Carrying out Incident Response System
Disaster recovery planning (DRP
Business continuity planning
Business impact analysis (BIA)
Testing of Contingency Plans

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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 27th November 2017.
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Indepth Research Services
Indepth Research Services (IRES) is an international training and consultancy organization with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. IRES offers a comprehensive portfolio of technical training and education services designed for individuals, and organizations working in the agriculture; climate change and environment; disaster management; education; food and nutrition; health; humanitarian relief; logistics and telecommunication; recovery and reconstruction; safety and security; water sanitation and hygiene sectors.
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