PREPAREDNESS

Preparedness Planning is the actions or sequence of initiatives to help reduce the effects of a major event. Often looked at a broad perspective and conceived as a goal. Simply put, it has 3 phases: Predict Impact; Prevent or Mitigate Impact; Respond to it best way possible.

Process is continuous including a wide range of activities, requiring different contributions from logistic, health and development.

The 3 objectives are:

1. Increase effectiveness and efficiency of response mechanism activities: testing / evaluating; training / educating (official / responder); establish policies / standards; arrange the organisation; and make an operation plan;

2. Support local authority / victims on how to reduce risks; and

3. Develop activities people can do to address daily known potential risks (1st aid, volunteer, welfare program, ect…) (DAG)