Focusing on contingency planning, these guidelines
examines the following issues:
Purpose: Popular misconceptions, relationship
to early warning, operations planning and needs assessment, indicators
to suggest initiation of planning process.
Process: Emphases importance of process
to arrive at an effective plan, describes a participatory approach and
suggests mechanisms established in-country to update the plan and maintain
the preparedness process.
Partners: Identifies, and considers
the role of, various agencies in the planning process and appropriate actors