ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP
19-22 JULY 2010
TRAINING WORKSHOP IN THE USE OF THE
ECLAC DAMAGE AND LOSS ASSESSMENT (DaLA) METHODOLOGY
FOR THE EVALUATION OF NATURAL DISASTERS

In collaboration with

THE NEVIS ISLAND ADMINISTRATION
THE NEVIS DISASTER MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
& THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE, ECONOMIC PLANNING AND STATISTICS

The Llewellyn Newton Disaster Management Facility Conference Room, Nevis: 19 – 22 July 2010


DRAFT PROGRAMME

Day 1: Monday 19 July 2010
        
9.00 – 9.15

Opening (Officials from ECLAC and Nevis Island Administration)        
•        Welcome remarks
•        Introduction of trainers and participants

9.15 – 11.15

Session 1: Vulnerability - Setting the stage

•        Profile of the Caribbean and its vulnerability
•        The concept of vulnerability
•        Introduction to the ECLAC Methodology
•        Key concepts and definitions

COFFEE BREAK

11.30 – 12.30

Session 2: The ECLAC Methodology

•        The human dimension: Affected population: gender differentiation, loss of life, displaced population, homelessness, migration, employment
effects, etc

LUNCH

13.30 – 16.00

Session 3: Applying the methodology

Basic services and Infrastructure: Economic sectors

•        Tourism
•        Commerce and other services
•        General introduction to the SLA
•        The SLA and the DaLA: affected population, gender differentiation, loss of life, displaced population, poverty, migration, employment effects
and geographic location
•        Exercise

Day 2: Tuesday 20 July 2010

9.00 – 12.30

Session 3: Applying the methodology cont’d        
Basic services and Infrastructure cont’d:

•        Coastal infrastructure
•        Agriculture and fisheries

COFFEE BREAK

•        Social Sectors: Housing, education, health
•        Restoring livelihoods
•        Environment and cultural heritage

LUNCH

13.30 –16.30

Session 4: Putting it all together – Summary of effects

•        Overall effects of damages on the economy: macroeconomic impact of natural disasters (expected patterns, incidence, macroeconomic
implications, modeling through stock-flow techniques, policy choices and recommendations based on models)
•        Managing data
•        Planning for vulnerability reduction

Day 3: Wednesday 21 July 2010

9.00 – 15.00

Session 5: Field visit

•        All day
        
Day 4: Thursday 22 July 2010
        
9.00 – 16.00

Session 5: Case study

•        Presentation and organization for the case study
•        Breakdown sessions for group work and preparation of case study solution by groups.
•        Presentation of case study results by each group
•        Comments on results and solution to the case by case-study monitor

16:00 – 16.30

Closing of the training

•        Distribution of certificates of attendance
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