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NDRT is a key response tools of National Societies (NSs) and the training was an opportunity to focus in particular at the assessment templates and assess which tools to extend to take into consideration gender and diversity.

The agenda consisted of the topics such as needs assessment with gender and diversity analysis, logistics and relief management as well as lessons learned from Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) operation in 2016. There also were the session on applying the theory and lessons learned to a scenario on flood response. A colleague from the the Relief and Community Health Bureau of Thai Red Cross Society also joined this table-top exercise to co-facilitate the session, give technical advice and share experiences from regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) deployment. The 5-day training was completed successfully thank to the contribution of staff from Lao Red Cross, Thai Red Cross Society, International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Socities (IFRC) as well as the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Lao PDR.

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