On 18 – 19 October, Trinidad and Tobago experienced torrential rainfall, according to Government officials. Approximately 80% of the country has been affected by flooding, communities, main roads and public services were affected. On 20 October, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago activated its National Emergency Operations Centre and began assessments. Flooding has impacted 100,000 to 150,000 people. There are reports that 800 people sought shelter in collective centres during the peak of the emergency, people are however beginning to return home.” The response will be in the form of an executive brief intended to
a. The background and context of the topic or incident
b. Its significance to disaster health management
c. The key issues of strategic significance
d. Recommendations and strategies for improvement.
NB: An executive brief is a means of providing high-level advice to senior executives or government Ministers. You may use any structure you are familiar with but if you do not have an alternative structure then simply
structure it around the above points; Background, significance, issues and recommendations.
Your response will be expected to be strategic in its approach and to demonstrate your understanding of the principles of leadership and strategic lessons to be learned. Your response should be within the limits of 2500-3000 words. If you fall outside these limits, it is likely you will lose marks for a lack of information at one extreme or for not being clear and concise at the other.
Assignment Submission Instructions
Please take the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the below requirements:
Please name your file using the following protocol: Lastname _First name_
Cover page: The document should have a cover page. The coverpage is to include
your name, student ID, word count and assessment name.
Page numbers: All pages should be numbered.
Margins: Please do not use margins less than the default margins for word
documents of (2.54 cm top, bottom, left and right).
Font and spacing: Please do not use font less than Arial 10. Spacing of less than
1.5 is also not to be used.
Spelling: Australian/English spelling is required. Please ensure your spell check is
on English (Australia).
Referencing: The study guide and lecture notes are not to be used as references.
There are enough references and readings listed in the study guide and reading
lists to support any statements that you make. A reference list is required and
should always be placed immediately after the main body of the document (i.e.
before the appendices.). Consistent referencing style is to be used.
Should any of the above requirements not be met, they will impact on marking.
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