Contingency planning (also referred to as response planning) is a critical activity for organizations and communities to prepare themselves to respond well to a disaster event and its potential impacts.
Developing a contingency plan involves making decisions in advance about the management of human, financial, and material resources and of coordination and communications procedures to ensure timely and effective provision of assistance and humanitarian aid to those most in need when a disaster occurs. Time invested in contingency and response planning pays dividends in reduced damage and loss of life and more effective delivery of response and recovery services.
Contingency planning is one component of a much broader emergency preparedness process and is included within business continuity programing alongside operational continuity, disaster recovery planning, policy creation, established processes, and more.
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