PoS Terminology

This page provides the default DRIVER+ definitions for all DRIVER+ terminology terms, as well as the alternative definitions that are used by specific groups of Management stakeholders. Follow this link to export the complete list as PDF.

Affiliated volunteer

Main definition?

Affiliated volunteer

Individual, who is affiliated with an existing incident response organization or voluntary organization but who, without extensive preplanning, offers support to the response to, and recovery from, an incident.

Affiliated volunteer

Assessment

Main definition?

Assessment

is a test, examination or similar, designed to assess a candidate’s knowledge, understanding or skills in a defined area.

DRIVER+ note 1: candidate can be a person or a solution, example given: assessment of a solution in a .

Main definition?

Evaluation

Process of estimating the effectiveness, efficiency, utility and relevance of a service or facility.

Assessment

Assessment (Disaster risk)

Assessment (Disaster risk)

Main definition?

Assessment (Disaster risk)

A qualitative or quantitative approach to determine the nature and extent of risk by analysing potential hazards and evaluating existing conditions of exposure and vulnerability that together could  harm  people, property, services, livelihoods and the environment on which they depend.

Best Practice

Best practice

Main definition?

Best Practice

This encompasses the preferred actions in a specific type of situation to efficiently and effectively achieve a certain objective. may be formalised in internal policy documents such as handbooks and standard operation procedures and could be based on one or several Lesson Identified/Lessons Learned approved by decision-makers.

Capability

Capability

Main definition?

Capability

The means to accomplish one or more tasks under specific conditions.

CCA

CDM

Civil society

Civil society

Main definition?

Civil society

Part of the population that is linked by common interests, but not part of the professional response and not professionally trained in crisis management.

Command & control

Command & control

Main definition?

Command & control

Activities of target oriented decision-making, situation assessment, planning, implementing decisions and controlling the effects of implementation on the incident.

Note 1 to entry: This process is continuously repeated.

DRIVER+ note: incident encompasses also disaster.

Communication between first responders

Communication between first responders.

Community building

Community building

Main definition?

Community building

Practices directed toward the creation or enhancement of community among individuals within a regional area (such as a neighbourhood) or with a common interest.

Community of Practice

Community of Practice

Main definition?

Community of Practice

A platform and its members that facilitate and foster cooperation and synergies among Management professionals. A broad variety of stakeholders including practitioners, researchers, industry representatives and/or policy makers can exchange knowledge and best practices and initiate cooperation on Crisis Management topics. 

DRIVER+ note 1: Within DRIVER+ it is implemented as the CMINE consisting of its members, an online platform and face to face meetings.

Community Resilience

Community Resilience

Main definition?

Community Resilience

The sustained ability of a community to utilize available resources to respond to, withstand, recover from and adapt to adverse situations.

Competence

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