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This training module is designed to introduce aspects of early warning and disaster management to an audience of professionals who form disaster management teams that may be government agencies, NGOs, and Community Members. This training is designed to increase the audience's awareness of the process of Early Warning System, leading to better performance in disaster preparedness and response. The major objective of this training manual is to increase awareness about early warning mechanisms for different hazards, their potential benefits, challenges in taking decisions during such early warning, and capacity building in interpreting and taking suggested protective measures. The content has been developed with inputs from experts in the field of disaster management and in general follows the ISDR Early Warning System principles, procedures, and terminology. However, terminology in this field is not standardized and different institutions may use the same terms in slightly different ways.