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recording data during the assessment

Update plan for implementing on-site actions A consolidated damage and risk assessment report can be used to elaborate the plan for implementing the on-site security and stabilisation actions identified during the situation analysis (see page 37). It is particularly useful for prioritising site-specific actions – for example, providing a temporary cover to exposed, damaged structural elements. It also helps to determine the kind of resources and expertise required to stabilise each affected cultural heritage asset. Prepare Inspect the site Record damage and effects of the disaster Assess and record immediate risks Compile and analyse data Prepare assessment report Update plan for on-site actions Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) The aim of a PDNA is to conduct a needs assessment and develop a recovery framework, which will feed into joint requests for emergency funding (e.g. humanitarian flash appeals) and can serve as the basis for the establishment of national-level recovery priorities, as well as funds. As a PDNA is meant to inform fundraising appeals, it is usually carried out within four to six weeks of the disaster. The most direct outcome of a PDNA is a report that consists of two parts: the needs assessment, and the recovery framework. This report is a collection of different sectoral reports, including one for culture. Post-event on-site damage and risk assessment 65 A PDNA is a government-led process, conducted together with relevant UN partners. Depending on the context and the impact a disaster has had on government capacities, the government may request the UN to take the lead. During assessment, a PDNA relies on broad participation from organizations, communities and individuals; international organizations and experts; local government, affected communities, local leadership (formal, traditional and religious); Chief Security Officers; and the private sector. In most cases, a PDNA for the culture sector is led by the government and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), together with a team of experts from different cultural fields (architects, engineers, museologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, etc.). A chapter for assessing culture has been included under the social component of PDNA guidelines. PDNA and its interaction with steps within cultural heritage first aid. How the situation analysis and the on-site damage and risk assessment interact with the PDNA depends on when each one is implemented. In principle, one can easily feed into the other, whichever one is conducted first. Since neither first aid, nor the PDNA has a fixed timeline, this will vary on a case-bycase basis.