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Training Course on Emergency Needs Assessment»


This training introduces basic concepts and approaches related to disaster situation and emergency needs assessments and presents post-disaster assistance needs typically associated with various types of natural hazards. In addition, the training presents a disaster assessment reporting format that National Societies can use for reporting purposes. This training is appropriate for staff and personnel with little experience in conducting disaster needs assessments or completing international appeals forms following a disaster, but who have responsibility for these functions.


5 days.


Disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery professionals, emergency planners, NGO staff, staff in emergency response agencies


By the end of the training the learner should be in a position to:

  • Understand the purpose of disaster needs assessment
  • Identify the link between disaster needs assessments and emergency response decision making
  • Familiar basic methods and tools for collecting assessment information and ways to minimize assessment bias
  • Understand the typical adverse effects and post-disaster needs commonly arising from specific hazard types
  • Understand disaster needs assessment reporting format
  • Identify priorities in emergency response and needs assessment


         Overview of disaster needs assessment

         Role of national societies in disaster response

         Purpose of disaster needs assessments

         Emergency response priorities

         Types of damage and needs assessment

         Emergency response based on emergency assessments

         Disaster needs assessment reporting

         Forecasting and early warning

         Assessment sources and methods

  Minimizing assessment bias-triangulation, team and joint assessments

         Assessment tools

         Finding recurrent patterns in emergencies


Proficiency in use of English language

Meet admission criteria


Teaching methodology will include introductory and participatory presentations, discussions of practical experiences and case studies, group discussions, role plays and simulations and short video clips.



Start Date: 09/10/2018
End Date: 09/14/2018

Ksh 70000, $ 800

Course Description

Course Duration: 5 days

Training Center: Datastat Research Center

Start Date: 09/10/2018

End Date: 09/14/2018

Fee: Ksh 70000, $ 800

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