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Training Course on Emergency Needs Assessment, Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya

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.

Who Should Attend?

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

Course Objectives

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

Course Content

Module I: 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

Module II: Emergency Response Based on Emergency Assessments

  • Assessing the situation
  • Choosing objectives and identifying alternatives
  • Implementing response plans

Module III: Disaster Needs Assessment Reporting

  • Forecasting and early warning
  • Disaster early notification
  • Disaster needs assessment
  • Monitoring

Module IV: Assessment Sources and Methods

  • On-site visual inspection
  • Interviews
  • sampling
  • Relying on secondary sources

Module V: Minimising Assessment Bias

  • Triangulation
  • Team and joint assessments

Module VI: Assessment Tools

  • Checklists
  • Gap identification charts questionnaires

Module VII: Finding Recurrent Patterns In Emergencies

  • Earthquakes
  • Mud and debris flows
  • Landslides
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Tsunamis
  • Droughts
  • Floods


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

Key Notes

i. The participant must be conversant with English.

ii. Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate

iii. Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

iv. The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate upon successful completion of Training.

v. One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

vi. Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, as indicated in the invoice so as to enable us prepare better for you.

Course Schedule

Start Date End Date Register
22/07/2024 15/07/2024 Register
05/08/2024 09/08/2024 Register
19/08/2024 23/08/2024 Register
02/09/2024 06/09/2024 Register
16/09/2024 20/09/2024 Register
07/10/2024 11/10/2024 Register
21/10/2024 25/10/2024 Register
04/11/2024 08/11/2024 Register
18/11/2024 22/11/2024 Register
02/12/2024 06/12/2024 Register
16/12/2024 20/12/2024 Register
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+254724527104/ +254734969612



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