Training on Humanitarian Emergency Planning and Needs Assessment, (14th-17th July, 2016) in Kampala


This training is aimed at enabling workers who are actively engaged in humanitarian work to plan, manage and assess the needs in emergency projects. This training will introduce 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.

The training will focus on practical issues that arise in the field, such as personal and team security, needs assessments, application of minimum standards for food security, shelter, WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and operational approaches in humanitarian settings

Who should attend?         

All staff in emergency response agencies /Humanitarian workers and those who are interested in humanitarian work.

Duration: The Training will take 4 days

Course Objectives

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

  1. Emergency Planning and Needs Assessment
  2. Understand the purpose of disaster needs assessment
  • Understand disaster needs assessments
  1. Understand emergency response decision making
  2. Learn methods used needs assessment
  3. Early warning system
  • Disaster Management
  • Understand disaster needs assessment reporting format
  1. Identify priorities in emergency response and needs assessment

Course Outline

  1. Session 1:     Emergency Planning and Needs Assessment
  2. Session 2:     Emergency responses based on emergency assessments
  3. Module 3:      Disaster needs assessment reporting
  4. Module 4:       Assessment sources and methods and tools
  5. Module 5:       Recurrent patterns in emergencies
  6. Session 6:      Early warning system
  7. Session 7:      Risk Assessment and Communication
  8. Session 8:      Emergency and Disaster planning
  9. Session 9:      Integrated emergency management practice and issues
  10. Session 10:    Disaster Management
  11. Session 11:    Shelter and Settlement

Training Fees: Ugandans:  450,000/- International: 200 USD

Venue: Ntinda Ministers Village Hotel

Teaching methods: These will include lectures, case studies, seminars, practical exercises, and scenarios

Benefits: Completion Certificate and Networking

Payment details

Those Paying in UGX can pay through

  • Account Name: Maarifa Consult
  • Bank: Stanbic Bank
  • Account Number: 9030010504731
  • Branch: Ntinda, Branch
  • Account Type: Uganda Shillings Account (UGX)
  • You can deposit cash or write a Check in the Name of “MAARIFA CONSULT”

Those paying in USD can pay through

  • Account Name: Maarifa Consult Ltd
  • Bank: KCB Bank
  • Account Number: 2203269251
  • Account Type: USD Account
  • Branch: Forest Mall, Kampala
  • You can deposit Cash or pay in Check in the name of “MAARIFA CONSULT LTD”


  • After Payment,please send a proof of payment to the email below

How to Apply

  1. Interested individuals can  Apply through the website
  2. Or send an email requesting for a registration form to: