Needs Assessments (English language) - Libya


Needs Assessments (English language) - Libya

Explore the importance of conducting a needs assessment when setting up a humanitarian response


If you have been selected for a place and can no longer attend you must let us know by emailing engineering.skills@redr.org.uk and cancelling your place on Eventbrite as soon as you are able.

Whilst this course is free of charge to attend, places on this course are extremely limited and letting us know you cannot attend allows us to give your space to someone on the waiting list and keep these courses free for the future.

Explore the importance of conducting a needs assessment when setting up a humanitarian response.

This module explores why it is important to conduct a needs assessment, the different types of data you can collect and provides an overview of some of the tools that you can use. The module is contextualised for the September 2023 Libya floods response.

The module is a live session that will take place on Zoom. The facilitated module uses participatory methods and it is expected that learners will participate in discussions and activities in order to deepen their understanding of the concepts that are discussed. Participants will be offered opportunities to share relevant personal experiences and reflections to benefit their own and others' learning.

*Note that the module is short and is intended to provide an introduction to the topic. The key messages document that will be shared at the end of the session provides a summary of all of the key points as well as further learning that they can undertake after the module to deepen their understanding of the concepts that are introduced.

Module aim

To explore the importance of conducting a needs assessment when setting up a humanitarian response. 

Module Objectives

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of undertaking a needs assessment at the start of the project cycle
  • Describe the types of data you might want to collect to inform your work and describe how you can collect these data
  • List tools to analyse collected data.

Course Structure

The module comprises a live facilitated session of 120 - 150 minutes’ duration.

Who should attend?

Anyone responding to the humanitarian needs of people affected by the crisis in Libya who would like to know more about how to conduct a needs assessment. This is a beginner level course.

What is the language of the training?


How to join?

The live online sessions are hosted on Zoom. We recommend joining via the Zoom app. Participants may join the training via a browser, although the browser offers limited access to some of the interactive features of the training. Participants will be expected to have a stable internet connection and to actively participate in all facilitated sessions.

The Zoom link can be found within the conformation email after registering and will be sent closer to the session.

If you complete registration and are no longer able to attend, please cancel your place through Eventbrite. This allows us to offer your place to someone else on the wait list.

Who should I contact if I have a question or query?

Please email engineering.skills@redr.org.uk.


For this module, RedR UK is also offering HPass Badging. An HPass badge is a digital indicator of achievement and a way for participants to demonstrate their skills and experience. More information on HPass Badging can be found  here: https://hpass.org/hpass-for-individuals/.  

Participants will be able to redeem a badge through a link sent after the module.

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email engineering.skills@redr.org.uk at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

Course Length
1 day
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