Needs Assessments training in English


Needs Assessments training in English

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

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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.

*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 you can undertake after the module, to deepen your understanding of new concepts.

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. The module is a live session taking place on Zoom. 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.

Who should attend?

This module is relevant for all who are working on humanitarian response in disaster contexts around the world - including disasters and conflicts in Afghanistan, Sudan, Ukraine, and Morocco.

This course is offered for free; on a first come first served basis. We will be creating a waiting list, so please email us at engineering.skills@redr.org.uk if the course is already full so we can keep you in mind if anybody drops out. Places on this course are prioritised for those working directly on humanitarian response. If you have registered for a place and can no longer attend please let us know at engineering.skills@redr.org.uk.

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.

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 waitlist.

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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