Evaluation of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Trainings (FOCUS India): FOCUS India, recognizing the crucial role of the immediate community in disaster preparedness and mitigation, had undertaken a Capacity Building initiative for training its Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). The main objective of CERT training was to train volunteers as first responders to help themselves, their family and the community during disaster. The evaluation project involved evaluating the relevance and effectiveness of the training, its curriculum, methodology and tools. Further, it evaluated the level of knowledge and skill of CERT volunteers. It also assessed the need and type of refreshers training required for the trained CERT volunteers. The evaluation resulted in a qualitative evaluation report on the CERT Training addressing the objectives and sharing of findings of the outcome of the evaluation with the Senior Management Team
Final Evaluation of DIPECHO CBDP Program of the Tsunami response program in Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CARE India):The overall objective of the end term evaluation was to assess the Impact of project intervention post Tsunami against the objectives set in the initial project proposal as submitted by CARE India to the donor. The overall objective of the project was to look at the qualitative and quantitative aspects for all the indicators of impact and effects/outcomes listed in the logical framework of the project.
Real Time Evaluations
Drought Impact Assessment Against the background of the repetitive drought and drought-like situation in many states of India over the last few years, UNICEF’s India Country Office sought to improve its first-hand understanding of the direct and indirect impact of drought on children and women and the government programmes to lessen the negative impact. A rapid drought impact assessment was therefore carried out.
For a comprehensive drought impact assessment, 21 districts were visited across 8 states and multiple stakeholders’ including government authorities were consulted. Along with these consultations anthropometric methodology was adapted for a nutrition assessment too.
RedR India deployed 31 experts across eight states for the work, who designed the assessment tools and methodology, lead the process, compiled and analysed the findings and provided sector wise recommendations. These recommendations were provided as short, medium and long term actions towards mitigating the effects of the drought and build resilience at community level. RedR, with respective Unicef state offices also engaged in constructive dialogue with the government of all the states to present the findings and the recommendations from the exercise, focusing on approaches that might fortify the existing machinery and services towards drought resilience. 625 work days were invested for this exercise. For anthropometric nutrition assessment 12 consultant were deployed for 169 days in seven districts.
National level drought conference was organized by UNICEF in collaboration Nation Institute for Disaster Management during 15th and 16th December 2016, at New Delhi for the discussion about the recommendations of this drought impact assessment. The recommendations were further advocated for the inclusion in National Drought Assessment Manual revision.
Multi Sectoral Needs Assessment for Christian Aid in Nepal Christian Aid (CA) and its partners are currently active in Gorkha, Dhading, Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha districts of Nepal and have noted that unmet needs from the devastating earthquake of April 2015 continue to be a primary concern, particularly in more remote VDCs. CA decided to conduct a detailed Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA) of the earthquake situation, focusing on the districts they work in. A team of three, comprising of technical experts from RedR India was formed and tasked with the MSNA.The overall purpose of the MSNA was to identify critical needs (3-5 years’ needs) according to geographical areas and sectors, assessing most important issues and their underlying factors. This assessment was also to highlight humanitarian access issues and identify information gaps and needs. The MSNA aimed at guiding in-depth sectoral analysis and providing a base for further programme intervention and analysis for CA. The team conducted the MSNA from 26 June – 12 July 2016, in Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Dhading and Gorkha districts.
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