Knowledge Management

CAIM training manual has been developed by NARAS, APMB, OCHA Geneva. The manual equips participants with a set of competencies and tools that allows them to:


establish coordination mechanisms for intersectoral and sectoral need assessment and analysis;
to guide operational decision-making, and
complement monitoring of the overall humanitarian situation and the performance of the humanitarian response.

Life cycle steps
Setting-up Coordination > Establishing coordination to support coordinated assessments
Setting-up Coordination > Determining current state of needs assessment
Setting-up Coordination > Understanding of context and enabling factors
Planning > Availability of needs & response data and information gaps
Planning > Localize coordinated assessment strategy
Planning > Establishing context specific baseline
Design of Data Collection > Designing Secondary Data Review (SDR) methods
Design of Data Collection > Designing Primary Data Collection methods
Design of Data Collection > Estimation of Humanitarian Population figures
Data Collection > Secondary data collection and analysis
Data Collection > Primary data collection
Data Processing & Basic Analysis > Data Processing and summary outputs
Data Processing & Basic Analysis > Basic data analysis
Joint Analysis > Process and coordination of joint analysis
Joint Analysis > Summarizing and interpretation of inter-sectoral analysis
Joint Analysis > Prioritizing and informing decisions

A detailed Kobo toolbox manual prepared by OCHA ROWCA office in Dakar.

Topics covered:


Create / edit form
View and download data
How to install kobo on Android
Connect Excel to Kobo to get data automatically
Connect excel to kobo data

Life cycle steps
Data Collection > Primary data collection
Data Processing & Basic Analysis > Basic data analysis
Data Processing & Basic Analysis > Data Processing and summary outputs
Design of Data Collection > Designing Primary Data Collection methods

Guidance prepared by OCHA ROWCA office in Dakar on how to connect and receive data in Power BI using Kobo API. (English and French versions)
Life cycle steps
Data Processing & Basic Analysis > Data Processing and summary outputs
Data Processing & Basic Analysis > Basic data analysis

Example of the Analytical Framework used for Ethiopia HNO 2019
Life cycle steps
Planning > Availability of needs & response data and information gaps
Population types
All affected population

This document was prepared at the request of the Iraq Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) to ensure robust evidence to inform an increasingly prioritized humanitarian response. The strategy provides an overall direction of Iraq HCT’s commitment to the Grand Bargain and links the decision-making processes and existing information systems. It builds on existing coordination structure, available tools and tested methodologies in Iraq, while taking into account what is feasible in terms of capacity, to improve assessment preparedness and evidence-based response. Improvements can be considered if new tools/methodologies/approaches emerge throughout 2019.
Context
Rural
Urban
Life cycle steps
Setting-up Coordination > Establishing coordination to support coordinated assessments
Population types
All affected population

The Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) comprises several processes and stages, specifically coordinated needs assessment and analysis – leading to a Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) – and joint response planning – reflected in a Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). These stages are complemented by Periodic Monitoring Reports (PMR) produced throughout the implementation period, and the Mid-Year Review, indicating where adjustments to the collective response under the HRP are required.  
The HNO is the process by which the humanitarian community collaboratively collects and analyses existing humanitarian information and reaches a shared understanding of the priority issues, of the likely evolution of the situation to inform the humanitarian organisation’s strategic response in a given humanitarian context. Information in the HNO document describes the impact of the humanitarian crisis, provides and explains an estimate of which population groups have been affected, analyses their situation and gives an overview of the operational environment. The HNO captures both the current situation and the projected evolution of needs during the planning cycle. 
 

A Flash Appeal is triggered for sudden onset disasters, when the crisis surpasses the ability of the government and any one agency to respond adequately. A Flash Appeal is also issued when an L3-crisis is declared. According to GA Resolution 46/182, a FA should be issued within the shortest possible time and in any event not longer than one week after the crisis.