Knowledge Management

An AAR is a structured discussion focusing on drawing learning from an event/process. It looks at the divergence between the planned and the actual, and then identifies what went well or ill. The aim of an after-action review is to improve performance in the future by reflecting on the work of a group and identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Simplicity is at the heart of the AAR, offering considerable flexibility on how it is applied. The tool is centered on bringing the relevant group together and the following themes:

What was expected or supposed to happen?
What actually occurred?
What did and did not go well and why?
What can be improved and how?

This guidance outlines key steps for analysing risks and determining the most likely evolution of the humanitarian situation when developing an HNO. The analytical outputs should help to plan for the most likely scenario in the foreseeable future and inform the response analysis and targeting steps in the HRP. This note complements the HPC step-by-step guidance and HNO annotated template (Chapter II) and is based on a review of existing practice and policy.
Population types
All affected population

This document provides practical guidance for information management officers and designers on how to populate and adapt the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) templates for the 2021 Humanitarian Programme Cycle.
It should be consulted in conjuction with the rest of the package: the InDesign and Illustrator templates and assets, the annotated templates and the step-by-step guide. 

As also recognized in the Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) COVID-19, persons with disabilities are at heightened risk of contracting and developing a severe case of COVID-19 and facing indirect health impacts. They are also disproportionately affected by the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and measures to control the pandemic. These negative impacts are exacerbated in humanitarian contexts.

(Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish versions) 

HPC projects module user manual (Version 1.0, 1 September 2020)

This comprehensive user manual details the configuration and use of HPC Projects Module for the submission and review of projects for inclusion in humanitarian response plans (HRPs), and has been updated for the 2021 planning cycle. It should be read in conjunction with plan-specific guidance provided by the HPC focal point for the operation.

NB. The manual is currently available in English, French and Russian.
Population types
All affected population