The Emergency Response Training materials are designed for CRS and partner staff involved in or who plan to be involved in emergency response activities. They aim to strengthen capacities of staff to effectively respond to both natural and man-made disasters wherever they occur in their country programs or areas of operation. The training content focuses on Program Quality aspects of emergency response.
Sessions can be mixed and matched as appropriate. Sample agendas and examples of facilitation guides tailored for specific countries and regions are included in the menu to the right. The proposed exercises should be taken as illustrative and adapted based on the local context. This will make them more practical, enrich the discussions, and better prepare participants for response activities in their own countries.
Timings are only indicative. They are estimated for a quick working, English speaking groups, and could be increased if participants are new to emergency response or working through translation.
Some of the handouts and PPTs have been translated to French.