Essential training for Pakistani aid workers

by RedR
Sep 12, 2013

Results in 2012-13 Financial Year

Over financial year 2013-13, RedR UK trained 813 people in 5 locations throughout Pakistan. About 79% of the trainees were staff of a National NGO or International NGO. A further 9% of participants came from Pakistani local government departments to beneifit from RedR's expertise in disaster preparedness.

The vast majority (97%) of trainees were Pakistani nationals, meaning that RedR helped to directly build the capacity of aid workers to respond to disasters in the country.

Training courses and facilitation were consistently highly-rated:

  • 97% of trainees rated the course facilitation as 'Good' to 'Excellent'
  • 96% said the course's relevance to aid work was 'Good' to 'Excellent'
  • 96% rated the effectiveness of the training materials as 'Good' to 'Excellent'

Courses took place in Mirpur Khas (Sindh), Hyderabad, Peshawar, Muzzafarabad, Karachi, and Islamabad. Among the many local and international aid agencies and UN agencies whose work has been made more effective through RedR training in Pakistan were Save the Children, Muslim Aid, Oxfam, UNICEF, Asia Cooperation Dialogue, Pathfinder International.

The courses that we ran in Pakistan last year were centred around Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Disaster Management (DM). Our DRR/DM courses in 2012-13 included:

  • Fire Fighting and First Aid
  • Crisis and Security Management
  • Personal Safety and Security
  • DRR Orientation Training
  • Driver Safety and First Aid
  • Community-Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)
  • Security Training for Journalists
  • Search, Rescue and Evacuation
  • Fire Safety & Security

RedR also continued to conduct trainings in the core skills need by humanitarians in Pakistan:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Basics of Humanitarian Principles
  • Proposal and Report Writing
  • Needs Assessment
  • WASH Essentials
  • Project Management (offered as a credit-rated professional qualification)
  • Logistics in Emergencies

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Location: London, n/a - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Helen Varma
London, London United Kingdom

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