Training on Drought Contingency Planning 3rd - 7th AUGUST 2020

Event Details: Drought Contingency Planning Training


Strengthening drought disaster preparedness at global, regional and national is critical to save lives, protect livelihoods and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises. However, significant gaps exist in the many international development systems in the coordination of disaster and emergency preparedness efforts. These can be addressed by better integrating contingency planning into organizational processes through establishing agreed standards and tools for multi-hazard emergency preparedness.

Drought contingency planning ensures that individuals and organizations know what to do when drought strikes, and have the systems and tools to respond in a timely manner during such incidences. It means anticipating the drought occurrence and understanding how to manage it when it strikes.


This training is meant for practitioners working in: the development sector and specifically those in disaster management, volunteers and staff working with organizations tasked with human development who include people working with government institutions, NGOs the UN, intergovernmental bodies and the private sector.


5 Days


The training will aid participants in the understanding of:

  • What is contingency planning?
  • When and how to plan
  • Humanitarian reform and the cluster system
  • Principles, quality, and accountability
  • Data collection and practical steps to prepare for planning
  • Vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA)
  • Risk analysis
  • Drought Disaster Impacts
  • Developing scenarios
  • Activation of the plan
  • Management: Internal management structure, human resources (including volunteers), assessment, logistics, communications, resource mobilization (including the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund – DREF), media and information
  • Coordination: Movement (including international and regional disaster management tools), government, external. Includes humanitarian reform and cluster responsibilities
  • Quality and accountability: Standards; principles of response.
  • Drought Preparedness gap analysis and action plans
  • Standard operating procedures (SOP) in drought management
  • Drought Early warning, alert systems, and triggers
  • Logistics and programme readiness
  • Human resources
  • Resource mobilization
  • Training and simulation
  • Linkages and communications
  • Updating and evaluating the drought contingency plan
  • Evaluating during (real-time) and after the response


You can also attend the training online via our Virtual Led Instructor Training. Get in touch with us to arrange your virtual training session.

To register online to book your spot, click on this link Online Registration Form


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on the details below:
Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.
Email: [email protected]
Office Location: Utumishi Co-op Hse, Mamlaka rd, Off Nyerere Rd, Nairobi