NDF participation in the training organized by UNDP & IRM Islamabad
BY: Yasmeen Arain
The two days training on “Assessment Methodology & Techniques” for Community restoration cluster during flood response. The training was organized by IRM with support of UNDP on 28th – 30th August 2012 in Indus Hotel Hyderabad.
The facilitators Mr. Khalid Khattak & Mr. Israr Tunio facilitated the training sessions. Ms. Yasmeen Arain Master Trainer in NDF represented NDF during the training. It was den of knowledge. During the training basic concepts were shared as it was shared that Statistics is a group of methods used to collect, analyze, present, and interpret data and to make decisions. The collection of Individual facts, statistics or items of information is called data.
It was also share that there are five main kinds of data, 1. Primary data, 2. Secondary Data, 3. Quantitative Data, 4. Qualitative Data, 5. Cross section and time series data. It was informed that all elements, individuals, items, or objects – whose characteristics are being studied are called population.
It was shared that a survey that includes every number of the population is called census. The technique of collecting information from a portion of the population is called sample survey and the process of conducting a study from representative samples of specific populations is called survey. Watching and recording behaviours within a clearly defined area is called observation. A common place instrument for collecting data from a large or diverse sample is called questionnaire.
It was shared that the measure of change is called indicator. The indicators are measured to know at extent development/progress has been made.
It was shared that the magnitude of prevailing situation, issue or problem, identification of Gaps , know where we stand, situation and the needs in the critical stage after a disaster/ crises is called Assessment.
A systematic activity designed to draw inferences, conclusions, hypotheses or assessments including the acquisition of new information during a limited period of time is called Rapid Assessment.
It was informed about MIRA that the Multi-Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) is designed to identify strategic humanitarian priorities during the first weeks following an emergency.
The training was very informative which developed techniques & methodology to make survey or assessment during any upcoming emergency situation.
Mr. Roomi S Hayat CEO IRM also participated during last day of training, he was very kind & energetic personality, he did encourage all participate to develop their skills to contribute in the society. His lecture was very informative.
The field visits were also schedule to test the learning of participants. The participants were distributed in the groups to make assessment at multi cluster approach. All the participants were very active & showed keen interest in the learning.