Introduction to Coordinated Needs Assessment - Key Concepts (Part 1)

In cooperation with Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, University of Geneva, ACAPS has developed an online training course, which covers the basics of coordinated needs assessment in emergencies. The course is divided into six chapters.

It does provide an overview of important principles that should be applied. It can be used to train teams preparing for field assessments, as an introduction to more in-depth face-to-face training, or for researchers/students wanting an introduction to humanitarian needs assessment.

Part 1 introduces key concepts and explains what we mean by ‘a need’ in humanitarian needs assessments, what is coordinated assessments, and provides guidance to how they may be organized and structured.

How to register:

This e-learning course can be freely accessed on the ACAPS website: