Welcome to the Contingency Plan in Start Ready DRF! 

This self-guided course will follow up on the knowledge gained from the pre-request course Introduction to Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) to build the knowledge on the 1st pillar which is Contingency plan. It is divided into three units to: define contingency plan and its importance, the preparations needed then the process to design it according to Start Ready Building Blocks framework.  

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Is this course for me?

The course is for Start Network members and their local partners, in addition to relevant stakeholders e.g. Academic, scientific, and disaster management experts. It is a self-guided and self-paced online course.

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How will I benefit from this course?

On completion of this course, you will be aware on: 

  • Contingency planning definition & usage, 

  • Engagement with local communities and external stakeholders, 

  • Identifying vulnerable people, their impact and coping strategies, 

  • their needs and tailored interventions to match with the various disaster’s scenarios, 

  • & SN members’ roles, responsibilities and readiness check. 

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How long will it take?
 The course takes approximately 2.5 hours.  

We recommend to first complete the Start Network's other course on Kaya Introduction to Disaster Risk Financing (DRF), that will take you through the concept of Disaster Risk Financing and the Start Ready Building Blocks framework.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate and digital badge at the end?

Yes, you will be able to gain a certificate once you have completed all the modules and completed the post-course quiz. There is an 80% grade to pass and the quiz can be retaken up to three times.

You will also be given the option to gain a digital badge. 
A digital badge is like a certificate but it can be stored, displayed and shared online. You can create a portfolio of badges on myHPass, a platform dedicated to recognising humanitarians' skills and experience. Find out more about HPass here

Contingency Planning Badge

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How do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       Join course       button. This will take you through to the course page itself. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.

Data protection

This course was created by the Start Network, who monitor use of this course to ensure it is fit for purpose. This means that staff members in the Start Network will be able to see the name you use on Kaya and any professional information you have given us. All this data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting. 

If you have any questions about this, please email anticipation@startprogrammes.org