InterWorks authored a Contingency Planning Learning Module for UNHCR. The course draws on current contingency planning guidance produced by the UN agencies and the IASC as well as NGO and other sources. The aim of the course is to introduce managers and planners of humanitarian and development programs to the concept of scenario-based contingency planning. It further explains many of the processes involved and provides direct practical tips for navigating through the often difficult task of interagency contingency planning.
The course is designed to be self-contained, allowing learners to proceed at their own pace. Questions for reflection are interspersed throughout the various chapters to allow learners to mentally apply the learning to their own experience. Each chapter ends with a short test, allowing for self-assessment of the learner’s understanding of the material.