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Session 2.1: Assessing Local Markets

Key Learning Objectives: By the end of this session participants should: 1. have an understanding of the different types of local market assessments and their relevance to shelter and settlement 2. specify tools for environment and economic/market assessment. Key Learning Points 1. Intervention that neglects local markets can damage livelihoods, jobs and businesses. 2. Environmental impact assessment tool (EIA) is used for assessing the environment and emergency market mapping and analysis tool (EMMA) is used for assessing markets Session Agenda: 1. Local market assessments 2. Local market assessment tools

Session 2.2: Damage Assessment

Key Learning Objectives By the end of this session participants should be able to: 1. form an understanding of the difference between damage and need 2. explain how the different types of damage assessments and the phases to which they correspond are carried out 3. know how to design and implement a damage assessment for shelters and settlements Key Learning Points 1. Damage does not automatically equal need 2. SAR teams are essential to preliminary damage assessment 3. The different categories of building damage 4. What defines a post-disaster needs assessment, and what defines and damage and loss assessment Session Agenda: 1. Damage assessments 2. Damage assessment tools 3. Damage assessment implementation

Session 2.3: Assessing local capacities

Key Learning Objectives By the end of this session participants should be able to: 1. describe local capacity 2. explain why local capacity is important 3. list the different tools for assessing local capacity Key Learning Points 1. There are different types of capacity and they evolve over time 2. Local capacity can make a critical difference to humanitarian responses 3. Tools for assessment include the Beneficiary identification assessment (JET) and Vulnerability and Capacity assessment (VCA) Session Agenda: 1. Local capacity assessments 2. Local capacity assessment tools