Disasters and Crises - Learning and Evaluations

Across the world, Tearfund and its partners work in very different contexts. In our experience, while every disaster is different, it is still important to bring in the lessons we learnt from past responses. 

We know that to respond effectively in an emergency situation requires people with skills, knowledge as well as the right heart and attitude to put people first. Tearfund and its partners are committed to improving their performance both through training and developing skills, as well as reviewing projects to ensure that lessons can be learnt or new innovation identified.

Evaluations and Measurement

Evaluations and learning form part of our ethos and commitment to transparency and improvement. You can find key learning from our responses in the Impact and Effectiveness section

Tearfund use a range of resources which support the measurement of disaster response projects. These include: 

Characteristics of a Disaster Resilient Community is used at village and community level and describes indicators of what a prepared and mobilised community should look like. 

Guidance from ALNAP is used for large scale international response projects

E-Learning Modules

Looking to build your skills and knowledge of disaster response? Try TANDEM - our free E-learning course.

Tearfund’s Approach in Disasters E-learning modules, or TANDEM for short, are a set of mini-modules on a range of critical issues for people working in humanitarian disaster situations. Primarily designed for staff and partners, but open to anyone, they can be worked on at your own pace, on your own or with others and do not need to be completed in a particular order. Modules vary in length and should take about an hour to complete.

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Other Learning Opportunities

Kaya is a global learning platform from the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. Here you will find online learning opportunities which are free to access. 

Disaster Ready
Disaster Ready is an online learning library of more than 1,000 training resources. It covers core topics such as Humanitarianism, Program/Operations, Protection, Staff Welfare, Management and Leadership, Staff Safety & Security, and Soft Skills. 

Disaster Competencies
CHS Alliance has in recent years developed a set of competencies to guide how humanitarian leadership and field staff can develop their behaviours and skills to work more effectively.