2010 Haiti Earthquake 'Reflections' After Action Review Workshop

Publication language
After action & learning reviews
Disasters, Urban
CARE International

Objectives: The main objective of this exercise will be to use our experience in Haiti to help CARE identify shortcomings, recognize good practices, and improve upon CARE's humanitarian policy framework and how CARE International approaches emergency response at a global organizational level in a way that we can apply these lessons to
large-scale humanitarian crises we may face in the future.

Similar to the last organization-wide review undertaken for the 2004 tsunami, it is anticipated that the Haiti Earthquake Reflections Workshop will review:

  1. Roles & relationships: Clarify roles and responsibilities, accountability, coordination, and management oversight.
  2. How successful we were at getting the right people at the right time, including deployment modalities,staffing transitions, etc.
  3. Programme design and absorptive capacity. Emergency preparedness planning, capacity assessments,strategic planning and transition from relief to development
  4. Performance in core sectors (food security, shelter and/or WASH) and integration of cross-cutting issues(gender, DRR, etc.) given that CARE's response needs to be based not only on needs but also on itstechnical and absorptive capacity
  5. How effectively was the transition managed between successive phases (e.g. relief to recovery)
  6. Effectiveness of programme support, humanitarian accountability, fundraising, and media and communications – all of which influence the quality and timelines of an emergency response

Methodology: Workshop: 25 to 35 full-time participants with representation at a managerial and technical level from CARE Haiti, CARE International Members, various functional units of the Lead Member (CARE USA), and the CARE Emergency Response Working Group

Contact: Jock Baker, baker [at] careinternational [dot] org, and Sarah Ralston, sralston [at] care [dot] org