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New Course on the Contingency Plan in Start Ready Disaster Risk Financing Course

  • by Mazen Alhousseiny
  • 04 Jul 22

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Start Network has launched its new online course for our members and local partners within the series of courses on Start Ready Disaster Risk Financing system. 

This new course named Contingency Plan in Start Ready DRF is hosted via Kaya Connect and covers the first pillar of the Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) approach.  

Start Network will keep developing additional online courses that will cover the remaining two pillars for the DRF system: risk analytics and financing arrangements. So, keep an eye on our website to stay updated on when these courses might be launched.  


Is this course for me?

This course is for Start Network members and their local partners as well as other relevant stakeholders in academic, scientific, and disaster management sectors. It is self-guided and self-paced.  


How will I benefit from this course?

Upon completion of this course, you will grow your knowledge 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 the various disaster scenarios,  

  • Start Network members’ roles, responsibilities, and readiness checks.  


How long will it take?

The course takes approximately 2.5 hours, and it is divided into 3 Units.  

It is advised to complete this online course Intro to Disaster Risk Financing, to build your understanding of Start Ready's proactive Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) approach before proceeding with the contingency planning.  


How much does it cost?

This course is free! Start Network is committed to upskilling the capacities of its members and their local partners to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing. We are therefore invested in sharing as many beneficial opportunities as possible both within Start Network and externally. 


Will I get a certificate at the end?

Yes, you will gain a certificate once you have completed all 3 Units and the post-course quiz. There is an 80% grade requirement to pass the course. However, this shouldn’t worry you because the post-course quiz can be retaken up to three times.

You will also be granted the opportunity to download a digital badge. A digital badge is like a certificate but differs slightly in that it can be stored, displayed, and shared online. You can create a portfolio of badges on HPass, a platform dedicated to recognising humanitarians' skills and experience. Find out more about HPass here.

If you have any questions about this course, please email




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