UN-OCHA course on "Coordinated Assessment and Information Management (CAIM)" from 23 to 28 February 2020 in Berlin


As in previous years, this spring 29 international participants from 24 countries gathered in Berlin to learn jointly and exchange views on current working methods. Among them were OCHA staff members from various country offices as well as participants from the Danish Red Cross, IOM CCCM Global Cluster, Canadem (Stand-By-Partnership Program), IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, Croix-Rouge Luxembourgeoise, Global Nutrition Cluster as well as ZIF experts.

A special feature of the six-day training is that primarily Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Coordination Officer and Information Management Officer come together. Mutual understanding of their own activities plays an important role. What is often lacking is not so much the information needed to assess situations as the ability to validate and analyze the information required to set priorities and guide humanitarian aid planning. A reliable and accurate assessment of humanitarian needs improves the effectiveness of humanitarian aid and ensures more accurate response planning and timely decision-making.

The CAIM course is a basic training course designed for experts who already have conceptual knowledge and skills in needs analysis and assessment.

The continuous work on a fictitious scenario and a variety of learning and business games enables a particularly effective transfer of knowledge

The "Coordinated Assessment and Information Management (CAIM)" training, which took place from 23 to 28 February in Berlin, was developed and conducted by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). ZIF acted as host.

Since 2011, ZIF, politically and financially supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, has been cooperating with OCHA in the framework of the Stand- By Partnership (SBP). The program contributes to ensuring the coordination of crisis operations by providing and training qualified experts at short notice. Through various cooperation activities with OCHA, ZIF contributes to increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of international humanitarian aid in complex crisis situations.

Find impressions of the training environment here.