Definition - What is it
It is the process of ensuring that the organization is in a state of readiness to implement livelihood programs both when responding to the effects after the impact of a disaster or in non-crisis situation. This module aims to help organizations supporting on livelihoods to the most affected or vulnerable populations while maintaining their capabilities and resources to continue to sustain their essential functions without being overwhelmed by the demand placed on them.
Logic in the TOOLBOX
It is the first module to be conducted and it is needed before facing the implementation of a livelihood program. It covers two different ways of preparedness:
- The internal one, making sure that the resources within the organization are in place and the operational plans have been developed to face the possible scenarios. It comprise the capacity building plan and all the additional steps and substeps before its implementation.
- The external one, embedded in the implementation step as a part of the Operational level, has been separated from capacity building since it is aimed to contingency planning. It involves properly analyzing the different scenarios and developing the preparedness to face them, so it refers to different modules within the toolbox.