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Contingency Planning Course


Contingency planning aims to prepare an organization to respond well to an emergency and its potential humanitarian impact. Developing a contingency plan involves making decisions in advance about the management of human and financial resources, coordination and communications procedures, and being aware of a range of technical and logistical responses. Such planning is a management tool, involving all sectors, which can help ensure the timely and effective provision of humanitarian aid to those most in need when a disaster occurs. Time spent in contingency planning equals time saved when a disaster occurs. Effective contingency planning should lead to timely and effective disaster-relief operations.

The contingency planning process can basically be broken down into three simple questions:

  • What is going to happen?
  • What are we going to do about it?
  • What can we do ahead of time to get prepared?

This training helps planners think through these questions in a systematic way. Contingency planning is most often undertaken when there is a specific threat or hazard; exactly how that threat will actually impact is unknown. Developing scenarios is a good way of thinking through the possible impacts. On the basis of sensible scenarios, it is possible to develop a plan that sets out the scale of the response and the resources needed.


5 days.


Economic planners, disaster management officials and professionals, contingency planners, NGO officials.


When you complete this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the need for contingency planning
  • Know the major components of contingency planning
  • Create a simple set of contingency plans, using business impact analysis
  • Prepare and execute a test of contingency plans
  • Understand the unified contingency plan approach


Module 1: Carrying out Risk Assessment

  • Risk analysis and identification
  • Prioritizing
  • Risk Impact/Probability Charts   

Module 2: Carrying out Incident Response System

  • Activities before the incident
  • Activities during the incident
  • Activities after the incident
  • Preparing for the incident planning
  • Incident Detection
  • Incident response
  • Incident documentation
  • Incident Containment
  • Incident Escalation
  • Incident Recovery
  • After Action Review
  • Law Enforcement Involvement

Module 3: Disaster recovery planning (DRP

  • Disaster Classifications
  • Planning for Disaster
  • Crisis Management
  • Disaster Response

Module 4: Business continuity planning

  • Continuity Strategies
  • Exclusive Use Options
  • Shared Use Options
  • Off-Site Disaster Data Storage

Module 5:Business impact analysis (BIA)

  • Threat attack identification
  • Business unit analysis
  • Attack success scenario development
  • Potential damage assessment
  • Subordinate plan classification

Module 6: Testing of Contingency Plans


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on 

Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

Mob: +254 715 077 817, +254 731 240 802, +254 735 331 020.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor-led training is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 20th May 2019.

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Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 27-05-2019
Event End Date 31-05-2019
Cut off date 20-05-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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