IOM has developed this online training platform in order to systematize and standardize data collected on CCCM capacity building initiatives. This central database enables Missions to easily upload their capacity building data, creating a registry of CCCM trainings, trainers and participants, which can be comprehensively searched. Reports and up to date information are readily accessible via the dashboard, where global, country and training-specific data are displayed. Not only does the platform track the evolution of CCCM capacity at global and country levels, it also facilitates swift deployment of trained CCCM responders in emergencies.


In June 2014, in Lisbon, IOM will host a capacity building retreat for trainers and project staff involved in ongoing capacity building projects, as well as those who have been active members of the interagency training roster in the past. The goal of the retreat is to encourage fresh thinking on how to better achieve capacity development outcomes in the context of natural disasters and complex emergencies by: exposing participants to the new training materials launched in 2013; agreeing on unified evaluation tools and methodologies for capacity development programmes; sharing innovative field practices, successes and challenges and; strengthening the network of CCCM capacity development staff in IOM. The agenda for the retreat will be driven by needs arising in the field and will foster consultation and knowledge exchange among a broad range of CCCM actors.


With forced displacement on the rise due to rapid-onset natural disasters, and with increasing requests from national authorities for CCCM capacity building, three training of trainer (ToT) events were organized in 2013. The first took place in Bandung, Indonesia, August 18-23; the second took place in Bogota, Colombia, November 17-23; and the third was held in Dakar, Senegal, December 9-13. Of the 70 people trained at the ToTs the participants were from international, national, and regional levels and included national authorities from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Zimbabwe. Humanitarian agencies were represented by staff from IOM, UNHCR, NRC, IFRC and Red Cross chapters, and NGOs. During the training in Senegal, a representative from the Economic Community of Central African States was also present.

The aim of the trainings was to prepare IOM project officers and partners to take on capacity building activities in CCCM during emergency and preparedness scenarios with national authorities.

Ultimately these events inspire participant’s knowledge in both CCCM technical issues and trainings methodologies. In turn this increases the rate of satisfaction of national authorities and partners regarding the CCCM guidance provided, and leads to improved and consistent management of displacement sites through enhanced preparedness for emergency response.

ToT events have already had a visible impact, as many participants have subsequently conducted national-level trainings. In the Philippines, for example, trainers who participated in the Bandung ToT went on to conduct CCCM trainings for two thousand people following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

Participants from Thailand applied their skills to a new national roll-out training package and in 2013, trained 189 people. Similarly, in the Republic of Korea, 19 people were trained in a training emerging on the basis of skills developed during the ToT, and the Camp Management Toolkit was translated into Korean. In Pakistan, awareness raised during the Bandung ToT event led to a recommendation by the project coordinator to further adapt the training materials previously used there in order to better fit Pakistan’s context.



CCCM capacity building programmes adopt a holistic approach to strengthening system-wide capacity at national, organizational and individual levels. Supported by adapted materials that take into consideration national laws, specific operational mandates, cultural and social aspects, these programmes have improved coordination and delivery of services to affected populations. For more information, or to request support on implementing a capacity building project in your country, please contact Jennifer Cline Kvernmo and CCCM Support


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