Project Management In Incertain Environments Final

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Humanitarian actors working in disasters and complex emergencies around the world use Project management methodologies to deliver life saving assistence to those that are worse affected by these catastrophic events. However the environments in which humanitarian agencies, the Red Cross and Red Crescent amongst them, work is fast moving, volatile, insecure and with poor, damaged or non existent infrastructure. How then can an organisation, and the project managers within it, manage these factors and the uncertainty they generate. The presentation, using the experience of worlds largests humanitarian organisation the Red Cross and Red Crescent, will show how humanitarian workers use common standards, anchoring and situational awarenesss to inform an inclusive and rolling planning process which delivers aid in highly insecure and volatile environments.

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Project Management In Incertain Environments Final

  1. 1. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010 Project management challenges in environments with high levels of uncertainty (Disasters and Complex emergencies) David Lynch International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, September 23, 2010 Reykjavik.
  2. 2. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010 Context Standards and Common Approaches Anchoring Project planning and implementation approaches Human resource ; diversity and cultural competencies Context Standards Anchoring Project methods Human Rescource
  3. 3. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010 Tampere Convention on Context Scenarios onset Natural disaster Sudden Complex emergency International Assistance Context Standards Anchoring Project methods Human Rescource
  4. 4. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010 Tampere Convention on Uncertainty Scenarios to people and property Extent of damage State of Infrastructure Effectiveness of Public Administration Economy and markets Environmental impact - Needs of the effected population - Physical security - Resource, time, and quality Context Standards Anchoring Project methods Human Rescource
  5. 5. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010 Common approaches International Disaster Response Laws Scenarios Humanitarian Charter and Minimum standards in Disaster Response. Minimum standards Key Indicators Policy and Strategies Guidance Notes Context Standards Anchoring Project methods Human Rescource
  6. 6. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010 Tampere Convention on Standardization Scenarios Disaster Response Tools Early Warning : Early Action (EW/EA) Disaster Management Information system (DMIS) Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) Field Assessment and Coordination Teams (FACT) Emergency Response Units (ERU) Emergency items catalogue (3 volumes) Project management manual, based on RBM and Logical Framework - Context Standards Anchoring Project methods Human Rescource
  7. 7. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010 Context Standards Anchoring Project methods Human Rescource
  8. 8. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010 Context Standards Anchoring Project methods Human Rescource
  9. 9. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010 Context Standards Anchoring Project methods Human Rescource
  10. 10. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010
  11. 11. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010 Your thoughts……
  12. 12. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies August 2010 Thanks !

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