Training and Secondary Data Analysis Capacity Building; IFRC

Crisis context/area of workBuilding assessment capacities of humanitarian responders 
Geographical scopeGlobal
Project periodMarch 2020
Donors/partnersInternational Federation of Red Cross (IFRC)
BudgetUSD 15,000
Analysis framework used:IFRC VCA analytical framework in DEEP
ProblemDFS’ solution
The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) is one of the most prominent users of DEEP which allows humanitarian responders to react faster and reach further by automating time-consuming data collection and analysis-related tasks in humanitarian action. 
IFRC has multiple projects involved with DEEP, such as the Ebola Outbreak Analysis, the secondary data review and analysis for the ESSN project in Turkey, and the analysis of IFRC’s Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) reports, helping crisis affected communities become more resilient to natural hazards. 
To support IFRC’s in-house capacities for secondary data review and analysis in the DEEP platform, it asked DFS to design and implement a series of capacity building trainings.
DFS developed an online, blended learning program for IFRC, containing e-learning modules and tailored exercises, allowing IFRC colleagues to more effectively utilize DEEP as one of its go-to data platforms. 
The learning program has allowed IFRC to strengthen the secondary data review and analysis skills of staff, develop bespoke analytical frameworks, create data visualizations, and explore the use of natural language processing. 
As a result of the partnership, IFRC is more able to support tailored responses in various humanitarian emergency contexts, analyze risks, anticipate needs, and address the often overwhelming amount of data, ultimately improving the efficiency of humanitarian programs across the globe and helping optimize resources.