Professor of the National University of Ireland, Galway visited GOAL Malawi for an ARC-D Toolkit review

Professor Michael Hartnett has reviewed and provided feedback on the ARCD toolkit application and training effectiveness. Of which GOAL received positive feedback and along with recommendations for improvement.

[Blantyre, Malawi, August 2018]— NUIG visited two communities in Balaka and Chikwawa Districts to develop focus group discussions with community leaders to gather feedback from the community on their experience about the ARC-D toolkit. The ARC-D was found to be practical from their perspective, and it was eye-opener to understand how to analyse the resilience of their community. A conclusion was that a major gain of the ARC-D toolkit application is the opportunity to bring leaders together to discuss and exchange ideas on how they can increase their community resilience to disasters.



NUIG’s visit also included a focus group discussion with key stakeholders who had been trained by GOAL in the application of the ARC-D Toolkit in July 2018. The objective was to gather feedback about the training and suggest any improvements for future users. Participants considered the training very instructive and the ARC-D resulted being relevant for their field of work in Malawi. For those who had applied the ARC-D, also mentioned that the training prepared them well for the applications. Some general suggestions included complementary trainings on data analysis and reporting using ARC-D dashboards, as well as more case studies available to discuss during the training.

GOAL´s Resilience boilerplate:

Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian and development agency, committed to working with communities to achieve sustainable and innovative early response in crises, and lasting solutions to poverty and vulnerability. GOAL has worked in over 60 countries and responded to almost every major humanitarian disaster. We are currently operational in 13 countries globally.

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