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Training Report – Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMA): Focused on WASH

2014 — By Mandira Singh Shrestha

Emergency Market Mapping Analysis (EMMA) is a toolkit guidance manual for humanitarian staff in sudden-onset emergencies which aims to improve emergency responses by encouraging and assisting relief agencies to better understand, support and make use of local market-systems in disaster zones. EMMA offers a quick, rough-and-ready analysis with practical recommendations that are suitable for the early stages of emergencies. It does not rely on users having specialist economic or market analysis skills; and it is broad in scope: addressing survival needs, livelihood protection and the transition to economic recovery. As a part of its National Humanitarian Capacity Building for Urban Risk Management, Oxfam organized a five days training on Emergency Market Mapping Analysis (EMMA) for WASH Champions in the country to enhance capacity of WASH actors for market based intervention during emergency in Nepal. The Program was organized on February 23-27, 2014, at Hotel Summit, Kupondol. Nineteen participants from various national and international organizations, such as IFRC, NRCS, ENPHO, DEPROSC, Lumanti and Oxfam participated in the training program. The training was focussed on delivering technical skill to the participants as well as understanding the critical market system (CMS) in current context for improving the market system for better preparedness with regard to meet drinking water need in post earthquake context in Kathmandu.

Mr.Rajesh Dhungel, working in the capacity of EFSL Regional Capacity Builder, Oxfam GB Asia, facilitated the overall training session successfully. Both the theoretical knowledge and the practical assessments such as group work, presentations, quiz, video show, group discussion and field works were incorporated inorder to enlighten the participants in understanding the purpose of the training.
Towards the concluding session of the training, few guests from Oxfam country programme were invited, during which the participants conducted a short presentation about their learning, observation during field work and their findings from their respected area of intervention. At the end, participants including the guests discussed on the findings and the guest acknowledged recommendations and committed that most of them can be incorporated in next phase of programming and are useful for post-earthquake response programming.