What is new in strategic planning?
In a situation where humanitarian needs are growing increasingly, the approaches to deal with and meet these needs have been changed and developed. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent, with eagerness to catch up with the updates and to upgrade the efficiencies of its humanitarian responses, has launched a broad development process, covering its branches and sub-branches across the country, aimed at enhancing the capabilities of preparedness and providing various types of assistance and humanitarian services to the most vulnerable people.
Crucial step for a better future
In the framework of the strategic planning, SARC has conducted two induction courses regarding its strategic plan and the methodology of preparedness for effective response (PER) that would be adopted as a basic tool to assessing the branches realities and to developing new plans contribute to raise the services quality under the supervision of the SARC-HQ.
The courses have been attended by 53 participants from SARC’s units and departments in the HQ, representatives from SARC’s branches and representatives from the IFRC and the ICRC. It clarified the importance of the commitments to SARC’s vision and objectives included in the strategic plan 2020- 2022 that considered an essential step to the humanitarian work in Syria.
Preparedness for effective response (PER)
On a second hand, the courses brought to light the advantages of the PER tool that ensures a high preparedness to respond to all emergencies.
The methodology of the PER is comprehensive and it depends on the branch’s capacities and capabilities to define the strength and weak points, along with the opportunities and challenges. It also considers the nature of branch on one hand, and the necessity of the efficient coordination on the level of the organization on the second hand.
This methodology is designed to be applied periodically in the HQ and the branches in a parallel manner in order to consolidate and certify information. It consists of 5 phases: steering, assessment, define priorities, develop an action plan, implementation and accountability.