What is PARK?
The PARK (Profiling and Assessment Resource Kit) was launched by the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) and the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS). PARK is a collection of over a thousand working documents (guidelines, TORs, budgets, questionnaires, presentations, analysis plans etc.) related to IDP profiling and coordinated assessments of humanitarian situations. The documents are organized in an easily searchable database, which is kept alive as users upload new materials to be shared with the wider community.
The PARK database is available online - on your laptop and your smartphone. To allow practitioners to benefit from each other’s experiences wherever they are, PARK is also available offline, all you have to do is to download it onto your external hard drive or USB here.
To get PARK to the right people, the PARK has been integrated in several humanitarian trainings. Participants could take home tools and examples from the profiling or assessment steps they had learnt about. To date, the PARK has been incorporated into:
In addition, the PARK has been presented through a question and answer session on OCHA’s IMO blog and featured on the new Coordinated Assessments and Emergency Journalism websites.
Do you know of any upcoming trainings/events that could benefit from the PARK? Or do you have colleagues that could be interested in the PARK? Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recommended PARK downloads
Since its launch in February, the PARK database has proven to be a valuable field-to-field information-sharing platform, providing concrete examples of what others have done in the field. Over the past three months, the PARK had 250 new users each month, and the database itself has grown to 1,290 documents through user contributions.
The PARK team recommends the following tools (click on link to download):