3. Protocols, Guidelines and Tools

In the CET you will find:


  • are mandatory
  • establish the policy and process for managing an emergency response
  • are brief statements with step-by-step instructions
  • outline the roles of all the involved actors across CARE International (COs, Members, CEG).


  • provide detailed practical detail on what to do and how to do it
  • focus on Country Office or non-presence operations as the primary user (except for specific CARE International Member guidelines)
  • guide COs as to how procedures should be amended for emergency situations
  • are not mandatory but highly recommended to ensure standards are being met.


  • are annexed to each chapter
  • provide templates, formats, samples and other resources that can be used directly during a response
  • provide copies of other technical handbooks and manuals.