The HFP Mission was undertaken at the request of the UN Resident Coordinator with the aim of identifying opportuni‐ ties for how the UN Country Team (UNCT) can strengthen its own capacity and that of Venezuela to anticipate and respond to future humanitarian threats and crisis drivers. The mission was conducted by a two person HFP team (Joanne Burke, Philipp Shonrock) during the period of 27 July through 10 Au‐ gust 2009, visiting Caracas and the State of Merida. The mis‐ sion included a series of group meetings, individual key infor‐ mant interviews and the completion of the HFP question‐ naire: Organizational Self‐Assessment Tools (OSAT).