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Name Human Rights in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Relief
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Human Rights Education Associates, United States of America
Start date 17/09/2015
End date 28/10/2015
Objectives This e-learning course introduces staff members of local, national, and international humanitarian organisations, as well as those with a general interest in the humanitarian action, to the underlying principles of humanitarianism and the realities and challenges of the sector. The course reviews the structure of the humanitarian system and examines crosscutting themes through which course participants can identify and understand vulnerabilities of people affected by disaster. Participants will learn about many of practical aspects of humanitarian work and the unique conditions of working in humanitarian crises. The course will also review some of the critical and emerging challenges facing the humanitarian sector. Participants completing the course will have gained a basic overview of the global humanitarian sector from a rights-based perspective.
Area of expertise humanitarian assistance
Content Week 1: Humanitarianism: overview of humanitarianism; human rights, legal frameworks, and guiding principles; cycles and characteristics of natural and man-made disasters
Week 2: Humanitarian Action: rights-based approaches to disaster response and recovery; aid coordination and sectored assistance
Week 3: Sectors and Cross-cutting Themes: age, gender, environment, HIV/AIDS, mental health and social wellbeing, persons with disabilities
Week 4: Disaster Risk Reduction: mitigation, preparedness, resilience, and the intersection with "Development"
Week 5: Effective Humanitarian Response: needs assessments; project planning and management; leadership, teamwork, and communications
Week 6: Humanitarian Challenges: safety and security; accountability and transparency; climate change; urbanization; water scarcity
Language English
Methodology used This certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, discussion, webinars, a written assignment and quizzes, and is offered over a six-week period. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. Participants will complete the required readings, prepare interim and final assignments, and participate in group discussions. Case studies will be used to enable interactive learning and activities.
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Delivered by Instructor: Gretchen Alther
Degree/Certificate Certificate of Participation.
Number of participants 25
Application procedure Apply online : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=feivmxlab&oeidk=a07e91gptid001e77d2
Admission requirements The course is intended for staff of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, humanitarian practitioners and other professionals who want to gain basic knowledge about human rights in humanitarian response. Participants should have a good written command of English --the working language of the course-- and have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use. HREA aims to ensure equal gender and geographical distribution across the selected participants.
Scholarship Unfortunately, there are no scholarships or discounted tuition fees available for this course.
Tuition/Accommodation Tuition fee for participants: US$ 575; tuition for auditors: US$ 215.
Homepage www.hrea.org/learn/elearning/humanitarian-action/

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