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Name Education in Emergencies
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Human Rights Education Associates, United States of America
Frequency Annual
Objectives This e-learning course introduces staff members of (international) development agencies and NGOs to the legal frameworks protecting and governing education in emergencies. More than half the world’s permanently out-of-school children live in areas affected by emergencies, either natural disasters or armed conflict. Many more become temporarily affected when an emergency strikes or they face entire childhoods in refugee camps. All are protected by a special combination of human rights, refugee, criminal and humanitarian law, spelling out how to prevent attacks, discrimination and violations of education, and clearly stipulating who are the duty-bearers, what mechanisms for redress exist and how education must look in an emergency response.
Area of expertise education
humanitarian assistance
Content Week 1. The dangers to education, learners and facilities in different types of emergencies: armed conflict, complex emergencies, and natural disasters
Week 2. The protection of education under different legal regimes: human rights, humanitarian, criminal and refugee law
Week 3. Remedies, mechanisms, and monitoring
Week 4. The wider response of the international community: INEE, the Education Cluster system, UN and NGOs
Week 5. Most vulnerable groups affected by emergencies and links to poverty and development
Week 6. Case study (a country or an organisation): how to use the legal frameworks governing education in emergencies for advocacy
Language English
Methodology used This certificate course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, discussion, webinars, a writing 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 do 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 Jo Kelcey is an education specialist with a particular focus on questions of education practice, policy and research in countries affected by emergencies and crisis.
Degree/Certificate A Certificate of Participation will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
Number of participants The maximum number of course participants is 25.
Application procedure Apply online : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=feivmxlab&oeidk=a07ecnyc1vzc22ec145
Admission requirements The course is intended for, among others, humanitarian workers, child rights advocates, youth workers, social workers, staff members of development and children’s rights/social justice organisations, including development NGOs and UN specialised agencies like UNICEF. 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.
Tuition/Accommodation Tuition fee for participants: US$ 435 (after 1 December 2016: US$ 495); tuition for auditors: US$ 165 (US$ 195 after 1 December 2016). Payments can be made online with major credit cards (Discover, MasterCard, Visa), PayPal and bank transfer (additional fee applies). Bulk rates are available. Payments are due upon registration.
Homepage www.hrea.org/learn/elearning/education-in-emergencies/

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