Essentials in Humanitarian Practice- tailor-made

Location: Your choice, Worldwide (tailor-made)
Residential: No

Essentials of Humanitarian Practice will give participants an insight into life working in the field whilst increasing understanding of the characteristics of natural disasters, conflict induced emergencies and the requirements for an effective humanitarian response.

Practical learning is at the heart of the course, during the week we will put trainees at the centre of an emergency response in an engaging simulation. This will challenge their motivations and beliefs, giving a firsthand understanding of what it is like to work in the field.

By using the tailor-made service you are not limited to the full five days of the standard EHP course, nor the specific topic areas covered. We would be happy to tailor the agenda to meet the needs of your organisation by adapting, adding or removing modules.

An Overview of the Essentials in Humanitarian Practice Tailor-made Training Course

Who should attend? 

Anyone working in or entering the humanitarian sector.

What does the course cover? 

Participants will examine the humanitarian context, the concept of humanitarian principles, the international humanitarian system, accountability, international law, needs assessment, individual responsibility and the potential impacts and dilemmas of humanitarian responses.

Cross-cutting themes such as gender, culture and security are considered throughout the course. Individuals will be encouraged to reflect on their own motivations and competencies for relief work regularly during the week.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the characteristics of natural disasters and complex emergencies
  • Describe the different activities required for a comprehensive response to an emergency situation
  • Analyse the roles and relationships of humanitarian agencies and the people affected by disasters
  • Describe and apply international legal instruments and humanitarian principles to a humanitarian response
  • Discuss potential impacts and dilemmas associated with humanitarian responses
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key skills and personal attributes required for an effective humanitarian response
  • Apply skills of teamwork, coordination, communication and cultural sensitivity in a simulation environment

Course structure:

As a guide, the Essentials of Humanitarian Practice Workshop usually runs between four to five days. However, we would be delighted to work with you to create the training solution that best meets your needs.

For more information, to discuss course content, or for a quote, please contact our training team.


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