Children displaced by conflict in Sudan's troubled Darfur region © Andy Bastable
The situation in Sudan
Decades of protracted conflict, political instability, recurrent droughts, and devastating famines have created a worsening humanitarian crisis in Sudan. The Darfur Peace Agreement and security talks with the newly independent South Sudan have failed to quell the violence in the West and along the southern border. The situation in the states of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile has become increasingly dire as violence and attacks against civilians intensify and aid is restricted.
An escalating trend of violence against humanitarian operations has severely diminished aid workers’ ability to provide aid assistance in the face of displacement, loss of livelihoods, food insecurity, malnutrition and disease. In addition, it is becoming increasingly difficult for international organisations to gain access to the neediest areas. As these new challenges arise, it is particularly important for local communities, organisations and individuals to have the capacity and skills to provide effective assistance. RedR’s programme in Sudan is helping build this capacity through its wide variety of courses and services.
Our main Sudan office is based in Khartoumn.
We know that effective aid delivery requires highly trained humanitarian staff with expert technical, project and people management skills. RedR in Sudan offers a wide range of open courses, as well as bespoke training for aid agencies that require tailor-made support or training in deep field locations.
RedR is the only organisation providing staff safety and welfare training for humanitarian workers in Sudan in both English and Arabic. With training centres in Khartoum, El Fasher, El Geneina and Nyala, we ensure aid workers across the region can access the knowledge, skills and support they need to protect themselves and continue to operate in a hostile or dangerous situation while still delivering effective aid. In addition, we run a peer support network that provides welfare support to aid workers after critical incidents. Currently the network works with over thirty NGOs across North, West and South Darfur.
Our achievements in 2012
Delivered 140 courses covering 28 topics.
Trained 1607 staff from 57 international and 175 national agencies.
Provided trainings in 8 locations including El Geneina, El Fasher, Khartoum, and Nyala as well as in the deep field.
97% of trainees were national staff.
95% of participants rated the course ‘excellent or very good’ on improvement of skills and knowledge.
91% of participants rated their course ‘excellent or very good’ on relevance to humanitarian work.
The courses we run in Sudan include both open courses and tailor-made courses fit for junior-, mid-, and senior-level staff.
The courses cover the following topics:
Safety & Security: Dealing with Kidnapping & Abduction, Field Travel Safety, First Aid at Work, First Aid for Drivers, Foundations of Staff Safety, Management of Staff Safety, Personal Security & Safety, Safe & Secure Driving, Security Guard Training Level 1, Security Guard Training Level 2, Telecommunications & Safety
Logistics & Technical Support: Field Logistics in Emergencies
Staff Welfare: Basic Stress Management Skills, Foundations of Staff Welfare & Critical Incidents, Management of Staff Welfare & Critical Incidents, Managing & Mitigating Stress in Humanitarian Aid Workers
Humanitarian Practice: Do No Harm, Effective Humanitarian Leadership, Humanitarian Accountability Partnership, Humanitarian Principles & Practice, Sphere in Practice, Essentials of Humanitarian Practice
Project Management: Dealing with Kidnapping & Abduction, Distance Management, Managing People in Emergencies, Managing Projects in Emergencies, Monitoring & Evaluation, Needs Assessment Techniques, Proposal Writing, Report Writing, Training of Trainers
Disaster Risk Reduction: Disaster Management
For more information about our courses in Sudan take a look at our training calendar or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded by UKAid from the Department for International Development.