20 Sep 2016
The Humanitarian Needs Assessment E-learning program is designed to provide an overview of the Humanitarian Needs Assessment process. The process can look very different depending on the scale of a disaster, the role of humanitarian organizations involved and the resources available to any particular organization or to organizations collectively at the country level. We’ll look at assessment from various angles—from the field level to the capitol level—and we’ll see the process through the eyes of an assessment coordinator as well as enumerators on the ground. This course has been prepared by KoBoToolbox at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative in collaboration with UNOCHA. The  course is free. Upon completion, a certificate of participation from the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard is offered. URL…
15 Jun 2016
The Sphere Handbook in Action e-learning course aims to strengthen the effective use of the Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. Taking the course is free of charge. No academic qualifications are required. Each person may take the course at her or his own pace. Main features The course brings the Handbook to life through the use of realistic scenarios, helping the learner to get acquainted with its core messages and to understand how to use it holistically. The course will be beneficial to anyone involved in humanitarian response: from people new to Sphere principles and standards to experienced humanitarian workers who already work with them but may appreciate tips on how to use them better.…
The E-learning course on “Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) - version 2.0” has just been released and is available online at the following link: http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/IPC2. The course is free and currently available in English The course consists of 11 lessons, of 15 to 150 minutes duration each, and it is based on the IPC technical Manual version 2.0, which was originally published in 2012. It is self-paced learning and uses a variety of learning methods to get to grips with each topic: storytelling, illustrative case studies, interactive self-assessment tests and practice exercises. The course also includes glossary, background readings and relevant online resources. The course has been developed in the framework of IPC Certification Programme which consists of three…
GETTING AID WORKERS DISASTER READY Is your organization ready to help communities prepare for and respond to the next disaster? Are your colleagues and partners sufficiently trained to meet emergency needs quickly and in line with international best practices? In recent years, the rapid growth of disaster response standards and guidelines has underscored the critical importance of quality, accountability, and efficiency in assistance efforts. DisasterReady.org is a free, easy to use online training resource designed to help prepare aid workers for the demands they face in the field. Created by experts in humanitarian assistance and staff development, this initiative is a collaborative, nonprofit effort supported by prominent aid agencies and the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation. Please find the homepage of DisasterReady…
Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce the launch of the Building a Better Response e-learning on the international humanitarian coordination system!   To access the e-learning, please register here: www.BuildingABetterResponse.org   To watch our 1-minute advertisement trailer, click here: http://youtu.be/RR5ykMyoAJw   The e-learning course aims to build the knowledge of NGO workers and other humanitarian actors in the international coordination system for large-scale emergencies, humanitarian leadership, basics of humanitarian funding and planning, and other areas of importance to humanitarian response.   The Building a Better Response e-learning course consists of five units: •    Foundations of Humanitarian Action •    The International Humanitarian Architecture •    The Cluster Approach •    Planning and Funding the Humanitarian Response •    International Law and Humanitarian Standards…