The main aim of this training is to provide training in humanitarian action, disaster prevention, preparedness and response and thereby enhance human resource capacity for managing the humanitarian emergencies arising from natural disasters and complex emergencies worldwide.
Experienced aid workers realize that their work may put them in danger, and they contribute to individual and group security by respecting sound security protocols, maintaining positive interpersonal relationships (with officials, community members, and colleagues), and collecting and sharing relevant information. In sum, the consummate humanitarian worker combines compassion, commitment, and integrity with technical proficiency in promoting the delivery of the most appropriate, evidence-based, and up-to-date preventive and curative health services—a tall order in what are often very challenging environments.
The objectives of the course are:
- To provide volunteers and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds with extensive insight into the needs of refugees and internally displaced people in acute and chronic settings and equip them with the awareness, understanding, and skills that are essential for effective service in a humanitarian crisis,
- To enable humanitarian workers to function effectively, both as individuals and members of a team, in acute and chronic situations of conflict and disaster,
- To promote cooperation and dialogue between international, governmental, and non-governmental agencies involved in humanitarian action (assistance and protection),
- To evaluate interventions and identify examples of good practice,
- To examine ways in which humanitarian crises can be anticipated and prevented.
- To create a more effective synergy between emergency humanitarian interventions and programmes promoting sustainable development.