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H.E.L.P. 2014 is a two-week course in public health and nursing in humanitarian emergencies. The course focuses on meeting the needs of refugees, displaced persons and disaster victims worldwide. The course consists of online sessions in December 2013, and class work in Baltimore January 6-17, 2014.
Course content includes:
- Planning, assessment, and evaluation of refugee needs
- Measuring nutritional needs and organizing food
- Meeting needs for water, sanitation, shelter and fuel
- Establishing curative and preventive care
- Controlling the spread of communicable diseases
- Collection, analysis, and use of data in emergencies
- Implementation of relief activities in emergencies
- Provision of reproductive health services
- Protection of women and other vulnerable groups
- Security for humanitarian workers
- Applying International Humanitarian Law to protect populations at risk
- Protecting human rights in displaced populations
Course Location: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Course Dates: Monday, January 6-17,2014;9am-5pm
Co-Sponsors: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross – Geneva,
We are now accepting applications for the February 2014 session of the Humanitarian Diplomacy online diploma course, offered by DiploFoundation and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
This 12-week course, led by Ambassador Christopher Lamb, will extend the knowledge base and develop practical skills of current and future practitioners in humanitarian diplomacy and policy. In a supportive international online environment, the course will familiarise participants with basic definitions, concepts, actors, and institutions in the field of humanitarian diplomacy, introduce international humanitarian law, hone advocacy and negotiation skills, develop participants’ research skills, and increase their understanding of national and regional humanitarian diplomacy activities.
The application deadline is 6 January 2014. For more details and to apply, please visit the course webpage- http://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/humanitarian. Please read the 'how to apply' section carefully for details on the three supporting documents which must be uploaded together with your online application.
The online course will extend the knowledge base and develop the practical skills of current and future practitioners in humanitarian diplomacy and policy. To achieve its objectives, the course will:
• Familiarise participants with basic definitions, concepts, actors, and institutions in the field of humanitarian diplomacy.
• Introduce participants to international humanitarian law, the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and National Societies’ role as an auxiliary to government.
• Hone the advocacy and negotiation skills of participants.
• Facilitate an international exchange of experiences and knowledge in a safe and supportive online class environment.
• Develop the research skills of participants, and increase their understanding of national and regional humanitarian diplomacy activities.By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
• Explain clearly the concept of humanitarian diplomacy and provide examples of humanitarian diplomacy in action.
• List and categorise the main actors in the field of humanitarian diplomacy and describe their roles.
• Describe the interplay between relevant international law, including international humanitarian law, and humanitarian diplomacy.
• Analyse the role of advocacy and persuasion in humanitarian diplomacy.
• Organise a humanitarian diplomacy alliance.
• Plan a persuasion campaign, taking into consideration the application of fundamental humanitarian principles.
• Explain how to shape or influence negotiations through an evidence-based approach.
• Describe how different humanitarian diplomacy contexts influence negotiation outcomes.
• Analyse case studies of humanitarian diplomacy, identifying goals, actors, methods, challenges, and implementation.
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- deepen their understanding of their work, from a conflict transformation perspective
- apply appropriate conflict analysis to their own organisational contexts
- explore the relationship between organisational policy and practice in situations of instability, conflict or violence
- examine issues relating to aid and conflict in order to develop conflict sensitive policies for their organisations
- consider the key policy and practice issues relating to the prevention of violent conflict and of building peace
- strengthen their competence to contribute pro-actively to the development of appropriate policies and best practices in their organisation/ institution for working in environments affected by conflict or violence