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PFST / Personal Field Security Training – non-résidentiel – En français

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 04:20:19 +0000

Country: Niger
Organization: Other Solutions Consulting
Start date: 23 Feb 2023
End date: 25 Feb 2023
Registration deadline: 23 Feb 2023

Cette formation a été spécialement conçue par OTHER SOLUTIONS pour les travailleurs humanitaires qui travaillent ou voyagent dans des environnements à risque moyen/haut ou dans des zones reculées. Elle vise à accroître leur niveau de sensibilisation et de préparation. Cette formation leur permettra d'aider les autres tout en assurant leur propre sécurité. L'objectif est simple : fournir un ensemble d'outils permettant aux participants d'être préparés efficacement à gérer leur sécurité personnelle sur le terrain.

Plus précisément, la PFST vise à fournir :

  • LA CONSCIENCE des réalités pratiques de la gestion de la sécurité personnelle à l'étranger dans le cadre des missions d'aide.
  • UNE CONNAISSANCE des outils de base pour gérer la sécurité personnelle en opération.
  • DES COMPÉTENCES pour gérer la sécurité personnelle.

→ Ces 3 composantes sont utilisées sous l'acronyme AKS.

Composantes de la formation :

Pour atteindre ces objectifs, la formation comporte quatre composantes qui se renforcent mutuellement :

  • Des sessions théoriques : pour consolider les méthodes (check-list avant le départ, ce qu'il faut faire et ne pas faire dans les situations de violence, etc.)
  • Des sessions pratiques : pour s'entraîner aux techniques de base (premiers secours, protocoles radio, etc.).
  • Simulations : pour permettre aux méthodes et techniques mentionnées ci-dessus de s'ancrer dans un cadre concret.
  • Des sessions de validation et de retour d'expérience (débriefings et points clés).

Toutes nos formations sont adaptées aux contextes locaux. Par conséquent, les formations peuvent inclure, sans s'y limiter, les sujets suivants :

  • Principes de sécurité personnelle
  • Premiers secours / traumatisme
  • Interculturalité
  • La santé en mission
  • Cybersécurité
  • Communications
  • Sécurité des mouvements
  • Sécurité dans les locaux
  • Gestion du stress
  • Navigation
  • Évaluation des risques personnels
  • Vols qualifiés
  • Poste de contrôle
  • Hibernation, relocalisation, évacuation
  • Violence sexuelle
  • Mines, munitions non explosées et engins explosifs improvisés (EEI)
  • Armes et leurs effets
  • Kidnapping / enlèvement
  • Gestion des comportements agressifs

Public cible : Cette formation est adaptée à tout travailleur humanitaire présent sur le terrain.

A l'issue de la formation et de la réussite de tous les modules, les participants se verront remettre 4 certificats :

  • Certificat de formation Highfield
  • Certificat EFR - Emergency First Response
  • Badge de compétence Hpass
  • Certificat Stop the Bleed

Nous nous réjouissons de vous voir !

How to register

Veuillez nous contacter à contact@othersolutions.net pour toutes questions ou devis.

Vous pouvez également vous inscrire en ligne via notre site internet :
Calendar & registration - OTHER SOLUTIONS

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The Universal Periodic Review and the UN Human Rights System: Raising the Bar on Accountability

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 02:51:42 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Start date: 13 Nov 2023
End date: 17 Nov 2023
Registration deadline: 20 Oct 2023

The emergence of the United Nations (UN) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has brought new life into the measures taken at the international and national levels to hold states accountable to their international human rights and humanitarian law obligations.

The UPR has also generated a number of initiatives at national levels at a scale previously unrealised in the attempts to translate international human rights commitments into practice at the policy and field levels: improved inter-ministerial coordination; robust national civil society alliances; more rigorous work by UN agencies; new reporting and monitoring steps by national human rights institutions (NHRI’s); more comprehensive training opportunities and human rights education on human rights and humanitarian instruments; a better understanding of the links between human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

This training course – co-organized with UPR-Info – will explore the origin and evolution of the UPR and its functioning in Geneva. It will largely focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level. Using examples (including anecdotes from the experience of the lecturers) of different stages of implementation the course will provide hands-on exercises to demonstrate the new pathways the UPR is evolving for the realization of human rights.

PROGRAMME

The course will cover the following issues:

  • Locating the UPR within the UN human rights system including the UN treaty bodies, the work of the UN Special Procedures, and the thematic and country-based work of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) and of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Has the emergence of the UPR also increased the impact of the work of UN Special Procedures and the UN treaty bodies?
  • The critical importance of the reporting process in the UPR – examples of national report, compilations from UN sources and the compilation of the stakeholder’s reports (NHRI’s and civil society reports)
  • The politicization of the UN human rights council: Is there an impact on the content and functioning of the UPR?
    The critical advocacy role of national governments, NHRI’s, civil society, UN agencies, academic bodies, national parliaments, diplomats and the media
  • The inextricable link between the UPR and the SDGs: What tools are available at the international and national levels to make this link. Is a common reporting mechanism achievable? Can there be synergy in the implementation of both these sets of obligations on the ground?
  • Economic, social and cultural rights and civil and political rights. Has a balance at the UPR been achieved? Can the implementation strategies at national levels redress a potential imbalance between these two sets of rights?
  • The development of tools and research methodologies, including data collection for the UPR
  • Examples of good practices at the policy and field level: These examples will be used throughout the course to highlight the tremendous possibilities the UPR offers practitioners on the ground to play their part in implementing human rights obligations.
  • Whether the UPR as a mechanism responded to Covid-19 and could be a useful mechanism to frame a human rights-based response to the post-Covid period?
  • Visits to the UPR Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council or to a UPR-Info Pre-Sessions at the Palais des Nations or a UN treaty Body session to understand the synergy between treaty body work and the UPR.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, participants will be:

  • Familiar with the genesis and evolution of the UPR, within the context of the UN human rights system
  • Knowledgeable about the advocacy strategies employed by national actors to identify issues to be raised at the UPR and to ensure implementation
  • Able to identify the distinct but also the collaborative role of various national level actors: national governments, NHRIs, civil society, UN agencies, academic bodies, national parliaments, diplomats and the media
  • Able to utilise the sophisticated tools (matrices) developed by various actors at the national level to monitor progress with the UPR recommendations
  • Able to demonstrate, in their own contexts, the many uses of the implementation examples used throughout the course
  • Able to identify the link between the UPR and the SDGs at the international and national levels
  • Able to draft impactful recommendations for the UPR.

METHODOLOGY

The course will be conducted in a participatory training mode with a combination of illustrated lectures and group exercises aimed at evolving practical documents to be used in the UPR process.

ACCESS TO A DEDICATED COMMUNITY PLATFORM

All participants in our training course have access – ahead, during and following their course – to a dedicated community platform (on Mighty Network). This community brings together all the participants to our courses who have unlimited access to the training materials and resources shared during their course and can exchange with all the alumni of the Geneva Human Rights Platform Training Hub.

LECTURERS

The training course will be led by Miloon Kothari, a renowned expert on human rights and social policy, with extensive teaching and training experience on the UN human rights system and the UPR.

The course will include specific sessions by guest lecturers drawn from OHCHR, UN agencies, ambassadors from Permanent Missions in Geneva and Geneva-based NGOs including UPR-Info.

AUDIENCE

This training course is designed for staff of NGOs, research institutes, UN agencies (especially members with experience of fieldwork) and other national and international organisations, members of NHRIs and representatives of governments and academia.

CERTIFICATION

Participants who successfully complete the training course receive a certificate of participation from the Geneva Academy.

How to register

Applications must be submitted via this online application form.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us: uprtraining[at]geneva-academy.ch

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Protecting Human Rights and the Environment

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 02:41:50 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Start date: 11 Sep 2023
End date: 15 Sep 2023
Registration deadline: 18 Aug 2023

In October 2021, at its 48th session, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council adopted a landmark resolution recognizing for the first time the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a separate human right. In addition, a number of regional human rights judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, including the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, have been dealing with environment-related cases, applying concepts such as the right to life, right to respect for private life or right to property, to a wide range of issues including pollution, man-made or natural disasters, access to environmental information and climate change. These recent developments illustrate the growing understanding that the protection of the environment and the protection of human rights are deeply interconnected.

This training course will explore the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights, as well as with their implementation and enforcement mechanisms; and provide practical insights into the different UN human rights mechanisms pertinent to advancing environmental issues and protecting environmental human rights defenders. It will also address the synergies and tensions between international human rights law and international environmental law, and address the procedural dimension of environmental rights, with specific regard to access to justice and information. Furthermore, the training course will assess the use of environmental oversight mechanisms to support human rights claims and the currently growing wealth of climate change litigation before different regional and international bodies.

PROGRAMME

The course will:

  • Explore the major international (both universal and regional) instruments for the promotion of human rights, as well as their implementation and enforcement mechanisms
  • Provide full knowledge of UN human rights treaty bodies and their role in guaranteeing effective protection of human rights and environmental standards
  • Provide practical insight into the different mechanisms of the UN Human Rights Council pertinent to further environmental issues and the protection of defenders
  • Explore the major international environmental principles and multilateral environmental agreements, with the relevant compliance mechanisms
  • Understand the synergies and tensions between international human rights law and international environmental law
  • Address the procedural dimension of environmental rights, with specific regard to access to justice and information
  • Identify particularly vulnerable categories of rights holders, such as indigenous people, women and migrants
  • Examine the role and responsibilities of businesses vis-à-vis the protection of human rights and the environment
  • Assess environmental litigation paths and procedural hurdles before human rights courts.

OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion, the participants will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Grasp the key norms, principles and enforcement mechanisms of international human rights law and environmental law
  • Understand how to resort to UN treaty bodies for human rights and environmental concerns
  • Understand how to engage with the UN Human Rights Council mechanisms on environmental issues and the situation of defenders
  • Assess the legal and policy issues relating to human rights norms that may be employed to protect the environment
  • Identify and analyze how basic international and regional human rights systems can be used to provide a measure of environmental protection
  • Apply human rights norms to an array of contemporary international and domestic environmental problems
  • Assess the litigation options for environment-related human rights cases, as well as the role of amici curiae.

METHODOLOGY

The training course will be interactive and participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and perspectives on the issues covered. The training sessions will include lectures and discussions with a wide range of experts as well as practical examples and case studies. Sessions will be designed to enhance substantive and practical knowledge exchange with peers and facilitators.

ACCESS TO A DEDICATED COMMUNITY PLATFORM

All participants in our training course have access – ahead, during and following their course – to a dedicated community platform (on Mighty Network). This community brings together all the participants to our courses who have unlimited access to the training materials and resources shared during their course and can exchange with all the alumni of the Geneva Human Rights Platform Training Hub.

AUDIENCE

This training course is designed for staff of NGOs, development and human rights institutions, UN bodies and other international organizations, as well as representatives of governments and members of academia.

CERTIFICATION

Participants who successfully complete the training course receive a certificate of participation from the Geneva Academy.

How to register

Applications must be submitted via this online application form.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us: hrsandenvironment[at]geneva-academy.ch

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The International Human Rights Standards and System: Monitoring and Implementation Strategies at the National Level

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 02:39:52 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Start date: 3 Jul 2023
End date: 7 Jul 2023
Registration deadline: 9 Jun 2023

The implementation of internationally agreed human rights standards in national contexts requires the participation of the United Nations (UN) human rights system as well as rigorous monitoring and implementation strategies by national human rights actors.

This training course will delve into the means and mechanisms through which national actors can best coordinate their human rights monitoring and implementation efforts, enabling them to strategically navigate the UN human rights system and use the various mechanisms available in their day-to-day work.

The UN human rights system – composed of UN special procedures, fact-finding missions, UN treaty bodies and the Universal Periodic Review – forms an extensive structure to review state compliance with international human rights standards. This sophisticated architecture at the international level finds complementarity at the national level with the participation of numerous actors: governments, independent state institutions, parliaments, civil society groups and UN agencies among others. More recently, we have also seen the emergence of national human rights structures such as inter-ministerial committees, national mechanisms for implementation, reporting and follow-up, national human rights institutions and national civil society coalitions. These bodies attempt, individually or through collaborative efforts, to ensure state compliance and accountability to the recommendations emanating from the UN human rights system.

Using concrete examples, this training course will provide an overview of the UN human rights system and explore available strategies for national-level implementation of international human rights recommendations, including the many challenges that such work encounters.

PROGRAMME

The course will cover the following issues:

  • Explain the structure and mechanisms of the international human rights system (including the UN treaty bodies; UN special procedures and fact-finding mechanism and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
  • Locate the UN Human Rights system within the UN, including the links with related topics and issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate-related goals and conference commitments
  • Explain the significance of recommendations that emerge from the UN human rights system
  • Explore the obstacles that explain the considerable gap that exists between these recommendations and implementation on the ground in order to hold states accountable for their commitments to international human rights instruments
  • Provide examples of good practices that exist, through national structures across the world, to hold governments and third parties accountable to human rights commitments (including national human rights action plans, national mechanisms for implementation, reporting and follow-up, inter-ministerial committees, national civil society coalitions for the UPR and digital human rights tracking tools)
  • Visit a UN treaty body session to understand the significance of follow-up mechanisms.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, participants will be:

  • Understand the UN human rights standards and mechanisms that form the UN human rights system
  • Understand how to access international human rights bodies to promote local and national human rights issues
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the existing follow-up mechanisms by UN treaty bodies, UN special procedures and fact-finding missions and through the UPR
  • Understand the progress made at the national level, through the formation of national collaborative structures, to hold governments and third parties accountable to international human rights commitments
  • Demonstrate how collaborative structures can be created at the national level
  • Develop an understanding of how such collaborative structures can be used, at the national level in order to close the gaps that exist between human rights recommendations made by the international human rights system and the implementation of these recommendations on the ground.

METHODOLOGY

The course will be conducted in a participatory mode with a combination of illustrated lectures (using power points and short videos) and group exercises aimed at understanding how best to access the UN human rights system. These group exercises will also demonstrate how to engage national-level actors, including through strategies to track the implementation of recommendations emanating from the UN human rights system and how to report back to this system to enhance accountability.

ACCESS TO A DEDICATED COMMUNITY PLATFORM

All participants in our training course have access – ahead, during and following their course – to a dedicated community platform (on Mighty Network). This community brings together all the participants to our courses who have unlimited access to the training materials and resources shared during their course and can exchange with all the alumni of the Geneva Human Rights Platform Training Hub.

LECTURERS

The training course will be led by Miloon Kothari, a renowned expert on human rights and social policy, with extensive teaching and training experience on the UN human rights system.

AUDIENCE

This training course is designed for staff of NGOs, research institutes, UN agencies (especially members with experience in fieldwork) and other national and international organisations, members of NHRIs and representatives of governments and academia.
Certification

Participants who successfully complete the training course receive a certificate of participation from the Geneva Academy.

How to register

Applications must be submitted via this online application form.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us: stefania.distefano[at]geneva-academy.ch

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Online Certificate Course: Adaptive Project Management for Development Organizations and NGOs

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 02:38:49 +0000

Organization: Project Management for Development Organizations
Start date: 17 Apr 2023
End date: 5 May 2023
Registration deadline: 17 Apr 2023

Learn how to initiate, plan, implement, adapt and close a project that meets the needs of the beneficiaries and expectations of key stakeholders. The online course will introduce the elements of the project management lifecycle. You will learn the methods for the efficient management of a project using a phased approach, and the concepts and practices necessary for project management success. Register now and earn your certificate on Adaptive Project Management with a 20% early registration discount.

About this course The course has a duration of three weeks. Each week, students will work on the activities and exercises required to meet the learning objectives. Participants require an average of one hour per day to complete the assigned activities. This course is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of project management concepts. Key topics of focus include an overview of modern project management, developing a project plan and managing resources, monitoring progress, communicating to stakeholders, conducting effective meetings, updating project plans and managing project issues.

Course Audience This is the perfect course for those new to the role of project manager, and also for team members who want to develop their knowledge of project management terminology and procedures. Course participants include team members, program managers, project supervisors and project managers wishing to increase their skills and knowledge to understand the tools and techniques to manage a project. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world, and they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that is shared in the course forums.

Course Objectives Upon successful completion of the Adaptive Project Management, online course participants will: Understand the concepts of project life cycle phases and project management process groups and how they are different. Describe the project cycle and the management techniques required to plan, implement, monitor and close a project successfully. Identify the key activities that must be managed to ensure project success. Understand all the steps involved in managing a new project, from beginning to end.

Course Content:

Lesson 1 - Initiating Phase

  • The Project Charter
  • Analysis of Project Proposal
  • Getting Project Support
  • Project Organization
  • Project Office Setup
  • Project Kick off

Lesson 2 - Planning Phase

  • Planning Approach
  • Development of Core Management Plans
  • Development of Support Management Plans
  • Development of M&E Plans
  • Integration of Plans
  • Approval of Plans

Lesson 3 - Implementation Phase

  • Team Development
  • Work Assignment Matrix
  • Procurement
  • Contract Administration
  • Quality Assurance
  • Communicating with stakeholders

Lesson 4 - Monitoring Phase

  • Monitor Project Performance
  • Quality Control
  • Monitoring Risks and Assumptions
  • Monitoring Team Performance
  • Progress Reports
  • Change Control

Lesson 5 - Adapting Phase

  • Variance Analysis
  • Change Requests
  • Develop a Proposal for Changes
  • Adapt Management Plans
  • Communicate Changes
  • Reflective Practice

Lesson 6 - Closing Phase

  • Project Evaluation
  • Capturing Lessons Learned
  • Closing Contracts
  • Final Project Reports
  • Team Reassignments
  • Administrative Close

Certification Participants that successfully complete the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion mailed via postal mail. This course is part of the certification program CDPM (Certified Development Project Manager). For more information about this program, please visit our website at www.pm4dev.com/elearn/cdpm.html

Course Requirements There are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader on their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments.

Student Feedback

"This course(Adaptive Project Management- APM) is a must take for all those aspiring or in the field of development project management. PM4DEV has found a unique, efficient, and perfect formula to deliver all its courses. My every penny, my every second spent on any PM4DEV course was worth it!" Jeffrey Sama - Canada

"Change is inevitable, and Adaptive Project Management taught me how to better manage change within projects through processes. The tools learned provided techniques and strategies for me to become a more efficient and effective project leader. Adaptive Project management elevated me to a new level in project management." Pat Christian - Caleb Missionary Relief Services, United States.

"I appreciated the intensive nature of this course and was pleased with how practical and comprehensive it was despite being just 3 weeks in duration. I look forward to applying the lessons learned and practical tools in my everyday work, as I seek to become more adept in my ability to implement Adaptive Project Management. I also found the online forums stimulating, being able to share, compare, and learn from the experiences of colleagues from around the world." Joanna Fischer - Global Aid Network, Germany.

"I would highly recommend anyone interested in development project management to take this course." Tetyana Hoogeveen - United States.

Click here to read the feedback from our students

In 2013, PM4DEV became a PMI Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). It means that our courses meet the strict criteria from the largest project management organization of the world, and that increases the value you obtain from learning at PM4DEV. Your investment in learning is secure, and you can be certain that our courses have the quality you expect.

How to register

To apply, please click the registration link below.

https://apm4dev.eventbrite.com/?aff=reliefweb

On the registration page, you can choose your preferred payment methods. We accept all major credit cards in a secure online payment system. We also accept payments via money transfer. Registration will close one day before the start of the course. If you have any questions or require more instructions to send your payment, please contact me at:

Ana Torrelio Student Services ana.torrelio@pm4dev.com www.pm4dev.com Atlanta, USA

Click here to download a copy of the Course Brochure

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Online Certificate Course: Results-Based Project Management for Development Organizations and NGOs

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 02:16:53 +0000

Organization: Project Management for Development Organizations
Start date: 13 Mar 2023
End date: 31 Mar 2023
Registration deadline: 13 Mar 2023

Results Based Management is a shift from a focus on inputs and activities to a focus on outputs, outcomes, and impact. Results are the changes that can be described and measured, and it’s the consequence of a cause-effect relationship. They imply that changes in behaviors, by individuals, groups of people, organizations, government bodies or society, has taken place.

This course takes the concepts of RBM and applies it directly to the project management environment, using all the processes and methods that will help development projects achieve the desired results. It's designed for people that have a responsibility to manage or contribute to the results of a project, especially project managers, team members and project directors. Participants will develop a complete understanding of the most common principles, processes, and tools that are necessary in the planning, implementation monitoring, and reporting based on best practices in the RBM field. With a special focus on the application of the results chain, the logical framework and the performance measurement framework.

The online course has a duration of three weeks. Each week, the instructor will provide instructions to help students complete the required assignments; they will participate in discussions and receive feedback from the course instructor. Students will have access to videos, lectures, tests, and assignments that can be accessed at any time. Students will follow a detailed schedule to complete the assigned activities, participate in discussion forms, and submit their exercises in order to receive a grade. Successful completion of all the course requirements will lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion.

About this Course

This course provides a complete overview of the results-based project management (RBPM) approach with practical applications of tools and methods needed for planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating development projects. You will need between 8–10 hours per week to complete the lectures and case study exercises. You will participate in engaging online conversations with peers from around the world while receiving a constant guidance from the instructor.

Objectives

Participants will gain confidence to apply the acquired skills and knowledge of RBM to their projects, by sharing and learning from other country experiences, they will strengthen their RBM process; they will have an improved understanding of how RBM can improve the quality of their projects while promoting learning and accountability. Participants will also learn how to plan, manage, and monitor a project with a focus on results. In addition, they will learn the concepts for an effective evaluation, the qualities of good reports and the benefits of continuous learning process applied during the project life-cycle.

Syllabus

  • Lesson 1 - Results Based Management; Principles and the Results Chain
  • Lesson 2 - Planing for Results; The Logical Framework Approach
  • Lesson 3 - Managing for Results; Implementation Plans
  • Lesson 4 - Monitoring for Results; Performance Measurement Framework
  • Lesson 5 - Reporting Results; Reporting Process and Progress Reports
  • Lesson 6 - Learning from Results; Adapting and Continuous Improvements

Audience

This course is designed for people working in development organizations, including, NGOs, project teams, multi and bi-lateral development organizations, representatives from national and local governments, and anyone who is interested in learning the concepts, tools and methods of Results Based Project Management. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world, and they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that is shared in the course forums.

Requirements

There are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader in their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments. Good connectivity is required to watch some of the online videos. As a convenience to our remote students, you can download most of the course material to read offline.

Certification Participants that successfully complete the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion mailed via post mail. This course is part of the certification program CDPM (Certified Development Project Manager). For more information about this program, please visit our website at http://www.pm4dev.com/elearn/cdpm.html

Student Feedback:

“I regret that I did not take this Results-based Project Management course earlier in my Career. The course is very well designed and excellently delivered by the facilitator. The interactive learning forums are rich in experience sharing by participants. I highly recommend this course for everyone one working in development, both in program and finance/Administration”. Henry NJAKOI, Tanzania

“This was a very interesting course and little more challenging than the other courses I have previously taken. I enjoyed the discussion forums mostly, as I got the opportunity to share my experiences with the other participants and also gained knowledge from their experiences, which allowed me to have a better understanding of the topics taught. I intend to put all this acquired knowledge into practice in the future”. Bina Mathurin, Saint Lucia

“A great course, well designed, very informative and a great teaching (online) method allowing for a flexible interacting throughout the course with the tutor and fellow classmates. Perfect for someone in the field or next to a full-time job. I'll recommend this course to anyone looking for improving their understanding of RBM concepts”. Petra Novakova, Netherlands

“When at the end of a course you feel that you don´t want it to end.... that is the best indicator of quality... I love it and I will miss PM4Dev, I will come back for sure... “ Astrid Cañas, Forum Syd - Colombia

How to register

Visit this link to register online: https://rbpm4dev.eventbrite.com/?aff=reliefweb

On the registration page, you can choose your preferred payment methods. We accept all major credit cards in a secure online payment system. We also accept payments via money transfer. Registration will close one day before the start of the course. If you have any questions or require more instructions to send your payment, please contact me at:

Ana Torrelio Student Services ana.torrelio@pm4dev.com www.pm4dev.com Atlanta, USA

Click here to download a copy of the Course Brochure

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Online Certificate Course: Effective Project Management for Development Organizations and NGOs

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 02:15:24 +0000

Organization: Project Management for Development Organizations
Start date: 13 Mar 2023
End date: 31 Mar 2023
Registration deadline: 13 Mar 2023

Master the project management processes required to successfully manage your projects, learn how to manage the project constraints, develop a stakeholder map, and manage project risks. Join us in the upcoming online course Effective Project Management for Development Organizations and NGOs.

About this course: An advanced level, hands-on course, which will give you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while satisfying the needs of stakeholders. You will gain strong working knowledge on the nine processes of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage your project. Participants will work on a case study to complete all exercises.

Audience This course is designed for all people that want to start a career in development project management, including professionals wishing to upgrade their skills and knowledge. An ideal course for team members, managers of project managers and students of project management. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world; NGOs, universities, social development institutions, international development, and relief organizations.

Objectives Upon successful completion of the Effective Project Management Online course, participants will: Understand the nine process areas of project management, know the steps required to plan and manage each project management process and use the primary planning and monitoring documents of a project.

Requirements There are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader in their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments.

Certification Participants that successfully complete the course requirements will receive a printed certificate of completion mailed via first-class mail at no extra cost. This course is part of the certification program CDPM (Certified Development Project Manager). For more information about this program, please visit our website at http://www.pm4dev.com/elearn/cdpm.html

Student feedback:

"A very practical and informative course for anyone working in the project management field. It provides a good foundation of EPM principles which you can actively implement in the field." Henrika Wagner, Kenya

"A very unique course where topics learned generate scenarios and simulations that definitely puts you in a real-life situation that empowers your analytical and process-thinking mind of how fit are you as a project manager in today's complexities and demands." David Teaabo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Immigration. Kiribati

"It was a great experience, I didn’t think I would learn this much! I will use a lot of the information and methodologies in my organization and suggest a lot of adjustments since management can improve the execution of our projects substantially. The course totally fulfilled my expectations! And you learn not only from the materials and the tutor but from all the participants, there is a lot of experience shared that would be very useful for each other." Karina Antezana, Bolivia

"The learning materials in this course were well designed and easy to follow. I mostly enjoyed this e-course because we received constant guidance and a lot of practical hints on valuable management tools. The schedule keeps you quite busy but it's anyhow feasible to respect the deadlines and to complete the course within the three weeks." Stefania Rigillo, Malaria Consortium. Italy

In 2013, PM4DEV became a PMI Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). It means that our courses meet the strict criteria from the largest project management organization of the world, and that increases the value you obtain from learning at PM4DEV. Your investment in learning is secure, and you can be certain that our courses have the quality you expect.

How to register

Visit the link below to register online:

https://epm4dev.eventbrite.com/...

On the registration page, you can choose your preferred payment methods. We accept all major credit cards in a secure online payment system. We also accept payments via money transfer. Registration will close one day before the start of the course. If you have any questions or require more instructions to send your payment, please contact me at:

Ana Torrelio Student Services ana.torrelio@pm4dev.com www.pm4dev.com Atlanta, USA

Click here to download a copy of the Course Brochure

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Donor Research and Networking- The Key to Successful Fundraising

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 02:11:11 +0000

Organization: Philantropia
Start date: 9 Feb 2023
End date: 9 Feb 2023
Registration deadline: 9 Feb 2023

Are you having problems identifying new potential donors? Do you feel like the donor landscape for your field is overwhelming? Or is it that you have a list of potential donors for your organization, but are not sure how to approach them and how to connect with them? Your cold e-mails to new donors get ignored and you never get feedback?

Don´t despair - we have just the right thing for you!

Learn everything you need to know about donor research and networking in this free webinar!

How to register

Click here to register

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CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) Peacebuilding Essentials

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 02:40:00 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organizations: Swiss Peace Foundation, University of Basel
Start date: 21 Sep 2023
End date: 31 Oct 2024
Registration deadline: 31 Aug 2023

Peacebuilding plays a crucial role in efforts to transform violent conflict, promote peace, rebuild war-torn societies and prevent the recurrence of violence. This postgraduate program provides a holistic understanding of peacebuilding. It analyzes theories, concepts, debates, policies, and practices in the different fields of peacebuilding ranging from peace mediation, conflict transformation, the role of gender to dealing with the past. Additionally, you acquire skills and tools to apply in conflict situations.

In this program you will:

  • get a comprehensive overview of different fields of peacebuilding.
  • reflect critically on peacebuilding practices.
  • link latest findings from research and best practices to your work.
  • acquire practical peacebuilding skills and tools.
  • lay the foundation for your next career step.
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice

Structure:

The CAS Peacebuilding Essentials is offered annually and runs from fall to fall. Most courses are offered annually.

It is composed of an Introductory Module to Peacebuilding and Conflict Analysis, a Thematic Module to explore the different fields of Peacebuilding and a Concluding Module (Learning Portfolio and Concluding Day).

The CAS Peacebuilding Essentials program consists of the following modules:

  • Introductory Module: Introduction to Peacebuilding & Conflict Analysis (virtual course) on 21 & 22 September 2023
  • Thematic Module: choose four of the elective courses (see options on our website)

How to register

Apply through our website.

Contact us at academy@swisspeace.ch.

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Core Program for Leaders and Changemakers

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 04:55:31 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: International Institute for Human Security
Start date: 8 Jul 2023
End date: 11 Jul 2023
Registration deadline: 10 Mar 2023

An applied, four-day workshop set in the Swiss palace of Caux, in which a select cohort of changemakers from around the world learn to develop and refine peacebuilding programs that are

Relevant to their communities’ needs,

immediately Applicable with the resources at their disposal, and both

Sustainable and Self-Sustaining.

Selected changemakers from around the world will learn to:

  • Define the specific security needs of the communities they serve,
  • Identify the concrete threats and challenges to these security objectives, as well as
  • Relevant, available, and applicable solutions that would have the most immediate and measurable impact, and consequently,
  • Develop the appropriate peacebuilding program.

How to register

Register online at www.forhumansecurity.org

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The Law of Non-International Armed Conflicts

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 04:50:20 +0000

Organization: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Start date: 16 Mar 2023
End date: 4 Apr 2023
Registration deadline: 2 Mar 2023

While international humanitarian law (IHL) was initially drafted and is still most detailed for international armed conflicts (IACs), most armed conflicts are today of a non-international character (NIACs).

This online short course discusses the protection offered by IHL in NIACs and examines why and to what extent IHL of IACs and IHL of NIACs are different or similar, as well as where the rules applicable to NIACs can be found. It also addresses some problems and controversies specific to IHL of NIACs, including the difficulty to ensure the respect of IHL by armed non-state actors.

Online

This is an online short course.

Audience

This short course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

Courses take place during lunchtime (CET) on:

  • Thursday 16 March 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 17 March 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 23 March 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 24 March 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 30 March 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 31 March 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Tuesday 4 April 2023, 12:00 – 14:00 (tutorial)

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to register

Applications must be submitted via this online form.

Your application will have to include:
  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

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Preventing and Combating Terrorism

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 04:49:07 +0000

Organization: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Start date: 27 Apr 2023
End date: 8 Jun 2023
Registration deadline: 13 Apr 2023

Since the 9.11 attacks, and with the multiplication of terrorist attacks on European soil, terrorism is considered one of the most important security threats the international community has to face. To what extent may states limit and/or derogate from their international human rights obligations in order to prevent and counter terrorism and thus protect persons under their jurisdiction? Which and whose human rights are at risk when states fight terrorism? What are the human rights challenges posed by the United Nations counter-terrorist sanctions regime? In which circumstances may lethal force – including drone strikes – be used against alleged members of terrorist groups or so-called ‘lone wolves’? Which international law rules apply in relation to the internment/detention and interrogation of persons accused of terrorism?

These are some of the key issues discussed in this short course, addressing several rights including the right to life, the right to liberty, the prohibition of torture, the right to property, and freedom of movement. Although the course is mainly human rights oriented, other international legal frameworks such as jus ad bellum and international humanitarian law will be touched upon. Recent trends in counter-terrorism, such as the preventing and countering violent extremism agenda, will be discussed in light of their human rights impact.

Online

This is an online short course.

Audience

This short course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

Courses take place during lunchtime (CET) on:

  • Thursday 27 April 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 28 April 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 3 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 4 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Tuesday 9 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00 (tutorial)
  • Wednesday 7 June 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 8 June 2023, 12:00 – 14:00

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to register

Applications must be submitted via this online form.

If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

Your application will need to include:
  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

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Accountability for Atrocity Crimes

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 04:29:39 +0000

Organization: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Start date: 5 May 2023
End date: 30 May 2023
Registration deadline: 21 Apr 2023

This online short course examines and discusses the main criminal jurisdictions fostering individual legal accountability for international crimes. It will discuss the role of national courts in the fight against impunity, including on the basis of universal criminal jurisdiction. It will also review the various international and hybrid criminal tribunals, with a particular emphasis on the International Criminal Court and its mandate.

Online

This is an online short course.

Audience

This short course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

Courses take place during lunchtime (CET) on:

  • Friday 5 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 10 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Thursday 11 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Friday 12 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Monday 22 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00 (tutorial)
  • Tuesday 23 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Tuesday 30 May 2023, 12:00 – 14:00

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to register

Applications must be submitted via this online form.

Your application will need to include:
  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

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International Refugee Law

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 04:28:26 +0000

Organization: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Start date: 1 Mar 2023
End date: 18 Apr 2023
Registration deadline: 15 Feb 2023

Who is a refugee? What is the legal framework protecting those fleeing armed conflicts, persecution and human rights abuses? What are the international obligations of states?

This online short course analyses the main international and regional legal norms governing refugee protection. It examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and its interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law. It also analyses the central notions of international protection such as the principle of non-refoulement, interception at sea, the refugee definition as well as asylum procedures. Particular attention is dedicated to the case law of State Parties to the 1951 Geneva Convention.

Audience

This short course forms part of the Geneva Academy Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict. It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the Executive Master and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

Courses take place during lunchtime (CET) on:

  • Wednesday 1st March 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 8 March 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 15 March 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 22 March 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 29 March 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Wednesday 5 April 2023, 12:00 – 14:00
  • Tuesday 18 April 2023, 12:00 – 14:00 (tutorial)

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to register

Applications must be submitted via this online form.

Your application will have to include:
  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

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Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 04:25:52 +0000

Organization: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Start date: 24 Sep 2023
End date: 30 Jun 2024
Registration deadline: 30 Apr 2023

The online Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in the law of armed conflict offered today.

Designed for professionals with demanding jobs and responsibilities, it provides them with a solid legal background to address the multiple challenges that arise in humanitarian emergencies, human rights negotiations or criminal proceedings.

The programme enables participants to gain specialized knowledge directly applicable to professional work. It also responds to the growing need for specialists to address complex situations – in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and elsewhere – and challenging processes such as criminal proceedings, international negotiations and humanitarian interventions.

Professionals follow the programme online via an easy and interactive platform that allows participants to interact directly with professors and other students during classes and access all the courses’ materials and readings.

Courses take place for nine months (end of September to the beginning of June) from Wednesdays to Fridays at lunchtime (12:00 –14:00 CET). When participants cannot follow a course for professional reasons (e.g. missions, travel, conferences), they can watch the recordings afterwards. They cover international law, international humanitarian law (IHL), international human rights law (IHRL), international criminal law (ICL) and the interplay between them, providing solid theoretical and practical knowledge of the law that applies to armed conflicts. They also address current issues and challenges, including the repression of terrorism, the responsibility to protect and international refugee law.

Exams take place online at the end of classes in June, with retakes in August. After the exams in June, participants have six months to submit their master’s paper (i.e. by December), one output of the Executive Master that allows participants to investigate a subject of special interest and deepen their knowledge and expertise through research as well as potential exchanges with experts, scholars and practitioners.

How to register

The admission section provides detailed information about:

You can apply online in three steps:

  • Complete the application form
  • Attach the required documents
  • Submit your application

Make sure you have all the requested information and documents before starting your application!

If you still have questions, our FAQ addresses the main questions related to our Executive Master, the programme and the admission procedure.

You can also contact our Student Office which will respond to your questions and queries about the programme (masters-inquiries@geneva-academy.ch).

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Climate Change, Natural Resources and Conflict

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 02:36:02 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: Swiss Peace Foundation
Start date: 30 Mar 2023
End date: 31 Mar 2023
Registration deadline: 15 Feb 2023

This course explores how climate change and related international and national policies impact conflicts. The course sets off with an introduction to the key economic, political, and social concepts that have served to hypothesize and investigate the causal linkages between natural resources and conflicts. Next, we look at the technological and policy drivers of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs) since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and explore the foundations of global and climate policies with emphasis on the more recent developments that have taken place since the 2015 Paris Agreement was reached. Bringing together these two discussions, we explore, reflect upon, and discuss which regions and countries are affected and how, and how different stakeholders might be able to contribute to addressing climate-induced conflicts.

As a participant, you will:

  • Gain an overview of key social science concepts developed to understand natural resource conflicts;
  • reflect on the technological and policy drivers behind rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution;
  • learn how global climate policy has evolved since the 1990s and why the 2015 Paris Agreement was hailed a success;
  • look at examples of conflicts linked to natural resources and potential and actual policy dilemmas underpinning these;
  • reflect on the impacts of climate change on different regions, the responses and coping mechanisms people pursue, and the climate policies that governments develop;
  • reflect on the role of the private sector, including the financial sector, on financing the energy transition and nature-based solutions;
  • exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.

The course consists of preparatory readings and a 2-day on-site training (Thursday to Friday) at the kHaus in Basel. The course schedule is 9h00-12h30 and 14h00-17h30 (may be subject to change). The detailed program will be sent to participants in due time.

How to register

Register on our website.

Contact us at academy@swisspeace.ch

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Documenting and Archiving from a Dealing with the Past Perspective

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 02:34:24 +0000

Organization: Swiss Peace Foundation
Start date: 8 Mar 2023
End date: 17 Mar 2023
Registration deadline: 15 Feb 2023

Documentary evidence plays an important role in dealing with the past processes. It is indispensable for truth seeking, accountability, reparations, institutional reforms, vetting, memorialization and history. However, if the creation, collection, management, and preservation of such evidence is not properly done, records and archives documenting violations of human rights and international humanitarian law can be at risk of losing their value and thus prevent their future usability.

In this course, participants will acquire a comprehensive understanding on how documenting and archival practices can support dealing with the past processes. Additionally, topics related to documenting and archiving principles, good practices for the creation and capture of information, arrangement and description, access, preservation and protection will also be introduced. Finally, participants will also learn about ethical and legal responsibilities, such as informed consent, information privacy, the right to be forgotten and do no harm.

This course is perfect for civil society and governmental actors who want to update their skills in a practice-oriented manner. Course materials are introduced by drawing on concrete examples, which allows participants to gain valuable knowledge for their daily work.

In this course, you will:

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of documenting and archiving practices to support the right to know, the right to reparations, the right to justice as well as the guarantees of non-recurrence.
  • Familiarize yourself with documentation and archival principles, technical requirements, and practices.
  • Reflect on ethical principles and legal responsibilities involved in the creation, management, access, and preservation of records and archives for dealing with the past processes.
  • Exchange with experts and practitioners and become part of a community of practice.

This course is offered in an interactive virtual format. The course consists of preparatory readings, 6 half-days of online-facilitated course (08/09/10 and 15/16/17 March 2023), and individual or group assignments to work on throughout the course.

How to register

Register on our website.

Contact us at academy@swisspeace.ch.

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PFST / Personal Field Security Training – non-résidentiel – En français

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 02:06:03 +0000

Country: Haiti
Organization: Other Solutions Consulting
Start date: 23 Feb 2023
End date: 25 Feb 2023
Registration deadline: 23 Feb 2023

Cette formation a été spécialement conçue par OTHER SOLUTIONS pour les travailleurs humanitaires qui travaillent ou voyagent dans des environnements à risque moyen/haut ou dans des zones reculées. Elle vise à accroître leur niveau de sensibilisation et de préparation. Cette formation leur permettra d'aider les autres tout en assurant leur propre sécurité. L'objectif est simple : fournir un ensemble d'outils permettant aux participants d'être préparés efficacement à gérer leur sécurité personnelle sur le terrain.

Plus précisément, la PFST vise à fournir :

  • LA CONSCIENCE des réalités pratiques de la gestion de la sécurité personnelle à l'étranger dans le cadre des missions d'aide.
  • UNE CONNAISSANCE des outils de base pour gérer la sécurité personnelle en opération.
  • DES COMPÉTENCES pour gérer la sécurité personnelle.

→ Ces 3 composantes sont utilisées sous l'acronyme AKS.

Composantes de la formation :

Pour atteindre ces objectifs, la formation comporte quatre composantes qui se renforcent mutuellement :

  • Des sessions théoriques : pour consolider les méthodes (check-list avant le départ, ce qu'il faut faire et ne pas faire dans les situations de violence, etc.)
  • Des sessions pratiques : pour s'entraîner aux techniques de base (premiers secours, protocoles radio, etc.).
  • Simulations : pour permettre aux méthodes et techniques mentionnées ci-dessus de s'ancrer dans un cadre concret.
  • Des sessions de validation et de retour d'expérience (débriefings et points clés).

Toutes nos formations sont adaptées aux contextes locaux. Par conséquent, les formations peuvent inclure, sans s'y limiter, les sujets suivants :

  • Principes de sécurité personnelle
  • Premiers secours / traumatisme
  • Interculturalité
  • La santé en mission
  • Cybersécurité
  • Communications
  • Sécurité des mouvements
  • Sécurité dans les locaux
  • Gestion du stress
  • Navigation
  • Évaluation des risques personnels
  • Vols qualifiés
  • Poste de contrôle
  • Hibernation, relocalisation, évacuation
  • Violence sexuelle
  • Mines, munitions non explosées et engins explosifs improvisés (EEI)
  • Armes et leurs effets
  • Kidnapping / enlèvement
  • Gestion des comportements agressifs

Public cible : Cette formation est adaptée à tout travailleur humanitaire présent sur le terrain.

A l'issue de la formation et de la réussite de tous les modules, les participants se verront remettre 4 certificats :

  • Certificat de formation Highfield
  • Certificat EFR - Emergency First Response
  • Badge de compétence Hpass
  • Certificat Stop the Bleed

Nous nous réjouissons de vous voir !

How to register

Veuillez nous contacter à contact@othersolutions.net pour toutes questions ou devis.

Vous pouvez également vous inscrire en ligne via notre site internet :
Calendar & registration - OTHER SOLUTIONS

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PFST / Personal Field Security Training – residential – in English

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 02:04:04 +0000

Country: Poland
Organization: Other Solutions Consulting
Start date: 23 Feb 2023
End date: 25 Feb 2023
Registration deadline: 23 Feb 2023

This training was specifically designed by OTHER SOLUTIONS for aid workers who are working in or travelling to medium/high-risk environments or to remote areas. It aims to increase their level of awareness and preparedness. This training will allow them to help others while ensuring their own safety. The goal is simple: to provide a set of tools for the participants to be prepared effectively to manage their personal security in the field.

More specifically, Personal Field Security Training (PFST) aims to provide:

  • AWARENESS of the practical realities of managing personal security abroad in the context of aid missions.
  • KNOWLEDGE of the basic tools for managing personal security while in operation.
  • SKILLS for managing personal security.

→ These 3 components are used under the acronym AKS.

Components of the training:

To achieve these objectives, the training course has four mutually reinforcing components:

  1. Theoretical sessions: to consolidate the methods (pre-departure checklist, do’s and don’ts in violent situations, etc.)
  2. Practical sessions: to train with basic techniques (first aid, radio protocols, etc.)
  3. Simulations: to allow the above-mentioned methods and techniques to take root in a tangible framework
  4. Validation and feedback sessions (debriefings and key takeaways)

All of our trainings are adapted to the local contexts. Consequently, trainings can include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Principles of personal security
  • First aid / trauma
  • Interculturality
  • Health in mission
  • Cybersecurity
  • Communications
  • Movement security
  • Safety and security in premises
  • Stress management
  • Navigation
  • Personal risk assessment
  • Robbery
  • Checkpoint
  • Hibernation, relocation, evacuation
  • Sexual violence
  • Mines, UXOs and IEDs
  • Weapons and their effects
  • Kidnapping / abduction
  • Management of aggressive behaviour

Audience: This training is suitable for every aid worker present in the field.

Upon completion of the training and successful completion of all modules, participants will be awarded 4 certificates:

  • Highfield Training Certificate
  • EFR – Emergency First Response Certificate
  • Hpass Competency badge
  • Stop the bleed certificate

We look forward to seeing you!

How to register

Please contact us at contact@othersolutions.net for any questions or quotes.

You can also register and book online via our website:
https://othersolutions.net/training/open-sessions/ .

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The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA)

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 03:56:04 +0000

Country: Italy
Organization: Global Campus of Human Rights
Start date: 11 Sep 2023
End date: 31 Jul 2024
Registration deadline: 18 Apr 2023

Admissions to the 2023/2024 edition of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) are open!

The EMA Programme is one of seven Regional Master’s Programmes organised by the Global Campus of Human Rights. It was created with the support of the European Union and 42 participating universities from all the EU member states.

Course Programme

EMA is both a residential and an exchange programme: the first semester from September to January is organised at the Global Campus premises in Venice and the second semester from February to July takes place in one of the EMA participating universitieswithin the member states of the European Union plus the UK and Switzerland.

Students are taught by leading academics representing the EMA universities, experts and representatives of international organisations and NGOs while studying in a multicultural environment. The curriculum prepares participants for working in national, international, governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as research institutions dealing with human rights and democratisation.

Admission Requirements

EMA is open to EU and non-EU citizens. The criteria adopted during the selection process are academic ability and background, relevant additional academic work, courses or publications, relevant practical experience, motivation and language competence. Applicants are required to hold a university degree of a high standard in a field relevant to human rights and must have a minimum of 180 ECTS (Bachelor/General Degree). Certified fluency in English is an admission requirement to the programme.

How to register

Deadline for non-EU applicants: 13 February 2023
Deadline for EU applicants: 18 April 2023

In order to apply you should enter your application online at this link: https://apply.gchumanrights.org.

The following documents shall be enclosed with the application:

  • Transcript of records and degree diploma
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two reference letters (preferably one academic and one professional)
  • Copy of passport picture page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Receipt of payment of the application fee of 50 Euro

For more information, contact the Global Campus at ema.secretariat@gchumanrights.org or visit https://gchumanrights.org/ema.

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