ReliefWeb - Training

ReliefWeb - Training

Descriptive text is not available for this image

ReliefWeb - Training

Donor Research - How to find the right match

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 04:52:50 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

Are you having problems to identify new potential donors? Do you feel like the donor landscape for your field is overwhelming. Are you spending way too much time on research and have no real system to it? We have the solution for you!

Learn everything you need to know about donor research in this online course!

Donor research is essential to identify a good donor fit. Before you can start working on your proposal, you need to know where you can submit it. The more information you can gather about a potential donor, the better you can tailor the proposal to their needs. Sometimes the information available out there can be overwhelming though. Also, if you do not have a good system in place to organize the information, you will spend a lot of resources on research withouth being effective.

In this online course you will learn:

  • What is donor research?
  • Why do you need it?
  • Why is it so important?
  • What are the best ways to do donor research?
  • How can you organize your donor research?

This online course consists of:

  • A video with tips and tricks from our instructor Erik Detiger, where he shares his experiences from more than two decades of work in the fundraising field
  • Lectures that will give you crucial information
  • A quiz that will make sure you understood everything you need to know
  • A cheat sheet with all the important information for when you are in a hurry
  • A small workbook that will help you to implement the learned lessons in your organization

Don´t hesitate and learn how to do donor research for your organization today. With a strategic approach, you will see your fundraising taking a turn to the positive in no time!

ProposalsforNGOs is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education in Fundraising. Full participation in "Donor Research" is applicable for 1.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. CFRE is an independent certification for fundraising professionals which aims to to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

How to register:

Click here to register.

Full Story

Who is your perfect donor match? The question of eligibility

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 04:46:13 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

Are you frustrated in your fundraising efforts, because your proposals get rejected? Do you feel like it is impossible to know and understand what a donor really wants to read in a project proposal? Don´t dispair - we have the solution for you. In this online course about the question of eligibility we help you to find the perfect donor and opportunity for your project and show you how a donor gives you tips and clues in their guidelines to make your proposal shine out of the pile.

Learn everything you need to know about the question of eligibility in this course.

While it seems like common sense that eligibility is important and that NGOs should only apply to opportunities they are eligible for, not paying enough attention to this is actually one of the most common mistakes NGOs make in their fundraising. The donor gives a lot of detailed information about what they want to see in a project proposal in the guidelines, and many NGOs don´t use them in a strategic way to become more successful. With this online course, you can change this and learn how to really understand guidelines and how to find the perfect donor match for your organization.

In this course you will learn:

  • What is eligibility?
  • Why is it so important?
  • Why should you pay so much attention to the guidelines?
  • How do donors give you clues in the guidelines that help you to prepare a winning proposal?
  • Why is it so important to understand donor priorities?

This online course consists of:

  • A video with tips and tricks from our instructor Eva Wieners, where she shares her experiences from more than a decade in the fundraising field
  • Lectures that will give you crucial information
  • A quiz that will make sure you understood everything you need to know
  • A cheat sheet with all the important information for when you are in a hurry
  • A small workbook that will help you to implement the learned lessons in your organization

Don´t hesitate and learn how to find your perfect donor match today. With a strategic approach, you will see your fundraising taking a turn to the positive in no time!

ProposalsforNGOs is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education in Fundraising. Full participation in "Who is your perfect donor match?" is applicable for 1.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. CFRE is an independent certification for fundraising professionals which aims to to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

How to register:

Click here to register.

Full Story

Writing a winning proposal The way to winning a grant

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:50:40 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

Even though the first steps in the fundraising cycle are crucial for success, the proposal itself is like the holy grail of fundraising. With a bit of luck, you can still find donors without proper research and networking, but without a good proposal, you have no chance of success. We all use the word proposal all the time in the fundraising world, but what does it actually mean? In this online course, we will take a detailed look at the proposal, the parts of the proposal, and things you have to keep in mind when writing a proposal to be a successful fundraiser.

Learn everything you need to know about the proposal writing process in this online course!

The proposal is the document that you prepare for the donor to convince them that you are the perfect fit for them. A proposal has many different parts and it can be confusing at times, as definitions are very specific and applicants need to be familiar with the vocabulary. In todays crowded fundraising world, it is important to have a proposal that shines and distinguishes itself from the many others - that needs to be special and specifically well crafted. This is why we have designed this online course.

In this online course, you will learn:

  • What is a project proposal
  • What are the most important parts of a project proposal
  • Who should work on the project proposal
  • What do you have to look out for before submitting a proposal
  • How can you streamline your proposal to make sure there is a red threat
  • How to deal with rejection
  • What to do when your proposal is successful

This online course consists of:

  • A video with tips and tricks from our instructor Eva Wieners, where she shares her experiences from more than a decade in the fundraising field
  • Lectures that will give you crucial information
  • A quiz that will make sure you understood everything you need to know
  • A cheat sheet with all the important information for when you are in a hurry
  • A small workbook that will help you to implement the learned lessons in your organization

Don´t hesitate and learn how to develop a winning proposal today. With a strategic approach, you will see your fundraising taking a turn to the positive in no time!

ProposalsforNGOs is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education in Fundraising. Full participation in "Writing a winning proposal" is applicable for 1.25 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. CFRE is an independent certification for fundraising professionals which aims to set standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

How to register:

Click here to register.

Full Story

A Dream in the Desert? Fundraising from the Gulf Donors

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:40:30 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

Have you heard about the record-breaking grants and significant support of the Gulf Donors? Their announcements have been making the headlines and the amounts of money involved have caught the attention of many NGO practitioners and social enterprises.

But, like so many colleagues all over the world, you are likely wondering who they really are, how they work, what the risks involved in working with them are, and most importantly—would your organization likely ever be able to get a grant from them.They do not operate in the same ways as many of the traditional, public sector donors, and finding information about them is often difficult.

While the potential rewards are high, the time and effort involved in getting their attention and making a successful application to them is significant.Many NGOs and social enterprises have simply given up trying. In this course, we will be sharing some of the knowledge we have gained with helping clients to access funding from these donors and provide you with some effective strategies at making your organization an attractive grant applicant.

The Gulf donors are not appropriate for all NGOs, but for those who are able to position themselves well, a grant from them can be an organization-transforming event. Even if your organization will not pursue funding from the Gulf Donors, the new skills and perspectives contained in this course will be valuable to improving your fundraising.

When you take this certificate online course, you will learn:

  • Who the Gulf Donors are and what their priorities are
  • How you can approach them
  • How you can network with them
  • How you can establish a fruitful relationship with them
  • How you can ultimately decide if the Gulf Donors would be a good fit for your organization

Join us to learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Gulf Donors from an expert who has worked with them frequently in the past!

ProposalsforNGOs is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education in Fundraising. Full participation in "A Dream in the Desert - Fundraising from the Gulf Donors" is applicable for 1.25 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. CFRE is an independent certification for fundraising professionals which aims to to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

Participation in the (educational program title) may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and the (educational program title) was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International

How to register:

Click here to register.

Full Story

How to Raise Funds in Humanitarian Emergencies Reacting to Disaster

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:39:18 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. Specifically in developing countries, the resources to react well are often lacking. Being prepared and knowing how to raise funds in humanitarian situations is of key importance to be able to react and to save lives!

A disaster can be an earthquake, a flood, a war or a famine – anything you can think of that throws life in your country out of balance. Especially when the disaster is of a certain scope, the willingness to help is high – but to actually benefit from it and safe the lives of beneficiaries, it is important to know the ropes and to be well prepared!

Did you know that there are many different classifications of humanitarian situations and disasters and that they all require different channels to finance the response to them? Did you know that there are different funds that help, but that some require that you register as early as possible? Probably not. To make sure you have all the important information about how to finance projects in humanitarian situations, we have put together this online course. It is a great introduction to the topic for anybody working in at-risk countries.

This course consists of four modules that cover everything you need to know. The modules are:

  • The Landscape of Humanitarian Funding
  • Finding Funding for Emergencies
  • Funds to Apply to
  • Tips and Tricks to Prepare and Apply

As you can see, we cover everything from an introduction to the landscape of humanitarian funding to how to actually apply and even more importantly prepare – as there is seldom the time to properly write proposals, once disaster has hit.

If you are working in an at-risk country, this course is super important for you to make sure you will be able to play an important role in reaction to a potential disaster. And an at-risk country can be any country, as the latest huge scale disasters after hurricanes in the USA have shown. Furthermore, disasters are not always rapid – they can be slowly on setting as well but require the same mechanisms to receive funding.

This course consists of:

  • 4 videos in which experts share their insights
  • More than 20 pages of supporting materials
  • Cheat sheets for every module where you can see all the most important points on one page
  • Quizzes at the end of each module (80% needed to pass)
  • Homework assignments that will help you to apply the gained knowledge to your project

At the end, you will receive a certificate of completion and will know how to prepare for disaster.

How to register:

Click here to register.

Full Story

Finding and understanding donors Research and Eligibility

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:37:58 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

The first step to successful fundraising is finding the right donor that perfectly fits your agenda and your plans – the second one is to understand exactly what the donor wants to see in a proposal. If you have the perfect match AND understand how you can make your proposal shine for them, your chances of success will be much higher and your fundraising will be lifted to the next level!

As we have seen many NGOs struggle with these two steps, we have decided to make a very special offer today – you can get our certificate online courses about both topics for the price of one! For only US$ 50 you will get access to the courses “Donor Research” AND “Finding a Perfect Donor Match”! Doesn’t that sound amazing?

In these courses you will learn:

  • What is donor research?
  • Why do you need it?
  • Why is it so important?
  • What are the best ways to do donor research?
  • How can you organize your donor research?

PLUS

  • What is eligibility?
  • Why is it so important?
  • Why should you pay so much attention to the guidelines?
  • How do donors give you clues in the guidelines that help you to prepare a winning proposal?
  • Why is it so important to understand donor priorities?

They both consist of

  • A video with tips and tricks from our instructors, where they share their experiences from more than two decades in the fundraising field
  • Lectures that will give you crucial information
  • A quiz that will make sure you understood everything you need to know
  • A cheat sheet with all the important information for when you are in a hurry
  • A small workbook that will help you to implement the learned lessons in your organization

Also keep in mind – we have a 30-day money back policy. So, if you sign up and realize, the course is not for you – you will get a refund with no questions asked.

How to register:

Click here to register.

Full Story

The Most Common Questions About Fundraising - Finally Answered! The Fundraising FAQ

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:36:09 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

Fundraising can be hard and confusing! We have worked in this field for more than two decades. We work with NGOs of all sizes, and we keep hearing the same questions again and again. So we decided to answer them - in the form of an online course. When you enroll in this free online course you will get the answers you were looking for - and don´t even have to pay for it. Join us and learn about fundraising in an engaging and fun way!

How to register:

Enroll for free!!
Click here to register.

Full Story

How to Raise Funds from USAID Identify and apply to USAID request for applications and grant opportunities.

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:34:12 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

Many NGOs seek funding from USAID, but are ultimately not successful. Because the applications have the reputation of being incredibly complicated and time consuming, some don´t even try anymore. This is a pity, as USAID has a huge budget (20 billion in 2018 alone) and is working in many sectors in more than 130 countries - so probably in your country as well. In this self-directed online course, our experienced instructor Erik will guide you through the entire process of applying for a grant with USAID and will share his best tips of more than 20 years of working in the fundraising field with you.

This online course will cover four main topics:

  • What is USAID?
  • How does USAID work?
  • How to apply?
  • Tips and Tricks to make your applications successful

After finishing this course, you will know how to decide if it is worth to apply to any given opportunity by USAID, what to look out for, and what can distinguish your proposal from the others in the pile. Erik shares a lot of his first hand experiences, which are very helpful to understand the process.

How to register:

Click here to register.

Full Story

Funding Your Startup and Social Enterprise

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:33:30 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

If you’re an entrepreneur at any stage of your journey, or even an aspiring one, and you need money to start or grow your business, this course is for you.

When you have a great business idea, and cannot wait to get started on it, you will eventually run into the essential question:

  • How can I finance my endeavor?

Most of the times, people who want to start a company do not have the capital to do so themselves, so they need to look around for other financing options.

There are many different ways of how to finance a Startup, and their practicability also depends a lot on the kind of business you want to open. Sometimes all the options can be overwhelming, so in this article, we want to shed some light on the most common ways to finance your startup and what the pros and cons for all of them are.

This course will introduce, and help you understand these models through which you can – and will fund your startup and social enterprise.

How to register:

Click here to register.

Full Story

How to Fundraise When Your NGO is Brand New

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:31:57 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

Did you just start an NGO and have a difficult time to get funded? Did you apply for grants but were not successful yet? We hear you! Working with grassroots NGOs from all over the world we understand that this is a huge problem!

Being a successful fundraiser is difficult for every NGO as it is. But it is the most difficult for brand-new NGOs since most donors only want to collaborate with organizations that already have a track record of successful collaborations. It resembles job applications: Employers want you to have experience, but to get the experience you need a job, which you don´t get if you don´t have experience – a vicious circle that does not seem to have an end to it.

It is not hopeless though!

In this online course, we will give you an idea of what you have to do to be a successful fundraiser, even if your NGO cannot show a long record of successful cooperations. Don´t give up and learn how to convince donors that you are a reliable partner and deserve to get the grant - even if your NGO is brand-new.

How to register:

Click here to register.

Full Story

Fundraising from A to Z Full access to all courses 2020

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:30:31 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

2019 has been an amazing year for us – the traffic to our website ProposalsforNGOs has exploded, we have conducted many on- and offline trainings, and most importantly we have launched our ProposalsforNGOs Online School! Only after a couple of months we already have more than 3000 students learning with us!

Thank you for being part of that journey! We are very happy that you accompanied us on the way to where we are today – and we want to say thank you! For this, we have put together an amazing offer – an offer that you will not be able to resist.

Instead of giving you % on one or two of our courses, we decided to open access to ALL of them – for a super cheap price. For US$ 350 only, you can get a yearly subscription to our online school – and this comes with access to all our courses, current and future! Imagine what that means: for one year, you will be able to take all of our courses as many times as you want – but the end of 2020 you will be the absolute fundraising pro. And the best thing is, this offer extends to all future courses in 2020 – and believe me, we have some amazing stuff in the pipeline.

But let me break it down for you again. For US$ 350 only, you will get access to currently 15 online courses with a total value of more than US$ 1000 – and everything else that will come up on 2020. Some of the topic we will cover in the coming year are already planned out, some will be a surprise – but to already give you a taste, this is what we have already in the pipeline:

  • How to write a proposal for the European Commission
  • How to fundraise from DFID
  • How to fundraise from American Foundations
  • How to write a stunning concept note

This all is additional to the amazing courses that we already have:

5 obstacles on your way to fundraising success

How to find 50 great donors in 10 minutes

How to raise funds from European Foundations

The fundraising strategy

Donor networking – How to connect with donors

Donor research – finding the right match

Finding the right donor match – understanding eligibility

How to write a winning proposal

How to write a concept note for the European Commission

Finding and understanding donors

A dream in the desert – How to fundraise from Gulf Donors

How to fundraise from USAID

The most common questions about fundraising – finally answered

How to successfully fundraise when your NGO is brand-new

How to raise funds in Humanitarian situations

This offer is only valid until the end of the year – we close this amazing deal on the 31st of December! And remember, we have many more courses lined up for the coming year, and this bundle will give you free access to everything we publish in 2020 – and that will be a lot! The access is valid for the entire year 2020!

Join us and become a fundraising pro in 2020!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! Also, remember that we have a 30-day money back policy. If you are unhappy with the bundle, you can get your money back within the first 30 days – no questions asked! So, what are you waiting for?

Let´s make 2020 an amazing year together!

How to register:

Click here to apply.

Full Story

Fundraising from Corporations Making an Effective Case for Funding to Businesses

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:29:41 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

Corporations play a growing role in the world of philanthropy and Giving! Maybe you even know some NGOs who have received substantial grants from corporations and who are benefitting from this partnership. There is huge potential for organizations to work together with corporations and businesses, as they have much more to offer than only financial support.

But if you have ever tried to get such a cooperation, you probably also know that it is not as easy as it might look from the outside. Many cold emails go unanswered, other times the corporation says they have already spent their budget or simply have no interest. So how can you tap into this huge potential for your NGO and also benefit from the resources in the corporate sector?

One problem is, that we talk a different language in the NGO sector and that we mostly have a very different organizational culture. If you use the same tools you have learned for fundraising from established donors with corporations, you will probably encounter a problem – they don’t understand you. To be successful, you have to learn their language, understand their intentions and present yourself in an attractive way. How do you do that? Well, this is what we are here for.

We have developed a comprehensive online course to teach you how to approach corporations and how to turn these contacts into a fruitful cooperation. Our trainer Christopher has fundraised from corporations for the last 10 years and shares his experiences from the field with you in a series of interviews. In the course we will cover the following topics:

  • Corporations Growing Role in Giving
  • Corporate Motivations for Giving
  • Vetting & Ethical Considerations
  • How to identify a potential partner
  • Developing a Contact Strategy and Sales Pitch

After finishing the course, you will have a sales pitch for corporations that you want to contact and will have a much better idea of how to talk to them to make your point. You will know how to successfully incorporate corporate funding in your fundraising strategy and what you have to look out for.

How to register:

Click here to apply.

Full Story

Creating Donor Attractive Logical Frameworks Project Design Essentials!

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:28:05 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

How many times have we all dreaded having to construct a LogFrame? If you ask most NGO Practitioners what is the most difficult part of project development or the part they hate the most, most will readily answer “LogFrames!” Lofgrames can often feel like a burdensome brain teaser or a torture device.

With funding becoming more competitive and donors demanding a greater degree of beneficiary accountability, even seasoned professionals are called to improve the processes of project design. Logical Frameworks or LogFrames are notoriously confusing and difficult to put together. This is because creating a good logical framework requires both a holistic and detailed understanding of the project. This level of understanding is rarely complete during the planning and funding stage, specially when the project design is still in flux. Still, even a draft logical framework can be very useful for planning, managing, and fundraising.

In this online course, you will explore the essential to perfect in designing logical, effective, and attractive projects which is the key factor to convince the donors. Most importantly, the course will help you demonstrate to your donors that you have a mastery of designing logical, effective, and attractive projects.

The aim of this online course is to help you become comfortable with Logical Frameworks!

Developed by humanitarian aid workers themselves through years of practice, this course will help you:

  • Establish a solid base of understanding of the hierarchy of logic
  • Develop indicators which are easy-to-measure and capture your achievements
  • Analyze your external environment and design your project with necessary assumptions and risks in mind.

The completely self directed online course consists of four modules that cover all the most important aspects of the topic and more than three hours of video material:

  • Hierarchy of Logcigal Frameworks
  • LogFrames as a basis for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
  • Sources of Verification: What are they?
  • Critical Assumptions and Risks

If you want to get over your fear of Logframes and learn how to design them in a way that saves you time and resources and makes your proposals more successful - this course is for you. Join us and learn how to master Logframes!

How to register:

Click here to apply.

Full Story

The Proposal Cover Letter A How-To Guide

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 03:26:48 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

The Proposal Cover Letter is the first thing a donor will see when receiving your proposal - so never underestimate its power! This is one of the things you really need to get it right! But what needs to be included? And how should you frame it?

Well, in this online course we give you all the answers! Our experienced expert Erik will share the secrets of creating an enticing cover letter with you, which will include all the needed information and get the donors attention - because that is what this is all about!

In this course you will learn

  1. The Purpose of a Cover Letter
  2. What Content to Include in Your Cover Letter?
  3. How to make it special to get the donors attention?

And the best thing is - you will even get a sample and a template that you just have to adjust for your project! What are you waiting for? Join us in this online course and rock your next proposal cover letter!

How to register:

Click here to register.

Full Story

How to Develop a Fundraising Strategy in Times of the Coronavirus

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 02:23:27 +0000

Organization: Philantropia

Having a fundraising strategy was always important and a factor that determined the success of any organization, but during the Corona Crisis it has become even more evident that it is crucial. Without a fundraising strategy, organizations are not equipped to weather the difficult times and to keep fundraising even when the available funds get scarcer. If you want to succeed in the future, your organization needs a fundraising strategy!

A good fundraising strategy will answer the following questions:

  • How did you conduct fundraising in the past and which lessons can you learn from it?
  • Where do you want to go in your fundraising? What are your financial needs?
  • How do you want to get there?

It will also equip your organization with a workplan for all tasks related to fundraising and will ensure that everybody knows their responsibilities. It will determine if your fundraising is on stable feet, or if you need to extend it to deal with future crisis. Especially in these times where people are scattered all over while doing home office and communication can be an issue, such a strong plan is going to help you to still grow strong!

In this free course we will discuss the plus points of having a strategy and the most important steps you have to take to put one in place. You will learn to understand why the success of an organization - particularly in times of crisis like the current one - is so closely tied to strategic thinking within the organization and how you can take advantage of that.

How to register:

Enroll for free.
Click here to register. 

Full Story

COVID-19: What’s Next? High-Level Discussion

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 03:32:49 +0000

Organization: iVolunteer
Start date: 2 Jun 2020
End date: 2 Jun 2020
Registration deadline: 2 Jun 2020

This discussion is an effort to foster global dialogue on the next steps to recover from the Pandemic. We also want to highlight the best practices from local communities to reimagine 'the new normal' in the recovery process.
World’s Leading experts will be joining us from diverse backgrounds including Academia, International Civil Service, Private Sector, Healthcare, Public Service, Social Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Scientific Community and Youth Community Leadership

This proposed session will centre on three key areas for thematic discussion:

  1. Way forward in looking at practical solutions for the global crisis due to COVID-19.

  2. Reimagination the process to achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability while tackling the global health crisis.

  3. Inclusive participation of all stakeholders in the retrieval mechanism in a global pandemic

Session Objectives:

  • To capture the current status on how far COVID-19 has made an impact on the global development process.
  • To learn the best practices and solutions towards a sustainable world beyond COVID-19.
  • To bring the voices of young people who are working on global issues and the role of non-state actors.

An outcome report would be published with key recommendations and best practices presented by the speakers during this high-level engagement session. A copy of the final outcome report will be shared by email to all our registered participants.

Date: 2nd June, 2020
Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm GMT/UTC & 10:30am - 1:30pm EST

The session is hosted by EarthLanka in Collaboration with Impact Voices, IVolunteer International, International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI, StreamYard, Greener Future and My Climate Action Qatar.

How to register:

Register Now here

Livestream available at:

Full Story

3rd Public Health In Crisis Course (PHCC-3) Online

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 03:18:44 +0000

Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Start date: 29 Jun 2020
End date: 14 Aug 2020
Registration deadline: 12 Jun 2020

BACKGROUND
Natural and constructed hazards, new and re-emerging pathogens, conflict and rising inequity are all contributing to an ever-increasing burden of mass human suffering worldwide. These threats put exposed populations at a much higher risk of new diseases, new disabilities, and early death, and drain much-needed resources away from development in countries which can least afford it. Other global factors such as climate change, aging societies, urbanization, globalization, antibiotic resistance, mass migration and the politics of isolationist nationalism complicate the context in which humanitarian and first responder agencies have to operate. More than ever, innovative public health approaches to populations in crisis are needed.

LOCATION OF THE COURSE
The course will be conducted online by the Faculty of Public Health at the Thammasat University campus in Rangsit, 30km north of Bangkok.

ABOUT THE COURSE
In June 2020, the international Global Health Program of the Faulty of Public Health at Thammasat in Thailand will open its course on Public Health and Crisis to external candidates. This 3-week course is an elective component of the Faculty’s MPH (Global Health) curriculum. The course consists of 3 linked modules, and external candidates have the opportunity to join the whole course or to choose specific modules that suit their needs.
The course modules and the (tentative) schedule are as follows:

  1. Public Health and Natural Hazards Module from 29 June –03 July 2020
  2. Epidemic Management & Control Module from 03 – 07 August 2020
  3. Public Health & Conflict Module from 10 – 14 August 2020

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
• Health and allied professionals who are seeking a career move to the professional humanitarian sector;
• Candidates of other academic courses, particularly part-time and web-based courses, who are looking for accredited short courses to enhance their degree.

The whole course is not recommended for those who already have experience of working in humanitarian settings, but specific modules may be of interest to experienced people looking to broaden their knowledge of humanitarian practice.

By the end of the course, participants wIll be able to:
• Critically review the quality and appropriateness of key public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events, and epidemics;
• Recognize gaps in the evidence base for current knowledge and practice in public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events, and epidemics;
• Identify research opportunities to expand the evidence base and address gaps in current knowledge and practice in public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events, and epidemics;
• Explore and explain the strengths and weaknesses of published articles and research papers on public health interventions in humanitarian settings, mass casualty events, and epidemics.

WHO ARE THE TRAINERS?
The core course sessions are facilitated by experts in public health and emergencies from the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and faculty from Thammasat University. Guest facilitators from international humanitarian agencies based in Thailand will also facilitate additional sessions or join panel discussions/ round table events.

LANGUAGE AND TEACHING METHODS
The course is offered online and in English only.

WHAT IS THE COST?
• Full course: $3,000.00 for 3 weeks (tuition only)
• Selective package: $1,000.00 per 1 week module (tuition only)

REGISTRATION
Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. Please fill in the Application Form [Online Version] on the ADPC website and e-mail the form alongside a copy of your CV to janette@adpc.net.

PAYMENT
If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC’s account through a bank transfer at least one month before the course commence. Otherwise, your participation will be canceled. Please note that personal checks are not accepted as a form of payment.

CANCELLATION
Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, in which case a partial refund (less 15% for banking charges and administrative costs) will be deducted. NO refunds will be available for cancellations less than 3 weeks before the start of the course.
Each module has a requirement for a minimum number of external candidates. If an insufficient number of applications have been received for a module by 12 June 2020, the Faculty of Public Health and ADPC reserve the right to cancel that module for the current year. Candidates who have already been accepted will be informed as soon as the decision is taken, and offered a place in the following year if desired.

FURTHER QUESTIONS
Please contact:

Health Risk Management Department

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Tel: +66 2 298 0682-92 | Fax: +66 2 298 0012-13

Emails: janette@adpc.net / yvonette.d@adpc.net

Website: www.adpc.net

How to register:

Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. Please fill in the Application Form [Online Version] on the ADPC website and e-mail the form alongside a copy of your CV to janette@adpc.net.

Full Story

Food Security: Building Resilience in the Face of Crisis

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 03:06:47 +0000

Organization: International Law Institute

Join us for a free online webinar on Food Security, with Jeannette Tramhel, ILI Course Advisor and Senior Legal Officer with the Organization of American States.

Main topics of discuss include:

  • Development and implementation of an effective plan to achieve food security

  • Systems and techniques to weather disruptions due to disasters and emergencies

  • Incorporating the private sector into the national dialogue and planning for food security

This Webinar was recorded with a live audience on May 21, 2020 and now freely available online.

How to register:

No need to register, simply go to website to view the session -
http://www.ili.org/about/news/1182-video-ili-webinar-on-food-security-buil...

Full Story

Toolkit for principled humanitarian action: Managing counterterrorism risks

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 03:05:42 +0000

Organization: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection
Start date: 5 Jun 2020
End date: 5 Jun 2020
Registration deadline: 5 Jun 2020

Read more and register at https://phap.org/5jun2020

The four principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and independence are the foundations of humanitarian action. Guided by these principles, humanitarian organizations work to ensure that assistance and protection go to those most in need. As well as forming the basis of their work, the principles enable humanitarian organizations to gain and maintain acceptance from communities and parties to conflicts, helping ensure the safety of staff.

However, as counterterrorism measures become increasingly common at international and national levels, humanitarian organizations remain concerned about the impact of these on their ability to maintain a principled approach. While humanitarian organizations are, usually, not the target of these measures, they nevertheless pose real risks to operations, staff, and beneficiaries.

Join us on 5 June 2020 for the launch of NRC's new Toolkit for Principled Humanitarian Action: Managing Counterterrorism Risks. This event will provide an opportunity for representatives of several key stakeholders to take stock of this issue, five years on from the launch of the original Toolkit. It will allow for an exchange on the current state of the impact of counterterrorism measures on humanitarian organizations and the associated risks. What measures are humanitarian organisations taking to address these risks? What role can donors play in risk management? What are the emerging challenges and opportunities?

The Toolkit

The Toolkit for Principled Humanitarian Action: Managing Counterterrorism Risks updates the information contained in the 2015 Risk Management Toolkit in Relation to Counterterrorism Measures to reflect recent developments in this area. It aims to raise awareness of counterterrorism-related risks so that organizations can identify and mitigate these, and to make risk management approaches accessible to a broad range of staff who can use these in their day to day work.

Event registrants will receive the link to the Toolkit as soon as it is made available.

How to register:

Read more and register at https://phap.org/5jun2020

Full Story

Learning Stream on Risk Management: Security risk management and duty of care during COVID-19

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 03:04:25 +0000

Organization: Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection
Start date: 3 Jun 2020
End date: 3 Jun 2020
Registration deadline: 3 Jun 2020

Read more and register at https://phap.org/3jun2020

Humanitarian work is in most cases carried out in insecure environments and situations, making it critical for organizations to be able to identify and manage security risks affecting their operations. Although Security Risk Management (SRM) in the humanitarian sector has increasingly gained the attention of policy makers and practitioners, the current COVID-19 crisis highlights challenges in how to apply risk management, including in terms of duty of care. Delivering humanitarian aid under COVID-19 restrictions has also underlined the critical role of local actors and the importance to discuss risk transfer and risk sharing between international, national, and local humanitarian actors.

On 3 June, ICVA and PHAP will organize the first webinar in the new Learning Stream on Risk Management in Practice, aimed at exploring the current state of risk management in the humanitarian sector. In this webinar, we will look at the key findings from a new briefing paper from ICVA and researchers from the Graduate Institute on security risk management in humanitarian organizations and frame them around the challenges that the current COVID-19 crisis presents to the humanitarian sector. We will hear from practitioners and experts about the current SRM challenges and solutions in their organisations, including risk transfer, risk sharing, and challenges related to duty of care.

How to register:

Read more and register at https://phap.org/3jun2020

Full Story