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Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Humanitarian Settings

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:43:42 +0000

Organizations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Start date: 5 Sep 2022
End date: 16 Sep 2022
Registration deadline: 14 Aug 2022

This executive short course is a full-time training, which focuses on the particular challenges presented by non-communicable diseases in emergencies, as well as the design of adapted and effective projects to address non-communicable diseases. The course is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Objectives of the course

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of chronicity and identify the main non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
  • Identify and assess the burden of NCDs in a specific context.
  • Design a programme to address the needs of people with NCDs during a humanitarian emergency.

Workload

Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including:

  • Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, group work, etc.)
  • Approximately 30 hours of self-study time

Structure of the course

  • What are non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs)?
  • What is a burden of NCDs in emergencies?
  • Assessing the needs and setting priorities
  • Models of care for NCDs
  • Designing an evidence-based NCD programmes
  • Evaluation of NCD programmes
How to register:

All information on how to enroll can be found at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.

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Health Systems Assessment in Humanitarian Crises

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:40:25 +0000

Organization: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Start date: 20 Jun 2022
End date: 1 Jul 2022
Registration deadline: 29 May 2022

The primary purpose of this intensive executive short course, based on the book published by Professor Blanchet Applied Systems Thinking for Health Systems Research is to familiarize participants with a health systems approach to healthcare for communities in low and middle countries affected by humanitarian crises, through practical interactive examples and case studies, and taught by experts with humanitarian expertise in low and middle income countries during or after humanitarian crises.

This is the only course specifically focused on health system assessment in humanitarian crises and built on the latest available evidence.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define concepts related to health systems and the six building blocks of the WHO framework.
  • Assess the main characteristics of humanitarian health interventions (facility-based, outreach, community-based activities, horizontal versus vertical) and relate to it health system challenges in various areas: financing, human resources, health information system, governance, service delivery, and technology.
  • Apply the health system assessment guideline tool in order to translate a local situation analysis into concrete humanitarian interventions.

Programme

  • Introduction to health systems, system thinking, the role of governance, and the Health Systems Assessment tool
  • Health service delivery and quality
  • Health workforce, health technologies, and health information systems
  • Health systems financing
  • Presentation of the Health System Assessment using a real-life case study

Workload

Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including:

  • 30 hours of face-to-face teaching through a mixture of interactive lectures, case studies, discussions, and group and individual exercises.
  • 20 hours of self-study time including reading, writing and group interactions
How to register:

Information on how to enroll can be found at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.

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Sexual violence in conflict settings & emergencies (Uganda)

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:38:33 +0000

Country: Uganda
Organization: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Start date: 28 Nov 2022
End date: 2 Dec 2022
Registration deadline: 30 Oct 2022

The overall objective of this residential course in Uganda is to provide mid-level and senior managers the knowledge and skills required to conceive a multidisciplinary approach to respond to the complex needs of survivors of sexual violence in conflicts and emergencies. The course is delivered in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins sans Frontières, Refugee Law Project, UNHCR, and independent human rights experts.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:
• Understand the key concepts and basic issues underpinning all forms of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings
• Conceive an intervention centred on sexual violence victims/survivors’ rights, needs and wishes
• Design activities contributing to sexual violence prevention and risk mitigation

Structure of the course:

• Core concepts and introduction to a Survivor-Centered Approach
• Ethics and Methods of Data Gathering
• Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys
• Medical Care
• Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
• Access to Justice
• Prevention and Risk Mitigation

How to register:

Please visit our application platform to apply: https://apply.humanitarianstudies.ch/index.php/Home/login

For guidelines on applying please visit: https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/

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Protection of Civilians: From Humanitarian to Peace Operations

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:30:43 +0000

Organization: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Start date: 19 Sep 2022
End date: 30 Sep 2022
Registration deadline: 28 Aug 2022

The aim of the course is to provide a general introduction to the protection of civilians, with a focus on conflict and post-conflict environments. It provides insight on both theory and practical realities and applies critical thinking on concepts, principles and professional practices most common amongst protection actors in humanitarian or peace operations.

Objectives of the course

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the main protection of civilians conceptual frameworks, definitions, principles and related world-level policy issues
  • Explain where the protection of civilians lies within the political, peace and security agenda, but also under humanitarian or development action
  • Identify and analyse protection actors, threats and risks
  • Describe professional protection standards, programming/operations, mechanisms and processes
  • Distinguish and assess various protection field strategies

Structure of the course

  • History and politics of protection
  • Protection principles and operational realities
  • Protection norms, policies and doctrines
  • Unveiling evolving protection concepts and modes of action
  • Introduction to field protection strategies
  • Protection actors and analysis
  • Critical review of field-level protection action
  • Case studies

Workload

Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including:

  • 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, case studies, group work)
  • App. 30 hours of self-study time (readings, writing and group-work)
How to register:

Applicants can find all information on how to enroll at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.

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Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:25:16 +0000

Organization: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Start date: 23 May 2022
End date: 3 Jun 2022
Registration deadline: 2 May 2022

This executive short course is an intensive training, given by academic staff and humanitarian practitioners, which focuses on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in humanitarian crises, using specific methods and tools. This course is delivered in partnership with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The overall objective of the course is to allow mid-level or senior managers to develop an understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues in emergencies and to provide them with skills to coordinate the implementation of a minimum set of sexual and reproductive health interventions at the onset of an emergency and as an integral part of health assistance programmes.

A printable “course-at-a-glance” document is available here.

Objectives of the course

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Advocate for sexual and reproductive health in emergencies
  • Describe how an emergency situation, caused by for example conflict or disaster, affects reproductive health needs
  • Apply core concepts and techniques provided in the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for SRH in Crises
  • Apply coordination skills for the implementation of the MISP
  • Draw implications for addressing SRH for communities in crisis in their own country context.

Workload

Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including:
• Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, group work, etc.)
• Approximately 30 hours of self-study time

Structure of the course

  • Overview and coordination of SRH in crisis
  • Communication and advocacy
  • Gender-based violence
  • Coordinating maternal and newborn health
  • Family planning
  • HIV prevention and programming
  • Coordinating abortion care
  • Logistics, monitoring and evaluation
How to register:

Information on how to enroll can be found at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.

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Negotiation in Humanitarian Crises

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:22:39 +0000

Organization: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Start date: 9 May 2022
End date: 20 May 2022
Registration deadline: 17 Apr 2022

In collaboration with the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN).

For a long time negotiating in humanitarian operations was felt as compromising on principles and norms. It is only recently that it was found as reinforcing humanitarian impact to take into consideration interests of all sides and the context in order to make a deal.

This executive short course is a full-time training which focuses on the design of adapted negotiation strategies in humanitarian settings, as well as the development of participant’s self-awareness. It links real situations experienced by participants with the latest concepts around humanitarian negotiation, meaning negotiations aimed at securing access, assistance and protection for civilians facing humanitarian emergencies.

A printable “course-at-a-glance” document is available here.

Objectives of the course

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the objectives and specificities of humanitarian negotiation
  • Apply a negotiation framework adapted to humanitarian crises
  • Select and manage the most appropriate interaction and communication modes with various stakeholders while in a negotiation process
  • Discover your personal style as negotiator and its consequences.

Workload

Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including:

  • Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching including reflexive practice on real situations faced by participants, panel with experts, and role plays.
  • Approximately 30 hours of self-study time including readings, audio visual presentations, videos.

Structure of the course

  • Defining the similarities and differences between Humanitarian Negotiations and other types of negotiation
  • Analysing a negotiation context
  • Defining a strategy adapted to humanitarian crises
  • Panel with experts
  • Special types of negotiation: abduction of humanitarian staff, mediation with communities.
  • Role plays
How to register:

All information on how to enroll for a course can be found at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.

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A Relationship at Stake: Media & Aid Organisations

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:21:18 +0000

Organization: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Start date: 25 Apr 2022
End date: 6 May 2022
Registration deadline: 3 Apr 2022

The relationship between aid agencies and international/local media is often ambivalent yet vital for public and operational outcomes. This course aims at exploring the theoretical and practical issues and implications of this challenging relationship. The course programme analyses the two sides of the interaction: the first part examines public communications by aid agencies in a changing media environment and includes media training for operational purposes. The second part explores the principles of humanitarian journalism and crisis reporting, questioning the media’s agenda, the newsworthiness of humanitarian contexts and the impact of media coverage.

Objectives of the course:

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the media landscape (global & local) and the opportunities and challenges it presents to humanitarian organisations
  • Analyse the impact of the digital media revolution
  • Analyse the limits and constraints of relations between the media and humanitarian organisations
  • Use the media as a strategic communications channel to support humanitarian programmes and operations
  • Prepare and give an effective media interview (broadcast, print, online)

Workload:

Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including:

• Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, media training)
• Approximately 30 hours of self-study time (readings, reflexive analysis)

Structure of the course

• International media landscape and challenges
• The use of digital media at field level
• Journalists- aid actors interaction
• Traditional media: Between independence and instrumentalization
• Making of humanitarian news: Media training

How to register:

Applicants need to apply via the Centre's platform. All information can be found at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.

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Diploma in Humanitarian Action (DAS)

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:17:08 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Start date: 8 Sep 2022
End date: 12 Dec 2022
Registration deadline: 31 May 2022

This Diploma offers professionals a critical understanding of the humanitarian system and response learning from history and various other disciplines and an ability to contextualize humanitarian action in today’s world. It explores the role of humanitarianism in the way the world is governed today, as well as the political economy at play in relationships between States, non-State actors, international organisations, international and local non-governmental organizations and affected populations. Finally, the program addresses the postcolonial dynamics of past and present humanitarian interventions to identify new avenues for contemporary and future crises.

The Diploma is a 100% residential programme in Geneva, with intensive face-to-face classes, workshops and external learning activities (visits and conferences).

A printable “course-at-a-glance” document is available here.

Our scholarship deadline for this course is February 1, 2022. More info at: https://humanitarianstudies.ch/scholarships-and-funding/

Objectives of the course

At the end of the course, participants will have developed a critical understanding of contemporary humanitarian action informed by academic scholarship, which will enable them to become better informed, and more aware and effective humanitarian practitioners, more autonomous in their decisions.

More specifically, at the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Understand the politico-historical foundations of humanitarianism, the changing nature of humanitarian crises and the various forms of humanitarian action.
• Widen their conception of humanitarianism by acknowledging the existence of other philanthropic, charity and faith-based endeavours
• Understand the ethical, normative and legal aspects of humanitarianism including the overlap between humanitarianism, militarism and sanctions
• Identify the various actors of humanitarian action and understand the political economy of the field
• Conceptualize humanitarianism as a distinct mode of governing and understand its link with border control policies and security regimes.

Workload

Around 625 hours of work for the whole diploma, including:

  • 200 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, group work, round tables, debates)
  • 100 hours of external learning activities (visits, conferences, film festivals)
  • 325 hours of self-study time (readings, assignments, documentaries)

Structure of the course

Module 1: Humanitarianisms

This module traces the genealogy of secular humanitarianism since the 19th century, to explore historical and political dynamics and mechanics that led to the development of several forms of humanitarianism, including its visual, moral and political economy along the 20th century. It compares what has become the dominant form of humanitarianism with other forms of international solidarity, such as grassroots movements and advocacy networks, or State interventionism, in North-South and East-West perspectives. It also questions the links between faith-based humanitarianism, charity and philanthropy in Western and non-Western contexts.

Module 2: Contexts, Action and Consequences

This module describes the various forms humanitarian action has taken looking at different fields of expertise and disciplines. The module explores the existing silos between areas of interventions and possibilities of integration. The changing nature of humanitarian crises is examined looking at the consequences these changes have had on the humanitarian response, notably the humanitarian-development nexus, the narrative of populations’ resilience and people-centered approaches. Applying concrete analytical tools for understanding risks, the module will offer an opportunity for students to value their experience and develop real-life solutions. Finally, the module will open discussions and debates on how to decolonize the humanitarian system.

Module 3: Revisiting Vulnerabilities and Needs

Using insights from various disciplines (anthropology, global health, international relations) this module asks: What does the principle of humanity mean in practice? What forms of selection, triage and exclusion does the preservation of such a principle entail? By introducing students to key theoretical texts on governmentality, this module revisits two taken for granted notions of humanitarian action (‘needs’ and ‘vulnerabilities’) so as to highlight the implicit representations that inform practices of categorization and the identification of ‘target/key populations’. We explore the politics of indicators, examine emblematic figures of vulnerability and turn the gaze on humanitarian actors so as to understand their ‘need to help’ suffering others but also their need of security while on mission. Finally, we discuss the relationship between violence and vulnerability, explore the dilemmas of triage and discourses of self-help and resilience that inform contemporary interventions.

Module 4: Humanitarian Normativity: Ethics, Norms and Principles

This module discusses the normative aspects of contemporary humanitarianism, using the insights of various disciplines (anthropology, international law, sociology and international relations) within the field of humanitarian studies as well as those of practitioners involved in protection work. It introduces students to the basic principles of international humanitarian law (IHL), Human Rights, refugee law as well as humanitarian ethics. It examines the tensions and contradictions that emerge when humanitarian actors seek to implement IHL in practice. It explores how the world has crossed into new humanitarian frontiers of ethical and legal problematics by analyzing the overlap between humanitarianism and militarism, the links between the politics of security and relief and the relationship between advocacy and transitional justice.

Module 5: The Humanitarians and the Social World of Aidland

This module focuses on the humanitarian milieu in its sociological dimension, on Aidland as a specific transnational field with its – not always explicit – codes of conduct, values and behaviours. It examines the everyday life of humanitarian workers, be they expatriates or local staff, but also the production of internal differences among various humanitarian identities and categories of practitioners. It also questions the boundaries and interactions between humanitarian organisations, as well as between humanitarian workers, affected populations and donors, or through technologies.

DAS dissertation

Throughout the DAS, participants will engage in a series of workshops designed to develop information-gathering and processing, critical thinking, analytical writing and networking skills. These workshops will help participants write three assignments (context analysis and reports) that constitute the core of the dissertation. The overall aim of the DAS dissertation is to stimulate a critical and original reflection on issues linked to humanitarian action through specific writing exercises.

  • The DAS dissertation must be presented by 31 January 2023.
How to register:

Applicants need to apply via the Centre's platform. All information can be found at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.

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Master in Humanitarian Action (MAS) - Blended Learning Format

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:14:53 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Start date: 8 Sep 2022
End date: 31 Oct 2023
Registration deadline: 31 May 2022

This Executive Master programme is a unique blended learning postgraduate course on humanitarian action providing current and future humanitarian professionals with the managerial, theoretical and practical skills needed to optimize responses to humanitarian crises. Term 1 is residential in Geneva, and Terms 2 and 3 are online.

Our scholarship deadline for the consecutive Master course is February 1, 2022. For info at: https://humanitarianstudies.ch/scholarships-and-funding/

Our programme has been developed in response to the growing need to understand, question and reform today’s humanitarian system, and it is delivered in collaboration with our partner organisations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The programme offers evidence-based, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural education in the field of humanitarian action.

This blended postgraduate course combines theoretical, practical and managerial skills in a unique adult-learning environment, to empower humanitarian professionals with reflective and critical analysis for a more effective humanitarian response. The course work will focus on deconstructing the humanitarian system, on learning about its normative frameworks and reflecting on the interactions and power dynamics among humanitarian actors. It will provide expertise in assessing methods, tools and approaches used to provide assistance to affected populations in different humanitarian contexts (including armed conflicts, disasters, urban settings and migration).

The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action is a flexible and modular course, allowing students to choose from two options to organize their studies: either a 14-month consecutive course, or a flexible 2-3 year course.

Option One: Master in 14 months

The MAS starts in September with a first residential term (from September to December 2022), then it continues online (from January to October 2023). The next MAS starts in September 2022 with the residential “core course”, then continues with a second, online term, focusing on the quality management of humanitarian projects and the third online term is composed of five elective courses and it is followed by the last stage: a dissertation.

Dates for option One: 8 September 2022 – 31 October 2023 (14 consecutive months)

Please note that participants applying for a scholarship only have access to Option One.

Option Two: Flexible option (up to 38 months)

With this option, students have the flexibility to start the MAS with the core course (term one), or with any other courses that are part of the MAS programme. Students have up to 38 months to complete the 60 ECT credits necessary for the MAS. Possible combinations can be found here. The detailed study plan needs to be discussed with the MAS Course Director.

A printable “Course-at-a-Glance” document about the MAS (Option One and Option Two) is available here.

How to register:

Candidates need to apply through the Centre's application platform. All information can be found at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.

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Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 03:10:13 +0000

Organization: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
Start date: 14 Sep 2022
End date: 9 Nov 2022
Registration deadline: 24 Aug 2022

The overall objective of this executive short course is to provide humanitarian mid-level and senior managers the knowledge, competencies and skills required to conceive and operationalise a multidisciplinary approach to prevention and response of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings. The course is delivered in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), Refugee Law Project, UNHCR, and independent human rights experts.

Objectives of the course

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Understand the key concepts and basic issues underpinning all forms of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings
• Conceive an intervention centred on sexual violence victims/survivors’ rights, needs and wishes
• Design activities contributing to sexual violence prevention and risk mitigation.

Workload

Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including:

• Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, debate, group work)
• Approximately 30 hours of self-study time (pre-readings, reflexive analysis, case study)

A 3-5-page essay for the participants who would like to earn the 2 credits ECTS

Structure of the course

  • Core concepts and introduction to a Survivor-Centered Approach
  • Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys
  • Medical Care
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
  • Access to Justice
  • Prevention and Risk Mitigation
How to register:

Information on how to enroll can be found at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.

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Online Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) training

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 02:36:32 +0000

Organization: IMA International
Start date: 8 Nov 2021
End date: 14 Jan 2022
Registration deadline: 5 Nov 2021

This Monitoring and Evaluation online course is a 8-week programme specifically designed for development workers in NGOs, government, UN agencies and private sector organisations. The course addresses M&E for the entire results chain, including the all-important outcomes, and enables you to understand the importance of using information and knowledge for evidence-based decision making.

We know you and your organisation want to be become more effective. We believe you can do this by enhancing Monitoring and Evaluation practices.

You will learn how to:

  • decide what and how to monitor with different stakeholders
  • clarify key results at the programme-level using logic models
  • plan a project using the logical framework
  • develop indicators and targets
  • use participatory methods for data collection and analysis
  • design and manage evaluation
  • use digital methods and knowledge sharing practices
  • use your M&E findings to improve learning and stakeholder engagement
  • develop and work with a practical M&E system

IMA International facilitators will guide and mentor your learning process, providing you with:

  1. Practical exercises and reflection activities
  2. 6 guided 90-minute group webinars (recordings made available)
  3. Paired and peer group work
  4. Presentations and video inputs
  5. Written resources and links
  6. Relevant case studies
  7. Opportunity to apply tools in your workplace
  8. User-friendly platform for accessing all materials, presentations and resources, sharing with your peer group and uploading your regular assignments to a dedicated portfolio
  9. Scheduled access to mentors
  10. Personalised mentoring session as 3-month follow up

How long: the 8 week programme will take between 30-40 hours to complete including: contact hours; self-study and reflection; peer and paired work; pre and post course learning.

You are awarded an M&E certificate after completing the course and fulfilling all course criteria.

How to register:

Apply Online

Contact post@imainternational.com for more information

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Designing and Managing Evaluations Workshop

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 02:33:24 +0000

Organization: Southern Hemisphere Consultants
Start date: 11 Oct 2021
End date: 22 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 1 Oct 2021

This course will help evaluators and those commissioning evaluations to design and manage evaluations. You will build your technical and process skills to get maximum benefit out of the evaluation process.

The course helps evaluation practitioners and managers to
• conceptualize evaluations
• choose appropriate evaluation methodologies
• implement a participatory evaluation process and use evaluations to facilitate accountability and learning.

Content

The course helps evaluation practitioners and managers to:

  • Design better terms of reference for evaluation / respond to a terms of reference
  • Choose the right evaluators
  • Conceptualize evaluations and choose appropriate evaluation methodologies
  • Use evaluations to facilitate accountability and learning
  • Design different types of user focused evaluation
  • Develop an evaluation framework
  • Select an evaluation approach - qualitative and quantitative
  • Identify correct qualitative and quantitative sampling and data analysis methods
How to register:

Please register using the form in the link below:
https://forms.gle/pfyt3dscapS92ZNn8

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Certificate of Advance Studies in Children Rights

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 02:21:35 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: University of Geneva
Start date: 13 Sep 2022
End date: 15 Nov 2024
Registration deadline: 15 Apr 2024
Objectives
  • Acquire specialised knowledge in children’s rights in their theoretical as well as in their practical dimensions through an international and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children’s rights
  • Understand and critically discuss the role of international instruments on children’s rights in the implementation and monitoring of children’s rights, with a particular focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Develop the ability to contribute to the resolution of child rights related issues and problems
  • Exercise tools to effectively use human rights standards and mechanisms at the international and national levels
Audience

Professional who works with children’s rights issues: lawyer, psychologist, sociologist, judge, law enforcement officer, social worker, teacher, government official, staff from governmental and non governmental organisations, academic and journalist.

Programme

The combination of any two modules with the submission of an exam and a paper on a topic related to children rights grants you a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Children Rigths

13 – 17 February 2023
Module 1 (online learning): Children's rights and childhood studies
Online

8 – 12 May 2023
Module 2: International children’s rights law
University of Geneva

25 – 29 September 2023
Module 3 (online learning): Child protection strategies and policies
Online learning

20 – 24 November 2023
Module 4: Children’s rights and criminal justice
Valais Campus - Sion

11 – 15 March 2024
Module 5 (online learning): Child labour and education
Online

3 – 7 June 2024
Module 6: Children’s rights and migration
University of Geneva

11 – 15 November 2024
Module 7: Children’s rights policy implementation and monitoring
Valais Campus - Sion

How to register:

For those wishing to complete a certificate in children rights, please contact Hortense Hofer 2 months ahead of the module you wish to apply for. +41(0)27 205 73 93 | mcr-secretariat@unige.ch.

For more information please follow this link: https://www.unige.ch/mcr/index.php/application

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Master of Advance Studies in Children Rights

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 02:20:28 +0000

Country: Switzerland
Organization: University of Geneva
Start date: 13 Feb 2023
End date: 15 Nov 2024
Registration deadline: 31 Oct 2022

Within the distinguished context of Geneva, the hub for children rights with the widest network of child rights specialist and advocates, the University of Geneva’s Centre for Children's Rights Studies offers the Master of Advance Studies in Children's Rights (MCR). The MCR is an interdisciplinary and international part-time two-years postgraduate master programme, which attracts a large range of graduate students from all over the world.

Participants

The MCR is designed for professionals who work with children’s rights, these may include: lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, judges, social workers, government officials, staff from non-governmental organisations, academics and journalists. The participation of students with different backgrounds and levels of professional experience in an interactive learning environment helps to foster exchange at both theoretical and practical levels.

Teaching staff

Being embedded within the distinctive setting of Geneva and benefiting of the strong ties of the UNIGE with the many international governmental and nongovernmental Geneva based organizations, the MCR programme exposes students to international expertise with unique networking opportunities. Lectures are given by international experts in the field of children’s rights from the academic world, intergovernmental bodies and nongovernmental institutions. The participation of these prominent academics and highly skilled field experts with various types of expertise and from different countries ensures multidisciplinary and cultural perspectives on children’s rights.

Study programme and venue

The programme requires participants to attend seven-week long modules (three modules will be delivered online and four will be residential) combined with completion of exercises and examinations based on the required readings. Students are also expected to write a paper, to complete a group project, to participate in an external seminar or conference and to write a master thesis dissertation. The modules are as follow:

13 – 17 February 2023
Module 1 (online learning): Children's rights and childhood studies
Online

8 – 12 May 2023
Module 2: International children’s rights law
University of Geneva

25 – 29 September 2023
Module 3 (online learning): Child protection strategies and policies
Online learning

20 – 24 November 2023
Module 4: Children’s rights and criminal justice
Valais Campus - Sion

11 – 15 March 2024
Module 5 (online learning): Child labour and education
Online

3 – 7 June 2024
Module 6: Children’s rights and migration
University of Geneva

11 – 15 November 2024
Module 7: Children’s rights policy implementation and monitoring
Valais Campus - Sion

How to register:

Details on the application process can be found on the following link: https://www.unige.ch/mcr/index.php/application

Applicants are required to hold a university degree (or judged equivalent), and are expected to have at least two years of professional experience relevant to the programme.

Applicants must have a very good working knowledge of English in order to participate actively in the modules.
Applications using the MCR application form should include:

  • a letter of motivation;
  • copies of degrees and diplomas;
  • a curriculum vitae that includes career details and work experience in children's rights;
  • two reference letters from people in a position to judge the applicant's professional and/or academic abilities;
  • the proof of payment of the registration fee.

The MCR Scientific Committee will examine applications. If necessary, they may seek additional information from the referees or invite the candidate for an interview.

All candidates shall be notified of the decision regarding their acceptance to the Master of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights (MCR) two weeks after the finalization of the application. If there is disagreement with the Scientific Committee's decision, the applicant may appeal to the Scientific Committee, whose decisions are final.

For those wishing to attend a single module or complete a certificate in children rights, please contact Hortense Hofer 2 months ahead of the module you wish to apply for. +41(0)27 205 73 93 | mcr-secretariat@unige.ch

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Interactive Online Training in Negotiation Skills for Humanitarian Aid Workers - Clingendael Institute

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 02:18:09 +0000

Organization: Clingendael
Start date: 11 Oct 2021
End date: 15 Oct 2021
Registration deadline: 30 Sep 2021

The ability to effectively negotiate in stressful circumstances is a skill which is essential to every humanitarian worker: from the field-based aid worker negotiating access on the frontline to the manager in headquarters talking to donors and governments.

The Clingendael humanitarian negotiation training aims to enhance the negotiating capacity of humanitarian workers.

Training approach

Since 2017, Clingendael Academy has trained over 600 humanitarian workers of 30+ (I)NGOs and UN agencies in essential negotiation skills.

Our interactive online training introduces negotiation theory to help you in your practice. Through online modules and specially designed simulations and role plays, you can immediately apply the new acquired tools and insights. This five day training is a mix of online self-paced modules and live sessions. There is space for debriefing and learning from each other’s experience.

Practical information

This training is meant for humanitarian aid workers who are currently employed in this field, and for whom humanitarian negotiations play a role in their regular activities. Please note that aid workers from a local or national NGO will be given priority.

· You will need a stable and good quality internet connection throughout the entire training

· This is an interactive online training; some parts are self-paced, other parts are live with the trainers and with the other participants

· The training takes place from Monday 11 October - Friday 15 October 2021

· This is a digital training, with daily online sessions, which will most likely take place sometime between 08:00 and 16:00 UTC, daily. However, you will need time to do homework before and after the session. Therefore, you cannot combine this training with a regular working week.

· You need to be available for the entire training and all training components are mandatory.

· The working language is English. You need to be able to read and converse easily in this language in order to have active participation to this training.

· If you have participated throughout the entire training, you will receive a certificate.

· There are no costs or fees related to this training.

We encourage participants to check how the time zone of the training compares to your time zone before applying to this course.

We have limited places available in this training. Therefore, if we received more applications than we can accommodate, we will have to make a selection. Please do not apply if you do not fit all the criteria above.

Questions

For questions regarding this training, kindly contact Ms Marlies Rotshuizen, (mrotshuizen@clingendael.org) Academy Fellow, Clingendael Academy.

Fee information:

There are no fees for participation in this training.

How to register:

You can apply for this training via this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx...

The closing date for applications is 30 September. Selected candidates will be contacted after that date. In case you are selected, we will ask for an endorsement letter from your organisation.

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Diploma course in paramedicine

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:31:34 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Kenya Red Cross
Start date: 24 Jan 2022
End date: 15 Dec 2023
Registration deadline: 3 Jan 2022

Introduction

This course is aimed at deepening the students' knowledge, skills, and competencies in medical sciences and research to enable a greater understanding of emergency treatment protocols to help better manage complex medical emergencies.

Target Group

The target group include;

-High School graduates with a KCSE mean grade of C Plain, Biology grade C Plain

-Practising EMTs or those in the medical profession.

Methodology

i) Mini lectures

ii) Small group discussions

iii) Case studies

v) Presentations

vi) Demonstrations/Practicum

vii)Clinical Rotations

How to register:

Email:admissions@redcross.or.ke

Call:0705464722/0787889533

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Emergency medical technician(EMT-I) certificate course

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:29:52 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Kenya Red Cross
Start date: 24 Jan 2022
End date: 16 Dec 2022
Registration deadline: 3 Jan 2022

Introduction

This course impacts knowledge, skills, and competencies to individuals to pre-hospital care to casualties.

Target Group

The target group include;

-High School graduates with a KCSE mean grade of D+, Biology grade D+

-First responders, Pre-hospital care workers.

Methodology

i) Mini lectures

ii) Small group discussions

iii) Case studies

v) Presentations

vi) Demonstrations/Practicum

vii)Clinical Rotations

How to register:

Email:admissions@redcross.or.ke
Call:+254 705 464722/ +254 787 889 533

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Delivering Engaging Live Virtual Training (II)

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 05:40:45 +0000

Organization: UN System Staff College
Start date: 18 Oct 2021
End date: 19 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 11 Oct 2021
Introduction

The course teaches participants how to design and facilitate engaging and collaborative learning experiences in popular virtual classroom environments such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct collaborative and interactive live virtual classroom activities
  • Use Zoom (or a comparable platform) as a virtual classroom together with a real-time digital collaboration tool for brainstorming in Zoom breakout rooms and plenary.
  • Create effective whiteboard and chat activities that keeps participants engaged while enriching their learning experience
  • Creatively use web browsing activities to engage participants interactively and collaboratively in the virtual classroom
  • Create facilitator’s guide/session plan for engaging participants in a live virtual classroom training
Course Methodology

The course is delivered entirely online.

The course will take five weeks with seven webinar sessions: one webinar session on Tuesdays in weeks 1, 3 & 4 and two webinar sessions, Tuesday and Wednesday, in weeks 2 & 5. Each week, participants will go through a number of assigned reading materials, complete weekly assignments and exercises, and participate in discussion forums to share experiences, questions and comments, as well as receive feedback from instructors.

The webinar sessions will be conducted through Zoom web conferencing platform on the following dates:

  • Week 1: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
  • Week 2: Tuesday, 26 & Wednesday 27 October 2021
  • Week 3: Tuesday, 2 November 2021
  • Week 4: Tuesday, 9 November 2021
  • Week 5: Tuesday, 16 & Wednesday 17 November 2021

Course activities and the weekly discussion forum will be available on the UNKampus, UNSSC’s Learning Platform.

Course Contents

The online course will cover topics such as:

Week 1: Building Virtual Facilitation Skills and Creating Collaborative Synchronous Activities

Tips and techniques to keep participants engaged and active in a live virtual classroom training so that the learning is of the same or better quality than participants expect from classroom-based programmes, and with the same results and performance improvement organizations expect.

This session discusses:

  • Event types: meetings, presentations, webinars, and learning events.
  • Three essential virtual facilitation skills
  • Zoom interactive and collaborative features
  • Three-steps to virtual classroom design
  • Differences between interaction and online collaboration.
  • Importance of building interaction and collaboration into live synchronous learning and training events
  • Two types of collaborations in a live online virtual training.

Week 2: Breakout room activities

Using Zoom as a virtual face-to-face (vF2F) classroom together with a real-time digital collaboration tool for brainstorming in zoom breakout rooms and plenary.

In a live classroom setting, we engage participants with group exercises and discussions. Similar learning experience is achieved in a virtual face-to-face classroom with breakout rooms.

There are two live virtual sessions this week: The first live vF2F session focuses on zoom settings and features. The second vF2F session provides instructional techniques to encourage collaboration using breakout room activities.

The second session takes participants through hands-on activities, how to:

  • Create real-time brainstorming activities in Mural or similar real-time digital collaborative web-based tools
  • Create Zoom breakout rooms with Mural Canvas
  • Maximize participants collaboration during breakout room exercises in the Zoom virtual platform
  • Write clear instructions for participants to guide them through breakout and brainstorming activities.
  • Manage interactive and collaborative activities in brainstorming and breakout room sessions
  • Anticipate the issues participants may have during breakout and brainstorming session.

Week 3: Using Whiteboards and

Chat, and Training with Quizzes

This session provide tips and techniques for innovative use of whiteboards and chats to create participant interaction and engagement.

This session takes participants through tips and techniques :

  • Adding icebreakers and brain teasers as whiteboard and chat exercises to maximize interaction and collaboration.
  • Creating and using word search puzzles to review key terms
  • Training with quizzes

Week 4: Web Browsing,

Application Sharing, and Designing virtual classroom facilitator guide.

This session demonstrates how to create interaction and collaboration in a virtual classroom setting using synchronized web browsing:

  • Use a facilitator guide template to design effective web browsing exercises that maximize interaction and collaboration.
  • Develop instructions for participants to guide them through their activities.
  • Anticipate issues and design solutions with participant management of activities.
  • Review and use a facilitator’s guide and session plan template to design exercises that maximize interaction and collaboration.

Week 5: Practice delivering interactive and collaborative live session.

This session gives participants the opportunity to practice what they learned. Each participant will be given five minutes to practice delivering an interactive and collaborative live session.

  • Each participant will prepare a five-minutes live session on a topic of his or her choice. Two or more participants can combine their time allocation.
  • During the practice session, participants will be required to employ an interaction and collaboration activity learned in this course or they can try new activities.
  • Receive feedback.

There will be two webinar sessions in week five for practice activities.

Target Audience

Anyone involved in online training and interested in strengthening their ability to engage participants during live training events.

How to register:

Registration is open until 11 October 2021 and can be done via the following link: http://ow.ly/niIN50EIISC

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Child protection mainstreaming in health facilities: lessons learned from the covid-19 pandemic

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 05:38:57 +0000

Organization: The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Start date: 29 Sep 2021
End date: 29 Sep 2021
Registration deadline: 29 Sep 2021

The Alliance L&D Working Group is pleased to invite you to join a webinar on Child Protection and Health integration and programming adaptations during COVID-19 crisis.

During the webinar you will hear from practitioners on adaptations made to mainstream child protection in health facilities in the context of COVID-19 challenges encountered and recommendations for key actions to tackle obstacles that are still to be faced. We will also have representation from WHO discussing how these field adaptations influenced global guidance and response.

We will also present two new short learning modules from the Alliance:

  1. Child Protection Mainstreaming in Health Facilities during COVID-19 and other IDOs
  2. Preventing Family Separation and Preserving Family Unity during COVID-19

We look forwards to your participation!

How to register:

https://alliancecpha.org/en/child-protection-webinars/webinar-child-protec...

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Getting Your Funding Strategy Right

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 05:36:53 +0000

Organization: MzN International
Start date: 2 Nov 2021
End date: 2 Nov 2021
Registration deadline: 2 Nov 2021

During this session, we will explore why a funding strategy is crucial for your financial sustainability and how it will help you with effective fundraising. We will take you through the various elements of a funding strategy and provide you with 10 steps on how to get to a funding strategy that works for you.

Who should join: Non-profit professionals in charge of the financial strategy.

You can submit your questions in advance, or ask them during or after the presentation.

Suggested pre-webinar reading: Six Tips on How to Succeed With Institutional Fundraising In 2021

How to register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bY7dFxY8TIq6k1l66P-TwA

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