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1st May 2017

Strategic Issues in Humanitarian Affairs 5

Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs , 1 May 2017

Course Description:

The theory and practice of humanitarianism continuously evolves in response to changes in the international political and economic environment and ongoing evaluation of humanitarian efforts. This course explores humanitarian affairs throughout the past century as a base for evaluating recent developments that will play a vital role in shaping humanitarian action in the future. High-level representatives from the political, international, military, religious, medical, legal and academic sectors contribute to lectures and discussions. Students discuss and develop strategies for responding to and mitigating complex emergencies.

This course is required for the IDHL module of the MIHA.

To learn more about this course, view the individual Course Listing on our website

For a complete list of IIHA course offerings, view the Course Calendar on our website

About the IIHA: The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University offers humanitarian training courses in various locations around the world. With the creation of a Master's in Humanitarian Action (MIHA), the Institute offers a flexible yet academically rigorous training model for aid practitioners looking to further their knowledge and skills in the humanitarian sector.*

Fee information:
For those who wish to receive academic credit, the tuition for each short course is $1,600 USD*. There is an additional student fee of $293 USD charged once per semester. Thus, the total cost for one short course would be $1,893 USD and if a second course is taken within the same semester, the cost of the second course would be $1,600 USD. Upon successful completion of each course, participants are entitled to 2 academic credits through Fordham University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). For those who do not wish to receive formal academic credit, the tuition for each short course has been reduced to $915 USD. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the program but will receive no formal academic recognition. The choice to receive academic credit must be made before the course begins and cannot be upgraded at a later date. The program cost includes the tuition and coffee breaks. It does not include accommodation, meals, or transportation costs.

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4th Jun 2017

International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) 50

Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs , 4 June 2017 to 1 July 2017

Course Description:

In order to enable humanitarian aid workers who are actively engaged in the field to attend the training program, and in an attempt to create a teaching program which reflects the complexity and intensity of the conditions humanitarian workers face, the The International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) has been designed as an intensive four-week training program, including more than 200 hours of lectures, presentations, debates, and group work. The intensity and duration of the course enables aid workers who are active in the field to attend with minimal disruption to the operations with which they are involved. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, seminars, practical exercises, and scenarios. A multidisciplinary approach has been taken, covering the full range of disciplines that are involved in humanitarian programs. These include management, logistics, health, psychology, social sciences, anthropology, communication, agriculture, environment, education, conflict resolution, international law, civil/military relations, security, media, politics, and economics. An important aspect of the IDHA program is promoting cooperation and teamwork rather than competition and individualism. This is encouraged at a personal level in the sharing of expertise as a member of a "syndicate." As a member of one of six different syndicates, participants work together as a team for the duration of the course.

Course Objectives:

1. Provide volunteers and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds with extensive insight into the needs of refugees and internally displaced people in acute and chronic settings and equip them with the awareness, understanding, and skills that are essential for effective service in a humanitarian crises.
2. Enable humanitarian workers to function effectively, both as individuals and members of a team, in acute and chronic situations of conflict and disaster.
3. Promote cooperation and dialogue between international, governmental, and non-governmental agencies involved in humanitarian action (assistance and protection).
4. Evaluate interventions and identify examples of good practice.
5. Examine ways in which humanitarian crises can be anticipated and prevented.

Course Highlights:

. Offered three times each year in various locations around the world
. Cost-effective
. Practitioner-led and field-oriented
. Student body of practitioners
. Scenario-based
. Active and engaged alumni network

Scholarships:
The The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) offers a limited number of scholarships. To be eligible, you must be a citizen of a developing nation and be currently working within the humanitarian field.

For dates of more upcoming IDHA courses, please visit our Course Calendar.

Advanced Certificate:

The International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) has been approved by New York State's Education Department as an Advanced Certificate program. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive an Advanced Certificate from Fordham University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). This Advanced Certificate is equivalent to 8 graduate level academic credits that are accepted towards our Master of Arts in International Humanitarian Action and maybe to other academic institution. Private loans or payment plans may be available to assist in financing the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance Advanced Certificate. This program is not eligible for aid through the United States federal aid programs.

Fee information:
The IDHA is a month-long training program worth 8 academic credits. The total cost of the course is $5,500 USD*. This cost includes tuition, fees, course materials, lodging, and all weekday meals. It does not include transportation or visa costs.


HOW TO REGISTER:

To take this course, please Apply Here

For more details on this course, please visit the IDHA Admissions Page or contact miha@fordham.edu

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2nd Oct 2017

Education in Emergencies 4

Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs , 2 October 2017 to 6 October 2017

Course Description: With close to 30 million children living in conflict-affected countries, and hundreds of thousands of families displaced by natural disasters and the effects of climate related events, education in times of crisis and conflict is indispensable to achieving the goal of universal education. The Education in Emergencies course provides tools to design and implement educational projects from the emergency phase to post-conflict situations, with a special emphasis on the mechanisms required to improve the quality of education during and after humanitarian crises. This course also focuses on the main challenges children face during forced displacement, from child recruitment to food security.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Cost: All of the IIHA short courses can be taken for academic credit and counted towards Fordham University's Master's in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA) or taken individually, independent from the MIHA at a reduced cost. For those who wish to receive academic credit, there is a course fee of $1,600 USD. Students who choose to take the course for academic credit will earn two credit hours upon completion. For those who do not wish to receive formal academic credit, the course fee is reduced to $915 USD.

Application Deadline: 12/09/2016

Apply: To take this course, please Apply Here.

To learn more about this course, please view the individual Course Posting. For a complete list of IIHA courses, please view the Course Calendar on our website.
If you have questions, please contact miha@fordham.edu for more information.

About the IIHA:
The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University offers humanitarian training courses in various locations around the world. With the creation of a Master's in Humanitarian Action (MIHA), the Institute offers a flexible yet academically rigorous training model for aid practitioners looking to further their knowledge and skills in the humanitarian sector.

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